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  MALAYSIAN INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS (MIDA) 2003 PRESENTATION

Friday 22/08/2003

KUALA LUMPUR, August 22, 2003 --Institut Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia (IPDM) or the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers, yesterday presented its prestigious Malaysian Interior Design Awards (MIDA) 2003 to winners in various categories.

Held annually since 1997, the awards alternate yearly between the honouring of Interior Designers, and Students and the Interior Design Industry players. MIDA has gained considerable recognition around the world as Malaysia's foremost Interior Design award. It recognises excellence in Interior Design contributes to raising the standards of design in the country.

This year the large number of entries consists of designs from professionals and students. They showed discriminating taste for excellence in the designs for the various categories. The Student works were also of high standards.

MIDA was opened to individuals and Interior Design firms registered in Malaysia that have completed interior design works between the year 2001 and 2003.

The winners demonstrated their expertise and were conferred awards for the following categories: Offices & Space Planning, Residential, Leisure and Entertainment, Retailing & Exhibitions and Hotel & Restaurants. The Student winner showed a high degree of maturity in the submissions.

The Panel of Judges comprising of representatives from the Philippines, Singapore, Australia and local practitioners imposed stringent judging conditions to maintain and uplift the standards needed to achieve interior design excellence. Most entries manifested a sound perception of globally rated designs blended with Malaysian culture.

At the dinner, standing in for Honourable Minister, a representative from the Ministry of Works, Deputy Secretary General, Dato' Ali Bin Bahari presented the winning awards to Mr. Foo Fatt Chuen, of Axis Network Design Consultant Sdn Bhd who won in two categories, Offices & Space Planning and Hotel & Restaurants categories and Miss Susanne Zeidler from ZLG Sdn Bhd who was the winner for the Residential category. It was also a double awards moment for Ms. Salena Ibak of Zaini Dubus Richez when they were declared winners for Leisure & Entertainment and Retailing & Exhibitions categories. Finally, beating two other nominees for the Student Category, Cik.Nor Aniswati Bt Awang Lah of Mara University of Technology, UITM emerged the winner.

MIDA organising Chairman, Mr Chris Yap Seng Chye, said that the awards provide an ideal platform for Interior Designers in the country to showcase state-of-the-art design and services at an international level. "The standard of Interior Design in Malaysia had been raised considerably over the last decade. One of the aims of MIDA is to help set new industry benchmarking standards. There is a rising need for quality interior design environments as Malaysian lifestyle and work style evolve and improve. The awards serves to promote high creative and quality awareness within and outside the industry," he said.

MIDA is organised by IPDM, and is one of the institute's brainchild. The awards are a perfect platform in allowing the institute to educate and enhance its fraternity, as well as keeping the public informed on the standards of Interior Design in the country. "We take a leading role when it comes to design excellence in the Interior Design industry. By recognising and paying tribute to excellence in the creativity, craft, science and technologies related to Interior Design, MIDA is the perfect vehicle to show how much the industry has progressed in Malaysia," said IPDM President, Tuan Syed Abdullah Othman Alshahab. Interior designers who are members of the institute are highly trained and qualified professionals. "The history of the Awards show that there is a marked increase in creativity and quality standards. Raising the industry's benchmarks have become increasingly important in today's competitive global environment," he added.

Besides organising MIDA, IPDM puts great importance on the welfare and education of students, especially bright and deserving students. Carrying on with the tradition, the Institute awarded two students financial assistance through their yearly Students Financial Assistance Awards.

About MIDA 2003
The Malaysian Interior Design Awards (MIDA) is Malaysia's most prestigious Awards to recognise excellence in the interior design industry. Held annually since 1997, the Awards alternate yearly between honouring interior designers and students; and product manufacturers, suppliers and service providers. MIDA 2003 winners will be announced on August 21 in Kuala Lumpur.

About the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers
Institut Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia (IPDM) or the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers was established in 1992. The institute was set up to promote and enlarge the knowledge, study and practice of interior design. Its aim is also to provide a forum for interior designers in a learned and scientific society to discuss its art and craft, in addition to defining the code of practice and qualifying the profession of interior design.

ISSUED BY: MISSING LINK / BRAND MERCATUS
Contacts:
John Henry Louis, IPDM
Tel : 603 2691 5607
Email : ipdm@tm.net.my

Ginny Ng, Brand Mercatus
Tel : 603 6203 5800
Email : ginny.ng@brandmercatus.com

DATE OF RELEASE : AUG 22, 2003
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