Red Dot Marina Bay Art & Design Guide picks out the interesting things to do at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands including the newly installed Digital Light Canvas by teamLab, and a list of local retail stores.
This is a new interactive digital experience took two years from conception to completion is a collaboration with teamLab, a renowned Japanese interdisplinary art collective. It aims to explore a new relationship between humans and the world through art. The artwork changes due to the presence of humans, and this in turn, transforms the relationship between people in the same space. Mr. Toshiyuki Inoko, Founder of teamLab, said ”Digital Light Canvas hopes to create an experience that transcends and ambiguates the boundaries between people and the art work, and amongst people themselves.”
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Zhuang is a pinyin romanization from the Chinese character which describes as “village”, "home”, a place for business and also as a family name. The play-on-words expresses the idea of the Singapore design community. The concept aims to foster a common identity that elevates cohesiveness amongst different cultures within, to promote Singapore design on home grounds and beyond shores. Curated by Singapore’s The Textile and Fashion Federation (TAFF), the multi label popup stocks homegrown fashion labels such as Carrie K., Marilyn Tan Jewellery and Gin Lee.
One of Singapore’s most successful local fashion labels, IN GOOD COMPANY create timeless wardrobe essentials and classics silhouettes with a twist. The collections are made to last beyond seasonal trends and to suit modern lifestyles. A unique range of handmade necklaces accent the label's ready-to-wear line, adding graphic pops of colour to simple ensembles.
Born in Canada, Lisa settled in Singapore and has lived in Singapore for the past ten years. LISA VON TANG delivers 'Casual Opulence' in east-meets-west style. The Asian influence in the designs reflect Lisa's mixed heritage. The vision of an empowered, courageous warrior is also central to her work. Lisa Von Tang explores the nuanced magical ‘yin’, the le mystère féminin. The result is a line that seamlessly blends power and sensuality.
CHARLES & KEITH is a Singaporean fast-fashion footwear and accessories retailer that was founded with a vision to empower women around the world to express themselves freely through fashion. The brand pushes the boundaries of modern footwear and accessories by constantly reinventing fashion with its curated collections. Since its establishment in 1996, the brand has grown to become an international fashion label that has presence all over the world.
First started in 1994 where it sold music CDs, that CD shop was known as a leader in introducing the latest trends and genres to Singapore for new music experiences. In 2005, the company started to produce its own High Society record label. To date, more than 150 titles of High Society music CDs have been produced and they have achieved 3 Double Platinum, 11 Platinum and 26 Gold awards in sales presented by Universal Music,Sony BMG Music, Warner and EMI Music
Established in Singapore, TWG Tea which stands for The Wellbeing Group, is co-founded by Taha Bouqdib, Maranda Barnes and Rith Aum-Stievenard in 2008 as a luxury concept which celebrates the year 1837 when the island became a trading post for teas, spices and fine epicurean products. The TWG Tea Boutique is where tea lovers can explore and purchase over 800 tea harvests and blends – the largest list in the world – as well as a fantastical collection of tea accessories and tea-infused macarons and patisseries to take away.
Limited Edt is Singapore's leading sneaker boutique that stocks a wide range of lifestyle and sports footwear from various brands such as New Balance, adidas, Vans, Reebok, Asics, Puma, Under Armour, etc,. A second shop was opened at The Shoppes in 2010 to cater to the growing demand for premium lifestyle footwear. The LE Chamber exclusively carries many designer collaborations within the biggest sports brands.