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Singapore-inspired kitchen backsplash designs.
Singapore-inspired kitchen backsplash designs.PHOTOS: SGAG, SYNERG, ZANOTTA
Sacco beanbag chair
Sacco beanbag chairPHOTOS: SGAG, SYNERG, ZANOTTA
T-shirt ($25) with the words “Low SES” printed on it.
T-shirt ($25) with the words “Low SES” printed on it.PHOTOS: SGAG, SYNERG, ZANOTTA

GLASS BRAND SYNERG, DESIGN STUDIO ONLEWO TEAM UP ON BACKSPLASH DESIGNS

Two Singapore companies - glass panel solutions brand SynerG and design studio Onlewo have teamed up to create a collection of Singapore-inspired kitchen backsplash designs.

They range from those inspired by HDB facades to Peranakan-looking tiles featuring kueh and other food items. Prices are $60 per sq ft.

Interested customers can call 6546-4133 or e-mail sales@synergraphic.com.sg. They can also view samples and get onsite quotations at SynerG's showroom (10 Changi South Street 1) or Onlewo's studio (129 Jalan Besar).

Info: www.synergglass.com/synergxonlewo.html


SUBMISSIONS FOR INTERIOR DESIGN CONTEST OPEN

This contest organised by Design Intervention studio is open to interior design students. They have to design a home for a multi-generational family, catering to the needs of a couple aged between 30 and 35 years old, two children aged seven and four, and a grandmother in a wheelchair.

Among other things, those taking part should submit 3D renderings, digital mood boards and explain the thinking behind their designs.

Submissions close on Sept 21.

The top winner will get a job offer from Design Intervention after completing his studies, a $2,000 cash prize, an iPhone 8, media coverage as well as home and decor magazine subscriptions.

Other winners will receive prizes such as iPads, iPhones and magazine subscriptions.

Info: www.designintervention.com.sg/about/young-designer-award


IKEA EXTENDS RETURN POLICY TO A YEAR

Ikea Singapore has extended its return policy from 100 days to 365 days, giving customers more time to exchange or return products. This applies to both in-store and online purchases.

Customers should present their original receipts and return the unassembled item in the original packaging. Refunds will be processed in the same mode used for payment.

However, items such as used bedding, plants, goods ordered to specifications and products from the As-is section cannot be returned.

Info: IKEA.sg/returnpolicy


MARKING SACCO BEANBAG'S 50 YEARS WITH A DESIGN CONTEST

To mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic Sacco beanbag chair, furniture store W. Atelier, Italian furniture brand Zanotta and the DesignSingapore Council are inviting Singapore designers to create their own versions of the chair.

The Sacco beanbag was conceived in 1968 by designers Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini and Franco Teodoro for Zanotta, and the pioneering design became a symbol of casual living. It is made of plastic and filled with semi-expanded polystyrene balls

Designers have until Friday to submit their design proposals for a Sacco beanbag based on the theme, Urban Living The Asian Way. They must retain the structure of the Sacco and its contents cannot be replaced with other materials.

Ten shortlisted designers will work with Zanotta to bring their designs to fruition. Their completed works will be showcased at the W. Atelier Henderson Showroom and House of W. Atelier in Bukit Timah from Nov 15 till the end of the year.

The top three designs will then be showcased in Milan, at the Zanotta showroom in Piazza XXV Aprile. All 10 Sacco beanbags will also be displayed at the National Design Centre here next year.

Info: www.watelier.com/latest_news/sacco-project


SGAG SELLS QUIRKY NATIONAL DAY MERCHANDISE

Singaporean social media website SGAG has launched a range of quirky merchandise to celebrate National Day.

For instance, there is a T-shirt ($25) with the words "Low SES" printed on it, a tongue-in-cheek reference to "low socioeconomic status".

There is also a tote bag ($18) with "KTHXBYE", which means "okay thanks, bye". Such phrases are commonly used on social media.

The items are available at www.independentmarket.sg/collections/sgag

Toh Wen Li

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2018, with the headline 'Design News'. Subscribe