H&D Hotlist #014: New design products, furniture and home accessories
As apartments get smaller, explore innovative designs to make the most out of your limited floor space. Swiss kitchen brand Kitchoo has designed compact kitchen systems to suit this need. The K5 Kitchoo set is just 1.3m wide with a depth of 0.65m, yet it manages to fit a sink and retractable mixer, touch- panel induction hob, dishwasher, mini fridge and freezer, and washing machine, with enough table space for an integrated acrylic resin counter. This set can also be delivered assembled, fully equipped and ready to be installed, and comes with a two- year warranty. With such fuss-free solutions, you won’t have to compromise on functionality even with a small kitchen.
THE K5 KITCHOO STARTS AT 3,800 EUROS (S$6,128), NOT INCLUSIVE OF VAT AND TRANSPORT FEES. FIND OUT MORE AT WWW.KITCHOO.COM.
Ever wished your coffee machine was placed right next to your bed so you can wake up to the aromatic scent of piping hot java? Now you can, with the diminutive size of Nespresso’s latest coffee machine! Weighing in at just 2.3kg, the Essenza Mini has a compact body and comes in two designs — a rectangular or triangular shape. It’s also easy to use, with just two buttons to prepare an espresso or lungo. It heats up quickly, too, so you can enjoy your coffee without delay. There’s also an energy-saving feature, and the machine switches to low energy mode after three minutes of non-use, and automatically switches off after nine minutes.
NESPRESSO ESSENZA MINI RETAILS FOR $158 AT NESPRESSO BOUTIQUE, #01-14A ION ORCHARD; #01-16, RAFFLES CITY SHOPPING CENTRE; TAKASHIMAYA B1, AND WWW.NESPRESSO.COM.
Panasonic’s new TH-65EX1000S OLED TV set is set to impress. Tuned by filmmakers, this 4K Pro Ultra High Definition model is said to deliver rich colours, crisp image quality, contrast and brightness. Because it comes with a wider colour coverage and professional processing technology with six-colour reproduction, the result is more vibrant images onscreen. This, together with Panasonic’s renowned picture quality craftsmanship and with input from a Hollywood colourist, ensures that movie and TV time is an enjoyable and fulfilling one.
THE PANASONIC TH-65EX1000S OLED TV IS PRICED AT $10,999. FIND IT AT MAJOR ELECTRICAL STORES, OR VISIT WWW.PANASONIC.COM.
Furniture store Finn Avenue launched a new range of lamps uniquely designed for modern home interiors. The AW18 collection features lamps with marble finishes, gold tones, geometric shapes and more. The outstanding selections make great statement pieces to have in various parts of the home, such as the living and bedroom. Savvy shoppers will be glad to know that most of the pieces are affordable, too, ranging from $199 to $639, exclusive of GST.
THE AW18 LAMP COLLECTION CAN BE FOUND AT FINN AVENUE’S SHOWROOM, #04-18 APEX@HENDERSON, 201 HENDERSON ROAD, OR WWW.FINNAVENUE.COM.
A well-scented home adds to the overall ambience and comfort. Atomi recently introduced its Aromic Air diffuser, which is simple to use and even comes with an auto-off timer so you can set it to your desired time of use, and leave it running. With the strength adjustment settings, the diffuser has a wide area coverage of up to 667sqf, making it ideal for homes of all sizes. The appliance draws essential oils up a non-woven fabric pad and vaporises it with a built-in fan. Replenishing essential oils is as easy as removing the cover and refilling the bottle inside. Its sleek, minimalist design also makes it a stylish accessory to have at home.
THE AROMIC AIR DIFFUSER ($188, IN GOLD AND SILVER) AND A RANGE OF 100- PER-CENT PURE ESSENTIAL OILS ARE AVAILABLE AT ATOMI’S SHOWROOM , #04-26, 333A MANDARIN GALLERY, WWW. ATOMI-JP.COM.