This co-working space, supported by Enterprise Singapore, will provide an interactive environment for both local and international, cross-disciplinary designers to congregate, exchange ideas and connect with potential partners and talents. It intends to bring together industry players who are relevant to the fashion and design ecosystem such as value chain suppliers like fibre producers and textile manufacturers, beauty & lifestyle service providers such as photographers and make-up artists.
Housed at the top two levels of the newly-opened Design Orchard, The Cocoon Space is designed to provide the community with networking and interaction opportunities, whilst also offering quiet corners and workstations to foster creativity and innovation. The open work area on level two, which includes, adaptable desk spaces at the Gallery, the Co-Lab, the Incubation Room and theatre space - The Cave is thoughtfully designed to cater to a variety of business needs by providing web-meeting and other high-tech facilities.
TCS also caters to special fashion-centric requirements with The Makers Studio which is well equipped with industrial grade sewing machines and by providing a dedicated space which allows designers to exhibit their work. Adjacent to The Makers Studio is a Resource Wall that will feature different types of fabric and materials and a 3D Printer. On the top level, TENCELTM Studio (the event hall) is set against a lush, green outdoor amphitheatre overlooking Orchard Road – a perfect space for designers to launch their collections, or for companies who intend to run workshops or fashion shows.
“The Cocoon Space has been designed with much support from TaFF’s partners; this includes colleagues from Singapore Furniture Industries Council who have provided advisory on suitable furniture and SGTech on tech infrastructure. TCS is indeed a project of shared effort and collaborations”, says Mr Wilson Teo, Vice-President, Executive Committee, TaFF.
In addition, TaFF is working with international partners such as The Mills Fabrica of Hong Kong to provide members of TCS with the use of their state-of-the-art prototyping lab and tech style-focused (intersection of technology and style) workspace in Hong Kong. Such efforts will help TCS’s community to venture into international markets and to provide tangible benefits for those who have plans to take flight beyond the domestic market.
TaFF is also launching a programme called The Bridge Fashion Incubator (TBFI), supported by Enterprise Singapore, which will run at TCS.
TBFI is a 30-week long programme that equips and enables aspiring firms who are keen to launch and/or scale their business in the fashion industry. Applicants may include firms with fashion or accessories collections, fashion technology and textile-related products or solutions. Applicants for the program will be curated by a panel of distinguished business veterans from both the fashion & textile and technology industry. Successful applicants will undergo mentorship in product portfolio development, business model structuring, pitching, and relevant exposure totechnological innovations and sustainability.
Club Coco Nut at Tanglin Mall is a family space where mums and dads can keep their children entertained, be productive and meet other like-minded people. It is not only a multi-disciplinary edutainment space for children aged 6 months (accompanied) to 6 years+ but also a co-work space for parents too.
Club Coco Nut gives modern parents a break by keeping kids entertained with a variety of engaging classes including sports, mandarin, drama, art, sensory play, hip-hop dance and so much more.
That’s why they are more than a record store, cafe or a bar. They are a space for gigs, workshops, screenings and talks, too — they strive to connect the music community, bringing them together and providing them with the resources, knowledge and opportunities to create, curate and perform.
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and also cooking that caters to both adults and kids. They have recently established their 2nd Singapore Studio in WestGate.
ABC Cooking Studio's classes are done in a small group, ensuring you maximum support from the teachers. Lessons are held multiple times a day (including Bread, Cake, Cooking, Wagashi, and Kids) and you can easily reserve the classes through your computer or cell phone.
Craft By 3 is a homegrown interior design-and-build studio built around the notion that form follows function, using quality products that outlive trends. Its creative direction is led by founder and Creative Director Idris Akbar with a refined aesthetic dedicated to creating beautiful spaces. Its two-storey showroom is filled with ideas where you can begin on your voyage to create one’s ideal and unique space.
Their 1,700 sq ft two-level design studio and showroom located at the Proxima @ Gambas in Sembawang pairs understated furniture with muted textures and tones on walls and flooring. It is designed in a way to make one feel at ease, calming the mind and senses as one steps through to the living room, weaving past the ground floor of the showroom that contains a studio, the kitchen proper and elements of the bedroom. The highlight of the space is the Korean Concept Pole System Wardrobe, inspired by the very idea of a walk-in wardrobe.
Craft by 3 carries various surfacing and flooring materials from partners such as Quartz and KompacPlus.
In addition to custom-tailored design, Craft by 3 also offers essential home decor packages which include all the work needed for a new home – carpentry, cement work, plumbing and wiring – and can be requested upon inquiry.
Is it possible to watch the car mechanics fix your vehicle without being in the same room? With TyrePlus's newly-opened Singapore flagship store, it is now possible! Thanks to their cinema windows, you can watch their passionate mechanics at work while doing your own thing!
TyrePlus is one of the world's largest automotive care specialists with more than 2,000 stores in 17 countries.
TyrePlus Singapore provides full top-quality car servicing under one roof. Their goal is to ensure that your vehicle is running as efficiently as possible. At TyrePlus, they understand the importance of keeping your car in tip-top shape for safer driving and an overall pleasant motoring experience. They take pride in answering any and all of your questions & concerns and with their team of car servicing experts on hand, you can be sure you’re getting the best information out there.
They offer competitive pricing on all of their products and services with no impact on quality. You will never have to worry about car maintenance again, or about which car service centre to choose. Put simply, they provide the best facilities and staff for all your vehicle repairs and services.
Tianzi Singapore is the first producer of modern pralines in Asia, based on an open concept workshop where only chocolate made in Singapore is used.
Genuinely elaborated by cocoa and chocolate experts, modern pralines are the next generation of chocolate treats that haven’t evolved for decades. Indeed, the modern praline is a freshly hand-made chocolate bonbon, with a lighter texture combined to daring flavor associations. This is a delicate treat to consume anywhere and for every celebration. It is crafted to match the local population growing demand for quality chocolate products and to delight everyone with a unique and unforgettable culinary experience.
They know their chocolate but they also believe that growing Singaporean creative talents in chocolate will bring a particular dimension to modern pralines, giving a Singapore touch. Therefore this is Cedric Puah, their Singaporean chef that you’ll meet in their open-concept workshop.
Regular gentle treatments can better upkeep and improve your skin and body health. It is important to stay in good shape because it reflects your personal grooming and self-confidence.
Understanding the importance, Skin Shape Club is founded as a boutique club to allow you to learn more about overall wellness and conveniently receive clinically-proven skin and slimming treatments that help keep you in good shape. Treatments are designed by doctors and skincare experts from Singapore and overseas where they can be done daily or weekly.
Treatment duration falls between 30mins to 1hr, highly suitable for people who has limited time yet wish to be well-groomed. Their aestheticians are professionally-trained and regularly being tested to ensure they provide optimal care during treatment procedures.Besides enjoying healthy snacks in their Club lounge, you can browse Skin Shape Club’s collections of wellness and skincare books and magazines to learn more about health and beauty. Complimentary Wi-Fi for all members and get invitations to workshops and talks Skin Shape Club organize throughout the year.
Glitch Singapore is a creative commune space + urban art gallery based in the east of Singapore. To preserve a part of Phunk Studio’s history, Glitch Singapore took over the beautiful space in a quaint neighbourhood in Tanjong Katong.
They curate art shows by local and international artists, workshops, collaborations and a space for all Glitches to hang out, indulge in discussions and create progress for the urban art form in Singapore.
The concept behind Glitch Singapore is to embrace that no one in this world is perfect. Every man, woman, boy or girl has a glitch. Not all glitches are bad, its just how one would embrace it and pushing him or herself to the limits to create something beautiful and great to challenge the norm. Being different has its perks after all.
This space is a world with infinite dimensions. They provide a platform for all to showcase their works and ideas to everyone, as well as sharing a space to create and innovate.
Stepping Out Studios believes that dance should be fun and accessible to everybody. Their 100% exam pass rate speaks for itself, but it is not what drives them, it is simply a consequence of having highly qualified and experienced instructors, properly fitted and stunning studios with motivated students.
They have classes for all ages, starting from just 2 years old ranging from Melody Bear, Ballet, Tap and Jazz.
Their Studios are the ideal place to set up a variety of dance sessions, workshops and events for the enjoyment and participation of all.
Geek Cafe started with love of coffee and technology together with their design touches, they are more than a computer store they are coffee geeks, tech geeks and design geeks!
They roast their own beans at their Headquarters located at crane road, roasting with perfection and love by themselves ensuring quality, allowing it to sit for a minimum of three weeks before going into the blender.
They communicate with you like their social engineering coffee/tea time mate. They will share, discuss and teach you but they also want to learn a trick or 2 from you.
Learn Leather crafting, Barista, Tech Repair, Bottle Gardening, Design and More with their workshops conducted at Geek Cafe HQ.
In the lead up to Singapore’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015, the National Museum will be undergoing another timely revamp so as to better share the Singapore Story and to celebrate the multiple voices in the nation’s historical narrative and the many facets of the multicultural “everyday heritage”.
The refreshed National Museum aims to be a museum for the people – a civic space where guests will enjoy visiting, allowing for reflection on what Singapore has achieved in the past and inspiring confidence in the future. It therefore aims to connect well with you through greater interactive and participatory experiences as well as enhanced coherence and integration of its narratives and displays.
The revamp will present a more comprehensive overview of Singapore’s history and development as a country in its galleries and spaces, which includes developing the nation’s post-1965 chapters that many Singaporeans can personally relate to. The galleries will be expected to re-open in the second half of 2015.
The existing office space on Level 3 of National Museum will be converted into a new Wing, called PLAY@NMS, which stands for “National Museum Singapore”. It will be a multi-sensory environment dedicated to children, with interactive exhibitions that encourage learning through play. Programmes thoughtfully curated based on the collections in the National Museum’s permanent galleries will be made available, to stimulate the young visitors’ natural curiosity and creativity. PLAY@NMS will be a multi-purpose space for interactive exhibitions, workshops as well as educationalplay.