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iN-Trend March 2023: Pushing the Boundaries of Eco-Conscious Living through Innovation

by creativehomex

Image credit: American Standard

Here’s what’s hot and what’s new within the interior design world and beyond featuring:
American Standard | M.K.A. Cabinets | IKEA | TIMB3R DIP 3.0 | Design Shenzhen |

American Standard Unveils Its New Brand Identity
American Standard, one of the most iconic brands in sanitary ware and part of LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, today unveiled a new global brand identity. The American Standard brand has grown phenomenally across the world. The new brand identity brings together brand nuances over time into a unified brand expression of empathy and closeness to consumers, together with a new brand claim of LIFE. LOVE. HOME. In the Asia Pacific region, this milestone was celebrated with a launch event held in Bangkok, Thailand, attended by over 200 prominent guests and dignitaries. The multi-day trade event included thought leadership and trade activities, including the American Standard Design Catalyst L!VE (ASDC L!VE) that discussed trending and thought-provoking issues across health and wellness, circular and sustainable living and intelligent spaces. The ASDC L!VE event themed ‘Design Thinking Meets Urbanization’ was graced by leading architects, designers and expert industry speakers.

M.KA Cabinet Introduces Customisable and Eco-friendly Cabinets to Modern Malaysian Homeowners
In a bid to offer healthier alternatives for Malaysians, M.KA advocates for the use of low-formaldehyde materials in their cabinets. M.KA cabinets and furniture are also produced in a sustainable and quality fashion by using top-quality Healthy EcoBoard Low Formaldehyde. The use of this material re-emphasises M.KA’s dedication to providing consumers access to healthier, more sustainable cabinet options for their interiors throughout their homes. Besides their expertise in cabinetry, M.KA also takes a holistic approach to providing the full range of cabinetry customisation and expert consultation services to customers. Utilising the principles of feng shui and a clear flow of positive energy, or chi, the placement of cabinets throughout customer homes is arranged in such a way as to maximise the holistic benefits, while also offering clients uniquely stylish storage solutions that are practical and efficient.

Live Well and Joyfully with the New Sauna-Inspired Collection by IKEA and Marimekko
The wait is finally over – the new BASTUA collection, designed by IKEA in collaboration with Finnish design house Marimekko, will be available in Malaysia this March 2nd! Inspired by the Nordic sauna, the limited-edition range celebrates the joys of self-care rituals. It features a wide range of products, from furniture to glassware and textiles, in bold and vibrant prints that invite you to live well and joyfully. Notably, this marks the first time that Marimekko has designed a set of prints exclusively for a collaboration. Whether it’s a cozy evening in or a relaxed weekend get-together, the BASTUA collection will be the perfect accompaniment for your self-care routines at home, and a stunning addition to any living space.

TIMB3R DIP 3.0 Hackathon Is Back With A Nod To Sustainability
Earlier this month, local designers and timber manufacturers teamed up for the TIMB3R Design Incubator Programme (DIP) 3.0 Hackathon at Nexus Bangsar South. The event serves as a kickstart to TIMB3R DIP 3.0, which is an annual initiative that promotes the creation of quality wooden products to drive the export of Malaysia’s timber and furniture industry. Heeding the call for more environmentally friendly designs are TIMB3R DIP 3.0 Hackathon’s 10 manufacturer-designer pairs, some of which are award-winners from various fields such as architecture, interior, and lighting. Having agreed on a design concept, each will have six months to produce their products for international furniture showcase. TIMB3R DIP 3.0 is a collaboration between the MTC, the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC) and the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID). It is supported by the MWMJC and the Association of Bumiputera Timber and Furniture Manufactures of Malaysia (PEKA).

The Launch of Design Shenzhen
Design Shanghai, Asia’s largest and most influential design fair, this year presents a new addition to its event portfolio: Design Shenzhen. Harnessing the city’s incredible energy, Design Shenzhen will host over 200 curated brands tailored to architects, interior designers, property developers and the design-savvy public. Shenzhen will become the third city to host Asia’s leading design exhibition and will be the largest curated event of its kind ever seen in the city. The event will take place from the 27th February – 2 March 2023, at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center (SZCEC), an architectural landmark of Shenzhen in the heart of the city.

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