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Singapore Design Week 2019 Event Guide

Although there’s still some time, March will be arriving soon and with it several interesting Design Events we don’t want to miss in this first part of 2019. Now into its 6th edition, the Singapore Design Week 2019 will run from 4 to 17 March 2019. These days will serve as an occasion to bring together a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore. The event is open to the design community, businesses, design students, public sector officers and the general public. If you are also planning to attend or are interested to learn more about the event, keep reading our Singapore Design Week 2019 Event Guide.

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SINGAPORE DESIGN WEEK 2019 EVENT GUIDE

ABOUT SINGAPORE DESIGN WEEK

As one of Asia’s premier design festivals, SDW champions design thought leadership by bringing together the design, business and public policy worlds to bring about innovation and solutions to build businesses, engage communities and enrich people’s lives. It is a hub where the best design talents and businesses from Singapore and Asia converge to be showcased to the world; and a platform where Singaporeans and visitors can experience the value of design through delightful activities.

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Through Singapore Design Week, the Council hopes to enhance the synergy among our design partners, and in turn boost Singapore’s profile and attractiveness as a global city for design.

ABOUT THE 2019 EDITION

Organised by the DesignSingapore Council, SDW 2019 will showcase programmes forged from its successful partnerships with FORTUNE and Wallpaper* for Brainstorm Design, and with the Singapore Furniture Industries Council for SingaPlural, an annual design platform, to explore deeper and more complex connections between design, its impact and evolution.

Among other things, the Singarpore Design Week will be hosting Handmade. Handmade is an exhibition that will showcase pieces by eight Singapore creatives. Together with the National Heritage Board, Dsg will enliven the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct with public artworks created by artists and designers through an open call.

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This 2019 at the Singapore Design Week find out how design can transform businesses, empower communities, inspire our lives, and shape our futures. To help you discover the best programmes for you, we’ve organised our events according to four programme tracks.

ABOUT THE VENUE

A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the National Museum hosts innovative activities and events all year round. These include the well-loved Night Festival, visually arresting art installations, as well as performances and film screenings of different styles and genres. You will also find a wide range of facilities and services such as a resource centre which has a growing collection of about 15,000 publications related to cultural studies, design and Singapore’s history.

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With a history dating back to 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum with a progressive mind. Beneath its 19th-century colonial exterior, it uses cutting-edge technology to present the nation’s legacy and development.

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THE EXHIBITIONS

URBAN INTERVENTIONS: BRAS BASAH.BUGIS REFRAMED X SINGAPORE DESIGN WEEK 2019

Urban Interventions consists of three design intervention installations awarded through an Open Call for the Bras Basah.Bugis x Singapore Design Week 2019 collaboration. You will get the chance to experience design as the installations, which are located along Queen Street and at the National Design Centre, transform and enliven the street. Interact with these highly “Instagrammable” installations as they offer delightful encounters for visitors both young and old. Urban Interventions: Bras Basah.Bugis x Singapore Design Week 2019 is supported by the National Heritage Board and DesignSingapore Council.

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PROJECT 210

Project 210 is a collaboration between Naumi Hotel Singapore and interior design students from local tertiary institutions, and in partnership with Goodrich Global and SPACE Furniture. The students will design a hotel room that appeals to the next generation of travellers. Named Project 210, after the room number, up and coming young local talents will get a chance to get creative and turn their designs to the next ‘Instagram-able’ space in Singapore, following the design ethos of designer-inspired rooms at the hotel.

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The first team to be awarded the coveted opportunity comprises of Nurul Hanis, Nia Astira, Nuri Khairiyyah and Tracy Lim, final-year Retail and Hospitality Design students from Temasek Polytechnic. Their opening concept for Project 210 will launch during Singapore Design Week 2019 and is inspired by Tyler the Creator, a creative personality in music, TV and fashion. The concept uses colour-blocks in bold hues and contrasting graphic prints, making the room vibrant, and above all, playful – a perfect opportunity to capture that picturesque square on social media.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SIGNAPORE DESIGN WEEK 2018

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