Saturday in Design returned to Singapore on 6 October as a bigger-than-ever event with over 3,000 attendees, 32 exhibitors, 17 centrally located venues and a significantly greater number of design activities held throughout the day.
The crowd at Dream Interiors
Participants entering Hansgrohe
Visitors stroll by the installation at Foundry
The buzz leading up to the event started early with a slew of fringe events taking place all week, including Okamura’s 67th anniversary party at red dot design museum, Stylecraft’s Bowling for Cancer, the Moooi 2012 collection launch at Space Asia Hub, Oktoberfest by XTRA, and howwecreate.com / PALAMONT talk for designers over at Chan Hampe Galleries.
Complimentary buses take visitors to the showrooms
Another way of getting around – via the VIP cars!
A talk by howwecreate.com/PALAMONT and Quench
On Saturday, the sunny weather had the crowds all primed and ready to go. The atmosphere was electric with visitors starting early at the different showrooms, all with their traffic stopping watermelon orange tags and Saturday in Design handbooks to guide them through the four design precincts.
Visitors eye the Matzform chairs dressed in Ketna Patel artwork over at the Haworth exhibiting space
The Project also returned with yet more inspiring concepts and a heightened level of interactivity.
Works by Australia’s Quench collective
There were a good number of international brand and product launches, and introductions to designers and companies from Australia such as the Quench collective, Create Stone and Thinking Ergonomix.
A guided tour at Space Asia Hub
Everyone wants to add to Eeshaun’s art wall over at XTRA
A picture with the ultra lightweight Cherche Midi over at Kokuyo
Showrooms also pulled out all the stops to make it an unforgettable day, with live demonstrations, talks, contests and competitions, draw prizes, and great food and drinks.
A playful display over at XTRA
Read the full report across the precincts at Indesignlive.asia.
Photography by Yong Sze Yuen Kelvin