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Champions of Design 4: What does the future hold for homegrown Asian brands?
Dec 16, 2014
Katie Ewer

Champions of Design 4: What does the future hold for homegrown Asian brands?

The author of the 'Asian Champions of Design' series comments on why finding companies worthy of that status has been disappointingly challenging.

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Asian Champions of Design: Mikimoto
Dec 12, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Mikimoto

Is nature the ultimate designer? For many centuries in fine jewellery and fashion, that was the prevailing wisdom. Kokichi Mikimoto disagreed.

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Asian Champions of Design: Ayam Brand
Nov 10, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Ayam Brand

Virtually unchanged for more than 100 years, Ayam Brand knows the value of an unmistakeable identity.

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Asian Champions of Design: Suntory
Oct 9, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Suntory

The made-in-Japan whisky brand cultivates its own distinctively Japanese 'voice'.

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Asian Champions of Design: Xiaomi
Sep 16, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Xiaomi

If you think the Chinese smartphone brand is all about aping Apple, think again.

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Asian Champions of Design: ShangXia
Aug 22, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: ShangXia

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.

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Fresh yet familiar: The art of limited editions
Jul 10, 2014
Katie Ewer

Fresh yet familiar: The art of limited editions

How to get your brand noticed and chosen through limited edition design.

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Asian Champions of Design: Jimmy Choo
Jul 10, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Jimmy Choo

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.

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Design Lions reaction: Remarkable ideas and execution
Jun 20, 2014
Katie Ewer

Design Lions reaction: Remarkable ideas and execution

A review of the classification-defying, beautifully crafted, complex and nuanced Design Lions winners.

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Asian Champions of Design: Redheads matches
Jun 13, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Redheads matches

Redheads matches are a rare example of a brand that seamlessly ties together product, name and design.

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Asian Champions of Design: Feiyue
May 9, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Feiyue

A look at China's gritty, utilitarian shoe brand.

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Asian Champions of Design: Tiger Balm
Apr 8, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Tiger Balm

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?

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Asian Champions of Design: Asahi
Mar 6, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Asahi

The Japanese brand's bold brand identity unites ancient tradition and futuristic optimism. And it has a great origin story.

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Asian Champions of Design: Taj Hotels
Feb 7, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Taj Hotels

With absolute dedication to authentic design and craftsmanship, Taj Hotels ensures that each of its hotels provides a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Asian Champions of Design: Shanghai Tang
Jan 8, 2014
Katie Ewer

Asian Champions of Design: Shanghai Tang

Shanghai Tang has employed its unique design, rooted in tradition but with modern twists, to captivate western clients and native Chinese alike.

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