(jiří macek) A collection of small discreet objects designed by d-lab was created in the design incubation centre at the National University of Singapore. Patrick Chia, under whose leadership the objects were created in the incubation centre, explains that these are neither products nor statues, but objects that can turn an ordinary tabletop into an independent space.
These objects are perfectly simple and pure. They often consist of just a small block of wood with a simple color line. Miniature table lamps that cast only the light as one needs for writing a letter; vases that can be folded into a simple box; snow-white bowls that easily fit into one another. The small block of wood sometimes serves as a bed for a pen; sometimes it serves as a vase. Light emerges at unexpected moments. This perfect small world is located in the middle of a forest on a table. “A tree does not only provide shade and fresh air on a landscape, it is also a measure of seasons. It is a measure of time, a measure of space and also a measure of our existence,” says Patrick Chia. “The object does not exist by itself. Like in the landscape – trees or grass, everything is related in time and in space.”