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At the 8th Design Excellence Awards 2021, winners of the Best F&B Design categories were lauded for their compelling designs that elevate gastronomi­c experience­s.

- For the full list of winners, visit idcs.sg

An exceptiona­l restaurant or bar does more than just provide good food and service. It provides an experience where it engages all your senses and surrounds you in a unique, unforgetta­ble dining environmen­t.

To recognise the best interior design projects and talents in the Asia Pacific, including F&B design, 153 awards were given out across 31 categories at the 8th Design Excellence Awards 2021 by the Interior Design Confederat­ion Singapore (IDCS). The virtual ceremony on 3 December honoured the best and brightest in the industry in two tracks: the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for completed built projects by industry profession­als; and the Spatial Design Awards (SPADE) for completed academic projects by design students.

The IDEA for Best F&B Design span three categories: under 2,000 sq ft, 2,001–5,000 sq ft, and over 5,000 sq ft. The Gold award for the Best F&B Design ≤ 2000 sq ft – the only Gold awarded amongst the three categories – went to Singapore-based firm Hot Design Folks for their project Set of Six inspired by Joseph’s Conrad’s book of the same name. They created a speakeasy-esque lounge concept with a strong focus on gastronomi­c experience­s, pairing unique crafted cocktails with elevated finger food.

Silver went to Touch Design for Decade the Love, and Bronze went to Laank Pte Ltd for Rebel Rebel Wine Bar. Laank was also highly commended for Waa Cow! Change Alley Flagship. Given its diverse, quality and colourful interior design projects, it was no surprise that the Singapore firm won the highly coveted Interior

Design Firm of the Year for second year running, with its founder and creative director Cherin Tan taking the title of Interior Designer of the Year 2021.

In the 2,001–5,000 sq ft category, Rockett Studio won Silver for Bedrock Origin. Three firms won Bronze: Greymatter­s for Basque Kitchen by Aitor, Vantree Design for Staff Canteen, and Genius Loci for Yum Sing – Clarke Quay.

The Silver winner in the ≥ 5001 sq ft category was Xi’an Y2 Interior Design for Crosstalk Jianghu-qingqu Teahouse. The Bronze prizes went to IHOR Interior Design for Papa John’s Pizza Chain Restaurant, and Beijing Shanfangzh­u Art Design Co., Ltd for Qinhuangda­o Moutreen Cafe.

The SPADE Silver winners are Seah Kit Shann (Temasek Polytechni­c) for 庭呼 NIWAKO; Arfan Ikhsan (Bandung Institute of Technology) for Sederhana Mudo; and Felicia Sugiarto (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) for Tall Tales. Bronze winners include Cherise Denesha (Raffles Design Institute) for Nusantara; Lau Yee Nee Natalie (Singapore Polytechni­c) for The Food Arcade; and Jason Rafael Archieta (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts) for Wabi-sabi Dining.

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The main bar of the lounge at Set of Six
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The private room at Set of Six
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Decade the Love
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Crosstalk Jianghu-qingqu Teahouse

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