Call For Entries: KOHLER Bold Design Awards Asia Pacific 2021

Kohler Asia Pacific Kitchen & Bath celebrates once again talented professionals who continue to innovate within the hospitality, residential and commercial property industries. 

It has announced the KOHLER Bold Design Awards (KBDA), an international design contest which will mark the fourth time the KBDA is held in Southeast Asia, and the first time held as a regional competition, inclusive of Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Mongolia.

The competition serves as a platform to showcase leading work in the field of design and innovation. A jury of renowned international designers will select the most outstanding projects.

Angel Yang, President, K&B Asia Pacific, Kohler

The winners will be announced during the gala awards ceremony in February 2022.

The KOHLER Bold Design Awards are open to retail and project architects, designers, property developers and hotel operators who have made strong and innovative changes into the designs of Asia Pacific. 

This year, awards will be given in the categories of Living (Apartment, Villa);

Travel (Urban hotel, Resort); Leisure (Restaurant & bar, Retail store); Commercial; Innovation; Sustainability; Prodigies; Influencers; The Icon; and Best of Best Projects. 

The call for entries opened on September 23, 2021.

L-R: BRIAN LUM, Vice President, Design Services Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, ANDRE FU, Founder, André Fu Studio, CHRIS GODFREY, Global Principal, HBA Residential, SUZY ANNETTA, Editor-in-Chief, Design Anthology, Head of Creation, Fifth Black

A team of seven renowned international architects and designers are invited to the panel of judges to evaluate and select the most exceptional projects and talents.

The panel of judges include:

1. Alexandra Champalimaud
Founder & President, Champalimaud (USA)

2. Ed Bakos
Partner & CEO, Champalimaud (USA)
(Co-judge with Alexandra Champalimaud)

3. Andre Fu Studio
Founder, AFSO (Hongkong)

4. Chris Godfrey
Global Principal, HBA Residential (UK & Singapore)

5. Steve Leung
Founder of Steve Leung Design Group Ltd. (Hongkong)

6. Brian Lum
Internal Communication: For internal & partner use only.
Vice President, Design Services Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corp. (Hongkong)

7. Tina Norden
Partner, Conran and Partners (UK)

Winners of the KOHLER Bold Design Awards 2021 will not only be presented with a trophy, but their works will also be showcased on KOHLER’s social media platforms, literatures and collaterals, as well as exposure in regional media.

Interested participants may submit their entries through the Kohler Bold Design Awards website ( until December 15, 2021). 

The nominees will be announced on January 15, 2022. The winners will be announced at the gala dinner award ceremony in February 2022.

For additional information please contact the Kohler Asia Pacific team at [email protected].

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Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies with more than 35,000 associates. 

With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; luxury cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two, five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin, and St. Andrews, Scotland. 

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