Launching as part of Singapore Design Week, District Design Dialogue Holland Village (DDDHV) is an experiential platform dedicated to promoting awareness of design.
From March 10 to 18, the debut edition will transform Holland Village into a nexus of design activity involving graphics, fashion, music, lifestyle and food. Various sites, such as streets, shops, creative studios and terrace houses, will offer activities in which visitors can experience design in unexpected ways.
● 10 terrace house takeovers in Chip Bee Gardens offering design installations, retail pop-up concepts, panel talks, workshops, F&B and private dinners.
● A closed-street block party featuring Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, a pig-on-a-spit barbecue on Jalan Kelabu Asap, and free coffee from Allpress by the Monocle lifestyle store.
● Writers and poets from literary non-profit organisation Sing Lit Station to be writers-in-residence at The Library bar.
● “Ask-me-anything” sessions with creative personalities such as cultural rebel X’ho, visual artist Sam Lo (SKL0) and Steve Lawler, formerly of art gallery Kult.
● Food kiosks, workshops and private dinners at The Kitchen hosted by Steve Allen (Pollen), Kenneth Foong (Cure), Kabuke, Shermay’s Singapore Fine Foods and Wine RVLT.
● A pop-up millinery atelier and store-in-store concepts by Singaporean fashion labels at The Runway.
● Spatial play environments, coding and craft workshops for children at The Playground.
● Retail pop-ups by lifestyle brands, creative and craft workshops at The Lounge, including a pop-up tattoo studio by Vagabond Ink.
● Acoustic performances by Charlie Lim and Glen Wee, and sound art installations by Axel Serik.
● An immersive installation of a hyper-coloured giant walk-in wardrobe at House of Eyeyah!, by Steve Lawler and Tanya Wilson.