Horace Pan, a Hong Kong design figure famous for creating unique story-telling spatial experiences of various interior disciplines, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design and Master of Arts degree in Design from School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He established his award-winning design practice PANORAMA Design Group in 2003. With headquarter in Hong Kong and local offices in China and Malaysia, the company’s project categories cover Hotel, Property Development, Clubhouse, F&B, Retail, Kids and received over 150 international recognitions including US’s 2016 IDA Design Award “Interior Design of the Year” & Germany’s 2021 Red Dot Award “Best of the Best”. 

Pan is frequently invited to be the guest speaker of international design conferences and seminars. He furthered his professional career in the field of design education and being the assistant professor at School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and now serving as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association and 2011-14 Executive Board Member of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI). 

Pan received Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Designers Award and China Entrepreneur Award in 2008 & 2010 respectively, 2015-16 Designer of the Year in China. Pan was the only Chinese among the 10 invited international designers in 2011 Taiwan International Interior Design Exhibition. In 2014 Pan received Hong Kong & Shenzhen Outstanding Achievement Designer Award in recognition of his contribution to the interior industry development over the past decade. In 2016, 2017 & 2019 Pan was respectively invited as international judge for Hong Kong’s APIDA Awards, Japan’s JCD Awards and Malaysia’s MIID REKA Awards & JIDA Design Awards.

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