The art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to obtain a more aesthetically pleasing and functional environment is more sought after now than before. In short, the services of interior designers are a must in order to manifest the beauty and character of many a built environment, be it for residential, commercial or public purposes. Here, Top 10 of Malaysia takes a look at its list of the nation’s award-winning interior design companies (in random order) that have excelled in the field of interior design. These companies are also recipients of the recent Malaysian Interior Industry Partners (MIIP) Awards.
Syarikat Lian Ping Enterprise Sdn Bhd
Directed by Lim Gao Leong, Syarikat Lian Ping Enterprise Sdn Bhd (established in 1961) is one of the leading interior renovator and furniture manufacturers that specialises in contracting, renovation and project management. It has successfully completed projects for companies such as Sutera Harbour Business and Resort Hotel, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur, and has also entered the overseas market such as Australia, Canada, Europe, India and South Africa. Syarikat Lian Ping won several awards such as the recent Platinum award under the Interior Fit out Works for Hospitability Category for its project, Four Seasons Place Hotel, Kuala Lumpur during the MIIP Awards Night 2018, REKA Awards 2014 for Industry Excellence Award Residential Gold and REKA Awards 2014 – Industry Excellence Award Hospitality Mention.
Can.I Interior Fit-Out Sdn Bhd
Tan Goo Can, founder of Can.I Interior Fit-Out Sdn Bhd, is an architect by training who has successfully led Can.I to accomplish interior design projects for well-known hotels and resorts, commercial buildings, corporate offices such as The St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Shangri-la Hambantota Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, IPC Shopping Centre, MYDIN Mall Bukit Mertajam, MRT Bukit Bintang and MRT Pasar Seni. Can.I has also won awards at the MIIP Awards 2018 such as Gold award under Interior Fit Out Works for Hospitability Category for its project, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Gold award under Interior Fit-Out Works for Food & Beverage Outlets Category for its project, Element By Westin Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and also a Gold Award under the Industry Excellence in the Interior Builders Category for its project St Regis, KL and Silver Award under the Industry Excellence in the Interior Builders Category for its project, Shangri-La Hambantota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka.
PLM Interiors Sdn Bhd
Founded by Jimmy Predeep in 2007, PLM Interiors Sdn Bhd has its headquarters at Kuala Lumpur and other offices at Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and Jakarta. It provides construction services for fit-out and refurbishments and even engineering service for various sectors such as offices, hospitality areas, retail and high end residential sectors. PLM provides services to its clients mainly from premium companies such as Uber, Kantar TNS, Accenture, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Eastin Hotel and The St Regis, Kuala Lumpur. Among its successful projects are Nizza Bar @ Sofitel Hotel Damansara City and Hilton Kota Kinabalu. Among the awards won by PLM was the Silver award for the Interior Fit-Out Works for Food & Beverage Outlets category for its project DC Hotel at Jalan Damanlela during the MIIP Awards 2018.
Turn Design Interior Sdn Bhd
Turn Design Interior was founded by Jeff Lee & Christopher Chan in 1998. Besides specialising in interior design and the construction industry, Turn Design also provides services such as space-planning, design, cost estimation, selection of materials, soft furnishing and interior fittings such as ceiling works, wall and floor finishing, M&E lighting and loose furniture. Turn Design has also won awards such as the Gold award under the Interior Fit-Out Works for Workplaces Category for its project YCH Group during the MIIP Awards 2018, Best Interior Design Commercial 2018 (Dotty Designer of the Year) and Reka International Design Award 2017/2018 (Shortlisted). Among its famous projects is the Sky Meridian – Sky World.
Archi-foam Sdn Bhd
Established in 2005 by Michael Choon Teik Kok, Archi-foam Sdn Bhd specialises in the area of construction and consultancy for quantity surveying. Its company produces products such as EPS Lightweight Moulding, CPC Lightweight Panel and Japanese Concrete Wall Panel. Archi-foam won the Platinum award under the Interior Products for Wallcoverings & Floor Finishes Category for its project Tabung Haji Hotel & Convention Center during the MIIP Awards 2018.
Marble Emporium Sdn Bhd
Founded by Sim Yen Peng, Marble Emporium Sdn Bhd has won the Emerging Eagle Golden Eagle Award 2014 and Gold award under the Interior Products for Wallcoverings & Floor Finishes Category for its project Marble Emporium Showroom during the MIIP Awards 2018. Marble Emporium has also completed projects for hotels, mosques, condominiums and private residences. It also offers exclusive stones such as marble, granite, limestone, travertine, quartzine and onyx for its interior design services for flooring, vanity tops, walls, stones with waterjet patterns, table tops, kitchen tops and even driveways.
Sunray Construction & Interior Sdn Bhd
Connie Wu established Sunray Construction & Interior Sdn Bhd in 1987 as a family-run, carpentry trade business. It provides interior fit-out, addition and alteration works services. Its clients range from hotels, restaurants, banks, offices, retail stores to museums. Among its iconic projects are the Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Other well-known projects are the South Beach Residences, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Art Science Museum at Singapore and BNP Paribus Training Camp. Sunray also won the Platinum award under the Interior Fit-Out Works for Retail Category for its project, Oxley Sales Gallery during the MIIP Awards 2018.
A Moxie Associates Sdn Bhd
A Moxie Associates Sdn Bhd, founded by CK Cheng Khoon, provides interior design, interior decoration, turn-key projects, furniture design, project management, space planning, residential design, commercial design, institutional design, corporate design and design direction services. Among its commercial projects include, Waltz Nail Salon and MY Art Studio at Mid Valley City while its corporate projects include MY Art Studio Headquarters. A Moxie also specialises in residential projects including Kiaramas Ayuria, Long Branch Residence at Kota Kemuning and Desa Green Serviced Apartment. It also won the Gold award under the Interior Fit-Out Works for Retail Category for the project Beaufix Showroom during the MIIP Awards 2018.
A & A Concept Design & Contract Sdn Bhd
Founded by Agnes Ang in 1997, A & A Concept Design & Contract Sdn Bhd is one of the leading interior design and build companies in Kuala Lumpur specialising in interior designs and construction for corporate and commercial renovation as well as personal spaces. Successfully integrating interior design and property development, A & A has won several awards such as MFID (My Favourite Interior Design) Award of Excellence for Interior Design, Highly Commended Asia Pacific Property Awards Leisure Interior Marhaba Restaurant for Malaysia and SME 100 Gold Award Winner 2014 and Gold award under the Interior Fit-Out Works for Public Design Category for its project Alps Medical Centre and Gold award under the Interior Fit-Out Works for Residential Category for its project, Riana Dutamas Show Unit during the MIIP Awards 2018. A & A also garnered the trust and praises of many clients such as Crest Builder Holdings Bhd, Guocoland Sdn Bhd and IJM Land Bhd for its elegantly designed commercial, residential and corporate buildings such as the likes of DP Hotel, IOI Le Pavillion Show Unit and D&KGV.
Cheksern Young Builders Sdn Bhd
Founded by Tan Foh Hua in 1994, Cheksern Young Builders Sdn Bhd is an interior design company that also specialises in fabrication, construction and installation. Among its famous projects include the Cyberjaya University College of Medical Science, TGV 1 Utama Chillax, Ilprimo, 798 Bar and San Francisco Steakhouse, Conlay Club, 20th Century Fox World Office, Resort World Genting and Eastern and Oriental Hotel. Cheksern Young also won several awards such as the Silver award under the Interior Fit-Out Works for Public Design Category for its project, MBO Cinemas, Kuantan City Mall during the MIIP Awards 2018.