Judging Panel
Elaine NG

Founder
THE FABRICK LAB
Hong Kong

Elaine Yan Ling Ng, nicknamed the ‘techno fairy’ by Elle Deco, is the founder of The Fabrick Lab, which brings together textiles, electronics, biomimicry, interiors and installations. A British Chinese materialologist, Ng graduated from Central Saint Martins in London where she earned her MA Design in Textile Futures with distinction. Alumna of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Management in Leadership.

She is a TED Fellow and has been globally recognized, by multiple design awards, including The Emerging Talent Award by Design Anthology, GGEF’s Eco Innovator Award, Swarovski’s Designer of the Future Award and Tatler’s Gen T Award. In 2020, Ng has been appointed by Nature Squared as their Chief Material Innovator.

Ng has worked with Nissan Design Europe and Nokia Design Beijing and is one the top 50 brightest connectors, creative visionaries, influential innovators and disruptive talents in Hong Kong. Her magical approach towards materials is inspirational.  At Art Basel Hong Kong 2019 she was commissioned by UBS to create an original work designed to instigate conversations about sustainability with data, art and design. Ng work has since been exhibited at Art Basel, Design Miami/ Basel, the V&A and the Science Museum in London, The Triennale Design Museum, the Textiel Museum, Tilburg, the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, the Espace EDF Art Foundation in Paris and the Wuhao, Beijing and Moleskine Global galleries.