Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2015
SingaPlural concluded its fourth edition on a high note on 15 March 2015 with a party attended by VIPs from both the local and international design fraternity. The party celebrated the success of SingaPlural 2015, which had spanned six days. Organised by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), in partnership with DesignS, and proudly supported by local government agencies, festival partners, sponsors and event partners, the festival featured a total of 168 installations from 377 local and international participants, a 19% increase when compared to the previous edition. The design event also closed at a record-high attendance of 28,262.
“SingaPlural has grown tremendously since its inception in 2012. The week-long event was an exciting opportunity to see the innovative showcases from local designers from different fields. I believe SingaPlural will grow to be an important international platform, not only for our local designers to showcase their works, but also to facilitate collaborations between businesses and designers,” said Mr Tan. “Design is a key driver of differentiation in today’s competitive markets. We encourage businesses to tap this ready pool of local design talents at SingaPlural and explore partnerships for growth.” He further added.
Featuring SingaPlural’s first-ever overarching festival theme of ‘Process’, this was displayed across the six festival pillars: Project X, Design Installations, Talks and Symposiums, Tours, Partnering Events and Recognition.
One of the most talked about pillars this year was Project X, which brought together Lamitak, a brand of laminates, and four designers to push the boundaries of design and explore the process of transition and transformation of the brand’s signature product beyond its perceived form. The process of creation started months before SingaPlural 2015 and it was closely documented.
Design institutions including Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, LaSalle College of the Arts, Raffles Design Institute and Singapore Polytechnic were also invited to participate in the festival to showcase the works of their students so as to provide more exposure for students in design disciplines, symbolising the organising committee’s desire to nurture future talents for the local design scene.