Shining a spotlight on human-centred interiors, the BCI Interior Design Awards (IDA) 2023 zoom in on spaces that empower users to reside, engage and enrich their lives joyfully and meaningfully.
The designs should illustrate a deep understanding of the users’ psyche, behaviour, habits and preferences—be it at home, at work or at play.
To define these interiors, we have selected a jury line-up made up of industry leaders.
Bee Eu Tan, the founder of BETA (BEu Tan Architect), is an award-winning architect with over two decades of professional experience in local and international projects. She is highly recognised for her architectural and interior design works in restoring heritage buildings in her native Penang and beyond—having nine awards, including three golds at PAM (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia) Awards under her belt in just the last four years. Bee Eu also founded PechaKucha Penang, a global networking event that originated in Tokyo where architects, designers and artists share ideas. She serves as an academician at her alma mater Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her active engagement in architectural events sees her presence at numerous universities, international conferences and corporate organisations speaking on wide topics. Bee Eu was also an honouree of Tatler Asia’s Most Influential People in Malaysian Architecture & Design for 2022 and 2021.
Francis Surjaseputra is the founder and director of The Design Hub (PT Axon Sembilanpuluh). He was also Chairman of HDII (The Indonesian Society of Interior Designer); Chairman of APSDA (Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance); and is Honorary Member of CIDI (Consejo Iberoamericano de Disenadores de Interiores). He attended Bath College of Higher Education in Art and Design, the UK; and Parsons School of Art and Design, Paris. He has received Indonesian Good Design Awards 2021 and 2012, HDII Awards 2008, APSDA Awards 2013 and 2010 and Unesco/World Craft Council Award 2014. Francis has also participated in Chiang Mai Design Week as a curator; Salone Del Mobile in Milan; KISD International Spatial Design Exhibition in Korea and many more.
With a Master’s degree in Design from College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Wesley Liu worked with a celebrated architectural firm before establishing his design studio, PplusP Designers Limited in 2009. Since then, his works have received numerous accolades, including the Best of Year Award (US); American MasterPrize (US); International Property Awards (UK); Design for Asia Award (HK); Perspective and A&D Trophy Awards (HK); and Asia Pacific Interior Design Award – APIDA (HK). His contributions to the industry in the region earned him the 40under40 Awards (by Perspective magazine in HK) in 2012, then the honour of 10 Most Outstanding Young Persons (by China Official) in 2016. In 2022, Wesley embarked on a PhD programme in Architecture & Urban Design with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia.