H&D Hotlist #046: New design products, furniture and home accessories
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, also in a soft white hue 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.
Interesting, no? This chest-height Lotus cabinet is the result of the combined efforts of Indian luxury brand Secret Splendour, which was inspired by the sacredness of the lotus, and Italian designer Matteo Cibic, who is known for his surreal ideas. Whimsical, ornate and divine at the same time, the cabinet dazzles with its glossy teal and green resin and brass inlay. Its sheer size makes it ideal for commercial spaces, as well as homes
Operated via a single remote control, the wind-, water-, and UV-resistant Lagune can be installed on three sides of a balcony, easily turning it into an “indoor” area. The retractable terrace cover lets just the right amount of sun in and features concealed drainage gutters for the rain, preventing water from splashing into the balcony. You can also opt for LED lights and giving you the freedom to create the ambience you want.
Renson Lagune is available in 10 colours including black, grey, mustard and blue. Find it at MC2, #01-28, Vertex Building, 33 Ubi Avenue 3, tel: 6634-7333.
New online store Piece of Cake has launched a line-up of small accessories. First on its list of brands is Thai label Labrador Factory, which uses recycled full-grain cow leather to create key jackets, travel wallets and table trays. You can even choose the colour of the leather, like green or grey, when purchasing the table trays. Minimal chemicals have been applied to the leather, and the brand focuses on achieving the most natural feel of leather. Watch this space for more brands and updates.
Skeletal in design, the Neue Chair is made up of strong yet lightweight materials. This computer chair comes under Neue, Secretlab’s latest subsidiary. So confident are they about this launch, that the chair comes with a 12-year warranty. The durable three-layer mesh blend (which includes Dupont Yarn) promises to feel good on the skin, while the aluminium alloy used for the wheelbase and backspin offers durability. To adjust the height, simply squeeze the Controlshift hand levers located at the handrests.
The Silver ($999) and Obsidian ($1,149) Neue chairs are available on Lazada, Shopee and Secretlab’s website. The Obsidian features additional industrial plating to increase resistance to corrosion. Visit www.secretlab.co.