During Milan Design Week in April I met some very interesting designers from Singapore in the Showrooms at Via Tortona. It has been the first showcase of design made in Singapore held by the official body of design of the country (Singapore Furniture Industries Council – SFIC).
Seven design studios have been selected by the official body of design industry in Singapore to represent the country at Milano Furniture Fair with new collections on world premiere by: Acidstudio, Creativeans, Desinere, Jarrod Lim Design, Kelvin Teo, NextOfkin Creatives, Studiorigins.
So let me show you around by highlighting what caught my eyes.
Nextofkin Creatives presented lifestyle pieces under the motto “habits x forms”. Their habitual way of sketching and thinking when they design electronics devices was translated in forms and ideas for lifestyle objects: chairs, tables and toys. They worked on observing how daily habits influence the shape and details of the furniture. The loveseat (above) shares the idea of placing your reading glasses and your loved ones on the same spot.
Hope you enjoyed the tour – but wait a minute – finally it is always quite interesting to listen to the designers themselves, here you go: