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Destination #1: Red Dot Design Museum

Continuing the Singapore Indesign tradition, a variety of brands ranging from furniture, lighting to finishing will showcase their latest launches at the iconic Red Dot Design Museum from 9 – 10 July 2015.

Singapore Indesign Intimate


BY Janice Seow

24 June, 2015


Top Image: Singapore Indesign 2014 at Red Dot Design Museum

One of the largest design destination in Asia, the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore is a cultural landmark in its own right. Housed in a 1928 colonial building – formerly occupied by the Singapore Traffic Police Headquarters – the Museum exhibits over 1000 award winning works hailing from the prestigious Red Dot Awards while hosting regular creative activities.

The Museum has hosted Singapore Indesign since the latter’s inception in 2011, and continues the tradition this year. On 9 and 10 July 2015, visitors can visit the Red Dot Design Museum, which makes up one half of the event (the other half being the National Design Museum), to access a rich variety of commercial suppliers from near and far, as well as specially created The Project installations.

In anticipation, here’s a brief introduction of a variety of exhibitors who would be showcasing their latest product innovations at the Red Dot.

CULT

CULT works with some of the world’s leading European furniture brands, including Republic of Fritz Hansen, Cappellini, Carl Hansen + Son, Cassina, Dedon, Magis and Poltrona Frau. While doing so, the company champions quality Australian design and craftsmanship by providing designers in Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to prototype and produce their designs through different initiatives.

With established showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland, its presence in Singapore is a showing that is not to be missed.

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Photo: CULT

Big Ass Fans

Big Ass Fans, as its name suggests, manufactures the world’s largest HVLS (High Volume Low Speed) fans that range from 2.4-7.3m in diameter. Its portfolio includes industrial, commercial and residential pieces that were designed to fit various environments. In the case of this innovative brand, size does matter – Big Ass Fans takes pride in using large fan blades, rather than speed to ventilate and move massive quantities of air while consuming low amounts of energy.

In a tropical country like Singapore, Big Ass Fans is the go-to partner to beat the heat. The brand will be featuring the Haiku, a silent and efficient ceiling fan that is also aesthetically pleasing – look out for a Haiku giveaway!

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Haiku 60 Caramel Bamboo by Big Ass Fans. Photo: Big Ass Fans

ADMIRA 

A locally based supplier of decorative High Pressure Laminates (HPL) made of quality materials sourced from Europe and Japan, ADMIRA’s major brands include Admira, Aica, Duropal, Lamicolor and Dekodur. At the Red Dot, ADMIRA will preview its latest collection, Palette 2015/2016, which consists of over 300 HPL designs.

ADMIRA will also collaborate with Architology to create Flexile, an installation piece for The ProjectThis conceptual piece will demonstrate using ADMIRA’s laminates as a dynamic surface.

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Photo: Admira

Waldmann Lighting

A German enterprise for electrical installations, Waldmann Lighting develops and produces professional light pieces for industrial, architectural, and medical fields. The “Engineer of Light” innovates with light technology seen through its extensive range of complex lighting systems.

Exclusive to this year at the Red Dot Design Museum, Waldmann Lighting would be showcasing a special installation of PARA.MI, an award-winning desk and task light, which visitors can stand a chance to win one for their home or workplace.

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PARA.MI by Waldmann Lighting. Photo: Waldmann Lighting

Alustil

Born from an aluminium fabrication company that has been in the industry for decades, Alustil set out to revolutionaise the home furnishing industry by creating sophisticated, pragmatic, sustainable and versatile living environments. Check out its advanced aluminium craft products that results from its uncompromising workmanship and raw material selection expertise.

In collaboration with PLUS Collaboratives, Alusti’s piece for The Project invites visitors to slow down and engage their senses with the aroma and therapeutic pitter-patter of cold drip coffee.

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Photo: Alustil

Kebony & Mafi

A sustainable and natural alternative to tropical hardwood, Kebony decking fulfills ideals of form and function. Touch and feel the result of Kebony technology, an environmentally friendly patented process that enhances properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid.

Mafi flooring sets the trend in wooden engineered floorboards. It has remained committed to improving the health and aesthetics of the indoor environment by using 100% natural materials with the highest quality three layer solid construction. Its natural wooden engineered floors are hand crafted exclusively in Austria and tailor-made to every customer.

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Photo: Kebony & Mafi

JUNG Asia

JUNG Asia provides customised electrical installation devices and systems for homes, offices, hotels and commercial spaces. Specialising in electrical switches and systems, JUNG’s portfolio includes switches, socket outlets, dimmers, and observers. Its signature products would be the range of KNX smart touch panels, the eNet, Les Couleurs®, the OLED room controller as well as the brass and stainless steel switches.

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JUNG Smart Switches. Photo: JUNG Asia

Greenlam

One of the largest manufacturers of high pressure decorative laminates, Greenlam is the first in Asia to have a complete range of eco-friendly and anti-bacterial laminates.

In partnership with WOW Architects, Greenlam will create an installation titled ‘Balancing Birds’ from anti-bacterial laminates.

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Photo: Greenlam

Youmans Capsule

Youmans Capsule’s presentation cases are created in New Zealand to help creative professionals carry, protect and display their work. Visitors can customise their sales presentation at the event and receive discount on selected models.

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Photo: Youmans Capsule

Singapore Indesign Intimate will be held at the Red Dot Design Museum and National Design Centre on 9 and 10 July 2015. To visit, click here to register now.


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