H&D Hotlist #045: New design products, furniture and home accessories
What does rockstar-themed furniture look like? Commune shows you, with the latest Volta furniture collection. Featuring bold contrasts and a marriage between elegant and rustic elements such as walnut wood and leather finishes respectively, the furniture pieces in this collection are chic and full of character. Take the Volta side chair for example. Its solid walnut frame contrasts with steel stretchers and leg caps in a matte brass fi nish. The chair seat and back is upholstered in genuine black leather for that cushy, luxurious feel.
The Volta collection comprises a dining table, dining chair, end table, sideboard, coffee table and TV unit. Shop the new collection at Commune flagship store, #02-52, Millenia Walk.
Ever seen a wall finishing which does not only look good, but can also help purify the air and absorb moisture? Purion is Singapore's first natural paint option made of an organic materials called Diatom, which, through extensive research and development, has proven to be odourless, moisture-absorbent, anti-bacterial, mould-proof, fire-retardant, durable and even air-purifying. The team at Purion Wall has created a wide selection of 48 colours and six textures including marble-look, brick-inspired and silk-textured.
Learn more about Purion Wall at its showroom, #01-75, Midview City, 22 Sin Ming Lane, www.purion.com.sg.
Luxury fashion brand Prada’s new creative lab, Atelier Lab, launched a collection of fragrances with bottle sleeves inspired by signature patterns iconic to the brand. The fragrance bottle covers can be customised from a selection of six graphic designs, which were featured in various Prada fashion collections over the years. The Saffiano-style bottle cases are even made to measure for La Femme Prada and L’Homme Prada.
Keep your kitchen free of clutter with the Kitchenminis range of compact and space-saving appliances including a smoothie maker, one-litre glass kettle, two-egg cooker, steamer and chopper. Made of Cromargan stainless steel casing and with brushed surfaces that have high matte fi nish, these timeless appliances are designed to complement any interior style.
Appliances from the WMF Kitchenminis range retail from $89 (chopper). Find out more at www.wmf.sg, or at one of the 20 WMF concept stores islandwide.
Make your kid’s room a fun, stylish and safe space to live in. Flexa’s latest collection — Flexa Classic House —is designed to transform into a small playhouse complete with window boxes and even a chimney. Available in various configurations such as Full House, Half Classic House and Midsleeper with a Half Classic House, customise according to your kid’s preferences, needs and even to your interior design style at home.
Check out Flexa Classic House at their showrooms, #01-33 to 35 United Square, #03-38 i12 Katong, and #02-22 Forum the Shopping Mall.
Italian designer Matteo Leorato took inspiration from Venetian architecture for his design of the Loggia series of coff ee tables, which are made entirely of terrazzo. Specialising in the use of marble, Matteo enjoys exploring new patterns and ways of incorporating the material into his works. The popularity of terrazzo is seeing a comeback, so the Loggia tables are right on-trend!
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic Sacco beanbag chair, W. Atelier, in partnership with Zanotta, invited local talents to design and recreate their version of this furniture piece, with the theme “Urban Living the Asian Way”. The top 10 designs were recently unveiled, including three winning designs, which will be exhibited in the Zanotta showroom in Milan next month. The winners are Jarrod Lim from Jarrod Lim Design, Karyn Lim and Tiffany Loy.
Leading surface specialist Cosentino has launched a new range of colours for its Dekton and Silestone collections. Inspired by materials such as cement and natural marble, the new colours in Dekton’s ultra-compact surface Industrial collection include four matte options – Laos, Soke, Kreta and Lunar – which have detailed aesthetics and a variety of shades from dark to light grey. For the Silestone quartz Loft series, go for the Brooklyn and Silver Lake options if you’d like a cement- or concrete-look surface. As for natural stone-inspired looks, choose the Vera and Kira, which are elegant and mimic the look
Check out the new Dekton and Silestone range at Cosentino City Center, 34/35 Duxton Road.
Eye-catching patterned tiles in your home on walls and floors can easily make the look of your home iconic and unique – such as in the Alabama porcelain tile collection. The decorative patterns are combined with textural vein designs to help add dimension and depth to surfaces.
The Alabama porcelain tile collection is available at Hafary, 105 Eunos Avenue 3.
Water is an important element in meditation, so naturally, bathware label Apaiser takes bathing to be an equally meditative experience. Through the oval and round marble bathtubs of its Zen collection, you will see a fine balance between hard and soft lines and the merger of geometry and subtlety. The Zen basin and Butler's Tray — available in over 12 signature colours — and inspired by Japanese ceramics, complement the bathtubs. All Apaiser products are handcrafted from Apaiser Marble, a blend of repurposed marble, stone and minerals.
See the Zen collection at the Apaiser showroom, 23 Mosque Street, tel: 6223-2378, www.apaiser.com.
Create the perfect all-black kitchen with Turbo’s range of black appliances. The Turbo Incanto Chimney hood TD8188 has an air flow of 900 cubic metres per hour and a four-speed touch panel, while the Incanto Multi-Function Oven TFM628T – awarded an A-class energy rating – features an easy-to-clean enamel interior, five removable shelves, and eight functions, so you can bake cookies and roast meats. The T702GV-BK hob is made with Schott glass for extra durability and produces flames at the energy-efficient angle of 45 degrees.
Visit Turbo’s exclusive showroom at Meng Kee & Co, 55 Jalan Besar, tel: 6294-3771. The products are also available at all gas, electrical, hardware and sanitaryware dealers.