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The Annual International Design Awards Winners

LOS ANGELES, Jul 01 2014

Jesvin Yeo of Singapore was awarded: Third Prize in Other Graphic designs Competition for the Bean dolls of the Old Trades Project.

IDA honorary juries examined over 1000 entries submitted by architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products, and graphics 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. The coveted IDA Trophy will be awarded to all Designer of the Year title winners at the official biennial International Design Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles.

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.


Hand-sewn and filled with bean sprout husks, these Bean Dolls of symbolic Chinatown figures (Towkay, Kopi Uncle, Samsui Woman & MaJie) are designed for comfort and play – it can be acted as a mouse wrist rest, comfort stuffed toy, or an information piece of the old trade of Singapore Chinatown. These Bean Dolls are a combination of old and new; modern illustration meets the old tradition of bean sprout husks, and a combine effort of the young designers and the old folks of Chinatown – the young designers designed the doll and created the illustrations, while the old folks dried the bean sprout husks, cut the fabric and hand-sewn the dolls. These Bean Dolls are a modern way of documenting the old Chinese trades of Singapore. The illustration style of the Bean Doll is simple line work to illustrate a modern and approachable character of the symbolic Chinatown figures. It aims to attract the attention of the younger generation and act as an educational piece for history discovery, and encourage the young people to probe further into the past of Singapore.

About IDA

A handful of designers, thinkers and entrepreneurs created the International Design Awards in 2007 as a response to the lack of recognition and celebration for smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design. The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and to uncover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic, and Fashion Design. IDA aspires to draw attention to the iconoclasm of design world wide, conceptualizing and producing great work.

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