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Singapore Design Week: Thoughtful Design and Designers In Between

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Free Guided Tours, Workshops, Film Screening and Talks
If you are into creative industry, this is a must visit event for you!

Design Trails: Thoughtful Design is a hop on and hop off bus tour where participants can visit a line-up of open houses. Design Trails is organised by DesignSingapore Council and curated by Shophouse & Co. Starting from NDC, participants joining on the 19 March tour will be visiting The Half Half Studio, Floral Magic, Papyress, and Fictive Fingers.

If you love flower and scents, come to Flower Magic as there are flower arrangement demos and an introduction to scent from 12.30pm to 4.45pm. While at Fictive Fingers, the highlight is on the food styling and photography demo by Elodie Bellegarde at 1pm and 2.30pm. Hani and Aisah Dalduri schedule their talks at 4pm and 5.15pm as they share how tradition, heritage, culture and personal stories have influenced the creation of their products.

Stuttgart Blackforest Boutique S-Café offers $10 off with minimum spending of $50. It is within walking distance from NDC.

Bus Tour for Day 1 & Day 2
Thoughtful Design organised by DesignSingapore Council

The tour offered on 20 March will cover these places The South Beach, Detention Barracks, The Cranes, and Karafuru Desserts and as usual it will start from NDC.

The South Beach - 30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763
This hotel is designed by Foster Partners and Aedas, while its interior design and décor are designed by the maestro Philippe Starck.

Guided Tours schedules: 11:10, 11:40, 12:10, 12:40, 13:40, 14:10, 14:40, 15:40, 16:10, 16:40, 17:10, 17:40

The Cranes - 22 and 24 Crane Road, Singapore 429365
This is a twin conserved shophouse designed by Ong&Ong Experience Design featuring six units of apartment with communal spaces and shared amenities. Scheduled Guided Tour will be conducted at 1:45pm & 3:15pm. There will be talks scheduled throughout the day.

At Karafuto Desserts - 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320 – you can listen to Head Chef Michael at 2.45pm and 4pm while satisfying your taste buds with Japanese inspired cuisine.

If you fancy an international spread, Intercontinental Hotel offers 10% discount for all visitors. Just quote "Singapore Design Week" when you make a reservation.

Time: 19-20 March 2016 from 11am to 6pm
Location: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Admission fee: free with registration

Shophouse and Co will curate a movie screening. It is a documentary zoomed onto the creative industry in Hong Kong though the eyes of both start-ups and well known professionals. This is a Singapore premiere.

Prior to the screening, Jackson Tan (Black) will share his experience and project Creative©ities – Mapping Creativity in Asia-Pacific's Cities Today. He was featured in the Fifty Years of Singapore Design back in 2015, and had won President's Design Award "Designer of the Year" in 2007.

Film Title: Designers In Between
Film Rating: PG
Duration: 58 minutes
Release Date: January 2015

Singapore Design Week, Shophouse and Co, Festival, Exhibition, Interior, Furniture, Graphic, Fashion Design, Advertising, Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Creative
Designers in Between Film Screening

Time: 17 March 2016 from 7.30pm to 9pm
Location: National Design Centre, Auditorium Level 2, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Admission fee: free by registration.

Both events are presented in conjunction with Singapore Design Week 2016.
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Why? This is part of Singapore Design Week with free guided tours, talks, and workshops
When: 17-20 March 2016
Phone: 65 6291 3686
Where: Various venues
Cost: FREE
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