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Project Vitra - Design, Architecture, Communications (1950-2017, above) is an exhibition on Swiss furniture-maker Vitra that shines a spotlight on the family-owned business and its origins as a shopfitting company.
Project Vitra - Design, Architecture, Communications (1950-2017, above) is an exhibition on Swiss furniture-maker Vitra that shines a spotlight on the family-owned business and its origins as a shopfitting company.PHOTO: VITRA
Singaporean Edmund Zhang, Wallpaper* Handmade's Next Generation Designer, will unveil a lamp called the "Wobble Lantern" (above), which he made with Italian manufacturer Slamp.
Singaporean Edmund Zhang, Wallpaper* Handmade's Next Generation Designer, will unveil a lamp called the "Wobble Lantern" (above), which he made with Italian manufacturer Slamp.PHOTO: JOVIAN LIM
PHOTO: ETHNICRAFT ONLINE SINGAPORE

APPLY FOR IKEA SINGAPORE'S YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD

Tertiary students in Singapore have until July 9 to submit their designs for the Ikea Singapore's Young Designer Award, which started in 2014 as a platform for them to showcase their ideas for home furnishing solutions.

The works should respond to this year's theme of clean energy.

A design jam at the National Design Centre last week kick-started this year's event and saw some 40 students explore their ideas and interact with design experts.

The winner gets a cash prize of $1,500 and an optional internship at Ikea, and will qualify for the Young ChangeMakers Grant administered by the National Youth Council.

Info: IKEA.sg/yda


EXPLORE HISTORY OF VITRA

Project Vitra - Design, Architecture, Communications (1950-2017) is an exhibition on Swiss furniture-maker Vitra that shines a spotlight on the family-owned business and its origins as a shopfitting company.

Visitors will also learn how an encounter between Vitra's founders Willi and Erika Fehlbaum and American design couple Charles and Ray Eames in 1957 grew into a partnership.

Vitra manufactures furniture classics, but also creates products in collaboration with designers such as Antonio Citterio, Jasper Morrison and Hella Jongerius.

Where: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road

When: Until July 13, 9am to 9pm daily

Admission: Free

Info: www.designsingapore.org/NDC


WALLPAPER* HANDMADE DISPLAY

Twenty-two one-off works from the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition - fresh from Milan Design Week in April - are on display at Gillman Barracks until Aug 26.

Singapore is the only stop outside of Milan to host this exhibition, which is part of an ongoing collaboration between the design magazine and DesignSingapore Council.

The pieces, based on the theme of "Wellness and Wonder", include a water vessel fashioned from old coffee cups by London-based designer Beatrix Ong in collaboration with paper manufacturer James Cropper and set designer Lou Blackshaw; an ash wood fitness bench designed by Sweden-based cabinet-maker Kunsik Choi and produced by Finnish wood specialist Nikari; and incense burners by American ceramicist Jonathan Cross.

Also on display are six specially commissioned works by Singapore-based studios and designers: Studio Juju, Stolen, Theseus Chan, Olivia Lee, Gabriel Tan Studio and Wohabeing.

Singaporean Edmund Zhang, Wallpaper* Handmade's Next Generation Designer, will unveil a lamp called the "Wobble Lantern", which he made with Italian manufacturer Slamp.

Where: 02-21 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road

When: Till Aug 26, noon to 7pm

Info: https://bit.ly/2MrbPvR


FRENCH OUTDOOR FURNITURE BRAND LAUNCHES HERE

Stylish furniture by Fermob, France's leading outdoor furniture brand, is now available in Singapore from retailers Ethnicraft Online and Myselection.sg.

Fermob offers each design in 24 vibrant colours - a break from the typical hues of green, white, wood and rattan materials used in outdoor furniture.

Prices at Ethnicraft Online start at $110 for a folding chair and $240 for a folding table. The retailer, which has showrooms in Eunos and Tan Boon Liat Building in Outram, offers free delivery for and lifetime warranty on them.

Info: Go to www.ethnicraft-online.com.sg or Myselection.sg

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2018, with the headline 'Design News'. Print Edition | Subscribe