Singapore Design Week (SDW) is back with a sixth edition this year. SDW 2019, organised by DesignSingapore, will showcase a collection of local and international design activities for the design community, business, design students, public sector officers and the general public.
Held from 4 to 17 March 2019, SDW 2019 will include collaborations with key industry partners from previous editions such as Wallpaper*, Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) and the ever-popular Singapore Urban Design Festival, as well as new additions.
Here, events you can’t miss at Singapore Design Week 2019.
Singapore Urban Design Festival (#UDFSG), conceptualised by LOPELAB, is one of the key programmes for this year’s Singapore Design Week. On to its second year, #UDFSG will transform an under-utilised part of a multi-storey carpark in the heart of Jalan Besar into an experiential festival village. You can look forward to unique activities such as innovation talks, electrifying performances by local acts, DJs and drag queens, as well as an 80s roller disco.
(Image credit: Singapore Urban Design Festival)
Singapore was designated a UNESCO Creative City of Design in 2015, joining the 180-strong UNESCO Creative Cities Network. During this year’s Singapore Design Week, a public forum will be held, hosting representatives from other UNESCO Creative Cities of Design, who will share their efforts in designing for impact in education, public policy, businesses and communication.
(Image credit: Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore)
International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) returns this year at a new location, the Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The fair will be held in conjunction with the 36th ASEAN Furniture Show and NOOK Asia 2019. This year’s theme, ‘Urbanasia — the Future of Urban Living’, will highlight key trends, understand major challenges and identify sustainable solutions for Singapore’s growing population of urban dwellers.
(Image credit: Pure Furniture)
This vibrant creative festival brings together Bukit Pasoh Road’s colourful history and Singapore’s creative communities. Expect a variety of things to do, see and play with — from artistic takeovers and intimate conversations to fashion, design and music.
Each clan association will work together with handpicked local artists and designers, allowing visitors to explore the nooks and crannies of different clan houses like Chin Kang Huay Kuan and Koh Clan.
(Image credit: Bromley & Co)
The Wallpaper* Handmade 2019 exhibition, now on its eighth year, cherry-picks a selection of some of the world’s finest artists, craftsmen, makers and manufacturers. This year will mark its first edition at the National Museum of Singapore, where it will feature works from seven established local designers and design studios, including Chris Lee, Hans Tan, Lanzeveccia + Wai, and young Lasalle graduate Brandon Yeo.
(Image credit: Wallpaper* Handmade 2019)