Announcing the winners of the 40 Under 40 Awards 2018

Meet the future of design in Asia! Here are the 40 rising creatives crowned by Perspective at the 40 Under 40 Awards 2018

Architecture Winners 2018 | Interior Design Winners 2018  | Product Design Winners 2018 | Art Winners 2018

With its Asia-Pacific focus, Perspective has supported and recognised young designers from across the region – and we celebrated those talents again at the annual 40 Under 40 Awards 2018.

The 12th edition's winners were announced at a presentation ceremony on May 29 at The Annex event space in Sheung Wan. The 40 leading designers from the Asia-Pacific region excelled in four fields: architecture, interior design, product design and art. We believe they're poised to become major creative forces over the following decades.

The young design talents attending this year's ceremony included architect Kelvin Chu (Quad Studio), interior designer Dovile Zuokaite (HOK), product designer Connie Lee (Contact Design Group) and artist Ruchika Grover, who join the ranks of previous winners such as Barrie Ho (BARRIE HO Architecture), Joyce Wang (Joyce Wang Studio), Sou Fujimoto (Sou Fujimoto Architects), André Fu (AFSO) and Ma Yansong (MAD Architects). The event was also attended by more than 200 industry professionals, architects, interior and product designers, artists and business influencers.

Before the awards ceremony, the thought leadership forum and Q&A session, Harbouring Ambitions: Shape the Future of Hong Kong's Waterfront, provoked positive and constructive debate about the harbour and waterfront development. It featured guest panellists Barrie Ho; Global Design Principal of Aedas, Christine Lam; Co-founder & Executive Director of Lead 8, David Buffonge; elected councillor in the Southern District and Founder of Designing Hong Kong, Paul Zimmerman; and Managing Director of Benoy, Simon Bee. The session was moderated by Professor Nasrine Seraji, Head of the Department of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong.


It was a fantastic night, celebrating young talent across the industry at Perspective’s 40 Under 40 Awards 2018.

Wishing a huge congratulations to all our 2018 winners!

To check out the talented winners, and their works, see the links below: 

Architecture Winners 2018 | Interior Design Winners 2018  | Product Design Winners 2018 | Art Winners 2018

, , ,

Recent Posts

  • r_hjortshoj_-_noma_web-332_original

    NOMA 2.0

    The award-winning restaurant worked with BIG to create a new home and restaurant village just outside of Copenhagen’s city center

    Posted on Oct 15, 2018
  • Lacime Architects

    Poetic justice

    Traditional Suzhou architectural forms are reborn in the award-winning Dajia community villas by Lacime Architects

    Posted on Oct 9, 2018
  • DSC_4035

    Prison break

    Perspective takes a closer look at Hong Kong’s largest revitalisation project, Tai Kwun: from colonial-era relic to 21st-century hub for art and culture

    Posted on Oct 6, 2018
  • 9. The Hall

    Run of the mills

    The Mills – a new cultural complex, creative co-working space and start-up hub pays homage to Hong Kong’s golden era in the textile industry

    Posted on Oct 4, 2018