Gallery & Co., in collaboration with Rice Creative and Marou Faiseurs de Chocolat from Vietnam, has launched a series of exclusive chocolate bars with packaging inspired by the architectural elements of the National Gallery Singapore. A three-pack collection of artisanal chocolates, each bar is packaged in wrappers that are meticulously crafted using the traditional Vietnamese technique of Dong Ho printing. The Marou & Co. Chocolates collaboration aims to merge craft with rich heritage and contemporary design.
Says Mr Kola Luu, Director of Partnership Development at National Gallery Singapore, “This ‘delectable’ project is indeed a perfect marriage between the art and heritage of our Gallery and the creative ingenuity of Rice Creative and Marou Chocolate in Vietnam. These artisanal chocolates – from its bespoke ingredients to its locally-sourced design packaging – is a reflection of what we embody and represent in our collection – Southeast Asia.
We are excited to be offering this three-pack chocolate set, which is currently sold exclusively at our museum store Gallery & Co., as part of our growing range of specially curated gifts and products that visitors can take home, appreciate and enjoy.”
Dong Ho printing is a traditional folk art that is exclusive to a small village in the north of Vietnam. Incorporated into the Marou Chocolate collection for National Gallery Singapore, the hand-printed wrappers are intended to blend heritage with contemporary design. Showcasing the art form in conjunction with the launch, the Marou Chocolate and Rice Creative teams will be presenting a showcase and short video dedicated to this distinctively Vietnamese craft. Alongside a rare series of prints, Gallery & Co. visitors will get to go on a visual journey discovering Dong Ho printing through a display of materials, tools and processes.
Dong Ho printing showcase
7 – 31 July 2016
Sunday to Thursday | 10am – 7pm
Friday & Saturday | 10am – 10pm
The Marou & Co. chocolates trio pack is now available at Gallery & Co. at the retail price of SGD29.90.