March is the time to be inspired by design. From March 7-13 the annual SingaPlural 2016 fair be at 99 Beach Road, and on March 13 the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) 2016 and Décor Fair at the Singapore Expo, will be open to public. Business owners who are keen to visit the IFFS 2016, should register and visit the trade show on March 10-12, 2016.
SingaPlural 2016 at 99 Beach Road
This year, SingaPlural will be celebrating its 5th anniversary with the theme, ‘Senses – The art and science of experiences’. With this theme, SingaPlural seeks to enhance our daily experiences through new perspectives in design that teases and tantalises the sense with sight, sound, scent, texture and taste with colour and creativity.
Leveraging on our island’s new status as UNESCO Creative City of Design, vistors will find 71 installations by designers, manufacturers, builders and design schools. This is a huge increase of at least 30% compared to previous years. Take for example, Project X, the flagship programme of SingaPlural features heavily on tactility with this year’s material, LG Hi-Macs, solid surfaces from Luxx Newhouse.” Says Jimmy Tong, President and Founder of Luxx Newhouse Group.
Joining SingaPlural for the first time, Mediacorp will be collaborating with IDCS (Interior Design Confederation (Singapore), SFIC (Singapore Furniture Industries Council) and SILA (Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects) on an installation that drives home the sustainability message and how it can be integrated into our lives. This installation brings new life to old, recycled studio props and sets.
SingaPlural Highlights: Glimpses of a Unique Sensorial Experience
PLUS Collaboratives and GOVT, a local team, curate the entire festival.
Some highlights of the event include:
NAFA’s 2014 top graduate, Celine Ng, will collaborate with XTRA and BOLON to present present Engulf, a beautiful visual interpretation of ethereal beauty of a breaking wave, observed underwater.
Award-winning designer Tan Eng Liang of Dickman of M!lk Inc, collaborates with ADMIRA to present Journey – a creative piece that evokes simultaneous emotions through a fusion of visual, sound and touch experiences.”
Poiesis Studio in collaboration with Panelogue, prompts visitors to slow down and engage their sense of smell by offering alternate experiential perspectives in the places we frequent, with A Breathe Respite by Poiesis Studio.
Lekker Architects’ Scope collaborates with EDL to reignite the simple child-like pleasure of a kaleidoscope through an architectural perspective.
Mediacorp collaborates with IDCS (Interior Design Confederation (Singapore), SFIC (Singapore Furniture Industries Council) and SILA (Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects) to present Doors, using recycled Mediacorp production set props. This installation, allows visitors to explore the maze of openings that will tease their five senses.
SingaPlural’s annual flagship, Project X, is presented by Luxx Newhouse in collaboration with four local design studios – Park + Associates, Studio Juju, Voidworks and Weekend Worker. Project X will reveal how solid surface materials can be used creatively for a range of products and solutions for urban lifestyles.
Sign up for design tours, workshops and joining the various talks.
SingaPlural 2016 will be open to the public from 7-13 March 2016, from 11am to 10pm daily.
Pre-Event Ticket Sales: S$5 per ticket via Peatix. Closing date: Sunday, March 6 @ 2359hrs
General Admission on event days: S$10 per ticket via Peatix and at 99 Beach Road (cash only on-site) from March 7-13.
SingaPlural 2016, organised by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), is the annual anchor event for the Singapore Design Week (SDW). And SDW has always garnered strong support and participation from the local design and business community. SingaPlural is held in conjunction with International Furniture Fair Singapore 2016, ASEAN
Furniture Show, The Décor Show and furniPRO Asia. It is also the anchor event of the Singapore Design Week, which is organised by the DesignSingapore Council, a part of the Ministry of Communications and Information.
For more information, please refer to www.SingaPlural.com;
www.facebook.com/SingaPlural. Find us on Twitter (@SingaPlural) and Instagram (#singaplural).
International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) 2016
IFFS is the region’s leading event for trade professionals of furniture, interior design, and furnishing industries all over the world to source for the latest products. It is the most prominent trade furniture exhibition in the region that interior magazine editors, furniture retailers and interior designers draw inspiration. This year, #furniPRO Asia will be co-located with IFFS, along with The Décor Show.
This is the time of the year when Halls 1 to 6 of the Singapore EXPO will be transformed into a larger-than-life furniture and furnishings display. 18,000 industry professionals from more than 100 countries will gather over four days to view the latest in furniture trends and explore new business opportunities.
This year, #IFFS2016 celebrates inspiration. It focuses on the sources of inspiration and how creating designs that are relevant to the trends of today connects inspiration to trade. The three themes at this year’s event include:
Smart Living where furniture design challenges the way we see furniture and how it empowers people to live better.
Convivial revolves around the design of furniture and spaces, and how they can help people fulfill their emotional needs.
Design Forward drives new design ideas from trends, design, and principles outside of furniture and interior design sphere.
Look forward to…
The all-new #Outdoor Boulevard to view garden or outdoor offerings and experience the outdoors in an indoor setting at the Garden Café with specially curated products.
Let your hair down at the interactive play area, #Gamification. It highlights multi-functional modern furniture to inspire both buyers and furniture designers.
The #Décor Show will now stretch across multiple halls offering a seamless navigation experience that enables visitors to browse through both furniture and the accompanying decor items within the same hall.
For a list of exhibitors, please go to www.iffs.com.sg.
For trade visitors/exhibitors: 10 – 13 March 2016 (Thu – Sun). 9 am – 6 pm.
Register for your Pass.
Only for bona fide members from the trade above 16 years of age.
For details go to iffs.com.sg
For public visitors: 13 March 2016 (Sun). 12 pm – 5 pm