Merit Award : Maneki Neko

Design Idea:

I chose to design my Trexi based on this lucky cat because of it is an icon that is so prominent in Singapore. Since the Maneki Neko originated from Japan, I framed the layout in the Maneki Neko based on the theme ‘Japanese patterns’. I used a combination of modern and traditional Japanese patterns for the Maneki Neko as I wanted to show that even though the Maneki Neko has been around for a long time, and may even be considered ‘old fashioned’, it can still appeal to the young people of today.