Announcing Your People’s Choice Nominees

  •   13 December 2016

For over 15 years, Indesign has been celebrating exemplary architecture and design professionals as Luminaries. These Indesign Luminaries bring something special to the design industry. With bold vision and fearless approach, these are designers crafting something exceptional. With previous Luminaries including Sue Carr, Frank Bauer, Susan Cohen, and more, the caliber of designer this title represents speaks for itself. This year, for the first time, we’re opening the Indesign Luminary process to the design loving public. These designers have all earned their reputations as greats, but who will take home Luminary gold? That’s up to you.

Nik Karalis – Woods Bagot

Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell – WOHA

Kerry Hill – Kerry Hill Architects

Lu wenYu + Wang Shu – Amateur Architecture Studio

William Smart – Smart Design Studio

Paul Hecker and Hamish Guthrie – Hecker Guthrie

See full profiles of our Luminary nominees here


In 2017 with the inaugural INDE.Awards, we are thrilled to introduce a new celebration of great individuals with Indesign Prodigy; an award for emerging design talent.

Forget following trends, this award honours those who spark them. Seeing no distinction between design disciplines, The Prodigy celebrates the innovation, bravery and forward thinking of emerging design and architecture professionals.

Our Prodigy nominees are bold and fearless in their practice of architecture and design, colouring outside the lines and questioning accepted industry rules and habits throughout their work. Think of these eight designers as luminaries in training – you’ll be seeing their names more and more going forward, and we’re thrilled to have them as nominees for the Indesign Prodigy title.

Karen Abernathy, Karen Abernathy Studio

David Flack, Flack Studio

Daniel To & Emma Aiston, Daniel Emma

Vince Alafaci & Caroline Choker, Acme & Co

Lorene Faure and Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Bean Buro

Pan Yicheng, Produce

Frank Leung, Via

Nelson Chow, NC Design & Architecture

See full profiles of our Prodigy nominees here