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Candice Chan, Interiors, 40 under 40 2015
Candice Chan
Founder, J.Candice Interior Architects

Candice Chan spent her post-college years in New York, resurrecting a Broadway theatre, overhauling studios and offices for multinational corporations and developing interiors for New York’s famed 92Y. After returning to Hong Kong in 2009, she set up her own professional firm, J. Candice Interior Architects, designing commercial interiors for notable brands such as Café de Coral, The Spaghetti House, bars, clubs and offices around the globe. In 2009, she was selected for the Most Promising Female award by Hong Kong Tatler magazine, the Creative Entrepreneur award in 2010 and subsequently, the Canadian Maple Leaf Silver award in recognition of her works in North America’s shopping malls. Most recently, Chan has also won the Design for Asia Award (Hong Kong Design Centre) and was chosen for the Ten Outstanding Designers Awards by Hong Kong Art & Design Festival.
Keith Chan, Interiors, 40 under 40 2015
Keith Chan
Founder and director, Hintegro

Keith Chan’s multi-disciplinary training supports a design philosophy that allows him to meet clients’ lifestyle and business needs by providing innovative solutions to interior spaces. In 2009, he established Hintegro, and in 2013, he qualified as a professional member of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association. His works have been widely published in the media in Hong Kong, including the South China Morning Post. Apart from working as a designer, he leads design workshops in secondary schools and is a visiting lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design. Recently, he has focused on design for social enterprises, such as the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association. He has also given a presentation on interior design for an aging city at the Technologies for Smart Aging Cities seminar.
Kyle Chan, Interiors, 40 under 40 2015
Kyle Chan
Director, Kyle Chan & Associates Design

Kyle Chan founded Kyle Chan & Associates Design in 2008, specialising in interior design with avant-garde ideas and artistic elements, establishing its unique style in the industry. Kyle Chan & Associates Design recognises the uniqueness of every brand, aiming to pioneer new design directions with creative tools that offer a unique perspective and vivid image for its clients. Many of Chan’s works have been rewarded with international acclamation — he was recognised at the Young Asian Designers Awards by Designers Association Singapore in 2005, received the golden award in the Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category at the A’Design Award and Competition in 2012, and won a gold award in the restaurant category at the Global Pioneer Design (China) Award 2014.
Penny Chan, Interiors, 40 under 40 2015
Penny Chan
Director, Rainy Sky Interiors

In 2004, Penny Chan began his career studying interior design at Hong Kong Institute Vocational Education. Upon graduation, he had the opportunity to work for some of Hong Kong’s most influential interior design companies, where the invaluable experience gained inspired him to fulfill his own lifelong dream. Thus, he established his own design firm, Rainy Sky Interiors, in 2011. Inspired by shape, architecture, and colour, every design Chan undertakes focuses on flattering a real place. Combining technical knowledge with his innate creative abilities, Chan produces work which is seemingly effortless. He also believes in the importance of community involvement, inspiring others and giving back to society.
Anson Cheng, Interiors, 40 under 40 2015
Anson Cheng
Chief designer, Anson Cheng Interior Design

Anson Cheng has been involved in the field of interior design and engineering management for over 15 years. In 2000, he co-founded Team Mix Design and Decoration Company, and in 2008, decided to go solo and set up Anson Cheng Interior Design. His extensive portfolio covers residences, offices, as well as commercial and retail premises, and his projects have been frequently featured in the media. Cheng’s works have been recognised with numerous local and Chinese interior design awards, including but not limited to the IAI Design Award, Successful Design Award, Top 10 Interior Design Award, 《ib雅舍》Award, Go Home Award and more.
Zeta Chu
Design director, RAZ Interiors

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Zeta Chu co-founded RAZ Interiors in 2013 as partner and design director, focusing on the luxury interior design market in Hong Kong and China. She has worked on various types of projects, including the Ying Tin showflat in Yuen Long, the One Kowloon Peak clubhouse, a 20,000 sq-ft mansion in China and celebrity homes which have been featured in media. Providing a tailor-made service from preliminary concept, site measurement, 3D modelling, material procurement and project monitoring to final furnishing, Chu’s works have been widely praised by customers. With a keen sense of style and beauty, she strives for the harmonious union of quality, originality and catering to the client’s needs, driving RAZ to be awarded a Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Award 2015-2016 by Mediazone.
Patricia Ho, Interiors, 40 under 40 2015
Patricia Ho
Design director and founder, White Jacket

Patricia Ho has propelled the five-year-old practice White Jacket to deliver award- winning hospitality interior projects both in Singapore and overseas. Notable projects include The Daulat and the Naumi Hotel in Singapore, and the New World Hotel in Manila. In the past, she honed her interior design skills over the years while working for award- winning architectural firm Eco.Id in Singapore and leading hospitality giant Wilson Associates as a design director. During her stints at these companies, she spearheaded and completed many award-winning hospitality projects, notably W Resort in the Maldives, Grand Hyatt Shenzhen China, Marriott Pool Villas Singapore, Portman Ritz Carlton Shanghai China and Hilton Berlin in Germany. Ho is a firm believer that fresh ideas are balanced, carefully deliberated and translated to design reality tailored to function.
Agnes Lee, Interiors, 40 under 40 2015
Ivan Wong, Interiors, 40 under 40 2015
Agnes Lee and Ivan Wong
Directors, In-between Design Office

Ivan Wong has 10 years of architectural experience in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Shanghai, while Agnes Lee has practised architecture in Melbourne. The couple established In-between Design Office in 2010, together with a multidisciplinary creative team providing services ranging from architecture and interior design to art consultation. In-between has completed more than 50 projects, including high-end residential projects, showhouses, retail and restaurants. The firm’s design philosophy focuses on what is in between a space — people — believing good design with keen attention to comfort and detail can bring people even closer together. Openness is a key element in most of their works, not only to create dialogues between one space to another, but also implying flexibility.
Ryutaro Matsuura, Interiors, 40 under 40 2015
Ryutaro Matsuura
Creative director, commercial facilities department, Nomura

Ryutaro Matsuura was responsible for overall supervision and environmental design of Hankyu Men’s Tokyo, a large-scale leading department store in Japan, as well as creative direction for restaurants and bars in the venerable, nationwide Righa Royal Hotel chain. Other lauded works include Nikawa, a globally popular jewellery brand, and the restaurant Kagaya, a long-established and respected Japanese inn. In addition to his works in Japan, he has expanded his work abroad, designing overseas flagship stores for brands such as Henri Charpentier and White Essence in recent years. Matsuura also lectures in seminars held by manufacturers and leading Japanese design organisations such as Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association and Design Space Association, Japan. He was also named among the Best 10 Rising Designers Under 40 by JCD, Japan’s most prestigious commercial-environmental design award.
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