National Design Centre Singapore Hosts the Premier Forum of Designers in Southeast Asia
May 21, 2018

3 Design Gurus from Singapore and Taiwan in the Spotlight: Peter Tay, Kimming Yap, and Mark Stocker

Taipei, TAIWAN --( ASIA TODAY )-- Heading to Singapore for the very first time, Design Perspectives x Golden Pin Salon stages hard talks in English with three design gurus from Singapore and Taiwan. The headline speakers include celebrity interior designer Peter Tay, Creativeans’ Kimming Yap, and DDG’s Mark Stocker. The event takes place at the National Design Centre on the evening of May 31. Entry is free, but seating is limited so be quick to register!

The 27th Design Perspectives x Golden Pin Salon executive organizer is Design Business Chamber Singapore, supported by DesignSingapore Council. Between 2015 and 2017, the Salon series toured Kuala Lumpur as well as 18 cities in China and the surrounding region including Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taipei. To date, the Salon has brought more than 80 of Asia’s most celebrated design professionals onto its stage. The Salon series supports the remit of Design Perspectives, an archive of opinions from design professionals in the Chinese-speaking world. Like the Salon series, the archive is also sponsored by the Golden Pin Design Award.

Introduction to the Speakers
Managing Director of Creativeans, Kimming Yap refers to his interdisciplinary creative consultancy as the Charlie’s Chocolate Factory of creativity. Yap’s talk on Design Thinking to Culture Thinking reflects his company’s cross-cultural base in Singapore, Milan, and Jakarta. His works have been widely published and exhibited at international platforms including Salone del Mobile, London Design Festival, and Singapore Design Week. He serves on the judging panel of Singapore Prestige Brand Award, and in 2017 he co-authored the book ‘Are You Brand Dead?’

Mark Stocker delivers a talk on Observations at the Crossroads of Culture, Design, and Brand. He is Managing Director of DDG, a Taipei and Shanghai-based brand consultancy that combines insightful strategy with inspiring design and communications. DDG has been recognized for its work across a variety of industries, and it is known as a pioneer in the field of rebrand; winner of the 2018 REBRAND 100® Global Award. Over the past twenty years, Stocker has crafted brand strategies for clients in consumer electronics, hospitality, retail, and sporting goods sectors. He also leads the DDG team responsible for public relations and marketing of the Golden Pin Design Award. Consultant for Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Industrial Development Bureau, the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council, and the National Palace Museum, in addition he often serves as a judge at leading international design competitions, including the 2017 iF Taipei Cycle Design and Innovation Award.

Celebrity interior designer Peter Tay speaks about the Power of Design that has propelled his career. Upon his graduation from the prestigious Architectural Association School of Architecture in 2000, he worked with several leading contemporary architects before starting his own practice in 2001. In 2014, he participated in the ‘Time-Space-Existence’ exhibition at Palazzo Bembo in the Venice Biennale, and in the same year he won Designer of the Year at the President's Design Awards. His portfolio of high-profiled residential and commercial projects boasts a star-studded patronage of A-list clients including Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, Singaporean singer-songwriter Stephanie Sun, Singaporean actress Zoe Tay, and singer-songwriter Wang Leehom. He has worked on boutiques and showrooms for Richard Mille, Manolo Blahnik, Armani Casa, Louis Poulsen, Maxalto (Space Showroom), as well as show flats for SC Global.

Design Perspectives x Golden Pin Salon is organized by the Golden Pin Design Award and Taiwan Design Center. The Executive Organizer for this event is Design Business Chamber Singapore, supported by DesignSingapore Council. The host venue is the National Design Centre and the official media partner is Portfolio magazine.

Event Info
Date: May 31, 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm - 9pm (Registration begins at 6.30pm, light refreshments will be served)
Venue: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Level 2 Auditorium, Singapore 188969
Admission: Free
Telephone: +65 6909 2717

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