In addition to hosting one of our Design Conversation panels, Journey East will also present three installations spread around the showroom by some of Singapore’s best emerging young studios: Wynk Collaborative, Feral and UPSTAIRS_.315 Outram Rd, Tan Boon Liat Building
In addition to hosting one of our Design Conversation panels, Journey East will also present three installations spread around the showroom by some of Singapore’s best emerging young studios: Wynk Collaborative, Feral and UPSTAIRS_.
‘Lichen’ by Wynk Collaborative
Wynk Collaborative is presenting pieces from Journey East’s vintage furniture collection in a fresh new way, using folded metal plates to add function and expression. The ‘Lichen’ installation presents a series of prototype objects designed to be attachments to vintage furniture pieces. They’re both functional and ornamental, making the old new again.
Made from bent metal and rendered in blocks of colour, juxtaposing with the mellow wood grains of the vintage pieces, the attachments for a relationship with the vintage pieces that is jarring yet harmonious at the same time.
The various attachments imbue a variety of functions to their vintage substrate according to their shapes and may be used individually or in combination, breathing new life into the charm of yesteryear.
‘Fast Slow Disco’ by Feral
Inspired by the playful shape of the Qeeboo Rabbit chair, Feral creates a safe space for the seven artists/creatives who are participating in Journey East’s project to reimagine the chair. Where is the safe space? Under a giant carrot-shaped disco ball!
The message conveyed by the installation is one of inclusivity and a celebration of diversity through the language of design. The seven artists are stylist Aaron Han, drag queen Becca D’Bus, calligraphy atelier Craft Varies, illustrator Kristal Melson, artist MessyMsxi, branding studio Restless, and jewellery label State Property.
Click here for details about a silent auction of the Qeeboo Rabbit chairs. Proceeds will go to the Children’s Cancer Fund Singapore.
‘The Bulb Is The Lamp And The Lamp Is Everything’
UPSTAIRS_ drew inspiration from the genesis of the Tala bulb: elevating the humble light bulb to a design object. The team’s interactive light sculpture can be controlled by the viewer by means of an electronic dimming switch, showcasing Tala’s spectacular dimming spectrum.
As a nod to Tala’s ethos of sustainability, the structure and components are designed as a modular kit-of-parts. As such, the installation can be dismantled for re-use in the hope of creating zero waste.
The theme for this year’s Saturday Indesign Collaborative Installations is ‘Community’.
Catch DJ Jeff-O in the showroom all afternoon.