Winners of furniture design competition announced

Tuesday, Mar 08, 2016 17:44

Hawa presents prizes to winners of the Hoa Mai Prize 2015-16 in HCM City on March 08. VNS Photo Xuan Huong.

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — Huynh Tan Anh Tuan won first prize in the Hoa Mai Prize 2015-16, a furniture design competition, with his art work Workspace Desk, the organiser announced on March 8.

Tran Nguyen Bao Khoi and the LR group took the first and second runner-up prizes with art works Yak Table and Earth Table, respectively.

The Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (Hawa), the organiser, also presented five consolation prizes to contestants having the best application, the most creative, the most environmentally friendly, the most commercial and the most aesthetic designs.

Winning works are on display at the Viet Nam International Furniture and Home Accessories Fair 2016 (VIFA EXPO 2016) at the Sai Gon Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Launched in October last year, the 13th edition of the competition, which aims to discover and foster Vietnamese talented designers to develop the domestic furniture industry, attracted 238 entries from universities, colleges, students at professional schools, company staff and freelance designers nationwide.

Hawa has chosen winning works from previous editions of Hoa Mai prize to display at the International Furniture Fair of Singapore (IFFS) from March 10 to 13.

This aimed to promote Vietnamese furniture designs abroad as well as create opportunities for young Vietnamese designers to exchange information with famous international designers. — VNS

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