Purposeful designs that meet the demands of both communities and the environment captivated judges and attendees of the highly anticipated award ceremony

Purposeful designs that meet the demands of both communities and the environment captivated judges and attendees of the highly anticipated award ceremony

Aum Gohil from India conferred with ‘Best Sustainable Design’ title in the ‘Asia Young Designer Awards 2021 International

Purposeful designs that meet the demands of both communities and the environment captivated judges and attendees of the highly anticipated award ceremony

National, 8th July 2022: Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited (Decorative Division), Asia Pacific’s leading paint man ufacturer, announced the winners of the prestigious AYDA (Asia Young Designer Award) 2021 International in P enang, Malaysia. Nguyen Quang Duong from Vietnam won in the Architecture category and Patcharakul Paeso mwang from Thailand won in the Interior Design category. Aum Gohil from India won the ‘Best Sustainable De sign’ title for his project ‘Apparatus of Amusement’ from amongst the 32 applicants from 16 Asian countries and was awarded a cash prize of USD 1000. The theme for this edition of AYDA was – Amplifying empathy through design.

The talented winners showcased outstanding submissions and fascinated the competition’s panel of illustrious judges. The title winners from Vietnam and Thailand were awarded an all-expense-paid three-week trip worth up to USD 10,000, to attend Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design’s (Harvard GSD) Design Discovery Programme. During this programme, the winners will be exposed to the opportunity of sharpening their skills and broadening their horizons to continue in their pursuit of excellence in their industries.

During the international award ceremony, the Nippon Paint community initiative presented sub-awards as well which included the Nippon Paint Colour Award, Best Sustainable Design Award and Best Design Impact Award. All the winners across these categories were also given cash prizes worth USD 1,000 each. Further recognising the talent in this year’s entries, AYDA Awards 2021/2022 also awarded a finalist from the Interior Design Cate gory with the Honourable Award, who took home a cash prize worth USD 500.

Categories Architectural Interior Design
Designer of the Year Nguyen Quang Duong Patcharakul Paesomwang
Best Design Impact Dihan Dhamika Inshan Chin Chien-Hao
Best Sustainable Design Aum Gohil Amirah Afiqah Binti Abdullah
Nippon Paint Colour Award Sevval Simruy Baygul Berk Kesimoglu
Honorary Mention Moira Kayla Ramiro

Commenting on the event, Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Paint, Nippon Paint (India) commented, “The International edition of AYDA was a grand success. We are glad to witness another successful edition of the awards and are elated to see this competition growing and impacting more young designers each year. The bran d remains dedicated to presenting such opportunities to budding creators and designers across nations. I congra tulate the participants, the title winners and Aum Gohil from India who won the ‘Best Sustainable Design’ title.”

Aum Gohil from India who bagged the title of ‘Best Sustainable Design’ for his project Apparatus of Amusement, said, “I, firstly would like to thank Nippon Paint India for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of the AYDA journey. Be ing known as one of the top young designers in India was a proud feeling but winning the award as one of Asia’s Young Designer of the year gives me tremendous joy. I would like to extend my gratitude to the jury members for their valuable feedback on my project and it has been a great learning opportunity. Lastly, I would like to share my heartfelt thanks to friends and family for their constant support and for believing in me.”

About the Asia Young Designer Award:

The Asia Young Designer Awards (“AYDA”) was first launched in 2008 as part of Nippon Paint’s vision to nurture the next generation of design talents. The event serves as a platform to inspire architectural and interior design students to develop their skills through cross-learning opportunities and networking with key industry players as well as fellow architectural and interior design peers in the region. AYDA has since grown in terms of reach a nd stature and has now established itself as one of Asia’s premier design awards across 16 geographical locatio ns namely Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singa pore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and Turkey being the new entrant with further expansion plans in the pipel ine.

Over the years, AYDA has impacted thousands of young and talented student designers, presenting them with various opportunities to engage with renowned speakers and key figures in the design industry. Not only has the exposure enabled the participants to gain firsthand industry knowledge, personalised coaching, mentoring, and skill-building through various workshops by experienced lecturers, but they also learn from their fellow peers fr om across the border With that, AYDA has established a close-knit design community comprising professional architects, interior designers, industry associations, partners, design schools, alumni, and design students.

About Nippon Paint:

Nippon Paint, founded in Japan has over 141 years of experience and is the number one paint manufacturer in A sia, and among the leading paint manufacturers in the world. Nippon Paint produces high-quality paints and coa ts for decorative, industrial, and automotive sections Over the years, Nippon Paint has perfected its products us ing breakthrough paint technology, with an emphasis on innovation and eco-friendliness. Nippon Paint’s missi on is to create advanced products that boost the quality of life while protecting the environment. Through innova tive technology, Nippon Paint benefits its customers and society. The company and its subsidiaries have a pres ence in 31 countries including Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, China, India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, and Russia.