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.

Hans Tan
Hans Tan

Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Hans Tan is a practising designer and assistant professor at the Division of Industrial Design, National University of Singapore. His work is occupied with the authenticity of the contemporary design artifact being a deliberate gesticulation of material culture. He deploys design as medium, making use of utility as a pretext to comment on design and its industry as a phenomenon. With a keen interest in developing materials and processes, he explores ideas concerning identity, heritage, and consumption.
Hong Ko
Hong Ko

Partner, KL&K Design

A leading designer, Hong Ko is the partner and the Creative Director of 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.

Janine Wunder
Janine Wunder

Vice President, German Design Council

Janine Wunder is Vice President Communications and Marketing at the German Design Council, one of the world’s leading centers of expertise on design. As a service provider for businesses, the German Design Council offers a unique forum for trans-disciplinary knowledge transfer on brand and design. It supports corporations in their brand and design development efforts and communicate the added value of design, both in Germany and beyond its borders. It supports the business world in all aspects of design and repeatedly champions good design through its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and publications.

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.

Keiji Takeuchi
Keiji Takeuchi

Born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1977, Milan-based Keiji Takeuchi studied product design in New Zealand where he moved when he was only 15 years old and he also did his scholar study at ENSCI / Les Ateliers in Paris.
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.

Peter Tay
Peter Tay

Founder, Peter Tay Studio

Peter Tay of Peter Tay Studio is the celebrity interior designer to stars, such as Zhang Ziyi, Stephanie Sun, Zoe Tay and Wang Leehom. His portfolio comprises high-profiled residential and commercial projects. Peter Tay has worked on boutiques and showrooms for Richard Mille, Manolo Blahnik, Armani Casa, Louis Poulsen, Maxalto (Space Showroom), as well as showflats for SC Global.

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.

Timothy Power
Timothy Power

Founder, Studio Power

Timothy Power graduated in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 1985, and obtained a Magistrale degree in Architecture from the Milan Polytechnic in 2005.

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.

William Harald-Wong
William Harald-Wong

Design Director, William Harald-Wong & Associates Sdn Bhd / Malaysia

William Harald-Wong is an urban identity designer working at the intersection of brand, culture, city and community, infusing a distinctive Asian / Southeast Asian aesthetic to the project (if relevant), and enhancing the human and cultural experience of a place. The company’s portfolio comprises 32 years of work, including branding, communications, wayfinding and signage, and culture-related projects including museums.

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.

Brandon Gien
Brandon Gien

CEO, Good Design Australia and Chair, Australia's Good Design Awards

Dr. Brandon Gien is the CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of Australia’s Good Design Awards – the oldest and most prestigious design award program in Australia with its origins dating back to the Industrial Design Council of Australia established in 1958.

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®.

Tai Lee Siang
Tai Lee Siang

Chair, World Green Building Council

Tai Lee Siang is a practising architect and urban planner since 1990.  His key projects won both local and international award and was featured in a URA exhibition “20 under 45” in March 2004. He held the position as President of Singapore Institute of Architects from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, following his contribution to the design world, he was elected by the design industry as the first chairman of Design Alliance of Singapore. In 2011, he was elected as President of Singapore Green Building Council. Tai Lee Siang is a thought leader and strong advocate in the fields of Design, he was elected President of Design Business Chamber Singapore in 2013. He also started the Singapore Good Design Mark in 2014.

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.

Khai Seng Hong
Khai Seng Hong

Head of Singapore, Foolproof

Khai Seng been in the UX design field since 2004, focusing on design research and interaction design. He currently is the Head of Singapore for Foolproof, a UK-based experience design agency. He is a firm believer in holistic experience design spanning digital, spatial, product and service domains. However, he also thinks that delivering great design for a client is only part of the equation – it is also key to help clients bring sustained impact and cultural change in the way they work.

Learning and people development is in his blood. He dabbled in pedagogical research at Singapore’s National Institute of Education. He also taught at Republic Polytechnic and helped developed the curriculum in anthropological studies, interaction design, experience design and design thinking. He has also spent time growing the UX community in Singapore through organising the UXSG conferences and monthly meet-ups.
Throughout his career, Khai Seng has facilitated many workshops and training programmes with C-suite executives and working professionals to drive cultural change within organisations around design and innovation. Khai Seng is also certified as an Integral coach by New Ventures West – that involves helping clients to create and maintain habits of excellence that are self-generating and self-correcting.
Chee Su Eing
Chee Su Eing

Founder and Director, D’Perception Pte Ltd

Ms Chee Su Eing is the Founder and Director of D’Perception, the parent company of various full-suite Interior companies in Singapore and Asia.

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.

Dieter Kursietis
Dieter Kursietis

Technical Director, Design, Planning and Economics, AECOM Singapore

Dieter Kursietis has a background that bridges business, space and culture. His multifaceted experience includes spatial strategy and operational planning, management, business development, master planning, heritage planning, urban design, anthropology, economics, journalism and digital learning.

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

Selwyn Low
Selwyn Low

Co-Founder of Cross­‐Disciplinary Design Practice, FARM

Formally trained as an Architect, he currently leads the firm’s diverse portfolio including Interior Product, Brandin and Curatorial.

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.