Top design industry award goes to Heriot-Watt student



An MA Interior Design student from the School of Textiles and Design – has scooped a top award in the 2018 RSA Student Design Awards (SDA).

Chung Hang CHIU, won the top prize in the Winner of the Industry Award category for his design which was based around: Eat, Share, Live.

The brief was to design an inclusive, sociable and multi-generational kitchen space that works for all age groups.

Chung Hang CHIU won the award for his United Kitchen – a self-assembly domestic use and disaster relief sociable kitchen with a rotatable and height-adjustable table. 

Chung Hang CHIU, said: “I was delighted to pick up this prestigious award for my kitchen design.

“The design works in two ways, either for use in a normal family home or within a disaster relief area.

“The self-ensemble edge to the design is very important to disaster zone, meaning this type of kitchen can be set up, move and reuse anywhere.

“Winning the award means a lot to me, and I would like to say thank you to my parents, tutors and the judges for picking my design as part of these prestigious industry awards.”

Over 700 students from 27 countries went on to submit their work into the competition.

Their proposals were judged by leading designers and industry experts in a rigorous two-stage process: anonymous offline shortlisting, followed by face to face interviews with finalists.

The awards, which are in their 94th year are the cream of the crop when it comes to student designs.