The Artling is pleased to announce the presentation of the inaugural design showcase located within the flagship art fair of the region, Art Stage Singapore. As a part of Art Stage’s Southeast Asia Forum in 2018, focusing on the theme of cross-discplinary practices in art and design, The Artling aims to provide a peek into the diverse and exciting design scene of Southeast Asia, with a mix of specially-created and existing works from some of the region’s most interesting, up-and-coming designers.
The designers included in the showcase are representative of the changing dynamic here in the region and are prime examples of how functional design responds to the rapid growth occurring throughout Southeast Asia. The lines between art and design are gradually being blurred, as designers take more creative liberties, and push the boundaries of the definition of ‘design’. Scroll down for a first, and exclusive look, at some of the designers that will be featured as part of the Collectible Design Showcase.
AlvinT is a multidisciplinary design firm, advocating Indonesian contemporary design since 2006. Headed by Indoensian product designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo, AlvinT provides art direction, as well as interior, product and spatial design. Tjitrowirjo is particularly sensitive to traditional Asian materials such as bamboo and wood, employing them frequently in his designs in new and surprising ways.
PATAPiAN<-a> started with Mr.Varongkorn Tienaprmpool and Ms. Supattra Kreaksakul who have a passion for art & weaving, which is originally a Thai local handicraft. They introduced the idea of mixing the unique weaving to create contemporary products that are unique and outstanding. Moreover, they would like to bring nature closer to the lifestyle of people in the modern world. The definition of PATAPiAN came from the symbol that represents the childhood memory of the creators. The people in the same generation are familiar with PATAPiAN and know it as Thai local weaving. Some might say that PATAPiAN is a Thai product that has been crafted since ancient times. The creators saw the importance of this weaving and would like to keep this precious tradition in an even more contemporary format. Therefore, the creators founded PATAPiAN in 2014 to remember an identity of the group, to represent all types of weaving and to give more freedom to the materials that are chosen to create a perfect weaving.
DAZINGFEELSGOOD (DFG)<-a> is the brain child of Kiat Ng and Karen Chiam who use their design studio to research, explore and practice design. Founded with a passion for crafting works that inspires a feel-good moment, DAZINGFEELSGOOD embraces a multi-disciplinary approach to encourage this notion through collaborative efforts with clients that commonly involve interior, furniture and graphic design.
Gabriel Lichauco holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from Scuola Politecnica di Design. He has been practicing design since 2001. In 2005, he established his design firm Openstudio: a multi-disciplinary design practice based in Manila, Philippines. It focuses on space design, installations and everyday objects by combining references and studies from art, architecture, interiors, industrial design and manufacturing.
Aor Sutthiprapha is a Thai born, Bangkok-based ceramic artist and designer. From 2003 on, she has worked closely on a relationship between clays and life-being. The fascination to clay has implied to her works as an evidence of self-talking, an internal dialog which concerned with repetition and time-consumed working process.
The Collectible Design Showcase will be part of the Southeast Asia Forum at Art Stage 2018, Marina Bay Sands, Expo & Convention Centre Level 1 Halls A - C, from 26th till 28th January 2018. For more information on the fair, click here.
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