Tatler Design Awards 2021 l Best Show Unit (Readers' Choice)

Updated: Apr 27


Produced by MM Galleri, the trophies for the Tatler Design Awards 2021 were designed by Singapore-based firm StudioNorm

The Trophy Designs Were Inspired By The Art Of Origami



“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works,” declared Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple. The tech visionary had a great love of design and his modernist childhood home sparked his desire to create sleek, human-centric and intuitive products for everyone. This emphasis on the multi-faceted elements of good design is similarly celebrated by the Tatler Design Awards (TDA).


Now into its fifth edition, the Tatler Design Awards 2021 is sponsored by Arova, Aureo Gallery, Boxx Euro, Gaggenau, Hafary, MM Galleri, Okamura, Roche Bobois and Spin. The awards ceremony lauds creative concepts as well as functionality and practicality, honouring the most innovative residential and commercial projects recently completed in Singapore. This year, the winners of the 2021 edition was presented via a livestream held at Straits Clan on 8th April.



Tatler Design Awards 2021 I The Winners — watch their acceptance speeches here.



The Best Show Unit (Readers' Choice)

by Designworx Interior Consultant

This black-and-white bungalow, designed by Designworx Interior Consultant, is the winner of Best Show Unit (Reader’s Choice)
Black-and-white bungalow, designed by Designworx Interior Consultant, the winner of Best Show Unit

Representing the best of both old and new is this black-and-white bungalow, which balances its iconic elements with modern touches. Designworx Interior Consultant kickstarted the makeover with the right visual balance in each space, while adhering to the guidelines that conserved the original design of the building. Ceiling coves, staircase balustrades and marble flooring lined with black trimmings echo the abode’s iconic black-outlined main door and windows, as do black screens and geometric accent cushions.


“The introductory vista through the entrance into the double-height foyer sets the tone for the entire property: chic and impressive,” says Kathrine Pooley, commenting on the project.

The foyer’s lofty height is accentuated with statement lights; at the main entrance, a custom SpectraOne chandelier creates drama, juxtaposed with a wicker pendant light on the facade. In the stately dining room, a bespoke 12-seater dining table with bookmatched black forest marble slabs holds court. The Minotti sofa in the formal living area is accompanied by customised rugs; in the restful master bedroom, an Amante Plisse king-sized bed affords a sense of modern elegance.


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“The home’s design represents the local spirit in a truly contemporary way” — Steve Leung, Steve Leung Design Group and TDA jury member


(Related: House Tour: A Black And White Bungalow With A Contemporary Interior)



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