Tatler Design Awards 2021: Vote For The Best Show Unit
Since its inception, the Tatler Design Awards has celebrated the brightest minds in the local design scene as well as the most innovative projects undertaken in Singapore.
Now into its fifth year, the winners will be announced in April 2021; the Tatler Design Awards 2021 is sponsored by Arova, Aureo Gallery, Boxx Euro, Gaggenau, Hafary, MM Galleri, Okamura, Roche Bobois and Spin.
Vote for your favourite project for the Readers' Choice categories; the voting period will run from now until January 23, 2021. Here, we present the nominees for the Best Show Unit:
(Related: The Winners Of The Tatler Design Awards 2020)
GuocoLand Mid Town Bay
Celebrity interior designer Peter Tay was recently tasked with crafting the lobby and show units of Midtown Bay, a new residential tower by GuocoLand that houses 219 luxury apartments. Polished stainless steel and tinted mirrors are Tay’s common design “weapons” of choice. And at Midtown Bay, his vision is fully realised. Reflective ceilings extend the spaces vertically, while the picturesque city views are mirrored in burnished wall panels and high-gloss surfaces.
Tay has crafted each unit to be flexible enough to accommodate various purposes. “We created spaces that could be used for living, working and entertaining in,” he says. Take the two-bedroom unit: in the day, one bedroom could double as an office, with the living space acting as a foyer or waiting area, complete with sofa.
The developer Tong Eng Group wanted to present ideas of high-end living to potential buyers of the last of eight strata bungalow units in the Goodwood Grand estate. “As this show unit is an actual house, our design needed to look impressive but also be functional,” says Kelvin Gan, who leads KGID with his wife Karen. The couple were tasked to furnish and style the three-storey dwelling, which features living and dining areas, four bedrooms, and a roof terrace. The challenge was to create individualistic spaces within the 5,300sqft abode that also came together as a whole. The designers imagined a design-savvy client, and the interior attests to that with a modern, sophisticated scheme.
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Black and white bungalow on Cable Road
Balancing historical elements with contemporary touches, Designworx Interior Consultant transformed an airy black and white bungalow into a chic and cosy haven to be sold to a prospective buyer.
With a built-up area of 8,940sqft, the Good Class Bungalow created ample opportunity for the studio to craft a beautiful abode. The team focused on highlighting the bungalow’s unique characteristics—such as the black outlines of the main door and windows—by incorporating ceiling coves, staircase balustrades and marble flooring lined with black trimmings that echo the look of the facade. Black screens and geometric accent cushions also cleverly allude to the iconic architecture of the house.
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Marina One Residences
Step into this cavernous penthouse perched atop Marina One Residences, a mixed-use development located in the Central Business District, and it’s easy to envision a modern-day Jay Gatsby—the protagonist of the literary classic The Great Gatsby—holding court against a backdrop of skyscrapers. The architect responsible for conjuring such an image is Edmund Ng, who was briefed by the developers of Marina One to create a showroom that is “modern, contemporary and very luxurious”.
The penthouse is split into two large wings—a private corner for the bedrooms, and various public areas for socialising. Located at the far end of the living area is an open-concept dry kitchen as well as an ebony marble-top dining table that seats a party of 10. The understated palette allows for more extravagant details to shine through—above the dining table hangs a chandelier with fine strands of beads cascading downwards.
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