KBU’s School of Design marked World Interior Day 2014 recently with a day filled with fun and exciting activities. Themed
‘Design Matters’, this year’s celebration was aimed at promoting the role of design as a medium for positive change.
“In line with the theme, KBU International College organised talks that highlighted the merits of the interiors profession and its impact on the society,” said School of Design Deputy Head Chua Huwi Huwi.
She added: “World Interior Day is an annual event spearheaded by International Federation of Interior Architects /Designers. This is the fourth year that we are participating in the celebration and this time around, we have organised informative talks that explored the role of interiors in society, culture and our future built.”
As part of the celebration, students were exposed to the importance of staying connected to the society as a designer by Pn Anura Hashim, Council Member and Special Project Director of Malaysia Institute of Interior Designers (MIID).
“On top of that, students were also exposed on the prospective careers as an interior designer by Ar Vincent Lee, Founding Member of MiiD and Managing Director of Weaver Finch Sdn Bhd and a talk titled “Seeing into Virtual Reality” by consultants of RedStack Sdn Bhd,” said Chua.
“Our students had a great time experiencing the VR technology that links to Autodesk software. This enables clients to walk
through an interior design proposal and design specification that is updated in real time. This could be the future design presentation,” added Chua.
KBU’s School of Design cultivates top and award-winning designers through its industry-based teaching and learning. The students are constantly exposed to live briefs through competitions such as MIID Students Saturday Competition, Packaging Design Project, BROS collaborative project 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, advanced computer hardware and software, 2D & 3D printing studios, 3D workshops and a range of other equipments.
In the recent years, KBU design students bagged numerous awards including MIID Reka Awards, Asia Pacific Space Designer Awards,Philips Lightover Challenge, International Design Award, Samsung Wonderland Media Award and MIFF Furniture Design Competition. It is worth mentioning that in 2012, the School swept clean all the awards under the Nippon Paint Young Designer Competition for the Interior Architecture category.
The School also offers Foundation in Art & Design, Diploma in Interactive Design, Diploma in Interior Design, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design and BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design.
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