Cover Nikki Hunt, Andrea Savage

Now into its fourth edition, the Young Designer Award celebrates the work of emerging design talents. Organised annually by Design Intervention and endorsed by the DesignSingapore Council, the competition welcomes entries by local design students while providing mentorship in the field of residential interior design.

The titular prize was awarded to Ryan Tan, a Ngee Ann Polytechnic student who wowed judges with his interior project; Gareth Seah from National University of Singapore received the runner-up prize. Entitled Biophilic Modernism, Tan's award-winning project infused verdant accents into a multi-generational home. Additional accolades this year include the Let's Colour award presented by AkzoNobel and Best Original Design Concept, which were both given to Sally Tay of Raffles Design College. 

“We are excited to see that the competition has grown to  showcase not just local but regional talent and is helping permeate Singapore’s creative influence in the region,” said Nikki Hunt, principal of Design Intervention. Andrea Savage, partner and project director of Design Intervention agrees: “As a home-grown Singapore design studio, we are delighted to be in a position to foster and inspire the next generation of designers."