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Dhoby Ghaut: Design Central

Leading brands in kitchens, bathrooms and fabrics, and not forgetting an art exhibition – the Dhoby Ghaut-Blue precinct covered them all.

Dhoby Ghaut: Design Central


October 12th, 2012

Saturday in Design

Space planning contest at bulthaup


The crowd was out early at the new bulthaup showroom along Armenian Street, not only to take in their renown mobile and ’floating’ kitchen concepts, but to gamely test out their space planning skills on miniature kitchen cardboard ’modules’ for the chance to win great bulthaup premiums.

Art Plural Gallery

Art enthusiasts then took a little side stop to view a solo exhibition by acclaimed French artist Bernar Venet over at the neighbouring Art Plural Gallery.

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GROHE showroom


Down at the new GROHE Live! Center, the latest innovations in bathrooms were the major draw. GROHE also invited guests to strike a pose with the Icon hand shower for the chance to win an Icon hand shower of their own.

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Graffiti demonstration at APS Lifestyle Marketing. Photography: Luo Jingmei

APS Lifestyle Marketing

In the afternoon, freshly baked cookies and coffee over at the APS Lifestyle gallery were delicious precursors to a cooking/design demonstration by Tina Lai. Local graffiti artist Slac was also there to perform live graffiti on Smeg fridges.

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Button making demonstration at Romanez


Upstairs, Romanez displayed their latest Autumn & Winter collection from Designers Guild and invited those with artistic thumbs (and without!) to try their hand at making colourful buttons with fabrics.

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Games all through the afternoon at Hansgrohe


Then one stop down the road, Hansgrohe invited guests to view their full range of bathrooms, including designs by Patricia Urquiola and the Bouroullec brothers. For those who were game (and many were), there were yet more contests in the afternoon with fantastic prizes to be won.

Photography by Yong Sze Yuen Kelvin

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