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Florist blooms as Designer of the Year at President's Design Award

Published on Dec 4, 2013 8:40 AM
Mr Harijanto and his work, Furry Botany, on display at the Istana for the President’s Design Award prize ceremony last night. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

A florist known for his work at society weddings has bagged a top design accolade at this year's President's Design Award, becoming the first floral designer to do so in the award's eight-year history.

Mr Harijanto Setiawan, 41, was one of six winners in the Designer of the Year category at the annual awards.

The Indonesia-born, Singapore permanent resident was over the moon when he was notified of his win. It was the third time he was nominated.

Taking home this award tops off a good year for the architecture-trained designer.

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