Published on : Thursday, March 3, 2016
The very best of design in Asia-Pacific will be showcased at the upcoming MAISON & OBJET ASIA from March 8 to 11 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore.
M&O ASIA proudly announces André Fu as the 2016 Designer of the Year. One of the world’s most sought-after architects/designers, Fu is the architect behind major luxury hotels such as The Upper House in Hong Kong and the Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore. His strength lies in his ability to marry elements outside of architecture or interior design into a unified whole.
Fu is planning to launch a new brand called André Fu Living (AFL), a lifestyle range that embodies his design philosophy within tangible objects. The first product in the AFL line is a scent called Fargesia, created in collaboration with cult perfumer Julian Bedel of Fueguia 1833 Patagonia. At M&O ASIA 2016, Fu will present his bathroom collection for Cooper & Graham.
M&O ASIA will also present the Rising Asian Talents Awards to promising designers in Asia-Pacific. The 2016 winners include LAB DE STU from Australia, Chihiro Tanaka from Japan, Stanley Ruiz Philippines, Lekker Architects from Singapore, KIMU from Taiwan and Ease Embroidery Design from Thailand. The winners were selected for the quality of their innovative thinking. Each of them will present their design concept/products in March.
Regina Chan, Director of Asia Pacific, said “The 2016 class of Rising Asian Talents have demonstrated their dedication and potential in the highly competitive design industry. Our awards offer the winners visibility and meaningful connections outside their countries which may lead to opportunities for further career advancement. Their presentation in M&O ASIA 2016 will reflect the incredible richness and diversity of the regional design scene.”