Singapore design's young turks

Next-generation designers are winning over clients with an opinionated, edgy design aesthetic.

THERE was a time, not so long ago, when Singapore's design scene - whether architectural, industrial, landscaping or product design - was dominated by a few big-hitters. In many cases, this reflected a desire to play it safe with known variables. In a sense, that dynamic is still at play today especially when it comes to big commercial or government projects.

The good news is that a fresh young generation of designers is arriving on the scene in increasingly greater numbers to challenge the status quo. Some have spent a number of years cutting their teeth on bold-faced-named offices both here and abroad before setting up their own shingles, while a surprising number began dipping their toes in...


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