Hanson Ho is one of the most articulate and intelligent designers practising today. He brings style, class, economy, purity and method to his work that few of his contemporaries can achieve.
Hanson’s body of work is consistently based on simple truth and logic. He expresses every element with simplicity, restraint and intelligence — very much in keeping with his personality.
Hanson sets a new standard for designers who wish to be nominated and recognised for the Designer of the Year.
IN PLAIN WORDS
In his work as well as contributions to the country’s design landscape, Hanson has demonstrated to this small city-state that size is no limitation to good design and the impact it can exert. In fact, a good analogy for Hanson’s studio is Singapore itself. Both are small and lacking in resources, but with good governance, an independent spirit, and a keen awareness of the social, economic and cultural conditions one exists in, creativity can flourish and bear diverse offerings that are world standard. Hanson’s all encompassing approach — as a designer, a business owner, an administrator, a member of society and an individual — in any project he undertakes makes him a complete designer, and a deserving recipient of the President’s Design Award.