Singapore Design Week runs till this Sunday, celebrating the skills and talents of our local design scene. Its anchor event, Singaplural, includes a Pop-up for the first time, and the results of the collabs are available for purchase and pre-order at the event. Here are some of our favourites:
1. Scene Shang x In Good Company, Visual Orgasm and Forest & Whale
Rice Bowl designed together with IN GOOD COMPANY: The exterior of the rice bowl is casted with a full needle knit texture, and the lines of the material follow the contours of the form. Holding the rice bowl in your hand becomes a very sensual experience – debuting at SingaPlural from now till 12 March, 11am – 10 pm. #sceneshang #sceneshangX #igcasia #ingoodcompany #singapore #SingaPlural2017 #singaplural #designfestival #singaporedesign #singaporedesignweek #celebratingdesign
Koi Gate Bench designed together with Visual Orgasm: The koi and lotus illustrated by tattoo artist, Joseph from @joseph_visual_orgasm, adds meaningful detail to our signature Old Elm Wood Gate Bench – creating a warm welcome to one's home and bestowing well wishes upon its guests. Available in tan and natural leather; registering preorders at SingaPlural 2017, from now till 12 March, 11am – 10pm. #sceneshang #sceneshangX #visualorgasm #singapore #SingaPlural2017 #singaplural #designfestival #singaporedesign #singaporedesignweek #celebratingdesign
Behind the scenes: The brass blocks we are machining into chess pieces are each hand made by autoparts maker Hup Yick; through their reappropriation, we hope to give a voice to the last few unnoticed communities of industrial craftsmen in Singapore. (Repost @forestandwhale) #forestandwhale #sceneshang #hupyick #forestandwhalexsceneshang #singapore #SingaPlural2017 #madeinsingapore #madeinsg #singaplural #designfestival #singaporedesign #singaporedesignweek
Local furniture label Scene Shang has collaborated with clothing label In Good Company, tattoo studio Visual Orgasm and design practice Forest & Whale on a bowl, bench and chess set that will make your home even more Pinterest-worthy.
2. Ette Tea x Messymsxi
No. 835, Seri Kaya. Now available as cold brew at our Pandan tea house installation : Beauty in the Vernacular. A simple cold steeped infusion of our 6th Pandan flavoured tea for this year's @singaplural. Come by for Seri Kaya, rain or shine! #pandanteahouse #pandan #tea #sgtea #coldbrew #sgfood #sgdesign #etteteaxmessymsxi #beautyinthevernacular #ettetea #messymsxi #singaplural2017 #singaporedesignweek #latergram #igsg #sgig
As ETTE TEA and I reflected on our philosophies, we discovered our common ground in the appreciation for the vernacular. From our conversations, I learnt that Pandan, a plant that is indigenous to the region around Southeast Asia, is a favoured ingredient of choice in ETTE TEA’s tea blends. Instinctively it led me to think of how else this ordinary plant can be used for the installation. For our tea house installation, we are using Pandan leaves as a key material to construct the artwork. The leaves are used in their organic forms to create a canopy. Through the use of fresh Pandan leaves we hope the space will be infused with a light pandan aroma adding a sensorial note to the installation. @singaplural event officially opens on 7th March, at the F1 pit building. See ya!! ?? #etteteaxmessymsxi #messymsxi #Singaplural
For Singaplural, Ette Tea has produced a new blend, No. 835, Seri Kaya – a blend of Japanese sencha, black tea, pandan leaves and coconut pieces. It also teamed up with illustrator MessyMsxi (Tan Zi Xi) on the packaging label, as well as an installation using pandan leaves as the main feature.
3. Catch x Lucinda Law
Taking a leaf from the many wonderful women in my life, I live by their examples and am inspired daily by their strength, passion and beauty -outside and within. And it's apt that on International Women's Day today, I'm pleased to share my collaboration with @Catchlabel that's run by women created for women. To celebrate our collaboration, we are excited to extend a 5% discount on the newly launched "Catch x Lucinda Law" limited edition collection of silk blouses from 8 to 12 March 2017 at the Catch pop-up store at @SingaPlural and online at www.catch.com.sg (enter "CATCHXLLWOMEN" code to enjoy). ? #lucindawlaw #withinsg #catchxlucindalaw #catchlabel #singaplural #singaplural2017 #singaporedesigner #philodendron #leaf #botanicalprints #botanicallife #internationalwomensday #love #women #art #nature #watercolor #watercolourpainting #plants #plantlady #sgig #igsg #IWD
Monsteras, philodendrons and more have found their way from Instagram to silk blouses thanks to Catch’s collab with botanical artist and illustrator, Lucinda Law.
4. Gallery & Co. x Adrienne Ceramics, Ampulets, Article and Ripple Root
We are all set up! Come visit us at SingaPlural 2017! We will be here from 7-12 march at the F1 Pit Building, between 11am – 10pm daily! Drop by to check out pieces from The Artist Project 2.0 Have A Nice Day for SingaPlural 2017, by artists and designers: Ampulets (@Jampulets), @Rippleroot, @adrienneceramics and @article.sg. Each piece is unique and available in very limited quantity. See you around! #GalleryAndCo.
The museum store’s The Artist Project 2.0 features limited edition pieces, from caps to pitchers and more, that you will definitely want to get your hands on. The artists and designers will also be on-hand to share about “Designing for Retail” at Singaplural this Saturday, 12pm.
5. Onlewo x Ling Wu
Onlewo x Ling Wu. SIUJIE limited edition compact clutch! Launched at Singaplural that is currently on-going, Onlewo is honored to collaborate with very talented Ling Wu @lingwubags for this series of beautiful clutches with Onlewo fabrics narrating Singapore stories! #singaplural2017 #clutchbag #popupshop
Onlewo’s fabrics depict scenes unique to Singapore, and have been used as cushion covers, wallpaper and the like. This time around, it has teamed up with Ling Wu on a series of clutches called Siujie.
Singaplural 2017 is on from now until 12 March, 11am to 10pm daily, at level 3 of the F1 Pit Building. Tickets are $10 at the door.
By Annabelle Fernandez