I’d like to congratulate all the 81 SG Mark winners this year! You have set the bar for the industry with the quality of your award winning projects.
I am pleased to report that SG Mark has registered a steady increase in participation by local and international companies in recent years. This year, in particular, submissions from SMEs and start-ups went up by 10-20%, and entries for the product category more than doubled.
We believe that design does not exist in a vacuum. This is why we have built our campaigns the last two years around our manifesto “Better Business by Design.” Moving forward, we see technology playing a more significant role than ever. The special category of Smart Design in this year’s SG Mark is an extension of 2018’s Smart Nation. For this reason DBCS is actively engaging with government agencies such as IMDA and GovTech to work together more closely in fulfilling our Mission & Vision.
Join me on the exciting journey of seeing how Design and Technology work hand-in-hand in achieving Business Transformation in Singapore and beyond!
Design Business Chamber Singapore
From the early days of nation-building, Singapore has leaned on good design to help us do more with less, in the face of our challenges. We didn’t always call what we did as "design" but with hindsight, we know we had approached our problems with a design lens. This thirst for good design will persist as long as we want to do better for ourselves, and for others.
This is why the DesignSingapore Council stands behind the Singapore Good Design (SG Mark), which is championed by the Design Business Chamber Singapore. The SG Mark endorses products and services that demonstrate good design, and reflects the exemplary design practices of both companies and individuals.
The SG Mark stands for good design and good business; a reason why it is sought after by enterprises and trusted by discerning customers, who now appreciate the value of design. We’ve seen how the SG Mark has helped companies differentiate their products and strengthen their brand identity. Since its launch in October 2013, many winners, such as the Airmotion Labs and Oasia Hotel Downtown, have gone on to receive further international awards and recognition. We hope this motivates more businesses to invest in quality design, creating a stronger Singapore Design brand.
Together, let’s show the world that Singapore Design matters.
Established since 1985, Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS) is the nation’s premier multidisciplinary design chamber.
As a dynamic community of business leaders, practitioners, and academia from diverse backgrounds, the Chamber believes that a pluralistic design approach is the key to gaining a competitive edge in today’s global market.
A champion of applying design in business, DBCS seeks to raise the standard of professional practices and create business opportunities through cross-collaborations in local and international contexts.
Visit our website at: http://www.dbcsingapore.org