H&D Hotlist #043: New design products, furniture and home accessories, and the latest happenings in town
Inspired by the design styles of the Art Deco era, the Solum Tail side table by luxurious Danish furniture brand AYTM defines quality, elegance and simplicity. Available in two heights, the granite base has a step effect and is complemented by a plated iron stem and tabletop for that touch of opulence.
AYTM Solum Tail side table retails at www.nest.co.uk. Price upon request.
Created by designer Antoni Arola for Vibia, the Flamingo lamp showcases the beauty of the minimalist style with a pendant that provides ambient light through a translucent thermoplastic diff user. A multiple award winner, clinching Wallpaper* Design Awards 2017 and Design Plus award by Light+Building trade fair, this lamp is great as general lighting that illuminates suffi ciently in all directions, and is also an eyecatching statement piece that will take centre stage in homes.
Available in four finishes – matte graphite lacquer, matte gold, gloss copper and matte white lacquer – the Flamingo lamp retails at Gamut, #07-07, Tan Boon Liat Building. Price upon request.
There’s something fascinating about just standing by a tree during a walk in the park, and watching a squirrel prance around and go about its daily life. Inspired by this quick, curious creature, designer Matteo Ugolini created the Robin and Sherwood ceiling lamp. Also a reference to the story of Robin Hood, the lamp features Robin the squirrel skating down an electric wire to snag an acorn in the Sherwood forest.
The Robin and Sherwood ceiling lamp retails from $462 and is made of matte white ceramic. It’s available at Prestige Furniture, #08-02, Tan Boon Liat Building.
Known for his fluid and minimalist designs, renowned French designer Philippe Starck has released the Sant’ Agostino tile collection, which embodies his unique design language. The collection comprises pieces of various textures and colours that, when put together, create a subtle yet understated pattern that draws the eye. Its flexibility in design allows you to be as creative as you like with your surfaces.
The region’s first exhibition on Minimalism is landing on our shores. In a collaboration between National Gallery Singapore and Artscience Museum, “Minimalism: Space. Light. Object” will showcase over 130 works, exploring the history and legacy of the art movement. Featuring a range of art mediums from painting to sculpture as well as works by some of the most significant artists of the past 70 years, the exhibition traces the development of Minimalist art and ideas from the 1950s to today.
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object runs from Nov 16 to April 14.
Danish luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen’s high quality speakers Beosound 1 and Beosound 2 now feature Google Assistant. Built with Google’s voice assistant expertise, the speakers offer sound excellence, superior quality, sleek design, and even user convenience. Sound engineers created advanced acoustic echocancelling technology for five microphones in the aluminium structure, and they constantly analyse the music from the speaker to differentiate it from user commands to Google Assistant. There are also four additional buttons on the top, which allow you to assign tasks to a single button.
Priced at $2,400 for Beosound 1 and $3,200 for Beosound 2, the two new speakers are available at Bang & Olufsen’s showrooms at Grand Hyatt, Takashimaya, Tangs Plaza, Isetan Orchard, Challenger Great World City and Challenger Orchard.
Grand Park City Hall recently went through a revamp and now boasts fresh new interiors within a centuryold shophouse building. Curated by world-renowned interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, the hotel houses an art collection comprising Singapore-inspired works by six esteemed creatives, which trace the city’s heritage and cultural influences.