National Design Centre

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National Design Centre
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About
The National Design Centre (NDC) is the nexus for all things design. This is where designers and businesses congregate to exchange ideas, conduct business, use its facilities and obtain assistance from the national agency for design, the DesignSingapore Council. Centrally located in the arts, cultural, learning and entertainment district in the Bras Basah-Bugis area, it is well placed to invite the public to learn about design through its exhibitions and programmes.
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Mrudula
111 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
I visited this with my friend father who was retired. It is in kadakwasala which is 20kms from Pune and the training is done here
Written 25 December 2019
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Bluesphynx
Singapore1,327 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
After reading write-up and publicity on 50 Years of Singapore Design, was expecting more from this particular exhibition but was somewhat disappointed by the crammed layput which didn't give prominence to outstanding features in the design of iconic brand names eg Singapore Girl costume/Haw Par Brothers Tiger Balm. They were part of linear displays on the wall together with other less outstanding items. Granted they were created by advertising agencies and not too many trade secrets should be given away but how did they come by that striking paper covering of that Tiger Balm container, the particular colors used for eg seeing that it's so distinctive that it's not been changed for years?
One piece though was memorable and well-presented, the plastic Kopitiam chair where it's explained that every part is purposefully designed, the hole in the centre for easy lifting up and chaining chairs together at closing time, congratulations on curating that piece, exactly what a viewer wants to see and understand about a particular design!
Perhaps an attendant could be stationed in the hall as one large group of inconsiderate viewers were talking and laughing loudly, treating the venue as their place of socialisation while other visitors were trying to concentrate on the exhibits.
Not a security guard in sight except behind the desk at the main entrance!
Written 12 August 2019
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Hugh M
Singapore, Singapore160 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Singapore is an "intentional community" ⸺ a place designed with a purpose ⸺ growing with confidence in its ability to create social and economic value. Fitting, then, that it should dedicate a National Centre to Design in a decade when the discipline has become recognised as including, but also being much more than, the craft of artisans. Across schools, workplaces and government, Singapore has taken "Design Thinking" to heart, teaching it as a key to transforming national and corporate strategy into innovation and positive change.

In the first decades of nation building, when rapid economic growth was seen as the priority, art, design and creativity was not emphasised as a national priority. Today, however, Singapore's National Design Centre sits at the heart of a new creative quarter whose students and practitioners will intentionally shape the products, services, experiences and businesses of tomorrow. Seen that way, the National Design Centre is becoming more than an excellent exhibition venue and a great place for coffee or a creative meeting with friends and colleagues. It's also a gathering place for those who want to apply creativity to create different dimensions of value for this island nation's future. Well worth a visit.
Written 22 June 2019
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Skulmoski
Gold Coast, Australia236 contributions
Sep 2018 • Business
I visited the Centre to attend a conference welcome reception. The canapés were very nice and served by attentive and professional staff. However, the acoustics do not lend themselves to large crowds in that it was difficult to hear conversations. I really liked the installations featuring aspects of outstanding design. There was no entrance fees. Nice!
Written 27 September 2018
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Paul T
Bali, Indonesia176 contributions
Mar 2018
I have been here on a number of occasions over the past few years.
Whilst I enjoy the exhibits- I'm a little disappointed with the lack of new items. The café and retail section is cool.
Written 6 April 2018
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liaagatha
Indonesia14 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
I actually was only taking shelter from the rain in Septermber 2016 when I found out about this exhibition. With no initial knowledge whatsoever I entered the hall and I felt all eyes were on me since I was soaking wet with from the rain. The exhibition was visually stunning, I went once more to this place last May and it was still there with new installations. Cool.
Written 29 August 2017
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
Dropped by this place again this week for a look at the exhibition on fifty years of design in Singapore. Some quite interesting displays. Not very busy at lunchtime on a weekday.
Written 30 June 2017
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Nefeli K
14 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
If you love design then you will love this ! There is a shop at the ground floor from which you can buy local designed products. In the second floor there is an exhibition about the design history of Singapore. You can roam around freely and watch designers as they work and discuss projects.
Written 13 April 2017
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thaitravellers
Wales277 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
Why I put such a quirky title !!! Watched many tourists , walk around the small gallery space on the ground floor , then exiting the building, not realising the 50 years of Singapore Design was on the upper floor level. ,,, Polite Observation, Signage to direct visitors , to upper floor.

Well Worth Visiting ,, Would Return.
Written 21 January 2017
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Jocelyn L
Hong Kong, China43 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
We had some expectation because its Singapore Design Week.
However, this centre is really nth special.
The layouts and products are not attractive too.

We wait so long for the coffee at Kapok........
and it tastes below average.
Written 26 March 2016
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