H&D Hotlist #068: New design products, furniture and home accessories
Having dedicated its latest home collection to highlighting the beauty of raw materials and traditional craftsmanship, French luxury label Hermes collaborated with Milan-based artist and designer Nathalie Du Pasquier (founding member of the Memphis Design Group – an iconic studio in the ’80s, which counts Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie as its fans) to design two throws made with simple embroidery techniques. This Soft Machine throw features handmade Mongolian-cashmere patchworks, mini-beads and bold colours.
The Soft Machine throw measures 1.4m by 2m and is available by order from Hermes. Visit www.hermes.com/sg for more information.
Everyone’s heard of wood flooring, but have you ever heard of bamboo charcoal flooring? A revolutionary material, Bamco is the world’s first bamboo charcoal flooring, which is 100 per cent recyclable, with three layers of fully waterproof composites that are child-safe and non-toxic. It is also fire-, scratch-, chemical- and slip-resistant making it a material safe for use at home!
Bamco comes in wood- and stone-look finishes. Find out more at bamcoflor.com
Design studio Pelle has created a super sleek table made completely out of aluminium. The DVN table is put together using Japanese joinery techniques — the legs are measured with such precision that they fi t perfectly with the top, without the need for nails or fasteners.
Televisions today are no longer designed just as a plain black screen, many come with interesting details that make them stand out from the crowd. Samsung’s The Serif is one such TV, which is designed with the distinct “I” shape iconic to the serif typography, as its name suggests. It’s sleek, modern, unconventional, and features vibrant picture quality thanks to its QLED technology.
The Serif is 55 inches in size and retails for $3,399 at Commune and major electrical stores.
Did you know that you can eliminate 99.99 per cent of all common household bacteria with just water? Cleaning agents and chemicals are rendered superfluous with Karcher’s new SC 3 Upright EasyFix steam mop, which uses steam to deep clean virtually all surfaces including parquet and carpets. Water heats to nearly 100-degrees celsius in under 30 seconds so that you can commence on your cleaning spree in a jiffy.
The Karcher SC 3 Upright EasyFix steam mop retails for $398 at all major electronics and electric appliance stores.
Shopping for outdoor furniture to spruce up the look in your garden or patio? W.Atelier introduces Gloster’s collection of teak furniture. Pieces in the collection include the Kay, a seat showcasing a curved and sculptured back panel that gives it its timeless Scandinavian-style look.
Kay retails for $6,500 at W. Atelier, #01-01 and #03-01, 201 Henderson Road. Find out more at www.watelier.com.