DFA Awards Announces 2017 Winners

DFA Awards Announces 2017 WinnersShowcasing The Greatest Talents and Projects

(HONG KONG, 31 October 2017) As a hub of creative talents, Hong Kong paves the way for design industry and celebrates those who push creative boundaries. This year, DFA Awards recognises over 200 creative talents and the most innovative design projects with the potential to improve the quality and vibrancy of life in Asia through the creation of globally sustainable ideas. The DFA Awards, through its five major award programmes, is highly recognised by local and international design professionals and experts.

Talents from around the globe have been awarded the followings: one DFA Lifetime Achievement Award, one DFA Design Leadership Award, one DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer, 186 DFA Design for Asia Awards and 17 DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award.

Organised by The Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) with Create Hong Kong of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government as the major sponsor, DFA Awards presentation ceremonies will take place on 6 and 8 December 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Awards offers a stage to some of the most dedicated talents, encouraging the growth of creative industry and providing a platform to establish networks with influential designers and business leaders.

“The mission of the Hong Kong Design Centre is to celebrate talents and good designs that improve quality of life, promote social innovation and preserve cultural heritage. After decade-long efforts, the Awards has become one of the most prestigious and important awards in the design industry, and we are delighted to see so many entries that were aimed to address environmental and sustainability issues. This year, the DFA Design for Asia Awards saw a 15% increase in submissions, while the DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award received a rise of 9% in submissions.” Said Professor Eric Yim, Chairman of the HKDC.

Honours to Design Giants
Design is beyond aesthetics, and it presents an attitude, innovative thinking and creative confidence by the designers. The DFA Awards underpins the roles of designers in society and to celebrate design leadership and exemplary design in Asia. As the highest honour and recognition to design leaders, the DFA Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 is conferred to the international acclaimed fashion designer Mr. Yohji YAMAMOTO, while the DFA Design Leadership Award 2017 goes to the influential hospitality leader Mr. Adrian ZECHA, and the communication design giant Mr. Alan CHAN is honoured with the DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer.

DFA Lifetime Achievement Award (DFA LAA)
The Award recognises an individual who has made life-long contributions to the design profession, with visionary shaping designs across a variety of fields, and who uses design to educate and promote wider use of design in society.

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