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Press kit - Press release - Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC)

Winners announce - DFA Awards 2014

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC)

Awards and Recognition to Design Excellence


Hong Kong, 2014-12-12 -

Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) announces the winners of the DFA Awards. This year, the DFA Lifetime Achievement Award (DFALAA) will go to the Japanese graphic design and typography guru Mr. Kohei SUGIURA. The Design Leadership Award (DLA) will be conferred on one of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs Mr. HO Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings. Principal of the internationally renowned architectural lighting consultancy Isometrix Lighting + Design Ltd., Mr. Arnold CHAN, is named the World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer (WOCD). The Awards will be presented at the BODW Gala Dinner on 5 December (Friday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

 

HKDC also announces the 168 winners of the Design for Asia Awards today. A presentation ceremony will take place on 3 December (Wednesday) to honour the design excellence.

 

“Hong Kong Design Centre organises the DFA Awards every year, aiming to inspire entrants and judges to consider and reflect on what kind of design Asia does need, as well as to commend these remarkable endeavours for their design excellence and give recognition to the people and projects that have had a significant impact in Asia. This year, the most outstanding winners have considered the fundamentals of design are to sense, understand and analyse people, culture, habits, and nature,” said Mr. Freeman Lau, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Hong Kong Design Centre.

  

DFA Lifetime Achievement Award (DFALAA) 2014

Mr. Kohei SUGIURA, Director, Research Institute of Asian Design, Kobe Design University

 

The Award signifies the design community’s respect for one of those rare individuals who have made major life-long contributions to the profession and society at large, especially in Asia. The Awardees must have worked with passion and integrity throughout their lives to score superior achievements in their chosen field of design. As a result, they have become acknowledged as ambassadors who educate and promote the wider use and appreciation of design in communities in Asia and beyond.

 

Currently as Director at the Research Institute of Asian Design, Kobe Design University, Mr. Kohei SUGIURA is a master of graphic design, typography and design research. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts with a degree in Architecture, Sugiura entered the graphic design world in the 1950s. From 1964 to 1967, he was Guest Professor at the Design College of Ulm in (formerly) West Germany and Professor of Visual Information and Design at Kobe Design University from 1989 to 2002.

 

Sugiura’s work crosses a wide spectrum within three fields – book and magazine design; research on Asian forms and intricate diagrams. Up till the 1960s, Japanese modern design had been heavily influenced by the Western grid system, therefore Sugiura’s designs were practically revolutionary. Original, complicated and in-depth, his designs may at first seem incomprehensible. Yet, when one really explores and immerses himself in Sugiura’s world, the irregular, miscellaneous, and unexpected become comfortable. His unusual and unexpected designs do not convey the scent of any sweat or the sense of anything anywhere near putrid. Presumably this is due to the unique characteristic that defines what is Japanese: the Sayakesa/ Sugasugashisa – cleanliness and purity, yet something quintessentially more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

His recent exhibitions include “Vibrant Books – Methods and Philosophy of Kohei Sugiura’s Design” at Musashino Art University Museum & Library (2011) and “Luminous Mandala: Book Designs of Kohei Sugiura” at Ginza Graphic Gallery (2011).

 

Previous DFALAA Awardees include the Late John HESKETT, Design Educator (2013); Henry STEINER , Cross-Cultural Design Pioneer (2012); and Kenji EKUAN, Chairman of GK Design Group (2011).

http://www.hkdesigncentre.org/en/awards/dfala.asp

  

Design Leadership Award (DLA) 2014

Mr. HO Kwon Ping, Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings

 

The Award celebrates strong corporate leaders who have applied design to achieve exceptional business success. The Awardees must be a global business leader that has scored exceptional achievements and made major contributions to the integration of strong corporate leadership with superb design. By doing so, they will have established themselves as role models other members of the international business community can emulate, as well as an inspiration to all those who seek to shape a better future for humanity.

 

Mr. HO Kwon Ping, born in Hong Kong, is the Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings which is engaged in the development, ownership and operation of hotels, resorts, spas, residential homes, retail galleries and other lifestyle activities around the world. Banyan Tree was founded in 1984, and has emerged as one of Asia’s leading international brand names in the hospitality industry managing more than 35 resorts and hotels, 67 spas, 77 retail galleries and 3 championship golf courses across the globe. Banyan Tree’s success is measured not only by its geographical footprint into exotic locations, but also by its impact on community. As the majority of Banyan Tree’s hotels and resorts are located in developing countries, they have often been the chief vehicles for economic development in these communities. Other than ensuring responsible constructions, Banyan Tree uplifts local communities by hiring local talents, encouraging community tourism and supporting indigenous crafts with its retail arms.

 

Ho’s outstanding achievements have earned him numerous awards on an international scale. In 2000,   he had been conferred an honorary doctorate by Johnson & Wales University, and received the London Business School’s Entrepreneurship Award in 2005. In 2008, he was named CEO of the Year at the Singapore Corporate Awards. As the Chairman of Singapore Management University (SMU), he was awarded the Singapore Government’s Meritorious Service Medal for his contribution in the founding of SMU. In 2010, he became the first Asian to receive the ACA (American Creativity Association) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his creativity and innovation in various spheres of endeavour. In 2011, he was voted top Thinker in Singapore in the Yahoo! Singapore Awards, a testament to his business innovations and leadership in civic causes. In 2012, Ho was awarded with CNBC’s Travel Business Leader Award Asia Pacific 2012.

 

DLA Awardees in recent years include Horst Julius PUDWILL, Group Chairman and Executive Director of Techtronic Industries Co., Ltd. (2013); Carlos GHOSN, President and CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (2012); Robert C.Y. WU, Founder and Chairman of Eslite Corporation (2011); Sir James DYSON, Founder of Dyson Ltd. (2010); and Kigge HVID, CEO of INDEX: (2009), among others.

www.hkdesigncentre.org/en/awards/dla.asp

  

World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer (WOCD) 2014

Mr. Arnold CHAN, Principal, Isometrix Lighting + Design Ltd.

 

The Award recognises the achievement of Chinese designers from across the globe. A Chinese designer with an exceptional track record for the quality and success of his or her work. The Awardee must have significant contribution to the design community. He or she should take the form of involvement in academic exploration or practical application, as well as participation in educational, training or research activities on either a national or an international level. The Awardee should have social consciousness and responsibility, and he or she should possess a humanitarian outlook that inspires him or her to create designs that have a positive impact on people’s lives and on the environment.

 

Mr. Arnold CHAN was born and raised in Hong Kong, and completed his further studies at the Architectural Association as well as the South Bank Polytechnic in London. He founded Isometrix Lighting + Design Ltd. in the UK in 1984, and subsequently opened a branch in Hong Kong. Having trained as an architect at the prominent British establishment Architectural Association, he has developed an innovative and versatile approach to lighting design that distinguishes his works from those of more traditional lighting engineers. By visualising the impact of light within a three-dimensional space, together with the help of an integrated mix of lighting effects that enhance the sense of spatial flow within the interiors, he maximises the full potential of lighting as a creative tool. Now, through the combination of advanced lighting technology and especially through the use of colour, the expressive and emotive impact of our environments can be realised and fine-tuned at a highly sophisticated level, ultimately giving each building a unique identity.

 

Chan has collaborated with many world-renowned architects and designers, all of which have their unique personal styles. One of his first high-profile lighting commissions in the mid-1980s was for the exclusive fashion retailer Joseph, whose Brompton Road store in London was designed by eminent architect Eva Jiricna. In Asia during the mid-1990s, Isometrix became a household name on account of working with Philippe Starck to illuminate the renowned Felix Restaurant at The Peninsula Hong Kong. Chan and his company, Isometrix, are not restrained by a brand’s style. Instead, they are committed to the best possible design, be it purely rational, simple, symbolic or dramatic. Isometrix utilises equipment at the forefront of lighting technology, working with the leading manufacturers in specific areas of expertise and designing or adapting equipment to the exact requirements of each particular project. His technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the marketplace are beneficial to his clients thanks to the cost-effective solutions he proposes. His recent projects include Tazmania Ballroom and Upper House in Hong Kong, London Edition and Sketch in London, and AMQ in Tokyo.

 

Recent WOCD Awardees include YAO Yingjia, Vice President & Chief Designer of Lenovo (2013); Anthony LO, Vice President of Exterior Design, Renault (2012); Dato’ Jimmy Y K CHOO OBE, Founder and Creative Director of Jimmy Choo Couture (2011); Eric CHAN, CEO of ECCO Design Inc. (2010); and MA Ke, Founder of Wuyong Studio (2009), among others.

www.hkdesigncentre.org/en/awards/wocd.asp

  

Design for Asia Awards 2014

 

Design for Asia Awards is the flagship programme of Hong Kong Design Centre to celebrate design excellence and acknowledge outstanding designs with Asian perspectives. Since its launch in 2003, the Design for Asia Awards has entered into its 12th year on a high note, and has become an annual design event attracting thousands of design talents and corporations to participate, with its continued success to have strengthened Hong Kong’s role as an international design hub in the region. Funded by Create Hong Kong of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the international Awards are to honour and acknowledge user-centric design projects and solutions that embrace cultural values unique in Asian societies, with concerns for sustainable development and use of technology to enhance and improve the quality of life for people in the region.

 

The Awards comprises Grand Award, Culture Award, Sustainability Award and Technology Award with entrants by nomination, as well as Category Award with entrants by open recruitment. For Category Award, design projects are submitted in 18 categories under 4 key design disciplines, including Apparel and Accessory Design, Communication Design, Product & Industrial Design as well as Environmental Design; whereas Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awards will be presented to the winners in each sub-category. The authoritative judging panel deliberates the submissions based on 4 perspectives, namely overall excellence, use of technology, impact in Asia as well as commercial and societal success.  

 

The total entries this year hit a record high of over 1,000 from 23 countries and regions in Asia and beyond. A total of 168 awardees are honoured for their design excellence, including 10 Grand Awards, 1 Culture Award, 1 Sustainability Award, 1 Technology Award, 10 Gold Awards, 25 Silver Awards, 52 Bronze Awards and 68 Merit Recognitions (Please refer to Appendices 1 and 2). For more details of the Design for Asia Awards and registration for the Presentation Ceremony, please visit: www.dfaaward.com

  

DFA Awards Exhibition

 

The DFA Awards Exhibition by Hong Kong Design Centre is a part of the Inno Design Tech Expo. The winning projects of the Design for Asia Awards, as well as the portfolios of DFA Lifetime Achievement Award, Design Leadership Award, World’s Outstanding Chinese Designer and Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award will be showcased in the Exhibition. Other than these, design publications are also available for sales. The Exhibition is open to the public free of charge.

 

Date : 4-6 December, 2014 (Thursday – Saturday)

Time : 9:30am – 7:00pm (Exhibition closes at 6:00pm on 6 December)

Venue : Hall 3D-3E, Level 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

  

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About Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC)

Design for Society is a major undertaking of HKDC – a publicly-funded, non-profit organisation established in 2002 with the support of the design industry in (i) promoting and celebrating design excellence; (ii) championing strategic and wider use of design for creating business value and community benefits; and (iii) educating the professions and the community to be resourceful champions for sustained developments through design and innovation.

 

The long-term success of HKDC requires continued feedback and staunch support from the community and different professions across various design fields, education, commercial, voluntary and public sectors. www.hkdesigncentre.org


This press release is issued by Mazarine Asia Pacific on behalf of Hong Kong Design Centre. For further media enquiries, please contact:


Mazarine Asia Pacific


Queenie Ho

Tel: (+852) 3101 4684

Fax: (+852) 3101 4681

Email: queenie.ho@mazarineap.com


Esther Chan
Tel:
(+852) 3678 0109
Fax: (+852) 3101 4681
Email: esther.chan@mazarineap.com


Hong Kong Design Centre


Zoe Yao

Tel: (+852) 3793 8443

Fax: (+852) 2892 2621

Email: zoe.yao@hkdesigncentre.org


Ivan Kwok

Tel: (+852) 3793 8445

Fax: (+852) 2892 2621

Email: ivan.kwok@hkdesigncentre.org 

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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: Forest NotesWinning Company: JVCKENWOOD Design Corporation (Japan) <br><br>“This is, essentially, a speaker. Yet it is much more than simply a product. It is an exercise that has created a very emotional experience. The sounds of nature can be transmitted live through the speaker — isn’t that wonderful?”&nbsp; Dennis Chan, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: Imagine hearing the faraway sounds of the forest at any time – the sounds of nature lulling a child to sleep, an evening at home after a busy day in the city relaxing to music from the forest world. Voices of the forest – the sounds of birds singing, branches swaying, a leaf falling, winds gathering and maybe a squirrel scurrying – can now be streamed live, picked up via microphones&nbsp; placed in seven forests across Japan. In March 2013, JVCKENWOOD Design Corporation launched Forest Notes – an innovative series of exquisitely designed speakers complete with a built-in wireless Bluetooth connection, web-enabled device and smartphone application that aurally transmits the natural beauty of the wilderness in real time, from one season to the next.
Project Title: Forest NotesWinning Company: JVCKENWOOD Design Corporation (Japan)

“This is, essentially, a speaker. Yet it is much more than simply a product. It is an exercise that has created a very emotional experience. The sounds of nature can be transmitted live through the speaker — isn’t that wonderful?”  Dennis Chan, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: Imagine hearing the faraway sounds of the forest at any time – the sounds of nature lulling a child to sleep, an evening at home after a busy day in the city relaxing to music from the forest world. Voices of the forest – the sounds of birds singing, branches swaying, a leaf falling, winds gathering and maybe a squirrel scurrying – can now be streamed live, picked up via microphones  placed in seven forests across Japan. In March 2013, JVCKENWOOD Design Corporation launched Forest Notes – an innovative series of exquisitely designed speakers complete with a built-in wireless Bluetooth connection, web-enabled device and smartphone application that aurally transmits the natural beauty of the wilderness in real time, from one season to the next.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: Forest Notes<br>Winning Company: JVCKENWOOD Design Corporation (Japan) <br><br>“This is, essentially, a speaker. Yet it is much more than simply a product. It is an exercise that has created a very emotional experience. The sounds of nature can be transmitted live through the speaker — isn’t that wonderful?”&nbsp; Dennis Chan, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: Imagine hearing the faraway sounds of the forest at any time – the sounds of nature lulling a child to sleep, an evening at home after a busy day in the city relaxing to music from the forest world. Voices of the forest – the sounds of birds singing, branches swaying, a leaf falling, winds gathering and maybe a squirrel scurrying – can now be streamed live, picked up via microphones&nbsp; placed in seven forests across Japan. In March 2013, JVCKENWOOD Design Corporation launched Forest Notes – an innovative series of exquisitely designed speakers complete with a built-in wireless Bluetooth connection, web-enabled device and smartphone application that aurally transmits the natural beauty of the wilderness in real time, from one season to the next.
Project Title: Forest Notes
Winning Company: JVCKENWOOD Design Corporation (Japan)

“This is, essentially, a speaker. Yet it is much more than simply a product. It is an exercise that has created a very emotional experience. The sounds of nature can be transmitted live through the speaker — isn’t that wonderful?”  Dennis Chan, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: Imagine hearing the faraway sounds of the forest at any time – the sounds of nature lulling a child to sleep, an evening at home after a busy day in the city relaxing to music from the forest world. Voices of the forest – the sounds of birds singing, branches swaying, a leaf falling, winds gathering and maybe a squirrel scurrying – can now be streamed live, picked up via microphones  placed in seven forests across Japan. In March 2013, JVCKENWOOD Design Corporation launched Forest Notes – an innovative series of exquisitely designed speakers complete with a built-in wireless Bluetooth connection, web-enabled device and smartphone application that aurally transmits the natural beauty of the wilderness in real time, from one season to the next.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: SILENT Brass™Winning <br>Company: Yamaha Corporation (Japan)<br><br>“It offers the potential for musicians to practise as they can listen to themselves play in silence.” Tetsuyuki Hirano, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: Playing the trumpet in an apartment building in the middle of a large city in Asia might not always be popular with one’s neighbours. One of the many benefits offered by the Silent Brass series is the assurance of harmonious community relations – musicians can play wherever and whenever they like, without disturbing the rest of the family or the entire neighbourhood. In Asian cities where domestic life is often confined to very compact apartments with little space and privacy, this product has even greater benefits. This latest innovation makes it no longer necessary to use mufflers to reduce noise, which could render music dull and lifeless – a dispiriting experience for any budding player.
Project Title: SILENT Brass™Winning
Company: Yamaha Corporation (Japan)

“It offers the potential for musicians to practise as they can listen to themselves play in silence.” Tetsuyuki Hirano, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: Playing the trumpet in an apartment building in the middle of a large city in Asia might not always be popular with one’s neighbours. One of the many benefits offered by the Silent Brass series is the assurance of harmonious community relations – musicians can play wherever and whenever they like, without disturbing the rest of the family or the entire neighbourhood. In Asian cities where domestic life is often confined to very compact apartments with little space and privacy, this product has even greater benefits. This latest innovation makes it no longer necessary to use mufflers to reduce noise, which could render music dull and lifeless – a dispiriting experience for any budding player.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: SILENT Brass™Winning <br>Company: Yamaha Corporation (Japan)<br><br>“It offers the potential for musicians to practise as they can listen to themselves play in silence.” Tetsuyuki Hirano, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: Playing the trumpet in an apartment building in the middle of a large city in Asia might not always be popular with one’s neighbours. One of the many benefits offered by the Silent Brass series is the assurance of harmonious community relations – musicians can play wherever and whenever they like, without disturbing the rest of the family or the entire neighbourhood. In Asian cities where domestic life is often confined to very compact apartments with little space and privacy, this product has even greater benefits. This latest innovation makes it no longer necessary to use mufflers to reduce noise, which could render music dull and lifeless – a dispiriting experience for any budding player.
Project Title: SILENT Brass™Winning
Company: Yamaha Corporation (Japan)

“It offers the potential for musicians to practise as they can listen to themselves play in silence.” Tetsuyuki Hirano, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: Playing the trumpet in an apartment building in the middle of a large city in Asia might not always be popular with one’s neighbours. One of the many benefits offered by the Silent Brass series is the assurance of harmonious community relations – musicians can play wherever and whenever they like, without disturbing the rest of the family or the entire neighbourhood. In Asian cities where domestic life is often confined to very compact apartments with little space and privacy, this product has even greater benefits. This latest innovation makes it no longer necessary to use mufflers to reduce noise, which could render music dull and lifeless – a dispiriting experience for any budding player.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: The Red FaceWinning <br>Company: MARUSAI (South Korea)<br><br>“It is something so simple and almost unassuming… it creates a focal point to an area of the city.”Paul Priestman, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: When designers focus their creativity on the mundane – in this case a bus shelter – the results can often be revolutionary. The Red Face is simultaneously a waiting point, meeting place, playground and viewing platform. All this is achieved in a crisp, sculptural form. The project formed part of an industrial design programme at the Gwangju Design Biennale 2013. The bus stop was originally built as the alighting point for visitors attending the Biennale, so the structure was conceived as a showcase. However it has since become a permanent landmark and its position among some trees also accents the design. Bus stops generically follow the same familiar form: a simple rectangle with simple lines perpendicular and parallel to each other. Challenging those rules entirely, The Red Face is a series of angled, tilted and cantilevered planes and lines that give tension to its overall perspective.
Project Title: The Red FaceWinning
Company: MARUSAI (South Korea)

“It is something so simple and almost unassuming… it creates a focal point to an area of the city.”Paul Priestman, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: When designers focus their creativity on the mundane – in this case a bus shelter – the results can often be revolutionary. The Red Face is simultaneously a waiting point, meeting place, playground and viewing platform. All this is achieved in a crisp, sculptural form. The project formed part of an industrial design programme at the Gwangju Design Biennale 2013. The bus stop was originally built as the alighting point for visitors attending the Biennale, so the structure was conceived as a showcase. However it has since become a permanent landmark and its position among some trees also accents the design. Bus stops generically follow the same familiar form: a simple rectangle with simple lines perpendicular and parallel to each other. Challenging those rules entirely, The Red Face is a series of angled, tilted and cantilevered planes and lines that give tension to its overall perspective.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: The Red FaceWinning <br>Company: MARUSAI (South Korea)<br><br>“It is something so simple and almost unassuming… it creates a focal point to an area of the city.”Paul Priestman, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: When designers focus their creativity on the mundane – in this case a bus shelter – the results can often be revolutionary. The Red Face is simultaneously a waiting point, meeting place, playground and viewing platform. All this is achieved in a crisp, sculptural form. The project formed part of an industrial design programme at the Gwangju Design Biennale 2013. The bus stop was originally built as the alighting point for visitors attending the Biennale, so the structure was conceived as a showcase. However it has since become a permanent landmark and its position among some trees also accents the design. Bus stops generically follow the same familiar form: a simple rectangle with simple lines perpendicular and parallel to each other. Challenging those rules entirely, The Red Face is a series of angled, tilted and cantilevered planes and lines that give tension to its overall perspective.
Project Title: The Red FaceWinning
Company: MARUSAI (South Korea)

“It is something so simple and almost unassuming… it creates a focal point to an area of the city.”Paul Priestman, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: When designers focus their creativity on the mundane – in this case a bus shelter – the results can often be revolutionary. The Red Face is simultaneously a waiting point, meeting place, playground and viewing platform. All this is achieved in a crisp, sculptural form. The project formed part of an industrial design programme at the Gwangju Design Biennale 2013. The bus stop was originally built as the alighting point for visitors attending the Biennale, so the structure was conceived as a showcase. However it has since become a permanent landmark and its position among some trees also accents the design. Bus stops generically follow the same familiar form: a simple rectangle with simple lines perpendicular and parallel to each other. Challenging those rules entirely, The Red Face is a series of angled, tilted and cantilevered planes and lines that give tension to its overall perspective.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: ThinkPad X1 Carbon<br>Winning Company: Lenovo (USA)<br><br>“Good design transcends beyond aesthetics and has the ability for users to interact with the product, to enhance users’ experience.” Edmund Lee, Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre &nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: What makes this latest version of the ThinkPad X1 series special is its intuitive interaction with all sorts of devices, plus its ability to communicate through voice and hand gestures. It’s the new toy of the modern workforce, and recent converts are probably finding its engaging platform a breath of fresh air. It’s as though the designers of the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon have gone back to basics and really thought about what would enhance the experience of using a PC laptop/notebook. While tech companies continue indefinitely in their pursuit of making equipment lighter, faster, slimmer, sexier, the designers at Lenovo consider how to make typing more comfortable. Lenovo are not only concerned with weight, speed and aesthetics, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will have been fine-tuned and rigorously tested in minutiae. This not merely applies to the mechanics of the user interface and a longer battery life, but also goes for appearance and the nuances of feel.
Project Title: ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Winning Company: Lenovo (USA)

“Good design transcends beyond aesthetics and has the ability for users to interact with the product, to enhance users’ experience.” Edmund Lee, Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre  

Synopsis: What makes this latest version of the ThinkPad X1 series special is its intuitive interaction with all sorts of devices, plus its ability to communicate through voice and hand gestures. It’s the new toy of the modern workforce, and recent converts are probably finding its engaging platform a breath of fresh air. It’s as though the designers of the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon have gone back to basics and really thought about what would enhance the experience of using a PC laptop/notebook. While tech companies continue indefinitely in their pursuit of making equipment lighter, faster, slimmer, sexier, the designers at Lenovo consider how to make typing more comfortable. Lenovo are not only concerned with weight, speed and aesthetics, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will have been fine-tuned and rigorously tested in minutiae. This not merely applies to the mechanics of the user interface and a longer battery life, but also goes for appearance and the nuances of feel.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: ThinkPad X1 Carbon<br>Winning Company: Lenovo (USA)<br><br>“Good design transcends beyond aesthetics and has the ability for users to interact with the product, to enhance users’ experience.” Edmund Lee, Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre &nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: What makes this latest version of the ThinkPad X1 series special is its intuitive interaction with all sorts of devices, plus its ability to communicate through voice and hand gestures. It’s the new toy of the modern workforce, and recent converts are probably finding its engaging platform a breath of fresh air. It’s as though the designers of the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon have gone back to basics and really thought about what would enhance the experience of using a PC laptop/notebook. While tech companies continue indefinitely in their pursuit of making equipment lighter, faster, slimmer, sexier, the designers at Lenovo consider how to make typing more comfortable. Lenovo are not only concerned with weight, speed and aesthetics, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will have been fine-tuned and rigorously tested in minutiae. This not merely applies to the mechanics of the user interface and a longer battery life, but also goes for appearance and the nuances of feel.
Project Title: ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Winning Company: Lenovo (USA)

“Good design transcends beyond aesthetics and has the ability for users to interact with the product, to enhance users’ experience.” Edmund Lee, Executive Director, Hong Kong Design Centre  

Synopsis: What makes this latest version of the ThinkPad X1 series special is its intuitive interaction with all sorts of devices, plus its ability to communicate through voice and hand gestures. It’s the new toy of the modern workforce, and recent converts are probably finding its engaging platform a breath of fresh air. It’s as though the designers of the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon have gone back to basics and really thought about what would enhance the experience of using a PC laptop/notebook. While tech companies continue indefinitely in their pursuit of making equipment lighter, faster, slimmer, sexier, the designers at Lenovo consider how to make typing more comfortable. Lenovo are not only concerned with weight, speed and aesthetics, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will have been fine-tuned and rigorously tested in minutiae. This not merely applies to the mechanics of the user interface and a longer battery life, but also goes for appearance and the nuances of feel.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: Sun Tanning ProjectWinning <br>Company: Pinmo Design Studio (Taiwan)<br><br>“It reminds us of the things most fundamental to our existence. The designer uses the most natural and ordinary elements in our daily life to create a touching experience for its users.” Yao Yingjia, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: Using sunlight to dry and preserve food has been practised by people around the world for centuries. In Chinese communities, this is a long-established custom, not just with meats and fish, but also dried vegetables and fruits. What makes Sun Tanning Project special is that the designer has adopted this age-old technique and harnessed the sun to facilitate his process of designing creative products. The designer knew that paper gradually yellows with exposure to sunlight, and thought by covering a sheet with a transparent mesh or a slide, the words and images shaped there would gradually be ‘developed’ or ‘tanned’ by the sun. He then hit on the idea of creating a whole year’s calendar this way. First made for the year 2013, the Tanning Calendar represents a simple, down-to-earth attitude to life; one that nurtures creativity from engaging the most natural processes.
Project Title: Sun Tanning ProjectWinning
Company: Pinmo Design Studio (Taiwan)

“It reminds us of the things most fundamental to our existence. The designer uses the most natural and ordinary elements in our daily life to create a touching experience for its users.” Yao Yingjia, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: Using sunlight to dry and preserve food has been practised by people around the world for centuries. In Chinese communities, this is a long-established custom, not just with meats and fish, but also dried vegetables and fruits. What makes Sun Tanning Project special is that the designer has adopted this age-old technique and harnessed the sun to facilitate his process of designing creative products. The designer knew that paper gradually yellows with exposure to sunlight, and thought by covering a sheet with a transparent mesh or a slide, the words and images shaped there would gradually be ‘developed’ or ‘tanned’ by the sun. He then hit on the idea of creating a whole year’s calendar this way. First made for the year 2013, the Tanning Calendar represents a simple, down-to-earth attitude to life; one that nurtures creativity from engaging the most natural processes.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: Sun Tanning ProjectWinning <br>Company: Pinmo Design Studio (Taiwan)<br><br>“It reminds us of the things most fundamental to our existence. The designer uses the most natural and ordinary elements in our daily life to create a touching experience for its users.” Yao Yingjia, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: Using sunlight to dry and preserve food has been practised by people around the world for centuries. In Chinese communities, this is a long-established custom, not just with meats and fish, but also dried vegetables and fruits. What makes Sun Tanning Project special is that the designer has adopted this age-old technique and harnessed the sun to facilitate his process of designing creative products. The designer knew that paper gradually yellows with exposure to sunlight, and thought by covering a sheet with a transparent mesh or a slide, the words and images shaped there would gradually be ‘developed’ or ‘tanned’ by the sun. He then hit on the idea of creating a whole year’s calendar this way. First made for the year 2013, the Tanning Calendar represents a simple, down-to-earth attitude to life; one that nurtures creativity from engaging the most natural processes.
Project Title: Sun Tanning ProjectWinning
Company: Pinmo Design Studio (Taiwan)

“It reminds us of the things most fundamental to our existence. The designer uses the most natural and ordinary elements in our daily life to create a touching experience for its users.” Yao Yingjia, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: Using sunlight to dry and preserve food has been practised by people around the world for centuries. In Chinese communities, this is a long-established custom, not just with meats and fish, but also dried vegetables and fruits. What makes Sun Tanning Project special is that the designer has adopted this age-old technique and harnessed the sun to facilitate his process of designing creative products. The designer knew that paper gradually yellows with exposure to sunlight, and thought by covering a sheet with a transparent mesh or a slide, the words and images shaped there would gradually be ‘developed’ or ‘tanned’ by the sun. He then hit on the idea of creating a whole year’s calendar this way. First made for the year 2013, the Tanning Calendar represents a simple, down-to-earth attitude to life; one that nurtures creativity from engaging the most natural processes.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: OOObject<br>Winning Company: Green &amp; Associates (HK) Ltd (Hong Kong)<br><br>“The business model can sustain itself. OOObject has also located its factory near to where it sources the materials – the company links two vital aspects together.” Freeman Lau, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: Over 50 kinds of food waste and 20 kinds of non-food waste are used at OOObject for upcycling. To help build the company’s long-term sustainability, CL Lam realised the importance of securing interest overseas, not just locally. The concept of OOObject was generated in 2006. Since then Lam had tested and developed a number of possible design ideas and in 2009, he introduced OOObject to Europe, followed by China and Hong Kong in 2012. With China being popularly described as the world’s factory, there is certainly a rich supply of bi-products and waste material for OOObject to feed on. In this respect, his business strategy is ingenious – not only making use of abundant supplies of waste material but also helping to solve China’s enormous and pressing problem of waste management.
Project Title: OOObject
Winning Company: Green & Associates (HK) Ltd (Hong Kong)

“The business model can sustain itself. OOObject has also located its factory near to where it sources the materials – the company links two vital aspects together.” Freeman Lau, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: Over 50 kinds of food waste and 20 kinds of non-food waste are used at OOObject for upcycling. To help build the company’s long-term sustainability, CL Lam realised the importance of securing interest overseas, not just locally. The concept of OOObject was generated in 2006. Since then Lam had tested and developed a number of possible design ideas and in 2009, he introduced OOObject to Europe, followed by China and Hong Kong in 2012. With China being popularly described as the world’s factory, there is certainly a rich supply of bi-products and waste material for OOObject to feed on. In this respect, his business strategy is ingenious – not only making use of abundant supplies of waste material but also helping to solve China’s enormous and pressing problem of waste management.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: OOObject<br>Winning Company: Green &amp; Associates (HK) Ltd (Hong Kong)<br><br>“The business model can sustain itself. OOObject has also located its factory near to where it sources the materials – the company links two vital aspects together.” Freeman Lau, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: Over 50 kinds of food waste and 20 kinds of non-food waste are used at OOObject for upcycling. To help build the company’s long-term sustainability, CL Lam realised the importance of securing interest overseas, not just locally. The concept of OOObject was generated in 2006. Since then Lam had tested and developed a number of possible design ideas and in 2009, he introduced OOObject to Europe, followed by China and Hong Kong in 2012. With China being popularly described as the world’s factory, there is certainly a rich supply of bi-products and waste material for OOObject to feed on. In this respect, his business strategy is ingenious – not only making use of abundant supplies of waste material but also helping to solve China’s enormous and pressing problem of waste management.
Project Title: OOObject
Winning Company: Green & Associates (HK) Ltd (Hong Kong)

“The business model can sustain itself. OOObject has also located its factory near to where it sources the materials – the company links two vital aspects together.” Freeman Lau, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: Over 50 kinds of food waste and 20 kinds of non-food waste are used at OOObject for upcycling. To help build the company’s long-term sustainability, CL Lam realised the importance of securing interest overseas, not just locally. The concept of OOObject was generated in 2006. Since then Lam had tested and developed a number of possible design ideas and in 2009, he introduced OOObject to Europe, followed by China and Hong Kong in 2012. With China being popularly described as the world’s factory, there is certainly a rich supply of bi-products and waste material for OOObject to feed on. In this respect, his business strategy is ingenious – not only making use of abundant supplies of waste material but also helping to solve China’s enormous and pressing problem of waste management.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: OOObject<br>Winning Company: Green &amp; Associates (HK) Ltd (Hong Kong)<br><br>“The business model can sustain itself. OOObject has also located its factory near to where it sources the materials – the company links two vital aspects together.” Freeman Lau, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: Over 50 kinds of food waste and 20 kinds of non-food waste are used at OOObject for upcycling. To help build the company’s long-term sustainability, CL Lam realised the importance of securing interest overseas, not just locally. The concept of OOObject was generated in 2006. Since then Lam had tested and developed a number of possible design ideas and in 2009, he introduced OOObject to Europe, followed by China and Hong Kong in 2012. With China being popularly described as the world’s factory, there is certainly a rich supply of bi-products and waste material for OOObject to feed on. In this respect, his business strategy is ingenious – not only making use of abundant supplies of waste material but also helping to solve China’s enormous and pressing problem of waste management.
Project Title: OOObject
Winning Company: Green & Associates (HK) Ltd (Hong Kong)

“The business model can sustain itself. OOObject has also located its factory near to where it sources the materials – the company links two vital aspects together.” Freeman Lau, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: Over 50 kinds of food waste and 20 kinds of non-food waste are used at OOObject for upcycling. To help build the company’s long-term sustainability, CL Lam realised the importance of securing interest overseas, not just locally. The concept of OOObject was generated in 2006. Since then Lam had tested and developed a number of possible design ideas and in 2009, he introduced OOObject to Europe, followed by China and Hong Kong in 2012. With China being popularly described as the world’s factory, there is certainly a rich supply of bi-products and waste material for OOObject to feed on. In this respect, his business strategy is ingenious – not only making use of abundant supplies of waste material but also helping to solve China’s enormous and pressing problem of waste management.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: The Colours of Asia <br>Winning Company/Organization: The Design Alliance Asia<br><br>“The Colours of Asia brings us back to our sense of colour as humans. The palette is not only an application system, it restores the richness of colours.”Eric Chan, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge<br><br>Synopsis: “Colours of Asia” was an event held in Hong Kong, spearheaded by the Design Alliance Asia and co-organised by the Hong Kong Design Institute. The event covered a wide range of research topics and was first of its kind to compile the findings of so many Asian design industry practitioners and researchers. Research was focused around the three primary colours red, blue and yellow; later adding green; and completing the palette with black and white. Orange, gold and purple were also explored as subsets of the five basic colours, expanding the profile as research emerged. The curator believed that colour is a cultural construct and its meaning may vary from society to society. Integral to the process of building an Asian palette was the compilation of research reports and analysis from the 14 participating countries – including China/Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Middle East/Lebanon, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. The project actively encouraged pan-Asian collaboration with the long-term vision of supporting design development across the region in a borderless manner.
Project Title: The Colours of Asia
Winning Company/Organization: The Design Alliance Asia

“The Colours of Asia brings us back to our sense of colour as humans. The palette is not only an application system, it restores the richness of colours.”Eric Chan, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge

Synopsis: “Colours of Asia” was an event held in Hong Kong, spearheaded by the Design Alliance Asia and co-organised by the Hong Kong Design Institute. The event covered a wide range of research topics and was first of its kind to compile the findings of so many Asian design industry practitioners and researchers. Research was focused around the three primary colours red, blue and yellow; later adding green; and completing the palette with black and white. Orange, gold and purple were also explored as subsets of the five basic colours, expanding the profile as research emerged. The curator believed that colour is a cultural construct and its meaning may vary from society to society. Integral to the process of building an Asian palette was the compilation of research reports and analysis from the 14 participating countries – including China/Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Middle East/Lebanon, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. The project actively encouraged pan-Asian collaboration with the long-term vision of supporting design development across the region in a borderless manner.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: The Colours of Asia <br>Winning Company/Organization: The Design Alliance Asia<br><br>“The Colours of Asia brings us back to our sense of colour as humans. The palette is not only an application system, it restores the richness of colours.”Eric Chan, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge<br><br>Synopsis: “Colours of Asia” was an event held in Hong Kong, spearheaded by the Design Alliance Asia and co-organised by the Hong Kong Design Institute. The event covered a wide range of research topics and was first of its kind to compile the findings of so many Asian design industry practitioners and researchers. Research was focused around the three primary colours red, blue and yellow; later adding green; and completing the palette with black and white. Orange, gold and purple were also explored as subsets of the five basic colours, expanding the profile as research emerged. The curator believed that colour is a cultural construct and its meaning may vary from society to society. Integral to the process of building an Asian palette was the compilation of research reports and analysis from the 14 participating countries – including China/Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Middle East/Lebanon, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. The project actively encouraged pan-Asian collaboration with the long-term vision of supporting design development across the region in a borderless manner.
Project Title: The Colours of Asia
Winning Company/Organization: The Design Alliance Asia

“The Colours of Asia brings us back to our sense of colour as humans. The palette is not only an application system, it restores the richness of colours.”Eric Chan, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge

Synopsis: “Colours of Asia” was an event held in Hong Kong, spearheaded by the Design Alliance Asia and co-organised by the Hong Kong Design Institute. The event covered a wide range of research topics and was first of its kind to compile the findings of so many Asian design industry practitioners and researchers. Research was focused around the three primary colours red, blue and yellow; later adding green; and completing the palette with black and white. Orange, gold and purple were also explored as subsets of the five basic colours, expanding the profile as research emerged. The curator believed that colour is a cultural construct and its meaning may vary from society to society. Integral to the process of building an Asian palette was the compilation of research reports and analysis from the 14 participating countries – including China/Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Middle East/Lebanon, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. The project actively encouraged pan-Asian collaboration with the long-term vision of supporting design development across the region in a borderless manner.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: The Colours of Asia <br>Winning Company/Organization: The Design Alliance Asia<br><br>“The Colours of Asia brings us back to our sense of colour as humans. The palette is not only an application system, it restores the richness of colours.”Eric Chan, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge<br><br>Synopsis: “Colours of Asia” was an event held in Hong Kong, spearheaded by the Design Alliance Asia and co-organised by the Hong Kong Design Institute. The event covered a wide range of research topics and was first of its kind to compile the findings of so many Asian design industry practitioners and researchers. Research was focused around the three primary colours red, blue and yellow; later adding green; and completing the palette with black and white. Orange, gold and purple were also explored as subsets of the five basic colours, expanding the profile as research emerged. The curator believed that colour is a cultural construct and its meaning may vary from society to society. Integral to the process of building an Asian palette was the compilation of research reports and analysis from the 14 participating countries – including China/Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Middle East/Lebanon, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. The project actively encouraged pan-Asian collaboration with the long-term vision of supporting design development across the region in a borderless manner.
Project Title: The Colours of Asia
Winning Company/Organization: The Design Alliance Asia

“The Colours of Asia brings us back to our sense of colour as humans. The palette is not only an application system, it restores the richness of colours.”Eric Chan, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge

Synopsis: “Colours of Asia” was an event held in Hong Kong, spearheaded by the Design Alliance Asia and co-organised by the Hong Kong Design Institute. The event covered a wide range of research topics and was first of its kind to compile the findings of so many Asian design industry practitioners and researchers. Research was focused around the three primary colours red, blue and yellow; later adding green; and completing the palette with black and white. Orange, gold and purple were also explored as subsets of the five basic colours, expanding the profile as research emerged. The curator believed that colour is a cultural construct and its meaning may vary from society to society. Integral to the process of building an Asian palette was the compilation of research reports and analysis from the 14 participating countries – including China/Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Middle East/Lebanon, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. The project actively encouraged pan-Asian collaboration with the long-term vision of supporting design development across the region in a borderless manner.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: Mac Pro<br>Winning Company: Apple, Inc. (USA)<br><br>“This remarkable change of design could last another 10 years or even longer.” Tetsuyuki Hirano, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: It’s the most powerful yet radical Mac ever designed by Apple. Deliberate or not, there is no danger of mistaking this new Mac Pro for any of its predecessors. In terms of looks alone, it could not be more revolutionarily different. The central concept is that of a unified thermal core – all the parts are clustered around this. As a result, the design is “a much leaner, lighter, quieter and far more streamlined structure”. Standing at just 9.9 inches tall and 6.6 inches in diameter, it is easily accommodated on the desk of an average workstation. It has built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and an HDMI port (support for the latest TVs, projectors, displays, including Ultra HD TVs), so users can build what they need around it.
Project Title: Mac Pro
Winning Company: Apple, Inc. (USA)

“This remarkable change of design could last another 10 years or even longer.” Tetsuyuki Hirano, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: It’s the most powerful yet radical Mac ever designed by Apple. Deliberate or not, there is no danger of mistaking this new Mac Pro for any of its predecessors. In terms of looks alone, it could not be more revolutionarily different. The central concept is that of a unified thermal core – all the parts are clustered around this. As a result, the design is “a much leaner, lighter, quieter and far more streamlined structure”. Standing at just 9.9 inches tall and 6.6 inches in diameter, it is easily accommodated on the desk of an average workstation. It has built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and an HDMI port (support for the latest TVs, projectors, displays, including Ultra HD TVs), so users can build what they need around it.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: Mac Pro<br>Winning Company: Apple, Inc. (USA)<br><br>“This remarkable change of design could last another 10 years or even longer.” Tetsuyuki Hirano, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: It’s the most powerful yet radical Mac ever designed by Apple. Deliberate or not, there is no danger of mistaking this new Mac Pro for any of its predecessors. In terms of looks alone, it could not be more revolutionarily different. The central concept is that of a unified thermal core – all the parts are clustered around this. As a result, the design is “a much leaner, lighter, quieter and far more streamlined structure”. Standing at just 9.9 inches tall and 6.6 inches in diameter, it is easily accommodated on the desk of an average workstation. It has built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and an HDMI port (support for the latest TVs, projectors, displays, including Ultra HD TVs), so users can build what they need around it.
Project Title: Mac Pro
Winning Company: Apple, Inc. (USA)

“This remarkable change of design could last another 10 years or even longer.” Tetsuyuki Hirano, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: It’s the most powerful yet radical Mac ever designed by Apple. Deliberate or not, there is no danger of mistaking this new Mac Pro for any of its predecessors. In terms of looks alone, it could not be more revolutionarily different. The central concept is that of a unified thermal core – all the parts are clustered around this. As a result, the design is “a much leaner, lighter, quieter and far more streamlined structure”. Standing at just 9.9 inches tall and 6.6 inches in diameter, it is easily accommodated on the desk of an average workstation. It has built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and an HDMI port (support for the latest TVs, projectors, displays, including Ultra HD TVs), so users can build what they need around it.
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Press kit | 1173-02 - Press release | Winners announce -DFA Awards 2014 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) - Competition - Project Title: Mac Pro<br>Winning Company: Apple, Inc. (USA)<br><br>“This remarkable change of design could last another 10 years or even longer.” Tetsuyuki Hirano, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge&nbsp;<br><br>Synopsis: It’s the most powerful yet radical Mac ever designed by Apple. Deliberate or not, there is no danger of mistaking this new Mac Pro for any of its predecessors. In terms of looks alone, it could not be more revolutionarily different. The central concept is that of a unified thermal core – all the parts are clustered around this. As a result, the design is “a much leaner, lighter, quieter and far more streamlined structure”. Standing at just 9.9 inches tall and 6.6 inches in diameter, it is easily accommodated on the desk of an average workstation. It has built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and an HDMI port (support for the latest TVs, projectors, displays, including Ultra HD TVs), so users can build what they need around it.
Project Title: Mac Pro
Winning Company: Apple, Inc. (USA)

“This remarkable change of design could last another 10 years or even longer.” Tetsuyuki Hirano, Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judge 

Synopsis: It’s the most powerful yet radical Mac ever designed by Apple. Deliberate or not, there is no danger of mistaking this new Mac Pro for any of its predecessors. In terms of looks alone, it could not be more revolutionarily different. The central concept is that of a unified thermal core – all the parts are clustered around this. As a result, the design is “a much leaner, lighter, quieter and far more streamlined structure”. Standing at just 9.9 inches tall and 6.6 inches in diameter, it is easily accommodated on the desk of an average workstation. It has built-in Thunderbolt 2, USB 3, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and an HDMI port (support for the latest TVs, projectors, displays, including Ultra HD TVs), so users can build what they need around it.
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