The Home Journal Awards returned with a bang for its third rendition, honouring the best in fine design across a multitude of interior disciplines.
Creating a soulful space is no easy feat – and for the past two years, it has only become more challenging. But with every challenge comes opportunities. Designers and creatives have demonstrated in this critical time a whole new level of problem-solving and design prowess that have brought to life superlative projects against all odds.
To celebrate these achievements, the Home Journal Awards returned for its third rendition this year to recognise the best in fine design spanning two main categories – the Best Designer Awards and Best Brand Awards.
Winners were determined by a distinguished judging panel of design experts and industry pioneers, including Steve Leung Design Group’s chief creative officer Chong Chiu Fung; AB Concept co-founder and principal Ed Ng; MAD Architects principal partner Yosuke Hayano; Groundwork Architects & Associates co-founder and design principal Manfred Yuen; HKDA chairman Karr Yip; HKDA vice chairman Mui Kinoshita; and Home Journal managing editor Jennifer Chan.
The jury based its judgments on five evaluation criteria: innovation, functionality and utility, aesthetic, sustainability, and design impact.
“The entries we received this year saw a good mix of the aforementioned qualities,” Chan said.
“Each of the projects that won an award demonstrated solid creative and technical skills which led to such impressive outcomes. Congratulations to all winners, they should be justly proud of their efforts.”
One notable category was the Residential: Apartment (800 – 1,500 sq.ft.) sponsored by Samsung Electronics, which was awarded to Starz Pasha for its ethereal residential project Nude Flat. The design practice also clinched the coveted Emerging Designer of the Year title for being the highest scored design firm in this year’s programme.
Another highlight was the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to reputed artist-architect-designer Raymond Fung Wing Kee, former senior architect of the Architectural Services Department of HKSAR Government, for his unwavering dedication to propelling forward Hong Kong’s architecture, interior design, and art industries.
This year’s awards came together at a glamorous cocktail ceremony that brought together lifestyle brands, interior designers, and Home Journal readers – a founding vision of the event.
Held at The Chinese Library, Tai Kwun, the Home Journal Awards 2022 ceremony was attended by 160 honourable guests and judges, who were dressed in the theme of chinoiserie chic – an aesthetic that reflects the city’s unique cultural heritage of East meets West.
“Connecting brands, interior designers and readers has always been front and centre at Home Journal,” Chan said. “We are pleased that the night served as a platform for the industry to get together and for creativity to spread.”
Taking pride of place on the floor was a well-appointed living lounge curated by Samsung in collaboration with Grande Interior Design. It was a creative showcase of how The Frame and The Serif televisions, as well as the Freestyle projector, the Smart Monitor M8, and the Bespoke Fridge, can elevate our quality of life through good design.
Inspired by the restaurant’s design ethos, this artful corner embraced different wood tones to echo the original wooden floors and window frames of the heritage building it resides in, channelling a sense of sophistication and cosiness that blended right into the restaurant’s vibe.
At the fore of the Samsung corner is the Frame TV. Designed to double as a work of wall art when not in use, the Frame comes with customisable bezels likened to picture frames, available in four colourways – beige, black, white and brown. With the Matte Display mode on, it appears like a painting in your living room that fits right into homes of any style.
Standing next to it is the Serif TV, which boasts a slim I-shaped design supported by an elegant casing, making it a statement piece that reveals one’s personality and taste.
Also on display is the portable Freestyle projector, allowing you to turn any room into a high-performing theatre; the Smart Monitor that offers the best work-from-home solution; and the Bespoke Fridge that comes in a flurry of colours and finishes for customisation.
Best Designer Awards
The Best Designer Awards – which spanned a total of 18 categories – celebrated residential and commercial interior design projects that brilliantly balanced a multitude of considerations and needs.
Residential - Apartment (more than 1,500 sq.ft.)
GOLD Novus Penetralis Limited - The Hillgrove
SILVER Luigi & Wing Studio and Beijing Infinite Construction Space Art Co. Ltd - Casa De Numero 9
BRONZE Hei Design - Jade Grove
MERIT Tommy Choi Interior Design Limited - 6 Old Peak Road
MERIT CHILL INTERIOR DESIGN COMPANY LIMITED - 日落日出
MERIT B Squared Design - Loft B
MERIT Arterior Project Studio Limited - Let the Space Breath
Residential - Apartment (800 - 1,500 sq.ft.)
GOLD Starz Pasha Ltd. - The Nude Flat
SILVER JAAK Design - KAMT
BRONZE Madmen Studio - An Apartment dedicated to Meditation
MERIT XLMS Limited - Apartment in Mountain Court, Ho Man Tin Hill Road
MERIT Wams Design Limited - Dynasty Court
MERIT Minus Workshop - The Zen Oasis
MERIT Homeric Design Limited - Linden Height
MERIT Harmony Interior Design Limited - Sky Lodge Dynasty Height
MERIT Grande Interior Design - The Cullinan
MERIT Epic interior design Ltd - LP6 Lohas Park
MERIT Epic interior design Ltd - Cullinan West
MERIT Elite Design Consultants Ltd - Lai's Apartment
Residential - Apartment (less than 800 sq.ft.)
GOLD Mae Design Studio - Streamlined Scandinavian Apartment
SILVER Deco Farmer Studio - 古著·家 / Retro
BRONZE Ovviostudio - 萬景峰
MERIT YUKA Living - Assemble
MERIT Studio Ruei - Kowloon Residence
MERIT OK DECORATION DESIGN LIMITED - Sunfield Court
MERIT Make It Works Ltd - Rhythm Garden
MERIT Forest Interior Design Ltd - 太古城——極致發揮的「則王」
MERIT B.R.G. INTERIOR DESIGN LIMITED - Laguna Verde
Residential - Small Home Solutions
GOLD MMH Interior - The Float
SILVER Make It Works Ltd - The Horace Suite
BRONZE OUR INTERIORS LTD. - Smithfield Court
MERIT Underscore studio Limited - Grïd
MERIT Smart Interior Limited - 住宅- 疊翠軒
Residential - Bathroom
GOLD am PLUS Designs - 竹沐
SILVER Eva Wong Architects Ltd. - Eldorado
Residential - Children's Room
GOLD Haven Design Limited - Play and Interact
SILVER MMH Interior - Bellagio
BRONZE am PLUS Designs - 書林s
Residential - Duplex Apartment
GOLD Ethereal Studio - The Vibe Duplex
SILVER Lova Limited - Nature in the hustle and bustle
Residential - House
GOLD Grande Interior Design - Double Haven
SILVER Common Room Interior Studio - Kau To Shan Villa
BRONZE Tommy Choi Interior Design Limited - Palm Springs
MERIT Mister Glory Ltd - Haku
MERIT Infinite Design Ltd - 九肚山峰
Residential - Living Room
GOLD Facade Design Ltd - 富豪．山峯 Mount Regalia
SILVER Jason Lie Interiors - Black Grandeur
BRONZE Taste Interior Design - 嵐岸
Residential - Study Room
GOLD am PLUS Designs - 高樓中的綠洲
SILVER Rico Interior Design & Engineering Company Limited - Caribbean Coast
Commercial - Art Gallery
GOLD C&I Interior Design Limited - Park Lane Shopper's Boulevard
Commercial - Bar & Restaurant
GOLD MMH Interior - Sushi Moto 鮨本
SILVER JW Studio Ltd x Source One Design Ltd. - 焔 - KAEN
BRONZE Injection Interior Design Studio Ltd - Jin Ya Ju
MERIT CNS Interior Design Co. Limited - ASOK Thai Garden
Commercial - Clubhouse
GOLD Favourite Hong Kong Co - 沙田私人會所
Commercial - Hospitality
GOLD ISSI DESIGN LTD - Longyue Sales Office
Commercial - Office
GOLD Starz Pasha Ltd. - GUM
SILVER Grande Interior Design - A Warm & Chic Office
BRONZE Starz Pasha Ltd. - Westwood HQ - Out of the blue
MERIT JIP Interior Design Limited - Adecco Personnel Limited
MERIT Jason Lie Interiors - JL Office
Commercial - Retail Store
GOLD Once Design Studio Limited - Klasse14 - HK K11 Concept Store
SILVER Luigi & Wing Studio - Lab Grown Diamond Concept Store of Diabond
BRONZE Minor Creative Limited - Hooment 人寵生活館
Commercial - Spa & Wellness
GOLD Greyscale Ltd - Exact Medical CT Imaging and Endoscopy Centre
SILVER Greyscale Ltd - Exact Endoscopic and Imaging Centre
BRONZE Lova Limited - New Generation Dental Experience
Commercial - Yacht Design
GOLD Bannenberg & Rowell - MOON SAND
Best Brand Awards
Apart from honouring home-grown talents, Home Journal Awards also paid tribute to outstanding brands that mastered form and function with the Best Brand Awards, which spanned 20 categories this year.
Best Kitchen Design Mia Cucina
Best Outdoor Furniture Zzue Creation
Best Living Room Furniture Design MORRIS sofa
Best Hotel And Serviced Apartments K11 ARTUS
Excellence In Bedding Solutions Airland Holding Company Limited
Best Kitchen Tap Quooker
Excellence In Restaurant Interior Design Hutong
Best Consumer Electronics Design Samsung
Best Lifestyle Concept Samsung
Best Contemporary Furniture Design Indigo Living
Best Art Gallery Illuminati Fine Art
Best Luxury Low Density Residences Villa Lucca - Gainwick Limited
Best Japanese Kitchen And Bathroom Appliance TOCLAS
Best Window Treatment Hunter Douglas
Best Customized Furniture CORS
Emerging Designer Of The Year
GOLD Starz Pasha Ltd.
SILVER Make It Works Ltd
BRONZE Epic interior design Ltd