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President's Design Award Winners--Singapore

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on November 20, 2009

I was over at the President of Singapore’s residence last night to watch him personally give four Designer of the Year awards. Boy, are they promoting Design in Singapore!

The winners of this year’s Designer of the Year are:

Tham Khai Meng, the Worldwide Creative Director of Olgivy & Mather, New York

Chris Lee, founder of Asylum Creative (I had lunch with him and he’s great talent. Lee also spoke in Mandarin to his dad when he accepted the award—the only person in the evening to do so)

Koichiro Ikebuchi, director of Atelier Ikebuchi

Look Boon Gee, managing director of LOOK Architects

The US equivalent is to have the annual winners of the National Design Awards go the White House and be thanked by the President’s wife. So the message in the US is, what? Women know design and real men aren’t interested?

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