To Clifton, interior design is about creativity and enthusiasm. Practicing a primitive philosophy of “Minimalism to Maximization”, Clifton believes space is limited but design is infinite. With great passion for design and lifestyle, Clifton creates unique designs with personalization as the key to every design, tailoring specific needs of end-users. Since Clifton founded Clifton Leung Design Workshop in 1997, he has been dedicating his efforts in creating timeless design which features aesthetics quality, functional effectiveness and environmental friendliness.
Clifton works on a wide spectrum of design projects. Hospitality project includes Madera Hollywood. Food and beverage projects include Hong Kong Jockey Club Restaurant - JUMP, spaghetti 360 ° under the Cafe de Coral Group and Michelin one star restaurant – Mist ramen. Telecom store designs include 1O1O, one2free, PCCW-HKT and CTM Macau. Headquarter designs include the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association headquarters and Goelia headquarters. Healthcare centre designs include Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital Healthcare Centre and Q9 Orthopaedic and Spine Centre operated by the Town Health International Medical Group Limited. Beauty and product store projects include Marie France and Siemens. Public space design projects include Hong Kong Jockey Club Tourist Zone and Hong Kong Jockey Club Life Journey Centre. In addition to the rich retail portfolio, Clifton has created over 200 prestigious home interiors in Hong Kong.
Honored at prestigious international awards, Clifton’s designs have been recognized multiple times at the Asia Pacific Property Awards* (UK), Successful Design Award (China) and HKDA Global Design Awards. Among which, the one2free flagship store was awarded the World’s Best Retail Interior (2013-2014), the CTM Flagship store was awarded the Five Stars Award of Best Retail Interior (2015-2016), the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association headquarters was awarded the Best Office Interior Hong Kong (2014-2015); PCCW-HKT flagship stores was awarded the Highly Commended Retail Interior Hong Kong (2014-2015) and Successful Design Award 2015.
Clifton is the author of three books, including Interior Design Lifestyle - from minimalism to maximization, Inside Out - Celebrating 15 years of Retail Design by Clifton Leung and iMAXI 2 - Interior Design Lifestyle by Clifton Leung, in which he shares his inspiration, insight and passion in his designs.
Started in CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School, Clifton launches The Project Dream program in 2012, which subsidizes students in realizing their dreams. Since then, it has supported the realization and continuation of 63 teenagers’ dreams. Dreams realized include the triathlon training program in Kenting, Taiwan, the invention of self-sterilizing handle and the participation of international VEX Robotics Competition in the US.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Clifton has an interior design degree from Toronto’s renowned Ryerson University. Clifton realized his dream in setting up his own business, establishing Clifton Leung Design Workshop, in the 90s. Early in 2004, he has been selected by the HK Magazine as one of the five local lifestyle gurus.
*The Asia Pacific Property Awards is part of the long-established International Property Awards which were founded 19 years ago and its winners’ logo is recognized as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry.
What Clients Say
“We partnered with Clifton Leung to bring to life our 1010 brand vision, engaging global lifestyle seekers in our retail stores. From the first meeting, Clifton got inside the brand personality and our retail vision, redefining the traditional “mobile phone shop” and shifting the focus to create a luxurious members’ club experience for customers. Clifton’s design process ensured a unique and creative concept ‘the grand voyage’, balanced with the commercial awareness of delivering what the retail space is designed to do, which is to encourage consumer spending. The design made me positively nervous, as it pushed the boundaries for the category and made us think about the overall vision. The result – Clifton’s designs are striking and emotional, playing a critical role in redefining the 1010 brand experience.”
Chief Marketing Officer
“Having used a number of interior designers before with our previous flats, we knew exactly what we wanted and needed from our designers. We did a lot of research this time on who we wanted to work with and when we came across CLDW, we really liked their style and aesthetics. Another reason we chose CLDW was because both my husband and I were poor on time: I was 6 months pregnant and looking after our 15-month old toddler full-time. So we needed someone like Clifton to pretty much do everything for us. It was a totally low-maintenance experience for us and we did not have to micro-manage Clifton or his staff to get the job done. We have been in our apartment for over a year now and are extremely happy with the result.”
Philip and Renee
“Our heartiest thanks for Clifton Leung Design Workshop’s dedication in creating the world’s first Converse Flagship Store. The revamped design successfully implants the Converse brand essence of vitality and creativity into the hearts of our target customers. The captivating and iconic façade logo has turned this flagship into a must-visit photoshooting destination for many!”
The Converse Group
“The majority of retail space designs is often somewhat stereotyped. This is particularly true in the case of telecommunication industry retail stores in Hong Kong, where driving sales is more important than creating a memorable customer experience. During the process of the brand revamp for 1O1O and one2free in terms of customer experience, we were fortunate to have the benefit of Clifton Leung’s unique and detail-minded design. Within a short period of 3 months, we launched 4 new flagship and concept stores. It is not an easy task to create a totally different image for a deep-rooted brand and it is even more challenging to create two distinct shop images for two brands which have completely different target customers. Clifton Leung’s revolutionary design has received an overwhelming market response in the arena of retail space design.”
Vice President, Mass Market, CSL
“We would first like to say thank you to your team as we believe you have more than met our expectations. What made the difference from the very beginning is your reactivity to the project as well as the proposed new layout for our flat combining all what we wanted. We have really appreciated your professionalism, by proposing design and solutions within our requirements and "style", by meeting the deadlines, by giving regular feedback and follow-up throughout the length of the project. The result is great and it is such a pleasure to come home.”
Julie and Alan
“We would like to express our gratitude to Clifton Leung Design Workshop for designing a remarkable headquarters for Goelia. The new eco-friendly design is the perfect exemplification of our corporate philosophy to bring vitality and comfort to our customers and staff.”
“We are very happy with our new home and are enjoying every moment in it. With the abundant storage cleverly tucked in less user friendly spaces, the exposed areas can be kept clutter free. The plan allows sunlight to come through to the entire living and dining area, making it bright and warm. The layout of the kitchen and dining area makes it great for entertaining as well. It was a pleasant experience working with your design team. The execution schedule was well managed and the construction details were meticulously looked after.”
“I would like to thank Clifton Leung for building a Michelin star restaurant for us. We feel that every part contributes to this star, not just the food and service, but every single element. Each brick and stone contributes to the overall impact. It just feels like a dream!”
Mrs. Tse - Director
“From our first meeting, I knew I was in good hands. The proposed design concept was already oozing of style and full of personality - answering my very concise brief; a bachelor pad. During the process, all I had to do was simply review their proposed items and just say a very happy and excited YES! Throughout the project, I was constantly kept updated on an itemized progress report, I must say that it was the most anticipated emails that I always look forward to receiving!”
“We would like to thank Clifton Leung Design Workshop for building the brand new concept store for Youngor. The Group is experiencing rapid growth, and we trust that there will be more cooperation opportunities between us in the future.”
The Youngor Group
“Thank you so much for designing and building our home. It has been a real smooth process that I could have never imagined. You showed such professionalism and knowledge in the design area which lighten our load. Our family is amazed at the time management that your team had worked on.We are all very pleased with your design and constructions. We love our new home so much that my husband said “It looks like a hotel”.
We are so glad to have you as our designer. We hope to work with you the next time again. We applaud to your team. Thanks so much!”
The Liu’s Family
“Thank you for the fantastic work of you and your team in turning my new apartment into my sweet home. The design is phenomenal, executed with fine workmanship. I experienced the professionalism in your team, from the first meeting with Cikie, the valuable advice by Lisa throughout, to the smooth handover this morning. I would especially like to commend the project team. They have been extremely helpful throughout the whole project! Please extend my gratitude to those whom I have not met personally. I know they have been working hard behind the scene for bringing my home into being.”
Shiu King Court
“The eye catching phrase "Minimalism to Maximization" first caught my attention in POST magazine and the completed work truly lives up to the motto of the company. Clifton Leung Design Workshop has created unlimited storage space within the limited area of my apartment which the final works met and exceeded my initial requirements for maximum storage. The highlight of the design in my apartment was an unexpected creation of a walk-in closet within an approximate 200 sq feet bedroom. I am currently into the 6th month in my new apartment and I still have plenty of storage space available to spare! Pricing and follow-up on project development was structured and my requested timeline for completion has been met in a timely manner.”
“We are happy with the simple, elegant, and spacious new home designed by CLDW. With emphasis in ergonomics, the newly-designed kitchen not only makes cooking a great fun, it also creates a place for my hobby- floral arrangement!”