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Why LBDA 2018 Gala Night was so unforgettable

It’s been two weeks since the Lookbox Design Awards (LBDA) 2018 Gala Night. Here’s what happened on the eventful night.

  • Kavita Nandan

  • Peter Tay

  • Emcee Chew Soo Wei

  • LBDA 2018 trophies

  • LBDA 2018 honourable mentions and judges

  • LBDA 2018 winners and judges

  • Mark Celik-Alvis (Fisher & Paykel) and Dennis Cheok (UPSTAIRS_)

  • Johannes Krabichler (BOSCH) and lucky winner

  • Andy Chia and Eve Quah (hansgrohe)

  • (L-R) Wee Geck Ying (Hafary), Simon Cheong (Hafary), Kef (Unity ID) and Karmen Lee (Indesign Media Asia Pacific)

  • Indesign Media Asia Pacific team

  • BOSCH team

  • Ryan Tan (OuterEdit)

  • akiHAUS Design Studio team

The second edition of Lookbox Design Awards (LBDA) had the interior design industry’s top names and biggest players gathered to celebrate Singapore’s best.

The winners of the Lookbox Design Awards 2018 were finally announced, and Singapore’s most inspiring designers and homes were honoured. Held at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, the setting was glamourous, food was scrumptious, prizes were fantastic, everyone looked amazing and had a blast. Were you there to experience it first-hand?

If you weren’t, here’s what you missed.

LBDA 2018 Gala Night photo wall ubersnaps

(L-R) Wee Geck Ying (Hafary), Simon Cheong (Hafary), Kef (Unity ID) and Karmen Lee (Indesign Media Asia Pacific)

BOSCH team at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

BOSCH team

Indesign Media Asia Pacific team at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

Indesign Media Asia Pacific team

There’s bound to be a photo wall at every event. But the one at LBDA 2018 Gala Night is unlike any other. Three-dimensional and highly interactive, the creative photo wall was designed by OuterEdit in collaboration with Hafary. It featured rotating columns of tiles, which was really the perfect backdrop to have Ubersnap gif photos taken!

Check out all the gif photos taken at Lookbox Design Awards 2018 Gala Night, and download yours here!

Chew Soo Wei emcee at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

Chew Soo Wei

As the host for the Gala Night, Chew Soo Wei lent her distinctive voice and treated the crowd to a fun-filled, entertaining evening.

Kavita Nandan welcome address at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

Kavita Nandan

Kavita Nandan, Managing Director of Indesign Media Asia Pacific, welcomed the 250 guests who were in attendance.

Peter Tay keynote speech at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

Peter Tay

Also, prolific interior designer, Peter Tay, Founder and Design Director of Peter Tay Studio gave a keynote speech, recognising the significance of LBDA as the first independent Singapore-focused interior design award, and the importance of recognising Singapore’s emerging talent.

LBDA 2018 judges

(L-R) Kelley Cheng, Peter Tay, Nikki Hunt and Andrea Savage

After rigorous rounds of judging the LBDA 2018, the judges were pleased to attend the Gala Night and celebrate the winners, too.

Find out more about the esteemed jury panel here.

LBDA 2018 Gala Night winners and judges

LBDA 2018 winners and judges

LBDA 2018 Gala Night honourable mentions and judges

LBDA 2018 honourable mentions and judges

Mark Celik-Alvis (Fisher & Paykel) and Dennis Cheok (UPSTAIRS_) at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

Mark Celik-Alvis (Fisher & Paykel) and Dennis Cheok (UPSTAIRS_)

You probably already know who the winners of the Lookbox Design Awards 2018 are, and here they are looking all pleased with themselves. After all, they’ve earned the bragging rights with this prestigious award!

These are the LBDA 2018 categories:

#1 Outstanding HDB Flat, proudly presented by BOSCH
#2 Outstanding Private Apartment, proudly presented by Fisher & Paykel
#3 Outstanding Landed Home, proudly presented by mafi
#4 Best Space for Entertaining
#5 Best Space for Retreat
#6 Best Open-Plan Concept
#7 Most Dramatic Transformation
#8 Outstanding Space: Old Home Conversion
#9 Interior Design Firm of the Year
#10 Home of the Year

Read the full story about the winners and honourable mentions here.

LBDA 2018 Gala Night trophies

LBDA 2018 trophies

The LBDA trophies were specially commissioned from the mafi factory in Austria, and each one is truly unique, due to the nature of the material used to make them.

A hint of brass and beautiful wood grains on the beech wood – a winning combination – give the cubic forms character and a timeless design aesthetic.

Johannes Krabichler (BOSCH) and lucky winner at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

Johannes Krabichler (BOSCH) and lucky winner

Six lucky guests even went home with exclusive prizes from LBDA 2018 partners, which rounded off the evening splendidly.

Here’s what they won:

– 1 BOSCH Unlimted handheld vacuum cleaner, worth $1,399, courtesy of BOSCH
– 1 BOSCH MUM5 Kitchen Machine, worth $649, courtesy of BOSCH
– 3 hansgrohe Croma Select S1 Jet Hand Shower, worth $90 each, courtesy of hansgrohe
– A one-night stay for 2 at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, worth $450, courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Guests enjoying their dinner at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

Guests were delighted with the scrumptious nosh prepared by Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. Throughout the evening, the three-course dinner helped pace all the excitement over the awards.

Andy Chia and Eve Quah (hansgrohe) at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

Andy Chia and Eve Quah (hansgrohe)

Ryan Tan (OuterEdit) at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

Ryan Tan (OuterEdit)

akiHAUS Design Studio team at LBDA 2018 Gala Night

akiHAUS Design Studio team

All in all, it was a fantastic celebration and a great way to end 2018 on a high and hopeful note.

See you next year at the third Lookbox Design Awards!

Thank you to all our partners and strategic alliances for contributing towards such a fabulous event, and to everyone for coming to celebrate with us!

LBDA 2018 Gala Night atmosphere

Stay tuned for more event photos and updates!

Lookbox Design Awards
www.lbda.com.sg



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