At Singapore Indesign 2014, visitors will get to enjoy a unique series of collaborative installations between exhibitors and design studios, artists and other creatives under the overarching theme of Future. Here’s a sneak peek at all the projects you'll get to see.
Things get playful at APS Lifestyle with cardboard extraordinaire Paper Carpenters. Sheets of cardboard are joined to form larger-than-life three-dimensional structures among the showroom’s kitchen set-ups. Be prepared to see the kitchen in a whole new light.
Paper Carpenters is an innovative company that specialises in transforming the humble paper material into beautiful, artistic objects.
At BW Furniture, the wisdom and craft of the past is crucial to the innovative spirit of the future. For The Project, BW Furniture and LASALLE College of the Arts show how the intricate detailing of traditional craftsmanship can be reinterpreted and represented in contemporary furniture.
LASALLE College of the Arts
LASALLE College of the Arts is an arts educational institution in Singapore offering Diploma, Undergraduate, and Master degree courses in a diverse range of artistic disciplines.
Discover new perspectives at DREAM. Design is all about seeing things in a new light and you’re invited to do the same. Step inside a giant prism and see how your perspective of the limited edition Cassina LC4-CP chaise longue changes with every move you make.
Established in 2005, Topos Design is an architectural boutique design firm that aims to redefine spaces, forms and experiences through a philosophy of “Sheer Timeless Elegance”. These unique design responses are consistently applied in the area of architecture, consulting and interior design.
Enter the sanctum of “the tree” and experience the magic of dappled light and ever-changing silhouettes on your skin. Known for their masterful ways with texture and materials, Formwerkz will construct an interactive installation with a wide spectrum of EDL’s timber laminates.
Founded in 1998, Formwerkz specialises in architecture, urban design, interior design and landscape design. The firm adopts a collaborative structure that encourages diverse and overlapping areas of expertise to achieve more comprehensive design solutions that transform seemingly ordinary narratives and context into objects of meaningful beauty.
A vision of high-tech connectivity anchors The Project by JUNG and GAD. The collaboration between the German switches and systems manufacturer and the Singapore architecture firm expresses the beauty and mystery of wiring and connectivity. The installation showcases JUNG’s product advancements in technology and aesthetics, while illustrating the “circuit board” of wires that run behind-the-scenes.
GAD is a young architectural practice whose interest in design transcends scale and program. The firm believes that to find an appropriate design methodology and to master Material and Time is to master design and, more importantly, the living out of a good design.
The future, according to Kohler and Studiogoto, is ultimately unpredictable. This is expressed in a playful installation that invites visitors to engage with an interactive wall. Faucets, towel racks, rob hooks and more from the Kohler range of products create a vertical landscape to be explored, each one revealing a specific thought about the future.
Established in 2008, the architectural studio works on a range of projects, from interior design to master planning and buildings. Some projects of note include Fifteen Robin condominium and the Alila Villas Koh Russey in Phnom Penh (under construction).
The future is in global sustainability, according to Kokuyo and M Moser. Expressing this is an interactive landscape of wire sculptures designed to change progressively over the course of the day. Visitors are also encouraged to create and add their own wire mesh sculptures to symbolise the impact that humans have on our immediate environment.
M Moser Associates
M Moser specialises in creating effective workplace environments; designing and delivering office interiors, architecture, corporate campuses, and R&D facilities.
Temasek Polytechnic is one of Singapore’s institutions of higher learning. Its design-related courses include Interior Architecture and Design, Environment Design, and Green Building and Sustainability.
#8 ROMANEZ WITH ANGELYNN TAN AND ZIN CATTELL
The future is all about the melding of design genres at Romanez. Fashion and jewellery designer Angelynn Tan creates wearable art with Christian Lacroix and Pierre Frey fabrics while fashion designer Zin Cattell creates menswear with Pierre Frey fabrics.
Angelynn Tan began her career creating printed textiles for Robinsons and Song and Kelly at Club 21. She was recipient of the prestigious Singapore Young Designers Award (2002), and held her first solo art exhibition in 2003. She currently teaches textile design in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and has pursued an MA in Studio Practice, Textile and Jewelry.
Formerly a brand consultant in London, Cattell came to Singapore in 2009 where he worked as Art Director for YKIDD, WYKIDD BESPOKE AND WK DESIGN. In 2011, he left to start MWAHAHA, a creative branding, PR and web agency. He also launched MENSWEAR MENSWEAR, a made-to-order menswear label and also a full bespoke service womenswear label, WOMENSWEAR WOMENSWEAR.
Waldmann Lighting and Wilkhahn team up with Geyer to present a Space Odyssy experience for visitors. Catch a glimpse of what the future looks like through their eyes at the Waldmann Lighting showroom.
Geyer is an independent interior design practice operating from six studios across the Asia Pacific – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Wellington and Singapore.
Specialising in the development and implementation of workplace, retail, education and hospitality interior environments, the company works with a wide range of clients to help them achieve their goals by developing intelligent strategies and design solutions which support their organisational objectives and future aspirations.
XTRA goes all out and presents a triple feature this year with three Project collaborations. First up, award-winning interior design firm ID21 collaborates with Magis and creates an alternate universe where anything is possible. Find your place in the quirky, abstract animal world of the Magis Puppy, Dodo and Pingy.
Paying tribute to one of the greatest minds in design history, XTRA celebrates the life and work of Pierre Paulin in collaboration with IMAJIN. Known for his designs for the likes of Artifort, Magis and La Cividina, Paulin’s work was ahead of its time. In a tribute to his vision, IMAJIN presents an interactive, multi-media installation that captures the iconic quality of his work.
And finally, renowned Singapore sculptor Chong Fah Cheong will create an outdoor sculpture using Herman Miller’s Kivo®. Be sure to keep an eye out for this unique installation.
ID21 a design and build firm and the first in its category here to achieve Workplace Safety & Health Council’s BizSafe Partner Level certification.
As specialists in workplace design and build, ID21 engages businesses to help them understand the upside of integrating modern interior design strategies – creative and technical – into corporate offices.
Founded by Brendon Lim, IMAJIN focuses mainly on hospitality projects. These include restaurants like Catalunya and hotels like Alila Lishui (under construction).
Chong Fah Cheong
Born in Singapore in 1946, Chong Fah Cheong is considered one of Singapore’s pioneer sculptors. He was an art teacher until 1978 when he became a professional artist. In more than 20 years since his career as an artist, he has participated in numerous art exhibitions and held several one-man shows. He began his career carving in wood and soon progressed to carving sculptures in marble, granite and other stone as well as casting in bronze.
Singapore Indesign 2014 will be held on 4 October. For more information and to register, visit singaporeindesign.com.sg