Every year, Perspective selects 40 creative stars in Asia under the age of 40 from the fields of architecture, art, interior design, and product design, whom we believe will shape the design world in the decades to come.

As Perspective celebrates the 11th iteration of its 40 Under 40 Awards programme, it is happy to announce that the categories have been streamlined to focus on its primary areas. Starting from 2017, nominees in the categories of Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design and Art will be received. Practitioners who are nominated for this programme will need to be based in Asia-Pacific, or work primarily in the region to qualify.

Thank you for your interest.
Nominations have now closed for 2017 entries.
2018 entries will open on 1 January, 2018.

The video for the 2017 Eleventh Anniversary 40 Under 40 Forum & Awards, held on 23 May, will be released very soon… watch this space!

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Perspective 40under40 - past results

Perspective 40under40 - 2017 event images

Perspective 40under40 - past event images

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A&D Trophy Awards 2017

Date: 28 November, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: hmv kafé
4/F, Pearl City, 22-36 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

See the 2017 post-event press release

Interview with Steve Leung, winner of the Pinnacle Award 2016

A&D Trophy Awards 2016

What our attendees said about the A&D Trophy Awards 2016 event:

  • “What we enjoyed most about working with Perspective for the A&D Trophy Awards was their unending creativity and responsiveness. This year, they brought us fresh and imaginative ideas on how to stage our products and provided hands-on supervision for every technical aspect required to make sure our products were displayed at their best!” (Philips Lighting Hong Kong)
  • “There are not many similar events like this in Hong Kong; I would definitely recommend it to my colleagues.” (Andrea Ponti, Founder of Ponti Design Studio)
  • “Perspective’s Awards have long been a well-regarded annual industry event. It is always good to be back and mingle with the industry peers.” (Ken Ip, Head of Marketing at Atkins Architecture)
  • “We really enjoyed the event and thought it was very professional and well organised.” (Katherine Kemp, Principal of ZWEI Interiors Architecture)
  • “The night was a resounding success” (Joanne Chow, Director of BoConcept)

What our attendees said about the A&D Trophy Awards 2015 event:

  • “This is even more impressive than previous years.” (Kenneth Hau, AIA president-elect 2016)
  • “It’s on a different level to the other magazine interior design awards, way better!” (Derek Wu, CEO of Future Lighting)
  • “The party is warm... so caring to the guests!” (Big Ass Solutions, winner of Product Design Homeware category)


The A&D Trophy Awards (previously The Perspective Awards) were created in 2004 to celebrate excellence in architecture, interior design and product design across Asia-Pacific and beyond.

For the past 12 years, with a strong network and widespread support from leading industry figures as far afield as Europe and the US, the A&D Trophy Awards — held annually in November / December — have grown from humble beginnings into a competition which is truly respected by the community it serves, with a panel of expert local and international judges comparable with other awards shows globally.

For more information, please visit ADT-AWARDS.COM

Link to 2017 A&D Trophy Awards Judges' Dinner gallery

Link to 2017 A&D Trophy Awards gallery