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05 Jul 2011

Singapore Design Festival

The Singapore Design Festival is a biennial platform to promote design and the design industry in Singapore, create opportunities for networking and exchange of ideas, and enhance Singapore as a vibrant and creative international design city.

Organised by DesignSingapore, the festival provides a gateway to Asia's design community, and Asia to the world. Championing a broad range of design disciplines, the Singapore Design Festival is a key umbrella event for the industry. Contributions to the Festival programme are made by a diverse range of Singaporean and International partner organisations - they range from design businesses, trade associations, galleries, retailers, museums, government bodies, media organisations, to individual designers.

Events staged as part of the Festival range from major international presentations to Singaporean showcases to trade events, alongside award ceremonies, talks, workshops, product launches, open houses and designer parties. The Festival aims to transform the design culture in Singapore and from around the world into an interactive and "live" presentation of the design process.

The festival in 2009, marks a special year for the Singapore Design Festival with Singapore hosting the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) World Design Congress 2009, and INDEX: Award Exhibition 2009 as the first INDEX: Partner City. The Festival will also present the best of design in Singapore with the President's Design Award 2009 Ceremony and Exhibition, Singapore Creative Circle Awards and more.