co national gallery debuts lifestyle space in national gallery singapore
The National Gallery Singapore has teamed up with & Co to create a new lifestyle space for the museum, including a cafe and shop
With Gallery & Co, the museum experience is seamlessly extended into dining and shopping environments
Indeed, 'engendering engagement' with the museum's users is given paramount importance by Yah-Leng Yu, co-founder of & Co and the Foreign Policy Design Group
Shop and cafe, she explains, are 'unified by the custom-designed grey tiles and the blue-grey columns'
The outcome is bold and visionary, with the Gallery & Co concept space taking inspiration from south-east Asian art and culture
As well as special collaborations between designers and the gallery, the shop includes ephemera, books and clothes from international design brands including French fashion label Kitsuné
Local brands, such as the Singaporean jewellery brand Argentum, are also represented