Bigger and Better Singapore Design Week 2016 with over 100 Design Events and Activities

Design and Make Fair and signature event Innovation by Design Conference make their debut Singapore, 18 February 2016 – Come March, Singaporeans and international visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a diverse range of more than 100 design events and programmes. Expected to be the largest edition yet, the Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2016 promises to be bigger and better. "Entering into the third edition, we hope to develop SDW into a must-attend design event in Asia.

The SDW continues to give our local designers and businesses a dynamic arena to meet, collaborate and speak on all things design as well as its impact on our lives. We also want to bring design to the general public so they can understand just how large a role design plays in their lives today," says Mr Jeffrey Ho, Executive Director of DesignSingapore Council Board.

Visitors and participants can take a pick from its exciting line-up of design activities which includes interactive design installations, trade shows and exhibitions, lifestyle events and craft workshops, as well as thought-provoking sharing and discussions. Organised by the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) and supported by design partners, the third edition of the SDW will take place from 8 to 20 March 2016 at the National Design Centre and other locations around the island.

A key highlight in the SDW programme line-up this year is our signature event, Innovation by Design Conference. Top design leaders and chiefs of design-led businesses will reveal their design and innovative journey through a series of presentations at the creative symposium. Speakers include Mr Masaaki Kanai, Chairman and Representative Director of Ryohin Keikaku Co.Ltd, parent company of Japanese manufacturer and retailer, MUJI, as well as Mr Jaime Hayon, renowned Spanish designer and founder of Hayon Studio. Through this conference, Dsg hopes to inspire deeper conversations and discussions about the role that design-led innovation plays in driving the economy and businesses.

Also making its debut this year is Dsg’s first Design and Make Fair at the National Design Centre, a unique hands-on platform for the public to try their hand at designing and creating their own products with craft and traditional materials. Participants will also be able to view the inspirations of Singapore designers and makers through a showcase.

Design enthusiasts will be able to enjoy experiential design activities through first-of-its-kind fringe events at the SDW. Urban Ventures will bring visitors through a unique placemaking project where designers and artists will work together on transforming Keong Saik Road.

The President’s Design Award 2006 – 2015 * A Decade of Design Excellence, a showcase that encapsulates design achievements by Singapore’s cream of the crop designers, will be staged at the National Design Centre. The accolade is the highest design honour in Singapore awarded to designers and designs that have made an impact on the lives of Singaporeans. To commemorate the 10th year anniversary of the prestigious award, the public will be treated to an immersive multimedia exhibition showcasing works from the award recipients.

The hugely popular Design Trails returns to bring visitors to explore our designed city. Themed “Thoughtful Designs”, participants will discover a slice of the diverse Singapore local design scene through a journey that includes stops at thoughtfully designed spaces and products. The Design Trails experience will take place over the closing weekend of SDW, on 19-20 March.

Other mainstays include SDW’s anchor event, SingaPlural, themed “Senses – the Art and Science of Experiences”, will run from 7 – 13 March. Established furniture trade show giants International Furniture Fair Singapore 2016 (IFFS) and MAISON and OBJET ASIA 2016 will also return to showcase the latest innovative design concepts, interior designs, and comprehensive furniture range. IFFS will be co-locating with furniPRO and held in conjunction with the ASEAN Furniture Show and The Décor Show at the Singapore EXPO. M&O Asia’s four-day programme will also be hosted at the Marina Bay Sands.

For SDW activities and programmes, please refer to Annex A and B. The complete listing of events and information can be found in

Into its third edition, SDW 2016 will be held from 8 to 20 March this year. SDW will feature local and international design trade shows, conferences, showcases, exhibitions and workshops that span various design disciplines. Many of the activities will take place at the National Design Centre, the hub of SDW.

SDW 2016 is both inclusive and international in its outlook, with a focus on bringing together partners and audiences to explore design issues, exchange ideas, develop capability and increase knowledge, generate business, encourage enterprises to use design, as well as establish contacts for partnership and collaboration.
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About the DesignSingapore Council
The vision of the DesignSingapore Council is for design to differentiate Singapore from global competition. As the national agency for design, the Council’s mission is to develop the design sector, and to help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, as well as to make life better. The DesignSingapore Council is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information.

The DesignSingapore Council also oversees the programming of the National Design Centre (NDC). The NDC supports the Council’s efforts to enhance the vibrancy of the design ecosystem as well as catalyse industry collaborations and business opportunities for innovation and growth.

More information about the DesignSingapore Council and the National Design Centre is available at

DesignSingapore Council Events
Mr Jaime Hayon
Innovation by Design Conference
The Innovation by Design Conference makes its debut this year as a platform for the expression of innovation and creativity to inspire a wide audience, including businesses, the design and creative communities, start-ups and students. The signature event of SDW will share how design influences the innovation process and the impact it has on business success. The keynote speakers are Mr Masaaki Kanai, Chairman and Representative Director of Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd (parent company of Japanese manufacturer and retail giant MUJI), and Mr Jaime Hayon, who is touted by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most relevant creators of these times.
Mr Masaaki Kanai, Chairman and Representative Director of Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd

The conference will also feature home-grown talents including Chris Lee, Founder and Creative Director of Asylum, Steve Lawler, Creative Director of Kult, Hunn Wai, Co-founder, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Donn Koh, Co-founder and Design Partner of STUCK, Ethan Koh, Founder of Ethan K, Ms Wang Xiaodan, Head of Design at Grab, Ms Dionne Song, Managing Director of Zalora, Mr Adler Poh, Managing Director of Adler Hotel, Arthur Chin and Ya-Leng Yu, Founders of Foreign Policy Design, Janice Wong, Chef and Founder of 2am: dessertbar and Dr Alex Lin, Head of Infocomm Investments Pte Ltd and Phunk Studio.
Date : 15 to 16 March 2016
Time : 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue : Drama Centre, National Library Building
100 Victoria St, 188064
Admission : Free Admission (Pre-Registeration required)
Design and Make Fair at the National Design Centre
The Design and Make Fair is a delightful way for the public to learn more about design and discover how it is embedded in our everyday living. Visitors will be able to better their design journey by creating their own products with craft and traditional materials through hands-on workshops such as soap-crafting, glass-painting, leather-crafting and ceramic doll-making. Bringing over 30 Singapore designers, craftsmen and artisans under one roof, visitors will be to view and buy a wide variety of ‘Designed in Singapore’ and ‘Made in Singapore’ products. The Design and Make Fair aims to introduce the public to the growing and lively community of designers and makers in Singapore, many of whom are small business entrepreneurs who are producing delightful creations.
Date : 8 to 20 March 2016 Time : 11.00am – 8.00pm
Venue : National Design Centre
111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Admission : Free
Design Trails: Thoughtful Design
Back for the third year, this year’s highly anticipated Design Trails is all set to bring you on a “Thoughtful Design” journey around our designed city. Get on the Design Trail shuttle service, departing from the National Design Centre, to destinations of design in the Jalan Besar/Geylang and Joo Chiat areas. Trail participants can expect to be charmed by spaces many never knew existed, and gain an insider’s peek into various designs. With a map that points out other design- related nooks and crannies, trail participants can also explore the presence and significance of design in the vicinity of the designated stops. The design stops for ‘Thoughtful Products’ include The Half Half Studio, Floral Magic, Fictive Fingers and PapyPress whereas ‘Thoughtful Design’ includes KARAFURU Desserts, Detention Barracks, The Cranes and The South Beach.
Date : 19 and 20 March 2016
Time : 11.00am – 6.00pm (Buses run at 25-min intervals)
Venue : National Design Centre and Jalan Besar/Geylang and Joo Chiat areas
Admission : Free
President’s Design Award 2006 – 2015 * A Decade of Design Excellence
Established in 2006, the President’s Design Award (PDA) is Singapore’s highest honour accorded to designers and design projects. To commemorate 10 years of design excellence, Dsg has commissioned a special anniversary exhibition that will display the works of the designers who have made an impact in the community. The showcase will feature the award recipients, who have become standard bearers of design excellence for future generations of designers to match and succeed.
Date : 8 March to 8 April 2016
Time : 9.00am – 9.00pm
Venue : Atrium, National Design Centre
111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Admission : Free

Design Thinking: Upsize your FnB business for an upper hand
How can food and beverage (F&B) business owners offer a differentiated and amazing eating experience in a deeply saturated sector? Organised by the DesignSingapore Council and facilitated by Dowayo Foresight, FnB business owners will learn to design exceptional F&B services and experiences through the process of design thinking, innovation and implementation that entails user empathy, rapid prototyping and user-testing.
Date : 14 March (first run) 17 March 2016 (second run) Time : 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue : Auditorium, National Design Centre
Admission : Free (Pre-registration required)

Personal Wellbeing in Indonesia – New Ways to Relax, Rejuvenate and Seek Relief
Indonesia’s consumer class looks set to triple by 2030. How can Singapore enterprises gain an advantage in this booming market through design? At this book launch, participants can find out more about the unique model of health and wellness of Indonesians through insights and real- life stories captured on film. Join us as we present the limited edition design handbook, ‘Beyond Jamu’ and engage in lively debate on how businesses can be inspired to develop new business strategies in the health and wellness sector.
Date : 11 March 2016
Time : 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue : Auditorium, National Design Centre
Admission : Free (Pre-registration required)

Design Film Screening: Designers Inbetween
What lies ahead for creatives or designers? Through the lens of both start-ups and industry ́s leading professionals, take a peek at Hong Kong’s creative industry and watch how designers run their design processes, the challenges that design entrepreneurs face, as well as the trends and opportunities the scene will present.
Date : 17 March 2016
Time : 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue : Auditorium, National Design Centre
Admission : Free (Pre-registration required)

Key Partner Events
Anchor Event: SingaPlural 2016 – Making ‘Sense’ of Design
Back for its fifth run, SingaPlural’s line-up of activities celebrates the best design elements from the multi-faceted creative spectrum, from Advertising, Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, to Interior, Furniture, Graphic and Fashion Design.
The overarching theme of SingaPlural is “Senses – the Art and Science of Experiences”. It invites participants to immerse themselves in a multi-sensory experiential sphere that comprising an agglomeration of scents, textures, visuals, sounds and tastes. Some highlights include Doors, which uses recycled MediaCorp production set props and lets visitors explore the maze of openings that will tease their five senses, and Project X, which unveils how solid surface materials can be used creatively for a range of products and solutions for urban lifestyles.
Date: 7 to 13 March 2016
Time: 11.00am – 10.00pm
Venue: SingaPlural 2015 Festival Site
99 Beach Road, Singapore 189701
Admission: SGD5 per ticket (Early Bird online rate until 5 March 2016), SGD10 per ticket
(on-site price from 7 March 2016)
Organised by: Singapore Furniture Industries Council in Partnership with DesignS
The Paris-based interior and home-lifestyle trends trade events for professionals returns to Singapore for its third inaugural. The third edition of MAISON&OBJET (M&O) ASIA, will feature an expanded selection of high-end interior design concepts and solutions to inspire property developers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, interior designers and architects alike. Highlights of the trade show include Designer of the Year and Rising Asian Talents, as well as the Interior Design and Lifestyle Summit which will feature keynote addresses by renowned industry personalities like Ryu Kosaka from Nomura Co., MAISON and OBJET Asia’s Designer of the Year André Fu as well as dynamic hotelier and restaurateur, Loh Lik Peng, who will share insights on the hospitality industry.
Date: 8 to 11March 2016
Time: 11.00am – 7.00pm
Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Admission: For trade visitors only
Organised by: SAFI Asia Pte Ltd
International Furniture Fair Singapore 2016
The International Furniture Fair Singapore, held in conjunction with the ASEAN Furniture Show, The Décor Show and co-locating with furniPRO Asia, is regarded by industry experts as Asia’s most exciting sourcing platform. The events – The IFFS/AFS and The Décor Show – feature a comprehensive range of furniture, furnishing, decorative accessories, interiors and fittings by a diverse portfolio of high quality exhibitors. Over the years, the fair has come to stand as a springboard for companies to launch off to markets from over the world, since it is consistently well-attended and highly anticipated year after year,
Date: 10 to 13 March 2016
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Organised by: Singapore Expo, Halls 1-6
Admission: Free admission via online registration. Entrance fee of SGD20 applicable after
28 Feb 2016
Venue: International Furniture Fair Singapore Pte Ltd

(Note: Event information correct as of 12 Feb 2016)
For the Public: Urban Ventures
Watch the transformation of Keong Saik Road and experience public space design in this first- of-its-kind placemaking project. Designers and artists will re-interpret street elements and evoke deeper observations into conventional ideas with both useful and useless objects in public spaces. Visitors will discover the transformative powers of design through an array of creative workshops and activities including guided tours and a street festival.
Date: 19 March 2016
Time: 4.00pm - 10.30pm
Venue: Keong Saik Road
Admission: Free (Pre-registration required)
Organised by: Lopelab
Spoon Stories
The traditional wooden rice spoon is ubiquitous across Singapore. Featuring explorations by designers, this exhibition shows what happens when the amount of material in the spoon is reduced to its minimum, and the stories about function, aesthetics and material of this multicultural symbol.
Date: 8-20March2016
Time: 1.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: Materials Design Lab, Level 2, National Design Centre
Admission: Free
Organised by: Materials Design Lab
FurnitureORIGINS 2016 - Seminar
A series of design clinics/talks and weaving workshops, giving audiences an insight into the design process through students’ sharing and a chance to do hands-on weaving.
Date: 11-12 March2016
Time: 2.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: NAFA Campus 1, the Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 & 2
Admission: Free
Organised by: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

Leather Craft Workshop
Participants will be introduced to the basic concept of leather craft - learn about various leather types and properties, cutting techniques as well as construction and finishing methods.
Date:13 and 20 March 2016
Time: 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue: The Prototyping [email protected], Level 1, National Design Centre
Admission: Free (Registration Required)
Organised by: OneMaker Group

Fast and Furious Prototyping
Making something need not require a long time or highly complicated technologies. Communicate ideas using simple tools like the 3D pens, Dremel, Cardboard and Polymorph materials, play fun games to learn how to create a prototype super-fast and furious.
Date: 9 and 16 March 2016
TIme: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: The Prototyping [email protected], Level 1, National Design Centre
Admission: Free
Organised by: OneMaker Group

3D Printing 101
Learn the basics of 3D printing and different usable materials, forms of additive manufacturing and how to start 3D printing all sorts of customized items, using only a mobile phone.
Date: 10 and 17 March 2016
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: The Prototyping [email protected], Level 1, National Design Centre
Admission: Free
Organised by: OneMaker Group

Fusing Glass Making Sessions
Gain fundamental understanding of glassmaking and learn glass making, starting with glass cutting and drawing exercises, ultimately creating pieces with fuse-firing.
Date: 12 and 19 March 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Venue: Art Glass Katong Studio, 39 Kuo Chuan Ave, Singapore, Singapore 426935
Admission: $100 (Limited to 12 pax on a first-come first-served basis)
Organised by: Art Glass Solutions Pte Ltd

Flame Glass Making Sessions
Try your hand at hot glass, working with a flame more than 1,000 degrees Celsius, play with colours and learn the techniques of glassmaking (bring home your end-product).
Date: 13 and 20 March 2016
Time: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Venue: Art Glass Katong Studio, 39 Kuo Chuan Ave, Singapore, Singapore 426935
Admission: $120, (Limited to 4 pax on a first-come first-served basis)
Organised by: Art Glass Solutions Pte Ltd

Engraving Glass Making Sessions
This intense glass making technique allows you to draw on glass, infilling them so you can see the white lines created on the clear glass.
Date: 8 to 20 March2016
Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Venue: Art Glass Katong Studio, 39 Kuo Chuan Ave, Singapore, 426935
Admission: $80 (Limited to 4 pax on a first-come first-served basis)
Organised by: Art Glass Solutions Pte Ltd

Peranakan Design - Past, Present and Future
Motifs in Peranakan culture explained through vintage collection of batik sarongs and embroidered kebaya blouses, Peranakan tiles and their multicultural roots, and live demonstration of Japanese printmaking.
Date: 12 March 2016
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Rumah Choo Kueh Chang, 111 East Coast Road, Katong
Admission: $15
Organised by: Jennifer Lim Design

Bringing Brands to Life
Go behind the scenes of Creativeans' work from their very first design presented at Milan Design Week to their most ambitious projects. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the designers and gain an insight into Creativeans' design process.
Date: 8 -11, 14-18 March 2016
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: 512, Chai Chee Lane, #03-03, Singapore 469028, Creativeans Pte Ltd
Admisssion: Free
Organised by: Creativeans Pte Ltd

Deconstructing Book Design
Understand a book’s conceptual design framework from paper material, font choices, and other design elements including material of print. Hear the views from the Author; the Designer; the Publisher; the Reader; and the Bookseller.
Date : 11 – 20 March 2016 Time : 11.00am – 10.00pm
Venue : The Arts House, Film Gallery on Level 1
Admission : Free
Organised by : Sarah and Schooling
The Play of Brilliants
This is an Interactive Digital Light Art Installation with a three-dimensionally curved ceiling created by a number of suspended high quality pure crystal balls. Expect a constantly- animated space with organically stirring sparkles, reflections and shadows.
Date: 8 – 20 March 2016
Time: 9.00am – 9.00pm
Venue: Main Entrance of National Design Centre
Admission: Free
Organised by: Nipek Pte Ltd
Supermama Trunk Show
This is a physical and digital platform to connect designers to makers and the market. The trunk show will be a base for new design content to be launched to the public.
Date: 11 March 2016
Time: 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Venue: 265 Beach Rd Singapore 199544
Admission: Free
Organised by: Superandco Pte Ltd (Supermama)

Tierra Guided Walking Tour
Learn about vertical greenery, integrating landscape and architecture as one, the inspirations behind the elegant projects, and leave feeling a creative burst of energy.
Date: 12 March 2016
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Ocean Financial Centre, PARKROYAL on Pickering, and Lee Kong Chian
Natural History Museum
Admission: $10
Organised by: Tierra Design (S) Pte Ltd
User Experience and Design Thinking
This workshop will introduce participants to UX and the process of design thinking. They will get an insight into how users interact with a product, service or experience; and discover opportunities for innovation.
Date : 12 March 2016
Time : 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue : Auditorium, National Design Centre
Admission : Free
Organised by : Republic Polytechnic

PaperPlay – Family Craft Buffet
Create a unique journal in this hands-on workshop. Experience techniques in paper embossing, foiling, fusing and binding. Hidden flaps, folded details and surprising textures to be discovered between the covers of this one-of-a-kind journal
Date: 15 to16, 18 to 19 March 2016
Time: 15 – 16 March (10.00am – 1.00pm), 18 – 19 March (12.00pm – 6.00pm)
Venue: Raffles City B1-27
Admission: $15
Organised by: PaperMarket Pte Ltd

The Art of Interior Design
Isabelle Miaja, founder and creative force of Miaja Design Group, will share insights on her international experience of Interior Design. She will explain how she treats Design as Art and how central Art is to Miaja Design Group’s philosophy, and some of her signature projects
Date: 10 March 2016
Time: 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Miaja Gallery, 190 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229857
Admission: Free
Organised by: Miaja Design Group
Miaja Gallery Design Fair
Miaja Gallery Design Fair (MGDF) is a platform for up-and-coming international designers to showcase their work from Art, Fashion, Jewellery, and Decoration to Home Design. A brilliant opportunity for design-lovers to discover and buy unique & original design pieces.
Date :7 to 13 March 2016
Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: Miaja Gallery, 190 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229857
Admission: Free
Organised by: Miaja Gallery
Tune Your Light
Discover the future of smart lighting, which focuses on the progressive development of lighting technology – understand the importance and benefits of having the ability to synchronise artificial and natural light.
Date : 1 January to 31 March 2016
Time : 9.00am – 6.00pm
Venue : Singapore G Building, 25 Tagore Lane
Admission : Free through online registration.
Organised by : Light360
Walk In the Park
Formerly part of the railway line from the KTM Railway; explore the transformed Eco-park with stormwater management system and native planting.
Date: 13 March 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Rumah Tinggi Eco-Park (at Bukit Merah)
Admission: $20
Organised by: Institute of Parks & Recreation, Singapore (IPRS)

Slow Design: Significance and Impact in the Next Decade
72 Smalldive explores the concepts of ‘shokunin’ – social consciousness and obligation to work for the general welfare of the people – in fashion accessories production. The presentation will also include a brief pattern making demonstration of a leather satchel.
Date: 10 to 30 March 2016
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Takashimaya Departmental Store, Men’s Accessories Level 3
Admission: Free
Organised by: 72 Smalldive

To celebrate their 10th year anniversary, Actually will be launching EVERYDAY, a monochromatic 10-style collection, which showcases a range of basic everyday wear.
Date: 8 to 20 March 2016
Time: 11.00am- 10.00pm
Venue: 277 Orchard Road, #03-18 Orchard Gateway, 238858
Admission: Free
Organised by: Actually Pte Ltd

IDA Labs Open House
Learning about the Tech hardware scene, see 3D printers in action and get exposed to electronics hardware platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi or sensors in this open house.
Date: 8 to 18 March 2016 (except for weekends)
Time: 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: IDA Labs at National Design Centre
Admission: Free
Organised by: IDA

Planet Luna
Explore this art exhibition and product launch as MUKK revolutionises the way we perceive objects, events and design.
Date: 10 to 13 March 2016
Time: 10 – 11 March (9.00am – 6.00pm) 12 March (9.30am – 10.00pm) 13 March (8.30am – 7.00pm)
Venue: Bravery, 66 Horne road Singapore 023526
Admission: Free (Limited to 400 pax daily on a first-come first-served basis)
Organised by: MUKK

Coffee Party on Planet Luna!
Enjoy specialty coffee and beautiful art while you relax, socialize, share & talk about your passion in life with new friends from different industries.
Date: 12 March 2016
Time: 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: Bravery, 66 Horne road Singapore 023526 : Free
Organised by: MUKK
Light Tour of Marina Bay/CBD area, Singapore
See the transformation of Singapore’s nightscape over the past 50 years, followed by a night tour to discover the Singapore nightscape and how lighting designers have contributed to the signature skyline.
Date: 9 March 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Marina bay/CBD area
Admission: Free
Organised by: International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

Portfolio Slam
Frog creative leadership and top designers from our APAC studios will be ready to witness potential employees’ skills, secret passions, knack for detail and vision for the future. Each prospector only has 10 minutes, so make them count. Come show them what you've got!
Date : 16 March 2016
Time : 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Venue : The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
Admission : By invite only
Organised by : Frog
Vis-à-Vis: Designer-Maker Series
An art and design showcase of handmade artisanal works, telling the stories and lifestyle of the artists. Participating brands include: A LITTLE NAIF, HAO TIAN QI, LA JEWELLRY, SHAWN and WOOLY’S.
Date: 16 to 19 March 2016
Time: 11.30am – 7.30pm
Venue: 51 Merchant Road Unit A-01-02, Raffles Education Square,
Singapore 058283
Admission: Free
Organised by: VONQUESTON Showroom and Gallery
FurnitureORIGINS 2016 – Furniture Exhibition
The exhibition will present the collaboration which was focused on developing skills in design professionalism and entrepreneurship between students from Singapore and Thailand in furniture design, and through working with the Thai manufacturers.
Date: 1 to 27 March 2016
Time: 11.00am – 7.00pm
Venue: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Lim Hak Tai Gallery, 80 Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189655
Admission: Free
Organised by: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Students’ Showcase:
POG: Pod Off-Grid Explorations into Low Energy Waterborne Communities
A one-day Masterclass for tertiary students comprising a design talk, interactive design workshop, and an evening lecture.
Date: 11 March 2016
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: National Design Centre Auditorium Level 2
Admission: Free
Organised by: Pomeroy Studio Pte Ltd
Design by Life
An experiential learning environment for youths aged 16-21 to understand the basics of innovation, design thinking and creativity. The theme of the innovations will be centred on biomimicry.
Date: 9 March (first run), 7 March (second run) and 14 March 2016 (third run)
Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Venue: To be confirmed
Admission: $50
Organised by: MAPS Institute
Design for Good - Public Talk
The talk explores examples and ideas of how design makes a difference, and positively influences and changes the world. The brief for the annual Design for Good Youth Competition will also be announced during the event.
Date: 19 March 2016
Time: 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Venue: Auditorium, National Design Centre
Admission: Free
Organised by: Make the Change
Experience SP Design School 2016 graduates’ fresh and new energy through their works, design ideas and concepts as they present their collective showcase.
Date: 12 to 17 March 2016 (except Sunday)
Time: Weekday: 10.00am – 6.00pm / Weekend: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic, Design School
Admission: Free
Organised by : Design School, Singapore Polytechnic
"Lines and Lines by SIM University
A showcase of Architectural and Landscape design projects & final year design projects by students of Diploma in Architecture (DARCH) and Diploma in Landscape Architecture (DLA) from the Academic Year 15/16.
Date: 10 and 11 March 2016
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic W5A, W4 and W513.
Admission: Free
Organised by: Singapore Polytechnic, School of Architecture and the Built Environment,
Diploma in Architecture (DARCH) and Landscape Architecture (DLA)
The British term ‘inception’ refers to the act of graduating, emphasising that graduation is not the end, but the beginning. The graduation show is themed, “初” (Chinese character for ‘the beginning of’) to highlight the initiation of each student’s journey as they advance.
Date: 17 to 23 March 2016
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: The URA Centre
Admission: Free
Organised by: Ngee Ann Poly/School of Design and Environment

Design for Everyone
Join us for a series of short taster workshops in the art and craft of book-binding, linocuts, calligraphy and leather-tooling helmed by Temasek Polytechnic School of Design.
Date: 14 to15 March 2016
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Ground Floor Plaza, National Library Building
Admission: Free
Organised by: Temasek Polytechnic School of Design

Line and Lines
View a photo exhibition by participants from UniSIM MTD105e Digital Photography Technology with a photography talk and photo competition with prizes.
Date: 8 to 19 March 2016
Time: 11.00am – 8.00pm
Venue: digiRAP at Funan Centre (Funan DigitaLife Mall)
Admission: Free
Organised by: SIM University (UniSIM)
Prototyping for Kids (Strawbees)
Science has never been more fun. Using design in play-based education, children will be taught to build geometrical structures in this hands-on workshop. Strawbees, which are straw connectors, is an activity where the children will not only learn the basic principles of constructing a stable structure, but also explore and understand complex concepts in a fun and relaxed way. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years old.
Date: 12 March 2016
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: National Design Centre
Admission: Free (Pre-registration required)
Organised by: OneMaker Group
W,O,W! workshop: Discovering Shapes and Forms through PlayDiscovering Shapes and Forms
Through free-play, children will be aware of the importance of play and discovery, and how design plays an important role to facilitate experiences. This would impact the way parents interact with their children in their play experiences.
Date: 19 March 2016
Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: 23 New Industrial Road #08-01 Singapore 536209
Admission: Free
Organised by: Pupilpeople Design Pte Ltd
Singapore Design Discovery Tour
Bring a smart phone and explore New Majestic Hotel and Wanderlust hotel on-the- go. Discover broadcasting secret web pages that reveal intimate stories of the hotels and tour places of design and architectural significance. Participants have a chance to win a staycation at the New Majestic Hotel or Wanderlust.
Date: 8 - 20 March 2016
Time: At your own time
Venue: Lobby of New Majestic Hotel in Chinatown and Wanderlust in Little India and
nearby places of design and architectural significance (TBC)
Admission: Free
Organised by: Modn Media

Tour with the Curator
Explore four thematic levels of MINT Museum of Toys with the museum's docent/curator. Walk through decades of toy design and artwork and understand how toys reflect the cultural period of the time.
Date : 9 March 2016
Time : 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue : MINT Museum of Toys, 26 Seah Street.
Admission : $15 Adult, $7.50 Child / Senior Citizen
Organised by : Mint Museum of Toys

OPEN BOOKS: Creating the creative
The lines between creator and audience will be blurred. Come explore a series of artworks, and add your thoughts, artwork and designs into the plain canvas in a series of different titled blank books.
Date: 12 to 13 March 2016
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Venue: 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1 #03-152 Singapore 150125 : free
Organised by: Whitewords Pte Ltd

For Designers:
Pecha Kucha Night Singapore X Singapore Design Week
Pecha Kucha Night Singapore X Singapore Design Week event will introduce 12 to 14 of Singapore's creative talents who work across a range of mediums. The event is a great opportunity for students, artists and the general public to hear inspiring and motivating stories and ideas from local talent in Singapore and network with each other.
Date: 15 March 2016
Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Auditorium, National Design Centre
Admission: Free
Organised by: Favorite Medium

Workshop: Create and prototype an app
Create an app prototype by identifying a need and working to define personas, task flows and
UI sketches. designers.
Date: 11 and 18March2016
Time: 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Venue: 25 Seah Street, #03-02, Singapore 188381 (Foolproof Office)
Admission: $18
Organised by: Foolproof

This workshop is best suited to junior/mid-weight interaction and visual
But Then There Are Days When Everything Clicks
This is a panel discussion that aims to shed some light on what goes on in the studio, what happens in the creative process, and how "magic" happens. Everyone in the creative industry can exchange learnings, experiences.
Date: 17 March 2016
Time: 9.00am to 10.30am
Venue: 787a North Bridge Road (motion's studio/office space)
Admission: free
Organised by: motion pte ltd

Kohler Design Forum in Conjunction with Sleeper Magazine
This is a platform for those in the Asia Pacific to exchange experiences, with world-renowned designers sharing educational and inspirational case studies about delivering sustainability as standard. How do you maximise design impact with minimal architectural intervention?
Date: 8 March 2016
Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Venue: National Design Centre Auditorium Level 2
Admission: By Invite Only
Organised by: Sleeper Magazine

Areas-of-Interest Workshop
Investigate the communicative role of design beyond commercial applications by personally creating visual outputs with Risograph, and enjoy a showcase of printed matter. Publications and documents by practitioners are also available for purchase.
Date: 11 March 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: 23 New Industrial Road #08-01 Singapore 536209
Admission: $120
Organised by: Pupilpeople Design Pte Ltd

For Businesses:
FurnitureORIGINS 2016 - Networking Nite
This is a networking event for business owners, designers and other professionals, to introduce them to the three collections presented as well as the students who designed them.
Date: 10 March 2016
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: NAFA Campus 1, the Ngee Ann Kongsi Galleries 1 and 2
Admission: By Invite Only
Organised by: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

The Asia Hotel Design Awards
Also known as ‘AHDA’, the awards acknowledge creativity, innovation and excellence across 12 categories. They are judged by a panel of industry experts and peers representing the various disciplines involved in new hotel projects across the region.
Date: 10 March 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 12.00am
Venue: The South Beach Hotel, 30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763
Admission: £250
Organised by: Sleeper Magazine

PushPress Risograph Printing
Explore the aesthetic, ideological, and technical potential of a Risograph for purposes of self- publication. At this risograph printing workshop, come prepared with artwork in the form of digital files and produce multiple quantities of Risograph prints, step by step.
Date: 9 March 2016
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: 23 New Industrial Road #08-01 Singapore 536209
Admission: $120
Organised by: Pupilpeople Design Pte Ltd

L&RUI Concept Group: Interior Design and Beyond
L&RUI Concept Group is opening its doors to fellow designers, students, and business owners to showcase the following themes: Going Green Interiors, Simple but Impactful Innovations and Cost-Effective Design.
Date: 9 to 18 March 2016
Time: TBC
Venue: 457 Macpherson Road, L&Rui d' gallery, L5 Singapore 368175
Admission: Free
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