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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.
Chika graduated from Musashino Art University Tokyo where she studied design of all stripes. She then joined Klein Dytham architecture as their office manager, handling also their PR and organizing Pecha Kucha Nights.
In 2006 she founded Neoplus Sixten Inc., a PR and Communications agency specialized in architecture and design, to offer her professional services to more architects and designers. Since 2016 she also runs a Japan representative office for world-architects.com.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ted is a renowned brand consultant, award-winning designer and curator over 30 years in the field. Prior to co-founding Art Dumbo Limited, Ted worked for Landor Associates(WPP) Group as Senior Identity Designer.
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
BOARD OF ADVISORS
John Ho (Chiang Mai)
Broadcaster (@johnmho) Creator of “Married to Chiang Mai”
John was in the hospitality industry specialising in events management for 8 years after he graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in Cognitive Science, He is now an entrepreneur in the anti-aging industry and social media marketing. He is a broadcaster of the live streaming app Periscope/Twitter Live (@johnmho) with over 26,000 followers worldwide promoting Asia culture and lifestyle. He is also the creator of FaceBook Page “Married to Chiang Mai”, regularly promoting Chiang Mai’s “slow-living” culture and lifestyle to his page fans (mainly from Hong Kong). His story was previously covered by media outlets such as South China Morning Post, HK01 and Appledaily. John is now actively involved in promoting cross-cultural exposure events focusing in arts and design sector.