Published on : Friday, October 21, 2016
MAISON&OBJET ASIA has been growing as a unique platform for the interior design community in Asia-Pacific region to network and obtain market intelligence during the four day event in Marina Bay Sands Singapore. Now entering its fourth year, M&O ASIA has announced WOHA as its 2017 Designer of the Year.
Philippe Brocart, Managing Director of M&O, says, “Asia sees a higher number of multi-disciplinary practices than Europe, with the upper echelon of Asian designers holding multiple roles from architecture to interiors and industrial design. WOHA is the epitome of innovative design solutions that is being championed by M&O ASIA.”
A Singapore-based architectural practice founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994, WOHA is internationally recognized for its integration of environmental and social principles into its design practice. Holding a long list of accolades, the practice’s award-winning projects include PARKROYAL on Pickering, Oasia Hotel Downtown and School of the Arts in Singapore; The Met in Bangkok, Thailand; Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia; InterContinental Sanya Resort in China; The Hyde in Australia, among others.
WOHA is very delighted to have been selected as MAISON&OBJET ASIA Designer of the Year 2017. They also added, “We are happy to announce that WOHA are making available new designs – as well as classics from their back catalogue – under the umbrella of WOHAbeing. WOHAbeing is about living well through living simply and sustainably, and celebrating the beauty of our world. It is about making and craft, balance and proportion, and about texture, colour and form. WOHAbeing draws inspiration from the past, makes connections to the rich tapestry of cultures we work within, and proposes how we should live in the future.”
M&O ASIA 2017 returns to Singapore from 7 to 10 March 2017 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.