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M&O Asia announces designer of the year

In the lead-up to the second edition of  Maison & Objet Asia in Singapore in March, M&O reveals the designer of the year

Maison & Objet Asia will return to Singapore for its second edition from 10 to 13 March 2015 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

This second edition will feature an expanded selection of the best of high-end decoration and home fashion by prestigious brands and designers in the Interior Design and Home Decoration sectors. As at October 2014, over 180 brands have confirmed their presence and more are expected to participate in the salon.

Highlights for 2015 include the Designer of the Year and six Rising Asian Talents, as well as the Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit that will include keynote addresses by renowned industry personalities and presentations on market trends.

Designer of the Year 2015
In the lead up to the second edition, Maison & Objet Asia takes great pleasure in announcing the 2015 Designer of the Year, NERI & HU DESIGN AND RESEARCH OFFICE from Shanghai, China.

“In our quest for the Maison & Objet Asia Designer of the Year, we seek out designers who represent the essence of Asian culture, Asian roots and with an international approach to their works. Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu have distinguished themselves through their work and also with numerous international accolades. They exemplify the very qualities we seek. We are delighted to recognise their creative efforts and congratulate Neri & Hu on being Maison & Objet's Designer of the Year 2015,” said Mr Philippe Brocart, Managing Director, Maison & Objet. 

Like the flagship Paris salon which honours a Designer of the Year, Maison & Objet’s Designer of the Year is selected from amongst exceptional Asian designers who been lauded for their work and who have made a distinctive mark in the world of design.

About Neri & Hu
Neri & Hu Design and Research Office was founded in 2004 by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu. The practice provides architectural, interior, master planning, graphic and product design services. Their projects include the London Bow Street Hotel, Caylabene Bay Resort in the Philippines, the Waterhouse Boutique Hotel in South Bund in Shanghai, interiors for restaurants, retail spaces and private homes, as well as product designs of tableware, furniture and décor objects.

Lyndon Neri has a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He was the Director for Projects in Asia and an Associate for Michael Graves & Associates in Princeton for over 10 years and also worked in New York for various architectural firms.

Rossana Hu has a Master of Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Music from the University of California at Berkeley. Hu worked for Michael Graves & Associates, Ralph Lerner Architect in Princeton, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York, and The Architects Collaborative (TAC) in San Francisco.

Maison & Objet Asia is organised by SAFI and will be held from 10 to 13 March 2015 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Maison & Objet 2015 will be part of SINGAPORE DESIGN WEEK 2015, a week celebrating the very best in design. SAFI is a subsidiary of Ateliers d’Art de France and Reed Expositions France.

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