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Part Two – The HK Edition

As the city of Hong Kong emerged from their third wave of Covid-19, the competition journeyed across the globe to relaunch within a new context - at Haw Par Music, a community centre for social, cultural and creative education.

Shortlisted and winning entries featured in an installation curated by Bompas & Parr, showcased as part of Business of Design Week CityProg (November 30 - December 5) and hosted at Haw Par Music, Hong Kong, as part of their Heritage X Music programme.


We are thrilled to announce the exhibition has now gained permanent residency here until March 2021.


Performance Amidst Adversity


Hygiene at the

Heart of Well-Being

With creatives and makers working from home around the world, an awe-inspiring array of entries were made to Fountain of Hygiene: Sanitiser Design Competition Part One.


The London competition, hosted by Bompas & Parr and the Design Museum sought to explore the aesthetic, functional, social, gestural and experiential possibilities of enhanced hygiene whilst raising funds for the British Red Cross. It was hoped that this would accelerate the establishment of new behavioural norms which benefit the ongoing health of global society. Ultimately the aim was to explore how people can safely re-enter the public realm.

Part One – The London Edition

The results from the London competition are exhibited here. The People’s Choice Award was gifted based on public votes.


Part One of the competition garnered 182 entries from 33 countries and achieved 71 pieces of global press coverage. The winning designs in the 8 categories were showcased at The Design Museum in London (31 July - 3 September 2020) and were viewed by over 12,000 visitors throughout August. 

People's choice award LONDON

Congratulations to QUBY with their 'Murify' concept submitted to Hygiene Innovation Beyond the Sanitiser category.

explore the LONDON shortlist

Awareness & Communication



Hygiene Innovation Beyond Sanitiser



Cadet Designer (Under 18s)

Gesture &





Tim Marlow, Chief Executive and Director, Design Museum said: 

“Design has an important role in helping to solve many of the challenges that we face in daily life including some of those raised by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. We hope that the shortlisted entries of the Sanitiser Design Competition demonstrate the importance of research and innovative thinking. We look forward to seeing the entries at the museum and raising money for an important cause.”


Marcus Fairs, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dezeen comments:

“The global design community is a tremendous resource for mankind. Creatives and designers at all levels play an important role in shaping the future at this critical time. There has been a terrific variety of responses from the practical and resourceful to the imaginative and inspiring. The best ideas will have a powerful impact on our collective safety.”


Deb Pellen, Global Director, Innovation at Bacardi said: 

“Outstanding product design is always born at the intersection of human need and design possibilities. COVID-19 has brought the societal health need for effective hand cleansing into acute focus and this competition brings design possibilities that don’t just meet the need, but also bring elements of delightful surprise to the experience of using a ‘humble’ hand sanitiser. This is one way that we can help transform what is currently a fear driven ritual into a long term habit which can benefit all.”


Sam Bompas, Director of Bompas & Parr notes: 

“Developing widely adopted strategies for safely socialising is essential for the continued dynamism of the global economy. Humans are social beings and the right artefacts have a role in getting us through.”

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