The Perspective 40 Under 40 Awards 2018 mark the 12th consecutive year of recognising 40 young design talents from the fields of art, architecture, interior design and product design.
The annual 40 Under 40 Awards recognise the young generation of talented individuals who will lead the future of design in Asia-Pacific. Some of the previous winners are already shaping the world in which we live! These include: André Fu (AFSO), Barrie Ho (BARRIE HO Architecture), Ma Yansong (MAD Architects), Aric Chen (M+), Joyce Wang (Joyce Wang Studio), Bryant Lu (Ronald Lu & Partners) and Bjarke Ingels (BIG), to name just a few.
In the past two years, the awards categories have been streamlined to focus on the award's primary areas. Starting from 2017, nominees can now enter or nominate in the categories of Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design and Art. Practitioners who are nominated for this programme will need to be 40 years old or younger, and based in Asia-Pacific, or work primarily in the region to qualify.
The 40 Under 40 Awards celebrate the achievements and talents of a young generation of individuals paving the way for design in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. This year's event took place on May 29 and was once again held at The Annex event space in Sheung Wan. The event was attended by more than 200 industry professionals, including acclaimed architects, interior and product designers, artists, thought leaders and business influencers.