The author of the 'Asian Champions of Design' series comments on why finding companies worthy of that status has been disappointingly challenging.
Is nature the ultimate designer? For many centuries in fine jewellery and fashion, that was the prevailing wisdom. Kokichi Mikimoto disagreed.
Virtually unchanged for more than 100 years, Ayam Brand knows the value of an unmistakeable identity.
The made-in-Japan whisky brand cultivates its own distinctively Japanese 'voice'.
If you think the Chinese smartphone brand is all about aping Apple, think again.
The China-born maker of furniture, housewares and jewellery is out to prove it can create a strong luxury brand despite lacking a long heritage of craftsmanship.
How to get your brand noticed and chosen through limited edition design.
The story of how one man’s keen design aesthetic propelled him from a Penang cobbler’s shop to red carpets of the world’s glamour capitals.
A review of the classification-defying, beautifully crafted, complex and nuanced Design Lions winners.
Redheads matches are a rare example of a brand that seamlessly ties together product, name and design.
A look at China's gritty, utilitarian shoe brand.
The brand is an icon at least partly thanks to its bold and timeless livery. So why does it shy away from that strong design on newer brand extensions?
The Japanese brand's bold brand identity unites ancient tradition and futuristic optimism. And it has a great origin story.
With absolute dedication to authentic design and craftsmanship, Taj Hotels ensures that each of its hotels provides a one-of-a-kind experience.
Shanghai Tang has employed its unique design, rooted in tradition but with modern twists, to captivate western clients and native Chinese alike.