Young Artists from Pathlight School’s Artist Development Programme Share What they Love through Premium Products
In its 3rd year running, the Thermos® Singapore Exclusive series returns with not one but two products that are designed and available only in Singapore. Transforming top selling products into “Singaporean” collectibles, the series started off with the SG50 tumbler in 2015 and the Peranakan-inspired tumbler in 2016. 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.
“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 to members of the public,” said Ms Linda Kho, Principal of Pathlight School.
Hydration and Feasting meets Singapore Art
The Thermos® JNL-400S Singapore Exclusive Local Design One-Push Tumbler (RRP: $47) 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.
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 (RRP: $49) 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.
Images courtesy of Thermos® Singapore
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