Oh, what a night
Legendary Hong Kong designer (and now restaurateur) Steve Leung took home the highly coveted Pinnacle Award at Perspective Limited’s annual A&D Trophy Awards 2016 on 9 November at the Hotel sáv in Kowloon.
The lifetime achievement award was bestowed on the Steve Leung Designers founder for his decades-long portfolio in architecture, interiors and product design. The design legend demonstrated “consistently high standards, innovation, original thought and all-round excellence” in his areas of expertise, according to Perspective’s board of directors and editorial team.
Leung has been branching out to other interests in recent years, founding 11 restaurants that include local favourite 1957 & Co. “I had been doing architectural and interior design for decades, including hospitality projects, and I wanted to start some real lifestyle projects,” Leung told the South China Morning Post.
Leung’s award was just one in many in a night that saw such names as Aedas, 10 Design, One Plus Partnership, and Ronald Lu & Partners taking home top prizes in architecture and design.
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office took home the Best of the Best trophy in architecture for their outstanding work on the Sulwhasoo Flagship Store in Seoul. Substance and S5 Design & Consulting both won the Best of the Best interior design trophy for Paradis in Hong Kong and Wuxi Barber Shop in Jiangsu, China, respectively.
Emma Maxwell Design snatched the Best of the Best trophy in product design for their Flume lighting collection. Meanwhile, Anthony Lin Lap of the University of Hong Kong and Vicky Ma Ka Ki of the Chinese University of Hong Kong won the Best of the Best award in the students category for “From NIMBY to PIIMBY: Project Dandora” and “The Hydrological League: Rejuvenation of A Forgotten Realm Through Resilient Living.”
More than 200 guests were in attendance at the ceremonies, presented by HKT Premier.