Inspiring the World and Crafting Asia’s Design Excellence: The DFA Awards 2023 Laureates Unveiled

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 6 November 2023 – Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) proudly presents the outstanding laureates of the DFA Awards 2023, an illustrious celebration of design excellence that recognises its enduring impact in Asia. Established by Hong Kong Design Centre in 2003, with Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) as the Lead Sponsor, DFA Awards honours the excellent design projects with impact in Asia, and emphasises the indispensable role of designers and leaders who have made significant contributions to the design profession, education, and society, particularly in Asia. These awards honour luminaries around the world who have significantly shaped the design landscape, as well as emerging talent in Hong Kong. The winners of the three key awards for DFA Awards 2023 are – Kenya HARA, DFA Lifetime Achievement Award (DFA LAA); Victor LO Chung-wing, DFA Design Leadership Award (DFA DLA) and JIANG Qiong Er, DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer (DFA WOCD).

Prof. Eric YIM, Chairman of HKDC said, “Design has the power to change people’s perceptions and, as a result, the world we live in. As the influence of design grows, considering the meaning of design may become a crucial ability for modern people. I’d like to congratulate the winners, they gave us new inspiration and encouragement. I believe that design thinking that is connected to people’s hearts and sustainability is not simply the trend of the last few years, but also the way forward for all sectors in the next few decades.”

DFA Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 (DFA LAA)

Victor LO Chung-wing
Chairman and Chief Executive
Gold Peak Technology Group

Victor Lo has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of design and business in Hong Kong and beyond. As the leader of Gold Peak Technology Group, his vision and commitment have made Gold Peak a leader in batteries and electronics industries worldwide. Lo’s commitment to advancing innovation and technology, arts and culture is equally commendable. He has played a pivotal role in establishing and shaping the transformation of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks and several iconic cultural and creative institutions in Hong Kong, including Hong Kong Design Centre, Hotel Icon, School of Design of Poly U, Hong Kong Design Institute, PMQ and M+. His influence has not only enriched Hong Kong’s cultural and creative realm but has also elevated understanding of the strategic power of design for value creation and opened doors for designers to gain global recognition.

The DFA Design Leadership Award 2023 acknowledges the remarkable journey of Victor LO Chung-wing and celebrates his profound impact on design, culture, and commerce, reaffirming his status as a visionary design-minded leader, a champion of innovation and a captain of the industry.

DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer 2023 (DFA WOCD)

DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (DFA HKYDTA)
In addition to the awards mentioned above, the DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award, which stands as a beacon of hope and recognition for the up-and-coming designers in Hong Kong, will announce the result soon, and please remain tuned to HKDC’s latest news and upcoming events.

Please download the DFA Awards 2023 Press Release, with Grand Award project introductions and high resolutions images at:
DFA 2023 Result Announcement – Press Kit

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About DFA Awards (

Since 2003, the Hong Kong Design Centre launched the DFA Awards to underpin the role of designers in society, to celebrate design leadership and exemplary designs and projects with impact in Asia, as well as to recognise the rising force of emerging Hong Kong designers. The DFA Awards, through its five major award programmes, has grown in its international influence in Asia. The five award programmes include DFA Lifetime Achievement Award, DFA Design Leadership Award, DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer, DFA Design for Asia Awards and DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award.

About Hong Kong Design Centre (

A non-governmental organisation registered in 2001 and established in 2002, Hong Kong Design Centre is a strategic partner of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in advancing Hong Kong as an international centre of design excellence in Asia. Our public mission is to promote wider and strategic use of design and design thinking to create business value and improve societal well-being.

About Create Hong Kong (

Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated office set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in June 2009 to spearhead the development of creative industries in Hong Kong. From 1 July 2022 onwards, it is under the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau. Its strategic foci are nurturing talent and facilitating start-ups, exploring markets, promoting cross-sectoral and cross-genre collaboration, and promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s creative capital and fostering a creative atmosphere in the community. CreateHK sponsors HKDC to organise ‘Business of Design Week’ (BODW), ‘BODW City Programme’, ‘DFA Awards’, ‘Knowledge of Design Week’, ‘Fashion Asia Hong Kong’, ‘Design Incubation Programme’ and ‘Fashion Incubation Programme’, among other projects, to promote Hong Kong design.

Disclaimer: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organisers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.