H&D Hotlist #029: New design products, furniture and home accessories
Three of the most iconic chairs of our time, along with the hotel they were crafted for by Danish designer Arne Jacobson, turn 60 this year. To commemorate this milestone, Fritz Hansen has reimagined the Egg, Swan and Drop chairs in new finishes centred on the theme of purity, dressing them in materials that develop a unique patina as they age. The limited edition collection Egg and Swan chairs are upholstered in pure leather, whilst the Drop is covered in hardwearing fabric SERA; bases of all three designs are plated with luxurious 24 karat gold.
The 60th anniversary collection is available at W.Atelier, with prices starting at $1,334 for the Drop chair. Visit www.watelier.com for details.
Here’s something for the discerning homeowner: a handwoven rug with embedded optic-fibre nodes. Produced by the largest rugmaker in Europe, Ferreira de Sa, the Dazzling rug is ahead of its time and conceived especially for grand entrances. If you’re looking for something understated, the premium Portuguese rugmaker recently collaborated with local furniture retailer Studio 216 to launch a rug collection named after islands around Singapore.
Prices for Ferreira de sa’s rugmaking service begin at $2,900 (for a rug of three meters by two meters), and is available at Flexform Singapore, 200 Newton Road Unit 01-01, tel: 6909–2128.
Nothing makes quite the same impact as a well-made sofa when you’re looking to add the ‘wow’ factor to your living room. Go for stately, elegant pieces like this Contemporary Hallie tufted sofa from homegrown furniture label Embowood. This updated Chesterfield design is finished in luxurious velvet and available in a variety of colours. The benefit of supporting our local makers is that homeowners can also request for custom servicing.
Prices for the Contemporary Hallie starts from $2,350, visit www.havenlifestyle.asia or call 6745-4698 for enquiries.
Switches are seldom considered when thinking of ways to dress up your space, but this one is changing the game. The AvatarOn customisable switch covers have a mirror-smooth surface that is perfect for personalised prints, and is changed easily with a snap-on cover.
Concealable downdraft hoods have always been popular with homeowners for open-concept kitchens, but the Sintesi by Italian kitchen pundit goes one step further. Sintesi is an integrated kitchen system that combines a rear extractor and an induction hob with four (not the standard three) flexible cooking zones. The extractor is barely noticeable; instead of popping up like a downdraft, its space-saving slim blades simply open to absorb and purify air and moisture, removing odour. It is sophisticated, silent, easy to install, and is rated A++ for energy efficiency.
Changing the mood of a space can be as simple as adding a source of ambient light to complement the decor. The Pose lamp from La Lampe charms with its blocklike and uncomplicated design. Switch it on in the evenings to create a soft glow around your dining or side table.
The Pose light retails at $141, and is available from P5 Studio at213 Henderson Road #01-08, Henderson Industrial Park.