- About the Artists
BOUND by macrame artist Lu-Lyn Chang is a slow fashion label that celebrates the time-honoured art of macrame and weaving techniques in the creation of its handmade bags and accessories. At the heart of BOUND's philosophy is a profound respect for the environment and a desire to minimise mass production and wastage. Each bag and fashion accessory in the collection is made using 100% natural and/or recycled cotton strings, jute fibres and threads derived from upcycled textile waste wherever possible.
Each bag and fashion accessory is a one of a kind creation that celebrates your unique style. Each bag and fashion accessory is painstakingly woven, tied, twisted and knotted using traditional weaving and macrame techniques and therefore takes a considerable amount of time and effort to construct.
Responsibly made, conscious of our environment and respectful of our makers, owning a BOUND accessory means owning a unique and sustainable piece of fashion, made responsibly, made with love and made just for you.
Made responsibly with 100% natural cotton threads.
A Tale of Two Bandits ("ATTB") is a two-man band, dedicated to the modern adaptation and reconfiguration of traditional time-honoured metalsmithing methods with the goal of creating ornaments of quality and beauty.
Rachel is the artist behind A Tale of Two Bandits. Having been a metalsmith for the past 14+ years, she creates jewellery that showcases the grit of natural raw materials. She takes inspiration from prominent geographic textures, releasing one unique piece at a time through an unequivocally organic effort from start to finish.
Azri is a thalassophile and, when on land, finds fluidity at the jewellers bench and behind the camera capturing the beauty of each jewellery piece Rachel creates. He also manages sales and operations for ATTB.
Shanghai-born, Singapore-based glass artist Michelle Zheng Kane has 15 years of experience in glass engraving under her belt. Her exquisite creations have delighted clients at luxury brands like Bulgari, Ferragamo, Guerlain, Armani and Dior - now, a very limited selection is also available here at Shop Plural.
Michelle seeks to bring beauty into everyday life by infusing functional tableware with that touch of class. Every piece that passes through her hands is treated with loving care and intricately carved.
Read more about her story here.
A graduate in Visual Communications from the Nanyang Technological University's School of Art, Design and Media, Ng Si Ying is a designer by day and a rattan artist by night.
Her research project, atinymaker by Ng Si Ying, originated from a desire to discover more about a material that was, and still is, very dear to Singapore and Southeast Asia - rattan. Si Ying is on a mission to exhaust the possibilities of rattan and push its materiality in aesthetics and function. For her, every work and exploration with rattan is an ongoing dialogue to rediscover the old and new relationships between material-object-man and rattan’s purpose in our time.
Learn more about Si Ying and her fascinating journey in rattan here.
Doctor Samantha Tan and Art educator Megan Miao run Eastfield Ceramics, a young local ceramics outfit that produces small-batch tableware often inspired by food.
Eastfield Ceramics make functional homeware with expressive, colourful glaze combinations. Their goal is to create wares that are not only great to eat off, but are also tactile and delicious on their own, enhancing the flavours and experiences of the home. Although each collection has a distinctive palette, no two pieces are the same due to the process of glazing. Their craft focuses on organic forms that sit comfortably in the hand, while also being affordable art objects that can be on display in the home.
As an artist, Megan has shown at Singapore Design Week, Gillman Barracks and the Substation. Additionally, she has also designed and run Art workshops at the Esplanade and Telok Ayer Arts Club. Her art practice involves looking at the boundaries of belief systems and reconciling differences through conversation.
Find out more about Samantha and Megan on our website here.
Dawn Kwan is a young Singaporean painter and sculptor who has been featured on a number of television programmes, including Prime Time Morning Singapore on Channel News Asia, Mediacorp’s Superkids and Arts Forward on Okto, as well as various newspapers and magazines, such as The Business Times, Straits Times and the Robb Report.
In 2008, at age 11, her painting entitled When Dawn Overtakes The Night won the Highly Commended Award in the Abstract category in the 27th UOB Painting Of The Year exhibition.
Dawn has shown her work at several solo art exhibitions, including those held in collaboration with the Singapore Tourism Board in Beijing, the Spanish Tourism Office and the Swiss Embassy.
Discover more about this talented young artist on our website here
Danielle has exhibited both locally and internationally in London, Korea, Moscow, Hong Kong and Singapore and her works are held in private collections in Singapore, USA, UK and Australia. She has collaborated with and created works for clients such as JTC, Facebook, CapitaLand, the Singapore Tourism Board and MUJI.
Learn more about Danielle's process and practice here.
Alpana Vij is a Singapore-based contemporary artist. Her practice employs painting, found objects, photography and video to explore themes of perception and what constitutes ‘objective reality’. She is inspired by the Buddhist concept of śūnyatā, or emptiness, that focuses on the transitory and ephemeral nature and interconnectedness of all phenomena. She seeks to use her ritualised and meditative art making as a reflexive process to question and understand these teachings and to create immersive experiences that poetically engage the viewer in a dialogue.
Alpana graduated with a BFA from College of Art, New Delhi and received an MAFA from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She is also deeply involved in bringing art to the community and has initiated and participated in various projects in Singapore and India.
Alpana has shown her works at several solo and group shows. Her works are in private collections in Singapore, the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and India.
Delia Prvački was born in Romania in 1950 and studied at the Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest, graduating in 1975 with a Master’s degree in Applied Arts/Ceramics.
Her body of work focuses on establishing a new vocabulary and significance for the sculptural medium, experimenting with new techniques and influenced by her passion for other forms of art as well as archaeology.
Delia has also been involved in numerous public art projects for private and government clients, including the National University of Singapore and LTA. Her monumental murals and colourful ceramic mosaics are a testament to her unique vision and singular interpretation of mural work and integrated forms in urban and natural environments.
Delia’s works are in the collections of several museums in Yugoslavia and Singapore, as well as in private collections in Singapore, Romania, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Australia and the USA.