City’s waves inspire win

2015-10-20 06:00
Stefan Antoni of SAOTA architectural company and Trevor King, marketing director of Caesarstone South Africa, present local interior design student Aimee de Villiers with her trophy after she won a national student design competition.

Stefan Antoni of SAOTA architectural company and Trevor King, marketing director of Caesarstone South Africa, present local interior design student Aimee de Villiers with her trophy after she won a national student design competition.

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A local student has taken top prize in a design competition, which will see her jetting off to Milan.

Third-year interior design student Aimee de Villiers of the BHC School of Design in Woodstock recently won the top spot in the Caesarstone student design competition.

This year’s competition invited architecture and interior design students to create a space that was a haven for the soul.

De Villiers was inspired by the “serene and calming atmosphere of the ocean with its subtle curves created by the waves”.

“I wanted to design a communal space which is minimalistic in design so that people who would visit this space could feel calm and have some quiet times with their own thoughts, surrounded by the natural elements, without being distracted by everyday objects,” she says.

The winner gets to visit an international design fair of their choice, and De Villiers has chosen to attend the Design Fair in Milan.

“Being awarded the student designer of 2015 was a huge surprise and is such an honour. This award proves to me that hard work pays off and that being ambitious and passionate about your work shows in your design,” she says.

“I believe that design is a form of art and should be used to inspire people and that is exactly what I have strived to achieve at the end and I believe that this vision has been achieved.”

A local student has taken top prize in a design competition, which will see her jetting off to Milan.

Third-year interior design student Aimee de Villiers of the BHC School of Design in Woodstock recently won the top spot in the Caesarstone student design competition.

This year’s competition invited architecture and interior design students to create a space that was a haven for the soul.

De Villiers was inspired by the “serene and calming atmosphere of the ocean with its subtle curves created by the waves”.

“I wanted to design a communal space which is minimalistic in design so that people who would visit this space could feel calm and have some quiet times with their own thoughts, surrounded by the natural elements, without being distracted by everyday objects,” she says.

The winner gets to visit an international design fair of their choice, and De Villiers has chosen to attend the Design Fair in Milan.

“Being awarded the student designer of 2015 was a huge surprise and is such an honour. This award proves to me that hard work pays off and that being ambitious and passionate about your work shows in your design,” she says.

“I believe that design is a form of art and should be used to inspire people and that is exactly what I have strived to achieve at the end and I believe that this vision has been achieved.”

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