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Be Heard at Singapore Indesign and Win!

Get up close and personal with our Influencers at #SGID17! Ask them anything you want about design and stand a chance to win a prize!

Be Heard at Singapore Indesign and Win!


September 20th, 2017

The great thing about Singapore Indesign 2017 is that we’re giving you more opportunities than ever before to be heard! This year, we’d like you to get up close and personal with our SGID Influencers and ask them anything you want about design, from the ways that it can further improve our standards of living to the future of urban cities!

Who are our SGID Influencers and where can you find them on 7 October?

Cherin Tan (LAANK)

11.00am at Louis Poulsen

Tan worked with reputable interior design firm Asylum as a designer for six years before starting her own company LAANK. As the founder of LAANK, Tan handles the company’s creative direction and strives to make a difference in the industry by marrying functionality with workmanship and creativity to create a unique and valuable experience for both customers and users. Among LAANK’s projects are the O+ store and Violet Oon restaurant in Clarke Quay.

Wendy Chua (Forest & Whale)

3.00pm at P5

Chua’s curiosity for sensorial material exploration is rooted in the childhood memory of observing her mother, a seamstress, at work. From reinterpreting wood joinery in the Black Forest table to penning the book The Machinist, she has brought a focus to dwindling crafts through the lens of design. This imbues meaning to her practice – Forest & Whale – and her role as a design educator. Currently based in Singapore and Buenos Aires, Chua’s work encompasses research, product and spatial design.

Gabriel Tan (Gabriel Tan Studio)

3.30pm at Cosentino

Tan’s award-winning design practice works across the borders of craft, culture and technology. Exploring new ways to interpret luxury and break archetypes, the studio works on design, curation and creative direction for local and international clients such as The Warehouse Hotel, Ariake and Ishinomaki Laboratory. Tan has also served as a jury member at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity and is the co-founder of global design collective Outofstock.


All you have to do is submit three questions to, or via the form at the bottom of this post and tell us your full name, your contact details and who your questions are for!

We’ll then invite three of you to present your questions, in person, to each of our SGID Influencers on 7 October!

Our Influencers will pick the most thought-provoking set of questions from each session and, if they belong to you, you will walk away with a 20% discount voucher from Basheer Graphic Books! How awesome is that?

So don’t be shy! Send us your burning questions!


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