Archifest 2012 and Saturday In Design Singapore 2012
Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012
Two major design-focused events are set to happen next Saturday, 6 October 2012. If you appreciate architecture or beautiful interiors, mark that diary.
Saturday in Design Singapore 2012
OZ folks might be familiar with this one. First started in Sydney 10 years ago, Saturday in Design is a one-day design event that brings together retailers, international brands, architects, designers and design lovers to celebrate all things creative.
The event is open to the public (for free) on Saturday, 6 October 2012. Many Singapore-based home interiors lines will be launching new products while international brands will be making their debut at the event. Check out the list of product launches here.
We’re particularly excited about BODE Interiors and Vantage Concept, who will be showcasing their fabrics and wallpaper by evoking the atmosphere of a Singaporean wet market, as well as launching Tsar Carpets from Australia, Timorous Beasties from Glasgow and Kinnasand from Germany. Also make sure to catch Korla (we’re huge fans!), who will be launching new colourways and prints with a live fabric painting demonstration.
On top of product launches, there are also free talks and exhibitions at participating furniture stores and precincts. Hop on free shuttle buses that will take you around four different precincts, where furniture stores will throw open their doors to feature installations and new products by both local and international labels.
To take part in Saturday in Design Singapore 2012, register here for free.
Happening from 6-31 October 2012, Archifest is a month-long festival that celebrates the urban environment and the communities that make it come alive. This year’s theme is “Rethink Singapore”.
The festival includes a festival pavilion at The Foothills Fort Canning Park, which will play host to a string of events like a walkabout photography class, Creative Mornings, outdoor film screenings, an introduction to Parkour, pop-up stores, and even Urban Sketching sessions. Check out the full calendar here.
Worth signing up for is the ever-popular Architours. On each tour you explore different neighbourhoods around the country, from Punggol Waterway and Geylang shophouses to heritage buildings and even religious sites.