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Nurturing the Next Generation

During the Singapore Design Week, we selected 3 budding design students and their furniture designs for our Cellini industry collaboration award. Their work and that of their classmates is the culmination of 5 months of industrious effort to nurture the next generation of designers. This collaboration between Ngee Ann Polytechnic, DJALIN and Cellini Design Center is to give them a connection to the industry scene where the students can witness the importance of aesthetics, production viability, proportion and user interaction coming together coherently to produce a furniture piece for consumer standards.

October 2017 began their learning journey at Cellini Home Gallery with a presentation by our country manager, Ms Yong, explaining our history and forte of molten metal casting. From there, it was up to them to challenge and explore new perspectives within the furniture industry using traditional materials of DJALIN’s rattan and bamboo weaving specialty with the contemporary modern design language and audience demands of Cellini’s designer furniture.

In a series of client-style critique sessions that followed and guidance from the lecturers, the students refined their work to produce scaled models for the final presentation. The three winners were chosen for their product aesthetic, feasibility, function and creativity.