Society of Interior Designers Singapore Launches New Award Categories to Recognise Outstanding Designers
 
Dec 11, 2017
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Singapore Interior Design Awards to promote Singapore’s interior design industry on an international stage

SINGAPORE, December 7, 2017 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Society of Interior Designers Singapore (SIDS) will build on its successful SIDA 2016 campaign with the launch of SIDA 2017, continuing its track-record of putting Singapore design on the world map.

SIDA 2017 was unveiled at a launch party held at Goodrich Building earlier today.
The SIDA 2017 Launch unveiled three new award categories for SIDA 2017. Aside from the original SIDA Awards, the new award categories include SIDA Concept Awards, SIDA Luminary Awards and the SIDA Recognition Awards.

Open to both international and local applicants, SIDA aims to win recognition of Singapore's standards in design excellence in the global interior design industry.

Commenting on SIDA 2017, Mr. Astley Ng, SIDS Council member and Vice Chair of SIDA Awards (2016-2018), said: “I believe that we are on the cusp of a huge boom for design as Asian economies continue to lead global growth. Both corporates and consumers appreciate better design and see it as a strong competitive edge. The demand for good design will increase with the rising demand for more unique, environmentally-sustainable buildings and urban landscapes. Singapore, with its established status as the UNESCO Creative City of Design will be well positioned to ride this design-driven wave and seize new opportunities for its creative agencies as well as designers in a broad spectrum of design disciplines - such as industrial, fashion, technology, architecture, and interior design. SIDA aims to be a platform to support visionaries who want to be a part of this growth.

Mr. Raj Shah, Executive Director of SIDS added: “SIDS wants to continue raising the profile of the design industry locally and globally, and enhancing the industry's professional standards and recognition. The SIDA Awards is one of our signature platforms to achieve this. We are pleased that SIDA Awards 2016 was a resounding success where we presented awards to 61 winners selected from over 300 entries from China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. We hope to do even better for SIDA 2017 and we strong encourage more to participate in the Awards this year."

The SIDA Awards were launched today at 7pm in Goodrich Building, 8 Changi S Ln, Singapore 486113.
Submissions for the Awards will close on December 31, 2017 with judging by a panel of both local and foreign judges taking place in February 2018 and the announcement of the winners will be made in March 2018.

For more information on the SIDA Awards 2017, please visithttps://www.sid-singapore.org/.

About SIDS
SIDS began as a professional body for Singaporean and Singapore-based Interior Designers in 1994. As a non-profit organization governed by law, SIDS protects the standards of professionalism for Interior Designers and resolves industry issues. It also promotes the creativity and professionalism of the Singapore Interior Design Industry to the world.

About SIDA Award
SIDA is SIDS’ interior design award to recognise and honour design excellence in the global interior design industry. Organised by SIDS, SIDA is open to all interior designers, space designers and architects who believe in creating better spaces for mankind through sensible, responsible and innovative design solutions.

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