SEVERAL students from The One Academy School of Interior Design took part in the MIID Student Saturday.
It is an annual design competition that seeks outstanding interior design projects produced by students in Malaysia.
Organised by the Malaysian Institute of Interior Design, it consists of several categories, namely commercial, hospitality, Maica Creative, Waris Performance and Waris Kiosk.
Winning the first prize in the commercial design category is Alice Dinh, who wow-ed judges with her project titled ‘Mermaid Melissa Exhibition’. This category involves creating interior designs for commercial spaces such as restaurants, café, retail, gallery, cinema and more with an emphasis on design technicalities.
‘Mermaid Melissa Exhibition’ is a temporary exhibition proposal for Mermaid Melissa Organisation. The project showcases a modern fairy tale world – one that combines fresh, futuristic and unconventional styles.
For the hospitality category surrounding spaces such as hotels, resorts, spas, clubhouses and more, The One Academy student Tham Bing Tian took home the second prize for the project titled ‘Radisson RED’. Radisson RED presents a playful twist on conventional hotel stays, offering hangouts with a casual feel, buzzing social scenes and bold design personality.
The main philosophy of Radisson RED is to connect like-minded people and act as a social hub to connect those around the world.
As for the Maica Creative category, participants are required to produce mini sculptural designs assembled using excessive material provided by Maica Laminates. The finished product is required to give an interpretation of the WARIS theme and reflect the Outstanding Universal Values (OUVs) of Georgetown, Penang. Lim Chee Yong and Low Yong Sheng of The One Academy Penang won the second prize in this category. In the Waris Performance category, participants were required to choreograph a contemporary interpretation of Penang’s traditional dances and cultural performances bearing the theme of the ‘Motion of Penang’. The students of The One Academy Penang presented a sketch and dance titled ‘When Mamak Met Street Performers’ which won the third prize. The team, consisting of Cheang Mei Theng, Lee Shin Ling, Oo Zhi Wei, Ooi Shi Hooi, Andrea Chng Qian Man, Ng Si Hui and Darren Khoo Sin Zhe from The One Academy Penang, impressed the judges with their hard work and efforts.
Last but not least is the Waris Kiosk category in which participants are to design a small-scale integrated kiosk for preparing and selling the famous Penang Teochew Cendol. The design can include lighting fixture, signage, sculpture, loose items and other features relating to the activities. Also from The One Academy Penang are Bong Yong Sheng, Kee Jin Liang, Tan Fong Ming, Ooi Lee Zhe and Grace Teh, who won the third prize with their excellent design.
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