Singaporean works make a mark at Milan Design Week

Lanzavecchia + Wai's Pebble vanity table (above) , ModuDesigners' Turtles rockers-cum-seats and Mr Gabriel Tan's Stove Chairs .
Lanzavecchia + Wai's Pebble vanity table (above) , ModuDesigners' Turtles rockers-cum-seats and Mr Gabriel Tan's Stove Chairs .PHOTOS: CRAFTSMEN, LIVING DIVANI, MARK YONG
Lanzavecchia + Wai's Pebble vanity table, ModuDesigners' Turtles rockers-cum-seats (above) and Mr Gabriel Tan's Stove Chairs.
Lanzavecchia + Wai's Pebble vanity table, ModuDesigners' Turtles rockers-cum-seats (above) and Mr Gabriel Tan's Stove Chairs.PHOTOS: CRAFTSMEN, LIVING DIVANI, MARK YONG
Lanzavecchia + Wai's Pebble vanity table, ModuDesigners' Turtles rockers-cum-seats and Mr Gabriel Tan's Stove Chairs (above) .
Lanzavecchia + Wai's Pebble vanity table, ModuDesigners' Turtles rockers-cum-seats and Mr Gabriel Tan's Stove Chairs (above) .PHOTOS: CRAFTSMEN, LIVING DIVANI, MARK YONG
The Exchanged Forms exhibition featured works such as Singapore designers Cheryl Ho's lamps (above), inspired by light filtering through Japanese windows, and Lee Hsiao Fong's vase , which pays homage to the Japanese uchiwa fan; and Japanese designer Kant
The Exchanged Forms exhibition featured works such as Singapore designers Cheryl Ho's lamps (above), inspired by light filtering through Japanese windows, and Lee Hsiao Fong's vase , which pays homage to the Japanese uchiwa fan; and Japanese designer Kanta Nakano's bench , decked with prints of images from Singapore supermarket shelves.PHOTOS: KYOTO DESIGN LAB, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
The Exchanged Forms exhibition featured works such as Singapore designers Cheryl Ho's lamps , inspired by light filtering through Japanese windows, and Lee Hsiao Fong's vase , which pays homage to the Japanese uchiwa fan; and Japanese designer Kanta Nakan
The Exchanged Forms exhibition featured works such as Singapore designers Cheryl Ho's lamps , inspired by light filtering through Japanese windows, and Lee Hsiao Fong's vase , which pays homage to the Japanese uchiwa fan; and Japanese designer Kanta Nakano's bench , decked with prints of images from Singapore supermarket shelves (above) .PHOTOS: KYOTO DESIGN LAB, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
The Exchanged Forms exhibition featured works such as Singapore designers Cheryl Ho's lamps , inspired by light filtering through Japanese windows, and Lee Hsiao Fong's vase , which pays homage to the Japanese uchiwa fan (above) ; and Japanese designer Ka
The Exchanged Forms exhibition featured works such as Singapore designers Cheryl Ho's lamps , inspired by light filtering through Japanese windows, and Lee Hsiao Fong's vase , which pays homage to the Japanese uchiwa fan (above) ; and Japanese designer Kanta Nakano's bench , decked with prints of images from Singapore supermarket shelves .PHOTOS: KYOTO DESIGN LAB, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

Works by Singapore-based companies and those inspired by ubiquitous items in the country were on display at the recent Milan Design Week

From turtle-shaped poufs to an exhibition of pieces by Singapore and Kyoto students inspired by each other's city, Singapore-based designers made a splash at this year's Milan Design Week with varied offerings.

This year's event drew more than 1,800 exhibitors from around the world and more than 400,000 visitors. There were some 10 Singapore-based designers and groups among the crowds of design enthusiasts who descended on the Italian city to showcase their works.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 05, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore designs go to Milan'. Print Edition | Subscribe