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Destination #2: National Design Centre

A variety of brands ranging from furniture, lighting to finishing will showcase their latest products at the National Design Centre (NDC) for Singapore Indesign Intimate from 9 – 10 July 2015.



BY Janice Seow

24 June, 2015


Over the years, the National Design Centre (NDC) located at the Bras Basah precinct has become a stop for multiple fields of design in Singapore. The building had previously housed multiple institutes: St Anthony’s Convent (1879-1994), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (1995-2004) and the Chinese Opera Institute (1995-2009), before converting into the NDC by SCDA Architects to host design exhibitions, retail spaces, workshops and offices.

Adding to the buzz, Singapore Indesign Intimate will take over the atrium of NDC on 9 and 10 July 2015 where visitors will be able to access a rich variety of commercial suppliers from near and far; immerse in specially created The Project installations or attend the first ever Design Conversations series, which will be held at the NDC auditorium. Besides the NDC, visitors can access more content at the Red Dot Design Museum.

Meanwhile, here is a brief introduction of some exhibitors who would be showcasing their latest innovations at the NDC.

Schiavello

Schiavello was founded in 1996 in Melbourne. The multi-disciplinary company dedicates itself to the development of intelligent, inspiring, ecological and resilient solutions for the office, home and public spaces.

A must-see at Schiavello’s stand is the Kayt Village Collection – an area designed for creative interaction, one to one focus, quick sharing of information and contemplation. Visitors can also meet Keti Malkoski, Schiavello’s Principal – People and Culture, Australia, who will be in town to launch Schiavello’s new book, The Power of Workspace for People and Business on 9 July at 3pm. A lucky winner will head home with the coveted OTM Table by Schiavello & Doshi Levien.

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Kayt Village Collection by Schiavello. Photo: Schiavello

EDL

As a company, EDL has shaped itself around ideas and creative visions over the years. The brand combines science and intuition to create design-centric, quality-driven laminates that ensure the passage of time.

EDL will be launching its new nanotech matt material FENIX NTM® to the region at Singapore Indesign Intimate, through a creative collaboration with K2LD Architects. The duo has created an installation where technology, nature and design meets to demonstrate the qualities of the nanotech material.

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FENIX NTM® by EDL

Deco Expression

Established in 1995, Deco Expression is a specialist surface solution provider with a range of products made for interior design and architecture projects. Deco Expression is the exclusive distributor for 2tec2, a high-tech woven vinyl floor covering from Belgium. Borne from the combination of traditional weaving and the use of superior modern materials, the material is ideal for both commercial and residential applications.

A new collection, Lustre, by 2tec2, will deck out the Cubes Lounge at Singapore Indesign Intimate. Visitors can also participate in a social media contest to win a 2tec2 rug.

Deco
Photo: Deco Expression

FLOS

For fifty years, FLOS has been crafting lighting through principles of art and design. Following its success at Euroluce in Milan, FLOS will be displaying, for the first time in Asia, three new noteworthy collections: Copycat by Michael Anastassiades, Clara by Piero Lissoni and The Tracking Magnet by Flos Architectural.

FLOS
Photo: FLOS

Scandinavian Business Seating

Scandinavian brands HÅG, RBM and RH are owned by Scandinavian Business Seating, an environmentally conscious company with a straightforward vision: “To make the world a better place to sit!” The company believes that human beings were not made to sit long hours in office chairs, and that movement and variation is central to productivity and efficiency.

The ergonomics company will be launching the HÅG Capisco Puls (White Edition); Noor Paloma Leather Edition and H09 Paloma Leather Edition at the event.

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Photo: Scandinavian Business Seating

Woven Image

Woven Image is an international textile design company specialising in textiles for commercial interiors. Established in 1987, after identifying a strong need for design driven textile products, Woven Image continues its legacy of collaborating with Australian artists and leading designers. With a key partnership with worldwide design industry leader KnollTextiles, the Woven Image brand has ensured the consistent delivery of contemporary textile design.

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Photo: Woven Image

Fritz HansenW. Atelier

Founded in 1872 by cabinetmaker, Fritz Hansen in Copenhagen, the Republic of Fritz Hansen is a giant in luxury furniture, with a rich collection of products that span more than 140 years now, including classic designs by Danish design legends. In collaboration with W. Atelier, Fritz Hansen opened its first flagship store in Singapore in September 2014.

The 7 Architects x Series 7™ exhibition, where seven locally based designers and architects interpret the iconic 1955 Fritz Hansen Series 7™ chair, will be showcased at the event. The seven participants include Brendon Lim, IMAJIN; Colin Seah, Ministry of Design; Robert Greg Shand, Robert Greg Shand Architects; Sam Ang and Sal Chua, Grey Canopy; Peter Tay, Peter Tay Studio; Terence Chan, Studio Terre; Leong Hon Kit and Si Jian Xin, WYNK Collaborative.

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7 Architects x Series 7™. Photo: Fritz Hansen

Wilkhahn

Founded in 1907 in Germany, Wilkhahn is the award-winning manufacturer of high-quality office chairs and conference furnishings. With core values of innovation, quality, design, fairness and well-being, Wilkhahn is one of few companies who design, manufacture and distribute their own products.

For Singapore Indesign Intimate, Wilkhahn will showcase the ON task chair that has “trimension mechanism which allows full body movement while being seated”, as well as task chairs from the past, present and future as part of an installation for The Project, created in collaboration with SCA Design.

Wilkhahn
Photo: Wilkhahn

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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