2017 / Children Products / Children Products / Professional

Icons of Sembawang

  • Prizes
    Gold in Outdoor and Exercise Equipment/Sports/Toys/Games, Silver in Children Products/Children Products
  • Company
    Trigger Design, Singapore
  • Lead Designer
    Chan Wai Lim
  • Design Team
  • Client
    Samko Timbers
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Material: Samko Timber Design Platform Credits: Little Thoughts Group Photography Credits: Cause & Effect Studio

“Icons of Sembawang” is range of outdoor
children rocking furniture inspired by the
place the designer grew up. The project
started as a collaboration between Little
Thoughts Group (design platform) and Samko
Samko Timber is a Indonesia based company
that have been supplying outdoor
architecture decking for more than 10 years.
In this collaboration, the purpose is to
push boundaries, infuse design value and
look into opportunity to push status quo.

Inspired by the designer childhood life
in “kampong” (farm). In the early 70's,
Singapore was mainly farmland, ponds and
plantations. Then, simple pleasures revolved
around playing with farm animals & hand-made
wooden objects. As Singapore developed in
these years, The designer wants to share her
piece of memories through fun, delight &
crafted elements as an outdoor playground
chair to put a smile on the younger
The rocking animals use Heveatech wood, an
eco-friendly wood that made from reclaimed
plantation grown timber and recycled as
demolition wood. Having property of weather
resistance, termite resistance, extremely
durable and superior dimension stability
makes it the ideal material for outdoor

Using simple & purest form, kids is able to
capture the subtle essence of the Dog, Cat &
Pig. All 3 animals are constructed using
different patterns, colours resulting with
an interesting wood grain visual effect. The
wood are precisely machined by CNC machine,
with high quality finishing and assembly
The internal is reinforced with steel and is
weld to spring base to provide a robust
structure. Handle & foot rest uses chrome
plated aluminum, and spring base is powder
coated for weather resistance.
Touches of nostalgic elements are crafted
into the design: using number plating and
wind-up key. The inverted “5” on the dog was
deliberately imprinted because the designer
used to write number 5 mirror when she was a

Photo Credit: Trigger Design
Credits: Material: Samko Timber Design Platform credits: Little Thoughts Group Photography credits: Cause & Effect Studio