Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre

111 Middle Road
Singapore 188969

Opening hours
Everyday 9am to 9pm


NDC January 2022


Event details

  • Date and Time
    Date and Time
01 Jan - 31 Jan 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: Offcut Factory
Date/Time: 15 Jan – 10 Feb 2022, 9am – 9pm
Venue: Pop-up Gallery, Level 1 and online

The Good Design Research showcase turns a new page as Offcut Factory sets up shop. Material waste is a prevalent issue, as stone and ceramic offcuts produced during the manufacturing process are often discarded and headed for the landfills. Offcut Factory envisions a circular industry, where factories and businesses can find alternative solutions to material waste management. Come see the transformation for yourself, and take home a small offcut souvenir too.

Find out more here.

National Vending Gallery: Topic No. 6 Eat Read Use
Date/Time: 6 Jan – 4 Apr 2022, 9am – 9pm
Venue: Design Gallery 2, Level 2

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.” National Vending Gallery presents its last topic: No. 6 Eat Read Use, a collection of 8 surprise box sets. Each box contains an edible, a visual book, and a useful product that are connected by a distinct narrative represented with a phrase. Kombucha, a game set, a household product – who knows what surprises are in store for you. Don’t miss this delicious finale.

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Talks & Workshops

Fashionably Green
Date/Time: 6 Jan 2022, 5pm
Venue: Online

What if clothes can grow to fit our body shapes? What if the fabric that we don can be woven from plastic bottles and agricultural by-products? What if garments and accessories can be made onsite in retail stores, only when we want them? Moderated by creative director and fashion veteran Daniel Boey, local fashion labels GINLEE Studio and NOST come together with British kidswear brand Petit Pli to discuss why sustainability matters, how fashion designers can influence consumers to purchase consciously, and what they’ve been doing to play their part in transforming the fashion industry into a more sustainable one through design.

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

Studio SML has released two new exciting podcasts. First up: an interview with Singapore fashion design legend Thomas Wee, who gets his brains picked about the challenges of the fashion business, the importance of good taste, and the DNA of the Thomas Wee brand. Next, hear from Jonathan Yuen, founder of branding and creative design company, Roots, on growth and success, as well as his opinions on where the industry is headed. Have a listen on Spotify. Meanwhile, Studio SML’s art installation Abstract Creatures will be at Nanyang Polytechnic from 3 – 21 Jan, before travelling to ITE College Central from 26 Jan – 18 Feb.

Find out more here.

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Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre