Into its fourth edition, the Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2017 will be held from 3 to 12 March 2017. The annual SDW brings together a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore. There will be more than 100 local and international events and programmes organised by DesignSingapore Council and supported by key and fringe partners.
The SDW is open to the design community, businesses, design students, public sector officers and the general public, and aims to raise awareness of good design, deepen the appreciation and understanding of design innovation and encourage the use of design for innovation and productivity. Through this platform, the Council also hopes to enhance the synergy among our design partners, and in turn boost Singapore’s profile and attractiveness as a global city for design.
Date: 3 – 12 March 2017
Admission: Free and Ticketed Events (Refer to individual events for more information)
Venue: National Design Centre and various locations across Singapore
For more information, visit designsingapore.org/SDW
Key Highlight Events of SDW 2017
FRONTLINERS IN ACTION: ARCHITECTS AND THE PEOPLE CREATE A BETTER LIVING ENVIRONMENT
3 Mar – 8 Apr 2017 | 9am – 9pm
National Design Centre
Frontliners in Action comprises three exhibitions that were first mounted at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. These presentations responded to the Architecture Biennale Director, Alejandro Aravena’s main exhibition theme, “Reporting from the Front”. The theme encouraged exhibitors to share about the battles that they face at home and how citizens and the community have been able to improve their own built environment and quality of life. The three exhibitions are: the Singapore Pavilion “Space to Imagine, Room for Everyone” commissioned by the DesignSingapore Council and curated by the Department of Architecture of the National University of Singapore; “Limit/Limitless” by MKPL Architects; and “Living Shelter” by WY-TO and POD Structures.
DESIGN, MAKE AND CRAFT FAIR
4 Mar 2017 | 11am – 9pm
5 Mar 2017 | 11am – 8pm
National Library Building, Level 1 – The Plaza
Produced by Supermama and Clara Yee, one of the 30 inaugural Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia (2016), the Design, Make & Craft Fair aims to give everyone an opportunity to learn the basics of the creative making process, and how design is embedded in everyday living. Themed “Creating a Better World by Design”, the 2017 edition is about thoughtful consumption and living. Visitors will be encouraged to look beyond the object, to appreciate the thoughts, processes and the personalities behind them – 40 independent designers, makers and craftsmen – in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region.
SINGAPORE + WALLPAPER* HANDMADE CLASSICS
9 Mar – 11 Jun 2017 (closed on Monday) | 12pm – 7pm
A showcase of original, one-off pieces and unique design collaborations commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine and created by internationally renowned talents, the exhibition’s ‘MultipliCITY’ theme acknowledges Singapore’s heritage of adaptability, versatility, diversity and invention.
Singapore + Wallpaper* Handmade MultipliCITY is a specially curated collection of ingeniously conceived designs, some that playfully acknowledge the unique parameters of the contemporary Singaporean lifestyle, others that simply delight and amuse with through their handcrafted beauty.
DESIGN TRAILS: DESIGN DAY OUT IN THE CITY
11 – 12 Mar 2017 | 11am – 6pm (approx. 30 min intervals)
National Design Centre & various locations
Free admission with registration here
Back for its fourth instalment, Design Trails brings participants up close and personal with the creative community through intimate talks, interactive demos and behind-the-scenes showcases.
This year’s theme “Design Day Out in the City”, will allow participants to uncover how design can reimagine possibilities, create opportunities to connect, and inspire people in the way we live, work and play in our city. The journey will start at the National Design Centre, and continues to innovative offices such as Collision 8, a co-working space at North Bridge Road, and the Airbnb office in Tanjong Pagar.
Participants may also hop on and off the free shuttle bus at any of the stops, which will take place over the closing weekend of the SDW from 11-12 March 2017.
All photos credit: designsingapore.org/SDW