Associate director TK Tsui & Associates (HONG KONG)
After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with an architecture degree, Cheng returned to Hong Kong and gained a master's degree in urban planning at the University of Hong Kong before joining TK Tsui & Associates. His experience spans projects of various types and scales, from master planning and architecture to interior spaces, and from residential and commercial to hospitality. He developed a passion for interior design and his architecture and urban design experience enabled him to configure spaces strategically, transforming them to functional and attractive homes, hotels, offices, and restaurants.
Project director partner ADO (HONG KONG)
A multidisciplinary designer, Cheuk Chun-kit has experience in various urban projects, including the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) Design Library, the Mong Kok Post Office, the CMHK Clubhouse, Shekhou and One Hundred Faces of Tai Kwun exhibition. He graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and City University of Hong Kong and was invited by the HKDC to show his work in Milan Design Week in 2014.
His works have received more than 20 awards, including Design For Asia, Frame Design Awards and Global Design Awards. Cheuk was also selected as one of the 50 best designers in China International Architecture Decoration 2018.
Senior project interior designer HOK (HONG KONG)
Born in Hong Kong, Coco Chu later moved to Vancouver, where she studied English literature and art history at the University of British Columbia. Venturing into the field of interior design was a coincidence, as her first job was as a librarian: "I was then not sure what and where to begin after university graduation, and this title seemed interesting enough for a start," she says. "Those familiar with the industry, would have known that an interior [firm] librarian dealt with piles and piles of drawing archives, material samples and catalogues, which built for me a concrete foundation of knowledge, dots and lines."
Design principals Studio Lotus, (INDIA)
Asha Sairam and Pankhuri Goel lead the Studio Lotus interior design team of 25 architects and designers. Sairam previously worked in set and graphic design, and covers hospitality interiors and experiential design. Masti Cocktails & Cuisine, Studio Lotus' first international F&B project, was designed under her leadership and the concept restaurant in Dubai won Special Prize at the Prix Versailles in 2018.
Goel has worked on the design of museums, public spaces and installations, and she currently leads Studio Lotus' retail design and adaptive re-use initiatives. Imagine Studio, a marketing centre for Godrej Properties designed under her leadership, is one of the firm's most critically acclaimed projects.
Senior interior designer, LW Design Hong Kong (HONG KONG)
Tegan Kajewski's career has focused exclusively on the luxury hospitality market. Before joining LW Design Hong Kong, she worked for HBA in both Australia and Hong Kong, and her experience spans projects in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East. An understanding of cultural nuances and varying local customs gives her designs a truly
modern global vision, while still maintaining a site-specific approach to each project. Skilled in concept development, planning and with a background in specialist furniture, fixtures and equipment design, she oversees projects from basic inception, through detailed design to completion.
Founder KYDO Keng-Yu Design Office (TAIWAN)
Liao Keng-Yu graduated from Shih Chien University Department of Architecture; while working for Ray Chen + Partners Architects he gained experience leading projects such as the Palais de Chine Hotel, Taipei, Eslite bookstores, Cuisine M restaurant and Hotel Quote Taipei.
In 2011, Liao founded KYDO Keng Yu design office, and his idea of cultivating space with a poetic touch has led to honours and awards both domestically and internationally. Liao believes that the interpretation of beauty must be timeless, a unique expression that spans time and senses.
Brand initiator & founder / host designer & founder / CEO & founder Matrix Design (CHINA)
Matrix Design provides integrated solutions including design, development and consulting in China's real-estate industry. Brand initiator, Wang has 20 years' experience in interior design with a focus on real-estate design. Prior to the co-founding of Matrix
Design with Liu Jianhui and Wang Zhaobao nine years ago, Wang worked as design director in a number of well-known design companies on business, office and residential projects in first-tier Chinese cities. Wang has promoted innovation since Matrix Design launched, inspiring designers and attracting talent from top design companies in China and abroad. Wang Guan was visiting professor of School of Design at the Shenzhen Institute of Technology in 2018.
Director, Luchetti Krelle (AUSTRALIA)
Rachel Luchetti is a multi-award-winning interior designer whose hospitality spaces are renowned for their conceptual integration, commitment to function, and inspired artisanal details. Luchetti Krelle has no signature style; each design represents a specific and individual creative concept and the continuity is the result of the philosophy and approach that guides every project.
Luchetti Krelle was named Emerging Designer at the 2010 Australian Interior Design Awards while Rachel Luchetti was awarded Business Woman of the Year at the 2014 NAWIC awards for women in construction. Notable projects include a series of Saké Restaurants, Momofuku Seiobo, Hotel Centennial, Longrain Tokyo, Ananas Bar & Brasserie and Shoal Bay Country Club.
Associate design director, Wilson Associates (SINGAPORE)
As associate design director, Zara Maducdoc has the primary responsibility for a project's overall design concept and interprets the owner's requirements to create an integrated interior that reflects the client's vision and brand standards. She ensures that the project is appropriate for the target demographic and responds to the project's location, history, culture, budget and schedule.
She is involved in each stage of design, working closely with the project team internally and externally to ensure consistency and conformity with the agreed design direction. She attends all key meetings and presentations as required throughout the execution and implementation of the project's interior works.
Design manager, Wilson Associates (SINGAPORE)
As design manager, Wichupon Meeprasert has the primary responsibility, under the design director's guidance, to conceptualise and execute hotel hospitality projects. His team carries out the design concept, design development, construction documentation and implementation of the interior architectural design, as well as the design, selection and coordination of all loose furnishing and fixtures. His project experience includes the RitzCarlton, Saigon in Vietnam, the RitzCarlton, Wuhan in China and Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pujiang.
Valeria Pola graduated with a master's degree from the faculty of Product Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan and was inspired by the architecture, design, landscape and materials of her native Italy. After working in Milan, she moved to Hong Kong and has worked for three design studios, which allowed her to develop multifaceted professional capabilities and experience. Her recent role was the senior project designer at HBA.
Founder and design director, AT DESIGN (CHINA)
Founder and design director of AT DESIGN in Hangzhou, Shen Mo has won many awards including the Taiwan Six Arts Award and the Nest Award. He participated in a Zhejiang Satellite TV programme for residential renovation and his main construction projects include Nansong Yujie, Hangzhou house renovation, Tasha Tudor Homestay, and many villa projects in Shanghai, Zhejiang and Thailand.
AT DESIGN believes in local and international symbiosis as well as symbiosis between people and the environment, and harmony between nature and space. Shen strives to create pleasant spaces, so that design can have greater possibilities for the future development of society.
Founder and lead architect, Hsc Designs (INDIA)
Founder and chief design officer, Jingu Phoenix Space Planning Organization (CHINA)
Ye Hui graduated from the Design Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Ye says that Jingu Phoenix Space Planning Organization not only designs, but comprehends and interprets the 'perfect space' that is in the customer's mind. The business has a belief that design can change lives and strives to create the ideal space for customers.
The company's projects include Zhuang Shi Xiang Ji Xin Yue Health Treatment, New World Spa, Influx of the Peninsula Tea House, the Han Shang Lou Restaurant, and various home and villa designs. Awards include the American Architects Master Prize (AMP) Special Award for Indoor Residential, and the Taiwan Golden Point Golden Pin Design Finalist Award.