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our story

Design Orchard is an integrated retail and incubation space that puts Singapore’s designers and their creative pieces in the limelight. This 2.5-storey building comprises a retail showcase, an incubation workspace exclusively for designers, and a public amphitheatre that plays host to a range of dynamic events all year round. Situated at the very heart of the beloved shopping district it was named after, Design Orchard cultivates budding local designers to grow internationally.

Shop Local, Grow Global.

featured brands

 
 

ANMAKO

Anmako Singapore is a textile-focused all day & night wear brand. 

 

We blend centuries-old Indonesian craftsmanship with contemporary Japanese flair to create a modern and vibrant Singapore chic. 

 

Using both our original and carefully curated cotton and linen materials from Indonesia and Japan,  we create unique, beautiful and comfortable all day and night wear in which people can lounge at home, work in the office, enjoy resort holiday or simply have a good night's sleep in bed!

BATIK LOSARI

Batik Losari, which has been producing hand drawn batik with natural coloring since 2006, has a goal to empower local women with new skills, enabling them a livelihood close to home in a cultivation surroundings.

With Batik Losari’s identity which is “women, culture, and nature”, we have unique with modern and rustic motifs but still preserve Indonesian batik (colouring by applying hot wax with canting). Preservation of batik with natural dye is held in Losari and Jlamprang Village. 

FOUNDATION JEWELLERS

With more than 40 years of history in the jewellery trade, Foundation Jewellers is first established as a goldsmith shop located in Joo Chiat area during the bustling 1976. We are the specialist in recreating fine traditional Peranakan Jewellery in Singapore, fully handcrafted to perfection by the few remaining Peranakan Jewellery craft masters in Asia. Foundation Jewellers.

 

Fine Heritage Design collection is recognized  for their fine jewellery with rich heritage background, with both traditional and modern Peranakan elements add into the jewellery pieces, and given clever versatile twists whereby the jewellery can be worn in multiple ways.

RUMAH KIM CHOO

Rumah Kim Choo offers a broad range of kebayas, from traditional ones with flower motifs of peonies and orchids, to modern renditions that feature lace, Swarovski crystals and sleeveless halter cuts.

Their in-house fashion designer, Raymond Wong, has in recent years been recognised internationally as Asia’s Straits fashion designer and has staged local and overseas fashion shows in places like Japan, China, Taiwan and Russia.

VIOLET OON

Violet Oon Singapore is a Singapore-based restaurant group that celebrates Singapore's fine flavours and Nyonya favourites. In pursuit of showcasing Singapore's diverse food story, our dining concepts explore the many facets and nuances of our local culinary heritage. 

Everything we put our hand to — from our in-restaurant dining experience to our selection of gourmet delicacies — reflects our passion for quality food. Our dishes represent Singapore's history at the crossroads of the world through the varied ingredients and flavours we use. 

BAJU BY ONIATTA

Baju by Oniatta is a clothing line founded by Oniatta Effendi, dedicated to reviving Batik by reinventing the way it is worn and appreciated. A lover of batik and traditional textiles, Oniatta was inspired to learn more about her Indonesian roots through uncovering the rich narratives behind the symbolism and motifs of each handmade batik cloth. Oniatta hopes her label can educate others on the beauty and heritage of Batik as a fabled cloth.

 

COCOONESE

COCOONESE was created to showcase the beauty of handmade masterpieces. They are committed to creating exquisite and unique women's bags with designs that are representative of Asian culture. COCOONESE's products are hand-made in Singapore. All of their bags are lovingly sewn and hand-stitched, so stocks are highly limited, which makes each design unique!

KIM CHOO KUEH CHANG

Kim Choo Kueh Chang's Nyonya rice dumplings have been a mainstay in Singapore’s diverse epicurean tapestry since 1945 ( 60 Joo Chiat Place ). Many covet its rich taste, finely woven around the humble delicacy. But more importantly is its ability to preserve the traditional, unyielding to the hands of time and untainted by the modern. Today, Kim Choo offers a wide variety of products and services, which seeks to revitalise the Peranakan heritage. 

SIMPLY R & J

My story began during Circuit Breaker 2020. Stuck at home like everyone else, I started decluttering and upcycling my vintage crockery into tiered stands. I have always loved tiered stands but realised no one was working with our local Asian vintage. I source for vintage crockery and lovingly drill holes to make them part of contemporary living. I hope my craft invokes nostalgic memories and brings a renewed appreciation of our heritage and humble crockery.

YEO MAMA BATIK

YeoMama Batik is a Singapore brand that uses authentic handmade batik to create clothing for the modern lifestyle. Each piece is handmade from start to finish, empowering the batik craft and community in Indonesia. 

 

Thoughtfully designed by us, YeoMama and Daughter, who have different dress styles and body types, we believe that everyone deserves to look good and feel good regardless of your age and body shape. lt is all about being bold, being batikful, being yeoself! 

BABE CAVE BATIK

Owners & best friends, Michaela Bisset and Amy Yuan both created this brand out of their combined obsession for batik fabric. They felt that the amazing batik fabrics needed to be integrated in modern style clothing so that this amazing piece of heritage and culture could be further shared and appreciated. 

 

Often revisiting the past to create our future, every piece is Asian heritage inspired and designed with an injection of nostalgia & a vintage undertone. 
 

Every piece is designed by us and produced locally in Singapore by our amazing talented aunties. We only believe in sustainable and ethical production of clothing and we see the process from start (fabric hunting) to finish (quality control & packing), so every piece is made with so much love from us. 

EDEN & ELIE

EDEN + ELIE is a design-led, socially conscious jewellery brand based in Singapore that develops individuals from communities in need into skilled artisans, empowering them to live more independently.

 

Pairing traditional bead-weaving techniques with modern materials such as glass beads and premium gold-plating, our heritage-inspired jewellery is a testament to slower times, when love was embedded in beautiful, meticulously crafted heirloom pieces.

PHOTO PHACTORY

Inspired by the vivid and colourful images of Singapore’s various precincts while exploring the nation on foot, Valley Arora founded Photo Phactory which tells her Singapore story captured through photography into unique souvenirs and works of art. Photo Phactory’s products, which range from coasters and serving trays to cushion covers and clutch bags, aim to preserve a sense of identity in the ever-changing Singapore landscape.

STUDIO GYPSIED

Studio Gypsied is a slow fashion and lifestyle label with a focus on batik, heritage textiles and artisans from Southeast Asia. Since 2013, we have discovered and worked together with communities where textiles are a vital form of expression and textile-making a way of life.  

 

Exploring the intersection of culture and identity in modern times, each product we make embodies a positive new narrative for today’s women — conscious, thoughtful and open to new experiences.

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Your Health & Well-being Are What Matter Most

We wanted to personally reach out to you because as our customer, you're part of the family and we all need to stick together. At Design Orchard, we believe it is our role and responsibility during this time to prioritize three things: the health and well-being of our customers, partners and staff while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. We are inspired as we see communities, our nation and the world coming together to fight this pandemic. Our team is part of your community and we are dedicated to supporting you all through this unprecedented time. Please stay safe and know that you can count on us!

opening hours

Retail Showcase on Level 1

Cocoon Space on Level 2

Sunday - Thursday

Monday - Friday

11.00am - 8.00pm

9am - 6pm

Friday - Saturday

11.00am - 8.00pm

Saturday - Sunday

Closed

locate us

where to park

Parking is available at The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road, S(238855), 8AM to 11PM daily, and Orchard Building, 1 Grange Road, Singapore 239693, 24 hours daily.

how to get here by train

Design Orchard is a 6 minute (450m) walk from NS23 Somerset MRT.

how to get here by bus

7/7B, 14/14e, 16, 36/36B, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 128, 143, 162/162M, 167/167e, 171, 174/174e, 175, 190/190A, 502/502A, 518/518A, 587, 590, 598, 700/700A, 971E, 972/972A

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