Discover the tools used in trades of Singapore past in this exhibition. The carpenter’s hand saw, the hawker’s air horn, the coolie’s sack hook, the barber’s (illustrated above) manual hair clippers – each has a small but significant part in providing livelihood to tradespeople in the 1940s to 1960s.
These tools were made with care and purpose by the people who used them, for their income depended on them. Learn to appreciate the workmanship of the tools forged from durable materials such as brass, copper and hardwood. These artefacts, though practical and utilitarian, are also objects of noble, unadorned beauty.
Venue: Design Gallery 2, Level 2, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
When: 1 Jun - 15 Jul 2015,