de·signs / di-'zīnz / plural noun
 a secretive plot or scheme, often with hostile or selfish intents:
 He had designs on the chair.






Pieces from the Striped Ming and Spotted Nyonya Collection will be exhibited at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum for its Triennial.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” the fifth installment of the museum’s popular contemporary design exhibition series. With projects ranging from experimental prototypes and interactive games to fashion ensembles and architectural interventions, “Beauty” will fill most of two floors of the museum with more than 250 works by 62 designers from around the globe. 

“Featuring recent work from the most outstanding voices in the global design scene, ‘Beauty’ will expand the discourse around the transformative power of aesthetic innovation,” said Caroline Baumann, director of the museum. “The exhibition will celebrate design as a creative endeavor that engages the mind, body and senses with works of astonishing form and surprising function.”

Organized by Assistant Curator Andrea Lipps and Senior Curator of Contemporary Design Ellen Lupton, the exhibition explores beauty through seven lenses: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental and transformative.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
12 Febuary - 21 August 2016

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"Leo Cycloid Tessella Alcantara" was produced to represent Singapore in the Local Icons. East/West project held at MAXXI the Italian National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, curated by Giulio Cappellini and Domitilla Dardi.

With Local Icons. East/West the designers Studio Job, Constance Guisset, Poetic Lab, Mischer Traxler, Gam Fratesi, Neri&Hu, Hans Tan, Michael Young, Poetic Lab and Cosmas Gozali interpret 10 capitals belonging to two geopolitical macro-areas through an object that embodies their essence in an imaginary dialogue between East and West.

Through a direct and indirect dialogue with the designers, Alcantara and MAXXI have staged a fresh cultural debate, an exchange of views between two different ways of life in contemporary metropolises, channelling these reflections into prototypes that are asked to capture the essence of the places.

MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
Via Guido Reni, 4/A
00196 Rome
05 Febuary - 28 Febuary 2016

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Singapore Blue will be exhibited alongside some previous works such as Fruitbowl Lah, Merlion Shopper and Picture Perfect Postcard in this retrospective exhibition, together with more than 90 works created by the designers that started the "Singapore Souvenirs movement".

National Design Centre
25 July - 16th August 2015
9am till 9pm daily

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Hans Tan has been invited by the Taiwan Design Centre to exhibit at the "Rising Asian Stars" segment of the 5th Creative Expo Taiwan. 30 emerging designers form 7 Asian countries have been selected to participate. Striped Ming 9,10,11&12 and Singapore Blue will debut at this exhibition. 

Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
29 April - 04 May 2015

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Hans Tan has been invited by Kinetic to exhibit "Bundled Vase" at a project titled ‘Bank of Kinetic‘ (聚寶苑), alongside 49 other local creatives to joint and make up 50 in celebration of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. This exhibition project is part of the 2015 national celebrations of Singapore’s 50th year of independence. An international showcase of Singapore’s creative talent across creative sectors such as the arts, music, film, design, dining and fashion. It aims to refresh international perceptions and profile Singapore as a vibrant creative city.

The Bank of Kinetic will travel to Beijing (22 to 24 Apr 2015), London (10 to 14 Jun 2015), New York City (30 Sept to 4 Oct 2015) and return to Singapore (20 to 29 Nov 2015).

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