Hanstan
  • Hans Tan
  • Artist Story
  • Born in Singapore, Hans is a practising designer, curator and educator. He studied industrial design at the National University of Singapore, then at the Masters course at the Design Academy Eindhoven under the direction of Gijs Bakker (Founder, Droog) and graduated with Cum Laude. His practice focuses on contextual research that yield conceptual propositions through design, with investigations that employ function as a medium, making objects that often explore the values of identity and materiality.

    In 2009, Hans was nominated for the Design Miami Designers of the Future Award and was spotted by Designnet magazine Korea as one of 36 Young Asian Designers. He was a winner of the Martell Rising Personalities Award 2009, which honours individuals from different creative fields who are passionately driven to push beyond the boundaries of success. His works have been shown in exhibitions such as “Singletown” at the Venice Biennale, “Surface art/design” in Dortmund and Cologne, and “No Boundaries” at ArtStage Singapore. His work, Spotted Nyonya, was awarded with the distinction of “Les Découvertes” (best innovative product) at the the fall edition of Maison et Objet 2012 in Paris, and most recently been conferred Design of the Year at the President’s Design Award 2012, Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade. In 2013, he was named as one of Perspective’s 40 under 40, an award that recognizes design talent from the Asia- Pacific region.

    Hans has also actively engaged in curatorial work, and has produced exhibitions with a keen interest in local design culture such as “Rest & Relax” for Singapore Changi Airport and co- curated “MadeForSam” for Singapore Art Museum. Through school projects with the works of students he has produced exhibitions most recently as “P for Paint” (2010/11) for NUS Museum, and “L for Luxury” (2012) at Singaplural. His penchant for design pedagogy includes developing imaginative thinking tools that provide novel approaches to the design process based on generative deformations, use of language and systematic reflection. He is an assistant professor at the Division of Industrial Design, National University of Singapore.
  • Location
  • Singapore
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Artist CV

AWARDS
  • 2013
  • Perspective’s 40 under 40, winner for Product Design Category.

  • 2012
  • Design of the Year, President’s Design Award 2012.

  • 2012
  • Les Découvertes (Best Innovative Product) Award, "Now! design à vivre" show, fall edition of Maison et Objet, Paris.

  • 2009
  • Martell VSOP Rising Personalities Award.

  • 2005
  • Outstanding Special Prize, International Creative Footwear & Bag Design Awards 2005.

  • 2005
  • Gold Award, Young Designer's Category, Singapore Furniture Design Award 2005.


EXHIBITIONS
  • 2014.12
  • Industy+, Singapore Design Centre.

  • 2013.03
  • Bench, Dhoby Ghaut Green (Singaplural) and URA Centre, Singapore.

  • 2013.01
  • Closure, Block 8 Teban Gardens, Singapore.

  • 2012.11
  • Creative Cultures: The Singapore Showcase, DesignTide Tokyo.

  • 2012.10
  • 100% Design Singapore.

  • 2012.03
  • 30 Chairs Lifestories, Singaplural Design Week, Singapore.

  • 2011.09
  • Maison&Objet, fall edition, Paris.

  • 2011.05
  • INTER_PLAY, ChanHampe Galleries, Singapore.

  • 2011.01
  • No Boundaries, ArtStage, Singapore 2010.

  • 2010.12
  • Focus on Singapore, M.U.H. Gallery, LINEART Art Fair, Ghent.

  • 2010.07
  • Help Save Paper, Iluma Singapore / Airport Tempelhof Berlin.

  • 2010.08
  • Rest & Relax, Singapore Changi Airport.

  • 2009.11
  • V for Vase, Singapore Design Festival 2009.

  • 2009.11
  • Singapore Souvenirs, Singapore Design Festival 2009.

  • 2009.11
  • Useless Gallery Exhibition, Singapore Design Festival 2009.

  • 2009.09
  • ’t BUURTHUIS, KOP, Breda.

  • 2009.07
  • On Arrangement, The Substation Gallery, Singapore.

  • 2009.02
  • SURFACE art/design, WestfalenForum, Dortmund.

  • 2009.01
  • SURFACE art/design, Rheintriadem, Köln.

  • 2008.10
  • SINGLETOWN, 11th Architectural Biennale, Venice.

  • 2008.10
  • STILL - Design Academy Eindhoven, Design September, Brussels.

  • 2008.04
  • STILL - Design Academy Eindhoven, Salone del Mobile 2008, Milan.

  • 2007.11
  • Hark! Singapore Design Festival 2007.

  • 2007.07
  • Master Pieces 2007, Droog Gallery, Amsterdam.

  • 2006.10
  • Lingering Artefacts, Dutch Design Week 2006, Eindhoven.

  • 2006.03
  • Hatch, Milan Salone Satellite 2006, Milan.

  • 2005.04
  • Furniture Design Award 2005 Finalists Showcase, Singapore Esplanade.

  • 2005.03
  • Singapore Evening (work featured in multimedia presentation), London.

  • 2005.03
  • International Furniture Fair Singapore 2005, Singapore Expo.

  • 2004.10
  • Tokyo Designers Block 2004, Japan.



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