KL Design Week 2011: Buah-Buahan


And my final post from the KL design week 2011 is about the group show: Buah Buahan. … designers showcasing their work all inspired by Buah Buahan or Fruits in English… 

The work of 21 designers and artisits was showcased Buah Buahan and I loved almost all of it. Unfortunately not much was for sale … 


{image above: works by Ellie See

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In their own words the inspiration for this exhibition Buah Buahan came from … an experience that most Malaysians would have gone through during Art Class in primary school. The art teacher would ask students to draw a picture based on the theme of Makanlah Buah-buahan Tempatan.

That picture of local fruits which most of us drew as kids could very well be the first time we all learned that durian, rambutan, kelapa, manggis, betik and more are fruits that grow locally. This exhibition celebrates that special moment we all share together as Malaysians.

It is also a collaborative effort by local creative individuals to promote local fruits as well as to rally the nation to appreciate (and consume) locally crafted art. After all, art is also one of the fruits of our homeland.

More info about Buah Buahan right here…


Prints by Komwei Fong


Prints by Yeoh aka Mr.Pear, Chris Wong and Law Chin Thye


I loved these little ceramic objects by KamWei Fong from Bo&Friends.


Prints and illustrations by Kawakong


printed textiles by I believe studio MMCMM…


My favorites… fruits by Ellie See


Bloesem loves comments
  1. fenny setiawan

    I enjoyed all your post about KLDW Irene. I am so glad you support the local designer too. I personally agree that they are bunch of talented peoples in Malaysia but not well exposed like those who stays in Europe and State. Our local designer is more reserved. I hope with the help of fabulous blogs (like Bloesem) and also the growth of the usage of social medias, they will be more exposed to the outside world. Lovely!

  2. Bianca Hidajat

    Looove this post! Seeing arts and crafts from Malaysia really reminds me of the days I spent with my grandparents in Indonesia when I was growing up. Thanks for triggering those memories!

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