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INTERNATIONAL JURY BOARD 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

It is our honor to host the world's top innovative designers, entrepreneurs in the 21st century to join our event - VMARK INNOVATIVE INTERIOR DESIGN SUMMIT/AWARD/ WEEK 2020

The world has known about their design, business, or giant networks for decades but not yet knowing about their passion and good incentives to give VDAS team a hand to build up the platform foundation for talented Vietnamese designers.

VMARK project is not just the effort of a small local designer team but a huge backup board behind each of our activities, all to leave the legacy of the innovative era for our next generation.

WE PROUDLY PRESENT TO YOU OUR JURY BOARD & ADVISORS:

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CLICK HERE FOR juries' bio

If you believe in our vision and mission and can support our team, please don't hesitate to contact us and become a part of VDAS.

Mr. DANTE BRANDI

Consul General

Consulate General of Italy HCMC. Vietnam

​ITALY

www.conshochiminh.esteri.it/

Consul General of Italy – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
March 2018 - Present

Head of Economic Office and Alternate Executive Director for Italy at the EBRD – Italian Embassy in London
August 2013 – March 2018

Head of OSCE Desk – MFA Rome
August 2012 – August 2013

Training/Updating course for Counselors. Italian Diplomatic Institute - Rome
October 2011 – August 2012

Advisor for International Activities at the Italian Export Credit Agency (SACE) - Rome
July 2010 – July 2012

Chief of Staff. Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. (U.S.A.)
January 2007 – July 2010

Deputy Chief of Mission. Italian Embassy in Sofia (Bulgaria), with rank of Counselor
September 2006 - January 2007

Head of the Economic Office. Embassy of Italy in Sofia (Bulgaria)
July 2002 - September 2006.

Second Secretary - Horn of Africa Desk, MFA Rome
September 2001 - July 2002

Joined the Italian Foreign Service - December 2000.
Long mission at the Italian Embassy in Hanoi (Vietnam) on July-August 2001.
Training at the Diplomatic Institute: secondments to SIMEST (Italian Development Finance Institution) and RAI NEWS 24 (Italian Broadcasting Company).

www.conshochiminh.esteri.it/

Founded in 2008, The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM) has the main purpose of undertaking activites to support commercial exchanges between Italy and Vietnam, assisting economic agents and fostering the development of economic relations and cooperation among entrepreneurs of the various countries within Europe.

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (Icham) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam Design Association (VDAS)

The purpose of this MoU is to advance the mutually beneficial informal working relationship between VDAS and Icham. VDAS mission, to develop Design Education and Thinking, Icham mission to improve the quality and impact of Design, come together in the emerging fields of Design development and production. These two organizations are therefore working together to ensure that we build unique and recognized Vietnam Design identity. Design Business and production, while providing vibrant, human suitable places for living and working. In essence VDAS and ICHAM are uniting in the goal of Promoting development of Design Meaning and Business Mind.The parties pledge to work together to help the development of Design meaning and business, and community better serve the needs of society through proper Design and Management. Two parties seek to advance their working relationship with respect to people needs and development-related issues, including, but not limited to the following:ks.

www.icharm.org

Mr. MICHELE D’ERCOLE

Chairman

 

Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam

ITALY

www.icharm.org

Mr. SERGIO PEREIRA DA SILVA

Architect 

President of Portugal Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Vietnam

​Founder & Managing Partner of S+A Vietnam Group

PORTUGAL

www.ccipv.com 

Graduated in Architecture from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa in 2004, obtained the LEED certification in 2013 and is currently PhD student in the Doctoral Program in Social Sustainability and Development at the Universidade Aberta de Lisboa.

He has developed the architecture practice in Portugal until 2011, having started his international career first in Vietnam, then in Algeria, Hong Kong and Macau, enrolling directly in projects related to urban planning, hotels and resorts, health, retail, entertainment and science parks. In 2018 he joined S+A Group and became a founding partner of S+A Vietnam.

Besides, Sérgio is playing the role of Chairman at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portugal-Vietnam. 

www.​ccipv.com 

Mr. NIWA HIROYUKI

Architecture & Interior Designer 

President of Japan Interior Architects / Designer's Association 

Director of Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association 

JAPAN

www.jid.or.jp

WORKS

NAMBA PARKS・Parks Moon The 41st square Blue'dge WINDSOR & BOULOGNE & LOGOS THE WESTIN NAGOYA CASTLE deluxe suite INAX Shinjuku showroom 4F CLStage THE WESTIN NAGOYA CASTLE chapel The Opera & HUGS THE RITZ-CARLTON Tokyo 45F dining THE SAKAE RESIDENCE moitie moitie mamaya Noritake Sakae patisserie gram PROUD Mizuho-hinatacho Hilltop Notitake Ginza Iseya Sohonten Koen-ten Nakanoshima Wellness Center Keishindo JP tower KITTE Marunouchi knot Vent Vert Higashiyama Hotel Gate In Kagoshima Sumai Salon Aichi Fudosan Okazaki Leopalace21 Head office 1F LIXIL showroom

 

AWARDS

 

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 2004 IIDA 2004 Award of Excellence (IES) Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Paul Waterbury Award of Excellence(Outdoor) ~ NAMBA PARKS・Parks Moon Good Design Award 2003-2004 Award of S&M Enterprises ~ Concrete Design Kitsuji   Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 2005  IIDA 2005 Award of Merit (IES) Illuminating Engineering Society of North America   Edwin F. Guth(Interior) Merit Award (Award of Excellence) ~LIVE JAZZ LOUNGE TRIBECA Tokyo Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 2008  IIDA 2008 Award of Merit (IES) Illuminating Engineering Society of North America   Edwin F. Guth(Interior) Merit Award (Award of Excellence) The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan Excellent Illuminating Facility in Tokai Branch, Chief Award ~The 41st square Blue'dge Best Store Of The Year 18th Award of Excellence ~INAX Shinjuku showroom 4F CLStage Architecture Award in Mie 29th, General Section Winner ~Okashi-Kokoro TORAYA SHOGETSU 8th PUBLIC Space Design Contest, 3rd place of facilities department ~Noritake no Mori - my Dining

www.void-jp.org

 

Mr. KEAT ONG

President of Society of Interior Designers

Nota Design Group - Managing Director

SINGAPORE

www.sid-singapore.org

Trained in architecture, KEAT Ong is an international awards-winning multidisciplinary designer in spatial design. He is the current president for Society of Interior Designers, Singapore (SIDS) and founder of Nota Design Group.

Keat has been named one of Asia’s Top Designers in Singapore Design Awards 2014 and also as Designers of the year  2016/2017 from the famed Interior Design Magazine. He was also awarded "The Influencer Award" in Maison Shanghai and conferred “The Most Influential Designer” title by China’s national body for Interior design, China Building Decoration Association in 2017. 

Keat has also been appointed chief judges and jury members for many well-known awards globally such as A’ Design Awards & Competitions (Italy), Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (Hong Kong), Asia Young Designers Award (Asia) and so on. 

Also a passionate educator, Keat is the visiting professors and examiners in many Asian universities and institutions such as China Academy of Art, Southwest Forestry University (China), Singapore Polytechnics, Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore) etc. 

Some of his notable projects include the Changsha Library, Changsha Museum, Dong Ting Lake Exhibition Centre, Lion’s Den Hotel Pingjiang, and many series of Experience & Sales Centres for big brands such as H3, Freewill, Dianfeng and so on. 

www.sid-singapore.org

Mr. Koji Sakai is the Director of Sia-furniture, Japan. Concept "SIA×DESIGN=HAPPINESS" Create the feeling, not the shapes. SIA is a design unit with the motto,"SIA×DESIGN=HAPPINESS", try to create comfortable, convenient and pleasant things. 

Mr. Koji Sakai is also in the Board of Director of Japan Interior Designers' Association (JID). JID was founded in 1958 as a national association to represent the interests of the interior designers in Japan. Since then, JID has been dealing with the professional, cultural, and legal interests of the interior design profession supporting and promoting the realization of the modern design.

The full membership consists of the individual designers who practice interior design and interior product design as well as the researchers engaged in the field of interior design. The supporting membership includes the organizations, companies, design schools and institutes relevant to the field of interior design who wish to contribute the goals of the association. The objectives of the association are to contribute to the social well-being by looking for the common solutions to make better living environments and to enhance the social recognition of the importance of interior design.


For this end, JID has been exchanging ideas and experiences and trying to strengthen social solidarity between the individuals and the organizations nationally as well as internationally in order to establish the recognition, methods and technique to meet the common goals as the professional organization. JID has taken its roll as a member of global society participating positively in the international activities and voicing itself on issues concerted. and will continue to do its part striving towards the objectives raised through a range of activities and with the recognition and responsibilities as a national organization.

www.jid.or.jp | www.siesta-international-associates.com 

Mr. KOJI SAKAI

​Architect / Professor

Board Director of JID Japan Interior Architects/Designers Association

JAPAN

www.jid.or.jp | www.siesta-international-associates.com 

Mr Cameron Woo, founder of Cameron Woo Design (CWD), is celebrated as one of the world’s top interior designers. His firm has been featured in the interior design bible, Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, the Oscars of the interior design world, and has won multiple awards from the International Property Awards, London for World’s Best Interior Design, Asia Pacific’s Best Interior Design and for Singapore.

 

CWD’s clientele include many of the world’s leading property developers such as Kerry Properties, Swire Properties, Capitaland Residential, Ho Bee Group, VIG and Mulpha International.

 

Cameron Woo has been invited to speak at international interior design conferences such as 100% Design, China International Interior Design Cultural Festival, Housing Industry Association of Australia, One to One with World Class Designers in Bankgkok and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair. CWD has collaborated with some of the world’s largest consumer and prestige brands such as Dulux, AkzoNobel, Louis Vuitton and Philips Lighting.

 

Cameron Woo is a panellist on Akzonobel’s Colour Futures and is a regular guest judge and mentor on the hit international interior design reality television show The Apartment TV, (Season 5 & 6) with 11 million viewers in SEA alone. Cameron is currently the President of the Interior Design Confederation Singapore from 2018-2019.

www.idcs.sg | www.cameronwoodesign.com

Mr. CAMERON WOO BIO  

President of

Interior Design Confederation

SINGAPORE

www.idcs.sg

Born and educated in Melbourne, Australia, Suzy showed a passion for design early in life. Like other children, she spent many hours drawing and painting — unlike other children, she spent just as many studying floor plans, visiting show houses and spending most of her pocket money on design magazines. Later, with a further developed love for the arts and the built environment, Suzy went on to study Interior Design and Textiles. Over the following years, Suzy worked across the interiors industry. Her experience with furniture, homewares further built her understanding of the relationship between the components of an interior.

In 2001, a stroke of destiny found Suzy working in Tokyo for an American textile company. Several years later, and a few continents traveled, Suzy found herself back in Asia, this time in Hong Kong. After holding senior positions with two award-winning design firms and gaining experience in high-end residential and 5-star hospitality projects, Suzy founded her own interior design studio. Having authored a successful design blog that had garnered worldwide praise and a strong following within the design community and growing increasingly frustrated with the existing design publications available in the market, a conversation between friends was what Suzy needed to spark the idea to publish a design magazine. 

Design Anthology was launched in early 2014 to a strong following that continues to grow. A quarterly, Design Anthology is published independently and is the only design magazine available across the Asia region to focus on a curated selection of high-end projects in the region or by Asian designers internationally.  In late 2018 Design Anthology UK, a sister licensed edition launched in the European market, and in late 2019 a new edition for the Australian and New Zealand audience will be launched. 

designanthologymag.com

Ms. SUZY ANNETTA

​interior Designer

Founding Editor-in-Chief  

Design Anthology 

AUSTRALIA

designanthologymag.com

Mr. Tung Ching Yew is a multi-disciplinary designer who has vast experiences from reputable international design consultancy organisations. Ching Yew has successfully accomplished projects both locally and overseas in countries such as U.S, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. He has won Gold and Bronze awards in Industry Design Excellence Awards (I-DEA) for Exhibition and Retail categories in 2014 and 2012 respectively.

Having more than 10 years of industry practice, Ching Yew established a spatial design practice, Spirit Of Design Analogy Pte Ltd (SODA) with another fellow alumnus from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

With a total of 15 years of design industry experience that includes design management and project management, Ching Yew has completed projects in major retail malls in Singapore such as Marina Bay Sands, ION Orchard, 313 Somerset, TripleOne Somerset, Iluma, Vivocity, Suntec City, Marina Square, Plaza Singapura and still counting. Some of the other mentionable projects which he was involved as a design consultant are National Day Parade, Orchard Road Christmas Light-up, CommunicAsia / BroadcastAsia, Food and Hotel Asia, and TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition.

SODA is an award winning spatial design firm established in Singapore that specializes in Corporate Spaces. We have completed projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China mainly in Retail, Commercial Office, F&B, Showroom, Hospitality and Exhibition Design sectors. We have been actively participating in seminars as guest speakers and jury panel for awards programme.

www.soda.sg

Mr. TUNG CHING YEW

Chairman, Interior Design Award (SIDA)

Managing Director of SODA

Adjunct Lecturer Nanyang Academy

SINGAPORE

www.sid-singapore.org

Professor Fong is a registered Professional Interior Designer of IIDA (U.S.A), Chartered Society of Designer (UK) and member of AIA (USA) He was elected as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association from 1993-1995. During his 30 years of practice, he completed more than 1,000 major projects located in Mainland China, London, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and USA, and receiving more than 100 design awards.

 

In addition, Mr. Fong lectured at the Hong Kong University and The Tsing Hua University in Bejing China. He also sat on the judging panel for the Asia Pacific Interior Design Award competition and the examination panels for various design institutes. Presently Mr. Fong is the Professor of The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou China, rating the best art academy in China. In 2005, he established the “Most Original Design Award- Patrick Fong” in China to encourage the young designer on creative thinking.

www.apdc-awards.org

Prof. PATRICK FONG

​President of APDC Asia Pacific Design Center

Professor at Hong Kong University

​SHANGHAI OFFICE

www.apdc-awards.org

Mr. Casey Hyun is an international multi-award winning designer/strategist, business consultant and a futurist. He has over 20 years of experience in Industrial Design, automotive and IT sector including Panasonic, Audi, Ford, GM and most recently Hyundai Motor Company, where he led the rise of Hyundai’s brand value from $5b to $10.4b as the head of design/brand.

He is the principal of Global Design Index Ltd.. GDI is a global strategic design consultancy. GDI help to build future through creative design problem solving, Future trend forecasting, Design value evaluation, Investment risk analysis, Strategic design, Red team.

He is also professor at Inchon National University Design Faculty.

Creative design manager at Hyundai 
Head of Strategic Design at Hyundai 
MA, Coventry University UK
Designer, AUDI AG. Germany
Designer, Ford Motor Company. UK
Designer, Panasonic Mobile comm. Japan

Current notables

- 2006~ UTS Casey Hyun design award
- 2014, 2015 Yonsei University MBA lecturer
- 2014 Hyundai Genesis designer
- 2015 VIVID Sydney Keynote Speaker
- IF Concept award Jury

www.gdesignindex.com

Mr. CASEY HYUN

Industrial Futurist Designers

Principal Global Design Index Ltd

Visiting Lecturer, Incheon National University, Korea / United Kingdom / Australia 

KOREA

www.gdesignindex.com

Riccardo Franceschi

1989-1994 Polytechnic of Milan, Faculty of Architecture and Interior Design
1993-1995 Assistant Professor of Architecture at Faculty of Architecture of Polytechnic of Milan
1996 Opens office in Brescia
2009 Partnership with Giorgio Goffi
2010 Establishes with Giorgio Goffi ARCHI2 office

Archisquare awards

1994 “Premio San Carlo Borromeo” Permanent Exhibition in Milan (selected)
2005 “Piranesi Prix International” (finalist)
2006 Award “Gold Medal for Italian Architecture” Honorable Mention
“International Prize Mies Van Der Rohe” (selected)
“National Award ANCE-IN / ARCH”, Prize for the best young architects project section

www.archi2.it

Mr. RICCARDO FRANCESCHI

Architect, Interior Designer

 

Professor LABA University

ITALY

www.en.laba.biz

Mr. Eisuke Tachikawa is a design activist and representative at NOSIGNER. A design strategist. Build relationships through design (social implementation of design) = Apply the design to new areas, build a naturally straightforward beautiful vision for the future 

Clarifying the idea of the structure (structuring knowledge of design) = Clarify the idea and creation of the structure, increase the number of changemakers by producing society’s evolution of the future

During March - September 2014, the Cabinet Secretariat hosted the "Cool Japan Movement Promotion Conference" where he was officially invited to volunteer as the concept director from the Ministry. He contributed to the formulation of the CJ mission declaration "Japan, a country that provides creative solutions to the challenges that the world faces.”

Although he pioneered design strategies, there was a strategic cabinet remodel 2 weeks after the presentation, that ultimately discontinued this mission. He is currently doing what he can with the policy of real Cool Japan.

WIKI "OLIVE”, launched only 40 hours after the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, shared useful open designs for disaster survivors, established the disaster-prevention design movement. Continuing on from this concept, he worked for developing TOKYO BOSAI (cooperation with Dentsu Inc.), the largest disaster prevention plan in Japanese government history that Tokyo issued more than 7.8 million copies.

Currently, through design strategies that encourage social change, he continues to co-create with various organizations in fields such as next-generation energy · regional activity · generation inheritance · traditional industry · science communication.

www.nosigner.com

Mr. EISUKE TACHIKAWA

Design Strategist / Founder / Director NOSIGNER

Associate Professor KEIO University

JAPAN

www.nosigner.com

Mr. Jason Wang is the leading figure in the Chinese design arena who had devoted himself to the design industry as a curator up to 2009. Wang is the Secretary-General of Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC) as well as the Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee for the APDC Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards for Elite.

In 2010, Mr. Jason Wang established the Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC) in Hong Kong, China. He also initiated the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards for Elite with the theme ‘Celebrating Creativity’, which has become one of the most important design awards in the Chinese community.

www.apdc-awards.org

​Jason Wang

​Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC)

Secretary-General

www.apdc-awards.org

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Khoa Do is the Adjunct Principal of Research, Education & Practice at Hames Sharley, Associate Professor of Architecture, and an Executive Fellow/Deputy Chair of the Curtin Academy.


As a trained Australian Architect with more than two decades of combined experience in the university HE sector and architectural practice, Khoa’s research focuses on designing and developing interdisciplinary Scholarship.


Khoa has led University-industry engagements around the notion of knowledge communities formed through consortiums of practice. His contribution to higher education is led through fresh forms of thinking, creative synthesis of current and emerging discourse in industry engagement with external stakeholders in the advancement of work-integrated learning (WIL), and multicultural design engagement approach.


Khoa actively champions research in the areas of embedded learning in practice and develops educational models that capitalize on the practice environment as a place of authentic learning through project-based-learning (PBL), inquiry-based-learning (IBL), and experiential-based-learning (EBL) that promote collaborative inquiry and discovery.

https://www.curtin.edu.au/ |  https://www.hamessharley.com.au/careers/

KHOA DO
Associate Professor of Architecture at Curtin University


Adjunct Principal of Research, Education and Practice at HAMES SHARLEY


AUSTRALIA

https://www.curtin.edu.au/

https://www.hamessharley.com.au/careers/

Khoa Do is the Adjunct Principal of Research, Education & Practice at Hames Sharley, Associate Professor of Architecture, and an Executive Fellow/Deputy Chair of the Curtin Academy.


As a trained Australian Architect with more than two decades of combined experience in the university HE sector and architectural practice, Khoa’s research focuses on designing and developing interdisciplinary Scholarship.


Khoa has led University-industry engagements around the notion of knowledge communities formed through consortiums of practice. His contribution to higher education is led through fresh forms of thinking, creative synthesis of current and emerging discourse in industry engagement with external stakeholders in the advancement of work-integrated learning (WIL), and multicultural design engagement approach.


Khoa actively champions research in the areas of embedded learning in practice and develops educational models that capitalize on the practice environment as a place of authentic learning through project-based-learning (PBL), inquiry-based-learning (IBL), and experiential-based-learning (EBL) that promote collaborative inquiry and discovery.

https://www.curtin.edu.au/ |  https://www.hamessharley.com.au/careers/

OLIVER LIN 

Vice President


Taiwan Design Research Institute  (TDRI)
 TAIWAN

https://www.tdri.org.tw/?lang=en