Opening its doors at Singapore’s Gillman Barracks on 12 June, the Wallpaper* Handmade On Tour 2018 exhibition arrived in the city-state – the one and only stop after its Milan Design Week 2018 debut - on a mission: to guide its visitors on a long and luxurious journey towards a better self by way of innovative, contemporary design.
The Secret to Longevity accessories by Olivia Lee and Nature Squared
Part of an ongoing partnership between Wallpaper* and the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), the exhibition is a distilled collection of 22 one-off collaborations – including seven by Singapore-based talent – fresh from Wallpaper’s Handmade 2018 show at Milan Design Week, the latest iteration of its ambitious annual project dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design.
The show features a brand-new lighting project by Singapore-based designer Edmund Zhang and Italian manufacturer Slamp. Zhang, an industrial design graduate, was teamed with Slamp to create his Wobble Lantern, in the brand’s signature Lentiflex material, after winning Wallpaper* Handmade Next Generation Singapore Designer 2018 competition in partnership with Dsg.
Meridian Mettlach reflexology path by Stolen and Villeroy & Boch
Bookends by Theseus Chan and Riva 1920
Featured contributions from Singapore-based designers are an elixir cabinet and accessories by Olivia Lee and Nature Squared; a reflexology path constructed by Stolen from vintage Villeroy & Boch tiles; bent-wood fruit altars by Gabriel Tan Studio and TON; tree-like bookends by Theseus Chan and Riva 1920; a shower-bath by WOHAbeing and Apaiser; and an altar to daily cleansing by Studio Juju and Fox Marble.
Photograph: Wallpaper*/Jovian Lim
The exhibition follows a previous Singapore show by Wallpaper* with Dsg, held in March this year. ‘The Handmade Retreat’, a gorgeously rendered sanctuary of calm and barefoot luxury previewed the latest Handmade pieces by Singapore-based designers, which were seen alongside Handmade Classics from the Wallpaper* archive.
For the next stage of the partnership, emerging local designers were invited to become a part of the 2019 series of shows. Celebrating and nurturing Singapore’s dynamic and creative spirit, Wallpaper* Handmade Next Generation Singapore Designer 2019 competition was open to all qualified Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents – see more here.
Sampan shower bath by WOHAbeing and Apaiser
The winning entry will make its debut at Singapore Design Week next March, before travelling to Milan Design Week in April, and finally returning to Singapore in June with a newly curated collection of ‘Handmade On Tour’ pieces.
Handmade On Tour 2018
12 JUNE – 26 AUGUST Tuesday – Sunday 12pm – 7pm
Gillman Barracks 9 Lock Road Singapore 108937
Wallpaper* Handmade pieces included in the exhibition:
Anti-stress objects Zoë Mowat and Casone Architecture for Smoke Jonathan Cross Bain Culinaire Bath Blends Studio Appétit, Quinteassential and Laufen Bookends Theseus Chan and Riva 1920 Ceremony David Caon and Christopher Farr Cleansing plinth Studio Juju and Fox Marble Contemplation stools Giuseppe Zanotti and Ginger & Jagger Elementi dumbbells Davide Aquini and Lundhs Real Stone Fruit altars Gabriel Tan Studio and TON Indo-Roman dispensary Federica Biasi, The Broad Place, NasonMoretti and Antolini Meridian Mettlach reflexology path Stolen and Villeroy & Boch Oval Spheres back benders Space Copenhagen and Sørensen Leather Sampan shower bath WOHAbeing and Apaiser Silkworm cocoon set Marlène Huissoud and London Bronze Casting Skincare tool kit Ionna Vautrin, Nuori, Raw Finnish, Zahn and Atelier Renard StayFit bench Kunsik and Nikari Sunrise mirror 15 West and Ghyczy The Secret to Longevity Olivia Lee and Nature Squared Unruffled chimes Gabrielle Shelton Water vessel Beatrix Ong, Lou Blackshaw and James Cropper Well crystal bottle Studio Warm and Mario Cioni Wobble lantern Edmund Zhang and Slamp
The Secret to Longevity cabinet by Olivia Lee and Nature Squared