Singapore Indesign Intimate Design Conversations

Brought to you by the Indesign Media Asia editorial team

The Design Conversations programme is an initiative new to Singapore Indesign that will bring together best-in-category designers and thought leaders to speak about the changes, challenges, opportunities and latest directions in four sectors. To be held on Friday 10 July 2015, Design Conversations will present regionally specific discussions about workplace design, hospitality design, residential design and the business of furniture and product design in a powerful afternoon line-up that is not to be missed. This is your chance to hear first-hand insights from globally recognised regional game changers.

Seating is limited and RSVP is essential.

Stay tuned for the announcement of more panellists. To find out more contact info@indesigntheevent.com.

WorkLife: ‘The Culture of Workplace Strategy’

2pm – 2:50pm

What is the latest thinking in the field of workplace planning and design, and how have new approaches been infiltrating workplaces in Asia? The panel will discuss the driving factors that are fuelling shifts in workplace design and today’s critical ingredients for a well-functioning workplace. An important part of the conversation will be the psychological, social and cultural aspects of working and how preferences may vary in different regions.

Speakers are Matthew Burke (Regional Leader – Asia, Geyer, Singapore), Keti Malkoski (Schiavello Principal – People and Culture, Schiavello, Melbourne), Susan Lim (Head of Client Engagement, HASSELL, Singapore) and Michael Wiener (Director Singapore Operations and Principal, Gensler, Singapore). This session will be moderated by Nacelle Yabuka (Editor, Cubes Indesign, Singapore).

Find out more about the speakers here.

PlayLife: ‘New Models for Hospitality Design’

3pm – 3:50pm

New modes of travel and accommodation are most certainly affecting how hoteliers cater to their guests. This session will examine key demands and new directions shaping hotel and F&B spaces globally and in this region. How are guest expectations changing? Are hotel experiences being carried over into F&B spaces? What impacts are developments in technology having on the guest experience? How are sustainability targets affecting guest experience? How important is connection to place?

Speakers are Karen Hay (Director/Co-Founder, Stickman Tribe, Hong Kong), Carsten Lima (Area Director, Asia-Pacific, Design Hotels™), Chan Ee Mun (Senior Associate, WOHA, Singapore) and Matthew Shang (Co-Founder and Creative Director, Distillery, Singapore). This session will be moderated by Narelle Yabuka (Editor, Cubes Indesign, Singapore).

Find out more about the speakers here.

LiveLife: ‘Future Tropical Living’

4:30pm – 5:20pm

It is exciting – and remarkably easy­ ­– to imagine ways of living that are truly responsive to Singapore’s dense tropical urbanism. The LiveLife discussion will look at the potentials and the reality of residential design that addresses the particular context of Singapore. Various scales will be considered in terms of design and quality of life – from the HDB and condominium development, to the single apartment and house, to the shophouse.

Speakers are Yip Yuen Hong (Principal, ipli Architects, Singapore), Aamer Taher (Principal, Aamer Architects, Singapore), Jin Oon (Director, SCDA Architects, Singapore) and Rene Tan (Director, RT+Q Architects, Singapore). This session will be moderated by Nicky Lobo (Editor, Habitus, Sydney).

Find out more about the speakers here.

BizLife: ‘Design As Currency’

5:30pm – 6:20pm

What role does ‘identity’ play in the business of the international design brand? BizLife will explore this topic through the lens of the furniture and product arena. The panel of leading furniture-industry figures will share insights into how they have built their businesses, how they have been expanding their market territory, and the challenges and opportunities of this region. How do they maintain viability and relevance? Is design a universal language and currency?

Speakers are Dario Reicherl (Vice President Asia Pacific, Republic of Fritz Hansen), Gabriel Tan (Design Partner and Co-Founder, Outofstock, Singapore), Adam Goodrum (Designer, Sydney) and Richard Munao (Founder and Director, CULT, Sydney). This session will be moderated by Raj Nandan (CEO/Publisher, Indesign Media Asia Pacific, Sydney).

Find out more about the speakers here.

Photography credits: Justin Loh (Matthew Burke), Schiavello (Keti Makoski), Luo Jingmei (Dario Reicherl), Khoo Guo Jie/Béton Brut (Gabriel Tan)

  • The event description was updated. Diff#102108 2015-07-06 03:04:33
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Fri Jul 10, 2015
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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National Design Centre Level 2 Auditorium
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Conversation 2, PlayLife FULL
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Conversation 3, LiveLife FULL
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Conversation 4, BizLife FULL
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