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Duan Lye (IKEA Singapore's Young Designer Award)
Duan Lye (IKEA Singapore's Young Designer Award)

 

Like many good products, the winning design of the second IKEA Singapore’s Young Designer Award was borne from a very practical need. Duane Lye, a fourth-year product design student at Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media, found the bathrooms of most apartments so compact, they did not always have space to build storage and partitions. “My friends complained that their clothes are always getting wet; and my fiancee and I have also been looking at HDB flats and we feel that the bathrooms are very small,” he explained.

 

So he decided to create Obvi8, a storage solution that allows you to hang your clothes and towels within that space, but without them getting wet.