This debut collection showcases the best of contemporary Singapore design – from much-anticipated designers such as Studio Juju, OutofStock, Olivia Lee, JacksonTan and Hans Tan, as well as celebrated architects Colin Seah (Ministry of Design),Koichiro Ikebuchi (Atelier Ikebuchi), and VW+BS.
The launch debuts a curated collection that is utilitarian in approach. Industry+ products use experimental production techniques, combined with artisanal craftsmanship. The result is high quality industrial products that are beautiful enough to collect – employing techniques in industrial production as well as art and design. Though uncompromising in quality, Industry+ products are offered at attainable prices.
‘Dream Bench’ by Jackson Tan:
Made of lightweight concrete, this outdoor bench is an homage to the ‘Dream Team’,Singapore’s national football team from the 1990s who won the Malaysia cup.
‘Luna’ by Outofstock
An interpretation of the spirituality of light, inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s floating Islands.
‘Revere’ by Olivia Lee
A series of handcrafted glass ichirin zashi flower vases. Olivia was inspired by the gesture of bowing, consistent across Asia as a form of respect. ‘Float’ is alevitating lotus pond supported by a trio of intertwining stems. Each table is unique, containing an arrangement of lotus leaves sourced from South East Asia.
Mirror 14.1 by Colin Seah
Mirror 14.1 is an investigation into the essence of daily rituals – in this case, the act of viewing one’s reflection, and what it reveals about the viewer’s motivations. Designer Colin Seah (Ministry of Design) has utilised industrial materials to create an objet d’art – a large mirror with a copper like finish, has a fold-over detail which plays on the ideas of self-reflection.
‘Spring Tray’ by Hans Tan
Composed of 3D printed springs, varied in thickness according to the profile of a bowl. Tan’s investigative approach was led by the question of holding fruits as gracefully as possible, and then allowing this intent to manifest visually through the meticulously formed springs. Tan mentions that this design treated 3D printing as more of a craft process rather than a prototyping process, and was about understanding the particularities of printing nylon and using it to produce products that is unique and honest to the capabilities of the process’. Hans Tan approached the design brief with a question: what is the most graceful way for a fruit to ripen, without bruising? The design of a fruit bowl led to an exploration of 3D printing as a craft process.
Date: 12th – 31st March 2014, Monday – Sunday 9am – 9pm.
Location: 111 Middle Road, National Design Centre, Gallery 2