president’s design award trophies (photo: edelman)

singapore president s.r. nathan founded the president’s design award to recognize the most outstanding design work in singapore in 2005. the second annual awards were given out during the 2007 singapore design festival on november 27. this year’s award ceremony was held at singapore’s concert hall of the esplanade. the winners were later exhibited at city hall from november 28 – december 8.

the prestigious award is presented in two categories; designer of the year and design of the year. the winners are chosen based on the quality of their work and its impact on the international design scene by a jury of respected international designers and business people. all the award winners then become eligible for the president’s design award grant for a community based design project. it was the president’s intent to enrich singapore’s flourishing design scene and position it on a global level.

designers of the year winners 1. mr. mok wei wei, w architects pte ltd. 2. mr. casey gan & ms. lim swe ting, cicada pte ltd. 3. mr. ban yinh jheow, stikfas pte ltd. 4. ms. lim sau hoong, 10am communications 5. mr. jackson tan, mr. alvin tan, mr. melvin chee and mr. william chan, :phunk studio 6. mr. eng siak loy 7. mr. andrew gn, andrew gn designs, paris

designs of the year winners

1. bishan community library – mr. look boon gee (and team), look architects 2. 1 moulmein rise – mr. wong mun summ and mr. richard hassell (and team), woha 3. 0501 – ms. lim wei ling (and team), the finger players 4. philips singapore learning centre – mr. low cheaw hwei, philips design 5. pageone bookstore at vivocity – mr. tan kay ngee (and team), kay ngee tan architects 6. pediguard – mr. ulrich schraudolph (and team), psb technologies pte ltd. 7. dell 966 all-in-one photo printer – mr. michael ellis smith (and team), dell global b.v. singapore

presidents design award 07 president’s design award winners on stage at the concert hall of the esplanade (photo: edelman)presidents design award 07

:phunkstudio accepting the president’s design award from president s.r. nathan (third from the left) (photo: edelman)

presidents design award 07 president s.r. nathan celebrates with members of :phunkstudio during the exhibition

presidents design award 07 ‘universality’ by :phunk studio

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look architects at the president’s design award exhibit

presidents design award 07 ‘bishan community centre’ by look achitects

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wong mun summ and richard hassell of woha at the president’s design award exhibit

presidents design award 07 ‘1 moulmein rise’ by wohapresidents design award 07

lim sau hoong meets with singapore’s president at the president’s design award exhibit

presidents design award 07 ‘cctv’ (video stills) by 10am communicationpresidents design award 07 ‘nong fu’ (video stills) by 10am communicationpresidents design award 07 mok wei wei accepting his president’s design award from president s.r. nathan (photo edelman)

presidents design award 07 ‘loft’ by w architects (photo albert lim)

presidents design award 07 the singapore team at philips design, winner of the design of the year awardpresidents design award 07 ‘philips singapore learning centre’ by philips design

presidents design award 07 ‘philips singapore learning centre’ by philips design

presidents design award 07 tan kay ngee of tan kay ngee architects explains the ‘pageone bookstore’ to singapore’s president (photo edelman)