Steve LeungFounder of SLD
Recognized internationally, Steve Leung is a leading architect, interior and product designer born in Hong Kong in 1957. As a dedicated contemporary-style advocate, Steve’s works reflect a sophisticated and unique character of minimalism, with skilful adoption of Asian culture and arts.
Steve set up his own architectural and urban planning consultancy in 1987 and restructured the company into Steve Leung Architects Ltd. (SLA) and Steve Leung Designers Ltd. (SLD) in 1997. Headquartered in Hong Kong and has four branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, SLD has more than 400 highly-calibred staff to work on projects spread over 100 cities all over the world. The Company is ranked Top 30 in “Top 100 Giants Research” by Interior Design Magazine and at Top 1 position in the “Residential Category” in 2016 and 2017. With “DESIGN WITHOUT LIMITS” as motto, Steve set up three more brands named Steve Leung Hospitality Ltd. (SLH), Steve Leung Exchange Ltd. (SLX) and Steve Leung Lifestyle Ltd. (SLL) for specialized design and diversified services in 2014 and 2015.
Steve also created a chic lifestyle brand, 1957 & Co., to extend his entrepreneurial footprint and became a restaurateur in 2007. Currently with 11 restaurants for six brands, 1957 & Co. aims at putting Steve’s personal philosophy “Enjoy Life．Enjoy Design” in practice and sharing the art of living with others.
Over the past 20 years, Steve has led extensive famed projects in China and overseas and received high acclaim worldwide. Some of his most renowned projects include yoo residence and 39 Conduit Road in Hong Kong, Sing Yin at W Hong Kong, London Shangri-la Hotel at the Shard and Yuan at Atlantis The Palm Dubai. In 2015, Steve has been honoured as the winner of the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award and won the Andrew Martin International Interior Design Awards for 13 times since 1999. He was also included a firm position on The 50 Most Influential Person of the Year 2015 by INTERNI and The 30 Most Influential Designers by FORBES China. Steve and his team have been credited with over 130 design and corporate awards in Asia Pacific region and worldwide, such as Asia Pacific Property Awards, Commercial Interior Design Awards, FX International Interior Design Awards, IIDA Annual Interior Design Competition, Interior Design Best of Year Awards, Gold Key Awards, US Hospitality Design Awards, etc. Steve has also been invited to be the juror of some of the most authoritative design awards, such as the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards, iF Design Award China, red dot award: product design, China Property Awards and iF Communication Design Award.
With a worldwide recognition, Steve was invited to join yoo, an international acclaimed design company founded by property entrepreneur John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck, as Creative Director of ‘Steve Leung & yoo’. He is also invited by various international brands to have collaborations including HC28, Hunter Douglas, Former, Saga Furs, Neutra, Graham and Brown, Visionnaire, Villeroy & Boch, Fusital and Theodore Alexander.
Steve has served the interior design industry in many capacities with enthusiasm. Steve is the President in 2017-2019 of International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) and the Executive Director of Design Committee at China National Interior Decoration Association (CIDA). In 2014, he joined hands with interior designers from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to established “C Foundation” to promote the education and the development of the design industry. In 2016, he was conferred the Vocational Training Council (VTC) Honorary Fellowship by the Secretary in recognition of his contributions to the development of vocational and professional education and training to the community of Hong Kong.