12 March – SingaPlural 2014 became the anchor event of Singapore Design Week
The scale of SingaPlural 2014 saw a 21% increase from our previous year with 317 local and international participants and collaborations. Officially launched by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, over 50,000 local and international audience were treated to an excellent display of 270 design installations as well as a robust exchange of knowledge and best practices throughout the week.
6 Feb – Launch of Creative Craftsman Apprenticeship Programme
The SFIC Institute, National Trades Union Congress’ e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and The Polytechnic of Western Australia (PWA), with the support from the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), jointly launched a comprehensive apprenticeship programme to develop a pool of skilled local carpenters for the Singapore furniture industry.
28 Oct: MoU between SFIC and School of Design, Nanyang Polytechnic, as one of our key initiatives to foster design-centric growth and to expand Singapore’s influence within the global furniture industry.
31 Oct: In conjunction with SG50 celebration, SFIC honoured 26 pioneers who have laid the foundations and contributed significantly to the industry at SFIC Dinner & Dance 2014.