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12 October 2012
The Project 2012
The second edition of The Project raises the bar in creativity. We give you the highlights.
It's only in its second year in Singapore but already participating exhibitors and the creative community have taken The Project to a new level with engaging concepts that invite audience participation, provoke thought and add to the event's festive vibe.
At Dream Interiors: Project by Elixr Design
At Dream Interiors, interactivity was the order of the day, whether it was posing on Elixr Design's '3D' box, wandering into Asylum's colourful duct tape house (top image) or peeking into Studio Terre's hanging 'miniature houses' to read up on brands carried at Dream.
At Dream Interiors: Project by Studio Terre
At Dream Interiors: Project by Asylum
At APS Lifestyle Marketing: Project by Tina Lai
APS Lifestyle Marketing chose to tease the palate (and all the senses) with a cookery slash design demonstration by interior design creative director Tina Lai. Visitors also peered into Smeg fridges that had been 'interior designed' to match their exteriors.
At BW Furniture: Project by SCA and Lasalle College of the Arts (also see top image)
The BW Furniture showroom stopped visitors in their tracks with a thought provoking and impressive series of optical illusions by SCA and Lasalle College of the Arts that highlighted the unique aspects of products they carry, including Okamura's stackable and swivel chairs, the Kruze Lounge from BOSS, the HAG Capisco seat and Vitra's Alcove Highback two-seater. By standing in just the right position for example, visitors witnessed how nuts and bolts transformed into human silhouettes and shapes aligned to form furniture!
At Kokuyo: A project by Space Matrix and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Dreamy bubbles blew out of Kokuyo's showroom and into the street. More bubbles inside, this time in acrylic, all to underscore products inspired by air.
At XTRA: Project by Geyer
At XTRA: Project by Steven Louie and Temasek Polytechnic for Interface
XTRA offered up a whopper series of projects. Geyer invited visitors to build urban landscapes using miniature cubes while film classics such as Metropolis were projected on larger blocks to express the concept of dystopia. Nearby, 'ideas took flight' in an Interface installation featuring origami birds and bells by Temasek Polytechnic students (led by Steven Louie); Black Design worked with Monster Gallery, Fiore Dorato and Mindflyer to highlight the versatility of the Arras table system; and artist Eeshaun had the crowd pulling out their creative chops to decorate a large stretch of wall.
At XTRA: Project by Black Design in collaboration with Monster Gallery, Fiore Dorato and Mindflyer
At XTRA: Eeshaun's wall
Momo & Partner's project for Besglas
At Haworth's exhibiting space: Matzform chairs reupholstered in Ketna Patel's artwork
Yet more of the immersive experience at Haworth's exhibiting location, YAVUZ Fine Art, which transformed into a colourful pop up lounge filled with Haworth xFriends products and the works of artist Ketna Patel.
At Foundry: Project by HBO+EMTB
howwecreate.com's Christina Waterson adds her piece to the growing installation
At Foundry: Project by Studio Juju
Over at Foundry, participants were invited to be part of the organic growth of an installation by HBO+EMTB titled "Concrete Jungle" while Studio Juju's frog project combined the industrial process of sheet metal bending with a study in frog anatomy.
At Stylecraft's booth: Project by Distillery
At TOTO and Novamobili: Project by Dean Chew, FUUR Associates
At TOTO and Novamobili: Garden in a basin by Terrascapes
TOTO and Novamobili's showroom became an edgy, contemplative garden; Dean Chew of FUUR Associates created an abstract nature-inspired installation made up of TOTO shower sets, and suspended Novamobili chair fixtures and Vertigo Bird lights, while Sandy Soh of Terrascapes filled basins with cool green landscapes.
At Hansgrohe: Project by TOPOS Design
The sense of whimsy continued at Hansgrohe. All one had to do was look up to see a cloud with taps hanging down like raindrops - TOPOS Design's interpretation of the idea that every bathroom needs a dream.
Photography by Yong Sze Yuen Kelvin and Luo Jingmei