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Commissioned Works

Utama Collection

Collective collaborated with the master enamellist from Royal Insignia to hand craft a limited release of this brooch in silver and 2 new tie clips in turquoise and grey using design elements from artworks by artists Katy and Adeline (both are visually impaired). Also, Collective partnered Binary Style to adapt designs from persons with disabilities to produce 5 chiffon scarves and 2 silk satin twillies for sale.

Istana Commissioned State Gifts

The Istana commissioned Collective to produce a collection of 4 state gifts for gifting to foreign dignitaries and head of states. Master craftsmen from SPD Bookbindery and SPD Artisan Collab designed, hand-bound and hand-stitched the half-leather bound journal and leather valet tray respectively. Original art pieces created by artists with disabilities were adapted to create an exquisite porcelain plate and a fashionable scarf by Supermama and Binary Style respectively.

Breathing Batik Collection (2022)

Singapore museum store Supermama presents the M for Museum showcase with an eclectic cast of local designers and artists at Milano Design Week 2022. From digital artists reshaping physical goods to artists with disabilities pushing the boundaries of Southeast Asian craft, this exhibit points to the ingenuity of Singapore talents as agents of social good in an ever-changing world.

This lacquerware collection is our foray into batik-inspired prints—an art form that pays homage to our Southeast Asian heritage. All the designs were crafted by Singaporean artists with disabilities. With this patchwork of vibrant objects, we shine a light on inclusive design, presenting the creations of these under-represented talents to a global audience.

EV Mooncakes (2022)

Our 2022 Enabling Village Mooncake gift sets consists the beautifully designed 3-Tier Tiffin Carriers and their matching neoprene bags. The designs are adapted from 𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘬 under Supermama Store’s M for Museum collection for Milan Design Week 2022, based on original art pieces are from our makers with disabilities. The limited edition gift set contains a set of 𝘠𝘪𝘹𝘪𝘯𝘨 clay teapot and 2 𝘠𝘪𝘹𝘪𝘯𝘨 glazed porcelain cups painted by artists from Arts@Metta with food-safe ink. Every painting is unique so no two sets are the same. The mooncakes are baked by bakers with disabilities from Metta Cafe and MINDS.


Past Workshops

ION x BYND ARTISAN X SPD

Christmas 2021, ION Orchard decided to dress their frontline team with specially commissioned Christmas-themed brooches to be created by persons with disabilities.

Collective connected experienced artisans from Bynd Artisan to conceptualise the brooch design, and guided apprentices from SPD on how to assemble each brooch.

Individual handcrafted leather pieces were handstitched into mistletoes, and attached onto a magnetic clasp to transform them into fashionable holiday brooches.

This project contributed to the running of the SPD Artisan Collab programme, which provides vocational training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.


NUS x Arts@Metta

Collective worked with undergraduates from the NUS School of Design & Environment on a 14-week design sprint, to reimagine and propose product ideas that leverage the strengths and talents of artists from Arts@Metta.

The winning proposal creatively uses the silkscreen technique to repurpose and reduce wasted batik pieces created during the artists’ training process. This silkscreen technique was taught to Metta artists through our capability-building workshop, which helped our artists see their designs in a different light. Compared to conventional batik artwork, the silkscreen patterns overlaid on batik paintings created a fresh perspective, opening up new possibilities to how this technique could be applied on more of Metta’s product offerings.



Past Collaboration Projects

UBS Art Exhibition

Held in conjunction with UBS’s 50th anniversary and new office opening in Nov 2021. Collective displayed 18 artworks by three Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards (GCTEA) winners which were auctioned during the exhibition.



Pop-up Market at The Art Faculty

On Fridays and Saturdays, from 26 Nov 2021 – 18 Dec 2021, the i’mable Collective together with our makers took turns to sell their wares at The Art Faculty’s pop-up market located within Enabling Village.



Chinese Calligraphy Workshop & Showcase with Visually Impaired Artist, Wesley Seah

i'mable Collective partnered ION Orchard to provide shoppers the opportunity to attend a calligraphy workshop conducted by visually impaired calligraphy artist, Wesley Seah, as part of ION Orchard's "Spring into Abundance" Lunar New Year celebration.
Wesley is a visually-impaired artist who specialises in incorporating Chinese colour pigments and acrylic paint into his art pieces. Wesley's artworks consists predominantly of calligraphy and mountainscape as it gives him the creative room to explore and experiment. His artworks have been sold and gifted to ministers and officials in Singapore, a true testament to Wesley’s artistic qualities.
During the workshop at ION Art gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard, Wesley taught shoppers to write Chinese calligraphy and also received a Chinese New Year greeting specially written by him. Wesley's works were on display for sale as well and 50% of sale proceeds were donated to Mediacorp Enable Fund which supports the aspirational needs of persons with disabilities.

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