Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.
OUR JUDGING PANEL
Our Jury Team
ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN
Manuel Rabaté Davide Sozzi
Masanobu Takeishi Mike Akin Johnny Li
Andrea Svennungsson Lui
William To Jimmy Cohrssen Scott Brooks Ted Yu
To us, the sky is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth, including the atmosphere and outer space. In the field of astronomy, the sky is also called the celestial sphere. Viewed from Earth’s surface as an abstract dome on which the Sun, stars, planets, and Moon appear to be traveling. In the Chinese and Japanese definition, Sky is also made up of significant, or meaning of the greatest, A top line representing the level above a man with outstretched arms (most significant).
In our daily living, design, and architecture also is created on the abstract dome and the plain surface. Hence, the name of the Sky Design Awards is curated.
One of the main focus critical points of this awards is we wish the Sky Design Awards and the Experience Centre will able to provide opportunities for overseas hiring and projects cooperation in different countries.
One of the most renown specialised design awards in design industry in Asia. A brand new but greatest design community to share and exchange information and ideas in a spatial creation industry in Asia Pacific. This year Sky Design Awards will take place in Tokyo, Japan and awards exhibition and experience centre will be extended to China and Chaingmai.
Grown up in Belgium and Canada, is the founder of Merci Media since 2013 focusing in lifestyle magazine, PR & Event Management, Design workshop on design and Architecture etc. She is also the Editor-In-Chief and Creative Director of Merci Magazine and Merci Design Workshop, Interviewed famous entrepreneurs and designers, brand positioning strategy for design corporate. In 2016, She has been nominated to become Communication and event Co-Chair of Retail Design Institute of HK Chapter.
She was selected as one of the 20 best design students out of 200 at the graduation show in 1998 exhibited at “Design Exchange” in Toronto. She has recently curated key events in Hong Kong, including RIBA Hong Kong Chapter TALK! 2015, 2016 and Celebrate! 2015, 2016. AIA HK Chapter 2016 Honor & Awards, Launch of Retail Design Institute of HK Chapter in 2016 and other associated events and corporate events for well-known architecture, design associations and luxury brands. In 2016, she founded the MOD Alliance, aim to promote the business platform for designers for B2B services and in 2018, she and one of the key partners from MOD Alliance to curate and bring Design Week Kyoto to Hong Kong.
Ted is a Hong Kong born brand consultant and independent curator dedicated to art and design collaborations of "Imagining and creating the unthinkable".
With over 30 years experience in advertising and design, he has built a diversified portfolio and accolades among leading clients and brands in Asia and America. His career began at Hong Kong's leading design consulting and advertising firms including Landor Associates by WPP Group, before relocation to Japan, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai and New York. In 1998, he has become a member of AIGA New York, a professional design association founded in 1914.
Trained as a creative thinker and problem solver, Ted has turned into an art curator in 2010 to challenge and explore the convergence of art and commerce as well as the exchanges across cultures and generations.
He founded ART DUMBO LTD in 2010 focusing on creating contemporary immersive and cohesive experiences in Asia, through the approach of creatively integrating art, design, architecture, multimedia, music, theatre and entertainment.
Recent notable projects include Shanghai Bund's TV production turned theatre performance in 2015, The Beatles Tomorrow Asia Touring Exhibition in Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Beijing and Shanghai in 2011, Hong Kong Movie Poster Festa in 2019.
Professional member of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA)
Professional member of American Institute of Graphic Artist (AIGA, New York).
The Best 100-Chinese Designers 97
Platinum and Gold Awards in LACP Awards. (New York)
KDB Awards (Korea)
HKDA Awards (Hong Kong)
10 Outstanding Design Award 2016