The Design Incubation Centre created a commercial entity and trademark, d.lab, to communicate its research and outcomes through commercial distribution channels. This new initiative provides the platform to build business frameworks and through that, create brand value.

Developed through a material exploration workshop, this first collection in Corian® was designed and manufactured in Singapore by Design Incubation Centre’s team of designers as well as National University of Singapore’s Industrial Design Program students and alumni contributors, with design direction from Patrick Chia. The second and third collection explored materials such as SLS nylon, fibre reinforced plastic, maple and balau wood while the recent fourth collection in Milan introduced two new materials in the collection – copper and Delrin®.