Design



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The U Press

Casting Light

In conversation with the minds that took Aesop’s Brass Oil Burner from concept to product, and growth, vision, and new directions for the brand.

Wong Sweet Fun, Chief Transformation Officer at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

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Design Dialogue Document

Stealth Health

Wong Sweet Fun, Chief Transformation Officer at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, talks about the essential elements that must come together in a healing environment.

Nathan Yong and Jefery Kurniadidjaja

Design

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Design Dialogue Document

Objects Of Desire

Since 2009, Nathan Yong and Jefery Kurniadidjaja have led the charge for good design in Singapore, bringing the best from around the world and onto their shop floors at Grafunkt.

Edwin Low, Founder of Supermama

Design

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Design Dialogue Document

An Honest Craft

Ahead of Supermama’s seventh anniversary, founder Edwin Low reflects on the business, its history and what it means to be creative.

Wee Teng Wen, co-founder and managing director of The Lo & Behold Group

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Design Dialogue Document

Cultured Hospitality

Wee Teng Wen, co-founder and managing director of The Lo & Behold Group, on the importance of his team and how design brings concepts to life.

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Food

Millenia Walk Presents: A Trail of Delicious Design

Uncovering the unexpected, yet everyday relationships we share with design, starting with one of our favourite topics: food.

Felix Loh, CEO of Gardens by the Bay

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Design Dialogue Document

Looking Glass Worlds

Felix Loh, CEO of the Gardens by the Bay, discusses the delicate ecosystem of people, plants and practice that makes a great garden.

Naoto Fukasawa MUJI extra ordinary

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Features

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The U Press

Extra Ordinary

Industrial designer and creative advisor at MUJI, Naoto Fukasawa, on the pursuit of normal and the necessary intersection between his work and personal life.

justin zhuang singaplural

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The U Press

All in Good Time

Justin Zhuang, editor of SingaPlural 2017’s feature project TOMORROW: Design Stories of Our Future, shares his thoughts on storytelling, design, and the inextricable link they share today.

uniqlo airism roots machineast

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The U Press

Design Well Clothed

Machineast, Roots and Japanese casual wear retailer UNIQLO shed light on their collaboration, and discuss the evolving role of technology in design.

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Design

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The U Press

Common Ground

When shared respect for a creative medium, philosophy or aesthetic gives rise to partnerships that inspire.

singaplural mark yong

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The U Press

A Singular Aim

Mark Yong, chairman of SingaPlural, explains how his involvement with the design festival has informed his own approach to collaborations and design.

guo pei chinese designer

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Fashion

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The U Press

The Dressmaker

Chinese couturier Guo Pei looks back on her 30 years in the industry and what luxury means to her.

Jamie Hayon state of play

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Features

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The U Press

State of Play

Award-winning artist-designer Jaime Hayon gives us a glimpse into a life lived in pursuit of wonder.

Grafunkt Nathan yong

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The U Press

A New Chapter

Nathan Yong, a prolific homegrown furniture designer and co-founder of Grafunkt, discusses his new book and what he hopes to accomplish with it.

living cities zarch collaboratives randy chan

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The U Press

Living Cities

Into the minds of the Singapore × New York City architects that understand how to build for a new progressive way of living.

method in madness nathan yong grafunkt

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Underscore x In Good Company

Method In Madness

Nathan Yong, co-founder of furniture design label Grafunkt, on the many facets that contribute to good design.

Designer Oki Sato

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Features

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The U Press

A Higher Purpose

Founder of Nendo, Oki Sato, on why great ideas are best conceived from the simplicity of everyday life.

tom dixon designer

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Features

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The U Press

Material Man

Tom Dixon, industrial designer and creative director of his eponymous brand, on the importance of naivete.

Supermama

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Design

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The U Press

Tactile Instinct

Supermama, proving all objects have a story to tell, one touch at a time.

Grafunkt furniture

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Design

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The U Press

Marching On

Jefery Kurniadidjaja and Nathan Yong, founders of Grafunkt, on constructing a future built on customer relations and quality craftsmanship.

HAY furniture

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The U Press

A Craft Above The Rest

Rolf Hay, founder of Danish furniture brand HAY, on achieving timeless design with patience and panache.

Unqui Designers

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The U Press

Objects of Tomorrow

A salute to forward-looking young designers with a drive to make a difference in the world we live in, one ingenious invention at a time.

Jaime Hayon

Conversation

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Design

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Underscore Magazine

Jaime Hayon

A conversation with the Spanish artist-designer on his notion of never-ending play.

Hotel Wiesler austria

Design

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Underscore Magazine

A New Legacy

At Hotel Wiesler, things are done differently. We find out what matters at this hotel by speaking to the courageous spirit behind it.

omer arbel architect

Architecture

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Design

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Underscore Magazine

Omer Arbel

A conversation with the architect on the ever inventive mind.