Sunday, December 12, 2010

Designing from Memories

Chong Kopi Set by Celia Law
Make thick, black coffee the updated traditional way

Kandil by Lee Leong Chye
A modern lamp inspired by the old kerosene one

Bobo -A piece of Cloud to bring back the fresh air from the good old days by Francis Chu

Nyonya has a little lamp by Alfred Lau
Lace motiff lamps inspired by a Peranakan neigbour

Bird Teahouse by Ng Pei Kang

Fu-Lo-Shou Bear by Rodney Loh
Ants can't Swim condiment holder by Lee Yun Qin
Kampong Cuckoo Clock by Chan Wai Lim
Turn back the clock for the good o'le kampong days
Where children frolic among the chickens and play hopscotch under the big blue sky!

Singapore Scarecrow by Alvin Seetoh
The latest bag design takes its inspiration from everyday life such as washings on a pole drying in the sun !
Two chair pieces inspired from the past.
The marble inlay above keeps it cool ( Marble seat by Len Lim ) while the chair below turns into a table when needed ( Mu Zhi Yi or Mother-Child Chair by Yang Tah Ching ) .

Ping Pong Wall by Woon Tai Woon
A little practice corner for budding paddlers.
And when that's done, tug it away for a decorative art piece of the Monkey God.

Glowbelly Steamboat by Tan Lun Cheak
A dual function design - a steam boat and modern lamp in one .
There 's no need to go searching for the steam boat once Chinese New Year reunion comes around. Just invert your lamp , add soup and ingredients and voila, a meal for the whole family !

Chinese chess bookshelf by Kittichai R (Naa)
Not your average, ubiquitous book shelves
But one chequered with little movable magnetic Chinese chess pieces
Enter the (Dragon) Mirror – A Tribute to Bruce by Jeremy Sun
A cabinet hinging on a multi-mirror concept when opened. Inspired from Bruce Lee's movie Enter the Dragon.

The Little Thoughts Group put up a its successful first-of-its kind product design exhibition at the Art House last year and I happened to catch it as I was having a seminar at the same venue. This year, the Little Thoughts Group is having its second exhibition at the Singapore National Museum to showcase once again the creative talents of local product designers . The theme “Imprints: Designing from Memories”, explores heritage and culture in product design and applies it in the Singapore context.

This showcase features the works of 19 local product designers who take old memories and creatively turn them into innovative modern day pieces. Singapore being at the crossroads between the East and the West is actually in the best position to cultivate designers who take the best from both worlds. A fusion of clean cut, modern designs from the West with the unique customs and practices of the East.
4th Dec 2010 - 1st Jan 2011
10am - 6pm daily
The Atelier GalleryNational Museum of Singapore

1 comment:

Taiwoon said...

thanks for coming and hope u like it!