Excited faces were everywhere to be seen when a host of top interior design professionals and bigwigs gathered at the Starhill Gallery in Kuala Lumpur on the night of 18 October 2018 for the ninth iteration of the Designer of the Year (DOTY) Awards. An annual interior design competition that exists to provide a platform for identifying and promoting visionary interior designers, the event recognises the industry’s top names for their creativity, workmanship and in-depth knowledge of the built environment.

Since it began, DOTY has become one of the most anticipated events of the year for interior designers as well as an important benchmark for consumers on design both locally and internationally. As 2018’s iteration recognises the designers’ undying passion and continued efforts to inspire a better future through interior design, the theme for the year was “Eternity”.

The Judges

  1. Mr. Joseph Yeoh  Vice President of YTL Hotels & Properties and YTL Land & Development from YTL Corporation Bhd;
  2. Mr. Benjamin Yong — Group Chief Eating Officer of The BIG Group;
  3. Mr William Brand Owner & Designer of BRAND VAN EGMOND;
  4. Mr. Sharavana Kumar Founder of Rosa Malacca Hotel;
  5. Dato Winnie Lim Council member of Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA);

Best Interior Design (Residential Category)

Best Interior Design (Showhouse Category)

Best Interior Design (Commercial Category)

Best Product Design

Asia’s Most Influential Designer Award (AMIDA)

Asia’s Most Prestigious Award (AMPIDA)

Rising Star Award

The Winner

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The Official Partner

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At Brand van Egmond they believe spaces – and people – deserve a lighting sculpture that evokes emotions and adds character. Boasting decades of experience, the team specialises in designing the finest handcrafted lighting sculptures for both residential as well as public spaces.

Brand van Egmond is located in the historic town of Naarden, The Netherlands. Guests from around the world come after making an appointment to be inspired by the endless possibilities of customised lighting sculptures. Many examples of their work are on display. A team of creatives is available to translate any personal wishes into handcrafted reality.