The Singapore Design Week 2018 is back! This event will be held between 5-8 of March in various location around Singapore, the popular City-State in South East Asia that’s rapidly growing in every sectors, namely in the Design and Interior Design sectors. This event is the flagship event of the Interior Design Industry in Singapore and that’s why you can’t miss it and My Design Agenda will tell you why!
First of all you should know that Singapore was designated a UNESCO Creative City of Design in December 2015. This designation supports the development of a creative culture and eco-system in Singapore that fully integrates design and creativity into everyday life. It is also an opportunity for Singapore to collaborate internationally with the cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
So that’s why the Singapore Design Week is so important! This edition is making great strides with unprecedented breadth and depth of partnerships in this year’s programming and there are amazing events planned. Here Key Event Highlights for you:
The inaugural Brainstorm Design will be held from 6 to 8 March. Led by the editorial teams of Fortune, TIME and Wallpaper, Brainstorm Design will bring together more than 60 global thought leaders in business, design and public policy to discuss how design can help build businesses, improve sustainability, engage communities and enrich people’s lives. Selected speakers will also be involved in side engagement events that are aimed to multiply the impact of Brainstorm Design to a wider audience, including design students.
SingaPlural 2018, the anchor event of Singapore Design Week, will be held in the National Design Centre (NDC), the nexus for all things design, from 5 to 18 March. Organised by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), it is curated by award-winning homegrown design studio Produce. SingaPlural will bring creatives, including Gabriel Tan Studio and Trigger Design, and brands such as Ewins, Formica and Kvadrat, to explore the concept of play as an important experimental process that precedes design work.
The Wallpaper Handmade 2018 exhibition will include a special showcase of seven Singapore pieces that will debut at Gillman Barracks from 8 March, before being exhibited during the Milan Design Week in April.
The International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS), Singapore Design Week’s long-standing trade show will, for the first time, partner Chantal Hamaide, founder of French design magazine Intramuros, to curate a key showcase – CARTE BLANCHE – at IFFS.
Singapore Design Week’s partners HJGHER, LOPELAB and the National Heritage Board (NHB) will add buzz to the festival through District Activations in the form of Design District Dialogue in Holland Village, the Singapore Urban Design Festival in Tanjong Pagar, and the BBB Arts Sprawl in the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct, which is co-presented with Dsg. Together with Dsg and NHB, Shophouse & Co. will present The City Ramble Design Trails, which include guided tours of places with architectural and heritage value, and self-guided trails.
The Red Dot Design Museum’s Market of Artists And Designers (MAAD) at the i Light Marina Bay is also an important highlight. It will showcase some 50 makers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia and offer more than 10 workshops covering art, craft and design.
Image Credits – Singapore Design Week 2018