Design for Asia Awards announces 2011 judges

07 July 2011
Hong Kong SAR – The Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) has announced the judging panel for the 2011 Design for Asia Awards. The DFA Award is presented to companies and designers from around world that have achieved business success through good design that reflects, or has an impact on Asian lifestyle.
Hong Kong SAR – The Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) has announced the judging panel for the 2011 Design for Asia Awards. The DFA Award is presented to companies and designers from around world that have achieved business success through good design that reflects, or has an impact on Asian lifestyle.

The programme follows a two-stage judging process. The first stage focuses on the entry's design. Actual products are displayed side by side for the judges to evaluate. The best in each of 18 categories receives a DFA Gold, Silver or Bronze Award, or Certificate of Merit. The categories cover apparel and accessory design, communication design, product and industrial design, and environmental design.

The DFA Gold Award winner in each category, the "Judge's Choices" and entries nominated by the DFA Regional Expert Panel then go forward to compete for Grand and Special Awards.

First Stage Judging 2011

This panel includes experts in each category, and editors of regional design publications based in Hong Kong and around Asia:
  • Mr. Freeman Lau, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Murata Chiaki, President, hers experimental design laboratory, inc., Japan
  • Ms. Amy Chow, Project Director, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong
  • Ms. Chelsia Lau, Chief Designer, Ford Motor Company, Shanghai
  • Mr. Bo Linnemann, Founding Partner & Creative Director, Kontrapunkt, Denmark
  • Ms. Kai-yin Lo, Jewelry / Accessories Designer, Historian, Art and Cultural Advisor, Yin Expressions Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Ms. Birgit Lohmann, CEO / Editor-in-chief, designboom, Italy
  • Mr. Roan Yue, Chairperson / Director, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
  • Mr. Pei Zhu, Principal, Studio Pei-Zhu, China

Grand Award Judging 2011

World-renowned professionals and experts from a variety of business, professional, academic and design backgrounds who possess in-depth knowledge of design in both the regional and international arenas are invited to be part of this panel.
  • Mr. Victor Lo, Chairman, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong
  • Ms. Julia Chiu, President Elect, Icograda, Japan
  • Mr. Philip Dodd, Co-founder, Made in China and Made in Asia, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Freeman Lau, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Bo Linnemann, Founding Partner & Creative Directo, Kontrapunkt, Denmark
  • Mr. Henry Steiner, Managing Director and Corporate Identity Consultant, Steiner & Co, Hong Kong
The call for entries is open until 31 July 2011.



For more information:

Design for Asia Secretariat
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About Hong Kong Design Centre

Hong Kong Design Centre is a publicly-funded, non-profit organisation established in 2001 with the support of the design industry. Design for Society is a major undertaking of Hong Kong Design Centre in promoting and celebrating design excellence, championing strategic and wider use of design for creating business added value and community benefits, and educating the professions and the community to be resourceful and champions for sustained developments through design and innovation. Hong Kong Design Centre is an Icograda Promotional Member. www.hkdesigncentre.org