A collaboration with Talking Textiles to offer unique designs, inspired by our Singaporean heritage, places and culture, exclusively printed in glass.
Talking Textiles is an art studio founded by Deborah McKellar that produces artworks and textiles for interior spaces. As the name suggests, Talking Textiles aims to tell the stories of Singapore, highlighting its rich culture and heritage.
The Traveller's Palm design was inspired by the lush plants that surround the Raffles Hotel. The growing branches of this fan-shaped palm is said to “travel” depending on the direction of the sun, with each new branch turning either toward or away from the sun, hence its name.
Singapore Treasures is an original artwork created by Deborah McKellar of Talking Textiles, made available as a feature right in your own kitchen.
Singapore Treasures backsplash features elements that hark back to the Straits Settlements, a group of British territories in Southeast Asia. Singapore became part of the Straits Settlements in 1826, before it was named a Crown colony in 1867. Singapore grew exponentially during this time, establishing itself as an important trading post and welcoming an influx of immigrants from all over the world seeking a brighter future.
The Straits Settlements stamp in this artwork is based on an actual postage stamp in circulation from 1937 to 1941. Featuring King George VI, this is the last stamp series of the Straits Settlements. The abstract blue, watery splashes of ink in the backsplash design evoke the sea and the surrounding waters, which made Singapore flourish as an island entrepôt in the early days. The story of European explorers arriving on the tropical island of Singapore with all its beautiful flora and fauna is expressed through this artwork.
Long Bar Fan
The Long Bar Fan design was inspired by the ceiling fans found at the Raffles Hotel's famous Long Bar.
Invoke a sense of sophisticated charm with this heritage icon.
The Bamboo design is reminiscent of Chinese ink paintings. Miminalist and enduring.
This design was inspired by the motifs used in sari fabric, soft and real to the touch.
The dotted wave design was inspired by the inky dots used in some batik designs. Quirky and modern.
Direct print on back surface of glass
Maximum size: 1200 x 2450mm; Larger custom sizes to enquire
Thickness: Min. 5mm