At Asia’s only boutique designer sleepover, In bed With Designers, a number of hotel rooms are transformed into carefully curated caves of innovative products and beautiful creations. In bed With Designers, curated by buyMeDesign, connects emerging visionary designers with passionate design lovers, the media, industry professionals, and buyers in a relaxed and multi-sensory business and networking environment. Visitors have the chance to engage, interact, and even get into bed with designers!
- 200 designers across 15 different countries
- Reaching over 5000 visitors from around the world
- In collaboration with top Asian design weeks and specialized media platforms
- Hosts exclusive sub-events such as buyer tours, talks, contests, cocktail parties, and the Spot Design Award
- Extensive printed and online media coverage
In bed With Designers, a platform where the public can cozy up to emerging designers, helps to bring buyers, the media, design lovers, and the designers closer together. The event works in tandem with our unique online services at buyMeDesign, which allow the designers and the public to connect. The event has previously occurred under major design events such as Business of Design Week and Taiwan Designers’ Week, demonstrating our strong presence in the Asian design ecosystem.
buyMeDesign x Naiise Pop-Up Store – In bed With Designers
Online design curators buyMeDesign and Naiise are joining hands to create a unique pop-up store to sell designs from rising talented designers from across the globe. We will bring a selection of cutting-edge products from our design event In bed With Designers Ovolo Southside to Singapore.
Naiise, our official retail partner, will be selling our curated international design products at their flagship store at Clarke Quay for a period of at least 3 months. The pop-up is set to open March 11 2016 during the Singapore Design Week, Maison&Objet Asia and SingaPlural.
Naiise Flagship Store @ Central – Clarke Quay
About the Organizers:
buyMeDesign is the online design curator of choice with a boutique and bespoke mindset. We support the development of emerging designers, brands and shops through a unique mix of online and offline exposure towards both B2C consumers and B2B retail audiences. We are the organizers of In bed With Designers, a one-of-a-kind design event in which designers from all over the world are invited to a design hotel to exhibit and sell their designs.
Naiise is a Singapore-based curated destination for original design products and your daily dose of design inspiration. With six stores in Singapore and an e-commerce platform, Naiise is among the fastest growing design retailers in Singapore, and currently stocks more than 8,000 products from 600+ emerging and established brands from Singapore and around the world.
Prior to the opening of our pop-up store, buyMeDesign will have a media booth at Maison&Objet Asia. Come visit us in the media village March 8th – 11th! See you in Singapore!
In bed With Designers “O!” Hong Kong | December 2015
The 5th edition of In bed With Designers took place at the Ovolo Southside Hotel, member of the Design Hotels™ group, in Hong Kong. Across the weekend, 50 designers from 15 countries across the globe to 30 hotel rooms at the Ovolo Southside Hotel in Hong Kong to create a hub of creativity and wonder.
SPOT Design Award 2016
On Saturday, December 5th, a panel of eight distinguished industry experts put their heads together to choose the three best designs of the event. It was Philippines-based brand Loudbasstard that took home the SPOT Design Award for their innovative Hybrid Amplifier. Runner-up was Lil Nika’s ‘Red safari’ playware, consisting of beautifully designed, zero-waste children’s lighting designs doubling as a fun role-playing toy. The third place was reserved for Tree-Labs‘ ASTRO speaker, a minimalist audio design made with silicon and aluminium featuring artwork by renowned tattoo collective ‘Tattoo Temple’.
Our three-day long sleepover also played host to several interesting sub-events.
On Saturday, December 5th, Style by Asia‘s managing director Sandra Smedhall tackled the issue of the Future of Design in Asia with a knowledgeable panel and the audience’s input.
On Sunday, December 6th, Surya Vanka led the very first Design Swarm Workshop in Hong Kong. Later that day, famous Chinese cartoonist Tango Gao joined our sleepover to draw the In bed With Designers visitors and exhibit t-shirts and books featuring his quirky and endearing drawings.
In bed With Designers Singapore | March 2015
For our first edition if In bed With Designers in Singapore, buyMeDesign collaborated with the New Majestic Hotel, a member of Design Hotels™ group. At our Singaporean sleepover, 31 designers exceeded their creative boundaries, and transformed 12 hotel rooms into fascinating personal exhibits.
A panel of industry professionals headed by Carsten Lima, Director for Design Hotels Asia Pacific, Owner of Unlisted Collection and New Majestic Hotel Loh Lik Peng, and including architect Moore Cheng and Matt Turner, Chief editor of Sleeper Magazine, put their heads together to choose the best design of all the exhibitors. It was Taiwanese brand Alphonso that took home the coveted Spot Design Award 2015 with their innovative ‘Be Dove’ lamp.
Our event may have left Singapore, but our designers’ products are still there, thanks to our partnership with Robinsons’s The Heeren. Their flagship store at Orchard road is retailing a selection of our best-selling designer items. Our bold and striking display and ditto products are located at the fifth floor.
Read the full re-cap of In bed With Designers Singapore HERE.
In bed With Designers French Kiss | May 2014
As part of Le French May in Hong Kong, the event included prominent French designers and specially curated French-themed designs.
The event wrapped up with special guest Tango drawing live caricatures for visitors. The Chinese artist creates simple yet whimsical illustrations that make you think twice about every day objects and situations.
“It’s inspiring for the consumers as well as for the designers,”
~ Frederic Gooris from Studio Gooris
“I like the whole concept. Exhibiting in a hotel is a unique experience and I’m really excited and proud to participate and to meet other great designers and guests,” ~ Manchuen Hui, founder of Koncept
“In Bed With Designers was a great event! The whole weekend was very chilled & relaxed, not only did you have time to speak to the visitors but it was also a great opportunity to spend time with other designers and just talk about design!” ~ Katarina Ivarsson, founder Boris Design Studio
Curated by buyMeDesign | Online Design Curators
When we began buyMeDesign in 2010 we set out with the mission to reveal unique designs and support visionary emerging designs. Over the last few years we’ve shown our expertise in curation, and have worked hard to serve designers, brands, shops, buyers, and design lovers all in one complete experience.
“buyMeDesign is passionate about discovering and revealing design gems and supporting emerging designers.”
We created this event to provide a platform to introduce innovative and creative designers to the expanding Asian market. In bed With Designers is the physical representation of our design curation and is the new destination in Hong Kong to discover, experience and interact with the latest global designs and designers.
buyMeDesign is the online design curator of choice with a boutique and bespoke mindset, who support the development of emerging designers and brands through a unique mix of online and offline exposure towards both consumer and retail audiences.
buyMeDesign is trusted for its expertise in spotting, selecting and revealing unique designs from visionary emerging designers and brands. It stands out by helping to develop promising international talents to bring design lovers a unique shopping experience.
Whether a cool gift idea or stylish furniture for interior decoration, buyMeDesign serves all designers, brands, shops and design lovers.