Wallpaper*, in partnership with the DesignSingapore Council, announces Handmade On Tour 2018

Jun 18, 2018

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Wallpaper*, in partnership with the DesignSingapore Council, announces Handmade On Tour 2018.

Held at Gillman Barracks, Singapore’s contemporary arts cluster, and opening to the public on 12 June, the Handmade On Tour 2018 exhibition is part of an ongoing collaboration between Wallpaper*, the global authority on design, and the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg).


The exhibition is a distilled collection of 22 one-off wonders from Handmade 2018, Wallpaper* magazine’s ambitious annual project dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design. The collection arrives in Singapore – its first and only stop – fresh from its debut at the Milan Design Week.


The theme for the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition was Wellness & Wonder, with design talent from all over the world taking visitors on a quest for mental and corporeal wellbeing. The Milan audience saw objects that accessorised the cult


of self-improvement, exercised the cerebellum, replenished the body, jet-washed the life force and restored the innate harmony of the self.


‘The DesignSingapore Council is delighted to welcome Handmade On Tour for the second year. This is a rare chance for design lovers from Singapore and the region to appreciate these highly bespoke and well-crafted objects up close. As a Unesco Creative City of Design, we are committed to developing a strong design ecosystem; this includes bringing the best designs to our shores to inspire our next-generation designers and


also to raise the level of design appreciation in Singapore,’ says Mark Wee, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council.


Handmade On Tour 2018 will include seven pieces created by Singapore -based talent, Studio Juju, Stolen, Theseus Chan, Olivia Lee, Gabriel Tan Studio, WOHAbeing and Edmund Zhang, who will be unveiling his new lamp made in collaboration with Italian manufacturer Slamp exclusively for Handmade On Tour.


‘Wallpaper* is proud to host Singapore-based talent in what has already proved a great addition to our nine-year-strong Handmade brand,’ says Wallpaper* Brand & Content Director Tony Chambers. ‘We are showcasing the city-state’s dynamic and creative spirit via these innovative and unique pieces and telling the world that Singaporean design is a force to be reckoned with.


About Handmade


Now embarking on its tenth year, Handmade is Wallpaper’s most proudly ambitious annual project – the creation of


a groundbreaking exhibition and a special edition of the magazine, dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design through the essence of customisation. Acting as patron and creative director, Wallpaper* cherry-picks a selection


of some of the world’s finest artists, craftsmen, makers and manufacturers, commissioning unique and one-off luxury items of furniture, fittings, food stuffs, fashions and much more.


About Wallpaper*


International, intelligent and influential, Wallpaper* is the world’s most important design and lifestyle magazine. Wallpaper* publishes 12 themed issues a year, with a limited-edition cover by a different artist or designer each month. Reaching 93 countries, over 2 million Twitter followers and 12 million unique users per year on, it has unparalleled influence among the design elite across the globe. Brand extensions including an in-house creative agency, an interior design service, a series of over 100 pocket City Guides, the online WallpaperSTORE* and the annual Handmade exhibition have further propelled Wallpaper* from style bible to internationally recognised brand.


About the DesignSingapore Council


The vision of the DesignSingapore Council is for design to differentiate Singapore from global competition.


As the national agency for design, the Council’s mission is to develop the design sector, and to help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, as well as to make life better. The DesignSingapore Council is part of the Ministry


of Communications and Information. The National Design Centre supports the DesignSingapore Council’s efforts to enhance the vibrancy of the design ecosystem as well


as catalyse industry collaborations and business opportunities for innovation and growth.


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Anti-stress objects

Zoë Mowat and Casone


Architecture for Smoke

Jonathan Cross


Bain Culinaire Bath Blends

Studio Appétit,

Quinteassential and Laufen



Theseus Chan and Riva 1920



David Caon and Christopher Farr


Cleansing plinth

Studio Juju and Fox Marble


Contemplation stools

Giuseppe Zanotti and Ginger & Jagger


Elementi dumbbells

Davide Aquini and Lundhs Real Stone


Fruit altars

Gabriel Tan Studio and TON


Indo-Roman dispensary

Federica Biasi, The Broad Place,

NasonMoretti and Antolini


Meridian Mettlach reflexology path

Stolen and Villeroy & Boch


Oval Spheres back bender

Space Copenhagen and Sørensen Leather


Sampan shower bath

WOHAbeing and Apaiser


Silkworm cocoon set

Marlène Huissoud and

London Bronze Casting


Skincare tool kit

Ionna Vautrin, Nuori, Raw Finnish,

Zahn and Atelier Renard


StayFit bench

Kunsik and Nikari


Sunrise mirror

15 West and Ghyczy


The Secret to Longevity

Olivia Lee and Nature Squared


Unruffled chimes

Gabrielle Shelton


Water vessel

Beatrix Ong, Lou Blackshaw and James Cropper


Well crystal bottle

Studio Warm

and Mario Cioni


Wobble lantern

Edmund Zhang and Slamp





Tuesday – Sunday


12pm – 7pm


Gillman Barracks


9 Lock Road


Singapore 108937


For more information and images, please contact:


Wallpaper* 44.20 3148 7706


DesignSingapore Council


65.6837 9869





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Written on : 18 Jun 2018

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