DESINERE (MELVIN ONG)
Singapore-based design studio Desinere was founded by Melvin Ong. Melvin graduated First Class Honours from Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design with a degree in Product Design in 2010. Upon graduation Melvin had the opportunity to be under the tutelage of established designers such as Chris Lefteri and Reiko Kaneko. He then went on to work with London design agency Brand42, where he was involved with projects from CNN, Johnnie Walker and Mailonline. Melvin has also ex¬hibited his personal work as part of a collaborative at Tent London 2010 and the Milan Salone Satel¬lite in 2011. Ong decide to move back home to Singapore in 2012 to establish his studio, Desinere. Desinere launched its first collection at Design Tide Tokyo in 2012.
The alchemy in this object – inspired in form by the ruffs adorning Elizabethian costumes - sees a marriage of craft, technology & materials where the intricate pattern and nuances of hand pleated paper are captured onto a 3D printed surface coupled with an eclectic mix of spun wood, metal and 3d printed nylon.