Of toothpicks & design: “A Million Time” at Changi Airport, Humans since 1982

It took four years to complete this uncommon clock, that you can admire in the Terminal 2 at Singapore Changi airport, at the entrance of the departure hall. But to be fair, it took over ten years to its designers, Stockholm-based studio Humans since 1982, to refine this one-of-akind concept; the Changi example is one of its variations. "A Million Times" at Changi is both a kinetic sculpture and functioning clock composed of 504 smaller clocks and 1008 motors. With a width of 7.5m, the entire ‘clock face’ is wider than that of London’s Big Ben (7m). Each of the 1008 clock-hands (504-minute hands and 504-hour hands) are fitted with individual motors, giving the kinetic sculpture the ability to show various patterns, as well as the time and greetings in various languages across different times of the day. Bastian Bischoff and Per Emanuelsson are the founders of Humans since 1982. Since meeting as postgraduate students at HDK Göteborg in 2008, the duo are renowned to have produced works that defy easy categorisation, situated between visual art and product design. Creating objects and experiential installations, they describe their work as "analytical, with a healthy dose of escapism".

Watch, try, enjoy -and listen! Miguel Chevalier creates an “interactive light carpet” for the Night Fest

Exciting news for the Night Fest 2015 : the internationally acclaimed Miguel Chevalier, one of the most significant digital artists on the contemporary scene, has teamed up with Carolyn Kay (Carrie K.) and Depression to craft a giant light carpet inside the National Design Centre. (…)

Studio Juju: OCBC Premier bank & Bend sofa

Studio Juju were engaged by OCBC Bank to design the flagship Premier Bank, in Orchardgateway mall, Singapore. Imagined as "an immersive art gallery experience", the Premier Bank was conceived "as an artwork, like a blank canvas that coax the beauty of colors and timeless character of its materials – the untainted marble floors and walls, dark leathered granite walls, accents of brass and gold, colorful textiles and subtle wood hues." The lounge room showcases the high-backed Bend sofa, designed in collaboration with Singaporean furniture producer Foundry. Mirrored halves give symmetry to the Bend sofa, mounted on a tubular leg frame. Love at the first sight? Good news! The Bend sofa bu Studio Juju is suitable for both contract and domestic use.