Key Dates

27 July 2023 - Launch Deadline
28 September 2023 - Standard Deadline
18 January - Extended Deadline
26 January - Judging
14 February - Winners Announced

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Project Overview

Integrating the top ten elegant things of ancient literati into space with an artistic style, the architecture, field, and nature remain elegant, highlighting the artistic conception of reducing complexity preserving simplicity, and awakening the perception of the beauty of life.

Project Commissioner

Huafa Group

Project Creator



Coco Chan, Hong Xu, Yuanfei Huang, Jingkuai Liang

Project Brief

The designer combines Eastern aesthetics with modern life, using the ten elegant things of ancient literature as a link, injecting the ultimate romance of Chinese people into the space, and making the level of indoor space more rich and diverse.

Project Need

Designers use the construction of imagery to evoke emotional resonance among the participants. Seeking a leisurely realm through the path of nature, designers weave Zen ideas within one realm. When people enter, they are entering the country. By connecting the traditional Chinese literati 'mental state through the Ten Elegant Things, we can gain natural power from the body to the heart and create more art of life.

Design Challenge

In design, the innovation of product and design power, grasping the relationship between culture and nature, and sustainability have also become the direction and difficulty for designers to explore.


From furniture to art ornaments, designers extensively use recyclable materials, natural marble walls with metal treatment techniques, and desks and dining tables made of agate, white stone, and ebony, which invisibly continue the overall color tone style of the space.
The design incorporates a natural charm of green trees, mountains and rocks, and water features, which are sincere and dynamic. Natural materials such as clay and clay are used to create artworks and ornaments, achieving a green and low-carbon Eastern aesthetic and the beauty of modern life.

Open to all international projects this award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors, with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes, aesthetic presentation and functionality. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.  

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