In quantum physics, the phenomenon of superposition refers to the combination of all possible states in a system. In the realm of design, a similar phenomenon is burgeoning: while design is nothing, it is simultaneously also everything.
Hosted by Design Singapore Council, Design Superposition is the latest art exhibition at the National Design Centre. Showcasing the works of 10 local and international artists, the exhibition seeks to examine the true value of design.
Through the exploration of the inherently duplicitous nature of art, 10 artists have created pieces that are bound to make you reflect and ponder on the true value of design to society.
Each artist will bring to you a different facet of design through a unique viewing lens that makes use of each of their respective expertise in fields of illustration, architecture with fengshui principles, industrial design, science technology, fashion, digital media, visual art, and nature.
Below, we highlight five of the artworks currently on display.
1. 100 Marble Tiles by Offcut Factory
Tackling the issue of material waste, the artwork by Offcut Factory features 100 slabs of marble, 10 of which are made from discarded marble. A material that is often rejected by clients for not being perfect enough, the team at Offcut Factory hopes to use this installation as a conduit to educate the public on the issue of material waste and how our arbitrary perception of beauty heavily contributes to it.
Indeed, one man's trash is another man's treasure. Offcut Factory is an initiative that seeks to imbue material waste with new life. Working with manufacturing companies to create new value from their discarded material waste by design, Offcut Factory hopes to encourage efforts towards a sustainable future where businesses adopt more environmentally friendly alternative solutions.