Singaporean design is beginning to rise with a new generation of creative talents including Creativeans.
They have had stints as designers in Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and Australia, but when they started their design practice, the Creativeans chose to be in Singapore, the country where four of them started out.
Kimming Yap, Yulia Saksen, Khairul Hussin and Sharina Bi, first met in the industrial design programme of Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) a decade ago. In 2011, they created ‘Treasures of the Little Red Dot,’ their debut collection for Milan’s SaloneSatellite, which has won accolades and established the Creativeans as one of Singapore’s up-and-coming design collectives. But it merely started on a whim, when they came together after a class gathering in 2010 to design products for fun. “We didn’t intend to start a company. To be honest, we were quite bored with our work, so we decided to do something on our own,” says Kimming, who has a Masters from Domus Academy and was then working for Studio ITO Design in Milan.
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