Announcing the Lookbox Design Awards shortlist for Outstanding Space: The Designer’s Studio

See which interior design workspaces have been shortlisted for the Outstanding Space: The Designer’s Studio award at the upcoming LBDA.

  • Announcing the Lookbox Design Awards shortlist for Outstanding Space: The Designer’s Studio

Text by Louisa Clare Lim


Following the shortlist announcement for Excellence in Innovation, we’re proud to announce the six workspaces that are in the running to be awarded “Outstanding Space: The Designer’s Studio” in the Lookbox Design Awards 2017. Find out which will take home the gold at the main awards event, which will be held on 14 December – get your tickets now!

These are the projects our international judging panel has picked as some of the most creative and functional design studios.



1) Project name: Icon Interior’s 2nd Showroom
Project type: Interior design studio
Firm: Icon Interior Design

About the project:  The style of this space was conceptualised as simple and modern; a showroom that could showcase products of the company’s brand partners, as well as a space for the designers to show clients that they can incorporate both technology and aesthetics into a home.



2) Project name: Designer’s Studio
Project type: Interior design studio
Firm: D’ Marvel Scale

About the project:  The ambience of the studio is “open and raw”, a reflection of the company’s ethos. Materials such as plywood, recycled bricks and particleboard were selected.




3) Project name: Poetic Studio
Project type: Interior design studio
Firm: Poetus

About the project:  The idea was to have a studio, or space for designers to dwell, that encompasses the idea of a “Live Work Play” environment. This is to encourage the company’s interior designers to enjoy the motion of thinking, designing and creating with no boundaries.




4) Project name: Space Factor Studio
Project type: Interior design studio
Firm: Space Factor

About the project: To create a space where staff would feel relaxed and happy to be working in, a place full of creativity that is also practical was considered. The result is an open-concept studio, which would allow staff to work anywhere according to preference, and also with a “viewing pad” that allows one to see through the whole office.



5) Project name: Studio XMSL Office
Project type: Interior design studio
Firm: Studio XMSL

About the project: The designers wanted the meeting, reception and main working spaces to be experienced in a continuous and seamless fashion, but yet also be distinct and separated.



6) Project name: akiHAUS Design Studio

Project type: Interior design studio
Firm: akiHAUS

About the project: Apart from being functional, the studio was to feel like a home – not just for clients to experience first-hand on what the studio could create for them, but also to provide a comfortable working space for staff.


Watch this space for more shortlist updates. 

In the meantime, get your tickets to the highly anticipated Lookbox Design Awards 2017 Gala Night here.


Did you miss any of the previous shortlists?

1. Outstanding HDB Flat

2. Outstanding Private Apartment

3. Outstanding Landed Home

4. Best Space for Entertaining

5. Best Space for Retreat

6. Most Dramatic Transformation

7. Excellence in Innovation



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