NTU student wins Young Designer Award

NTU student wins Young Designer Award
Winner of the Ikea Singapore's Young Designer Award, final year student from NTU, Duane Lye Dun Wei, 27, explaining his winning design to the judges.

SINGAPORE - A final year student from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has won the first prize at Ikea Singapore's Young Designer Award.

Duane Lye Dun Wei, 27, a final year student from the School of Art, Design and Media was awarded on Tuesday a $1,500 cash prize and a trip to visit Ikea in Sweden.

Two second year students at the School of Design and Environment from the National Unversity of Singapore, Lim Li Xue, 22, and Chiam Yong Sheng Kevin, 23, were awarded the second and third prize respectively.

All three winners will be offered an internship opportunity at Ikea Singapore.

The Young Designer Award, which is in its second year, features 20 best ideas for bed and bath spaces by design students.

Finalists presented their creative solutions to a judging panel. This year's award focuses on furnishing solutions to help people enjoy private moments at home.

According to Ikea, participation in this year's awards increased by 30 per cent, comapred to last year, with over 110 entries submitted from 12 tertiary institutions.

Marketing manager of Ikea Singapore Caroline Ng said: ""We are excited by how IKEA Singapore's Young Designer Award has grown in its second year. Not only have we received more entries, it is also the first time that IKEA Singapore is organising a public exhibition, in conjunction with the finals, at the National Design Centre to showcase the designs of the finalists with the hope of inspiring new talents."

klim@sph.com.sg

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