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A Silver Win at the International Design Awards!

Emma Maxwell Design wins a Silver for Florentina.

LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles, US: Emma Maxwell Design of Singapore was awarded: Silver in Interior D

esign Competition for the Florentina Project.

IDA honorary juries examined over 1000 entries submitted by architects and designers from 52 countries throughout the world. After final decisions had been made, the jury rewarded the best professional and emerging designers for their achievements in terms of design, creativity, usability and innovation. Judging was a rigorous process, with winners receiving publication of their work in the International Design Awards Book of Designs.

This annual competition recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design on global level.

The members of the jury included Alice Blackwood Editor, Design Quarterly,Kahi Lee - Host, HGTV's "Design on a Dime", Style Network's "My Celebrity Home", Melissa Sterry - Interdisciplinary Design Scientist, Founder, Societas,Josh Rubin - Editor-in-Chief, Founder, and Publisher, Cool Hunting,Martin Venzky - Stalling, Senior Advisor, CMU STeP, Jeffrey Nemeroff - Co-Founder, Creative Director, Entra Magazine, Jordan Landes-Brenman CEO, Haute House PR & Marketing, Raj Nandan - Managing Director, Indesign Group, William Menking - Founder, Editor-in-Chief, The Architects' Newspaper, Nicole Lloyd - Senior Art Buyer, Deutsch, Inc., Rebecca Epstein Kong - Co-founder, Artware Editions, Aaron Kenedi - Editor-in-Chief, Print,Geraldine Grisey - Editor, Punky B Fashion Diary.

The Emma Maxwell Design of Singapore, was awarded: Siver in Interior Design for the Florentina project

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The client’s brief was that they wanted a mid-high end Italian Restaurant and then they gave me a Poem called One night in Firenze. It was a Chinese Poem written turn of the century by a famous Chinese Poet, Xu Zhimo . The client YANG Yanyi is a Patron that has one of Chinas leading contemporary art and culture foundations. I took my own perception and experience of being in Florence. Staring up at the sky and watching how the light continually shifts on grey and white marble surfaces that pervade the city. I wanted to immerse the customers within the space. Not necessarily to a geographical place, but a place of light, illusion and contrasts. I was inspired by the graphic grey and white of a lot of Florentine architecture, thus using the Chevron patterned Carrera Marble extensively though out. The ceiling in the existing space was extremely low. Instead of fighting the low height


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