The Missing Dining Table

The Missing Dining Table is an exhibition organized and curated by Creativeans. In collaboration with guest designer Mr Andrew Loh, eight pieces were put on show – 6 pieces designed by Mr Kimming Yap, Ms Yulia Saksen and Mr Khairul Hussin of Creativeans, and 2 pieces by guest designer Mr Andrew Loh.


The Story

Where were you the last time you dine?

Were you enjoying a sandwich at a park bench, having a quick bite at your desk, or sharing a meal with friends?

How will we dine in the future?

With technology and a faster pace of life come an increasingly autonomous and solitary lifestyle. Our evolving lifestyle is changing our habits and we find ourselves standing at the intersection of the way of life, social norms and personal eating habits.

We are all familiar with the dining table in our homes. It has served as a generous stage where people can eat together and have a conversation over a meal. At the same time, we struggle to find the dining table a place in the rapidly changing reality of shrinking living spaces and vastly diverse work schedules and social activities.

What if, in place of the dining table we are so familiar with, there are other objects that we will associate with dining?

The Missing Dining Table Collection explores the way we dine today and serves as an inspiration for possible alternative dining conventions for the future. Through a unique blend of design, techniques and materials, the collection seeks to relook, reinvent and inspire new possibilities of dining.

Join us as we playfully predict possible future dining conventions in a series of objects. As we take an adventurous trip down the proverbial rabbit hole and venture into the unknown dining future, we do so without the intention of dictating the future but rather to stretch our imagination as we question the very act of dining and offer alternatives and possibilities. Through the collection we attempt to provoke, think ahead and create conversations.

Would you miss the dining table when it is not around?


The Designers

The Designers

Andrew Loh – Guest Designer

Andrew is a designer / artist / design educator. He believes in experimentation, craftsmanship and that design should be a meaningful experience. His design sensibilities have been finely honed from over a decade and a half of working with some of the world’s best design teams creating a wide variety of products ranging from sports equipment, mobile communication devices and audio-visual consumer electronics for market leading brand names. He heads Andrewloh designs, a Singapore based design studio where he and his collaborators experiment, design and craft meaningful, engaging experiences and objects for a range of diverse and selected clients.

Khairul Hussin – Creativeans

Khairul Hussin is a co-founder of Creativeans, an award-winning interdisciplinary design and branding company based in Singapore, Milan and Jakarta. His design career spans a variety of furniture, toy design, medical and consumer electronics. He also lectures industrial design in Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Industrial Design from University of New South Wales, Australia and studied for one semester at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany. He is also a recepient of Australia’s UNSW Golden Jubilee Scholarship 2002.

Yulia Saksen – Creativeans

Yulia Saksen is the director of Creativeans, an award-winning interdisciplinary design and branding company based in Singapore, Milan and Jakarta. A material and colour specialist, she began her career at Shimano; a leading fishing rod and bicycle manufacturer as lead designer. She received her Master Degree in Design at Domus Academy, Milan and was given the Business Entrepreneur Award in 2010.

Kimming Yap – Creativeans

Kimming Yap is the managing director of Creativeans, an award-winning interdisciplinary design and branding company based in Singapore, Milan and Jakarta. A recipient of multiple design awards, his work has been published and exhibited on international platforms such as Salone del Mobile, London Design Festival and Triennale Design Museum. He lectures to institutes and corporations on design and branding, and is on the judging panel of Singapore Prestige Brand Award. He received his Master Degree in Design from Domus Academy, Milan.