The National Design Centre proudly presents a new monthly series #designspottingsg, where we invite you to discover design inspirations in everyday Singapore through videos presented by participating designers.
Explore their favourite spots, peek into their houses or work spaces, and uncover how design can be everywhere in our everyday lives.
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Watch the series below now!
Episode 1: Tan Jiahui, Fable
What do you see when you walk around your neighbourhood? For Tan Jiahui, Founder & Creative Director of Fable, he’s inspired by the fonts on hawker stall signboards and even parking lot numbers. Fable also designed a Singapore typeface inspired by the objects, subjects, and architecture of Singapore called Singdings.
Episode 2: Keat Ong, Keat Ong Design
Which hawker center is the best designed in Singapore? Keat Ong tells us more about his favourite hawker centre, and also shares a lot of other personal and professional anecdotes. Keat is the Founder/Design Principal of Keat Ong Design, President of Society of Interior Designers Singapore, and Vice President of Asia-Pacific Space Designers Association.
Episode 3: Hanson Ho, H55
Why do people work in offices? Would the workspace influence the work produced? There’s been a lot of talk lately about how the workplace of the future is changing, but for two-time recipient of the President*s Design Award Hanson Ho, he started asking these questions early on. In this video, Hanson shares his inspiration for his home and workspace. He takes us through his favourite spots in Singapore and shows us how design is everywhere. We can see how the little design elements all around us help shape Singapore into a city and home we love, and how it inspires our local designers in their work.
Episode 4: Hunn Wai, Lanzavecchia + Wai
Hands up if you’re a runner! In this 4th episode of #designspottingsg, we feature Hunn Wai, Creative Director and Co-founder of Lanzavecchia + Wai Design Studio, based in both Singapore and Italy. Hunn Wai takes us through his favourite running routes and shares how his passion for running impacts his experience of Singapore and how he draws inspiration from the things he sees around him. “The design journey is a marathon, not a sprint”, he says. We have to agree!
Episode 5: NOST
In our 5th episode of #designspottingsg, we feature Felicia and Tessa of NOST, which aims to bridge marginalised makers to markets. They’ll share with us their architectural inspirations within Singapore and how they view clothing in a similar way. This is where their vocation and their passion collide – to give birth to something that beautifies, empowers, impacts and more.
Episode 6: Carlos Banon
In our 6th episode of #designspottingsg, we feature the co-founder of Airlab, a multidisciplinary space where architecture, science, technology and the arts meet to create products, systems and spaces that address sustainability. One of the lab’s notable creations is the AirMesh, the world’s first architectural structure made of 3D printed components in stainless steel. Watch how the Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology & Design continues to inspire the younger generation.
Episode 7: Tina Fung
Follow Tina Fung of Space Objekt as she takes us through the spots in Singapore that gets her creative juices flowing in this ep of #designspottingsg. You’ll never look at the details and thought behind set design the same way again!