19 Feb – The Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) to heighten the awareness of environmental sustainability and encourage the adoption of green best practices among Singapore Furniture companies.
The MOU outlines a three-year plan where SFIC and SEC will work together to improve furniture manufacturers’ sustainability expertise through various programmes. This includes training seminars and conferences, as well as programmes to help companies undertake the SEC’s Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS), a leading environmental standard and certification mark.
The MOU also calls on both organisations to jointly educate consumers on the value of environmentally sustainable product through community outreach programmes. The MOU underscores the growing importance of sustainable manufacturing and enhances SFIC’s vision of developing a sustainable furniture industry.
8 Mar – The Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) has partnered seven other design-centric associations of the DesignS network to curate SingaPlural 2013 – Celebrating Design, a multi-faceted design event which returns alongside the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2013 / ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS), The Décor Show 2013 and Hospitality 360°.
The eight day celebration between 8th and 15th March 2013 featured 350 installations, symposiums, competitions, and many other activities from local and international design talents across diverse design disciplines including Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, as well as Interior, Furniture, Graphic and Fashion Design.
These exclusively curated design spaces were located in five different locations; from the Singapore Expo to the bustling streets of Orchard Road at *SCAPE, Dhoby Ghaut Green, outside The Cathay and Park Mall. SingaPlural 2013 has also seen a stronger focus on the development of green products and the sustainability efforts from an array of initiatives by designers and company.