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Results: The KOHLER Bold Design Awards 2021

Find out who the 17 winners are of this regional competition that celebrates talent and innovation.

The winners of the KOHLER Bold Design Awards 2021 (KBDA) were announced at the end of March in a hybrid event held online and in three locations across Asia Pacific.

More than 400 entries were submitted from over 10 regions, vying for 17 award categories covering interior design and architecture.

Organised for the first time as a regional competition, the KBDA celebrates talent and innovation within the hospitality, residential and commercial property industries.

It spanned the locales of Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and Australia.

Selecting the winners were a panel of seven renowned international architects and designers:

- Alexandra Champalimaud, Founder of Champalimaud Design

- Ed Bakos, partner and CEO of Champalimaud Design

- Andre Fu, Founder of Andre Fu Studio and Andre Fu Living

- Chris Godfrey, Founder and Global Principal of HBA Residential

- Steve Leung, Founder of Steve Leung Design Group

- Brian Lum, VP of Design Services Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

- Tina Norden, Partner of Conran and Partners

The award ceremony took place online but also had three locations where finalists were able to attend in person: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; and The KOHLER Experience Centre in Singapore.

The KOHLER Experience Centre in Singapore The KOHLER Experience Centre in Singapore

“We were excited to be able to reveal the winners for this year’s awards,” says Angel Yang, President of Kitchen & Bath Asia Pacific, KOHLER.

“The standard of the entries was high and the judges certainly had a hard job to choose the winning projects.

“The variety this year was broad too and we definitely saw many top quality projects in this prominent design competition.”

The list of winners by category is as follows:


Apartment – Interior Design Award 

Timber House, by NC Design & Architecture Ltd 

Developer: New World Development Company Limited, in conjunction with Henderson Land Development Company Limited 


Apartment – Architectural Award 

Tekuni Dua, by DDAP Architect 

Developer: Tekuni 


Villa – Interior Design Award 

Villa Ninesouth, by Vietline Interior Design 

Developer: Vietline Interior Design 


Villa – Architectural Award 

Maison TT, by Nghia-Architect 

Developer: Nghia-Architect 



Urban Hotel – Interior Design Award 

Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, by FDAT Architects 

Developer: UOL Group Limited & Pan Pacific Hotels Group 


Urban Hotel – Architectural Award 

Potique Hotel, by Cong ty co phan Iric 

Developer: Cong ty co phan Iric 


Resort: Interior Design Award 

Roku Kyoto Lxr Hotels & Resorts, by Blink Design Group 

Developer: Tokyu Land Corporation 


Resort: Architectural Award 

Lelewatu Resort, by Popo Danes Architect 

Developer: PT. Lelewatu Sumba Archipelago 



Restaurant & Bar – Interior Design Award 

The Aubrey at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, by Silverfox Studios Pte Ltd 

Developer: Mandarin Oriental Group 


Retail Store – Interior Design Award 

Spinwarriors Bicycle Concept Store, by Studio Air Putih 



Commercial – Architectural Award 

Formless Boutique Studio, by 23o5 Studio 

Developer: Private 



Innovation – Architectural Award 

Timber House, by AGC Design Ltd 

Developer: New World Development Company Limited 



Sustainability – Interior Design Award 

Luxury & Low Energy Villa Vietnam, by T3 Architects 

Developer: T3 Architects 



Justin Wolter 

Hirsch Bedner Associates 



Le Trong 




Adrian Zecha 



Full Nature, by WOLTER & YU 


Each was presented with a trophy and had their work showcased on KOHLER’s social media platforms, as well as exposure in leading interior design magazines.

This event was supported by media partners Design Anthology, Elle Decoration Vietnam, d+a, The Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS), The Chinese Society of Interior Designers (CSID), The Taipei Association of Interior Designers (TAID), The Tainan Association of Interior Designers (TID), The Kaohsiung Association of Interior Design and Decoration (KAID), The Taichung Association of Interior Design and Decoration (TAIDD) and the interior design association HDII, from Indonesia.


This story is produced in collaboration with the KOHLER Bold Design Awards 2021. Click here to watch a video of the event. Find out more about KOHLER's products here.

22 April 2022