The jury panel made up of esteemed industry leaders from each respective category will run through the evaluation guidelines and information provided by the participants. They will ascertain if a portfolio has achieved the criteria to be awarded.
Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Partner, KL&K Design
Hong Ko was graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received the British Chevening Postgraduate Scholarships in 2002 and studied his master degree in Typographic Studies at the London College of Printing. In 2010, Ko was promoted as partner of Kan & Lau Design Consultants, which was lately renamed as KL&K Design in 2013.
Ko was awarded the “People of the Year” by magazine “Art & Design” in 2011, “40 under 40” by Perspective magazine in 2014, “Ten outstanding Designers Awards 2014”, which has proved him as one of the leading young creative figures of China. With his acquired professionalism, KO has been featured frequently in media, invited to participate in talks, exhibitions and professional judging.
Ko has vast experience in branding design and has won numerous awards. Influential branding projects include: Shenzhen Airport Group, Bama Tea, Wugumf and Zoneco, etc.
Vice President, German Design Council
Janine Wunder is responsible for engaging in dialogue with industry, politics and media, foundation members and the design-interested public. Since 2009 she has been working for the German Design Council in various projects in all fields of product design, communications design, architecture, brand and the support of up-and-coming designers as head of the foundation’s design awards division.
Since 2005 he has been a member and a designer at Naoto Fukasawa Design ltd. After working at Fukasawa’s office in Tokyo for 7 years, he moved to Milan and set up Fukasawa’s European satellite office.
In 2014, Takeuchi started freelancing in addition to working for Fukasawa. During the same year, Takeuchi was selected by Giulio Cappellini as one of a few upcoming designers, and in 2015 Cappellini invited him to work on an installation project for an Italian natural stone company: Antolini at KBIS Las Vegas. Later in the year, Takeuchi established KEIJI TAKEUCHI SRLS.
In 2016, he received EDIDA Young Japanese talent award by Elle Decor Japan. In 2017, he acted as a Juror for Singapore Design Award. In 2018, he was one of the jury members for the masters product design program at ECAL in Switzerland and also a jury member for the Identity design award in Dubai.
Today Takeuchi is collaborating with various international brands such as Boffi, De Padova, Living Divani, Geiger / Hermanmiller and other international brands.
Founder, Peter Tay Studio
Peter Tay graduated from the Architectural Association in London in 2000 and worked with some of the leading contemporary architects before starting his own practice in 2001. In 2013, Peter Tay published his first monograph.
Peter Tay participated in the “Time-Space-Existence” exhibition at Palazzo Bembo at the Venice Biennale, Italy in 2014.
In 2014, Peter Tay won the 'Designer of the Year' award at the President's Design Awards.
Founder, Studio Power
He is Licensed to practice Architecture in Europe as a Licensed Architect in Italy, Province of Milan, since 2006.
From 1987 to 1996, Timothy Power worked in the studios of Superstudio, Claudio Nardi and Sottsass Associati in Italy and SMWM, I.O.O.A. and A+O Architecture and Design in California.
In 1996 he founded Studio Power, as a studio specializing in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Industrial Design:
Studio Power has designed Architectural / Interior facilities and environments for numerous private clients in the world of Art, Technology, Fashion and Advertising, including Louis Vuitton, Texas Instruments, Motorola, Muji, Switch, Preziosismi, J. Walter Thompson, Miroglio, UCI (Paramount), Lexus, Samsonite and Yoshie Inaba.
Studio Power has designed industrial products, furniture and objects for Zeritalia, Poltronova, WMF, Montina, Felicerossi, Oluce, David Design, BRF, Alfi, Rosenthal, FontanaArte, Mitsubishi, Cassina / Interdecor and many others.
Participation in cultural activities and exhibits include the Biennale di Venezia (German Pavilion 1999), the Biennale of Design (St. Etienne, 1999) and the activity of adviser to the Venice Architecture Biennale (2000, Section ‘ Radical ‘).
Work by Tim Power Architects have been exhibited to Milan, Florence, San Francisco, New York, Barcelona, Tokyo, London, Cologne and Venice, and published in leading publications, books and magazines on Design and Architecture.
Timothy Power has taught at the IED in Milan, Turin and Venice and at the Domus Academy in Milan.
Currently, Timothy Power is an Adjunct Professor at the Politecnico di Milano.
Design Director, William Harald-Wong & Associates Sdn Bhd / Malaysia
He is also the Managing Partner of Zakti Strategic Design, a 360 design & technology company with a project office in Media City Dubai, UAE, specialising in interactive and immersive environments.
William is the Founder and Chairman of The Design Alliance Asia (tDA Asia), a collaborative network of prominent designers in 13 Asian countries / regions.
CEO, Good Design Australia and Chair, Australia's Good Design Awards
In 2015, Dr. Gien was inaugurated as a Senator of the World Design Organization – the first Australian to ever hold this position. Under his leadership, he spearheaded the strategic transformation of the organisation, resulting in a new name, new vision and mission and a new global definition for Industrial Design.
Through his work with the World Design Organization, he was co-founded the World Design Impact Prize to honour Industrial Design driven projects that make a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural and environmental quality of life.
He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Newcastle where he later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design. He holds a PhD in Environmental Design from the University of Canberra’s School of Design and Architecture.
Gien was made a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) for his service to the design profession in Australia and is a Board Member of Shanghai City Government’s International Creative City Advisory Board. He sits on the International Advisory Board of Srishti’s Institute of Art Design and Technology in India and has participated as a Jury Member for some of the most prominent design awards in the world.
Dr. Gien was made a Design Ambassador to Japan, an international design advocacy role organised by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Canberra. He is a co-host of the popular TV show – Australia by Design on Channel Ten and Network ONE and is the current Chair of the Selection Committee for the 2022 World Design Capital®.
Chair, World Green Building Council
Lee Siang is committed to expanding his contribution worldwide. In 2013, he was elected as a Board Director of World Green Building Council. Through his active participation, he was recognised by the global body and was subsequently elected as Chairman in June 2016.
From 2010 to 2016, Lee Siang held the position of Group Managing Director of Ong&Ong Group – a multi-discipline design firm of 900 strong. He is also Board Member of Health Science Authority and Board of Trustee of Singapore University of Technology and Design.
Head of Singapore, Foolproof
Founder and Director, D’Perception Pte Ltd
She currently leads D’Perception Ritz which specializes in both Residential and Hospitality and special projects. With more than 20 years of experience in Interior Architecture Consultancy and Contract works for Offices, Residential and Hospitality and Community projects under her belt, Su Eing works closely with her clients to deliver quality products.
Experienced in consultancy works for Overseas Hospitality Projects, Su Eing’s works have been featured in local magazines such as SPH’s Home & Decor and Singapore Tatler. The company has clinched various awards including the Singapore Good Design Mark (SG Mark)
Su Eing currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Design Business Chamber Singapore where she serves as its Vice President.
Technical Director, Design, Planning and Economics, AECOM Singapore
Dieter is currently Technical Director for AECOM’s specialist unit for strategic briefing, change management and workplace: Strategy Plus (legacy DEGW). Based in Singapore, he has lead the APAC business for four years. He brought to Singapore three years’ experience at AECOM’s London office serving Europe and Africa, and previous work at Studio Seilern Architects, Metaphor, Enterprise LSE Cities and Yonhap News.
He has worked in design for 13 years and has consulted on projects around the globe at a range of scales. Clients have included the National University of Singapore, Amorepacific, National University of Malaysia, Bose, Smart Communications/PLDT, Nokia, Rolls Royce, Topkapi Palace, the Olympic Museum and the National Art Gallery, Singapore.
Dieter has an MSc in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics, and a BA (major: Anthropology; minor: German) from the University of British Columbia. He has lived in Singapore, the UK, South Korea, Canada and Germany.
He regularly attends or presents at conferences and events. You may have met him at CoreNet, Worktech, Ecobuild or Civil Service Live.
He enjoys supporting others to enable them do what they do better, and to help them achieve their goals in more efficient and effective ways.
Dieter is interested in how the interaction of buildings, culture and operations affects individual behaviour
Co-Founder of Cross‐Disciplinary Design Practice, FARM
He enjoys the process of conceptualising new spatial products from a user perspective and experience; and is actively creating new models of working and living spaces in Singapore and in the region.