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The world’s leading businesses are discovering the transformative power of design as a vital element of corporate strategy. Fortune 500 giants like GE, IBM and Ford Motor as well as tech dynamos like Alphabet, Apple and Facebook are investing heavily to strengthen their design capabilities not just to make their products more aesthetically pleasing and easier to use, but to understand their customers and keep them coming back. The world’s most successful companies are embracing design thinking in every aspect of what they do: from what type of goods and services they provide to how they interact with customers, recruit and develop talent and structure their organizations.

Presenting Brainstorm Design
Brainstorm Design is a unique new conference dedicated to exploring the increasingly crucial nexus between business and design. The three-day event, to be held at The Mandarin Oriental Singapore on March 6-8, 2018, is the latest addition to Fortune’s influential Brainstorm conference series. For the first time, Time Inc. will combine the editorial wisdom and resources of three of its biggest brands: Fortune, TIME and Wallpaper*. Editors from all three titles will collaborate to deliver a lively and informative event that brings together the Fortune 500’s most powerful executives and the world’s most talented designers.

Beatrix Ong MBE will be speaking on SUSTAINABILITY X DESIGN on Thursday 8th March 2018.




world tour

MILAN, 2017


A year after the launch of The Shoe Tree commissioned by Wallpaper* Magazine, the furniture piece by BEATRIX ONG x  Joined and Jointed was selected to be displayed at the prestigious La Triennale di Milano during Salone del Mobile 2017, in Milan.

The Shoe Tree will be touring worldwide at the following locations:

🇸🇬 Wallpaper* Handmade Classics, Gillman Barracks, Singapore⠀
9 Mar - 11 June 2017⠀

🇮🇹 La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy⠀
6–16 April 2017⠀

🇭🇰 City Hall, Hong Kong⠀
6–28 June 2017⠀

🇰🇷 Dongdaemun,Design Plaza, Seoul, S. Korea⠀
26 Aug–16 Sept 2017⠀

🇺🇸 Block 37⠀
Chicago, USA (in collaboration with Chicago Design Museum)⠀
9–29 Oct 2017⠀

The Shoe Tree and boxes are available to purchase at Wallpaper* Store.





Beatrix Ong MBE was a guest speaker at Time Inc's first design conference in Singapore. Following a presentation and panel discussion with Tony Chambers, Editor -in-Chief of Wallpaper* Magazine, Ong was interviewed by Fortune during Singapore Design Week’s Innovation by Design Conference where she was honoured as an influential next generation designer.




Photo credit: Barry Wacksman



singapore + Wallpaper* Handmade classics



The Shoe Tree by BEATRIX ONG x  Joined and Jointed was selected to be included in Wallpaper* Handmade Classics.

Launched on 9 March as part of the fourth annual Singapore Design Week, the exhibition will present a selection of the finest designs from Wallpaper’s Handmade initiative. An annual project now in its eighth year, Wallpaper* Handmade sees the world’s foremost design magazine cherry-pick cutting-edge artists, makers and manufacturers from around the globe to create one-off pieces. From sleek industrial accessories to furniture, food, fashion and more, the works are presented each year as an exhibition at Milan’s Salone del Mobile and in a special edition of the magazine. It’s a profound enterprise, exploring the meeting of design and expert craftsmanship through ingenuity and customisation.