Student from the Best College for Product Design in Malaysia Produces Dish Rack for Company for Sale
June Lee Kai Chun’s innovation, the “Spine” dish rack is now making waves and selling like hot cakes in the market.
The “Spine” is a dish rack, designed by KBU International College’s student June Lee, as an entry for Sabinai Dish Rack Competition.
The competition was organised by Sabinai- a specialised vendor for impeccably designed clothes drying racks and dish racks.
“The win, came as a surprise to me as I was not expecting it at all,” said the 21-year old Furniture and Product Design student from KBU International College.
Explaining about the concept of ‘spine’ and its functionality, he said: “The reliability of the human spine inspired me as the dish rack allows one to fit the utensils and pots easily.
He said the dish rack is also built with practicality in mind and it adds aesthetic value to the modern kitchen.
It also boasts a radical curvature and rock solid frame, allowing the plates and pots to be supported.
Adding further, he said: “ I used the elements which were taught by our lecturers such as detailing and so on.
The competition has helped me to realise my capabilities in designing the product.
The student sang praises about his lecturers who were there, guiding him throughout the process.
He thanked his friends for their continuous support.
The Sabinai “Spine” dish rack hit the market on 22 July 2014 and more than 50 units were sold out in a span of just three days.
School of Design Head Siow Yin Yoong said: “
We are indeed very proud with June’s achievements.
He has not only emerged as the winner, but, was able to get his product, the Spine dish rack, to be marketed at this young age”
“This is definitely a big achievement for KBU,” she added.
June’s Spine dish rack is priced at RM445, without the cutlery holder. The complete set, with the cutlery holder, is priced at RM550 in the market.
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, printing studio, 3D workshops and a range of other state-of-the-art equipments.
In this year alone, KBU’s design students won the MIFF Furniture Design Competition, MIJF Jewellery Design Awards and the Spirit of Merdeka Sculpture Competition, among others.
KBU’s School of Design offers BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design (3+0), BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Furniture & Product Design, Foundation in Arts & Design, Diploma in Interior Design and Diploma in Interactive Design
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