Nathan Yong: In the Scheme of Things

To celebrate his 20 years of activity, Nathan Yong Design and the DesignSingapore Council organized an exhibition at the National Design Center in Singapore.

Nathan Yong was one of the first Singaporean designers to establish himself internationally, thanks to collaborations with many companies in the industry, many of which are Italian.

Stack small tables, by Living Divani

The exhibition “In the Scheme of Things” showcases 30 products which are already on the market, and 10 new projects. The projects are explained with sketches, drawings and various materials. This “scheme” illustrates the development and fine-tuning of an object, from the idea to the product ready for sale.

Pebble coffee tables, by Ligne Roset

One of the exhibition’s targets is also to encourage Singapore furniture companies to explore the methodological process behind product design.

Bookshelf Off Cut, di Living Divani

The setting, also designed by Nathan Yong, is a sort of wraparound cocoon in white Tyvek, which leave the scene to the products, the actual stars.

The products designed by Nathan Yong Design over the last 20 years range from small tables to bookcases. Among them, we can mention the small tables Bolle by Living Divani or Pebble by Ligne Roset, and the bookcase Off Cut, also by Living Divani.

A space is dedicated to lights, like the Parachute lamp, again for Ligne Roset. Another project for overseas brand  is Valet, the bedroom valet for Gebruder Thonet Vienna.

Parachute lamps, by Ligne Roset

Finally, among the different works of Nathan Yong, we can also mention the Flow bench, for public spaces, and the trophy for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix in 2012, made by Royal Selangor.


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