Rising Star Award for Industrial Design Graduate
Congratulations to BU Industrial Design graduate Rini Vanchhawng who was named Rising Star of the Year at the 2022 kbbreview Retail & Design Awards.
Rini is the Sales and Design Manager at Anthony Mullan Furniture, a family business that designs and installs handcrafted kitchens, bedrooms and home studies. Rini returned to the company after completing her placement year there, and her award recognizes the impact she has made in such a short time.
Rini said: “Being named one of the four finalists for this award was an achievement in itself, so to go on and win the award that night was an incredible feeling. I can now say that I am an award-winning designer, which is a big step forward for me as well as recognition for the company.
“I’m always keen to bring a fresh perspective to the table. Anthony Mullan’s team have been extremely receptive to new ideas and I feel like I was able to really make an impact. This includes improving the design marketing materials, charity fundraising and the introduction of new sustainability policies such as planting a tree for every new kitchen we make.
“I really enjoyed my internship year with Anthony Mullan, so it’s great to come back and make my own mark within the company. As a bonus, I now support our new interns who join us from BU for their own internship years. »
The kbbreview Retail & Design Awards recognize talented people and successful businesses in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry. They are now in their 28th year, making them the largest and oldest awards in the industry.