On 11-13 March 2016, there was a Singapore Design Trip for 17 Interior Design students at LaSalle College Jakarta
We also celebrate the Singapore Design Week, entering three different events, Maison & Objet Asia, Singaplural as well as IFFS (International Furniture Fair Singapore) 2016. It was a very tight yet a fruitful schedule for the design trip. The very first day, we went straight away from the airport to Marina Bay Sands for Maison & Objet Asia, there were a lot of interesting exhibitors regarding materials, home accessories, furniture and interior designs. Our students have the chance to meet new people and exploring new things.
Moreover, we also joined some seminars held by the M&O by Chris Godfrey and Tony Chi. Those were very interesting talks as Chris is a residential design expert, he showed some of his projects, talking about how the process was and the concept. Whereas Tony Chi, he talked about the journey of life, that the most important thing is the hospitality, it is not about hotel, or other specific project, it is about how we interact with others, we have to apply the hospitality in our daily life. His design was mainly commercial projects that enhance users’ experience, so it is memorable for the people who have been in his project.
On the second day, we visited Singaplural, where there are also some exhibitions from local Singaporeans. The installations are unique because students could join small workshops and discuss directly with the designers. After looking around the exhibitions, we moved to the other building for seminars. It was a great chance to meet Jurgen Bey (Studio Makkink & Bey, Netherland) and Shin Azumi (A Studio, United Kingdom). They shared about their works with sensory approach, how they connect their product with the users.
At the last day, we started to go to the IFFS, there was a huge exhibition, and the exhibitors are from around the world. Again, our students had the opportunity to see and learn from the designers themselves, knowing that Indonesia has been advanced in local production. After looking around the IFFS, we went to SAM (Singapore Art Museum), luckily we got a very nice tour guide, explaining us about the 5 stars in Singapore. The museum was enticing, the artists offer a different experience so that it was memorable and we can feel the intention.
See you in the next trip!