Furniture Design Forum 2014 - Rethinking Design

(A part of Singapore Design Business Summit & A partner event of Singapore Design Week)

The 12th edition of the annual Furniture Design Forum (FDF) features three renowned international guest speakers: Claudio Colucci, an excellent all-rounder known for his minimal, dynamic and colorful style of work; David Carlson, an influential facilitator, cross-pollinator and design thought leader; and Tim Power, Founder & Principal of Tim Power Architects and a designer for numerous private clients in the world of Advertising, Art, Fashion and Technology. This forum aims to encourage a cultural exchange of ideas, inspiration and instill a spirit of entrepreneurship among designers in Asia and around the world. Sign up now and be treated to lively sessions of inspiring life experiences and animated discussions.

FDF is a highlight of SingaPlural 2014, the anchor event of the Singapore Design Week (SDW). SDW is organised by the DesignSingapore Council, a part of the Ministry of Communications and Information.

For more information, please refer to www.SingaPlural.com; www.facebook.com/SingaPlural; www.designsingapore.org/SDW. Find us on Twitter (@SingaPlural) and Instagram (#singaplural).

For media passes, SFIC member discount, DesignS member discount, bulk purchases and queries, kindly reach us at zeth@singaporefurniture.com.


Guest Speakers and Topics:

Topic: Make Design Matter

Make Design Matter comprises of seven steps based on holistic thinking, shared wisdom, and reflective insights. These stepping stones facilitate a convergence of different fields to inspire designers, clients, and organisations to evolve and develop design solutions which are more evocative.

With less design and more thought, David Carlson aims to create value for businesses through the enabling of designers. He also intends to improve the human condition through empathy - by focusing on their well-being and collaboration. Lastly, David Carlson aims to build a future based on generosity instead of greed through the creation of long-term acquired value instead of only short-term gain and profit. Responsible design is about doing the right things!

David’s past works/clients include: Absolut Vodka, BMW, IKEA, TEDx & Volvo

Topic: PLACE (and the Place of Furniture)

There is currently an upheaval in the way we work and play, and massive changes will occur in how we live and work in the future. As humanity and the natural world establish a new equilibrium, buildings, houses, furniture, objects, neighbourhoods and technology play an important role in this transformation as well as the general rethinking of how we interact with our environments.

Tim Power explores “the environment, place, territory and urbanity” by focusing specifically on intimate places where we live and work, as well as studying the role of man-made tools - which includes furniture and how these objects fit into our changing natural and urban landscape.

Timothy’s past works/clients include: Lexus Design Amazing 2013, Louis Vuitton, Muji, Oluce & WMF

Topic: Claudio Colucci Kaleidoscope

Embark on a kaleidoscopic journey with Claudio Colucci from art to design, emotion to function and industry to contemporary artisan (poetic interactivity versus a plastic esthetic) as he presents works from the agencies he’s established in Tokyo, Paris, Geneva and Shanghai. Be amongst a selected audience to gain privy to his international exhibition titled "Colouristic".

Claudio’s past works/clients include: Allegro Yacht, Hermès, Ligne Roset, Novotel & Sentou



1:15pm: Registration

2:00pm: David Carlson on Make Design Matter

2:45pm: Timothy Power on PLACE (and the Place of Furniture)

3:30pm: Claudio Colucci on Claudio Colucci Kaleidoscope

4:15pm: Dialogue Session


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Thu Mar 13, 2014
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