Focus Singapore: UNESCO’s Creative City of Design

By Staff | Special Series
Posted May 30, 2016

In the 61 years since Singapore claimed independence, the city has become more renowned for food and finance than sustainability or design. But that is about to change. In December 2015, Singapore was designated a UNESCO Creative City of Design, which has laid the groundwork for the DesignSingapore Council to call for Singapore to be a thriving, innovation-driven economy (by design) by 2025. The vision, labelled Design 2025 will focus on assisting Singapore companies to reinvent themselves to meet the challenges of a the new economy. Luckily, there are several Singaporean companies that are already leading the way.

“We believe that design can play a significant role in the future economy of Singapore. Design is an important driver of innovation and value creation for businesses and society. It can also add vibrancy and richness to our national identity,” shares Dr. Beh Swan Gin, Chaiman of the Design Masterplan Committee.

This series features all kinds of Singaporean designers we think are already adding richness to the national identity and the global sustainable spectrum.

To see all of the designers and things to do (and see) in Singapore in one location, follow our Focus Singapore pinterest board.

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