Fabulous Products From The Floor
With 9 exhibition halls, 400 exhibitors, 1,000 brands, and 4,000 products here at ARCHIDEX 2022, visitors have abundant choices of top-notch products to examine in person.
The vast choices of architectural and building materials and new technologies are an ARCHIDEX hallmark. Every year, there are thousands of products showcased for architects, interior designers, and industry specifiers to view and examine.
Here are a few of the offerings that caught the ARCHIDEX editorial team’s attention:
Imagination Comes To Life
Maica Laminates Sdn Bhd
“Where imagination comes to life” is Maica Laminates’ tagline, which is reflected in its stand. Visitors can chill over fresh coffee and drinks at tables and chairs scattered across its delightful café-like design while getting expert solutions and valuable information. With such comfort and coherence to product offerings, it is little wonder the stand won Gold at the Booth Design Award (Open Structure Category – 37 sqm to 72 sqm).
“We adopted the open concept so that our potential clients can take a breather while discovering our new featured products, namely MaiPalvo and MaiConcept,” explains Christy Khor, Maica Laminates’ creative design assistant manager.
Design Foundri Malaysia
Experience the grace of wood at the stand of Design Foundri Malaysia, the company’s creativity that advocates interior and exterior design experiences that are distinctive, compelling, and of superb quality and individuality.
The stand has bagged Gold of the Booth Design Award under the Open Structure Category (36 Sqm and below). It exemplifies the exhibitor’s attention to detail, knowledge of design trends and styles, and understanding of spatial balance, yet not forgetting budgeting and time management.
Small Spaces, Big Ideas
Solid Horizon has been a leading provider of modular buildings, including shipping containers and portable structures, for the past 20 years. The company also provides construction solutions, including site fabrication and management services and engineering, procurement, and construction contracting (EPCC) services.
This year, Solid Horizon debuted Rumah Chomel at ARCHIDEX—Malaysia’s first-ever Modular Tiny House. The sustainable instant modular house combines modular architecture with house interior design to create a cozy and comfortable space.
“We participated in ARCHIDEX in 2019 and competed for the award. Unfortunately, we did not win, but we learned what we needed to improve upon for this year. We are very grateful for this award because everyone in the team worked hard to bring our innovation to the creation of Rumah Chomel,” says James Yeoh, managing director of Solid Horizon Sdn Bhd.
Preventing Kitchen Mishaps
YZTEK Co. Ltd at Taiwan Excellence
A small device is all you need to prevent kitchen mishaps, according to YZTEK at Taiwan Excellence, that brings ARCHIDEX visitors the all-new e+AutOff TY006.
This device is activated when you start cooking and turns off the stove automatically. Installation is easy. All you need to do is change your kitchen knob to e+AutOff.
“We are excited about this innovation that reflects Taiwan Excellence, and we want to reach out to potential business partners through ARCHIDEX 2022,” says representative Emory Hsu.
Quel International Sdn Bhd – Qi
Quel International Sdn Bhd (Qi) is a leading interior space planning consultant and furniture provider in Malaysia founded in 2010.
Qi has been a highly favoured choice for architects, interior designers, furniture specifiers, property developers, and hoteliers for over a decade. The company has installed furniture for numerous corporate offices, colleges, universities, hotels, and high-end developments, including bespoke furniture for the elegant RuMa Hotel and Residences.
Qi’s furniture is not just about aesthetics; they are designed to last.
“I am energised and excited to see so many people back in action at ARCHIDEX this year,” says Ho Lai Kuan, Quel International Sdn Bhd (Qi) founder. “I didn’t expect such a big crowd to be here, so this is very encouraging for the industry, especially for creatives looking for new design ideas.”
Laminates For Urbanites
Admira Laminates Sdn Bhd
With over four decades of experience in the interior furnishing industry, Admira offers a comprehensive and sophisticated range of laminate products to meet the demands of modern urbanites seeking individual style and character.
As a leading distributor of interior furnishing products in Malaysia, Admira provides a broad palette of hues and textures for interior designers to colour their creative canvas by bringing customers quality laminates from Italy, Germany, and Japan.
“We’re so excited for the opportunity to showcase our products at ARCHIDEX after the pandemic; the crowd and energy are amazing—we never expected this!” says Vanessa Tan, office manager of Admira Laminates Sdn Bhd.
Taz Corporation Sdn Bhd
As a global player and manufacturing company, TAZ aims to improve the quality of life by providing innovative products that are functionally superior and aesthetically appealing. Taz offers a range of high-quality desks, chairs, storage, and modern office accessories. Aside from their office fittings, the company also provides space planning design, custom furniture design, and interior ambiance consultancy.
Acoustics Solutions For Sustainability
Fonzel Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Fonzel is at the forefront when it comes to technology-based premium office solutions. Apart from its range of Bespoke Smart Locker designs in metal, wood, and combinations, the company brings to ARCHIDEX 2022, the premier acoustic solution that uses PET acoustic board made from eco-friendly polyester fibers to reduce interior reverberation time.
“ARCHIDEX is an excellent platform that gathers all practitioners in the built industry under one roof where we can introduce to them our portfolio and product lines backed by 10+ years of experience across Asia and Europe,” says marketing personnel Wong Sye Yu.
The Wonders Of Wood
GRM Composite Wood (M) Sdn Bhd
Rustic but modern, smart yet simple, this is the idea you get when visiting GRM Composite Wood’s unique stand, demonstrating the wise and versatile use of wood. So swing by and enjoy the experience at this stand that won the Best Eco-Booth Award.
“We have been taking part in ARCHIDEX since a decade ago,” says Billie Lau, GRM Composite Wood (M) Sdn Bhd principal and managing director. “This platform has helped us reach out to potential customers and showcase the uniqueness of our products to them.
Water Of Life
Aura-Lite (M) Sdn Bhd
Why let precious rainwater go to waste, especially as sustainability is a buzzword for today and tomorrow.
Aura Lite Malaysia offers versatile rainwater harvesting systems for different needs. Its services include designing, supplying, installing, and maintaining residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. Aura Lite system also delivers filtered clean rainwater from catchment areas, where they are stored systematically, and serves as a secondary water supply.
“ARCHIDEX is an effective platform that brings together various stakeholders in the built industry, enabling us to collaborate for greater success. It is the biggest annual event in town that industry members look forward to,” says business development director Rachel Koh.