First prize ( RM10,000, trophy and certificate)
The multi- functional Muk Sofa by interior designer Lim Bo Qiang is a modular unit made from rubberwood, with fabric cushions.
The contemporary design comes with attachable drawer storage below the seat, a side table and 2+ 1 seating ( which can be separated) suitable for the home and public areas.
“Muk is derived from the Chinese word mu, which means wood. It is inspired by the traditional human lifestyle where people use straw mats for most of their daily activities,” said the 27- year- old Lim from Batu Pahat, Johor.
“So I am taking that traditional lifestyle and adding a modern twist to it. Besides that, I am also bringing the modular concept of seating to homes and providing more mobility with it.
“With living spaces getting smaller these days, people need to be more organised. Muk will allow people to move around easily yet serve its full functions,” said Lim after the award ceremony held last week at the Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Ecstatic: Lim celebrating his win on his Muk sofa. — Photos: AZhAr MAhFOF/ The star