Hanson Ho is one of the most articulate and intelligent designers practicing today. He brings style, class, economy, purity and method to his work that few of his contemporaries can achieve. Hanson's body of work is consistently based on simple truth and logic. He expresses every element with simplicity, restraint and intelligence — very much in keeping with his personality. Hanson sets a new standard for designers who wish to be nominated and recognised for the Designer of the Year.

— Jury Citation

Hanson Ho / H55: President's Design Award 2012 'Designer of the Year'