We have visited a defunct airport, railway station and warehouses for the sake of exhibitions (or, for some, to nail that #ootd shot). Now, adding to that map of underexplored postal codes is an old police station.
SingaPlural, the anchor event of Design Week, returns with its fourth edition: 13,500 square metres’ worth of design installations within a single locale. Themed ‘Process’, this year’s affair traces creative journeys in architecture, interior, furniture, graphic and fashion design. Here are the highlights.
It’s Project Runway for lifestyle products. Four designers across various fields were tasked to create everyday objects with only laminates, a material commonly used as a product finishing. See the results here.
On March 14 and 15, join a tour and follow the journey of a product’s genesis. It begins at a creative studio – Ministry of Design, ACRE and Porsche Design are among the participants – where attendees learn how ideas are made. A visit to a manufacturer’s production house is next for some machine-on-machine action to flesh out those ideas. And finally, the tour ends at a design retail outlet, featuring Bynd Artisan and Noden, where an idea completes its odyssey from the mind of a designer to a shelf in a shop, price tag and all.
There are two sessions each day: 9.15am to 1.30pm and 2.15pm to 6.30pm. Get your tickets ($20) from the SingaPlural website.
It’s not a complete event without pop-ups. Papa Palheta, The Quarters and Gorilla Press quench thirsts and feed tummies. After filling yourself, pick up local designer goods at the Catch, Naiise and Make Room stalls.
Thirty-three reinterpretations of public spaces are on show. Imagine sitting on a stool shaped like a pelican or an outdoor bench that drums like a cajón, responding to finger-tapping.
SingaPlural is at 99 Beach Road from Mar 10-15. Free unless otherwise stated.