Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
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NDC February 2022


Event details

  • Date and Time
    Date and Time
01 Feb - 28 Feb 2022
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Location

National Design Centre

  • Event Fee
    Event Fee



Design Superposition
Date/Time: 22 Jan 2022 – 10 Apr 2022, 9am – 9pm
Venue: Atrium, Level 1

In quantum physics, superposition refers to the combination of all possible states in a system. In design culture and its various disciplines and industries, a similar phenomenon is emerging – design is nothing, yet everything. But what is the value of design activities? Is design useful for society, or is it just a buzzword for industries and design aficionados? In Design Superposition, the DesignSingapore Associates Network (DAN) – formed by DesignSingapore Scholarship recipients in 2017 – explores its multi-faceted nature with introspection and self-examination. Ten participants investigate their own unique practices to evoke experiences that ponder the value of design for themselves and society.

Find out more here.

Good Design Research: The Local Tree Project
Date/Time: 15 Feb 2022 – 10 Apr 2022, 9am – 9pm
Venue: Pop-up Gallery, Level 1

Good Design Research branches out with an updated showcase of The Local Tree Project by Roger&Sons. More than 13,000 trees will be felled in Singapore over the next 13 years for urban development. Drop by the showcase to discover the journey of these felled trees, and how The Local Tree Project aims to repurpose local wood into thoughtful objects and furniture. Stand a chance to win limited-edition Local Angsana Chopsticks too!

Find out more here.

Bring LOVE Everywhere
Date/Time: 11 Feb – 11 Mar
Venue: Victoria Street and Queen Street Entrance

What would you do for love? For Singaporean artist Wei, of Very Small Exhibition, it’s a literal labour of love – bringing LOVE all around Singapore on foot over six nights and 130km, to form a heart-shaped route. The interactive light installation crafted from recycled plastic bottles makes a stopover at NDC’s Victoria Street Entrance until 25 Feb, then the Queen Street Entrance until 11 Mar. Come by for your fill of love.

Find out more here.

Talks & Workshops

Studio SML Sessions: Brave New World
Date/Time: 23 Feb 2022, 5pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Online

In our ever-transformational city where change is the only constant, new frontiers sometimes lead us back to the beginning: what does this mean for design? In the third episode of Studio SML Sessions, listen to Pan Yi Cheng on what craftsmanship means in the digital era, Voon Wong on designing a spaceport, and Jonathan Yuen on the new language of Singapore identity.

Find out more here.

Studio SML: new podcasts out now
Date/Time: Ongoing
Venue: Online

Studio SML is back with two new exciting podcasts. They speak to Pan Yi Cheng about Produce, the award-winning design studio and prototyping workshop he founded in 2013. Hear how they went from creating “very, very, very small objects” to bigger projects like master planning and urban design. Then journey with London-based architect Voon Wong of Viewport Studio, from his schooling days at the Architectural Association, to working for Zaha Hadid, and steering his studio through a financial crisis to what it is today. Have a listen on Spotify.

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