5 Things You Should Know This Week: 27 February 2018

Just the latest news in anything home and design to start your week off right

Updated on February 27, 2018 8:02 am

Cromly Editor

5 Things You Should Know This Week: 27 February 2018

These are some of the news you should know this week:

1. Singapore Design Week 2018 to bring more international and local partners onboard

Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2018, organised by the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), is already breaking records. A record eight out of nine key programmes are helmed by industry partners, and supported by Dsg and partner government agencies like the National Heritage Board and the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Together, Dsg and partners will bring SDW to different parts of Singapore—demonstrating not only how design is everywhere in this UNESCO Creative City of Design, but also how it can impact people’s everyday lives.

For the fifth edition of SDW, Dsg took deliberate steps to bring more international and local partners onboard. To spur collaboration and build industry capabilities, Dsg invited ideas from the ground in late 2017 for district activations and design trails. Design creatives LOPELAB, HJGHER, and Shophouse & Co stepped up to the challenge and are curating their own programmes with new business models.

The inaugural Brainstorm Design will be held from 6 to 8 March. Led by the editorial teams of Fortune, TIME and Wallpaper*, Brainstorm Design will bring together more than 60 global thought leaders in business, design and public policy to discuss how design can help build businesses, improve sustainability, engage communities and enrich people’s lives. SingaPlural 2018, the anchor event of SDW, will be held in the National Design Centre (NDC), the nexus for all things design, from 5 to 18 March. International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS), SDW’s long-standing trade show will, for the first time, partner Chantal Hamaide, founder of French design magazine Intramuros, to curate a key showcase—CARTE BLANCHE—at IFFS. For more information on other event highlights, please visit www.designsingapore.org/sdw.

2. Bang & Olufsen celebrates the Lunar New Year with an exclusive auspicious Red BeoSound Shape fabric cover

Launched internationally in Singapore and available exclusively in selected South East Asia stores, Bang & Olufsen welcomes the Auspicious Red fabric cover for the BeoSound Shape wireless speaker system into its family of colour options. To celebrate the launch, a specially conceived installation of BeoSound Shape wireless speaker systems complementing the "Dahlia Dreams" floral display in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay is now on until 4 March.

“We are a brand committed to constant renewal; launching new products via an event is simply not enough for us. The opportunity to reach out to a larger audience in sharing our BeoSound Shape (launched last August) in such a never-been-done-before way came about and we immediately went to our drawing board to conceptualise the installation designs," said Soren Kokholm, Head of Sales, Bang & Olufsen South East Asia.

BeoSound Shape is a unique wireless speaker system that combines superb sound with customisable design and soothing indoor acoustics. Best of all, BeoSound Shape contributes to the improvement of the indoor acoustic even when switched off, and enhances the interior environment with its ingenious wall-mounted and modular design.

3. Newly-revamped Tempur Sleep Haven opens at Marina Square

Need new stuff in the bedroom? It's high time to visit Danish luxury bedding brand TEMPUR's newly-revamped boutique, the Tempur Sleep Haven at the new wing of Marina Square. In this relaxing Scandinavian haven, you can take the time to find your perfect fit—the perfect mattress, pillow, and bed base, for your best night's sleep. Enjoy lying down on TEMPUR's newest flagship mattress collection, trying out the full range of TEMPUR pillows and accessories, as well as experiencing the amazing TEMPUR Zero G bed base.

4. AkzoNobel announces new partnerships

AkzoNobel, a global leader in paints and coatings, today announced new initiatives through exciting partnerships. Together with Royal Philips, AkzoNobel will introduce groundbreaking innovation for the shipping industry. In addition, a new award tie-up with the World Green Building Council will highlight leadership initiatives to further the green building movement. New pathways in colour education for design students in Singapore’s Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts will also commence later this year.

In support of the World Green Building Council, AkzoNobel will spearhead the "Women in Green Building Leadership Award," the first of its kind in the region. The award aims to recognise the pivotal role that women play in activating their communities and delivering change despite a traditionally male-dominated industry. Nominations for the awards are now open and submissions can be made through recognised Green Building Councils in Asia Pacific countries. More information on the Awards may be found at http://worldgbc.org/asia-pacific-regional-network-awards.

5. Enjoy up to 90% off at the 1st Electronics Fair at Downtown East

This is the first-ever electronics fair to be organised at Downtown East, D’Marquee. Downtown East is known to be a recreation venue with its chalets and Wild Wild Wet theme park. However, not many may know that since its $200million redevelopment project, Downtown East has evolved to be the latest exciting eat, play, and shopping venue in the East.

Only for 3 days from 2 to 4 March 2018, this electronics fair is the first of its kind at Downtown East, gathering power from the biggest electronics brands like Apple, Dyson, Electrolux, Hitachi, KDK, LG, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, and more! All these brands will be clearing their 2017 models at up to 90% off for their electronics items such as TVs, fridges, washers, kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, aircon, and many other household appliances.

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