Singapore Design Week returns! Delve into the world of design with creative workshops, lectures, exhibitions and engaging trails around Singapore...
With a plethora of creative workshops, museums and art exhibitions dotted around the city, it’s apparent that Singapore is a lover of art and creativity (did we mention that Singapore’s title as the UNESCO Creative City of Design?). Great news for the artsy type: Singapore Design Week 2018 is back this March with plenty of events and activities lined up. Don’t know where to start? Here are some of the highlights we can’t wait to check out…
Catch cool independent vendors at Holland Village
Making its Singapore Design Week debut is District Design Dialogue Holland village. Witness Holland Village turn into a temporary gathering of independent vendors across a variety of design categories including fashion, food, music and craft. Check out a range of activities held at various sites in the district for visitors to experience design in a fun way — think cosy performances in someone’s living room, interactive art installations in an unexpected setting, and craft sessions to create your own masterpieces.
Sign up for rad craft workshops with some of Singapore’s top makers, as well as talks, private dinners and intimate music performances here! For more info, check out our District Design Dialogue Holland Village highlights!
District Design Dialogue Holland Village, 10-18 March 2018, various locations in Holland Village.
Check out the anchor event of Singapore Design Week
5 – 18 March
Based on the theme ‘A State In Play’, SingaPlural 2018 is a celebration of the pre-design prep work. In Play, there are no failed experiments, only experiments with unexpected outcomes. Explore these trials and prototypes at SingaPlural 2018. Besides the 15 installations, there will also be master lecture classes conducted by international speakers for the curious minds.
SingaPlural 2018: A State in Play, 5-18 March 2018, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969
Experience the future of furniture shopping
8 – 11 March
Looking to update your sweet digs with fresh home additions? In conjunction with the ASEAN Furniture Show (AFS) and NOOK Asia, the annual International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) will feature a comprehensive range of furniture, furnishing, decorative accessories, interiors and fittings by a diverse portfolio of top-notch exhibitors from about 40 countries. Unlike any other fair, it is also a multi-sensorial show experience that introduces technology, celebrates design and facilitates connections so visitors can expect innovative and inspired design and high-quality furniture, interiors and fittings.
IFFS 2018, 8-11 March 2018, Singapore EXPO, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150
Think you know these Singapore spots?
10 – 11 March
Shophouse & Co is back with the fifth edition of Design Trails decked in brand new name and format. The newly branded City Ramble Design Trails will take participants on an adventure further from the city centre where you can discover unique places and experience design through stories, demos, workshops and installations. Get up close and personal with design through any of its three pillar experiences: Stories, Heritage, and Process. Just where are we going? You’ll have to sign up to find out!
The City Ramble Design Trails, 10-11 March 2018, TBA
Embrace design with these editorial hotshots
If you’re all about getting caught up in the nitty-gritty of design, book your seats to the inaugural Brainstorm Design that will be led by the editorial teams of Fortune, TIME and Wallpaper*. Expect more than 60 global thought leaders in business, design and public policy to discuss and give you the lowdown on how design can improve businesses, sustainability, engagement within communities and enrich people’s lives.
Brainstorm Design, 6-8 March 2018, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797
Sprawl around the precinct
16 – 17 March
The National Heritage Board (NHB) will be organising the BBB Arts Sprawl to create further buzz at Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB), the ultimate district for art and design types. Held over two days, NHB aims to create a vibrant, energetic and inclusive arts and heritage district through an array of exciting programmes, street art and many more within the sub-zones of Bras Basah.Bugis. Taking on a design slant, Arts Sprawl returns to Queen Street with a plethora of activities ranging from performances and interactive installations to art workshops and market.
Bras Basah.Bugis Arts Sprawl x Singapore Design Week, 16-17 March 2018, all along Queen Street.
Appreciate some innovative Singapore pieces
Before they make their way to Milan Design Week in April, be sure to catch the Wallpaper* Handmade 2018 exhibition featuring seven innovative designs by Singapore creatives including Edmund Zhang, Studio Juju, Stolen, Theseus Chan, Olivia Lee, Gabriel Tan Studio and WOHA. Also, check out the collection of Wallpaper* Handmade Classics for more design inspo that will get your creative juices flowing.
Wallpaper* Handmade 2018 Exhibition, from 8 March 2018 onwards, Level 3, Blk 9, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Put your party hat on for our favourite street bash
Once again, the great Keong Saik Road will be grounds for another Urban Ventures street party – and we’re not complaining. As always we’re looking forward to some great food, family-friendly activities, live music from local bands, the hottest bangers from renowned DJs, entertaining performances by drag stunners and this round, innovative design as the street party will be part of the Singapore Urban Design Festival 2018. See you all out on the streets in March!
Urban Ventures Street Party – Vol. 9 (by Lopelab), 17 March 2018, Keong Saik Road
Go on a shopping spree at Boutiques
As part of Singapore Design Week’s list of happenings, Boutiques at the Pit Building returns for its Spring/Summer 2018 edition featuring exclusive collection launches, fringe activities, workshops, fashion shows and more! With over 200 independent, design-led, Singapore-based vendors, it’s the best way to discover under-the-radar labels and shop hot faves from brands like MATTER and Ask A French Flowers.
Boutiques Fair, 16-18 March The Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Put your hands to work at these creative workshops
9-11, 16-18 March
As part of i Light Marina Bay, Singapore’s longest-running design marketplace will not only give you some late-night shopping goodness from over 50 makers but over 10 art, craft and design workshops conducted by local and international creatives from Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia. Try your hands on binding sustainable materials into notebooks via hand-stitching with CY Chen, discover new art at the Zentangle workshop by Kit Low, or create customised paper seed balls that can germinate into plants with Jennifer Mong.
Market of Artists And Designers (MAAD), 9-11, 16-18 March 2018, Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940