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President Design Award 2016: Design of the Year recipients, Part 1

29 Dec 2016  •  12 min read  •  President Design Award 2016: Design of the Year recipients, Part 1 (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of two-parts, we feature the first five of 10 Design of the Year recipients. Watch the video clips:

#1 Bynd Artisan

Bynd Artisan was established by third-generation business owners of Singapore’s oldest bookbinder. Its brand identity, created by design consultant &Larry, celebrates the work of Bynd Artisan’s homegrown master craftsmen in book-binding and leather crafting.

#2 The Enabling Village

The Enabling Village designed by WOHA, is a repurposed project. The architects take a 1970s building and turn it into a community space for education, work, training, retail and lifestyle, connecting people with disabilities and the larger society.

#3 HP Officejet Pro 8720 All-In-One Printer

HP Officejet Pro 8720 All-In-One Printer is a high-performing, high-speed inkjet printer that offers outstanding output. Using customer feedback and insights from studies, HP designed a printer that takes up minimal space in the offices of small and large businesses.

#4 National Design Centre

National Design Centre is a focal point for Singapore’s design community. Existing features of the former convent school are conserved, with bold new elements introduced to the interior spaces. The Centre houses the DesignSingapore Council, design companies, a lifestyle retail store and café.


SAFETiCET is a safety lancet designed for prinking the finger for blood glucose sampling –with minimal pain, maximum convenience. Intuitive to use, the lancet is to boon to diabetic patients, their caregivers and people of all ages.

Click here to view video clips of the next five Design of the Year recipients. View the works of all the recipients in an exhibition, now on at National Design Centre, till 6 Jan 2017.

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