Fresh out of Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Anglepoise Mini metallic collection is a sophisticated range that will add an effortlessly chic atmosphere to your office and living room. Applied to three classic designs – a Type 75 Mini desk lamp, Type 75 Mini wall light, and Type 1228 wall light – this design icon is now available in gold and copper lustre, as well as the original silver. A new mini ceramic collection was also revealed at the Salone.
THE NEW ANGLEPOISE COLLEC TIONS WILL BE A VAILABLE FOR ORDER AT MILLION LIGHTING IN APRIL (CERAMICS) AND JUNE (METALLICS) ONW ARDS. VISIT THE SHO WROOM AT 203 KALLANG BAHRU, TEL: 6745-2033. CHECK OUT WWW.ANGLEPOISE.COM.
Fans of the fragrance brand Apotheke will no longer need to travel all the way to Brooklyn, New York, for this niche label. Get your hands on its soaps, candles and reed diffusers – such as the rosemary mint liquid soap (pictured) – at Escentials. Each batch is handmade with the finest coconut-olive oil and blended with essential oils and natural botanicals, before being hand-cut and cured for three weeks.
BUY THE APO THEKE RANGE A T THE ESCENTIALS ST ORE, #03-02/05 PARAGON, TEL: 6737-2478, OR ON WWW.ESCENTIALS.COM.
Rich In Rattan.
Environmentally friendly and versatile, it’s no wonder that rattan is the star of Janus et Cie’s Spring 2017 collection. The American heritage brand has released an extensive collection to showcase the diversity of the material, from the deep curves of the Fibonacci lounge chair (pictured) to the bistrostyle Baguette seat. Made for the indoors, these contemporary styles are finished in warm and neutral hues that will be easy to match.
PRICES FOR THE COLLECTION START AT $983. VISIT THE SHOWROOM AT 11 BEACH ROAD, TEL: 6333-0060, WWW.JANUSETCIE.COM.
Samsung has released its latest Powerbot vacuum cleaner, VR7000. Standing at 97mm, it has a more powerful suction and a slimmer design as compared to its predecessors. Its sleek body can clean under beds and other furniture, covering areas that hand-operated vacuum cleaners cannot reach. It also has an Edge Clean Master feature that allows the machine to easily gather dirt near the walls. Complementing this is the Auto Shutter option, which helps sweep up more dust when it’s close to edges. This vacuum cleaner also has intelligent features that help it map and remember room layouts to provide more thorough cleaning, and enable it to move around obstacles or items as small as 10mm.
THE SAMSUNG VR7000 RETAILS FROM $799, AND IS AVAILABLE AT MAJOR ELECTRICAL ST ORES.
In And Out.
In collaboration with furniture brand Gervasoni, Italian designer Paola Navone recently launched the Inout 419 armchair. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the waterproof polyester digital-print fabric reminds one of wood textures, giving the piece an understated yet unique look. It also comes upholstered with polystyrene and water-repellent polyurethane foams.
THE INOUT 419 ARMCHAIR IS AVAILABLE IN TWO COLOURS. FIND OUT MORE AT WWW.GERVASONI1882.IT.
If you’re looking for space-saving solutions for your kitchen, Bosch’s downdraft stainless steel hood is a great option. A concealable and compact hood that rises from behind your cooktop instead of hanging overhead, this hood can be stored when not in use. Its functionality isn’t compromised by its aesthetic, as it comes with a powerful extraction rate that removes cooking fumes and strong odours efficiently. Despite having four speed settings and an intensive option, the energy-efficient appliance remains quiet when in use.
THE BOSCH DO WNDRAFT STAINLESS STEEL HOOD RETAILS FOR $4,699 A T THE BOSCH EXPERIENCE CENTRE, LEVEL 4, 11 BISHAN STREET 12.
Le Creuset, everyone’s favourite cast iron cookware brand, has made its classic range even better. The new signature enameled cast iron casserole is now equipped with larger handles for a better grip, a toughened enamel interior that resists staining and wear and tear, as well as a heat-resistant stainless steel knob. Available in colours like Flame, Cherry Red and Marseille, this range is as stylish as it is safe!
SUITABLE FOR GAS, INDUCTION, ELECTRIC AND OVEN USE, THE LE CREUSET COLLECTION IS A VAILABLE AT MAJOR DEPARTMENT STORES. VISIT WWW.LECREUSET.COM.SG.
Epson’s new home theatre projector, the EH-TW6700, offers full HD-quality images at an increased brightness of 3,000 lumens, making it suitable for both bright and dark room viewing, bringing better home-theatre experiences to homeowners. Its new advanced image enhancement feature also promises clearer images, and the frame interpolation technology suppresses blurring in fast-moving images. The system comes with Bluetooth audio connectivity, so you can connect your speakers wirelessly.
THE EPSON EH-TW6700 PRO JECTOR RETAILS FOR $2,099 AND IS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE AT AOE AT #02-09A LIANG COURT, 177 RIVER VALLEY ROAD, AND KEC SOUND & VISION AT #04-35 THE ADELPHI, 1 COLEMAN STREET.
German brand Vorwerk’s Thermomix is a 12-in- 1 machine that offers functions such as weighing, mixing, chopping, grinding, kneading, blending, steaming, cooking, whisking, controlled heating, stirring and emulsifying. Made with high-quality stainless steel material, it is a hygienic and convenient tool to have! Attach a Recipe Chip to the machine and easily browse recipes and step-by-step guides via the device’s intuitive touchscreen display as you prepare meals. You’ll no long have to worry about burning food, too, as it offers precise temperature and time control.
THE THERMOMIX RETAILS FOR $2,320 AT WWW.THERMOMIX.COM.SG.
Kids’ rooms are meant to be imaginative and fun, and with the Circu Teepee Room, you can create an inspiring space for your little ones. Inspired by tribal style, the spacious “tent” houses a bed with storage underneath, toy box, as well as shelves for accessories and books. To top it off, it features a light and sound system controlled by an app. Your tots will be so delighted that they might not want to leave the room!
THE CIRCU TEEPEE ROOM IS A VAILABLE AT WWW.CIRCU.NET.
Man’s Best Friend.
Designed by French designer Olivier Polmanss, these animal-inspired bookshelves are great storage options for your home library, and they’ll add an element of fun into any living space! Made of medium-density fibreboard (MDF) veneer and polyurethane lacquer, the selection of animal-inspired designs includes the elephant, rhinoceros, bird, dog and fox.
THE DOG BOOKSHELF RETAILS FOR $1,036.80 AT NAIISE. SEE MORE AT WWW.NAIISE.COM.
With its clever design — not magic! — the Swanky Floating ladle will add some flair to serving up soup. As hinted in its name, the elegantly curved plastic-and-stainless steel ladle floats on liquid to resemble a graceful swan.
THE SWANKY FLOATING LADLE, $28.20 ($19.99 USD), IS AVAILABLE AT ANIMI CAUSA. VISIT WWW.ANIMICAUSA.COM.
The women of the Yawalapiti tribe, an indigenous community in the Brazilian Amazon, are expert weavers of traditional hammocks – or chinchorros, as they are known in Venezuela – made of buriche palm fibre and supple cotton. Dyed in bold hues and featuring unique patterns and fringes, these chinchorros make the perfect finishing touch for a playful and outdoorsy apartment! Purchasing these would also empower the tribe and raise awareness of its excellent craftsmanship, ensuring financial viability for the community.
BUY THESE CHINCHORROS, PRICED AT US$680 (S$959), AT MAISON NUMEN. VISIT WWW.MAISONNUMEN.COM.
<b>1</b> Brianna lamp in black, from $229, from Etch & Bolts. <b>2</b> Vicara Cartonado table lamp, $139, from Naiise. <b>3</b> Catellani and Smith PK LED 40 table lamp, $2,009, from Xtra.
Art and design showcases around the world worth checking out.
Salonedel Mobile Milano.
April 4 to 9 Fiera Milano Rho, 28 Strada Statale Sempione, Italy Admission cost varies according to passes.
The most widely anticipated furniture design fair in the world, the 56th edition of the Salone del Mobile Milano will once again gather over 300,000 professional attendees and 30,000 members of the public together to witness a showcase of over 2,400 furnishing and design exhibits.
Taking place over five days, the fair comprises multiple exhibitions, including the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, which showcases the best of design trends and Salonesatellite – a platform dedicated to young, emerging designers under 35. It also includes the biennial Euroluce showcases, which feature the latest lighting designs from product designers around the globe.
In this edition of the fair, there will be a unique presentation by 11 architects, who will provide a vision of home living in the future.
Affordable Art Fair, Spring Edition 2017.
April 7 to 9 F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard Admission for the public costs $18.
Join the latest Affordable Art Fair for its eighth run, where a diverse range of contemporary art from local and international galleries will be showcased and sold for less than $15,000. Amateur art collectors can get started without breaking the bank, while seasoned veterans get the chance to add more gorgeous pieces to their collection. Check out the charity wall, as a donation will be made to a local charity from every art piece sold. And if you are on a budget, the under-$1,000 wall is ideal!
FOR MORE INF ORMATION, VISIT WWW.AFFORDABLEARTFAIR.COM.
D & A D Festival.
April 25 to 27 E2 6EH, 64 Cheshire Street, London Admission costs £222 (S$382) per person, not inclusive of value-added tax.
The D&AD (design and advertising) Festival brings together leading creative minds from around the world, with over 26,000 pieces of work, fringe events, workshops and parties. The D&AD Awards Ceremony as a finale event will also be held for the first time since its establishment in 1962. As a non-profit advertising association, all proceeds go to programmes such as New Blood, to inspire the next generation of creative talent, and to work towards a more sustainable future.
CHECK OUT WWW.DANDAD.ORG FOR MORE DETAILS.
Text DOMENICA TAN, LOUISA CLARE LIM, ELIZA HAMIZAH & GIRWINA TAN.