Our monthly roundup of the hottest new design products for the home.
Once again, Brit designer Paul Smith has teamed with well-loved lighting brand Anglepoise. In this fourth collaboration, Smith’s signature colour-blocked rendering of the Type 75 lamp takes on a more autumnal scheme with deep burgundy, leaden grey and dappled green. The new collection includes a floor lamp size, a first in the collaboration, and a statement wherever you place it.
Anglepoise lamps are available at Million Lighting, 203 Kallang Bahru.
LUXE AND LIMITED
In a collaboration with Larry Peh, founder and creative director of award-winning design firm &Larry, who was inspired by Wonder Woman’s “invisible” plane, local furniture brand Scene Shang has created a limited edition of its signature Shang System with clear acrylic drawers and beech wood table top and legs.
The limited edition is priced at $2,899 and available exclusively at Scene Shang Raffles Hotel, #02-09, 328 North Bridge Rd. For more information: www.shop.sceneshang.com.
These gorgeous jewellery holders add extra shine to your favourite accessories.
1. Leaf up Mame dish by Akamu, US$20 (S$28), from The Artling.
2. Porcelain Acorn Trinket Box Small: Woodland, $16.99, from kikki.K.
3. Legacy Bonbonniere, 160mm in chromium-plated zinc alloy, $150, from Georg Jensen.
4. Star Eye hand-shaped trinket tray, $970, from Gucci.
ALL IN ONE
Cafe-based Poppy Flora Studio’s new home is not simply an expansion. Its large (2,800sq ft) space in Dempsey Hill is a nature-inspired destination where bouquets and arrangements are made, and workshops and intimate events are organised.
Poppy Flora Studio is located at 9A Dempsey Road.
A private pool might be on most people’s wish list, but drowning incidents remain a major concern as they occur more often in private pools than in public ones. Coral Manta is a solar-powered computer vision drowning detection system (CVDDS) that watches your pool around the clock as well as sends alarms and alerts to your mobile devices when it detects sinking bodies.
The Coral Manta retails for $3,999 from Aquatech. Visit www.aquatech-international.com and www.coraldrowningdetection.com for more information on the device.
Beauty meets functionality in Christofle’s Graphik collection of barware. Made of silver-plated metal, the range includes wine glasses, champagne flutes, a wine stand, a carafe coaster, a bottle coaster, a corkscrew, a silicone cork, a Bacchus drip ring and even a cork box that can be personalised and engraved.
Christofle’s Graphik collection starts at €57 (S$86) for a champagne flute or water glass to €465 (S$703) for a crystal whisky decanter. Available at Christofle stores worldwide and www.christofle.com.
Italian appliance maker Smeg has rolled out yet another product to woo the growing ranks of coffee lovers. Rendered in its iconic ’50s silhouette and pastel shades, the drip filter coffee machine allows you to select the aroma intensity of a richly-flavored cup of joe. Its Auto Start function means your coffee is ready for you first thing in the morning.
The Smeg DCF02 retails from $298 and is available at www.smegshop.sg.
Danish silverware brand Georg Jensen’s Bernadotte Living Collection of dinnerware and decor pays homage to a former contributing designer. Way ahead of his time, Sigvard Bernadotte introduced clean, geometric shapes and symmetric patterns that ran counter to the 1930s Art Deco movement. The stainless steel vases, serving plates and other items will appeal to the contemporary user with their modern language, despite the fact that the designs were conceived decades ago.
The Bernadotte collection, ranging from $60 to $360, is at Georg Jensen, #B1-03A Ngee Ann City, and www.georgjensen.com/global.
TILE OF THE MONTH
Nostalgic for the terrazzo floors of the HDB flats of yore? Recreate the good old times with these tiles from Rice, which reflect the range of colours and sizes of the original crushed marble floors that originated in Venice.
Atlas Concorde Marble Gems porcelain tiles retail at Rice, 213 Henderson Road #01-03. Visit www.rice-fields.com.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
A multimedia installation artist born in Singapore and trained in Australia, Suzann is known for her kinetic works that move in space. Widely regarded as one of Singapore’s leading contemporary artists, she is one of 11 female artists who will be presenting their works in the major exhibition, Shaping Geographies: Art | Woman | Southeast Asia, that opens later this month.
Shaping Geographies: Art | Woman | Southeast Asia will run from Nov 24 to Dec 31, 2019, at Gajah Gallery Singapore.
ADD TO CART
Few things can compare to a night of restful sleep when you want to escape the stressors of daily life, and this web store has everything you need to slip into a deep slumber. Stocking natural French linens, from duvet covers to sleepwear, British online store Piglet helps prime your body and bed relaxation.
Visit www pigletinbed.com.
Enjoy a fresh brew at home with the Philips series’ latest, fully-automatic 3200 Lattego EP3246/70 Automatic Coffee Machine that does espresso, black coffee, Americano, cappuccino and latte macchiato. It also comes with a ceramic grinder and an aroma seal to keep beans fresh for longer.
Philips 3200 Lattego EP3246/70 Automatic Coffee Machine retails for $1,399 at major electrical stores and authorised dealers.
Get fizzy with it
Sodastream, maker of sparkling water, is sending its team of six Singapore ambassadors to its base in Israel. Known as TribeSodaStream, they will visit Sodastream’s factory and visitor centre, along with historical sites such as the Old City of Jerusalem.
WOHA Architects has been appointed the designer of the Singapore Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. The Nature. Nurture. Future. Pavilion aims to be a lush oasis stacked with tropical trees and shrubs in the Arabian desert.
photo Edward Hendricks
Luxury fashion house Hermes celebrates our island’s lush greenery with Return to a Loving Dream, its newest artist window by Argentinian Alexandra Kehayouglou. The installation features handwoven tapestries inspired by Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve’s mangrove swamp.
Return to a Loving Dream is on display at Hermes Liat Towers till mid-November 2019.
Yankee Candle lights up its 50th birthday – and 10th Year in Singapore – with a selection of candles in its most popular scents in a special anniversary edition.
The 50th anniversary large jar candles retail for $39 each – or three for $84 and six for $150 – at Yankee Candle stores
Take care of your household’s well-being with Kohler’s award-winning C3-520 electronic bidet from the Family Care collection of bathroom products. Using ultraviolet sterilisation to remove 99 per cent of bacteria, it maintains a high standard of hygiene while ensuring a cleaner, refreshing alternative to toilet tissue. You can even adjust the water spray for temperature and pulsating motion.
For more information on the Family Care line, visit the Kohler Experience Centre at 52/56 Peck Seah Street or www.kohler.com.sg.
text DOMENICA TAN, ELIZA HAMIZAH AND ISABELLE TOW