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Singapore Design Week – SDW 2018!

05 - 18 Mar 2018

Now into its 5th edition, the Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2018 will run from 5 to 18 March 2018. The annual SDW brings together a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore. Organised by the DesignSingapore Council, the SDW is open to the design community, businesses, design students, public sector officers and the general public.

As one of Asia’s premier design festivals, SDW champions design thought leadership by bringing the design, business, and public policy worlds together to answer how they can intersect better to bring about needed innovation and solutions to build businesses, engage communities and enrich people’s lives. It is a hub where the best design talents and businesses from Singapore and Asia converge to be showcased to the world; and a platform where Singaporeans and visitors can experience the value of design through delightful activities.

Through SDW, the Council hopes to enhance the synergy among our design partners, and in turn boost Singapore’s profile and attractiveness as a global city for design. More information can be found at: www.designsingapore.org/SDW.

Key Event Highlights

  • The inaugural Brainstorm Design will be held from 6 to 8 March. Led by the editorial teams of Fortune, TIME and Wallpaper*, Brainstorm Design will bring together more than 60 global thought leaders in business, design and public policy to discuss how design can help build businesses, improve sustainability, engage communities and enrich people’s lives. Selected speakers will also be involved in side engagement events organised by Dsg to multiply the impact of Brainstorm Design to a wider audience, including design students.
  • SingaPlural 2018, the anchor event of SDW, will be held in the National Design Centre (NDC), the nexus for all things design, from 5 to 18 March. Organised by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) and supported by Dsg, it is curated by award-winning homegrown design studio Produce. SingaPlural will bring creatives, including Gabriel Tan Studio and Trigger Design, and brands such as Ewins, Formica and Kvadrat, to explore the concept of play as an important experimental process that precedes design work.
  • Wallpaper* Handmade 2018 exhibition, in partnership with Dsg, will include a special showcase of seven Singapore pieces that will debut at Gillman Barracks from 8 March, before being exhibited during the Milan Design Week in April.
  • International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS), SDW’s long-standing trade show will, for the first time, partner Chantal Hamaide, founder of French design magazine Intramuros, to curate a key showcase – CARTE BLANCHE – at IFFS.
  • SDW’s partners HJGHER, LOPELAB and the National Heritage Board (NHB) will add buzz to the festival through District Activations – in the form of Design District Dialogue in Holland Village, the Singapore Urban Design Festival in Tanjong Pagar, and the BBB Arts Sprawl in the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct, which is co-presented with Dsg. Together with Dsg and NHB, Shophouse & Co. will present The City Ramble Design Trails, which include guided tours of places with architectural and heritage value, and self-guided trails.
  • The Red Dot Design Museum’s Market of Artists And Designers (MAAD) at the i Light Marina Bay, is supported by Dsg and URA. It will showcase some 50 makers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia and offer more than 10 workshops covering art, craft and design.


For more information, please visit www.designsingapore.org/sdw.
The official press release is to be found Singapore Design Week 2018 Press Release_130218.


Last year’s performance “Singapore Design Week 2017”


Media Contacts

Bridgette See
Communications & International Relations
DesignSingapore Council
D +65 6837 9343

Juliet Lim 
Communications & International Relations
DesignSingapore Council
D +65 6837 9869