Award win­ners

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STU­DENTS of the School of In­te­rior Ar­chi­tec­ture and De­sign, The One Academy, proved them­selves to be wor­thy ad­ver­saries again in the global cre­ative field of de­sign by ac­cu­mu­lat­ing 12 top awards in the In­ter­na­tional Art and De­sign Com­pe­ti­tion 2016 in Florence, Italy, re­cently.

The se­cond edi­tion of the art and de­sign com­pe­ti­tion was or­gan­ised and hosted by Ac­cademia Riaci, an art and de­sign univer­sity.

Be­sides be­ing a rep­utable in­sti­tu­tion, its strate­gic lo­ca­tion in Florence makes it de­sir­able as host of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Some­times dubbed as a “mu­seum with no roof”, Florence gave birth to the Ital­ian Re­nais­sance where iconic artists such as Michelan­gelo and Leonardo da Vinci flour­ished dur­ing the 16th cen­tury.

As such, the stu­dents of In­te­rior Ar­chi­tec­ture and De­sign grasped the timely op­por­tu­nity to test their knowl­edge and skills, and gauge their abil­i­ties in the in­ter­na­tional art and de­sign arena by sub­mit­ting their art­works and projects to one of the ma­jor art cap­i­tals in the world.

With the com­pe­ti­tion’s main ob­jec­tive to pro­mote Ital­ian Art and fos­ter­ing tal­ents in new artists, con­tes­tants were re­quired to sub­mit en­tries em­body­ing the cul­ture of their own coun­tries to ac­com­mo­date the theme “Arts and Cul­tures of the World: In­tro­duce a Fla­vor of Your Own Coun­try”.

Among the nine com­pe­ti­tion cat­e­gories, 11 In­te­rior Ar­chi­tec­ture and De­sign stu­dents of The One Academy took part in three, namely Fur­ni­ture De­sign, In­te­rior De­sign and Jew­elry De­sign.

When the over­all re­sults were an­nounced late Fe­bru­ary, the con­tes­tants re­ceived pats on their backs and rev­elled in their vic­tory.

Un­der Fur­ni­ture De­sign cat­e­gory, stu­dent Chow Yong Sern bested his com­peti­tors from other coun­tries as the grand prize win­ner.

The “Arnoldii Chair”, Chow’s first prize- win­ning arm­chair, uses the shape and colour of Raf­fle­sia, which is sym­bolic of Malaysia.

“Raf­fle­sia im­me­di­ately crossed my mind as I saw the theme of the com­pe­ti­tion.” he said.

Other stu­dents placed in the same cat­e­gory were Chin Junn Han, Jen Lim Xin Le and Tan Yi Xuan.

The first- prize win­ner in the In­te­rior De­sign Cat­e­gory, Ja­son Hee Wun Jet, de­rived his “Liv­ing in Unity” de­sign from “the strong­est el­e­ment of our coun­try, which is mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism”.

Coun­tries with three or more pri­mary races are a rare sight, giv­ing lo­cal stu­dents a cul­tural edge in cul­ti­vat­ing ideas and in­spi­ra­tions for de­signs.

Stu­dents Tony Chai Kah Chun, Lewis Chan Yoong Wei, Josh Che Wen Ding and Sanny Lim Chiow Shen were also placed in the cat­e­gory.

Win­ners Adrian Wong Sheng Ang, Iman­niati Mu­tiara Men­tari and Tan Yi Xuan were placed in the Jew­elry De­sign cat­e­gory.

“This is a re­ally great suc­cess for the School of In­te­rior Ar­chi­tec­ture and De­sign,” said head of In­te­rior Ar­chi­tec­ture and De­sign School Dr Eric Leong.

An ex­hi­bi­tion dis­play­ing the win­ners’ art­works and projects is sched­uled to be held in Florence Spring 2016.

This will give the win­ners even more ex­po­sure to the elite cre­ative com­mu­nity in Europe, along with en­su­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to grow their tal­ents.

“I feel greatly hon­oured know­ing that my pro­ject will be ex­hib­ited in Florence,” said Chow, who feels glad his hard work has paid off.

“The in­ter­na­tional show­case will pro­vide me with much needed ex­po­sure, which is very im­por­tant for the de­sign in­dus­try.”

“I hope the peo­ple in Florence will ad­mire my work,” Hee said.

He plans to ac­cept his re­ward to at­tend cour­ses in Ac­cademia Ri­acci free of charge as Italy is one of his dream coun­tries to live in.

The One Academy nur­tures stu­dents along its “Masters Train Masters” teach­ing phi­los­o­phy, with both the­o­ret­i­cal knowl­edge and prac­ti­cal skills that are sus­tain­able in the cre­ative and com­pet­i­tive work­ing in­dus­try.

The reg­is­tra­tion for Diploma and De­gree cour­ses are now open for In­te­rior Ar­chi­tec­ture and De­sign, Mul­ti­me­dia De­sign with Dig­i­tal Me­dia and In­ter­ac­tive De­sign, Dig­i­tal An­i­ma­tion with Game De­vel­op­ment, Film Vis­ual Ef­fects, Il­lus­tra­tion, Movie and Game Art, Ad­ver­tis­ing and Graphic De­sign, Paris Fash­ion De­sign and Pat­tern Mak­ing and Fine Arts.

For de­tails on The One Academy, visit www. toa. edu. my or call 03- 5637 5510 or e- mail en­quiry@ toa. edu. my.

Chow yong sern’s win­ning pro­ject for Fur­ni­ture De­sign cat­e­gory.

Ja­son hee Wun Jet’s win­ning pro­ject for In­te­rior De­sign cat­e­gory.

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