Floating in the atrium of the National Design Centre during SingaPlural 2018 will be a soft cavernous monolith.
You will be able to walk around, under and within a series of interlocking ribs; and experience a feeling of disconnect to the immediate gallery surroundings, and hear new sounds.
Titled Headspace, the project is brought to you by Europe’s leading manufacturer of design textiles Kvadrat in a design collaboration with Publicworks.
Headspace is a play on material properties, effects, and responsible design consumption. It seduces you to consider a new mindset within its acoustically intimate space, and ask:
How is it made?
Where does it come from?
What could it become?
Kvadrat x Publicworks strongly believe that good design is not only about the final product, but about the journey, the materials used, their afterlife and the process of renewal and re-invention. Both producers and consumers of design have a joint responsibility of using and re-using mindfully, as everything old should be new again.
Headspace is made with REALLY by Kvadrat. The lightness and rigidity of the material makes it possible for the entire structure to be suspended 1.2m above the gallery floor. The acoustic properties of the material will dampen the noise of the gallery for visitors and allow them a few moments of introspection and reflection.
REALLY was developed as a response to the urgent global issue of waste. It upcycles end-of-life textiles to create materials that challenge the design and architecture industries to rethink their use of resources, and to design with a circular economy in mind. It is a material that is fully recycled and endlessly recyclable.