5th November 2014,
The MIFF Furniture Design Competition ‘Behind-the-Design’ workshop offered interesting insights on how timber can be used successfully to create furniture.
Malaysia’s top furniture design contest, MIFF Furniture Design Competition (MIFF FDC) makes a return with a brand new theme this year – ‘Living Furniture, Global Perspective’. To officially kick things off, a ‘Behind-the-Design’ workshop was successfully held today by the organisers and welcomed approximately 200 participants from higher learning institutions and design firms at the Putra World Trade Centre.
In an attempt to highlight the uniqueness of Malaysian wooden furniture, this year’s competition requires the product designs to be centered on the material. This latest initiative has been further bolstered with an official announcement of Malaysian Timber Council (MTC)’s collaboration to sponsor the 2015 MIFF FDC earlier today.
The MIFF FDC ‘Behind-the-Design’ workshop was tailored to provide useful insights on utilising wood in furniture. The workshop also included a furniture showcase featuring products from five leading Malaysian furniture manufacturers (Jemaramas Jaya, Inception Design & Trading, Kinheng Furniture, Gamma Wood, and Lencasa) for attendees to obtain an added hands-on experience. The annual MIFF FDC is now open for entries where the closing date of entry submission is on 10 October 2014. Already in its 6th year, the industry’s leading competition is poised to top last years’ record of 244 entries.
Malaysians and foreigners/students residing in Malaysia under the age of 30 are eligible to enter the competition. The finalist designs would be prototyped and displayed at the next MIFF, which is a global top 10 industry show, scheduled from 3 to 7 March 2015 at Putra World Trade Centre and Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre. The winner of MIFF FDC 2015 will walk away with RM10,000 followed by RM5,000 and RM2,500 for the second and third placed respectively, while other finalists will be awarded RM500 each.