DFA Awards 2015 Awards and Recognition to Design Excellence

(Hong Kong, 3 November 2015) The Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) announces today the winners of the DFA Awards 2015.

This year, the DFA Lifetime  Achievement Award will be conferred on an automotive design innovator for more than 40 years, Mr Pinky LAI (LAI Ping). The DFA Design  Leadership Award will go to CEO, President and Co-Founder of TWG Tea, Mr Taha  BOUQBIB. Architect and designer Mr Chi Wing LO, founder of the furniture brand DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO® and the multidisciplinary practice 1ness, will be named the DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer. The awards will be presented at the BODW Gala Dinner on 4 December.

 A total of 185 awardees will be recognised in the DFA Design for Asia Awards, and 17 design practitioners and graduates will receive the DFA Hong Kong  Young Design Talent Award. The award presentations will be held at PMQ on 2 December.

 Major sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and organised by HKDC, the DFA Awards underpins the role of designers in society and has celebrated design leadership and exemplary design in Asia since its launch in 2003. This prestigious accolade also celebrates the rising force of emerging designers in Hong Kong. Through five major award programmes – DFA Lifetime Achievement Award, DFA Design Leadership Award, DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer, DFA Design for Asia Awards, DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award – the DFA Awards has grown in international influence throughout Asia.

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2015 

The DFA Design for Asia Awards is the flagship programme of the HKDC, celebrating design excellence and acknowledging outstanding designs with Asian perspectives. Since its launch in 2003, the DFA Design for Asia Awards has been a stage upon which design talents and corporations can showcase their design projects internationally.

 The programme is comprised of five major awards: Grand Award, Culture Award, Sustainability Award, Technology Award and Category Award. Entries to the Category Award are recruited by open submission, while entries to the other four are by nomination. For the Category Award, entrants submit design projects in one of 18 categories under four key design disciplines, namely Apparel & Accessory Design, Communication Design, Environmental Design and Product & Industrial Design. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit are presented to winners in each category. Submissions are judged on four criteria – overall excellence, use of technology, impact in Asia as well as commercial and societal success.

 In 2015, 765 entries were received from 24 countries or regions in Asia and beyond. A total of 185 awardees are being honoured for their design excellence, including 10 Grand Awards, one Culture Award, one Sustainability Award, one Technology Award, 14 Finalists, 15 Gold Awards, 27 Silver Awards, 47 Bronze Awards and 69 Merits. (Please refer to Appendices 2 and 3).
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DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent  Award

Established in 2005, the DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award aims to nurture up-and-coming design practitioners and design graduates aged 35 or below. It recognises promising young design talents based in Hong Kong, serving to maintain the city’s competitiveness and consolidate its role as an Asian design hub. Award winners will receive the opportunity to work with renowned design companies abroad or to study overseas through a financial sponsorship for 6 to 12 months. Awardees can develop their skills, unleash their potential, and bring different ideas from overseas back to Hong Kong, contributing to the city’s design and creative industries upon their return. From 2005 to 2015, 79 out of 109 awardees have been entitled financial sponsorship for overseas work or studies.

 A total of 218 applications were received in 2015, a 13% increase from 2014. Among them, 17 young talents will be awarded with 14 receiving a financial sponsorship up to HK$5,000,000 in total. The CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award will offer six candidates a sponsorship of up to HK$500,000 each. Another six awardees will take home the CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award, each winning sponsorship funds up to HK$250,000. Sponsored by Hong Kong Design Institute, the HKDI Young Design Talent Award is conferred onto one candidate, with maximum financial support of HK$250,000, and another winner will take the PolyU School of Design Young Design Talent Award, sponsored by the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University also worth up to HK$250,000. Three candidates will receive the Young Design Talent Special Mention Award recognising their achievements. (Please refer to Appendix 4).
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DFA Awards Exhibition 

The DFA Awards Exhibition by the Hong Kong Design Centre is a part of the HKDC Pavilion at the Inno Design Tech Expo. The winning projects of the DFA Design for Asia Awards, as well as the portfolios of the DFA Lifetime Achievement Award, DFA Design Leadership Award, DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer and the DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award will be showcased at the Exhibition. An exciting selection of DFA Awards publications will also be available for sale. Everyone is invited to stop by the DFA Awards Exhibition, which is open to the public and free of charge.

Date :
3 – 5 December, 2015 (Thursday – Saturday)
Time :
9:30am – 7:00pm (Exhibition closes at 6:30pm on 5 December)
Venue :
Hall 3D-3E, Level 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

For downloads of high resolution  photos, please visit:
  http://www.hkdc.hk/download/awards/DFA2015_Press Release_Image.zip


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Appendix 1:
DFA Lifetime Achievement Award, DFA Design Leadership Award, DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer 2015 – Awardee Profile 
Appendix 2:
DFA Design for Asia Awards 2015 (Grand Award, Culture Award, Sustainability Award and Technology Award) – Project Description
Appendix 3:
DFA Design for Asia Awards 2015 –  Awardee List 
Appendix 4:
DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award 2015 – Awardee List


About the Hong Kong Design      Centre (HKDC) 
Design for Society is a major undertaking of the HKDC – a publicly-funded, non-profit organisation established in 2002 with the support of the design industry in (i) promoting and celebrating design excellence; (ii) championing strategic and wider use of design for creating business value and community benefits; and (iii) educating professions and the community to be resourceful champions for sustained developments through design and innovation.

About DFA Awards 
The DFA Awards, through its five major award programmes, has grown in its international influence in Asia. The DFA Lifetime Achievement Award signifies the design community’s respect for individuals who have made life-long contributions to the profession and the society. The DFA Design Leadership Award recognises business leaders who create sustainable business success through strategic and innovative use of design. The DFA World’s Outstanding      Chinese Designer is a major accolade for designers of Chinese origin with significant design achievement and international recognition. The DFA      Design for Asia Awards covers a wide range of design that embodies Asian aesthetics and culture and influences the design trends in Asia and for Asia. The DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award nurtures the development of emerging designers and provides sponsorship for them to undertake work or study overseas.

For further media enquiries, please contact:

Hong Kong Design Centre

Jacky Chan (Media Relations)
Ivan Kwok (Programme)
Tel: (+852) 3793 8478(+852) 3793 8478
Tel: (+852) 3793 8445(+852) 3793 8445
Email: jacky.chan@hkdesigncentre.org 
Email: ivan.kwok@hkdesigncentre.org 


Appendix 1 

DFA Lifetime Achievement Award (DFALAA) 2015 
MrPinky LAI
Former Chief Designer, Porsche A.G.
Founder and Design Director, Brainchild Design Group and Brainchild DesignConsultants, Ltd.

The DFA Lifetime Achievement Award (DFALAA) recognises those who have dedicated their professional lives to design and made far-reaching contributions of outstanding significance to Asian communities. Awardees have been recognised by the design industry for superior achievements in their chosen field of design,and for working with passion and integrity throughout their lives. They are acknowledged ambassadors who educate and promote the wider use and appreciation of design in Asia and beyond.

Mr Pinky LAI is an award-winning automotive designer and widely known as the first Chinese in the car design profession. Lai left Hong Kong for Rome in 1972, where he received a BA in Industrial Design from the Istituto Superioreper le Industrie Artistiche (ISIA). After his graduation, he received a full scholarship from Ford Motors to study at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London. Lai joined Ford in Germany in 1980, moving to BMW in 1984 as a senior designer.

Five years on, Lai was invited by the president of Porsche’s R&D to move to Porsche as their studio chief. In 2004, he was appointed Chief Designer for external projects at Style Porsche, handling all transportation design for clients from Japan, Korea, China and across Europe. These projects ranged from motorbike design to redesigning a cruise liner.

Since 2012, Lai has worked primarily as the Founder and Design Director of Brainchild Design Group in Germany and Brainchild Design Consultants, Ltd. in Hong Kong. His most recent projects include a design consultancy for a major Chinese car manufacturer, a 7-star residential project for a top property developer in Hong Kong and designing an Electric Vehicle.

Demonstrating the longevity and clout of Lai’s career, the Venice Biennale 2015 included an exhibition of his car sketches from the past 40 years.

Previous DFALAA awardees include Kohei SUGIURA, Director, Research Institute of Asia Design, Kobe Design University (2014); the Late John HESKETT, design educator (2013); Henry STEINER, cross-cultural design pioneer (2012); and Kenji EKUAN, Chairman of GK Design Group (2011).

www.laa.dfaawards.com 


DFA Design Leadership Award (DFADLA) 2015
Mr Taha BOUQDIB
President, CEO & Co-Founder, TWG Tea 

The DFA Design Leadership Award (DFADLA) pays homage to global business leaders who have achieved the exceptional and made major contributions to the integration of strong corporate leadership with superb design. Awardees have established themselves as role models that other members of the international business community can emulate, and they inspire all those who seek to shape a better future for humanity.

Mr Taha BOUQDIB is President, CEO and Co-Founder of TWG Tea, one of the fastest growing luxury tea brands in the world. Born in Morocco, Bouqdib received a law degree before moving to Paris to work in the luxury tea industry at the age of 23. Fifteen years later in 2008, TWG Tea, the finest luxury tea brand in the world, was launched in Singapore.

Bouqdib and fellow co-founders Maranda Barnes and Rith Aum-Stievenard strategically positioned TWG Tea as a luxury lifestyle concept. They set up headquarters in Singapore, a country perfectly positioned geographically to conduct business with plantations across Asia. In its first year of trading,TWG Tea sold over 650 tons of tea, fetching US$30 million in profit. Today, the business incorporates retail outlets, tea rooms and an international distribution network in 40 countries around the world.

In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Bouqdib was listed in the famous “300 List” of Singapore’s elite in Tatler magazine. He was also celebrated on the cover of Forbes Middle East in February 2014. This July, Bouqdib was decorated with the Order of National Recompense by Morocco’s King Mohammed VI in recognition of his contributions to TWG Tea.

DFADLA awardees in recent years include HO Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman,Banyan Tree Holdings (2014); Horst Julius PUDWILL, Group Chairman and Executive Director of Techtronic Industries Co., Ltd. (2013); Carlos GHOSN, President and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (2012); Robert C.Y. WU, Founder and Chairman of Eslite Corporation (2011), among others.

www.dla.dfaawards.com  


DFAWorld’s Outstanding Chinese Designer (DFAWOCD) 2015
MrChi Wing LO
Founder, DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO® and 1ness
 





(Photo by: : Cho Youtao)
The DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer (DFAWOCD) award recognises an established figure in the design field who has an exceptional track record for the quality and success of their work. Awardees demonstrate social consciousness and responsibility, possessing a humanitarian outlook thatinspires them to create designs with a positive impact on people and the environment. The award honours a designer of Chinese heritage who has accomplished outstanding achievements in their discipline, and who is dedicated to furthering design through educational activities, participation in professional organisations, and social commitment.

Mr Chi Wing LO is a prolific designer whose works span architecture, sculpture,interior, furniture and object design. He was raised in Hong Kong and received his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Harvard University, winning the Best Thesis prize. He began designing for furniture studio Giorgetti in 1994,serving as Art Director from 2004 to 2006.

In 2007, Lo was invited by the HKDC to contribute a design to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong‘s handover to China. In 2009, his tower house in Athens was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize in Architecture. At Foshan, Guangzhou, in 2010, he organised and chaired an international design conference addressing the need for original design in China. In 2014, Lo founded the furniture brand DIMENSIONE CHI WING LO®, made and designed in Italy under his close direction, and in 2015, he launched 1ness.

Lo’s projects can be found in Milan, Athens, London, Istanbul, Yalta, Dubai,Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen. His sculptures are favoured by prominent international art collectors and have been presented in solo exhibitions.

Recent DFAWOCD awardees include Arnold CHAN, Principal, Osometrix Lighting +Design Ltd. 


(2014);YAO Yingjia, Vice President & Chief Designer of Lenovo (2013); Anthony LO,Vice President of Exterior Design, Renault (2012); Dato’ Jimmy Y K CHOO OBE,Founder and Creative Director of Jimmy Choo Couture (2011), among others.

www.wocd.dfaawards.com  


Appendix 2 - DFA Design for Asia Awards 2015 – Project Description

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2015 - Grand Award
HimejiCastle Restoration Project: Exhibition & Sign Design  
Winning Company: NOMURA Co., Ltd. (Japan)

The Himeji Castle in Japan is a national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renovation work on the Castle requires compliance with the building’s authenticity in design, materials, traditions and techniques.

 The Himeji Castle Restoration Project took five and a half years. For the first time in its history, the Himeji Castle was transformed into a unique exhibition, with over 1.8 million tourist visits during the renovation. Visitors experienced the Castle like never before, appreciating artisans’ intricate techniques and the beauty of traditional architecture. AR technology was used to make the castle come alive. Visitors can download a free App and experience the virtual revival of history.

 This project fulfilled a mission to preserve intangible culture and sustain traditional craftsmanship and has generated a new experience: renovation as a work-in-progress art installation.

WinningCompany: Artemide (Italy)  
Winning Company: NOMURA Co., Ltd. (Japan)

The Himeji Castle in Japan is a national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Renovation work on the Castle requires compliance with the building’s authenticity in design, materials, traditions and techniques.

The Himeji Castle Restoration Project took five and a half years. For the firsttime in its history, the Himeji Castle was transformed into a uniqueexhibition, with over 1.8 million tourist visits during the renovation.Visitors experienced the Castle like never before, appreciating artisans’intricate techniques and the beauty of traditional architecture. AR technologywas used to make the castle come alive. Visitors can download a free App andexperience the virtual revival of history.

This project fulfilled a mission to preserve intangible culture and sustain traditional craftsmanship and has generated a new experience: renovation as a work-in-progress art installation. 

Lucky Iron Fish  
Winning Company: Lucky Iron Fish Inc. (Cambodia)

Lucky Iron Fish is a tiny object that possesses incredible powers. It treats iron deficiency – a condition affecting 50 percent of the population in developing countries.

The mastermind behind Lucky Iron Fish is not a designer by profession, but conveys passion, persistence, research and problem-solving skills. Science graduate Christopher Charles sought to remedy anaemia in Cambodia, where conventional treatments are expensive and difficult to obtain.

The simplest solutions are often the best. Lucky Iron Fish works on the principle that iron leaches into water when heated. Boil the inexpensive fish in a pot, and the job is done. Initial trials saw a staggering two-fold reduction in anaemia.

Lucky Iron Fish is locally produced from recycled sources, contributing to the local economy. It has reached hospitals, clinics and NGOs across Cambodia,helping 89,000 people as of September 2015. 

nuri WASARA  
Winning Company: SIMPLICITY (Japan)

nuri WASARA by Shinichiro Ogata is a range of tableware made purely from sustainable materials derived from bamboo. Surprisingly thin and light, this specially coated bamboo paper is a naturally formed lacquer ware that’s fully biodegradable and compostable.

 The range has an innate affinity with the essential elements of Japanese aesthetics. Its elegant, flowing forms invite touching and holding, with curves that naturally follow the gently waving forms of one’s hand.

 In make-up, nuri WASARA is part lacquer — a natural material made from refined tree sap — part compostable bamboo paper and part bagasse.

 nuri WASARA is a lacquer ware pioneer. It is ecological, lightweight yet durable, and possesses excellent water-resistance and anti-corrosive properties. It integrates traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge techniques to create beautiful, sustainable and original tableware.

PMQ  
Winning Company: PMQ Management Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong)

With an illustrious past dating back to 1862, the Police Married Headquarters (PMQ) site was envisaged as a flagship for Hong Kong’s creative industries, and an opportunity to nurture a fledgling applied arts sector to become a beacon for design across Asia.

 PMQ is now run as a non-profit social enterprise. Renovations began in 2012 and by mid-July 2015, it had received over a million visitors.

 Delivering the project required a raft of new thinking over how to incubate and foster a dynamic environment for the exchange of creative ideas, and how to cultivate business opportunities. By nurturing Hong Kong’s emerging create-preneurs and connecting them with overseas design communities, PMQ is building solid and lasting foundations from which a sustainable creative sector can flourish.

SamsungActivewash (Washing Machine : WA6700J) 
Winning Company: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (South Korea)

The Samsung Active wash was conceived following on-the-ground research into how households in Asia do their washing. Because many families pre-treat their laundry, Samsung Active wash has been designed to carry out machine washing and pre-treatment within the same space by using a built-in sink that removes the drudgery of laundry chores.

 This is the industry’s first integrated washing machine solution, whereby all laundry processes are amalgamated into a single location. It takes up no more room than a standard washing machine, and better utilises the limited space often found in Asia’s small apartments.

 Samsung Active wash passed the 100,000 unit sales mark in the Korean market in just 20 weeks following its debut launch. It is more than just a convenient appliance – it changes our everyday habits, and all for the better.

SEILBag 
Winning Company: Leemyungsu Design Lab (South Korea)

Over 15 million of South Korea’s 50 million population cycle – and with a growing number of larger vehicles, accident statistics are running at an all-time high.

 The SEIL Bag is designed to call attention to two-wheeled vehicles. Worn like a backpack, the SEIL Bag is illuminated with signals alerting other road users to movements – including left turn, right turn, stop and even pre-programmed messages such as “thank you” – via Bluetooth.

 SEIL Bag designers needed to collaborate with technology and fashion consultants to ensure an ergonomic fit, find the right articulation of display signals and create the controller, secured on the handlebar or the rider’s wrist.

 The design has won support from government, business and crowdfunding platforms. It’s a product that directly addresses the importance of cyclist communication on the road.

Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu  
Winning Company: The Oval Partnership Limited (Hong Kong)

As Chengdu transforms into a modernised city, developers must work out how to revitalise urban areas while preserving cultural identity. The Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li project at Daci Temple in Chengdu is a mixed-use development that revitalises its surroundings while rejuvenating the local community.

An understanding of corporate social responsibility, local customs and the urban fabric were essential to the project. It retained ancient streets, restored six historic building courtyards and built 30 traditional low-rise houses in local Sichuan style.

The juxtaposition of old and new at the development creates an inspiring alternative to conventional covered malls. Taikoo Li represents a new form of urban development and has engendered a different perspective towards urban renewal and public space that considers diversity and openness as the mode of the future city.

The Voice Donor  
Winning Company: Public is Guangzhou (Mainland China)

The Voice Donor began when its designers asked themselves how they could leverage WeChat and its 600 million users to benefit society in the most positive way.

 They invited WeChat users to read a one-minute long passage of text which could be used to construct audio books. The Voice Donor connects users and blind readers, transforming voice messages into audio stories through the WeChat App built-in platform.

 The Voice Donor is notable for its ingenuity, intelligence and considered design. It exploits technology while creating an innovative and worthwhile solution, providing much needed services and an enhanced civic sense of social responsibility and accomplishment. So far, 112 voice books have been completed and the library continues to grow.

Yellow Carpet  
Winning Company: International Child Rights Center (South Korea)

Road safety and care of pedestrians has become an issue of critical relevance worldwide. Korea is no different, and despite decades of highway regulations and transport policies, statistics show that over 40 percent of accidents involving children are caused by vehicles.

 Yellow Carpet works on the simple notion that an enlarged area of yellow adjacent to a road crossing both entices children to it and helps drivers to see them. The Yellow Carpet is distinctive from its surroundings and at night, illuminated via an infrared solar lamp when a pedestrian approaches the area.

 This project is a significant response to South Korea’s call for innovation, social enterprise and a more people-centric economy. When lives are at stake, the simple yet powerful Yellow Carpet demonstrates how design has the capacity to solve community problems.

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2015 - Culture Award
TeaParty II 
Winning Company: Aurlia Corporation (Taiwan)

Tea Party II revitalises tea culture with a modern perspective on boiling up a brew. The project incorporates art forms – including floristry, music, drama, graphics and industrial design – to beak the stereotypes associated with classic tea ceremonies and speak to a younger audience.

 It is a cross-disciplinary performance and a modern interpretation of Asian traditional tea art; one that creates a new image of and perspective regarding tea drinking while passing on the respectful tradition of tea culture.

 Project organisers have used modern mixology ideas to create brand new tea experiences fusing old and new and mixing East and West. Infusing traditional tea culture with a modern vibe, the team share videos and diaries on Facebook, making their tea stories more accessible and reaching a wider audience.

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2015 – Sustainability Award
RE;CODE
Winning Company: KOLON Industries FnC Organization (South Korea)

RE;CODE is an up-cycling brand that provides a new lease on life to discarded products. The Korean company seeks and responds to a vision of the future through fashion.

 The process of up-cycling by RE;CODE is remarkably creative. Ready-made clothing is selected and dismantled before being re-designed and assembled in a new, exclusive style. Each piece is bespoke and unique, targeting a brand audience of individualists with a social conscience.

 RE;CODE gives opportunities to young designers and develops partnerships with marginalised members of the community locally and abroad, demonstrating its message around the world that newness doesn’t have to be wasteful. RE;CODE’s methods definitely do not follow fashion conventions; but as the company’s strap line states: ‘this is not just fashion’.

DFA Design for Asia Awards 2015 – Technology Award
Sketch Aquarium  
Winning Company: teamLab (Japan)

With Sketch Aquarium, teamLab is once again bringing art and technology to life. Sketch Aquarium is a wall-to-wall virtual aquarium populated by undersea creatures drawn by the children who visit. Their pictures are scanned as projections and converted into active marine life.

 The ScanSnap technology produces a uniform, clearly defined image. When used in conjunction with the Aquarium display, the images are captured and ‘dropped’ into the screen, giving the young participants the impression that they are releasing their drawings into the wild.

 Sketch Aquarium encourages connections and introduces the concept of collaboration through co-creation. It’s a balance between art, science, technology and creativity that teaches children to explore their own efforts through making and crafting.


Appendix 3 - DFADesign for Asia Awards 2015 – Awardee list

Grand / Culture / Sustainability / Technology Award
Award
Winning Project
Winning Company
Country / Region
Grand Award
Himeji Castle Restoration Project: Exhibition & Sign Design
NOMURA Co., Ltd.
Japan
IN-EI ISSEY MIYAKE collection
Artemide
Italy
Lucky Iron Fish
Lucky Iron Fish Inc.
Cambodia
nuri WASARA
SIMPLICITY
Japan
PMQ
PMQ Management Co. Ltd.
Hong Kong
Samsung Activewash (Washing Machine : WA6700J)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
South Korea
SEIL Bag
Leemyungsu Design Lab
South Korea
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu
The Oval Partnership Limited
Hong Kong
The Voice Donor
Publicis Guangzhou
Mainland China
Yellow Carpet
International Child Rights Center
South Korea
Culture Award
Tea Party II (in the mix)
Aurlia Corporation
Taiwan
Sustainability Award
RE;CODE
KOLON Industries FnC Organization
South Korea
Technology Award
Sketch Aquarium
teamLab
Japan
Finalist
Award
Winning Project
Winning Company
Country / Region
Grand Award Finalist
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Japan
Apple Watch
Apple Inc.
United States
China Airlines 777 NexGen Cabin
Ray Chen International
Taiwan
COMMON GROUND
KOLON Industries FnC Organization
South Korea
iD Town
O-office Architects
Mainland China
Muzium Sultan Abu Bakar
William Harald-Wong & Associates Sdn Bhd
Malaysia
OEKAKI50
Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
Japan
OLYMPUS AIR A01
Olympus Corporation
Japan
Subway Map for The Color-Blind
NAVER Corp.
South Korea
The Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store & Eslite Hotel
The Eslite Spectrum Corporation
Taiwan
The Hayashi Department Store
Koche Development Co.,Ltd.
Taiwan
The Interlace
Büro Ole Scheeren
Mainland China
Culture Award Finalist
Dance by Music of Dunhuang
Liangzai Design
Mainland China
Sustainability Award Finalist
Jigsaw Design Bag
Ecoinblank
South Korea
Category Award - Gold
Category / Sub-category
Winning Project
Winning Company
Country / Region
Apparel and Accessory Design - Fashion Accessories
INS Series
Takasugi Shogo Design Office
Japan
Apparel and Accessory Design - Fashion Accessories
Jigsaw Design Bag
Ecoinblank
South Korea
Communication Design - Identity and Branding
Muzium Sultan Abu Bakar
William Harald-Wong & Associates Sdn Bhd
Malaysia
Communication Design - New Media
Sketch Aquarium
teamLab
Japan
Communication Design - Packaging
YUN SHU CHUN - Listen to the Tree
Shenzhen Lajiao Design
Mainland China
Communication Design - Publications
Dance by Music of Dunhuang
Liangzai Design
Mainland China
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
Seen. Smog
Chen Chun-Wei
Taiwan
Environmental Design - Home and Residential Spaces
The Interlace
Büro Ole Scheeren
Mainland China
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu
The Oval Partnership Limited
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Himeji Castle Restoration Project: Exhibition & Sign Design
NOMURA Co., Ltd
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Household Appliances
Essence New Collection
Grohe AG
Germany
Product and Industrial Design - Homeware
KINOWA BEAM
NOSIGNER
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Professional and Commercial Products
i.Dummy Part II Leggs
Winswin Limited
Hong Kong
Product and Industrial Design - Computers and Communications Products
Apple Watch
Apple Inc.
United States
Product and Industrial Design - Computers and Communications Products
OLYMPUS AIR A01
Olympus Corporation
Japan
Category Award - Silver
Category / Sub-category
Winning Project
Winning Company/
country / Region
Apparel and Accessory Design - Everyday Apparel
LULUCHEUNG SS2015 Cosmos Collection
Rolls Group Ltd
Hong Kong
Apparel and Accessory Design - Functional Apparel
Paulo Pilipe Eyewear
EyeConcept Limited
Hong Kong
Apparel and Accessory Design - Fashion Accessories
CAN-WATCH Series
Alchemist Creations Co. Ltd.
Hong Kong
Communication Design - Identity and Branding
Neighbour Program
HALFNOT indesign
Indonesia
Communication Design - Identity and Branding
Shiro Ao
upsetters inc.
Japan
Communication Design - New Media
DECADE
gardens&co., Noiseless Design, I for Interactive, Warm Paper Design
Hong Kong
Communication Design - Packaging
Circle
Nordic Bros. Design Community / NBDC
South Korea
Communication Design - Packaging
YUN SHU CHUN - See the Mountain
Shenzhen Lajiao Design
Mainland China
Communication Design - Publications
Forgotten Sea—Straddling Art Notes
Hanqingtang Design Co., Ltd.
Mainland China
Communication Design - Publications
Pass Thru Fire
Hanqingtang Design Co., Ltd.
Mainland China
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
Motorcycle Snaking Would Cause Death
Ken-tsai Lee Design Lab/Taiwan Tech
Taiwan
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
Scent of Books: The 8th National Exhibition of Book Design in Nanjing China
Hanqingtang Design Co., Ltd.
Mainland China
Environmental Design - Home and Residential Spaces
Shawl House
y+M design office Co.
Japan
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
aeru meguro
NOSIGNER
Japan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
CREATIVE©ITIES
BLACK
Singapore
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Farming Kindergarten
Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Vietnam
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Hakusui Nursery School
Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop Co., Ltd.
Japan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Scroll Hut
EP3, Musashino University
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Household Appliances
Haiku 84 Polished Aluminum Ceiling Fan
Big Ass Fans
United States
Product and Industrial Design - Household Appliances
Kohler Veil Intelligent Toilet
Kohler Asia Pacific Limited
Hong Kong
Product and Industrial Design - Homeware
Hipster Foldable Lamp Shades
Boris Design Studio Ltd
Hong Kong
Product and Industrial Design - Professional and Commercial Products
FDR D-EVO II Series
FUJIFILM Corporation
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Professional and Commercial Products
V1 Team
O-TA Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Taiwan
Product and Industrial Design - Computers and Communications Products
MacBook
Apple Inc.
United States
Product and Industrial Design - Computers and Communications Products
Yoga Tablet II Pro
Lenovo (Beijing) Ltd
Mainland China
Product and Industrial Design - Computers and Communications Products
ZIKTO Walk
ZIKTO
South Korea
Product and Industrial Design - Leisure and Entertainment Products
Smart Horn
Starlite Printers (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
Mainland China
Category Award - Bronze
Category / Sub-category
Winning Project
Winning Company/
country / Region
Apparel and Accessory Design - Everyday Apparel
Canton Silk Project
Creatique Studio Ltd.
Hong Kong
Apparel and Accessory Design - Fashion Accessories
Pháin Backpack
Ideoso Design Inc.
Taiwan
Communication Design - Identity and Branding
2014 Project Reform Connect Event Vision Design
NOVA BRAND
Mainland China
Communication Design - Identity and Branding
CU CHA DAN FAN
LIN SHAOBIN DESIGN
Mainland China
Communication Design - Identity and Branding
TEFO Conference 2015 on Drama Education
TGIF
Hong Kong
Communication Design - New Media
Forbidden City Xiangrui
Moujiti (Beijing) Media Technology Co. Ltd
Mainland China
Communication Design - Packaging
Four Virtues
DOOSUNG PAPER
South Korea
Communication Design - Packaging
Gauze of Menpu Masda
Peace Graphics
Japan
Communication Design - Packaging
Innovative Precious Tea Can
Contact Design Limited
Hong Kong
Communication Design - Packaging
NISHIKIGOI
BULLET inc
Japan
Communication Design - Packaging
OIMU MATCHBOX
OIMU
South Korea
Communication Design - Packaging
YAWAIRO UIRO
J Inc. + ENJIN Inc.
Japan
Communication Design - Publications
Kyunghyang Article
Kyunghyang Art
South Korea
Communication Design - Publications
What's Next 30x30 Conversation / What's Next 30x30 Exhibition
84000 Communications Ltd
Hong Kong
Communication Design - Publications
YUPO 2016 Arc Calendar
good morning inc.
Japan
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
Always Have a Book in Hand: Graphics Design Exhibition of Zhao Qing
Hanqingtang Design Co., Ltd.
Mainland China
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
BASF Global Trend Book – RAW
BASF Coatings Division
Germany
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
Dyson Ball
Eight Partnership Ltd
Hong Kong
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
TWO MEN SHOW / Stanley Wong x anothermountainman / ginza graphic gallery
84000 Communications Ltd
Hong Kong
Communication Design - Typography
Korable Block
Alliedoperations
South Korea
Environmental Design - Home and Residential Spaces
Ephemeral House
NAAD
Japan
Environmental Design - Home and Residential Spaces
Hong Kong Public Housing
PplusP Designers Ltd.
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Home and Residential Spaces
Mountain House
KINO architects
Japan
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
Fangsuo Bookstore in Chengdu
Chu Chih-Kang Space Design Co., Ltd
Mainland China
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
Hyundai Motorstudio
Suh Architects
South Korea
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
Nagasawa Dental Clinic
TYRANT Inc.
Japan
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
Netcafe&Capsule Booth
fan Inc.
Japan
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building, Suzhou, China
Aedas
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
A Lonely Artist Gazing through Bustling Life - Edgar Degas
FREEiMAGE Design CO LTD
Taiwan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Kaleidome
LAAB
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Sayanomoto Clinic
Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop
Japan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Xihe Cereals and Oils Museum and Villagers’ Activity Center
China Central Academy of Fine Arts
Mainland China
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Yutaka Kindergarten
SUGAWARADAISUKE
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Household Appliances
Relit LSX-170, LSX-70
Yamaha Corporation
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Household Appliances
Ryobi Hybrid Lawnmower
Techtronic Product Development
Hong Kong
Product and Industrial Design - Homeware
MU cutlery set, design Toyo Ito , 2013
Alessi s.p.a.
Italy
Product and Industrial Design - Homeware
PITTA MASK
ARAX Co., Ltd.
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Professional and Commercial Products
EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
Canon Inc.
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Professional and Commercial Products
Lattice Screens with Auspicious Omens Motifs
TANIHATA Co., Ltd.
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Professional and Commercial Products
THE SECOND AID
NOSIGNER
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Computers and Communications Products
FUJIFILM X100T
FUJIFILM Corporation
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Computers and Communications Products
iPhone 6
Apple Inc.
United States
Product and Industrial Design - Computers and Communications Products
iPhone 6 Plus
Apple Inc.
United States
Product and Industrial Design - Computers and Communications Products
Nikon1 J5
Nikon Corporation
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Computers and Communications Products
Ring ZERO
Logbar Inc.
Japan
Product and Industrial Design -Leisure and Entertainment Products
Foream X1
Foream Network Technology Co, Ltd.
Mainland China
Product and Industrial Design -Leisure and Entertainment Products
Lite Cot
Helinox Inc.
South Korea
Category Award - Merit
Category / Sub-category
Winning Project
Winning Company
Country / Region
Apparel and Accessory Design - Everyday Apparel
Another Part of World
LAZY HOUSE – FAVE by Kenny Li
Hong Kong
Apparel and Accessory Design - Everyday Apparel
Born Again: the nanugi X Alkenz
Daegu Gyeongbuk Design Center
South Korea
Apparel and Accessory Design - Everyday Apparel
Jewellery Design (Flowing Mist)
KMC Design
Hong Kong
Apparel and Accessory Design - Everyday Apparel
No Stitch No Thread
Paragon Design Limited
Hong Kong
Communication Design - Identity and Branding
Japan’s South Izu Tourism Project
Peace Graphics
Japan
Communication Design - Identity and Branding
National Gallery Singapore
Asylum Creative
Singapore
Communication Design - Identity and Branding
ShiTang, Vanke Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015
Han Jiaying Design & Associates Co. Ltd
Mainland China
Communication Design - Identity and Branding
Zentrogene - Preventative Medical Service Branding
Chill Creative Company Ltd.
Hong Kong
Communication Design - New Media
The Midnight After
Ignite Creation
Hong Kong
Communication Design - Packaging
LISSAGE MEN
SAMURAI INC.
Japan
Communication Design - Packaging
New Year's Dinner of Sheep Year
Hangzhou Dongyun Advertising Design Co., Ltd.
Mainland China
Communication Design - Publications
CUTOUT Magazine
Tsubaki Studio
Malaysia
Communication Design - Publications
Design 360° - Concept and Design Magazine N.49-54
Milkxhake
Hong Kong
Communication Design - Publications
YI SHENG ER
L-A-B DESIGN
Mainland China
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
2014 The 1st HK-SZ Design Biennale
Han Jiaying Design & Associates Co. Ltd
Mainland China
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
Poetry Calligraphy Painting Magazine's First Annual Exhibition "Male · Female"
Hanqingtang Design Co., Ltd.
Mainland China
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
Texture X Paper: A Creative Paper Size Chart
Department of Visual Communication Design College of Creative Media, Kun Shan University
Taiwan
Communication Design - Posters and Promotional Materials
Zero Start: Creative Book Jackets for Notebooks
Department of Visual Communication Design College of Creative Media, Kun Shan University
Taiwan
Communication Design - Typography
Audi Design Challenge 2014
S/O project
South Korea
Communication Design - Typography
RITSUMEIKAN SHINPU
Daiko Advertising Inc.
Japan
Environmental Design - Home and
Akasaka Brick Residence
KINO architects
Japan
Environmental Design - Home and
Indefinite
Wen Sheng Lee Architects & Planners
Taiwan
Environmental Design - Home and
Overview / Scene
DESIGN APARTMENT
Taiwan
Environmental Design - Home and
Terrace House
Formwerkz Architects
Singapore
Environmental Design - Home and
YuHo Apartment
Ida&Billy Architects
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
Farm Direct
PplusP Designers Ltd.
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
Japanese Traditional Doll Shop HARA KOUSHU
supermaniac inc.
Japan
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
Little Catch
Linehouse
Mainland China
Environmental Design - Commercial Spaces
The Alchemist
Atelier E Limited
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Hospitality and Leisure Spaces
ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima Chapel
NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
Japan
Environmental Design - Hospitality and Leisure Spaces
Exploded
One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong) Limited
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Hospitality and Leisure Spaces
Luminary
One Plus Partnership (Hong Kong) Limited
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Hospitality and Leisure Spaces
Re-materializing the Abandoned
UPSOP
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Hospitality and Leisure Spaces
SMALL HOUSE BIG DOOR HOTEL
SMALL HOUSE BIG DOOR
South Korea
Environmental Design - Hospitality and Leisure Spaces
St.Voile Chapel
KASAHARA DESIGN WORK Co., Ltd.
Japan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Ephemera
ESKYIU
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Giving Warmth to the Building Skin-The World of Gio Ponti, Father of Modern Italian Design
TORAFU ARCHITECTS
Japan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Kaohsiung Public Library
Ricky Liu & Associates Architects + Planners
Taiwan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Luo Fu Shan Shui Museum
ADARC Associates Limited
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
ON OFF Plus
Inspiration Group
Mainland China
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Osaka International Peace Center
NOMURA Co., Ltd.
Japan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
POLY JEWELS
Taolei (Beijing) Architectural Design Co.,Ltd
Mainland China
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Revitalization Scheme – YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel
AD+RG Architecture Design and Research Group Ltd.
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
SAIAN Tea ceremony room
Hashiguchi Architect & Associates
Japan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Salome
NAKAMURA KAZUNOBU DESIGN-WORKS
Japan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Singapore University of Technology and Design - Sports Facilities
LOOK Architects Pte Ltd
Singapore
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Soma City Home-for-All
Klein Dytham architecture / Toyo Ito Architects & Associates
Japan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
NOMURA Co., Ltd.
Japan
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
The Curious Horns
HIR X Sabah Ashiq X Po
Hong Kong
Environmental Design - Culture, Public and Exhibition Spaces
THE ROOF
Ida&Billy Architects
Hong Kong
Product and Industrial Design - Household Appliances
Essence Ceiling Fan
Big Ass Fans
United States
Product and Industrial Design - Household Appliances
Eurodisc Joy Collection
Grohe AG
Germany
Product and Industrial Design - Household Appliances
Bicorne
KoDesignLab.
Japan
Product and Industrial Design - Household Appliances
HANGER
Cool Enough Studio
South Korea