SINGAPORE: District Design Dialogue X Say Hi To
For the first time this year and on the occasion of the Singapore Design Week, the Holland Village neighborhood offers a series of installations, workshops and exhibitions – District Design Dialogue – from March 10 to 18, 2018 around global design. Thus, a discovery of design product, furniture, food but also art is offered through a journey in the most Bohemian district of the megalopolis...
Organized by the creative agency Hjgher, the event is hosting several "houses" , each with a theme, so as to present a wide and rewarding creative universe to visitors. In terms of design, find out the Say Hi To House, a gallery-like space curating a dozen of local artists and designers, selected for the occasion by its founder, Kristen de la Valliere. Shed light on the rising stars of Singaporean design.
The duo Dazingfeelsgood exhibits its three pieces of furniture composing the whole System on the occasion of the DDD event. From an experiential approach, designers have imagined a process that allows the design to take place in our lives rather than the creation of furniture in itself. In fact, it is from two geometric shapes extruded, and in accordance with their directional axes, that finally appear three elements that the duo describe as "non-design". An ingenious deconstruction of the creative process.
The multidisciplinary agency Hjgher is part of the organizing committee of the event District Design Dialogue along with the magazine Underscoreand the Singapore Design Week. Within the the Say Hi To House association, the duo – Justin Long and Jerry Goh – presents its chair Rye, designed to embody both strength and fragility. Inspired by Brutalism, the two partners propose an element that works on the concept of balance, refers to the past and anticipates the future. In Singapore, you can also enjoy their latest achievements in interior, Kith on Orchard Road and The Cheese Artisans Greenwood Avenue.
The Say Hi To House also presents a selection of products and designers pampered by Industry +, which exhibits as a gallery and promotes contemporary Asian design of great quality. Industry + collaborates with various avant-garde designers including here KIMU, which specifically designed the New/Old Divider, flexible, allowing the experience to be adapted to each user. Or even the delicate collection of boxes Luxury Towers by Studio Juju, which, having a bubble floating in the center of the objects, leave the time like suspended...
If you have been to the Milan design fair 2017, you could not miss The Athena Collection, by the talented Olivia Lee, at the Salone Satellite. An ôde to contemporary women, the designer incorporates technology into a series of resolutely glamorous and feminine objects, without distorting them. Based in Singapore, Olivia Lee is the ingenious touch that had to be brought to this edition of District Design Dialogue.
On the occasion of DDD event, Dam Studio has collaborated with Say Hi To on a light installation: Chroma 100. Between translucency and colors, the object takes up their previous series Chroma Light, in order to further explore the effect of light on materials. Indeed, the installation encompasses 100 white porcelain cones on the outside and for some, tinted inside, colors that reflect on the other cones through the material thus creating a dynamic interaction... A poetic work and a smart collaboration to absolutely discover !
Finally, in the Say Hi To House , you can enjoy the work of Studio Juju - Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui - which as its name implies presents their non-conventional collection The Unfamiliar. Exploring the relationship between form and function, the designers explore new visual languages in terms of furniture using the simplicity of the tubular structure bending technique. They disturb the usually essential and logical forms to make them unexpected and innovative. Nice project.
District Design Dialogue (DDD event), Holland Village, Singapore
March 10 to 18, 2018
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They are also exhibited in the Say Hi To house: Dawn Ng, Jodi Tan, Jovian Lim and Ripple Root.