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It’s the unmissable design event of the year!

The winners of Lookbox Design Awards 2017 will be revealed at a Gala Night on Thursday 14 December. Do you have your front row seats?

Text Janice Seow

Want to see some of Singapore’s most inspiring and award-winning homes and interior designers, all in one evening? Well, the wait is almost over! The winners of Lookbox Design Awards 2017  will be announced at a Gala Night on Thursday 14 December at Regent Singapore – and some 300 guests and industry heavyweights will have front row seats to it all.

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Wee Residence by Wee Studio. Shortlist category: Outstanding HDB Flat

Lookbox Design Awards(LBDA) was launched by Lookbox Living (part of Indesign Media Asia Pacific) this year, to recognise the outstanding home projects and trailblazers who are raising the bar in Singapore’s residential interior design scene.

Squaring a Triangle by asolidplan. Shortlist category: Outstanding HDB Flat & Excellence in Innovation

A total of 200 entries were submitted for this year’s inaugural awards programme across nine categories (see below), of which 53 have been shortlisted to compete in the finals. One project will also come away with the coveted title of ‘Home of the Year’.


The Courtyard House by Ming Architects. Shortlist category: Outstanding Landed Home

The LBDA categories are:

#1 Outstanding HDB Flat (see shortlist)
#2 Outstanding Private Apartment (see shortlist)
#3 Outstanding Landed Home (see shortlist)
#4 Best Space for Entertaining (see shortlist)
#5 Best Space for Retreat (see shortlist)
#6 Most Dramatic Transformation (see shortlist)
#7 Excellence in Innovation (see shortlist)
#8 Outstanding Space: The Designer’s Studio (see shortlist)
#9 Interior Design Firm of the Year (see shortlist)

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The Crate Apartment by UPSTAIRS_. Shortlist category: Most Dramatic Transformation

“Singapore interior design is emerging out to a global level and, a first of its kind in Singapore, LBDA recognises this and puts the industry’s most inspiring interior designers and their work in the spotlight. It is a celebration of good design and Singapore’s best,” says Raj Nandan, CEO of Indesign Media Asia Pacific.

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The Duchess by Hall Interiors. Shortlist category: Best Space for Entertaining

The LBDA jury panel is made up of highly respected designers, architects, academics and editors from Singapore, Asia Pacific and Europe.


They include:

#1 Christina Thean, Director, Park + Associates (Singapore)
#2 Colin Seah, Founder and Director of Design, Ministry of Design (Singapore)
#3 Kelley Cheng, Founder and Creative Director, The Press Room (Singapore)
#4 Miriam Fanning, Founder, Mim Design (Australia)
#5 Patrick Macklin, Head of the Interior Design department, The Glasgow School of Art (UK)
#6 Peter Tay, Founder, Peter Tay Studio (Singapore)
#7 Rene Tan, Principal Architect, RT+Q Architects (Singapore)
#8 Steve Leung, President (2017-19), International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI)

For Gala Night tickets, go to

For more information, visit the awards website at 




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