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     FrontPage Edition: Mon 13 Feb 2006

NAFA presents After2 - magnificent 7X2


after2 每 magnificent 7X2

A collection of furniture prototypes

17 每 26 Feb 2006

What would you create within a 500x500x500mm space? This challenge was posed to 14 Furniture Design major students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts* (NAFA) Interior Design diploma programme.
See the results of their research, analysis and creativity in after2 每 magnificent 7X2, an exhibition of original, full-scale furniture prototypes, to be held at the NAFA Gallery 1 from 17 每 26 February 2006.
All the pieces are conceptualised, designed and produced on-campus by the students in NAFA*s interior design workshop.
500 x 500 x 500
The students were given a strict design brief to generate furniture design ideas that would fit into a 500x500x500mm space. This encouraged them to take into account the physical and emotional constraints posed by our contemporary environment before designing a piece of furniture.
Besides the volumetric challenge, the students needed to consider three different manufacturing processes 每 the use of materials; the interpretation of scale, proportion and ergonomics; and the articulation of these functional values into form, detail and emotional considerations.
Award-winning young designers
Amongst the 14 pieces are noted works done by:
  • Jeffrey Wongso, a finalist in the VivoCity Student Design Contest organised by Mapletree Investments and supported by the DesignSingapore Council
  • Francis Allan Baretto, Zhang Chen, Marcella Wan Siu Siu and Edmund Wong Ching Wah, the team that clinched the 2nd Prize in the 2nd FLIP Challenge organised by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council
  • Zhang Li Hui, Merit Award winner in the 1st FLIP Challenge
  • and other students including Jimmy Tay Chung Kng, Adelene Teo Wee Ling, Nausheen Nasir Madakia, Tan Kok Leng, Tay Jun Ye, Willy, Adwin Yee Weng Kuang and Xu Yun
Feel free to engage the students in a conversation on their creative processes, how they think out-of-the-box and share their excitement in creating a piece of furniture.
If you fancy any of the unique pieces, just ask the respective designers if it is for sale!

Exhibition Details
Guest-of-Honour : Dr N Varaprasad, CEO, National Library Board
Official Opening : 16 February 2006 (Thursday), 6pm, NAFA Gallery 1
Exhibition Period : 17 每 26 February 2006 Exhibition Hours : 10 am 每 7 pm
Venue : NAFA Gallery 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655 Enquiries : 6512 4119

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