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Singapore Indesign Intimate: Reimagining waste for a circular economy

What if waste can be thought of as abundant resource rather than unwanted material? Our panel of experts share how they tackle this critical issue through design.

Singapore Indesign Intimate: Reimagining waste for a circular economy

Singapore Indesign Intimate 2023 is only two weeks away. It’s time for you to reconnect with the design community in-person over two days. Don’t miss our thought-provoking design discussions that are FREE to attend. Register your attendance now!

Tap into the latest thinking on upcycling and circular design in our third session of Design Conversations on Thursday, 16 March. Here’s a synopsis of our topic, who’s on the panel and details of the talk.

Reimagining Waste for A Circular Economy

Material waste is a prevalent problem in the manufacturing industry. But what if it can be thought of as a precious commodity? This talk spotlights creators who tackle this issue through design and discusses sustainable business practices.

Hosted by Stylecraft and Tappeti
Date: 16 March
Time: 6pm
Location: Stylecraft showroom, Unit #01-01, 3 Lim Teck Kim Road, Singapore 088934

On the panel:

Cherin Tan
Founder, LAANK & LAAT
Cherin Tan has come a long way since her career began at WOW Architects and Asylum. Today, she is known for creating highly-developed, experiential spaces in commercial sectors through her award-winning interior design practice, LAANK. Tan is the recipient of SIDS 20 Under 45 Award and IDCS Interior Designer of the Year in 2021. She also co-created LAAT, a unique upcycling furniture label with Phunk co-founder Alvin Tan with the purpose to repurpose the wastage of materials in the design industry.

Esli Ee
Co-Founder, Offcut Factory
Esli Ee is currently a consultant at IBM, leading the design domain with expertise in service and strategic user experience design. He concurrently runs his creative studio, Offcut Factory, which focuses on closing the sustainability loop and strongly believes in using waste as a source material.

Morgan Yeo
Director, Roger&Sons
Morgan Yeo, the eldest of the co-founders, leads Roger&Sons in the pursuit of sustainable methods and processes. The company crafts bespoke furniture and thoughtful objects using sustainably harvested wood. Yeo also leads The Local Tree Project, an initiative that salvages trees that have been felled for urban redevelopment and crafts them into useful objects.

Vanitha Pavapathi
Editor, CUBES and IndesignliveAsia
Vanitha Pavapathi is Editor of IndesignliveAsia and CUBES magazine in Singapore. She has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry, beginning her career as an emcee, radio presenter and broadcast journalist, before moving into design journalism. She is passionate about design and how it engineers the way people live, work and play.

Hospitality will be provided by our generous exhibitor and attendance is completely FREE. Register now to secure your seat! 


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