H&D Hotlist #039: New design products, furniture and home accessories
The monochromatic tones of the marbleinspired Extension tile set the backdrop for homes of all aesthetics, from contemporary to Modern Classical styles. With intricate veining details, this statement-making surface clads walls and fl oors to lend homes a bold look. A mix of light and dark, this collection creates the wow factor that homeowners and designers will adore.
The Extension tile collection retails at Soon Bee Huat, 3A Toh Guan Road East, and 257 Changi Road, www.sbh.com.sg.
Pierre Frey’s Moorea is the second outdoor fabric collection by the Parisian fabric specialists after its first, Bayamo, enjoyed popular success. The pastel-hued fabrics are woven with many raised effects, and also possess exceptional outdoor characteristics such as high resistance to light and stormy weather. Though made to withstand harsher outdoor environments, the fabrics will add a touch of elegance to indoor settings just as well.
Pierre Frey’s Moorea collection is available at Romanez, #04-01 APS Building, 9 Muthuraman Chetty Road.
Designed to offer more storage space in Scandinavian industrialstyle homes is the Tinwood collection, recently launched by Bornincolour. This new range of furniture includes a kitchen island-cum-dining table, a dresser and cabinet set, as well as a storage coff ee table. These multi-functional pieces work perfectly in compact apartments. The kitchen island-cum-dining table features cabinets, an open shelf, as well as a countertop dining space. For the living room, a coff ee table built with a lift-up system ensures knick-knacks and everyday items such as remote controls and newspapers can be stowed away to keep surfaces clean and tidy. Keep your dressing area neat too, with the dresser and cabinet set where you’ll find enough storage areas for skincare products and more!
Find these furniture pieces, which retail from $539, at Bornincolour, #02-31, 1024 Yishun Industrial Park A, www.bornincolour.com.sg.
If you’re a fan of Korean dramas and caught the popular series Goblin, you might have spotted some of Iloom furniture pieces, which were featured across various episodes. The brand recently hit the shores of Singapore, introducing its sleek, colourful range of furniture to local homeowners. With a variety of pieces suited for the living room, bedroom, dining room, study and even the kids’ room, you’ll find sofas, loungers, wall units, bunk beds and even chairs designed in collaboration with Disney. Versatile and flexible, many of the furniture items are designed to last, including study tables with adjustable legs to ensure they remain future-proof as children grow up.
See Iloom’s complete collection at Level 5, Metro Centrepoint, www.iloom.com.
This “music console” is set to be a conversation starter. At a glance, you may not notice that it’s a basin, mixer and storage drawer. It’s designed by artistic director and designer Gianluca Paludi of Italian sanitaryware brand Olympia Ceramica. The recessed basin camouflages itself as a DJ turntable alongside a mixer that resembles the arm that gets your record player going. Here’s the surprise – hidden in the storage drawer, you’ll find a Bluetooth-enabled music amplifier for your aural pleasure.
Named Vinyl, the creation comes in black, or light or dark wood finishes; price on request. Find out more at www.olympiaceramica.it.
Designing your home to look clutter-free includes choosing space-saving fittings, especially in areas such as the bathroom. Italian water heater specialist Ariston launched a slim water heater designed to cater to this, so you no longer have to deal with bulky overhead heaters. The Ariston Slim 30 has a 30-litre capacity and Ag+ silver ions that offer antibacterial properties.
Ariston Slim 30 retails for $389 at major electrical stores.