I'm kind of obsessed with this clutch that I found in Designation's online cave of wonders. It's made by Repleat, a Malaysian bag label by Debbie Leung, who started out making handmade chocolates in fancy gift packaging! Repleat bags are crafted from Polypropylene, and feature intricate pleating and die cuts. In short, they're works of art masquerading as bags, and I must have one.
#16 WE'RE SO EXCITED BY THIS! New York Magazine has featured our product, the Cartwheel Lamp by Nolin Teh, in their September issue, both offline and online. Haha. It's just one product but it's a big deal to us. WOHOO!
The lamp is completely sold out but we're working closely with Nolin to produce a new series of products. Stay tuned!
#15 Venus Buzz - 6 Cool Things That You Can Buy at DESIGNation.Co
Read Story here: http://www.venusbuzz.com/archives/78236/the-talent-of-the-nation-at-designation-co/
#14 STYLE BY ASIA did a feature on HWA-MAZING-CHAIRS! "HWA - a Malaysian-born brand recently launched their exclusive timber furniture designs that carry a glimpse of Malaysia’s colonial trappings in romancing Modern Classics after Malaysia’s Independence Day."
Read story here: http://www.stylebyasia.com/hwa-mazing-chairs/
#13 Thanks for the feature, Oon Yeoh of Business Circle! (Left: Michelle, Right: Kartina)
"..selling local designers’ wares has never been the end-game for Michelle. Ultimately, what she’d like to do is to create some kind of platform that can act as an incubator for local designers. She envisions one that could connect designers to a team of production experts so that get their products quickly developed and marketed through pre-order campaigns."
#12 June 14th - Sin Chew Daily covered our first official exhibition at the Perfect Livin' Home & Lifestyle Expo where we were stationed at the Design Hub.
#11 April 11th - By Lifestyle Asia. A moment with … Michelle Alice Tan, founder of DESIGNation. Read the article here!
#10 April 6th - We're on HAVEN Magazine by The EDGE early this month. They have graciously give us and our designers a 34-page spread and we're extremely grateful for it! Loved the write up too!
#9 TIME OUT KL WOHOO! April 2015 Issue. Check out our one - pager! So exciting!
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#8 Our Directors were on BFM 89.9 today! "DESIGNation is the home of quality local designer products. The idea was materialised online on Malaysia Day last year. They aim to boost Malaysia's creative economy by incubating and promoting emerging designers. Although they are still in their infancy stage, they recently launched a physical showroom, showcasing nine designers across furniture, home décor, accessories and stationeries" http://www.bfm.my/open-for-business-designation-co-michelle-tan-sri-kartina-tjandra.html
#7 Our founder and curator, Michelle Alice Tan was featured on Augustman Magazine March 2015 issue as one of the upcoming women entrepreneurs in conjunction with International Women's Day this month.
#6 DESIGNation's feature on The Star Newspaper, Star 2, Spaces on 18th Febuary 2015.
#5 Short interview with the Oriental Daily News on our new shop in Publika!