What does it take to craft an interior that’s uniquely yours, while being attentive to the needs of our tropical climate? It’s a question that designers often ponder upon—and the focus of the first-ever exhibition by Singapore Tatler Homes.
Titled Neo-Tropical: Designing In The Time Of Climate Change, this exhibition examines the ways in which design can shape our urban spaces while being in harmony with its surroundings. Running from now to February 25 at National Design Centre, the exhibition is also an extension of the Tatler Design Awards, our inaugural signature event which celebrates the achievements of the local design scene.
(Related: Introducing The Tatler Design Awards)
Designed in collaboration with local interior design firm New Nyew, the exhibition features a few key elements that help urbanites create a tropical cocoon—with the goal of creating a home that exists harmoniously with nature, one step at a time.
Through careful consideration of how an interior is conceptualised and realised, the exhibition features decorative details inspired by the tropics, as well as products crafted with thoughtful design details, eco-conscious functions as well as technological innovations that help create a better space. It celebrates living sustainably, even in the smallest of ways, such as opting for well-crafted, timeless designs and energy-saving appliances.
Participating brands at the exhibition include British audio brand Bowers & Wilkins, Italian furniture purveyor Flexform, South Korean electronics brand LG, art gallery Ode to Art, local ceiling fan brand Spin, homegrown rug specialist The Rug Maker, art and design e-commerce platform The Artling and French upholstery brand Pierre Frey.
Scroll through the photo gallery for a closer look at the exhibition in the images below:
Watch the making of the exhibition in the video below:
Neo-Tropical: Designing In The Time Of Climate Change
Date and Time: February 2-25, 12pm-8pm on weekdays and 12pm-6pm on weekends; the exhibition is closed during the Lunar New Year from 15-18 February
Venue: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Level 1, Design Gallery