The Housing Board flat; the Tembusu tree; the Vanda Miss Joaquim; the (construction site) crane; and not least, the lightning bolt. Each of these emblems has a special place in the heart, mind and psyche of the Singaporean.
The icons have also been adapted as motifs in a collection of ceramic ware for the Singapore Icons Studio Project, an initiative between Supermama, a Singaporean retail gallery, and Kihara Inc, a Japanese ceramic company from Arita, Fukuoka. The collaboration is supported by the DesignSingapore Council.
Each set – comprising a plate (15cm-diameter), a saucer (10.8cm-diameter) and a chopstick holder – has a “limited prototype edition” of 200 pieces. At least two hot-selling favourites are expected to be re-issued. Here, the concepts for the five inspired designs:
The Singapore Icons Studio Project ceramic collection is available from Supermama, 8 Queen Street, Singapore Art Museum, Level 1 or online at http://supermamastore.com/