Our Fools’ Gold cabinets are finally coming to Singapore! After a successful showing at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan last year during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, and appearing in numerous prominent media outlets, they are going to be showcased at the prestigious Singapore Art Museum this Saturday onwards.
“The Alchemists” project is a nod to the Italian avant-garde group of the 1970s Studio Alchimia, whose members produced design pieces inspired by the ancient art of Alchemy, transforming the ordinary to the precious.
A new generation of designers from Singapore embarked on a creative investigation through this magic perspective of matter transmutation. The starting point for The Alchemists project was the question: “How could we transform matter by our will of improving shapes and the meaning of things?”
“The Alchemists” showcase at the Singapore Art Museum is the result of a lecture and workshop series, led by curators Stefano Casciani (IT) and Patrick Chia (SG). The prototypes on show are both a homage to the culture of the avant-garde and a proposal for innovation in contemporary times.