Perspective announces Winners of 40 Under 40 Awards 2017

Celebrating young design leaders of today & tomorrow, Perspective  has revealed winners of 40 Under 40 Awards 2017 in Hong Kong

40 Under 40, Hong Kong’s leading design awards dedicated to recognise young talents across Asia marks its 11th anniversary this year. In the 2017 edition, 40 winners were meticulously selected from a record number of nominations in four design fields — Art, Architecture, Interior design and Product design,  The outcome is based on the talents’ professional achievements, contributions to the industry, and potential for future development and growth.


40 Under 40 forum at The Annex, Hong Kong

A thought leadership forum and Q&A themed "2020 vision: Creating a better urban environment – How architects and designers can rise to the unique challenges facing Hong Kong?" was hosted prior to the 40 Under 40 Awards celebrations. Moderated by Perspective CEO, Peter Jeffery, guest panelists included Alexander Wong,award-winning architect and architectural writer, Barrie Ho, founder of Barrie Ho Architecture Interiors Ltd, Bryant Lu, currently Vice Chairman of Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP), Johan Persson, Founder of C'monde Studios, and Nelson Chow, Founder of NC Design Architecture Ltd. Over 100 attendees joined the discussion centred on Hong Kong’s architecture and design scene.


40 Under 40 Winners in Architecture Category

Winners selected for the Architecture category are:

Akshay Heranjal, Principal Architect at The Purple Ink Studio, India

Anubhav Gupta, Chief Design Officer and Business Head at Vikhroli & Head of CSR & Sustainability
Godrej Properties, India

Camiel Weijenberg, Founder & Director at Weijenberg, Singapore

Charles Chu, Director & Jonathan Kong, Design Director at James Law Cybertecture, Hong Kong

Dora Chi, Principal & Director at spatial practice, Hong Kong

Han Wenqiang, Founder & Principal Architect at Arch Studio, China

Ian Hau, Founder & Director at XLMS, Hong Kong

Jane Luk, Project Leader at Sou Fujimoto Architects, Japan

Kenrick Wong, Founder at Orient Occident Atelier, Hong Kong

Stanley Pun, Associate Partner at Foster + Partners, Hong Kong

Vicky Chan, Director at Avoid Obvious Architects, Hong Kong

WOON Chung Yen, Associate Director at DP Architects, Singapore


Interior design winners

In the Interior Design category, below designers are announced honourees of 40 Under 40 this year.

Alex Mok & Briar Hickling, Co-founders at Linehouse, China

Ben McCarthy, Founder & Director at Charlie & Rose, Hong Kong

Emma Maclean, Senior Designer at Studio HBA, Hong Kong

Geila Daughtrey, Founder & Creative Director at Rockett Studio | Singapore

Jaco Pan, Founder & Design Director at Minggu Design, China

James JJ Acuna, Founder & Creative Director at JJA / Bespoke Architecture, Hong Kong & Manila

Katherine Wong, Principal at Katherine Wong Design Studio, Hong Kong

Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui & Lorène Faure, Founding Directors at Bean Buro, Hong Kong

Maxime Dautresme, Co-Founder & Creative Director at Substance, Hong Kong

Rowena Gonzales, Principal, Founder at Liquid Interiors Hong Kong

Shichao Zhao, Project Designer at HBA, Hong Kong

Vincent Lim, Co-founder & Creative Director & Elaine Lu, Co-founder & Managing Director at Lim + Lu, Hong Kong


Awarded artists of 40 Under 40 2017

The magazine also promotes art by recogonising 8 winners from different regions for the category.

Catherine Grossrieder, Artist/Graphic Designer at Cath Love, Hong Kong

Koanne Ko, Illustrator, Hong Kong

Pete Ross, Artist, Hong Kong

Queenie Law, Founder at Production Q, Hong Kong

Sarah Choo Jing, Multidisciplinary Fine Artist, Singapore

Tugo Cheng, Professional Architect & Fine Art Photographer, Hong Kong

Vivian Ho, Artist, Hong Kong

Xie Rong, Artist, UK


Product Design winners

For Product Design presented by Denise Lau, CEO of B.S.C Colourliving, youngsters from Hong Kong, Taiwan, India and Japan are awarded.

Aakriti Kumar, Founder at Differniture Spaces, India

Daisuke Kitagawa, Founder at Design for Industry,  Japan

HON Hew Fung, Gary, Founder at WOWOW Studio | Hong Kong

Joe Wong, Co-founder & Creative Director at Takon Product Development | Hong Kong

Minnie Jan, Co-founder MisoSoupDesign, Taiwan

Ryan Yeung, Product Designer, Tektos, Hong Kong

YANG Yide, Design Director at Mr. Sheep Design, Taiwan

Yota Kakuda, Founder & President at Yota Kakuda Design, Japan.

Many of past 40 Under 40 Awards winners have gone on to earn worldwide acclaim such as Andre Fu, Ma Yansong, Bjarke Ingels and Sou Fujimoto. Joining the emerging crowd,winners of 40 Under 40 Awards 2017 have also received recognition from celebrated designer Kelly Hoppen, who has exclusively sent her wishes.” Try design brilliantly, put your all passion into it,” says Hoppen.

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