Second prize ( RM5,000, trophy and certificate)
Inspired by bamboo shoots, or pucuk
rebung, is Izyan Syamimi Zainol’s freestanding Rebung Shelves, also made of rubberwood. The 26- year- old industrial design student from Universiti Putra Malaysia slanted the shelves, adding metal joints to enhance sturdiness. The beauty of the design is reflected in the technology used in bending the wood.
“I found the rebung motif unique and felt it represented the Malaysian identity well. It has a strong presence in Malaysian culture in the form of traditional motifs and patterns, and is also featured on the Malaysian ringgit,” said Izyan, who hails from Malacca, in explaining her design.
Izyan was inspired by nature in designing her second- prize- winning shelves.