Thursday, 21 November 2019

IJM Land Designer Awards 2019 | ILDA Best Young Interior Designer 2019 | Kalista 2 Executive Apartments @ Seremban 2

 Today's post is a brief update about an award ceremony that I attended on 20th November at
 Seremban 2 Sales Gallery. IJM Land Designer Awards 2019 (iLDA 2019) is organized by
 IJM Land Berhad to encourage more young designers to step out of their comfort zone in
 pushing their creative boundaries and exploring more before settling in creative unique style.

Let's check it out!

 IJM Land Berhad, one of the renowned and reputed developers of Malaysia, which contributed 
 significantly in the developing industry of Malaysia. Through the years, IJM Land is honoured to 
 have shaped Malaysia’s township landscape and built thriving communities that are well into the 
 future. IJM Land's vast portfolio includes townships, sustainable developments, iconic waterfront 
 community, luxury homes, landed and high-rise residences, offices and commercial properties.

iLDA 2019 serves as a platform for young interior designers to showcase their ability to think 
out-of-the-box in bringing ordinary spaces to life, giving them recognition and exposure among 
 industry giants. Through this initiative, IJM Land aims to enable young interior designers to 
expand their horizons, propelling the interior design community to achieve greater standards.

Awards to be presented, the Gold Winner and the Silver Winner.

Both of the award also includes cash prizes of RM 10,000 and RM 20,000.

A total number of 116 concept entries were received, after five months of 
intense competition across Malaysia, IJM Land Designer Awards 2019 (iLDA 2019) 
came to an end after a fierce battle among the 116 contestants, two were shortlisted 
for the title of iLDA Best Young Interior Designer 2019.

Lee Jun Yan and Boon Zi Yang, were shortlisted by a panel of judges to execute their 
concept, ideas and plans for the competition themed with only a five week duration. From 
 an empty unit to ground work up to the detailing of the apartment, the two final contestants 
 went head-to-head to ensure that their concepts were to a tee at every corner of the apartment.

Kalista 2, a beautifully designed and freehold development located at IJM Land Bhd’s 
  Seremban 2 township in Negeri Sembilan. It consists of 522 units spread over two towers.

 Seremban 2 is IJM Land’s flagship development in Negeri Sembilan that spans over 3,800 
acres of freehold land, offering a variety of homes ranging from affordable apartments and 
 linked homes to luxury semi-detached houses and bungalows. A self-sustained township
offering a wide range of community friendly amenities and facilities, Seremban 2 also 
boasts community activities including family, festival events, half marathons, house build
programs and more. It is accessible via several highways like the Kuala Lumpur - Seremban
 Highway (PLUS), North - South Expressway Central Link (ELITE) and Kajang - Seremban 
 Highway (LEKAS). Seremban 2 takes only 45 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre.

The final phase of Kalista 2 is now open for sale!

Kalista 2 Executive Apartment comes with 4 different layouts that suits your need.

Type A - 1076 sf  (4 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony) 

 Type B - 926 sf  (3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony)

  Type C - 1561 sf  (4 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 store room, 3 balcony)

 Type D - 1182 sf (3 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 balcony)  

Before the award ceremony, we visited the Kalista 2 Executive Apartment at Seremban 2 
to check out the final work of both shortlisted contestants for the on-site voting.

We always love to check out showroom units as their interior do inspire. 
Both of the shortlisted contestants' units were located at opposite side. 
We went ahead to check out Lee Jun Yan's unit first, then Boon Zi Yang's unit after.

Lee Jun Yan, the designer behind Kalista 2, Unit A-17-06

A kitchen bar that can be used as work station or morning breakfast counter.

Cozy dining area with touch of pink and brown tones.

A good backdrop to the minimal setting.

Love the set up here especially the pretty feather decoration on the wall that brings warmth 
and interest to the dining area. Plus, the natural lighting makes it even more appealing!

The master bedroom features a mix of pink, brown and white tones 
that make the room feel comfortable and inviting.

Look at the lovely dressing table, minimal yet somehow look attractive!

Brown and green colours pair really well together that make the room feel calm and relaxing!

Kids bedroom in a bright and vibrant setting.

Let's check out the other unit!

Boon Zi Yang, the designer behind Kalista 2, Unit A-17-05

The living area

A small living area that can be isolated with curtains.

Workroom features warm brown tone with some green decorations.

Bedroom with an earthy concept.

After visiting both units, we were given a chance to vote based on our preference.

Welcome Note by Emcee

Opening Speech by Dato’ Hoo Kim See
(Senior General Manager, Central Region of IJM Land Berhad)

He stated that the iLDA 2019 is to ensure a healthy competitive environment among their local
  interior designers, where they are able to showcase their creative work and challenge the status
quo of design. iLDA is a platform that enables them to execute their work, give it the recognition
 it deserves. The competition has received quality submissions this year and he hope that it will
 contribute greatly to the industry as the number of entries continuously grow in years to come.

Not forgetting to give thanks and gratitude to the sponsors behind this competition,
 Kubiq, Signature Kitchen, TA Studio, Da Vinci Malaysia, LM Home, Inovar Floor 
Malaysia and Seng Hup Lighting & Decor, who contributed greatly in bringing the 
two young interior designers’ concepts to life and the completion of the two units at 
Kalista 2 Executive Apartments and the success of IJM Land Designer Awards 2019.

Here goes the award presentation, a total of four award to be presented, 
Public's Choice Award, Media's Choice Award, Silver Award and the Gold Award.

Lee Jun Yan from Reno Bros was crowned the Best Young Interior Designer 
of the iLDA 2019. He also won the Public’s Choice Award with a total 
of 266 votes out of 400 and the Media’s Choice Award during the event.

Boon Zi Yang was announced as the Silver Winner of iLDA 2019

Congratulations to all the winners!

Head over to their Official Website, Instagram or Facebook for more information!



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