A total of 15 designers and design projects have received Singapore’s prestigious design accolade. Here are the results.
6 December, 2013
Top image: Gardens by the Bay – Design of the Year
PARKROYAL on Pickering – Design of the Year
Six individuals and nine designs have been recognised for their contributions to Singaporean society, as well as the world at large at this year’s President’s Design Award.
Richard Ho, Principal, RichardHO Architects – Designer of the Year
“The six ‘Designers of the Year’ are not only role models for the next generation of designers, they believe passionately in nurturing and encouraging them to push the boundaries of design,” says Robert Tomlin, Chairman of the President’s Design Award 2013 Steering Committee and Chairman of the DesignSingapore Council.
Project by Designer of the Year Yip Yuen Hong, Principal, ip:li Architects
“Each of the nine ‘Designs of the Year’ represent the best in class in innovation and forward-thinking and most of all, in improving people’s quality of life, Tomlin continues. “From an iconic garden of national importance, to an exhibition with a message close to our hearts, to humble, everyday products, these designs have transformed the social, economic and physical landscape and enriched people’s lives.”
Project by Designer of the Year Pann Lim, Creative Officer, Kinetic Design and Advertising
The six ‘Designer of the Year’ recipients are:
1. Patrick Chia, Director, Squeeze Design; Director, Design Incubation Centre; and Creative Director, d.lab
2. Richard K F Ho, Principal, RichardHO Architects
3. Alfie Leong, Designer/Director, The Little Voice Pte Ltd
4. Pann Lim, Creative Officer, Kinetic Design and Advertising Pte Ltd
5. Harijanto Setiawan, Director, Boenga Pte Ltd
6. Yip Yuen Hong, Principal, ip:li Architects
Patrick Chia, Director, Squeeze Design; Director, Design Incubation Centre; and Creative Director, d.lab – Designer of the Year
The nine ‘Design of the Year’ recipients are:
1. Being Together: Family & Portraits – Photography with John Clang
Kingsmen Exhibits Pte Ltd (Brett Cameron and Thomas Morris) in collaboration with Clang Photography (John Clang), and The National Museum of Singapore (Szan Tan)
Being Together: Family & Portraits – Photography with John Clang – Design of the Year
2. Dell Inspiron 23: All-In-One PC
Dell Global B.V. (Singapore Branch) and Experience Design Group (Chan Wai Lim, Yong Khang Chian, and James Hallar)
3. Gardens by the Bay (Bay South Garden)
Gardens by the Bay (Dr Kiat W. Tan, Peggy Chong Kenneth Er, and Team)
4. Initial ‘Signature’ Range
Orcadesign Consultants (Jeremy Sun Ting Kung, Michael Toh Chong Nam, Ryan Toh Kian Seng, Da Ze Lee, and Kwek Chin Leong) in collaboration with Greaves Best Design (Michael Best)
5. Lucky Shophouse
CHANG Architects, Chang Yong Ter
6. PARKROYAL on Pickering
WOHA Architects Pte Ltd
7. Satay by the Bay
Linghao Architects, Ling Hao. Design Collaborators, KUU (Tan Kok Meng and Satoko Saeki)
Satay by the Bay – Design of the Year
8. Singapore Icons
S U P E R M A M A, Edwin Low Chee Siong in collaboration with ampulets (James Teo Chye Koon), Relay Room (De Winne Mark Yehan), Quiet Studio (Fion Lum Pui Mun), Desinere (Melvin Ong Yit Leong and Chang Shian Wei)
9. Snapware Eco Flip
World Kitchen (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd (Lee Eng Leong, Lin Shini, and Park Eunsung)
Singapore Icons – Design of the Year
Watch this space for our interview with ‘Designer of the Year’ recipient Richard Ho.
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