The Designer of the Year (DOTY) Awards is a prestigious annual event celebrating the remarkable works by exceptional Malaysian and International designers in the design industry – as well as the brilliance in ingenuity, creativity, innovation and workmanship of these designers themselves.
DOTY not only grants recognition to the designers but provides them an established platform to showcase their stellar creations as a means of cementing their contributions to the advancement of the design industry, especially in Malaysia.
The panel comprises several industry influencers who bring vast experience from their respective industries. Each judge’s area of expertise offers a unique take on the judging criteria, which will contribute to the overall judging criteria such as creativity, design concept, space planning and design statement.
I believe DOTY Awards is an important platform to discover local talents and it allows local designers to set a great benchmark of designs.
I have been in this industry for a long time and it is an interesting and enjoyable profession, I would not do anything else in my life. As the profession gets tougher, we find that more young talented people are coming up and I am so glad and excited for them.
I am glad to see a lot of young designers, they are the future of designs. I encourage all designers to do your best, to challenge yourself and most importantly to create great designs and to elevate the design creations and be proud of who you are.
DOTY is a platform that completes the whole eco system of designs. It is not enough to only have interior designers and clients, so DOTY provides the whole networking space for all the peers among the interior designers where they can compare and improve the quality and the sustainability of the product that they produce.
DOTY is an important platform for interior designers to be recognized because it definitely gives them an avenue and channel to shine and to show what they have been working so hard on.
We have a lot of young talented designers in Malaysia that are very creative. DOTY Awards is an amazing platform for them to showcase their talent. We can see that the standard of our local designers have improved a lot and now I can say that we are at the same par as international level.