New Design Talent in the Spotlight, Launch Pad Asia awards
Final year students Nigel Geh and Gloria Ngiam, their project ” Spot” and recent graduate, Haikal Aziz, with his student project “light” won the The inaugural Launch Pad Asia awards in Singapore.

The winners of the Singapore edition were announced at Singapore Indesign on 4 October. The first was Haikal Aziz, whose simply titled “Light” entry was inspired by a play of lightness and balance. With this project, the designer says he wanted to find a way to “use a material that was heavy, yet looked light”.

The second win went to Nigel Geh and Gloria Ngiam for their “Spot” multipurpose light, which was inspired by the simplicity and functionality of industrial work lights. “With Spot, we retained the mobility of conventional torches and industrial work lights, as well as the dynamic rotational movement of theatrical stage lights,” says the team, adding that the object is designed to be used anywhere in the home.