OPAL held its first promotional event for the Asian design community in Shanghai. It was an opportunity for property developers, architects and interior designers, and also last years OPAL winners to meet and greet, and learn about OPALs commitment to reward and give exposure to the most outstanding property projects from around the world. The event took place at the H18 design studio in Shanghai and was organised by our friends and partners APDC.

Due to the difficult Covid times, all physical events are until further notice put on hold world-wide with China as possibly the only exception making this event possible. The programme was an opening speech and presentation by the creative talent and OPAL representative Søren Matz and Lynn Wang followed by a presentation to designers on how we work to support the design community.



"OPAL Interior Design of the Year 2019" Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon by Shenzhen Wanjing International Design Consultant Co., Ltd.

The event was aslo an opportnity to present certificates to the regional 2019 winners and congratulate them on their achievements. A speech was also conducted by OPAL Goodwill ambassador, the honorable Mr. Miaoyi Jiang, Deputy Dean of the Design Research institute of Gold Mantis. 

The even was streamed live by READ media reaching over 210,000 viewiers and TechSize ceramic tiles was the main sponsor of the event.

2020 OPAL Goodwill ambassador Mr. Miaoyi Jiang of Gold Mantis.
Launch of the new and smaller OPAL trophies that soon will be available to certified OPAL Winners.
"Interior Design of the Year" 2019 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon by Shenzhen Wanjing International Design Consultant Co., Ltd.

It is a great honour to win the OPAL Interior Design Award of the Year 2019. We start from the end users needs, and transform the space to speak out beauty and emotion. Good design will produce strong aesthetic identity and emotional resonance. I wish both OPAL and Chinese design will get better and better.

He Zhou,
Founder/Creative Director,
Shenzhen Wanjing International Design

The quality of projects that were submitted this year, in all categories, is a true reflection of the boundless creativity that our industry is famous for. As a result, OPAL has emerged as a prestigious international award that celebrates mind-blowing and functional design, which will inspire designers and architects around the world to reach new heights.

Hamish Kilburn,
Hotel Designs,