In 2020, we have been presented with new challenges that demand a unified global response. Human-centred design can help the world navigate through storms and readapt ourselves to the new normal. This year’s DFA Awards winners are all highly esteemed influencers in the design community. They have realised their innovative ideas to create designs that were able to solve problems, enhance our lives, connect our communities and sustain our cultures, especially in Asia and for Asia.


Organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre with Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the lead sponsor, the DFA Awards underpins the role of designers in society, celebrates design leadership as well as exemplary designs with Asia perspectives towards the globe, and recognises the rising force of emerging Hong Kong designers via its five major award programmes.


This exhibition showcases the 2020 winner portfolios of three design trendsetters of DFA Lifetime Achievement Award, DFA Design Leadership Award, and DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer, and 197 winning projects of DFA Design for Asia Awards, as well as 16 awardees’ portfolios of DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award.