The future of Design is in Asia
Talented network of designers
Singapore’s home-grown designers are greatly valued and have also gained global acclaim, winning more than 150 international awards between 2008 and 2012. Some local initiatives that showed recognition and support towards design excellence are the Singapore Good Design Mark (SG Mark) and the President’s Design Award.
Little wonder Singapore’s calendar of design events is filling up fast, with internationally-renowned events coming to Singapore, providing an unmatched platform for fashion, architecture and interior design brands to showcase their wares to Asia and global key buyers.
Dedicating support to this growing industry, the DesignSingapore Council has launched a Design Masterplan to take Singapore to 2025, aiming to infuse design into everyone’s skillset in order to turn Singapore into a high-value, thriving and innovation-driven economy.
Design Business Events: Opportunities for growth
Given the evolving needs of different verticals within the design industry, business events in the areas of design thinking, architecture and applications of technology to the fashion industry are rising in demand. In today’s ideas-driven economy, design thinking is increasingly applied across all industries to create new value. Hence, design-thinking conferences that span business and lifestyle are expected to command a keen audience. The recent years also saw international architectural firms setting up shop in Asia to tap the rising demand of the markets. Several projects are already winning international awards and accolades, forming the perfect backdrop for thought-leading architecture dialogues and trade conferences. For the fashion industry, technological advancements and a highly competitive retail business environment are shaping up to be key factors that impact consumer behaviour. Hence, fashion and technology-focused events that drive industry innovation are also particularly relevant to the industry.
Did you know?
- The Furniture and Floor Coverings market in Asia-Pacific is set to forecast revenues of US$266.8 billion by 20181.
- The Asia-Pacific Luxury Furniture market is expected to reach US$5.4 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 6.2% during 2015 - 20202.
- DesignSingapore Council valued the impact of design on Singapore’s economy at $34.3 billion in 20153.