H&D Hotlist #044: New design products, furniture and home accessories
Divide living area from dining room or create privacy without the need for walls, with the Straits Screen Divider. Designed by Aartical, an in-house brand by Star Furniture, the divider features swing doors that give the user flexibility in style and function; you can hang apparelon it, too. Made out of stained grey solid ash wood as well as grey fabric to match, the design won Star Living’s D’Star 2017 award.
Straits Screen Divider retails for $990. Find it at Star living in Sungei Kadut, and at the labrador outlet. More information at www.starliving.com.sg.
Vases, bowls, book holders and trays made of the most exquisite materials make up Greg Natale’s latest accessories collection. Each piece is fashioned by hand, in a design language that best tells the character and beauty of materials such as robust stone, veined marble, and intricate dyed pen shell. The award-winning Australian designer created this 50-piece collection in hopes that it will be passed down as heirlooms and bring joy to its owners.
Australian design brand SP01 has unveiled a new collection by award-winning studio Metrica. The rounded silhouettes offer a cocoon-like ambience, while the minimalist design language keeps the collection contemporary and light. Metrica uses luxurious satin metallic finishes like pewter and brass, as well as ash wood, to highlight the fine sculpted detail of the collection. These chic designs will have you lounging all day.
Muji’s well-loved aroma diffuser now comes in a smaller, portable size that you can bring on your travels, or place on a desk without it taking up too much space. You don’t need water, either. This cordless device is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Simply apply three to five drops of essential oil on a felt pad; its scent will last four hours and the felt pad can be reused. Without the need for water, you can also place it in your car without worrying about spillage.
The portable muji aroma diffuser retails for $59, and comes with a storage pouch, holder with felt pad, and USB cable. Essential oil and felt pad refills are sold separately. Find it at all Muji outlets.
Unlike bulky incliners of the past, Sho is a modern Cellini seat with a slender frame that will blend in with other sleek contemporary furniture pieces. It is clad in genuine cowhide leather and features an adjustable headrest. This incliner mechanism allows the seat, backrest and leg support to move forward – instead of a traditional recliner which slides backwards – thus freeing up space in the living room. You can choose from a living room set of one-, two- or three-seaters.
Sho is available at Cellini, #01-05 Furniture Gallery at Space @ Tampines, tel: 6385- 3481, www.cellini.com.sg.