26 - 28 SEPT 2024 LEVEL B2, MARINA BAY SANDS SINGAPORE
26 - 28 SEPT 2024 LEVEL B2, MARINA BAY SANDS SINGAPORE

EMERGE @ FIND

Join us at EMERGE @ FIND, where DesignSingapore Council and FIND – Design Fair Asia bring you the best of Southeast Asian contemporary design. Curated by Suzy Annetta of Design Anthology, this third edition showcases over 50 talented designers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Dive into the thought-provoking theme “These Precious Things,” and discover innovative, sustainable design trends. Connect with industry professionals, and experience the rich cultural and artistic diversity that’s shaping our world. Don’t miss out on this exciting journey into the future of design!

Dawn Lim, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council

Dawn Lim, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council

“It is amazing to witness the growth of EMERGE since it started as part of FIND – Design Fair Asia at Singapore Design Week in 2022. It has become the key platform to showcase and discover Southeast Asian designers globally. This gives designers access to buyers, brands and potential partnerships and opens up new possibilities for greater commercialisation and success.”

Suzy Annetta, Editor-in-Chief at Design Anthology

Suzy Annetta, Editor-in-Chief at Design Anthology

“In the 2023 edition of EMERGE you’ll discover a collection of Southeast Asian designers and artists whose work is shaped by a variety of approaches — from a rootedness in ancient craft, to interpretations of the traditional through new materials and techniques, to methods of working that are entirely reliant on contemporary technological innovation. From fully developed to experimental, each piece is deeply considered, shining a light on the cross-currents between traditional crafts, new technologies and interdisciplinary methods.”

EMERGE 2024 Curatorial Brief

 

“THESE PRECIOUS THINGS”
Value /ˈvaljuː/

1. the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.

Who decides what is valuable? How do we prescribe or decide the value in something, be it a raw virgin material, a skill, knowledge, language, cultural identity, or an object – whether it be a measurable commercial value or sentimental value.

The climate crisis looms ever present in each of our lives. Natural resources such as forests and mineral deposits are rapidly being depleted as virgin materials to satisfy our seeming insatiable desire for more. Landfill sites are overflowing. Oceans are so full of plastic we’re now ingesting it.

We have more than enough stuff on the planet already, so why make more?

Please use this as a provocation to respond to. What do you consider to be valuable? How is that expressed, displayed and communicated? How does that physically manifest into a newly made object for EMERGE 2024?

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