With less than a week to go for SingaPlural 2018, here are some of the interesting exhibits on display. SingaPlural, the anchor event of the Singapore Design Week 2018, focuses on exploring the concept of Play as an important experimental process that precedes design work. It focuses on celebrating the stage of work even before the actual design work begins.
Experience for yourself what SingaPlural has to offer at the National Design Centre, till 18 March.
Light Me Up
Dwell into the designer’s mind and experience the conceptualization process of a new product yourself. Multidisciplinary design studio, STUDIO DAM, reveals what goes on behind-the-scenes when designers experiment to create a new type of coloured lighting.
Besides the resulting range of lamp shades that make up the Chroma Light Series, you can also view prototypes from the various stages of the design process as part of the exhibition.
Can you spot a square in the picture above? No? We don’t want to give it away but you would actually have to be at the main entrance of the National Design Centre to see it.
This installation, titled Perspective, is a collaboration between Kvadrat, a textile manufacturer, and Publicworks, a design collective. Besides offering a variety of perspectives when you view it from different angles, the installation also brings to attention the use of an environmentally friendly textile made from post-consumer recycled polyester.
Beauty in the “imperfect”
At the Take a Peak exhibit, you can walk through a tunnel-like space adorned with crumpled and creased paper. Here, you can take a closer look at how the textural quality of paper is made more dynamic with the depths and tones created by the crushing process. With the objective of exploring the architectural possibilities of paper, this exhibit is a collaboration between Antalis, a paper distributor, and META Studio, a design practice.
Unplug from noise
Stand right in the middle of Headspace, an installation that dampens noise, for a moment to disconnect from the sounds around you. Co-designed by Kvadrat and Publicworks, the installation is made from an upcycled textile that seeks to provide a solution to the urgent global issue of too much waste.
Embrace your inner child by getting on the indoor rocking furniture at the StealPlay exhibit. Design firms IDF Singapore, arttd’inox and Trigger Design reimagined the traditional rocking horse, creating these Animal Rockers inspired by animals such as the Chital (deer), the Bengal Tiger, and the Buffalo.
1001 Ways to Imagine
Walk right into a giant pop-up book at the PLAY Book exhibit for children aged three and above. The PLAY Book is self-standing, opens up into four adjoining panels, and has pop-up objects that protrude both ways – providing a real immersive experience. This life-sized play environment is created by Pinch Design, a creative design agency, to facilitate children’s imaginative play.