Singapore Design Week began on the 10th of March and ends on Sunday, 22th of March. This design fair opened with Fifty Years of Singapore Design exhibition by Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, pays tribute to the nation’s 50 years of independence. It showcases how design has evolved and contributed to Singapore’s economic growth and nation development over the past five decades.
The fair is in its second edition and this year and takes place at the National Design Centre and several other locations across the island including 99 Beach Road.
Today, the 19th of March it will be PechaKucha Night Singapore x Singapore Design Week 2015 where Singapore creative talents share their ideas, passions and life experiences. Location and hours: Auditorium, National Design Centre; 6:00pm-9.00pm.
On Friday, 20th of March students from the Product Design & Innovation and Sustainable Urban Design & Engineering diploma courses at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Design & Environment present a graduation show of their final-year projects. Until the 26th of March at URA Gallery – Level 1 Atrium. 45 Maxwell Road the URA Centre Singapore 069118.
Still on Friday there will be an exhibition related to fashion where science meets fashion. Lilia Yip’s collection investigates her fascination with squid, and a new area of science which deals with the reconstruction of nature. We now possess the ability to alter and create new organisms that function to our design. But what if we go too far? In response to this fear and fascination, her collection uses the lab coat as a starting point for both artwork and pattern cutting. The lab coat is abstracted into various cuts as it fuses with circular squid shapes. Man and squid are one. The exhibition will showcase the SQUIDCUT garments and cutting, with photography by Italian photographer Nicol Vizioli.
On the 21th of March, Saturday, there will be a program called “Design Trails” and it is a shuttle that is going around town to fabulous destinations of design. It´s a free ride!
This exhibiton will happen until the 31th of March at BOUTIQUE GALLERY, NAFA Campus 2 Level 1, 38 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189654.
For this fair the participants enjoy special discounts and privilege on F&B, retail, art and design. For more information about this discounts click here.
Singapore Design Week is up until the 22th of March, so if you are near Singapore give it a try, it is a great design week experience!