Homegrown furniture brand Scanteak collaborated with the 3D Design Programme at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, where students designed eight pieces of furniture to meet the lifestyle needs of young homeowners. Three of these designs will be mass-produced and introduced into the market. Last week, they launched the ‘Nest’ collection of designer furniture during the Singapore Design Week. Both Scanteak and NAFA found that Asian cities generally face the problem of small living space. Thus, the solution to such an issue is to create and design furniture that will fulfil all three requirements: multi-purpose, space-saving and able to be shared across multi-generations.
Wendy Chua, who is also a lecturer at NAFA and has designed the same concept for Scanteak together with OutOfStock, shared that the issue of small living spaces in the urban setting has ignited the creativity of a new generation of designers.
The first product to be introduced to the market is "Entente" designed by Korean designer Kim Jun Won (23 years old). "She said: "This furniture with table is designed for newlyweds from the ages of 25 and 35, and can make their limited home space more possible." Jun Won also shared that Entente has three or more functions. The second one is the “Borne” desk, which is a parent-child writing desk designed by Indonesia's Phebe Tan (22). Phebe shared: "There is a short table next to the table, so that parents can be with their children when they work from home.” The third item selected for mass production was the “Teak-Tok” double-sided table designed by Xu Wei. It is a coffee table when it is placed horizontally, and it becomes a simple typing table when it is erected upright, which can be paired with any sofa set.
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