H&D Hotlist #003: New design products, furniture and home accessories
The intriguing prints of the coveted Hermes silk ties can now be appreciated in another way. The French luxury brand has launched its Tie-Set range of porcelain tableware, with designs that make use of vivid colour combinations and eye-popping geometric tessellations. There are 20 designs, 20 colours and 34 pieces, from plates to bowls to vases, to play with. And the best part is that you don’t even need to worry about matching or coordinating — the more the patterns clash, the more interesting your table setting gets!
If you love the humble, natural beauty of wood, you’ll adore Ethnicraft’s new Bok collection of a dining table and chair. The light oak wood pieces feature solid constructions,compact proportions and modern forms. The dining table's notch detail, where the tapered tabletop meets the base, hints at its craftsmanship and intricacy, while the chair’s backrest is an embracing curve that softens the look of its frame.
Pierre Frey’s new collections of printed wallpaper and fabric honours the skills and talents of the women of the Chinese Miao tribe. Based on indigo and polychrome embroidery, the colourful and graphical designs will enhance your interiors in a bold, trendy way. Expect visually arresting ikat, pleats, batiks and more that can be used to create a sophisticated, globally inspired look.
The Pierre Frey collections are available at Romanez, #04-01 APS Building, 9 Muthuraman Chetty Road, tel: 6463-9330. Visit www.pierrefrey.com.
Looking for a new fridge for your open-concept kitchen? Get style and function with Electrolux’s new black glass side-by-side fridge, which features the brand’s inverter and deodoriser technologies to keep your food fresh and eliminate stray odours. It is also an eco-friendly choice, running on less energy. Looks-wise, its cool glossy exterior will make it the star of your kitchen!
The Electrolux ESE6201BG 620 litre fridge, $1,899, is available at major electrical stores; www.electrolux.com.sg.
If your kids love Disney's Frozen movie and its iconic characters — Elsa, Anna and Olaf, they will be delighted with WMF's new dining sets. The German kitchenware brand has partnered with Disney to make mealtimes even more fun for the little ones, with ergonomically shaped stainless steel cutlery and porcelain dishware that feature colourful prints of the characters. The premium dining ware motifs are scratch-resistant, food safe and colour safe, while the pieces are designed to be dimensionally stable and sturdy.
WMF's Frozen collection consists of a four-piece cutlery set (pictured, $69) or a six-piece cutlery and dishware set ($89), and will be available from mid-September at major department stores. More information at www.wmf.sg.
Cycling enthusiasts and bike lovers will be interested in the Bike stool by Italian brand Bross. A fixed stool with a central base wiht a matte black lacquer finish, it features an original Brooks leather saddle on springs. It is an unconventional and eccentric piece, sure to add personality to any space!