H&D Hotlist #031: New design products, furniture and home accessories
Soft curves help to make your home feel cosy, especially those on Copenhagen lighting brand Vita’s Alva Pendant lamp. The fluid lines evoke an origami-inspired look with its gentle folds. Made with polypropylene and polycarbonate, its spiral form creates a gradienteff ect glow when the light is switched on. Perfect as a pair, they sit well as bedside lamps, and look good above the dining table or even in the study.
Alva Pendant lamp is available in white and comes in two sizes — mini and medium — price on request. Visit Kuhl Home’s showroom at #08-01 Century Warehouse, 100E Pasir Panjang Road, tel: 6878-0180, www.kuhlhome.com.
Porous as it may be, marble remains a sought-after material for home surfaces because of its rarity and the elegant effect it adds to interiors. What’s most alluring about the stone, though, is the captivating look of its veins, formed as a result of being exposed to centuries of high temperature and intense pressure, causing the creation of calcite crystals within the metamorphic limestone. Fantasy Marble, on the other hand, is designed by high pressure laminate producer Formica and replicates the undulating essence of natural marble grain, while allowing homeowners the liberty of adding the texture to any surface, with the bonus of easy maintenance.
In the world of fashion, nothing beats the level of intricate detailing lavished on the exuberant designs by the couturiers of Paris. And with more high fashion brands expanding their reach into the realm of furniture, homeowners can expect a similar league of personalised and made-to-measure prestige with their home appointments. If you’re keen on accentuating your interiors with some trendy, fashion-branded goodness, consider this vintage-style beechwood chair from Italian house Gucci. Finished in glossy Bordeaux lacquer, it is upholstered with a plush herbarium-print cushion featuring a hand-embroidered bee applique – one of the many icons made famous by the label’s latest collection.
The Gucci bee chair ($3,970) can be ordered from local Gucci boutiques.