Award-winning Design Intervention wins again five awards at the Asia Pacific Property Award 2019.
Design Intervention has won Best Residential (Architecture) Singapore for two years running.
In 2013, Design Intervention participated in the International Property Awards and won Best Interior Design (Private Residence) Singapore. Since then, it has been achieving new accolades year after year. Founder and co-CEO Nikki Hunt talks about these achievements.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BEING ONE OF THE FEW CONSISTENT SINGAPORE AWARD WINNERS?
It is a great honour and validation of all the hard work our team has put in over the years. We have been awarded at both the regional and global levels, and are absolutely thrilled to be showcasing Singapore design to the world.
The Best Kitchen Design Singapore.
PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT THE PROJECTS YOU SUBMITTED THIS YEAR, AND WHY THEY ARE UNIQUE.
This year, we won Best Interior Design (Private Residence) in Australia, making it our second win for an Australian project. We also won best Residential (Architecture) in Singapore for the second year in a row, which clearly showcases the talent of out architecture team.
We were also awarded Best Kitchen Design in Singapore, similar to last year. As kitchen design in a niche specialisation, we excelled by prioritising function in a design. In fact, this is something we apply to all our projects. Function and comfort are paramount, and we make it look beautiful and full of personality, too.
The other awards we've won this year are Best Interior Design (Apartment) and Retail Interior Singapore. Both designs were judged to be among the best across Asia and have been selected to represent the region in the International Property Awards in London at the end of this year, where the best of global designs will be unveiled.
DO YOU FEEL A PRESSURE TO WIN EVERY YEAR?
Of course! It is always nice to get a pat on the back. Striving to win awards also ensures we continue to push up our standards. These wins also give clients confidence because it means that our projects have been seen by experts and found to be a commendable standard. I think what is more important is also the consistency of our wins. Over the years, we have established a consistence quality that gives peace of mind, an instils trust in clients.
This Twelve Cupcakes outlet won Best Retail Interior Singapore.
HOW DO YOU SEE THE INTERIOR DESIGN SCENE EVOLVING?
The biggest change over the next few years will be the growing realisation that good design can actually transform the way we feel, and affect our health and well-being. As city dwellers, we spend much of our time indoors so the design of our interiors is especially important.
New advances in neuroscience are revealing what many designers have known intuitively - that elements like colour, ceiling height and symmetry can affect our metabolic rate, mood, and even behaviour.
The right design can encourage us to keep better and interact more. I think these new scienetific discoveries will help advance a stronger focus on the true power of design.
Design Intervention’s co-CEOs, Nikki Hunt (right), also the founder, and Andrea Savage.
NEW ADVANCES IN NEUROSCIENCE ARE REVEALING WHAT MANY DESIGNERS HAVE KNOWN INTUITIVELY – THAT ELEMENTS LIKE COLOUR, CEILING HEIGHT AND SYMMETRY CAN AFFECT OUR METABOLIC RATE, MOOD, AND EVEN BEHAVIOUR.
– NIKKI HUNT, DESIGN INTERVENTION
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THE TRENDS COMING OUR WAY IN 2020?
There is a strong move towards cheerful homes and colour is a big part of that. The love for soft, organic shapes and curved sofas that look warm and inviting is also apparent.
Ten year ago, Western designers led the design world and their aesthetics were key drivers of taste and trends. In recent years, consumers have been driving the trends. For example, the Chinese, Indians and Russians have become increasingly wealthy, and I think they have been a big influence on the market. Hence the pronouced shift to more glamorous and colourful interiors.
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