Neue Artisans 1.0 is a pilot showcase organized in 2012, by Bureau of Architecture and Design, a local design company and hosted at the former studio of Wayangworks, a film production company in Ara Damansara. The event was a small intimate gathering, showcasing 8 exhibitors ranging from furniture designer, fashion designer, kufi artist, painter, product designer as well as a baker. The idea was sparked by a group of friends in the creative industry, and wanted an outlet to showcase new and progressive works by fellow design enthusiasts. The event was a success, bringing together the public who were keen to view and purchase designs by young local independent designers. Neue Artisans created a portfolio as a pioneer Design Market in Malaysia, showcasing emerging local designs.