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

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Singapore 188969

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NDC October 2021


Event details

  • Date and Time
    Date and Time
01 Oct - 31 Oct 2021
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
  • Location

National Design Centre

  • Event Fee
    Event Fee


It’s a change of season at the National Design Centre as we said good-bye to Rope Chandelier and welcome the President*s Award Design 2020 exhibition.

We’re also very proud to debut the Good Design Research showcase, borne from the on-going initiative by DesignSingapore Council. Launched last year in March to support designers in their ground-up efforts in tackling some of Singapore’s biggest challenges from sustainability to pandemic-induced issues, the 11-month rotating showcase features a new project every month along with a series of online workshops and webinars.


President*s Design Award 2020 Exhibition
Date/Time: 1 Oct – 31 Oct 2021, 9am – 9pm
Venue: Atrium, Level 1

President*s Design Award 2020 Exhibition The President*s Design Award 2020 (P*DA) Exhibition makes its stop here this month! Discover more about the 11 recipients of the most recent P*DA 2020 through curated interviews, videos, models and exhibits in this full showcase and celebrate their extraordinary achievements and impact.

Find out more here.

Good Design Research: Reuse Lab by Forest & Whale
Date/Time: 15 Oct – 10 Nov 2021, 9am – 9pm daily
Venue: Pop-up Gallery, Level 1

Kicking off the Good Design Research showcase is Reuse Lab by multidisciplinary design studio Forest & Whale. Spurred by the environmental damage caused by disposable food packaging and Singapore’s “dabao” culture, the studio interviewed local hawkers and created sustainable, reusable and user-friendly takeaway alternatives.

Discover the prototypes for their KopiCup (inspired by the iconic kopitiam milk tin), learn more about their Borrow and Return reusable food container, and what a Hybrid takeaway container comprising a compostable paper liner and a reusable container might look like. In addition, you can catch videos and podcasts of interviews with food critic KF Seetoh, design and sustainability experts, and local hawkers.

Find out more here.

National Vending Gallery: Topic No. 5 Self-Make Kit
Date/Time: 8 Oct 2021 to 3 Jan 2022, 9am – 9pm daily
Venue: Design Gallery 2, Level 2

In this edition, we invite you to take on the pride and privilege of saying “I made this myself”, thanks to a collection of kits put together by designers and makers based in Singapore. From artificial plants to customised perfume scents, every kit provides materials and instructions for you to partake in the joy of creatorship.

Find out more here.

Workshops & Talks

Designing a Climate Resilient Singapore
Date/Time: 6 Oct 2021, 2pm
Venue: Online

Have you considered how design can impact our environment? What role can our industry play in building a more climate-resilient city? Join experts Michael Koh, Executive Fellow, Centre for Liveable Cities; P*DA 2020 Designer of the Year and director of ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism Khoo Peng Beng; and Vignesh Kaushik, Regional Design Technology Director, Gensler as they discuss how designers can be environmentally and socially responsible and take questions from the floor.

Find out more here.

Design for Good Experiences
Date/Time: 28 Oct 2021, 6.30pm
Venue: Online

In our third talk of the quarterly series presented by SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design) Singapore Chapter, we discuss everything about good experiences. Cutting-edge designers from Singapore and Indonesia will air their thoughts on how human-centred experiences help create unforgettable products, spaces, services and interactions.

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