NDC September 2021



Event details

Date and Time

01 Sep - 30 Sep 2021



Event Fee



Abstract Creatures: Studio SML
Date/Time: 1 Sep - 31 Oct 2021, 9am - 9pm daily
Venue: Design Gallery 1, Level 1

Abstract Creatures is an art installation launching the portal, Studio SML, a website and podcast channel that seeks to archive in-depth stories of designers and their journeys, documenting them before they shine and before they die. Abstract Creatures is a metaphor to describe design studios, with every design studio small or big being run so differently and organically as designers are not traditionally trained in business, each finds their own unique of running their studios, often intuitively and spontaneously, as a way to survive. Thus, each studio is like an “abstract creature”- something strange, something intriguing, something with a life of its own.

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Rope Chandelier
Date/Time: 18 Aug - 26 Sep 2021, 9am - 9pm daily
Venue: Atrium, Level 1

Rope Chandelier is a creation by founder and creative director of WORK, Theseus Chan, and design firm Studio Juju. Delayed and consequently shaped by the outbreak of COVID-19, Rope Chandelier is an ode to our current times. It celebrates the importance of the process that leads to the undefined domain, exemplifying attributes that characterise an unfinished 'design’ piece - creating the spirit of experimentation, accidents, failures; and awaking a sense of verve that comes when creating the unknown.

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Studio SML: How to survive as a small design studio in Singapore?
Date/Time: 15 Sep 2021, 5pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Online

Featuring two small-sized design studios - Scene Studio and Gabriel Tan Studio, a mid-size studio Zarch Collaboratives and a large studio Eco-ID, the first Studio SML gathering will look into how size could affect a studio’s culture and the projects they do, the hardships and rewards of running a small studio in Singapore - why some choose to remain small, how some grow their team, and how some manage to make a quantum leap into the big league.

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