For SingaPlural Celebrating Design 2017, the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) and the company Ewins have invited architect Egidio Panzera to design a tactile installation interpreting the theme of the sixth edition: "Stories _ A New Perspective". He has been asked to narrate what the design of the future will be for a city like Singapore. Architect Egidio Panzera describes his work as follows: "...... Over the years, I've realized that behind every project, there are concepts, stories, and plots that take shape. The stories are relationships: relationships between people, between gazes; relationships between materials, surfaces, and colours; they engage the senses and perception; they are interactions with an object, a place, and a space. The stories must be "told", must reach a few or many people, and must be social, just like design. Consequently, in the past, present and, above all, in the future, design will be the narration of an idea. This storytelling is research, analysis, and drawing. It is cross-cutting in terms of topics, dimensions, materials and emotions. Conceiving of an installation that speaks today about the "stories" of future design increasingly means speaking about connections, relationships, and interactions. I have thus envisaged a basic volume of material, crossed by visual and physical relationships, by geometrical and textural syntax, by irony, and by curious glances. Just as a storyline is a sequence of events, design too is represented by the overlapping of hundreds of acrylic sheets. Each sheet is a two-dimensional shape, an experience, and a word in the tale. Coloured, reflective, and interactive sheets to write on, draw on, or on which to simply leave a message for the next design "pilgrim"..."
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