Space Announces Winner of Space Kartell Student Design Competition
3 November 2011 - Space Singapore is pleased to announce that Zheng Meisi from LASALLE College of the Arts has been awarded the grand prize for the Space and Kartell Student Design Competition. The prize presentation ceremony was held at the Space Asia Hub showroom. In attendance are key representatives from the participating institutions, Singapore Tourism Board as well as media guests from design magazines.
In celebrating Space Singapore’s 10th year anniversary and the opening of the Space Asia Hub showroom along Bencoolen Street, a plethora of fringe activities had been planned, one of which is the student design competition, co-organised with Kartell Italy. The design task was to conceptualise an original graphic motif of our national icon - The Merlion, for the purpose of transferring onto the back of an equally iconic design - Louis Ghost chair designed by Philippe Starck. Judged on creativity and originality, ability to capture the spirit of Singapore and design with marketability potential, the winning design by Meisi depicts a colourful story full of national pride and emotions, of racial convergence into one big harmonious society.
Meisi won for herself a S$500 Space voucher as well as a piece of the Kartell Louis Ghost chair adorned with her winning design.
Two other merit prize winners had been identified and they are Williana from NAFA and Mei Kimura from LASALLE. They each won a Kartell Charles Ghost medium stool in mat red.
In line with the philosophy of nurturing young designers, this is just one of the few initiatives in encouraging young design talents. Mr. Syddal Wee, general manager of Space Asia, also took the opportunity to announce the Space Student Industrial/ Design Programme that will kick start in 2012.
The Kartell Louis Ghost chair in crystal designed by Philippe Starck with Merlion motif is being produced in limited numbers of 50 and is exclusively retailed at Space Furniture.
The 3 winners with Mr Syddal Wee, GM of Space Asia Hub
The winning design