|One of the winning works on display at VIFA EXPO 2014. — VNS photo Xuan Huong.
HCM CITY (VNS) — Nguyen Thi Huong Linh of Van Lang University won first prize in the furniture design competition Apricot Blossom 2013-14, which was organized by the HCMC Handicraft and Wood Industry Association (HAWA).
Tran Le Duy Khanh, a student from Saigon Technology University and Le Van Giang from HCM City-based Viet Tin Company, took the first and second runners –up prizes respectively.
In addition, the organiser also presented five consolation prizes for having best application, most creative, most environmentally-friendly, most commercial and most aesthetic designs.
Winning works are on display at the Viet Nam International Furniture and Home Accessories Fair 2014 (VIFA EXPO 2014) at the Sai Gon Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Launched in September last year, the competition, which aims to discover Vietnamese young talent that can generate new ideas to boost development of the domestic furniture industry, attracted 152 contestants from design schools and employees of furniture companies nationwide. — VNS