With 24 years of expertise behind it, INDUSTRIA EDITION harnesses the power of steel to create “Editions,” collections of imaginative seating, tables, lighting, and decorative accessories. The brand takes its creative cues for their designs from the timeless aesthetics of the Mid-Century Modern era, while also drawing inspiration from nature—like twigs moving in two rhythms (Nuvo Twig Edition) or the whimsical shape of Seagulls in flight—as well as cosmic occurrences, such as the transformation of a star into a supernova (Starburst lighting).
Back row (L-R): Mr Astley Ng (Singapore); Mr Horace Pan (Hong Kong); Mr Michael Pizarro (Philippines); Ar Kazuma Yamao (Japan) Front row (L-R): Mr Keat Ong (Singapore & China); Ar Ezumi Ismail (Malaysia); Mr Wee Siew Kim, Chief Executive Officer of NIPSEA Group; Ms Lea Avilani Aziz (Indonesia); Ms Vipavadee Patpongpibul (Thailand); Ar Siritip Harntaweewongsa (Thailand) and Ms Teri Choong, Director of Corporate Affairs of NIPSEA Group
NIPSEA Group, known throughout Asia as Nippon Paint, has officially appointed an independent advisory panel for its maiden Asia Young Designer Awards Council 2019/20 ('AYDA Council'). The Council comprises of 9 renowned industry experts within the Architecture and Interior Design fields as well as sustainability consultants and academics alike.
The newly appointed AYDA Council comprises of Mr Astley Ng, Regional Creative Director of SC+DC PTE LTD (Singapore); Mr Horace Pan, Founder of Panaroma (Hong Kong); Mr Michael Pizarro, Principal Interior Designer of Michael Pizarro Interior Design (Philippines); Ar Kazuma Yamao, Founding Partner ofGINGRICH (Japan); Mr Keat Ong, Founder of Nota Design Group and President of Society of Interior Designers, Singapore (Singapore & China); Ar Ezumi Ismail, Director of ARKITEK MAA SDN BHD and President of Malaysian Institute of Architects (Malaysia); Ms Lea Avilani Aziz, President Director/Principalof PT Elenbee Cipta Desain (Indonesia); Ms Vipavadee Patpongpibul, Founder & CEO of P49 Deesign & Associates Co. Ltd as well as Ar Siritip Harntaweewongsa, Co-Founder & Sustainable Design Director of GreenDwell, who are both from Thailand.
Roxy Buñag is an advertising art director by day and a crafter on her spare time. This self-professed Japanophile turns iconic convenience store items into stickers and postcards.
text by By Jewel Chuaunsu
The term “wearable art” has gained traction, usually in describing a jewel with sculptural qualities or elaborate construction. There have been divisions between fine arts and decorative arts, but what’s interesting is how many well-known artists have dabbled in jewelry. These include Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, George Braque, Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, Giorgio de Chirico, Alexander Calder, Yayoi Kusama, Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois, Jeff Koons, and Anish Kapoor, among others. In 1959, Dali was quoted as saying, “In jewels, as in all my art, I create what I love.”
Exhibitions such as The Art of Bulgari at San Francisco’s de Young Museum and the Cartier Retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris give rise to the idea that precious jewelry can be both worn and appreciated for its artistic merit. Over the past few years, the Yuchengco Museum in Manila has also exhibited the jewelry creations of artists and jewelry designers.
With the tagline “Design Tribes,” Design Week Philippines promises a nine-day borderless creative festivity with its powerhouse team of 41 partners, 32 events in 16 venues all over the metro this April 2018.
Slated on 14-22 April 2018, Design Week Philippines offers a series of design talks, design tours, hands-on workshops, exhibitions, art booths, live performances, outdoor film showing, weekend market and a lot more to make sure you get your dose of design, creativity, and good vibes. The line-up of activities is geared towards gathering creative tribes and aficionados, and engaging them to spark greater creativity and innovation.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ICCPI) organized Italy by Design last March 8 at SMX Convention Center which featured and showcased the art of Italian design and gathered professionals in the field of Italian artisanal craftsmanship.
The Kohler Bold Design Awards, which honors the region’s most outstanding projects in the design industry, showcases the best talents in the field of innovation and design and aims to create an award-giving body that is able to elevate the practice and design standards in Asia Pacific.
“The overall feedback on KBDA was beyond our expectations. We got hundred of entries and we are satisfied with the quality of submitted works. They definitely highlight the talent and progress of the industry in the country, as it has become world-class and globally competitive, said Ms. Angel Yang, the President of KOHLER Asia Pacific
Fifteen young designers have exhibited their showpieces in "Edit: Objects Redesigned" on January 11, at the Design Center of the Philippines (DCP). The 15 designers are participants of the New Design Graduates Training (NDGT) Program, a track under the Design Center Competency Program which is developed by Design Center of the Philippines, an agency attached to the Department of Trade and Industry.
The NDGT program runs for year and four months where emerging and practicing professionals can enhance their individual competencies through intensive training by an industry recognized Design Mentor and Program Advisors. It also aims to improve the quality, competitiveness and branding of Filipino products in the global market.
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