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All the great things that happened at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

The Lookbox Design Awards 2019 Gala Night was a spectacular celebration of Singapore’s finest design talents and equally amazing residential projects. Find out what happened on the momentous night.

Text by Vanitha Pavapathi

On Thursday, 5 December 2019 at InterContinental Singapore, Lookbox Design Awards (LBDA) 2019 Gala Night brought the design industry together in one unified night of celebration.

Raj Nandan at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

Raj Nandan, CEO of Indesign Media Asia Pacific

The awards ceremony saw 200 leading members of Singapore’s design industry in attendance, where 11 Winners and 8 Honourable Mentions were announced across 11 award categories. Of course, our judges were in attendance to celebrate and present the awards to the deserving talents.

Lights dimmed, suspenseful music played, and thunderous claps followed each time a winner was announced. But that’s not all. A scrumptious four-course dinner was served along with free-flow beverages throughout the evening, which helped pace all the excitement over the awards.

LBDA 2019 Gala Night guests (2)

Guests participating in the activities

Guests were dressed to the nines and busied themselves with the many activities at the ballroom foyer, prior to the commencement of awards.

LBDA 2019 Gala Night guests

Cyrille Delval and Valli Delval

A spectacular rug installation by Hassan’s Carpets had many flocking to take group photos and #OOTN photos. Indeed, the multi-layered installation served as a fantastic backdrop, while showcasing the beauty and diversity of the rug collection from Hassan’s Carpets.

Janice Seow at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

Janice Seow giving her welcome address

Opening the awards ceremony was Janice Seow, Programme Director of Lookbox Design Awards and Editor of Lookbox Living, who shared the objective of LBDA: to give recognition to, and to celebrate the interior designers in Singapore, and the homes they create.

Nikki Hunt at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

Nikki Hunt giving her keynote speech

Also sharing her experience and insights through a keynote speech was Nikki Hunt, Founder and Co-CEO of Design Intervention and judge for LBDA 2018 & 2019. She noted the importance of a design awards like this, which gives budding designers a platform to reach greater heights.

Peter Tay and Goy Architects

Peter Tay and Goy Architects

Daphne Lim and Mikael Teh at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

Daphne Lim (EDL) and Mikael Teh (MONOCOT)

Dania Hassan and Edwin Pang at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

Dania Hassan (Hassan’s Carpets) and Edwin Pang (Third Avenue Studio)

Kelley Cheng and Dennis Cheok at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

Kelley Cheng (LBDA 2019 judge) and Dennis Cheok (UPSTAIRS_)

Commune and Neu Konceptz at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

Julian Koh (Commune), Charis Low (lucky voter) and Jack Chan (Neu Konceptz)

A special category – Outstanding HDB Flat: People’s Choice, proudly presented by Commune – was also honoured, whereby Lookbox Living fans and readers voted for their favourite project amongst the Outstanding HDB Flat Shortlist. One lucky voter was invited to attend the Gala Night and went home with a Trigg End Table (featuring a solid Carrara marble top) from Commune, valued at S$479.

plaques at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

LBDA 2019 Honourable Mention plaques

Hafary lucky draw winners at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

Winners of the $200 Takashimaya cash vouchers from Hafary with Simon Cheong from Hafary (far right)

LBDA 2019 Gala Night guests (4)

Stuart Dudley (Janus et Cie) and lucky draw winner

Apart from the award trophies and plaques, many more prizes were given away. This year at the LBDA 2019 Gala Night, there was a pool of S$10,229 lucky draw prizes courtesy of De Dietrich, Fisher & Paykel, Hafary, InterContinental Singapore and Janus et Cie. The most impressive being a Fisher & Paykel Black ActiveSmart Fridge worth S$5,099 that was on display that night.

Mark Celik-Alvis and lucky winner at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

Mark Celik-Alvis (Fisher & Paykel) and lucky winner of the Fisher & Paykel Black ActiveSmart Fridge

The lucky winner was as ecstatic as the award winners, and it was indeed a fantastic celebration and a great way to end 2019 and a high and hopeful note.

Thank you to all our sponsors and partners for contributing towards such a fabulous event, and to everyone for coming to LBDA 2019 Gala Night!

winners at LBDA 2019 Gala Night

Judges, Winners and Honourable Mentions of LBDA 2019

See you next year at the fourth edition of Lookbox Design Awards!

Check out the full list of Winners and Honourable Mentions here.


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