Prototyping Lab @ NDC by OneMaker Group
OneMaker Group (OMG) aims to become a nexus for people to discover new dimensions of themselves through Making. We are proud to support and cultivate designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, students, and the Maker community by offering a welcoming Makerspace, comprehensive Maker courses, Design programs as well as Product Development consulting which unifies Making, Design and Entrepreneurship.
kapok is a culture and lifestyle store, with a focus on quality and creativity, that started from a quiet back-street of Hong Kong in 2006. kapok at NDC presents a curated collection of lifestyle, design and fashion products from Singaporean and international designers.
kapok has established itself as a retailer with a knack for discovering future classics and launching emerging designers. it is slated to be the place to go to, for Designed-in-Singapore products, alongside cult global lifestyle brands.
IMDA PIXEL Labs
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Singapore is navigating the evolving digital landscape to co-create a vibrant, world-class ICM sector that drives the economy, connects people, bonds communities and powers a Smart Nation. Hence, Singapore is setting the stage to be a world-leading Smart Nation where new, emerging technologies will have a profound impact on the way citizens live, work and play. As Singapore moves towards becoming a Smart Nation, IMDA is placing an emphasis on encouraging a culture of creating and building. With such emphasis, IMDA hopes to encourage Singaporeans of all ages and Singapore-based technology companies to experiment, collaborate and build new and innovative products and solutions that will address real world challenges both locally and globally. Citizens and business must be prepared and ready to co-create a Singapore that is well-placed for a converged digital future
As part of the Smart Nation initiative, PIXEL Labs (previously known as IDA Labs) was launched in March 2014 to provide programmes and physical lab spaces for individual and companies to collaborate and innovate. It enables them to generate new ideas, build prototypes and test out proof of concepts.
A series of programmes and activities are taking place at PIXEL Labs to help entrepreneurs and local companies build better innovative prototypes and businesses.
As Singapore moves towards becoming a Smart Nation, IDA is placing greater emphasis on encouraging a culture of creating and building. The culture will encourage Singaporeans and Singapore-based info-technology companies to experiment, collaborate and build new and innovative products and solutions that would address real world challenges globally as well as for Singapore.
IDA Labs provides a physical lab space for individuals, companies and government agencies to collaborate. It enables them to work on areas such as generating new ideas, developing new technologies and testing out proof of concepts.
IDA Labs has 3 key goals:
- Building Singapore-based tech companies and Singapore tech talent
- Fostering a culture of creating and building
- Strengthening internal capabilities
A+U Publishing Pte. Ltd.
A+U Publishing Pte. Ltd. is an independent Singapore company given birth by the premier and oldest Japanese architectural publisher, Shinkenchiku-sha. The 90 years history and background of Shinkenchiku has enabled A+U to utilise the resources and network of architects and key industry partners to nurture the design culture in Singapore. We aim to collaborate with local architects and design enterprises to publish and promote their work to be known throughout the world, and to advocate good appreciation of design in hopes of putting forward more opportunities for budding designers and talents to excel in the Singapore industry and beyond.
A D Lab Pte Ltd
The architectural firm A D Lab Pte Ltd in Singapore was set up by Warren Liu Yaw Lin and Darlene Smyth. In year 2000, the pair incorporated Dlab 3, a small experimental design outfit that focused on cutting edge residential projects. Now renamed as A D Lab Pte Ltd, the research-based practice has grown in size and recognition and is centred on creating new or emergent experiences by addressing the specific site, economics and programme of each individual project. In all of the work by A D Lab, there is an intensive search for a convergence to a simple and elegant solution that evokes a sense of complexity and at the same time solves all the issues and concerns of the design in an economical and poetic manner. The design solution synthesizes parallel design objectives of the context, the cost, the programme and environmental concerns while giving the buildings their identities and expressions. Their approach sees architecture as an extension of a place and a context that addresses specific technological, geographical, programmatic, social, and economic conditions as an inter-connected system. The polymorphic nature of individual architectural projects is fully embraced to allow their complexity, uniqueness and the “now-ness” to emerge from that process. This process results in rich and unexpected experiences that resonate with the site and context.
UX Consulting is a user experience research and design firm, adopting user-centered design (UCD) approach to help our clients in enhancing their digital presence, service design flow for physical environment and reshaping their organisation culture to produce beautiful products their customers love.
Orcadesign Consultants Pte Ltd
Orcadesign Consultants is a forward-thinking innovation and strategy consultancy firm with over 20 years of experience in creating impactful solutions. We work closely with our clients including SMEs, start-ups and global brands to solve problems, uncover business opportunities, innovate and grow sustainably. We advocate and adopt a human-centred and dynamic approach towards innovation. We also identify consumer trends and understand underlying user needs and motivations, before we translate them into meaningful insights and drive product and service design innovation. Our work has gained international recognition such as the President’s Design Award (Singapore), iF, Universal Design Award, IDEA Award and Geneva Innovation Awards.
HLS GROUP INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD
HLS Group International Pte Ltd (HGI) provides fresh contemporary lifestyle brands with designs on the family. HGI currently has four main brands - HLS, HLS DSGN, Headline Seoul, and the recently launched SOFIE & NATE – with each brand having its own design DNA and catering to its own distinctive market segments all over the world.
With HGI’s success in cashmere-blend fabric innovation, in late 2016, HGI has expanded its role into being a design and manufacturing house, offering innovation cashmere-blend fabrics to do exclusive design and private label development for fashion companies in USA and key Asia countries.
Nipek Pte Ltd
Nipek is an architectural lighting design studio in Singapore. We design light as part of architecture and architecture as a light fixture. Our studio collaborate with creative architects and designers to achieve a seamless integration of light and space, using light to enhance the experience of visual environment and work on a wide range of scale and type of architecture from a residence to a skyscraper, interior and exterior.
A global business partner for innovative and cost-effective solutions in home, health and personal care.
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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.
At ThinkPlace, we use design thinking to create public value. We work with governments, non-profits and industry to understand complex public issues from the human perspective, and to create compelling futures together. We design policies, strategies, services and products to support vibrant communities, strong economies and sustainable environments.
Established in 2005, ThinkPlace has over a decade of experience in design-led innovation and implementation, and offices in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.