This was the 24th year of the Singapore Design Awards. Two hundred and sixty guests, which included representatives from other design organisations and a smattering of past DAS presidents, came to the Fullerton Hotel Singapore to enjoy the recent gala dinner and the presentation of awards.

The event is organised by the Designers Association of Singapore which that night officially rebranded itself the Design Business Chamber Singapore. Lawrence Chong, the current President of DAS/DBCS, drew the audiences’ attention to the fact that the local design companies had an annual turnover of $400 million which, while he admitted this was not large compared to other segments, but the nature of design meant this industry had a disproportionate impact on the economy.

Lawrence Chong

Chong, who was one of the prime movers behind the rebranding of the decades-old society, said that the ambition and core mission of the organisation remained the same.

There were a record number of entries across many disciplines of design. The most trophies were picked up by DIA Brand Consultants but other well-known names in the Singapore design community like Bonsey Design, Consulus, Epigram, Equus and Asylum also did well. Outside of the consultants sector, Kingsmen Exhibits who sponsored the dinner, Nanyang Polytechnic and National Parks were all honoured that night.

Tai Lee Siang presenting Gold Award to Asylum.

Tai Lee Siang, President-Elect of the Chamber, presented the Gold Awards.

Unlike earlier years, this was a local affair. Let’s hope the Singapore Design Awards will once more invite international designers to enter. Singapore can and does compete on the international stage and this important show should, if it attracts overseas entries and interest, ensure Singapore is seen as the Asian centre of creativity.

Guests in the Ballroom of the Fullerton Hotel.
Chua Enlai, MC for the night.
Simon Ong, Chairman of Singapore Furniture Industries Council's Design Development Committee and Group Managing Director of Kingsmen, presenting an award to DIA Brand Consultants Sdn Bhd.
Perry Ng, President of Interior Design Confederation Singapore and Section Head of ITE College Central, presenting an award to K2LD Architects.
William Lau, President of Singapore Institute of Planners and Chairman of A. Alliance, presenting an award to Kingsmen Exhibits.
Andrew Pang (left), Vice-Chairman of Singapore Furniture Industries Council's Design Development Committee and Creative Consultant at Lavaworks, with K2LD Architects.
Andrew Thomas, Partner at Equus Design Consultants, presenting an award to Yolk.
Ulrich Schraudolph, 2nd Vice-President of Design Business Chamber Singapore and Design Director at XentiQ Pte Ltd, presenting an award to Consulus.
Staff of Kingsmen Exhibits celebrating their win.
Staff of The Bonsey Design Partner celebrating their win.
Staff of Renaissance Planners & Designers celebrating their win.
Staff of SiliconPlus Communications celebrating their win.

Singapore Design Awards 2012 winners list


Student Packaging Category

BRONZE

Title Cult Mooncake Packaging

Name (Institution) Brandon Sim (Nanyang Polytechnic)


Student New Media Category

BRONZE

Title Kimmiphone

Name (Institution) Sheena Poh (Temasek Polytechnic)

 

SILVER

Title Tesla Motor

Name (Institution) Nicholas Ng (Temasek Polytechnic)


Branding Category

BRONZE

01. Title Jump Company Bonsey Design Partnership Singapore

02. Title Maybank Brand Identity 

      Company Bonsey Design Partnership Singapore

03. Title Tong Ming Xi Brand Identity Company Consulus

04. Title Dunlopillo: From Mattress to Moments 

      Company DIA Brand Consultants Sdn Bhd

05. Title NTUC Next U Company DIA Brand Consultants Pte Ltd

06. Title NTUC Unity Healthcare Company DIA Brand Consultants Pte Ltd

07. Title SATS Company DIA Brand Consultants Pte Ltd

08. Title U&ME: 50 Years of The Labour Movement 

      Company DIA Brand Consultants Pte Ltd

09. Title NAFA Marketing Campaign Company Equus Design Consultants

10. Title Exotiq Company Equus Design Consultants

 

SILVER

01. Title The Exchange at Asia Square 

      Company Designphase DBA Pte Ltd

02. Title Kota Iskandar: Destination Branding with a Difference

      Company DIA Brand Consultants Sdn Bhd

03. Title Intercultural Theatre Institute Company Epigram

04. Title Urban Symphony Company Epigram

05. Title Raffles Hotel & Restaurants 

       Company Equus Design Consultants

 

GOLD

01. Title En Haute Joaillerie Company Asylum


Built Environment Category

BRONZE

01. Title Education Resource Centre 

      Company Bonsey Design Partnership Singapore

02. Title 6 Cove Way

      Company D’Perception Ritz / GK Architects / Wywy Group

03. Title 3 Sisters House 1 Company K2LD Architects

04. Title Tampines Eco Green: Wayfinding Master Plan 

      Company Voon Tin Keat (National Parks Board Singapore)

 

SILVER

01. Title Adventure Playground Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Park

      Company Atelier Dreiseitl Asia

02. Title 3 Sisters House 2 Company K2LD Architects

03. Title A Shy House Company K2LD Architects

04. Title Pin-Wheel House Company K2LD Architects

05. Title Rumah Binjai Company K2LD Architects

06. Title DW-House Company ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

07. Title No. 6 Watten Close 

       Company Renaissance Planners & Designers

08. Title No.56 Sunset Way Company Renaissance Planners & Designers

 

GOLD

01. Title JCK1 Company ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

02. Title M-House Company ONG&ONG Pte Ltd


Events & Exhibitions Category

BRONZE

01. Title Singapore City Exhibit 

      Company Creative Edge Consultants / Sugar Design Consultants /

                       Winkle-Picker

02. Title Audi A6 Launch Company Kingsmen Exhibits

 

SILVER

01. Title Art Stage Singapore 2011 Company Kingsmen Exhibits

02. Title BMW World Company Kingsmen Exhibits


Interior Category

BRONZE

01. Title APBCOffices, Kuala Lumpur Company Asylum

02. Title En Haute Joaillerie Company Asylum

03. Title FoodGarden Company Designphase DBA Pte Ltd

04. Title The Exchange at Asia Square 

      Company Designphase DBA Pte Ltd

05. Title Toby’s Estate Coffee Company Designphase DBA Pte Ltd

06. Title 3 Sisters House 1 Company K2LD Architects

07. Title 3 Sisters House 2 Company K2LD Architects

08. Title A Shy House Company K2LD Architects

09. Title House at Hillside Company Keat Ong (Nota Design Group)

10. Title The 2nd Floor at the American Club Company ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

11. Title Class With Soul Company Spacedge Designs

12. Title D’Grove Villas Company White Corporate

13. Title Park Infinia Company White Corporate

14. Title Ri Stationers Company White Corporate

 

SILVER

01. Title Johnnie Walker House Shanghai Company Asylum & Love

02. Title Escentials, Marina Bay Sands Company Asylum

03. Title Thinking Out of the Box Company Spacedge Designs


Print Category

BRONZE

01. Title APBCOffices, Kuala Lumpur Company Asylum

02. Title En Haute Joaillerie Company Asylum

03. Title FoodGarden Company Designphase DBA Pte Ltd

04. Title The Exchange at Asia Square 

      Company Designphase DBA Pte Ltd

05. Title Cooking for the President Company Epigram

06. Title Notbooks Company Epigram

07. Title On Such A Full Sea Are We Now Afloat

       (NUS Annual Report 2011) Company Epigram

08. Title Johnnie Walker & DFS 50th Anniversary

       Limited Edition Posters Company Open D Group Asia

09. Title The Heart of Success – Masters of Success Share Key Secrets

       from Within Company Spirit of Enterprise

10. Title Service Excellence Toolkit Company TILT Pte Ltd

 

SILVER

01. Title Bonsey Design Holiday Cards 2010 

      Company Bonsey Design Partnership Singapore

02. Title Straits Resources Annual Report 

       Company DIA Brand Consultants Pte Ltd

03. Title 10 Things to Do Before You Die / 10 Things We Did Last Year

       (Lien Foundation Annual Report 2010/2011) Company Epigram

04. Title Singapore Classics Company Epigram

05. Title SBS Transit Downtown Line Tender Package 

       Company SiliconPlus Communications

 

Gold

01. Title 54th Biennale – The Cloud of Unknowing Company Asylum

02. Title Amanda Heng – Speak To Me, Walk With Me 

       Company D-File Design Studio

03. Title Several Islands Company Joanne Pang Visual Communication


Product / Industrial Category

BRONZE

01. Title Newfresh Vase NV100 Company NextOfKin Creatives

02. Title Carrot Company Orcadesign Consultants Pte Ltd

03. Title The Yum Seng Series Company Yolk

 

SILVER

01. Title Lorong Halus Wetlands Park – Environmental Signage 

       Company Creative Edge Consultants

02. Title SpareOne Mobile Phone Company NextOfKin Creatives

03. Title DesignLine Edge TV PDL7906 Company Philips Design

 

GOLD

01. Title The Mighty Pack’ Ergonomic School Bag 

      Company Buddy Pte Ltd

02. Title Ecowater CES Purifier Company NextOfKin Creatives


Multidisciplinary Design Category

BRONZE

01. Title myVillage at Serangoon Garden Company Consulus

02. Title Singapore City Gallery 

      Company Creative Edge Consultants / Sugar Design Consultants /

                       Winkle-Picker

03. Title Dunlopillo: From Mattress to Moments 

       Company DIA Brand Consultants Sdn Bhd

04. Title Kewalram Chanrai 150th 

       Company DIA Brand Consultants Pte Ltd

05. Title NTUC Unity Healthcare Company DIA Brand Consultants Pte Ltd

06. Title Ogawa: The Heart of Wellness 

       Company DIA Brand Consultants Sdn Bhd

07. Title IT Company Joanne Pang Visual Communication

08. Title Amidst Nature Company K2DL Architects

09. Title Johnnie Walker – Multidisciplinary Company Open D Group Asia

 

SILVER

01. Title Tong Ming Xi Company Consulus

02. Title Rajah & Tann Company Equss Design Consultants


New Media Category

Gold

01. Title Vine & Leaf Multi-Touch Interactive Table at 

       Changi Airport Terminal 2 Company Yolk