The TIMB3R Design Incubator Programme

Developed by the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC) and Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID), this programme was specially designed to assist the timber and furniture industry to grow and upgrade along the design and brand value chain.

The Programme connects local designers/architects with timber and furniture manufacturers to design and develop Malaysian-made high-value products with aesthetic designs, ready for export to the international market.

Vision of the TIMB3R DIP

Increasing international exposure and recognition

Through this programme, it is hoped that the participating designers and manufacturers will gain worldwide exposure and recognition for their high-value design and manufacturing capabilities.

Mechanics of the Programme

A collaboration between designers and manufacturers

Designers are paired up with manufacturers to conceptualise, design and prototype a series of creative timber and furniture products.

The designers and manufacturers work closely together in research and development (R&D) activities to conceptualise and develop commercially viable designs, including the building of working prototypes of the final designs.

The final product prototypes of these collaborations will be showcased at the Export Furniture Expo (EFE) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Programme Partners

Industry collaboration and synergy

This programme is a collaboration between the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC) and the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID); supported by the Malaysian Wood Moulding and Joinery Council (MWMJC) and Association of Bumiputera Timber and Furniture Manufacturers of Malaysia (PEKA).