Making Make: a celebration of artisanal craftsmanship

I’ve been meaning to check out the National Design Centre and I’m glad I finally did! In addition to visiting Kapok (always a pleasure!), I chanced upon an exhibition showcasing the works of students from the NUS Division of Industrial Design. The good news is you can buy the works and support new design ideas! The bad news is the exhibition ends this Sunday.

Making Make is a design platform, led by Hans Tan at the NUS Division of Industrial Design, to explore the artisanal charm of handcrafted products and the beauty of the creation process. Fourteen students were each tasked to create instruments to aid a small batch production of artisanal products; products with qualities otherwise unthinkable with mass production techniques. Some of the works show a sense of maturity that I did not expect to find.

Crinkle by Han Xi

Crumple by Kelly Yap

 

The students will be at the National Design Centre to interact with visitors and explain their design concepts this weekend on 24 and 25 May from 11am to 6pm. Drop by to show your support or you can buy the handcrafted artisan wares from haystakt.

National Design Centre is located at 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969. It is open from 9am to 9pm daily.

 

x Sybil

(Images from Haystakt)

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