Lim Shing Eeartist
1976 born in Singapore
1998 graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
2002 graduated from the Masters program at Musashino Art University, Japan
Kazunori Takeishifirst-class registered architect
1979 born in Fukui, Japan
2002 graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan
2004 graduated from the Masters program at Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA
Based on the key concept of seeking a lifestyle enriched by Art and Design,
Monocircus aims at developing various forms of products within the paradigm of lifestyle design,
that are not constrained by scale,
ranging from accessories and small items to be worn, to furniture, public art, interior and architecture design.
Since the founding of Monocircus,
3D printing technology was particularly made a focal point for its possibility of realizing complex designs and forms
that were not possible to be realized by hand. With materials such as nylon plastic, stainless steel and silver,
3D printing technology was utilised to produce a varied series of original items.
To date, Monocircus has created a multitude of fashion accessories with the concept of ‘wearable’ Art objects
and since its beginning in 2011, Monocircus has been featured in local and foreign media, gained popularity from its online business,
and has been actively involved in numerous market events held in major departmental stores and exposition events.
About us, the Founders:
Kazunori Takeishi (b.1979),
graduated from the deparment of architecture at the Tokyo University of the Arts,
further studied architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan (USA).
Upon graduation, he worked as an assistant tutor in Tokyo University of the Arts,
followed by design work in architecture firms.
During his years as an architecture undergraduate,
he had been very interested in architectural design processes,
which led him to practise computational design and eventually to 3D printing product design.
Shing Ee, Lim (b. 1976),
is a Singaporean artist,graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore
and Musashino Art University (Tokyo) with a major in painting,
with a portfolio that ranges from paintings, drawings to sculptures, installations and public art.
Monocircus is a small, novice design atelier, with just two of us working not only as designers,
but we also fully run its online business, managing and marketing our creations on our own.
Despite our limited experience in running a business,
we are slowly and gradually beginning to capture a reasonable threshold of clientele
as our products slowly gained popularity locally and internationally.
As the technology of 3D printing gains speed in its development,
we hope to continue to produce creations with new and greater standards beyond time.
And we are open and keen to propositions for collaborations with establishments and companies
that could boost our creative process and business development.
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested to consign our products
or to develop new ideas and design through collaborations.
2016.12 Participated in MINNE mieru tour at Parco Fukuoka
2016.11 Exhibited at Isetan Shizuoka
2016.10 Participated in Coffee Festival at Maizuru Park Fukuoka
2016.8 Participated in Mid Summer Design Festa at Tokyo Big Sight
2016.7 Participated in Handmade in Japan Fes 2016
2016.6 Participated at market event by Minne at Parco in Hiroshima
2016.5 Participated at Yokohama Handmade Marche 2016, Tokyo
2016.5 Selected works featured and available for sale at The Met, museum shop of Metropolitan Museum of Art in conjunction with exhibition ‘Manus × Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’
2016.4 Participated at Minne Handmade Market in Tokyo Big Sight
2016.3 Participated at Shibuya Circus at Tokyu Hands in Shibuya, Tokyo
2016.1 Participated at the Creema Craft Party 2016
2016.1 Exhibited for Fashion x Digital curated event by Isetan, Shinjuku, Tokyo
2015.11 Exhibited at Yokohama Handmade Marche in Daimaru Department Store, Sapporo
2015.10 Exhibited at Fashion World Tokyo 2015 Autumn at Tokyo Big Sight
2015.9 Participated in OSAKA Art & Handmade Bazaar Vol.19, Osaka
2015.8 Exhibited as part of curated event, 'DIGITAL LIFE!!~touch something invisible' at Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo
2015.8 Exhibited at limited period promotion event at Mitsukoshi Department Store, Sendai
2015.7 Participated in Handmade Market by minne at Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo
2015.7 Participated in Handmade In Japan Fes 2015, Tokyo
2015.7 Participated at Handmade Market, organized by minne at Iwataya Department Store, Fukuoka
2015.6 Participated in Maker's Bazaar Osaka Vol. 2, Osaka
2015.5 Nominated as semi-finalist at the Rapid 3D Jewelry Competitionorganized by Design Museum Boston
2015.5 Exhibited at the Ethical Fashion College event at Ikejiri Institute of Design, Tokyo
2015.5 BowTie was awarded the A'Design Award (Italy) and exhibited at the Museum of Design, Como, Italy
2015.4 Participated in market event, Mojiko Grand Market Spring 2015, Kitakyushu
2015.3 Participated in market event, OSAKA Art & Handmade Bazaar in Osaka
2015.2 Featured in 4th & 5th issue of 'My 3D Printer' weekly magazine by DeAGOSTINI
2014.12 Exhibited at Hands Gallery Market at Tokyu Hands in Ginza, Tokyo
2014.12 Market event participation at Pinkoi Designers' Market at Chiyoda 3331, Tokyo
2014.11 Participated in Market event at MOJIKO Grand Market
2014.9 Participated in market event at Osaka Umeda Hankyu Department Store, organized by d-creators
2014.9 Exhibited at Isetan in Shinjuku, Tokyo for its fashion styling exhibition
2014.8 Featured on Fukuoka KBC Television program
2014.8 Kazu's work, 'Cumulus', exhibited at Mitsukoshi x Geidai, Summer Art Festival
2014.7 Interviewed and featured in Italian online magazine, Handmade in Italy
2014.6 BREEZEA was featured in designboom.com, international online design magazine
2014.5 CUBE pen stand for the Meticulous was featured in notcot.org , online design magazine
2014.5 Featured in ZEXY PREMIER, Japanese bridal magazine, Japan
2014.4 Nominated Top 14 at Dutch Design Exhibition
2014.4 Featured in ARTNEXUS exhibition at Shibuya Hikarie, Tokyo, Japan
2014.3 We moved to a new home!
2014.3 Market event participation at FASHION WEEK FUKUOKA 2014
2014.2 New stockist : SPUR HAUSWERKS at Orchard Road in Singapore
2014.2 Fashion Meets Digital exhibition at Osaka Hankyu Department Store, Japan
2014.1 Featured on a book published by Yosensha MOOK on 3D printing, Japan
2013.12 Commissioned art work at Telok Ayer MRT Station Subway in Singapore opens to public.
2013.10 Design Exhibition, TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2013
2013.10 Art work exhibited, Singapore Biennale 2013 in 8Q of Singapore Art Museum
2013.9 3 Winning entries exhibited, 3D Fashion Accessory Challenge by Materialise, Belgian Embassy, Tokyo
2013.9 3D Bow Ties available for sale at Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in New York, USA
2013.9 New stockist : TSUNAGU in Shimane Prefecture, Japan
2013.9 New stockist : Cuir Carameliser in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
2013.8 Featured in MdN Graphic and Design publication
2013.8 Featured in NIKKEI DESIGN publication
2013.8 Featured and sold on 3D printed online boutique FABNEO.COM of Berlin
2013.8 Featured on WIRED, popular English magazine
2013.7 New stockist : RIN in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
2013.7 Featured on FUTU Paper, Polish Design Publication
2013.6 3D Bow Tie eatured on notcot.org, online design magazine
2013.6 3D Bow Tie featured on designboom.com, online design magazine
2013.5 Featured on KBC news channel in Fukuoka
2013.5 Market event participation, Iwataya Department store, Fukuoka organized by minne
2013.2 New stockist : NONIUS in Osaka, Japan
2013.2 New stockist : Uchu-do Space at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Shop, Japan
2013.2 New stockist : MEKIKKI in Kyoto, Japan
2013.2 Featured on free publication, AFRO FUKUOKA
2013.1 Featured on 'OHA! 4 News Live' of Nihon Television's news channel.
2012.5 Winning entry exhibited, RAPID 2012 3D Printing Conference + 3D FABULOUS FASHION SHOW, Atlanta, USA
2012.2 Featured on FUDGE web, online fashion magazine
2011.12 Online Store launched
2011 Atelier founded