H&D Hotlist #035: New design products, furniture and home accessories
No home is complete without showcasing your favourite souvenirs and decor accessories. Dressing your sideboards, side tables and display shelves with knick-knacks you love adds character to your living spaces. Include Atelier Swarovski’s latest home decor range to your collection, including the Tangent collection – a collaboration with Japanese design firm Nendo. Comprising candle holders, vases, trays and mirrors featuring crystals within rectangular metal frames, Tangent adds a touch of luxury to your home, through the multifaceted design language of these pieces showcasing curves and linear elements.
Adding colours and textures into your home helps elevate the cheerful, welcoming vibe you want. With Swedish textile artist Simon Key Bertman’s Chess cushion collection, you get pattern, texture and colour all in one without the pieces looking too loud or overbearing. His works are statement pieces too, thanks to a very unique choice of material – 100 per cent cotton shoelaces handwoven to create intricate patterns.
Simon Key Bertman’s Chess cushion collection retails for $278 at Vanilla Home , 63 Club Street, www.vanilla-home.com.
When shopping for portable Bluetooth speakers, the most important thing is a compact appliance that packs a punch! This way, you can easily carry it around and enjoy quality music whenever you like. Swiss-based audio brand Geneva Lab achieves that with the new Touring series wireless speakers that looks rugged yet elegant. It is clad in high quality eco-leather and crafted with aircraft grade aluminium, so durability is assured. Expect deep bass and a 20 hour-long battery life.
The new Touring series and Acustica Lounge wireless speakers retail from $269 to $549 at authorised dealers, including AV Intelligence at #01-71 Millenia Walk, Robinsons The Heeren, Tangs Orchard and Vivocity.
Design your kids’ rooms like how you would your own, and dress them up with high quality furniture pieces that are functional yet fun! This way, you encourage a sense of belonging, while educating your children about the importance of good design. Newly launched luxury kids-furniture brand Essa Grace came to fruition, thanks to a father’s passion to build unique furniture for his kids. With a collection made of European birch plywood, the range includes a minimalist, Scandinavian-style bench, bookshelves, chairs, tables and even a slide! Mix and match these pieces to create a fun, practical living space your children can feel at home with.
Essa Grace’s furniture retails from $120 for a chair. Check out the collection at www.essagrace.com.
Keep your home cool and cosy, while taking advantage of soft furnishings like blinds to add ambience to the space. Inspired by nature, where clouds act as a barrier to sunlight, Woodnotes Cloud blinds mimic the natural element with the use of paper yarn fabrics, which create diff erent looks in the home at various times of the day. Natural light accentuates the textural details of the material, while various tonalities are revealed when seen in the dark. Designed by Finnish textile designer Ritva Puotila, the Cloud blinds can be customised using duocoloured or multi-coloured fabrics to create a unique look in your home.
Customise Woodnotes Cloud blinds to suit the design of your home . Price on request. Available at Vanguard Interiors, 3 Kallang Junction.
East meets West in the design of this made-in-Japan tile collection, Hinotori, which is the result of a collaboration between French designer Theophile Besson and Kyoto tile manufacturer Asada Kawara. Each tile is handmade, with traditional production methods where fine clay is polished several times before being fired. The result is a rot-proof and weather-resistant material suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The shimmery look on the tiles is reminiscent of that on roofs of traditional Japanese temples. Geometric and textural details are added to the pieces using patented screen printing technology.