ID21 Singapore beat hundreds of entries from other interior design firms across the Asia Pacific region to win the prestigious Highly Commended Office Interior Award for their Swiss private banking client, Bordier et Cie.
Lord Courtown from the House of Lords in British Parliament, in his capacity as Chairman of the Architecture and Interior Design categories committee, presented the gold plaque to ID21 Managing Director Janet Ong during the awards ceremony held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, on 9 May 2014.

“This has been an encouraging win for us as a testament to our creative and collaborative capabilities. The constant dialogue we have with our clients often lead to innovative outcomes that go beyond what is ordinarily expected. We have more interesting and transformational projects lined up and will definitely be back next year,”  Janet commented after the awards.


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Bordier et Cie enlisted ID21 to design and build its Singapore headquarters with the chosen location being a two-storey unit within a glass-front building in the business district.

The design concept was developed from understanding the client’s business and harvesting the brand values of the oak tree in their logo. This magnificent form of nature – a deeply rooted symbol of strength, life and openness – became the emphasis and motivation.

A myriad of natural materials and colours blossomed seamlessly from this concept with exquisite design features such as a water wall, majestic “horizon” ceiling and “meditation” pebble paths creating a soothing, open and organic environment.

In visualising a future of expansion for Bordier et Cie, ID21 designed and constructed a grand “sky” feature that hovers above the vertical core in the nook of the ceiling. By using undulating, back illuminated canvases and enveloping them with tinted mirrors, this visual horizon created a brand-related context that is both innovative and dynamic.

The completed atmosphere befits a company of such history and legacy, and one that immerses the Bordier et Cie brand into the expectations of a modern and meaningful workplace.

Watch Bordier et Cie’s resounding testimonial for ID21: