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100% Design Singapore

We walk through the curated hall of the first 100% Design to be held in Southeast Asia and give you our picks.

100% Design Singapore

We walk through the curated hall of the first 100% Design to be held in Southeast Asia and give you our picks.



BY

18 October, 2012


The inaugural 100% Design Singapore, which was held recently at Marina Bay Sands from 10 to 12 October 2012, was a compact but concise exhibition covering local, regional and international presentations.

As perhaps was fitting, the exhibition, curated by VW+BS, started visitors off with the “Singapore story” – a display of some of the most recognisable works by well known local creatives such as Outofstock, Studio Juju, Foundry and Lanzavecchia + Wai. This and other exhibits and programmes followed the overarching theme of “55:75:95”, numbers that represent different table heights used for live, work and play, and which were meant to underscore the lifestyle and cultural differences in design as well as the Southeast Asian identity.

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“Singapore Story” curated by Voon Wong

Situated right next door to “Singapore Story”, Moroso’s booth (top image) featured some of the most colourful pieces from their collection. One could also catch Patrizia Moroso walking through the space, or better yet, sit in on day two of the 100% Design conference to hear her talk about the link between design and art.

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Magis stand

Equally colourful was the Magis stand. Visitors seemed eager to give Thomas Heatherwick’s Spun chair a spin, but really, it was their latest Milan collection and the stainless steel S.S.S.S. stool – their first collaboration with Philippe Starck – that we were curious to investigate.

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We were also drawn to collections by Shanghai-based Four O Nine. The studio, helmed by Andrei Zerebecky and Lukasz Kos, put forth two intriguing works. The first, titled “Urban Fabric”, were area rugs inspired by the man made patterns inscribed upon the Earth’s surface through the development of agriculture, infrastructure and architecture; the second, Pleat Lounger, took its highly structured form from the fashion technique of pleating.

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Four O Nine

While not big in scale, as a curated show, the first 100% Design Singapore did offer up the opportunity to review both domestic as well as international works and brands.

For more information, visit 100percentdesign.com.sg


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