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Photo: DP Architects

Founded in 1967, DP Architects is responsible for some of Singapore's most iconic landmarks as well as many developments overseas. To celebrate its milestone 50th birthday, it collaborated with design and lifestyle gallery, Supermama, to produce this limited-edition set of porcelain plates.

The collection celebrates its ethos of shaping a sustainable public domain and civic society by showcasing meaningful public spaces designed by the firm: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore Sports Hub, The Dubai Mall and developments in Orchard Road. 

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Made in Arita, Japan,  each plate comprises classic white porcelain  decorated with traditional natural blue dye.  There are just 50 pieces for each design, and they are available at all Supermama stores (including its online shop), and redpan bistro at Marina Square.  

Here's a closer look. 

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DP Architects has a hand in some 20 projects along Orchard Road, including Centrepoint, Wisma Atria, Paragon, The Heeren, Mandarin Gallery and Orchard Central.

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That's the Esplanade (aka The Durian), seen from different angles. Did you know that the domes' iconic spikes are actually champagne-coloured sunshades meant to evoke the geometries of Asian craftwork? 

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That's the Esplanade (aka The Durian), seen from different angles. Did you know that the domes' iconic spikes are actually champagne-coloured sunshades meant to evoke the geometries of Asian craftwork? 

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You may remember all the hype about the retractable roof, but a less discussed but very important function of the Singapore Sports Hub is to serve as an inclusive public space that encourages community participation. 

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 You may remember all the hype about the retractable roof, but a less discussed but very important function of the Singapore Sports Hub is to serve as an inclusive public space that encourages community participation. 

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Yes, The Dubai Mall, the world's largest covered mall, is actually designed by a Singapore firm. Besides housing 23km of shopfronts, it was also designed to function as a town square of sorts. 

Photos: Supermama

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