Programmes will have something for everyone

Programmes will have something for everyone
The central atrium of the new National Design Centre, as seen on 05 March, 2014.

The Singapore Design Week (SDW) starts tomorrow and will run until March 22.

The event, organised by the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), will feature more than 60 activities and programmes, including workshops, public talks, trade shows and design trails.

The event's central venue is the National Design Centre at 111 Middle Road, which will host three significant exhibitions:

- Fifty Years of Singapore Design, a permanent display that presents local designs from the past five decades.

- The President's Design Award 2014, a showcase of works by recipients of Singapore's highest honour for design.

- New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio, an exhibition of the astonishing works of Britain's most innovative contemporary design companies.

The Singapore Design Business Summit, which runs from March 11 to 13 at the Lasalle College of the Arts, is the SDW feature conference. It will discuss design from a business perspective.

Presenters, including Mr Tim Kobe who is the founder and chief executive officer of design firm Eight Inc, will share their views on designing meaningful experiences, disruptive digital technology, design as a valued strategy, and corporate social responsibility.

SDW's anchor event - SingaPlural at 99 Beach Road - the International Furniture Fair 2015 and Maison & Objet Asia 2015 all promise a collective design event not to be missed.

For a full programme listing, visit:

This article was first published on March 9, 2015.
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