Amidst the pandemic, creativity and innovation proves to be the remedy for improving our quality of life. DFA Awards winners inspire communities through their design works. This year’s awardees and their awarded projects meaningfully address critical issues such as humanitarian needs, environmental, cultural and sustainable development, revitalisation through technological advancements, and marriage of functionality and aesthetics. The designs unite people from all walks of life through one singularity, and contribute to the betterment of society in Asia and beyond.


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


As a stage upon which design talent and corporations can showcase their design projects internationally, Online Showcase of DFA Awards 2021 presents the winner portfolios of three design trailblazers of DFA Lifetime Achievement Award, DFA Design Leadership Award, and DFA World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer, and 180 winning projects of DFA Design for Asia Awards, as well as 16 awardees’ portfolios of DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award.