The Goods of Desire Concept
Goods of Desire is quintessentially Hong Kong. Our name also means "to live better" in our local dialect because it phonetically resembles the characters, “G.O.D.” Our designs are inspired by the vibrant culture of this energetic city where east meets west, and age-old traditions meet cutting-edge technology. With humour and creativity, we turn everyday subjects into truly extraordinary objects.
Founded in 1996, Goods of Desire has grown from a small retail space in Ap Lei Chau to a well-established, multi-faceted local brand, proudly flying the flag of Hong Kong, providing a sophisticated image of the city for an international audience.
Goods of Desire presently has eight stores strategically placed throughout the city in addition to our recent expansion into China and Singapore. Our award-winning and highly acclaimed products are also available in many of the world's finest stores.
We strive not only to preserve our unique cultural legacy through our unique designs but also through projects such as the Hong Kong Street Culture Museum. We take pride in our social responsibilities by supporting many community activities as well as our involvement in initiatives such as the SPCA crossover project.
Douglas Young's Personal Awards:
2010 “Travel Star” on 10th The Best Travel Agency Awards” by Weekend Weekly
2009 "Man of the Year" by Hong Kong Business Magazine
2008 “Land Rover Go Beyond and Challenge Life Awards” by Land Rover
2008 "Hong Kong Hero" by Time Out Magazine, Hong Kong
2006 "Ten Outstanding Designers Award" by the Hong Kong Communication Art Centre
2005 "Cognoscenti Award" by East Week Magazine
2005 "Keep Walking" Entrepreneur by Johnnie Walker
2005 "Ten Best Dressed Award" by the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association
2010 "Best Entertainment Award" by Apple Daily News
2009 “One of the List 100 Hong Kong’s Exceptional Shops and Services” by The List Magazine
2009 “Innovative Brand Awards” by Next Magazine
2008 "Outstanding Greater China Design Award" by The Hong Kong Communication Art Centre
2008 " Design for Asia Award – Merit Recognition" by Hong Kong Design Centre
2007 "Award of Excellence – Publications Category" by Hong Kong Designers Association
2006 "One of the Best 100 Stores of the World" by the Retail Week Magazine (UK)
2005 "Design of the Year – Bedding" Elle Decoration Magazine International Design Award
2005 "Innovation and Creativity Award" by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
2004 "Hong Kong Top Ten Brands" by Chinese Manufacturers’ Association
2004 "Design for Asia Award" by the Hong Kong Design Centre
2002 "Creative Force" Award by City Magazine
2002 "Readers’ Choice - Best Homeware Shop” by HK Magazine