President's Message

MESSAGE FOR THE PRESIDENT'S DESIGN AWARD 2016

FROM DR TONY TAN KENG YAM

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

The President’s Design Award has entered its 11th year of recognising Singapore's best designers and designs. Over the years, the Award has become an important cornerstone of the design sector both in Singapore and overseas. By recognising quality design, we are encouraging designers to think about creating spaces, places and products that not only look good but are also functional. We are encouraging designers to make a difference to people's live through design.

This year's Award is special because for the first time, it includes the field of engineering design. It recognises the achievements of those who have played a key role in applying engineering principles to design concepts, thus pushing the boundaries of conventional engineering design.

I would like to extend my congratulations to this year's distinguished recipients, who all share one common goal - to transform communities and improve our quality of life. I am confident that they will continue to inspire a new generation of designers who will live by the principles of a good designer, by upholding high standards of design excellence and encouraging our community to cultivate better appreciation for design.