INNOVATION MEETS SUSTAINABILITY: TIMB3R DIP 3.0 TAKES ON RIX 2023
KUALA LUMPUR (26 OCTOBER 2023): The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), in collaboration with the Malaysian Wood Moulding and Joinery Council (MWMJC), the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC), and the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID), is delighted to announce that the TIMB3R Design Incubator Programme (DIP) 3.0 will be at the Reka Interior Exhibition (RiX) 2023, which is being held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 26-29 October 2023.
Building on the success of its previous editions, TIMB3R DIP 3.0, with the theme “Innovation Meets Sustainability” is set to redefine the boundaries of sustainable design and craftsmanship in the timber and furniture industry.
In a remarkable move towards sustainability, TIMB3R DIP 3.0 has embraced the concept of eco-friendliness. This includes collaborating with Rubio Monocoat, a renowned sustainable wood coating company as a partner for the programme. This commitment to sustainability not only aligns with global efforts to protect the environment but also positions Malaysia as one of the leading countries that advocate for responsible practices within the industry.
One of the distinguishing features of TIMB3R DIP 3.0 is its collaboration with one of Malaysia’s top institutions for art and design education, The One Academy (TOA). The TOA’s contribution lies in the final phase of the programme, where they bring their expertise to style the completed products. By partnering with this prestigious institution, the TIMB3R DIP 3.0 aims to infuse a fresh wave of creativity by involving younger designers, while enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal. The involvement of TOA underscores TIMB3R DIP’s dedication to nurturing the next generation of designers and seamlessly blending aesthetics with sustainability.
MTC Chief Executive Officer Puan Noraihan Abdul Rahman, expressed her enthusiasm for the Programme, saying, “TIMB3R DIP 3.0 marks a significant evolution in the country’s timber and furniture design. By promoting sustainability and collaborating with our various partners, we are confident that this edition will inspire positive changes and innovation in the industry.”
TIMB3R DIP 3.0 continues to build upon its mission to elevate the local timber and furniture industry’s competitiveness in the global market. It provides a unique platform for Malaysian designers and manufacturers to synergise their talents, fostering original design manufacturing (ODM) and original brand manufacturing (OBM). This initiative is a testament to MTC’s ongoing commitment to advancing the industry.
The third edition of TIMB3R DIP 3.0 will showcase an array of creative and innovative designs at RiX 2023. This exhibition is Southeast Asia’s premier platform in presenting exceptional furniture and timber products, promising an exciting glimpse into the future of the industry.