Indesignlive.asia gives you the people, events and projects that made the news in Asia in October.
November 1st, 2011
October is always an exciting month for design in Asia. In Singapore, the country’s annual architecture festival, ArchiFest, kicked things into high gear with a host of programmes centred on the theme of “Common Spaces”.
Sir Peter Cook
The Future Memory Pavilion by London-based Asif Khan and Pernilla Ohrstedt was also a traffic-stopping installation of ice, sand and rope designed to provoke conversations on memories of Singapore’s past and its future development.
Khan and Ohrstedt
Future Memory Pavillion
Piero Lissoni gave a candid interview during a stopover in Singapore to present his new furniture collection for Pierantonio Bonacina; while IPE Cavalli’s maverick CEO, Lepold Cavalli, also in town for the opening of Visionnaire’s flagship store at Marquis@QSquare, showed us just how the young label plans to shake up the luxury Italian furniture industry with its clubs, events and fashion line.
Piero Lissoni’s outdoor design for Pierantonio Bonacina
Visionnaire has turned a former cinema in Milan into a Design Gallery
Over in Indonesia, we look at the impressive sustainable features of Austria’s first green embassy; then in Hong Kong, we explore the recently opened Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre designed by Daniel Libeskind. After which it’s down to China to check out the 300,000sqm Shanghai International Design Centre that when completed, will stand as the largest design complex in the world.
Austrian Embassy in Menteng, Jakarta
Silent Heroes at Dashilar alley, an exhibition that offers an intimate look into the life of actress Zhou Xun. Photo: Eric Gregory Powell
Tom Dixon’s Flash Factory, where a limited number of exclusive products were made and sold on site. Photo: China News
If you happen to be in Singapore in November, don’t forget to check out the 2nd edition of ’A Design Film Festival’, a showcase of 15 groundbreaking films on design, architecture, fashion and technology.
The film ’How to Make a Book with Steidl’ at A Design Film Festival
Last but not least, we want to congratulate WOHA on being the first Singapore firm to bag the prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize for The Met, Bangkok!
WOHA’s The Met, Bangkok
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