Post Design Week
For the design hungry, there are a few exhibits that are still available for viewing and purchase. Creativeans headed by Yap Kimming (below) participated in this year’s SingaPlural with four showcases stationed at various spots, from Robinsons Orchard, the Park Mall, Dhoby Ghaut Green and Singapore Expo. Among the four showcases, POP! is still being showcased at Robinsons Orchard until the end of March 2014. Be sure to catch it if you haven’t. Below is a shortlist of a few of them:
POP! Installation at Robinsons Orchard revisits the pop art movement, paying homage to the revolutions in fashion, ideas and culture through a firework of colours. This installation is a reminder of how we have embraced design in the same liberal attitude of that period to welcome a new era of passion, optimism and positivity.
LINEA by Creativeans
If you have been to Dhoby Ghaut Green before 16 March, you would have caught sight of LINEA by Creativeans. Branded under Artifeq, it is a series of furniture defined by basic geometries – the building blocks of design to inspire the public about forms around them. A colourful weave of nylon ropes form an array of geometrical compositions that can be transformed into different sitting and shelving modules that make good conversation starters as well as interaction with the furniture. I was doubtful that the seat could hold my weight when Kim Ming invited me to sit on it. Of course I declined and instead gave him the honours of resting his feet from standing all day at the Singapore Expo during the Design Week. Please see my earlier post on IFFS 2014 where I captured a picture of him comfortably seated on a LINEA seat. More on LINEA at www.artifeq.com.
Unique Placemats and coasters
The placemats in the markets come in various prints and textures, and also come in various materials like cork, plastic or fabrics. Creativeans a local design focussed company came up with Basic by Creativeans under the brand NUUZO. Creating a series of table mats, trivets and coasters, Basic redefines dining with fun prints like Clouds, Constellations and Periodic Table that offers room for creativity. Made of a special material, BASIC is heat- and abrasion-resistant, and is environmental friendly. For details, go to www.nuuzo.com.
The Periodic Table was at the Park Mall until March 16, did you catch it?
Under the banner Design Arena organised by SingaPlural, The Periodic Table is a collation of table objects by design studios, Desinere, Creativeans and featuring artists Pang+Kanako. It showcases items challenging existing archetypes through their different elemental origins, resulting in an eclectic mix of material qualities on common ubiquitous platform, the table.
We can’t wait for Singaplural 2015 to gather even more inspiration.