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Best Product Design College in Malaysia wins at MIFF Furniture Design Competition 2014

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From international awards to local accolades, KBU International College’s School of Design has seen it all. In its recent

MIFF Furniture Design Competition 2014 second prize winner Lee Hui Ying together with KBU International College Design School Head Siow Yin Yoong (fourth in the row from left to right) and lecturers.

MIFF Furniture Design Competition 2014 second prize winner Lee Hui Ying together with KBU International College Design School Head Siow Yin Yoong (fourth in the row from left to right) and lecturers.

victory, the School’s Bachelor in Furniture and Product Design student, Lee Hui Ying, clinched second prize for the MIFF Furniture Design Competition 2014.

The furniture design competition was organised in conjunction with the Malaysian International Furniture Fair 2014 (MIFF)

Being inspired by the unfolding of the pyramid-shaped festive Chinese rice dumpling that is wrapped with bamboo leaves, Lee who is currently undergoing second year of the furniture and product design programme created “Gather” – a living room sofa that breathes a strong local flavor.

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Explaining the logic behind the name of “Gather”, Lee said: “It refers to the coming together of a fabric sofa with a rattan flap for a variety of seating needs, and also, the combination of two materials- rattan and fabric”.

She said the sofa is suitable for all users.

Referring to the experience of participating in MIFF Furniture Design Competition as ‘mind blowing’, Lee added that it was a good exposure for her as she learned on how to deal with clients and had a taste of real working environment.

Wood Workshop at KBU International College

Wood Workshop at KBU International College

The 22-year old also commended KBU School of Design’s effort to incorporate competition briefs in its syllabus.

“So far, the effort has produced many award winners among my seniors in the design programme. Not only that, the step by step instructions given by our lecturers and their ideas to make the design better was definitely fruitful,” said the elated student.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my lecturer, Ms Nicole Fu Chew Xiang who has been by my side, inspiring and guiding me, throughout the process,” said Lee, who would like venture into the furniture design industry upon graduation.

The living room sofa created by Lee has received good reviews as the judges sang praises of her design.

The sofa was described as a “comfortable free-form seating because of the beanbag and a fixed seat created by the wrap-over”.

“We are proud that one of our student received second prize in a competition which was open not only for students but also for young designers and professionals. This shows that our students’ designs are on par with the professionals,” said

KBU International College is the only college that has a 3D Printer for her design students

KBU International College is the only college that has a 3D Printer for her design students

School of Design Head Siow Yin Yoong.

The competition received a total of 244 entries in which 10 were shortlisted and three were awarded accordingly.

Lee’s ‘Gather’ sofa was displayed at the MATRADE Exhibition Centre (MECC) during MIFF 2014 from 4 March to 8 March 2014, together with the works of other finalists.

KBU’s School of Design cultivates top and award-winning designers through its industry-based teaching and learning.

These include collaborative projects such as BROS bottles design, new product design for Stainless Steel Industries and Ralph Lauren’s The Big Pony Collection. Besides that, the school is equipped with everything a design student needs. The facilities include spacious studio space, advanced computer hardware and software, wood workshop, printing studio, 3D workshops and a range of other equipment.

In recent years, KBU’s design students received numerous awards including Philips Lightover Challenge, Hyundai Rev-Up InterCollege Competition, Malaysian Society of Interior Design Awards, Asia Pacific Designers Awards and International Design Awards. It is worth mentioning that, in 2012, the School swept clean all the awards under the

Lim Meng Yeu (Third from Right in black T-shirt), a graduate from KBU International College emerged as the Gold winner of the Student category of MIID’s MIDA Awards 2012

Lim Meng Yeu (Third from Right in black T-shirt), a graduate from KBU International College emerged as the Gold winner of the Student category of MIID’s MIDA Awards 2012

Nippon Paint Young Designer Competition for the Interior Architecture category.

KBU’s School of Design also offers BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design (3+0), BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Furniture & Product Design, Foundation in Art & Design, Diploma in Interior Design and Diploma in Interactive Design.

KBU International College is strategically located in the safe township of Bandar Utama and offers affordable hostel within walking distance. Scholarships are available to deserving students.

 

Study at the Affordable First City University College

First City University College is an affordable college with excellent learning & sports facilities and located near shops, atm, restaurants & malls.

First City University College is an affordable college with excellent learning & sports facilities and located near shops, atm, restaurants & malls.

First City University College (First City UC) is a private higher education institution established in 1990 by the First Nationwide Group, First City University College has a purpose-designed, fully equipped campus with sports and recreational facilities, and located on a 13-acre site within Bandar Utama.owner and developer of the 1000 acres fully integrated township/commercial district of Bandar Utama. It was formerly known as KBU International College until it was upgraded to University College status in 2015.

There is ample studio space, up-to-date computer hardware and software, print studios, workshops, photo labs, and a range of other equipment to facilitate students in their projects. First City University College has everything an art & design student needs to equip him/her with the skill sets required of a professional designer.

Sports and recreational amenities will include indoor basketball court, futsal court and also, dance and drama studio. The new hostel will be able to accommodate over 900 students.

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Students at First City University College will, therefore, receive a holistic education. The main objective of FCUC is to provide higher education opportunities to young Malaysians and foreign nationals in a wide range of academic and professional fields such as Engineering, Computing/ICT/Software Engineering, Hospitality, Tourism, Business andArt & Design. Quality education is the hallmark of FCUC with the intended outcome of producing highly employable graduates in a knowledge-based economy.

In line with First City University College’s mission of providing Quality Education and achieving a high level of employability of its graduates, the University College collaborates with established universities in the United Kingdom to offer 3+0 degree programmes, as well as professional bodies and established examination bodies.

Quality education at First City University College is further underpinned by the university college’s compliance with the requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the constant monitoring carried out by the College’s very own Quality Assurance Department and FCUC’s foreign university partners.

From EduSpiral’s experience, FCUC offers very affordable certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes that are supported by excellent facilities. Their fees are inexpensive compared even to some shoplot colleges! Students are definitely getting more than their worth at First City UC.

First City University College provides a safe off-campus accommodation which is just across the road. Deserving students can apply for the scholarships as well.

Excellent Facilities at First City University College

First City University College offers an affordable and conducive environment for students to excel in their studies

First City University College offers an affordable and conducive environment for students to excel in their studies

First City University College campus has a built up area of 250,000 sq.ft. and has a comprehensive range of facilities for students. There are seven Engineering Laboratories, which are well-equipped to meet the stringent requirements of First City University College’s Partner Universities and The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The engineering laboratories include the Digital Power & Control Laboratory, the Microprocessor & Electronic CAD Laboratory, Mechatronics Laboratory and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Laboratory.

The Computer Centre maintains the campus-wide network based on the Windows platform. In the E-Info Lab, students enjoy high speed access to the Internet and its resources.

Wireless connection to the campus network has been installed and implemented. The Centre also houses the Multimedia Laboratory, Macintosh Laboratory and CAD Laboratory. There are two digital language labs equipped with 50 microcomputers installed with CD-ROM based programme-ware for English learning.

First City University College students playing badminton in the multi-purpose hall

First City University College students playing badminton in the multi-purpose hall

The Art & Design facilities include the Print Studio, Art & Design Studios, Photography Studio and 3D Design Studio. The Hospitality & Tourism facilities include a training restaurant, mock hotel room, food production lab and commercial kitchen. Students attend lectures in spacious lecture rooms and lecture theatres.

State-of-the-art Video Conference facilities allow students to follow lecturers from First City University College foreign partner universities in UK for some programme modules.

The University College has a well-stocked and ISO certified Library. It provides seats for 260 users. The Library is well-equipped with individual study spaces and discussion rooms.

It has a wide range of books, reports, periodicals, and company annual reports, covering all disciplines of study in the College. A fully-equipped multimedia room is available for students to use the CD-ROMs and other non-print materials in the Library.

Students enrolled in Nottingham Trent University or Anglia Ruskin University programmes have electronic access to the digital libraries of the respective universities. The Library has also subscribed to the Emerald online business database.

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