Future Impact: Homecoming Showcase
Six of Singapore’s most progressive design talents shared fresh works embodying sustainability and future-focussed thinking in the Future Impact exhibition during Milan Design Week in April. From the world stage to home shores, the showcase returns to Singapore for SDW 2023.
Future Impact, curated by Tony Chambers and Maria Cristina Didero, and presented by the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), emphasises the urgent need for sustainability in design and production today. The showcase of furniture and objects highlights Singapore as a design-led hub of innovation and creativity in which impactful design solutions and technology intertwine to shape a brighter future for all.
See innovative solutions that employ cutting-edge technologies and poetic storytelling by Forest & Whale, Viewport Studio, Gabriel Tan, Nathan Yong, Studio Juju, and Tiffany Loy in this special pop-up at the National Design Centre.
Singapore has long been at the forefront of forward-thinking urban solutions and this showcase represents how Singapore design can contribute positively toward issues such as sustainability, the evolution of craft, and the role of technology in design, for a future better by design.
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Tony Chambers is a creative director, design consultant, and editor. He is the founder of creative agency TC & Friends and co-founder of design, art, and ideas platform OTOMOTO. He is the editor and creative director of the monograph Paul Smith published by Phaidon and the Co-Chair of Brainstorm Design, Fortune magazine’s design and business conference. He was previously Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Wallpaper* magazine, Art Director of British GQ, and Art Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine.
Maria Cristina Didero is an independent design curator, author, and consultant. She has collaborated with magazines including Domus, Vogue Italia, Apartamento, and ICON Design. She is currently Milan editor for Wallpaper* magazine. She works internationally, curating exhibitions for institutions, fairs, and events dedicated to design. In 2021, she oversaw the public programme for Supersalone. In 2022, she was appointed curatorial director of the Design Miami/ fair.
“After the successful debut of Future Impact during Milan Design Week earlier this year, I am delighted to present the return showcase on the designers’ home ground. This homecoming showcase will further project Singapore as an innovative design hub by highlighting the impactful and future-focused work of six of the most talented Singaporean designers.” – Tony Chambers
DesignSingapore Council’s (Dsg) vision is for Singapore to be an innovation-driven economy and a loveable city through design by 2025. As the national agency that promotes design, our mission is to develop the design sector, help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, and make life better in this UNESCO Creative City of Design. The Dsg is a subsidiary of the Singapore Economic Development Board. For more information, please visit www.designsingapore.org.
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Top image: Building Futures Line by Line, by Tiffany Loy in collaboration with SUTD’s Digital Manufacturing and Design Centre.
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Level 1 Design Gallery 3
111 Middle Road
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