kapok+65 exhibition launches Singapore Design Week


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Celebrating its second year in Singapore, kapok makes its mark on the local scene as a champion of hip, homegrown design talent, as well as unearthing “Future Classics” through the exploration of fashion and design. Known for its cult following, innovative and unique creativity, kapok underlines the same qualities in seven proudly Singaporean designers during the upcoming Singapore Design Week (SDW):
– Arete Goods
– Desinere
– In Good Company
– Kuru
– Olivia Lee
– smôl tôk
– Stale & Co

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A one-month pop up exhibition “kapok+65” will be curated at kapok’s flagship store in the National Design Centre (NDC) illuminating the world-class potential of these homegrown talents across lifestyle products, fashion and accessories.


To mark the beginning of SDW, kapok provides an opportunity for media and friends to rub shoulders with each designer and kapok’s founder Arnault Castel. Castel will share insights on kapok’s design story, the concept of Future Classics and the integral role kapok has played and continue to plays in discovering new talents in Singapore’s burgeoning design scene. Following “An Evening with kapok”, a uniquely interactive reception will be hosted using the smôl tôk card game, in collaboration with food from Tanuki Raw, which took up residency at the NDC January 2016. Guests are in for an exciting night as smôl tôk aims to create meaningful conversations. Founders and hosts will engage guests to facilitate new perspectives on the world.

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From 8 March 2016, kapok @ National Design Centre will be the hub of local creativity with a one-month pop up exhibition of the homegrown brands, as well as the sale of products. Set to conquer the world of design are Desinere, In Good Company, Kuru and smôl tôk; along with the country’s newest brands to look out for:
Arete Goods, Olivia Lee, and Stale & Co.

As a champion of independent brands, following the pop up in Singapore, kapok+65 will be featured in PMQ, the creative hub of Hong Kong in May.


Also during the month, guests can personally experience the hands-on recreation of concrete products in a workshop presented by Desinere.

Date: 12 March, Saturday
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: National Design Centre, Training Room, Level 2
Free, limited to 10 slots.

To RSVP email info@sg.workingunit.com or enquire at the
flagship store counter. Learn the basic fundamentals of concrete casting in this workshop with Melvin from Desinere. Participants will create a geometric concrete tray using a plastic sheet template and understand the methods of casting without investing in expensive industrial moulds. By the end of this workshop, each participant will be equipped with the basic knowledge to experiment with and create their own designs through the process of casting. All tools, materials are provided and no prior knowledge is necessary.



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