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SIDA 2023 Presents “Reaching For The Stars”: Recognising Industrial Elites And Celebrating Excellence
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Singapore – The 7th edition of the Singapore Interior Design Awards (SIDA) 2023 is proud to announce a total of 260 exceptional projects in the SIDA Completed Category and SIDA Concept Category, featuring special awards including “Young Designer of the Year”, “Design Educator of the Year”, and “Lifetime Achievement Award”.

Celebrating the best and brightest in design, SIDA is one of the most recognised interior design awards in the Asia Pacific region, with award winners from Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan.

“Besides celebrating their work and the impact on society, these [SIDA 2023] accolades also enhance the ID profession," said Ms Low Yen Ling, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry. She added, “We all know that good designs improve life. Good designs help us to decompress, to fulfil our potential, to bring families closer, and to integrate society. Hence, the role of interior designers is critical. Interior designers have the power to address societal challenges through thoughtful and purposeful designs.”

The theme for the 7th edition of SIDA is "Reach for the Stars", which emphasises the industry’s recognition for the highest design excellence, and at the same time encourages designers to innovate and strive to make their distinctive mark in the industry. Here are some of the outstanding project of SIDA 2023:

 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2023

Name: Prof Keat Ong

Designation: Founder/ Kreative Director

Organisation: Keat Ong Design

 

  • Design Educator of the Year

Name: Fann Zhi Jie

Designation: Assistant Director, School of Architecture & the Built Environment / Industry & Partnerships

Organisation: Singapore Polytechnic

 

  • Best Design Firm of the Year

Name: Peter Tay

Designation: Founder Organisation: Peter Tay Studio

 

Other Event Highlights

SIDS signed a MOU with Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to deepen the collaboration with regard to education-related activities and initiatives within the area of Industry Design and Industry. The key objective is to co-develop training content, and explore the delivery modules for adult learners in terms of course accreditation that are aligned with SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)’s Design Framework. The collaboration also serves as a provision of capability development such as industry attachments and network opportunities with industry advisories, as well as co-branding and support for future Interior Design events and initiatives.

“This collaboration bears significance in nurturing the next generation of interior designers, be it the acquisition of hard skills or forging meaningful relationships. Singapore Polytechnic currently boasts a robust PET & CET curriculum for the Diploma in Interior Design and Diploma in Design (Interior Design) respectively, and the valuable input from industry experts can better equip students with the necessary skills and tools to allow them to better transit with the workforce,” said Ms Ng Hwee Li, Co-Chairman of Singapore Interior Design Accreditation Council (SIDAC).

In 2024, the Society of Interior Designers, Singapore (SIDS) will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary. To commemorate the exceptional journey, SIDS will be Introducing their new logo. In tandem with the 30th Anniversary, SIDS will be celebrating Singapore Interior Design Festival (SIDFest) 2024, featuring a collaboration with 2 regional ID Associations, and SIDS will also be commemorating 30 local design heroes (practitioners and educators) who contributed to Design Excellence. There will also be a new category created at SIDA 2024 to award top accredited IDs.

Photos courtesy of Society of Interior Designers, Singapore (SIDS).