The Next Generation of Designers

31 Mar 2021  •  10 min read


In this collection of articles, we look towards our next generation of designers to understand the issues that captivate them and their new approaches and thinking that challenge traditional assumptions about the industry.

Plant based leather will shape the future of fashion
Susannah Jaffer, Zerrin

In the quest for more sustainable designs, young creatives are rethinking the very materials they work with. Examples include Adi Reza (a mentee of The Textile and Fashion Federation’s incubation programme) who is developing a plant-based leather, and Kathryn Larsen who is reimagining seaweed as a building resource. Read the article here.

Pan Yi Cheng Simply Designs and Makes
Chu Lik Ren, Habitus Living

The up-and-coming creative has developed a prototyping facility within his design consultancy, harnessing the power of digital fabrication to reunite design and manufacturing in Singapore. Read the article here.

Creative Capital: The couple that specialises in unique immersive dinner theatre in Singapore
Aun Koh, CNA lifestyle 

By marrying Singaporeans’ love for food and their burgeoning interest in theatre, Andsoforth has introduced a new kind of immersive experience in the city—and made it more fun and loveable. Read the article here.

Creative Capital: The Singapore ad man who quit his job to play with leather at 51
Aun Koh, CNA Lifestyle

Who says the next generation of designers must be young? At the age of 51, Eric switched from running an advertising agency to kickstarting a one-man leather craft company – discovering the joy of combining his hobby with business. Read the article here.

The Vision of Toshiyuki Inoko, a Founder of teamLab
Naoko Ono, Pen Online

Known for their “borderless” installations that blur the digital and physical works—including one at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum—teamLab’s works reflect its creators’ interdisciplinary backgrounds, which traverse fields ranging from artificial intelligence to statistics and art. Read the article here.

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