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dezeen: “singapore design week set to showcase excellence and diversity of southeast asian design”


Over 50 events will take place during Singapore Design Week in September 2022, which presents a range of exhibitions, workshops and talks made possible by over 200 designers and creatives.

Organised by DesignSingapore Council, Singapore Design Week (SDW) is one of Asia’s largest design festivals, which returns this September after a two-year hiatus to present the “best of design from Singapore and beyond”.

The design week aims to showcase Singapore’s “distinct brand of creativity” and takes place from 16 to 25 September 2022.

“We are excited to unveil the brand new Singapore Design Week which will grow recognition of our UNESCO Creative City of Design as a leading design hub, establish our design thought leadership, and raise awareness of the value of design,” said executive director of DesignSingapore Council, Dawn Lim.

“Our designers have an immense amount of talent and creative courage that we can champion, and we hope that festival goers will come away with genuine inspiration, meaningful connections and a new perspective on what Singapore design stands for.”

“The two-year hiatus was a good time to hit the refresh button,” also commented SDW 2022 festival director Mark Wee. “We deliberated on a stronger festival vision and how we could carve a distinctive and enduring niche by focusing on Singapore’s design strengths.”

The 10-day event will explore design through three main themes: Design Futures, Design Marketplace and Design Impact.

Singapore’s National Design Centre (NDC) will also be transformed into a regenerative design showcase named N*thing is Possible, which celebrates “re-use, re-cycle, re-craft and re-live”.

The event, which will be curated by hospitality brand Potato Head and Dutch architecture studio OMA, will present a range of experiences that span architecture, music, design, art, fashion and food.

On show will be works by Japanese architecture studio Kengo Kuma, British designer Max Lamb, design studio Toogood Design, environmental consultancy Eco Mantra and design studio Futura.

“Radical sustainability is woven into Potato Head’s DNA,” said Potato Head founder Ronald Akili. “We serve up sustainability in an appealing way, and hope to inspire our guests to adopt an earth-friendly lifestyle by showing how beautifully it can be done without compromise.”

“We believe in sharing our learnings because this is the way to create that ripple effect,” Akili continued.

Throughout the week there will also be “vibrant district activations” such as #FashTag at Raffles City – a fashion-focused takeover presented by fashion and creative director Daniel Boy, and Re-Route at Little India, a placemaking festival by award-winning Plus Collaboratives.

Published on 21/10/2022 by Potato Head

Original article by . Created on 21/10/2022