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Design events in Singapore: Art de Vivre à la Française 2017 will see the best of French heritage and decor over 3 days

A luxury showcase of the best French living and art allows you to soak in design and elegance at Singapore’s inaugural Art de Vivre, organised by Business France

Feb 22, 2017 | By Teri Chong

L’art De Vivre is the art of living, and what better way to do that than to celebrate both art and living in an amalgamation of both facets. Singapore will welcome the inaugural Art De Vivre à la Française design event, to be held from March 8 to 10. Highlighting a growing interest in French design, the event will feature a spread of French cultural heritage and the opulent concept of French Living Art through luxury furniture, décor and lighting. The event is led by Business France, a national agency dedicated to harnessing export and import relations and the international progress of the French economy.

Art De Vivre à la Française will bring to the table French cultural heritage with 13 unique brands on display, each specialising in furniture, décor or tableware. One of these brands is Ulgador, a specialist in decór that uses out of the ordinary techniques to produce signature pieces.  Eight of these brands have attained the Enterprise du Patrimoine Vivant label (EPV) for their exquisite eye for design. Spread over two floors of the Inverturrent House on Gallop Road, the classic scenography will be created by French-born Singapore-based designer Isabelle Miaja. The Inverturrent House —once the former residence of French ambassadors from 1939 to 1999—places the show in a heritage site, maintaining the theme of the event.

Wallpaper from Ulgador

Having already had a successful international run in spunky Shanghai under their belt, the organisers searched for a fresh location to expand their reach. Singapore was unanimously surmised as the next stop in their voyage. The vibrancy and contemporariness of the city were some of the key points that tipped the scale in the Garden City’s favour.

“Singapore is an attractive and vibrant lifestyle hub in Southeast Asia with many Singaporeans eager for design trends and new experiences”, commented HE M. Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to Singapore. “The Little Red Dot is destined to be the next design capital of Asia thanks to its unique exposure to the various cultures and its increasing curiosity in discovering innovative and exciting parallels.”

Art de Vivre Singapore 2017 will be held from March 8 to 10 at The Inverturret House at 7 Gallop Road, 258965 Singapore.


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