SINGAPORE DESIGN WEEK
One of Asia’s premier design festivals, SDW returns with a brand new vision, exploring design through three defining festival pillars: Design Futures, Design Marketplace and Design Impact.
Organised by DesignSingapore Council, SDW is a celebration of creativity and innovation, championing thought leadership and showcasing the best of design from Singapore and beyond in our UNESCO City of Design.
Design Futures focuses on the design of the future and the future of design, through the lens of forward-looking Singapore – where a more positive future is prototyped for Singapore and the world. The pillar aligns with Singapore’s strengths and reputation as a futuristic city of design and innovation economy.
Design Marketplace uncovers lifestyle trends from across the globe, with a spotlight on the fast-growing Southeast Asia region. The pillar aligns with Singapore’s position as a global-Asia hub and gateway to Southeast Asia.
Design Impact inspires with innovative real-life solutions that address society’s biggest questions and create a better world by design. The pillar aligns with Singapore’s design values and our strengths as a purveyor of sustainable urban solutions.
From 2014 to 2019, the first six editions of Singapore Design Week presented a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore.
As one of Asia’s premier design festivals, SDW championed thought leadership by bridging the design, business and public policy worlds to bring about innovative solutions to build businesses, engage communities and enrich people’s lives. The festival served as a hub where the best design talents and businesses from Singapore and Asia converged to be showcased to the world; and a platform where Singaporeans and visitors could experience the value of design through delightful activities.
Some notable highlights include the Brainstorm Design conference, Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition, SingaPlural and district activations such as Street of Clans at Bukit Pasoh Road and District Design Dialogue at Holland Village.