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River Valley: Design’s Major Precinct

The River Valley-Orange precinct proved to be a major draw at Saturday in Design, offering a slew of colourful design and activities amidst a festive atmosphere.

River Valley: Design’s Major Precinct

The River Valley-Orange precinct proved to be a major draw at Saturday in Design, offering a slew of colourful design and activities amidst a festive atmosphere.



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10 October, 2012


After much anticipation, the second installment of Saturday in Design returned with much sizzle on 6 October.

Saturday in Design

Project by Elixr Design at Dream Interiors

Saturday in Design

Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 exhibition at Dream Interiors

Dream Interiors

The sunny weather signalled a bright and promising start to the day. Early birds were at Dream Interiors first thing in the morning to hear Ministry of Design’s Colin Seah give a colourful talk on their project “Demographically Speaking” – part of the travelling Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 exhibition that first made its debut at the Milan Furniture Fair. Afternoon visitors then got to see special edition Ercol furniture done in collaboration with Korean designer Kyuhyung Cho and Singaporean artist Jahan Loh go on auction.

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XTRA showroom

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Interface installation at XTRA

XTRA Park Mall

Park Mall was a major stop along the route. XTRA lured visitors into a “wander|and” complete with tasty (and nostalgic) carnival treats, interactive installations at every corner, Interface’s new showroom unveiling, and Herman Miller’s “Then x Ten: The Power of Poster” exhibition (shown for the first time in Asia).

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Herman Miller’s “Then x Ten: The Power of Poster” at XTRA

Besglas

Besglas then pulled out all the stops with a quirkily sketched ‘3D mock home’ at the Park Mall atrium featuring the brand-new Ximula Black Series. The sketched Cubes magazine on a coffee table was a particularly thoughtful touch!

Besglas

Besglas

Besglas showcase

Million Lighting

Next to it, Million Lighting welcomed visitors into their newly refurbished showroom and an illuminating experience with light.

Million Lighting

Million Lighting showroom

Grafunkt

Upstairs, those who bravely entered Grafunkt’s mysterious sounding “Blackhole” beyond the curtained entrance were rewarded with the company’s new lighting retail concept featuring well-known brands such as Decode London, Brokis, Niche Modern and NUD.

Grafunkt

Blackhole by Grafunkt

Grafunkt

The Grakunkt showroom

BOFFI Studio

Nearby at Regency House, BOFFI Studio showed off its brand-new showroom and, like a good host, served up healthy and delicious rice themed canapés.

Boffi

BOFFI Studio

XTRA Winsland House I

With the belly suitably filled, XTRA Winsland House I then gave visitors the whimsy in design with a Dedon installation of lengthy fibre connected to bicycles, a quirky floor to ceiling sketch by Salad Dressing and mini garden landscapes hidden in Schiffini’s kitchen cabinetry systems, complete with miniature toy animals!

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Wall mural by Salad Dressing and “How long is a piece of fibre” installation at XTRA Winsland House I

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Mini garden in Schiffini kitchen drawers at XTRA Winsland House I

Photography by Yong Sze Yuen Kelvin


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