In October 2017, veteran designer Quek Chunbeng represented Singapore in Torino, Italy for the “Torino Design of the City” programme. Singapore and Torino are both part of the UNESCO Creative City of Design network.
The 5-day event, which was organised by the City of Torino, was dedicated to design and packed with inspiring events, exhibitions, festivals, workshops, seminars and tours.
Chunbeng, who has over a decade of design experience, has worked with global brands and start-ups through his studio Design Insight, which he founded in 2004. As its name suggests, the studio engages in insightful design journeys with clients and partners – with work ranging from industrial design, to research and product development. The studio thrives in the design and development of consumer products.
Design Insight’s works have gained worldwide acclaim with over 100 commercial products and services. It has worked with global brands like BIC writing pens, Sennheiser headphones, to oil recycling company Greenchem Technology and even technology start-ups like Pendulumic and BeonCam.
Here, in his own words he describes what he experienced in Torino.
Photos and captions by Chunbeng. For more information on him and his work, visit: www.designinsight.com.sg