Young Artists from Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme
Share What they Love through Premium Products
Singapore (27 July 2017) – From Palette to Palate, Thermos®, the pioneer in developing innovative vacuum-insulated lifestyle products, presents its latest limited edition Singapore Exclusive Local Design series products. Foodies who enjoy quality products and want to do their part in supporting local talent can now choose between (or own both!) a one-push tumbler with Singapore’s iconic landmarks, or a food jar with drawings of traditional local food. The premium products in navy and dark brown are the results of a collaboration between Thermos® Singapore and young artists from Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme, and marks the first of such a collaboration for both.
Exclusively designed for and available only in Singapore, Thermos® Singapore Exclusive series started in 2015, annually transforming best-selling products into practical collectibles with limited edition designs. Starting with an SG50 tumbler in 2015, and a Peranakan-inspired tumbler in 2016, this is the first time that Thermos® Singapore has launched two products as part of the series. The 2017 Series feature original line art by Jonathan Cai and Grace Ong from the school’s Artist Development Programme, with the artwork commissioned by Thermos® Singapore.
As part of the collaboration, a charity auction with two specially-designed Thermos® big bottles will also be held. All proceeds for the charity auction will be donated to Pathlight School’s parent charity, Autism Resource Centre (Singapore), a non-for-profit organization that supports individuals with autism.
“We are happy to announce this milestone collaboration with Pathlight School, as Thermos® celebrates its 113th anniversary. The Singapore Exclusive Series have been well-received by customers since we started the initiative 3 years ago. This year, we are delighted to support young differently-abled aspiring artists, and do our part to provide the opportunity for them to bring their art into the homes and hearts of our customers. We hope that through this partnership, we can encourage and inspire more to discover the gems among our local artists, and support local talent,” said Hirokazu Otomo, Thermos® Singapore’s Managing Director.
"We are delighted to partner Thermos to celebrate the artistic talents of individuals with autism. Enjoying good food is a national pastime, and with National Day just around the corner, what better platform to showcase our differently-abled artists’ abilities than tumblers and food jars emblazoned with the Singapore skyline and drawings of local delicacies? We are grateful to Thermos for providing our artists a channel to share their unique perspectives and present their creations with members of the public,” said Ms Linda Kho, Principal of Pathlight School.
Hydration and Feasting meets Singapore Art
Thermos® JNL-400S Singapore Exclusive Local Design One-Push Tumbler
The Thermos® JNL-400S Singapore Exclusive Local Design One-Push Tumbler is a new premium model available in Singapore. Featuring detailed architectural line art of the Marina Skyline, the ultra-light and sleek tumbler showcases iconic landmarks such as Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands.
On what he hopes to achieve from his art, 13 year-old artist Jonathan Cai shared, “I would like to create more artworks to build up my portfolio which includes my current interest (drawing Architecture buildings and Singapore Icons). I also want to expand my techniques by trying different styles of drawing and using different mediums. I hope to be able to combine what I could do (drawing) with my passion (develop computer software) and come out with a software that could help improve the quality of lives for many people.”
With an ultra-light and compact design for easy portability and storage, the tumbler also comes with a removable spout for easy washing as well as a leak-proof drink lid with a push button and locking ring. Enjoy your favourite beverages hot or cold the way you like it, even on the move, and you may see a few admirers looking your way with the stunning design set in gold lines.
Thermos® JBQ-400S Singapore Exclusive Local Design Food Jar
Who can resist a traditional local snack or tea-time treat, especially if it comes in a classy food jar? The Thermos® JBQ-400S Singapore Exclusive Local Design Food Jar pays tribute to Singapore’s rich heritage of local delights. Grace Ong, who is 15 years old, transforms the food jar into a chic canvas with an assortment of local traditional foods such as Kueh Tutu, Kueh Lapis and Lepat Kacang in gold.
“I enjoy food and I like to depict food in my artwork. I hope that when others see my drawings, they may be inspired by my joy and happiness through my artwork,” said Grace.
With a rich dark brown surface, the Thermos® JBQ-400S Singapore Exclusive Local Design Food Jar is light and compact with enhanced temperature retention. The Food Jar also has an easy to open lid and can be disassembled conveniently for washing. Now you can feast your eyes and fill your tummies with your favourite snacks or meals fresh and warm, even on the go, in more ways than 1!
Thermos® and Artists Join Hands to Raise Funds
Thermos® Singapore will donate two specially designed big size bottles for a charity auction. The one-of-a-kind bottles feature unique hand-drawn artwork by Grace and Jonathan. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore). The auction will start from 27 July 2017, 3:00pm till 31 August 2017, 11:59pm at www.thermos.com.sg/events/charity. More details of the auction can be found on the website.
For more information on the Thermos® X The Art Faculty Limited Edition Singapore Exclusive Local Design series 2017, check out www.thermos.com.sg and stay connected at www.facebook.com/thermos.singapore and www.instagram.com/thermos_singapore.
About Thermos Singapore
Thermos® brand is the global manufacturer and the pioneer in developing innovative vacuum-insulated products that suit various lifestyles, giving consumers more freedom to enjoy food and beverages the way they want them. Thermos (Singapore) Pte Ltd is the regional headquarters for its South and South-east Asia operations. Through Thermos® brand’s broad range of portable food containers, hydration and cookware products featuring the Thermos® vacuum insulation technology, consumers can fulfil their aspirations wherever they are, at home, work and play. Thermos® has manufacturing facilities in USA, Malaysia, Philippines and China, and product R&D facilities are based in these plants as well as in Japan.
In Nov 2014, Thermos® announced the acquisition of alfi® brand, a world market leader in premium insulated containers, with headquarters in Wertheim, Germany. Through the acquisition, Thermos® expands both alfi® and Thermos® brands’ portfolio of carafe products in the retail and commercial channels in its key markets.
About Pathlight School
Pathlight School is the first autism-focused school in Singapore. It provides a unique blend of mainstream academics and life-readiness skills for students with autism and related learning disorders, aged seven to 18 years old. Invited by the Ministry of Education (MOE), it began operations in January 2004 with just 41 students. Today, with more than 1000 students, it is one of the fastest growing and progressive special schools in Singapore. Visit http://www.pathlight.org.sg/ for more information.
About the Artist Development Programme
Launched in 2011, the Artist Development Programme (ADP) is an award-winning programme aimed at uncovering and developing the potential of students. It received the Special Education Innovation Award by the Ministry of Education in 2012, in recognition of innovation in enhancing students’ learning.
Under the ADP, professional artists work with the student artists to nurture their talents and bring out the best in them. Where possible, their artworks are turned into art merchandise and student artists earn royalties from the sale of their works.
The ADP has since grown from 8 to 38 artists, each with their own special style and art forms. Visit http://www.pathlight.org.sg/programmes/adp for more information.
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