Singapore, November, 2017— Singapore-based architecture practice WOHA launched its new design brand wohabeing at Maison&Objet Paris in September 2017. Awarded Maison&Objet Designer of the Year, Asia, wohabeing debuted six collections of homeware that were developed in collaboration with five wonderful partners: apaiser, Industry+, Luzerne, The Rug Maker and WonderGlass.
The six collections, designed by Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell, were shown to the Singapore public for the first time in a exhibition at the National Design Centre. Named “Bonjour, wohabeing”, the exhibition encompassed all objects shown in Paris, as well as new pieces, such as the Diaspora tableware range and new apartment-sized Corak rugs. The collections each featured a distinct personality and style with different combinations of objects, ranging from furniture, rugs, lights, bathware to tableware.
At the opening of “Bonjour, wohabeing”, the new collaboration with their Portuguese partner Wewood was officially announced. Wewood manufactures and distributes the furniture of the Bintan Collection and Ulu Indoor Collection. The collections of furniture, rugs, lights, bathware and tableware were showcased in the custom-designed pavilion, called “the beanstalk”, at the National Design Centre.
The opening event took place on 7 December in the Atrium of the National Design Centre.