“Our planet is struggling, and never before has it been more obvious that we need to take action to protect our environment Mater believes in working to turn waste plastic into durable and desirable designs for the home,” says Henrik Marstrand, CEO and founder of Mater, a 13-year-old Danish furniture brand that uses sustainable and ethically sourced materials.
What really sets Mater’s collections apart from others is the sleek way it incorporates Scandinavian minimalist looks with an eco-friendly design philosophy. The Column dining table, designed by OEO Studio, features a marble-like tabletop made of 100 per cent recycled yogurt pots, while the legs are made from a lacquered oilburnt iron sheet, giving the table a monolithic feel. The trestles are handmade by skilled artisans and craftspeople in Moradabad, North India.
The Column table is made to order. Visit www.materdesign. com to find out more.
SHOT OF LIGHT
Italian designer Matteo Ugolini’s quirky interpretation of Cupid’s arrow darting through two hearts, the Cupido pendant lamp, will have you instantly falling head over heels for it. Featuring a thin bar of LED light piercing through two lampshades with black and white designs within, this hanging accessory casts an ambient glow over the space beneath, making it perfect for the dining area or lounge.
Cupido was launched at Euroluce 2019 at the Salone del Mobile Milano, and is available at Pure Interior, #01-01 Delta House, 2 Alexandra Road. Price upon request.
Add a hint of “Afroluxe” to your home with authentic homeware and accessories from Ashepa. Crafted by African artisans, these handmade products range from Ankole coasters and wooden salad servers to ceramic wares and mudcloth cushions. Founder Chetna Bhatt was born in Kenya, and Ashepa is her way of sharing soulful tribal culture with the world.
Seemingly hewn by nature and cast out of molten ice and black lava, the Pelago table is the latest addition to Zaha Hadid’s Mercuric collection. In line with the late architect-slash-designer’s penchant for organic shapes, Pelago (designed by the studio she left behind) features billowy soft curves resulting in a strong and unique silhouette. It’s deﬁnitely not a look for every home, but for the ones that it does ﬁt, this table will no doubt be an instant head turner.
Visit www.citco.it for pricing and order enquiries.
LOST & FOUND
Hailed as the lamp of all lamps when it won the coveted gold medal at the Triennale di Milano in 1954, the Dokka lamp (designed by Birger Dahl) went into obscurity when the factory producing it ceased operations shortly after. Thankfully for us, Dokka didn’t go the way of the dodo and was brought back from the brink of extinction by Norwegian brand Northern, which also added three colours to the Dokka’s repertoire.
Dokka retails for $295 (before delivery charges) on www.nest.co.uk.
This instant camera printer can help you document all your beautifully styled spaces and home gatherings. Among Canon’s latest models, Inspic (C) comes with a fivemegapixel camera and small selfie mirror next to the lens to allow ease of shooting, while Inspic (S) has an eight-megapixel fixed-focus camera with a built-in LED ring light circling the lens to create beautiful portrait shots. All your printouts can also be used as stickers, making them easy for scrapbooking.
Inspic (C) comes in pink, yellow and blue, Inspic (S) is available in white, black and rose gold. They retail for $159 and $219 respectively at all authorised dealers.
A statement sink helps to turn an average bathroom setup into a cool space brimming with character. The two Kensho sinks marry Eastern motifs with Western techniques, while Hui’s bold patterns are paired with a minimalist form. We also love the subtle curves on the Toto sink by Jaime Hayon.
1. Toto x Hayon sink, price upon request, from W. Atelier.
2. Hui sinks, $650 each, from Meraki Decoration.
3. Kensho stone sinks, prices upon request, from Kohler.
Muranti’s Mayan bar stool is inspired by the Mexican Riviera, a river that stretches more than 990 miles along the coast of Mexico. A plush jet black seat in velvet and leather ﬂows down into rose-gold metallic legs, making the stool look and feel as opulent as it is mysterious and captivating. Pair a few of these beauties with a bar topped with black marble for the ultimate look of decadence.
More information at www.muranti.com/ products/mayan-bar-chair/.
TRADITION MEETS MODERNITY
Adopting an ancient technique of incorporating brass inlays into wood surfaces, these side tables by Angelo Cappellini are a result of traditional craftsmanship coupled with modern, elegant aesthetics. The body of the table is made of a solid cylindrical base clad in metal that has a brushed brass finish, for a sophisticated, textured look.
Angelo Cappellini side tables retail from 6,898 euros (S$10,550) at www.angelocappellini.com.
What’s more rewarding than a good night’s rest among luxurious, comfortable bedspreads from Frette after a long, tiring day? Made in Italy, Frette’s luxury Tile bedspread is made of jacquard, with overlapping curve patterns. For extra comfort, complete the look and feel with a fur throw blanket, made from fox and backed with pure silk.
Frette’s luxury Tile bedspread is priced at $3,585, available at B1 Takashimaya.