About the Awards

The HKT Smart Living Awards is the first awards in Hong Kong to combine the concepts of Interior Design and Smart Living, and aims to recognize outstanding achievement in terms of incorporating smart technologies into residential design projects. This awards offers an excellent opportunity for interior design professionals to showcase creativity and imagination in smart home space, while exchanging innovative ideas with peers and raising their profiles in the industry.

The HKT Smart Living Awards 2018 launched a new category for students, with a view to encouraging the younger generation to push the boundaries of interior design and smart home technologies.

Entry Categories

The HKT Smart Living Awards 2018 comprised two major categories: Professional and Student. Hong Kong's interior designers were invited to enter the Professional category by submitting genuine design projects that excelled in creativity, innovation and application of technologies. Meanwhile, local students and graduates from 2016 and 2017 were invited to enter the Student category by submitting design proposals as individuals, or as part of a team to a maximum of four eligible members. Proposals had to be designed according to the "Smart Living – Limited Space, Infinite Possibilities" theme.


Open for Entries
Elevator Pitch
(Design Presentation)
*Applicable only to finalists in the Student category
3 - 4/2018
Online Voting
Presentation Ceremony

Judging Criteria

Designs are judged accordingly to the following criteria:

Interior Design Concept
Entrant's demonstration of innovation and uniqueness
Visual & Spatial Design
Combination of visual art and interior design to provide a spacious living environment
Smart Living Concept
Application of Technologies
Incorporation of innovative technologies and intelligent elements in a home design
Appropriate use of living space to meet the needs of a household and create a comfortable and convenient living environment

Judging Panel

James Law, JP
James Law, JP
Chairman & CEO & Chief Cybertect
James Law Cybertecture

James Law,JP is the founder of international architecture and technology design firm James Law Cybertecture, smart city company Cybertecture X, smart health company Cybertecture H, design education institution Cybertecture Academy, and NGO Cybertecture For Humanity.

James is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Council Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation, Board Member of the Hong Kong Design Centre, Board Adviser to the Hong Kong Designers Association, Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Real Estate Advisory Board and a frequent TED speaker. He was appointed JP in 2017.

Joey Ho
Joey Ho
Design Partner
PAL Design Group

Joey Ho is Design Partner at the PAL Design Group and Chairman of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association. He was included in the Annual Top 10 Influential People of China Interior Design list in 2017 and was Chinese Designer of the Year in 2016. Joey graduated from The University of Hong Kong (Master of Architecture) and The National University of Singapore (Bachelor of Architectural Studies). His designs are avant-garde and have won him more than 120 design awards over the years, locally and internationally. He has established a high-profile client list in the fields of hospitality, residential and other industry sectors, and has led projects all over the world.

This impressive professional aims to inspire lifestyles through design, with a view to encouraging people to adopt unique attitudes to life. He also thinks about design from architectural and philosophical perspectives, while recognizing the subtle relationship between people and the environment through his design approach.

Antony Chan
Antony Chan
Creative Director

Antony Chan is a registered architect in the United Kingdom and France. After returning to Hong Kong in 1998, he established CREAM, his own award-winning architecture and interior design firm. His clients include top hospitality management groups, real estate developers and private individuals. Antony played a role in the European Parliament building project and won fifth prize in the International Competition for Urban Design Ideas for the German parliamentary quarters. In 2003, he was included in the world's Top 50 designers by the prestigious Andrew Martin International Interior Design Awards. Antony considers himself a "Creator of Poetic Space". He explained: "Design is not decoration, merely drawing walls and furnishing a room. It is about offering unique perspectives, developing organic ideas about function and form, and unleashing imagination, while managing the pragmatic aspects of resources, manpower and schedule. What I am interested in exploring is the poetry of space."

Ringo Ng
Ringo Ng
Managing Director of Consumer Group
HKT Limited

Ringo Ng is Managing Director of Consumer Group at HKT. He is responsible for product development, marketing, customer sales and service and technical back office support. Ringo holds more than 20 years' management experience in consumer businesses. Before joining HKT, he was General Manager of Hilti China Limited. In his early career, he managed a number of well-known consumer brands. Ringo also holds experience in managing multiple markets in a variety of industries throughout Asia Pacific, and has earned a solid track record in raising performance standards, particularly in Hong Kong and mainland China. In 1992, he graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing, from York University, Toronto in Canada.

Highlights of the presentation ceremony