Taylor’s interior architecture and design students sweep top prizes at MIID Student’s Saturday 2016

Forty students and lecturers from The Design School at Taylor’s University participated in the 2puluh:5 MIID Dulux Interior Design Students’ Saturday 2016, an annual event organised by The Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) and clinched numerous prizes in various categories this year. The event is a platform which invites Interior Design students throughout Malaysia to join in on a full-day workshop and take part in exciting competitions. This year, the theme was ‘IDMOJI’, derived from the Japanese word “emoji” and a portmanteau of ideas, interior design and emotion.

Collectively, the undergraduate students pursuing a Diploma or Bachelor degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture, won four First Prizes in: The Design Category (Institutional Design) Degree Level, Design Category (Commercial Design) Degree Level, Sketching Storyboard Student’s Category and Essay Writing Category. Four students won Second Prizes in: Design Category (Commercial Design) Degree Level, Design Category (Institutional Design) Diploma Level and Shelter Inspired By Nature Category: 'The Fam (The Motion Of The Leaves). The third prize went to Sabariah Datuk Ahmad Khan, senior lecturer in The Design School for Sketching Storyboard Lecturer’s Category.

A group photo of the winners proudly holding their certificates after bagging 9 top prizes during the one-day workshop at 2puluh:5 MIID Dulux Interior Design Students’ Saturday 2016

“This is a significant achievement for the students at The Design School, where they have been recognised at an industry level of the quality of work produced,” said Ernesto Patron, Deputy Dean, The Design School at Taylor’s University . “We are extremely proud of the winners for working hard and it is truly a testimony of the quality of students and graduates’ stemming from Taylor’s when they meet expectations of the panel of judges, many of whom are renowned designers in their own right.”

One of the First Prize recipients, Marissa Wong Chia Ying, a final year student in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Interior Architecture, shared that, “It was already a good feeling being shortlisted, made more memorable by winning the first prize. There was such a good energy during the workshop from all participating universities and colleges – it was hard not to join in the team spirit.”

“In the short span of time we had, mixed with the intensity of the programme, most of us managed to forge new friendships with other interior architecture and design students,” she continued.

The event was held at Kuala Lumpur Library in conjunction with KL Design week was organised by MIID and hosted by Erican College, has become the highlight for design institutions throughout Malaysia, garnering over 800 student participation from 19 universities and colleges offering interior related programme.