Pour table by Hans Tan.
 

In conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2016, ‘The Alchemists’ exhibition is about experimental design. The title also aims to convey a seemingly magical element, or role, that exists in the act of designing or making.

 


Transformation Bags by Karyn Lim.

A new generation of designers from Singapore embarked on a creative investigation through design – of language, mythologies, and philosophies. Various materials were explored, from nylon laser sintering to resin pouring, from liquid colouring of ceramics to acrylic textiles moulding. 

 


Aura Tropicale by Outofstock.
 

These design prototypes were shown in an exhibition at the Triennale di Milano in April 2015, as part of Milan Design Week – the largest and most important design event internationally.

 


Textile Transmutations by Tiffany Loy.
 

The Alchemists’ is curated by Italian editor, writer and designer Stefano Casciani, and co-curated by designer Patrick Chia, who is also the founding director of Singapore’s Design Incubation Centre.

Find out more about the exhibition here.

 

Exhibition details

Date: 16 Jan – 31 Jan 2016

Location: Gallery 2.7, Singapore Art Museum, tel: 6589-9580, www.singaporeartmuseum.sg