Celebrating young design leaders of today & tomorrow, Perspective has revealed winners of 40 Under 40 Awards 2017 in Hong Kong
40 Under 40, Hong Kong’s leading design awards dedicated to recognise young talents across Asia marks its 11th anniversary this year. In the 2017 edition, 40 winners were meticulously selected from a record number of nominations in four design fields — Art, Architecture, Interior design and Product design, The outcome is based on the talents’ professional achievements, contributions to the industry, and potential for future development and growth.
A thought leadership forum and Q&A themed "2020 vision: Creating a better urban environment – How architects and designers can rise to the unique challenges facing Hong Kong?" was hosted prior to the 40 Under 40 Awards celebrations. Moderated by Perspective CEO, Peter Jeffery, guest panelists included Alexander Wong,award-winning architect and architectural writer, Barrie Ho, founder of Barrie Ho Architecture Interiors Ltd, Bryant Lu, currently Vice Chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP), Johan Persson, Founder of C'monde Studios, and Nelson Chow, Founder of NC Design Architecture Ltd. Over 100 attendees joined the discussion centred on Hong Kong’s architecture and design scene.
Winners selected for the Architecture category are:
Akshay Heranjal, Principal Architect at The Purple Ink Studio, India
Anubhav Gupta, Chief Design Officer and Business Head at Vikhroli & Head of CSR & Sustainability
Godrej Properties, India
Camiel Weijenberg, Founder & Director at Weijenberg, Singapore
Charles Chu, Director & Jonathan Kong, Design Director at James Law Cybertecture, Hong Kong
Dora Chi, Principal & Director at spatial practice, Hong Kong
Han Wenqiang, Founder & Principal Architect at Arch Studio, China
Ian Hau, Founder & Director at XLMS, Hong Kong
Jane Luk, Project Leader at Sou Fujimoto Architects, Japan
Kenrick Wong, Founder at Orient Occident Atelier, Hong Kong
Stanley Pun, Associate Partner at Foster + Partners, Hong Kong
Vicky Chan, Director at Avoid Obvious Architects, Hong Kong
WOON Chung Yen, Associate Director at DP Architects, Singapore
In the Interior Design category, below designers are announced honourees of 40 Under 40 this year.
Alex Mok & Briar Hickling, Co-founders at Linehouse, China
Ben McCarthy, Founder & Director at Charlie & Rose, Hong Kong
Emma Maclean, Senior Designer at Studio HBA, Hong Kong
Geila Daughtrey, Founder & Creative Director at Rockett Studio | Singapore
Jaco Pan, Founder & Design Director at Minggu Design, China
James JJ Acuna, Founder & Creative Director at JJA / Bespoke Architecture, Hong Kong & Manila
Katherine Wong, Principal at Katherine Wong Design Studio, Hong Kong
Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui & Lorène Faure, Founding Directors at Bean Buro, Hong Kong
Maxime Dautresme, Co-Founder & Creative Director at Substance, Hong Kong
Rowena Gonzales, Principal, Founder at Liquid Interiors Hong Kong
Shichao Zhao, Project Designer at HBA, Hong Kong
Vincent Lim, Co-founder & Creative Director & Elaine Lu, Co-founder & Managing Director at Lim + Lu, Hong Kong
The magazine also promotes art by recogonising 8 winners from different regions for the category.
Catherine Grossrieder, Artist/Graphic Designer at Cath Love, Hong Kong
Koanne Ko, Illustrator, Hong Kong
Pete Ross, Artist, Hong Kong
Queenie Law, Founder at Production Q, Hong Kong
Sarah Choo Jing, Multidisciplinary Fine Artist, Singapore
Tugo Cheng, Professional Architect & Fine Art Photographer, Hong Kong
Vivian Ho, Artist, Hong Kong
Xie Rong, Artist, UK
For Product Design presented by Denise Lau, CEO of B.S.C Colourliving, youngsters from Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and Japan are awarded.
Aakriti Kumar, Founder at Differniture Spaces, India
Daisuke Kitagawa, Founder at Design for Industry, Japan
HON Hew Fung, Gary, Founder at WOWOW Studio | Hong Kong
Joe Wong, Co-founder & Creative Director at Takon Product Development | Hong Kong
Minnie Jan, Co-founder MisoSoupDesign, Taiwan
Ryan Yeung, Product Designer, Tektos, Hong Kong
YANG Yide, Design Director at Mr. Sheep Design, Taiwan
Yota Kakuda, Founder & President at Yota Kakuda Design, Japan.
Many of past 40 Under 40 Awards winners have gone on to earn worldwide acclaim such as Andre Fu, Ma Yansong, Bjarke Ingels and Sou Fujimoto. Joining the emerging crowd,winners of 40 Under 40 Awards 2017 have also received recognition from celebrated designer Kelly Hoppen, who has exclusively sent her wishes.” Try design brilliantly, put your all passion into it,” says Hoppen.