Prologue Collection | MCI Design
07 May 2013
Did you know that our first Designer Series initiative was co-funded by the Design for Business Innovation Grant (DBIG)?
DBIG is a grant that helps enterprises embark on a specific design project that results in innovative design solutions.
Also featured in this article is Scanteak's growing business in Japan. Read more about it HERE!
Prologue Collection | Lookbox Living #29
30 April 2013
SCANTEAK Plush Toy Workshop
16 April 2013
Our SCANTEAK Signature Store at Star Vista held its Grand Opening last weekend!
In honour of this event, we also held a plush toy workshop.
Both young and old, guided by our very own designers, made their very own plush toys out of baby socks!
We hope all participants enjoyed themselves and thank all our customers for your support!
Check out our FACEBOOK PAGE and see more!
SCANTEAK PLUSH TOY WORKSHOP
03 April 2013
We're having a Plush Toy workshop! Register to save yourself a spot now!
UPDATE (5 APR 2013): Our 14th April session is fully booked! Please note that we are unable to accomodate further registrants for the 14th (Sunday).
Prologue Collection | Expat Living Jan 2013
01 April 2013
Our Prologue Collection was featured in the January 2013 issue of Expat Living magazine!
Did you get to see it? If you didn't, read more about it HERE!
Visit our SCANTEAK Signature Showroom at Star Vista to see this latest collection!
Scanteak Welcomes WRC Delegates
25 March 2013
On 19 March 2013, delegates of the World Retail Congress (WRC) visited our humble abode at Joo Chiat Road. It was an afternoon of meaningful conversations and exchanges.
The guests were given a brief overview of Scanteak and they had an engaging discussion about the business with our Regional Marketing Director, Jamie Lim.
Thereafter, they were taken on a tour around our showroom where the PROLOGUE COLLECTION was also displayed. We were delighted that some guests were intrigued by our furniture collections.
See more pictures of the visit on our FACEBOOK PAGE!
Prologue Collection | Business Times executive lifestyle
25 March 2013
Many find local designed furniture "dated".
This BUSINESS TIMES ARTICLE tells you how we, at Scanteak, take on new design principles.
Take a look at the fresh designs and support local furniture!
Prologue Collection | Artinfo Feature
20 March 2013
Our latest Prologue Collection was featured in Artinfo!
Read more HERE, about how one of the pieces reminds the Designers of their meaningful research journey in Japan!
Chinese New Year Factory Clearance Sale
26 January 2013
With great pleasure, we would like to thank all our customers for supporting our Factory Clearance Sale at our Sungei Kadut Showroom the past 2 weekends.
There was Satay and Otak on the house, games and even freebies to be redeemed. Though it was raining the whole of the second weekend, it did not deter our customers from coming here and we deeply appreciate the support.
Even though the sale is over, our Chinese New Year promotions are still on-going till end February 2013. So come visit us and talk to our Lifestyle Consultants!
For more information: http://www.scanteak.com.sg/promotion/scanteak-cny-campaign-sale
For our Store Listings: http://www.scanteak.com.sg/store-locations
Scanteak Pop-Up Store at Isetan Scotts
25 January 2013
Bringing us closer to you, Scanteak collaborates with Isetan for a limited-time Pop-up store at Isetan Scotts Level 4 (next to Tonkichi Restaurant). The store features a range of our best-loved collections and will be there till end March 2013.
From special offers to exclusive 3-Day Isetan Card Member privileges, you are sure to find something to spruce up your home for the Lunar New Year. So POP by our store and check out the latest deals today!
For more information, click here: http://www.scanteak.com.sg/promotion/isetan-scotts-pop-up-store-promotions
SCANTEAK launches PROLOGUE!
13 December 2012
We've successfully launched our first-ever Designer Range, PROLOGUE!
The new Prologue collection is the result of a 2-year journey of extensive R&D and tedious prototyping. Launched at Isetan Scotts on 7 Dec 2012, the Prologue collection has received positive feedback and many queries from media and customers alike! Pictures of our Launch Event are available for viewing on our Facebook album (PROLOGUE Launch). The event was graced by esteemed guests, such as:
- His Excellency, Yoichi Suzuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Singapore, Embassy of Japan in Singapore
- Mr Ted Tan, Deputy CEO, SPRING Singapore
- Mr Jeffrey Ho, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council
- Mr Lim Tien Chun, Managing Director, Isetan (Singapore) Limited.
Other highlights of the event included the presentation of a S$100,000 cheque, from Scanteak's MD, Mr Lim Pok Chin and Isetan's MD, Mr Lim Tien Chun, to His Excellency, Yoichi Suzuki, who received it on behalf of the Singapore Red Cross Society. The cheque was a pledge of the first S$100,000 worth of sales from the Prologue collection, to the Japan Disaster Relief Fund.
Why the Japan Disaster Relief Fund?
The answer lies in the R&D, and the idea behind Prologue.
Scanteak saw that there was a market trend for more design-savvy products, as well as a growing need for creative solution to smaller living spaces. And there was no better role model for this than Japan. Our design partners for Prologue, Outofstock Design, then spent time in Japan researching lifestyles, habits and preferences of the Japanese market, and all this was amidst the recent Earthquake and Tsunami crisis. Wanting to give tribute to the country that inspired the Prologue collection, Scanteak has pledged the first fruits of Prologue sales to help the rebuilding efforts in Japan.
What's so special about Prologue?
The difference is in the design story, and keeping true to it.
The Outofstock team found that in Japan, due to the smaller living spaces, larger, chunky furniture would make apartments look cluttered. To avoid the claustrophic effect, most Japanese homes would keep their furniture minimal, lithe and sleek. Keeping furniture designs thin and minimal would then make a home look more spacious, and hence more comfortable. Being mindful of budget, and valuing the furniture they keep at home, Japanese families like to find ways to make their home pieces look brand new, according to preference, or even according to the season. Hence, the Outofstock team devised a clever way of changing the look and feel of certain pieces, though the use of cushion fabrics, in colours not usually available for other Scanteak pieces.
Normally, during product development, it's a common practice to include an additional strip of wood, or an additional support beam, to ensure that all products are stable and durable. However, with Prologue, challenge met was to keep each piece as stable and durable as every other Scanteak piece, while staying true to the designers' initial designs. It was tough, but we are proud to have achieved that balance.
Who are Outofstock?
Our design partners for the Prologue collection, Outofstock Design is a collective of international award-winning designers, based in Singapore.
Outofstock is a design collective, born out of a fortuitous meeting in Stockholm, hence the name Outofstock. Gabriel Tan and Wendy Chua from Singapore, Gustavo Maggio from Argentina and Sebastián Alberdi from Spain met at Electrolux Design Lab 2005. They connected, kept in touch, and after a reunion in 2006, decided to collaborate. This collaboration grew into an integrated studio offering interior and product design services. (excerpt from outofstockdesign.com)
For more about Outofstock, please visit their website: http://www.outofstockdesign.com/html/
Where can I view/purchase Prologue?
Following the Launch sale at Isetan Scotts, the Prologue collection will be available for viewing and for sale only at SCANTEAK Signature, at The Star Vista.
We will be updating our Facebook page with introductions to each product, so stay tuned! :)
COLOUR MY HOME COLOURING CONTEST
30 November 2012
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ACADEMY FANTASIA TICKET GIVEAWAY!
14 August 2012
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SCANTEAK FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ScanteakSG
11 August 2012
Organised by Concern & Care Society, join celebrity artists like Huang Jing Lun, S.K Poon, Zhang Xue Fang, Youtube Sensastion Dr Jiajia & BigBro (and many more!) in this free ticketed concert to celebrate its 10th Anniversary!
Scanteak is now giving away limited complimentary tickets* to the concert - Life Is Beautiful Because Of You (因為有你, 所以幸福).
Email us at email@example.com with the subject title "Life is Beautiful Concert" for more redemption details. Join us on the 24th of August 2012 (Friday) at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for a fantastic night of music and entertainment!
*Max redemption of 4 Ticket per person
** CCS was formed in 2001 to cater to the needs of elderly such as involving them and training them in volunteer works; and also to promote good moral values as well as to care for their well-being.
Visit SISTIC website for more information on the concert.
Scanteak Park Mall 48 Hour Makeover
01 March 2012
Scanteak is participating in this year’s SingaPlural – Singapore Furniture Design Week!
From 7th to 11th March 2012, our showroom at Park Mall (#03-02) will be undergoing a 48-hour makeover as part of SingaPlural’s Design-Larger-Than-Life competition. Students from Temasek Polytechnic (TP) will be in charge of giving our showroom a brand new look to go with the theme “Love, Think, Design, Green”. The team, made up of students selected from different fields of Design, have at least 30% of our showroom to work with, so everyone is invited to come and view their showcase!
Temasek Polytechnic is among the five design schools selected for this competition. Each school will be partnered with an industry retailer, and is given a funding of $2,000 for the project. Not only for showcasing and encouraging local talent, the competition is also aimed at developing an understanding of furniture design with reference to the environment and its sustainability. Another objective is to introduce and encourage “Green & Eco” designs.
SingaPlural is a design trail featuring the best of local design, and is held in conjunction with the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2012/29th ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS 2012). Co-organisers include the Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC), International Furniture Fair Singapore Pte Ltd (IFFS). Other supporters include International Enterprise Singapore, SPRING Singapore, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau and Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
SingaPlural – Singapore Furniture Design Week 2012: PRESS RELEASE
01 March 2012
We've freshen up our Scanteak website, in the hopes of bringing you a brand new Scanteak experience!
We hope you will like the change & we welcome everyone to share your thoughts with us on Scanteak Facebook :)