H&D Hotlist #076: New design products, furniture and home accessories
Design-conscious audiophiles, rejoice – British luxury audio brand Ruark Audio is finally here in Singapore. Dubbed the Aston Martin of speakers, they are as sleek as they are powerful; even the smallest produces warm, full-bodied sound with clear resonant notes, thanks to its handcrafted wooden enclosure. They also function as cool consoles, so you’ll have more table space for your record collection.
The Ruark Audio collection retails from $699 at Musica Boutique @ ION and iStudio.
Georg Jensen Bloom
Danish silverware brand Georg Jensen’s iconic Bloom series turns 20 this year and to celebrate its anniversary, its creator Helle Damkjær was called upon to design an extension of the line that takes inspiration from petal buds and leaves just like its predecessor. With steel leaves framing a floral arrangement or candle, Bloom Botanica’s vases and candleholders meld organic beauty with the sculpted sleekness of stainless steel for pieces that contemporary users would appreciate.
Bloom Botanica vases are priced from $110 and are available at the Georg Jensen flagship store at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, TANGS at Tang Plaza, and Robinsons The Heeren.
Wow your guests at your next dinner party with the Liebherr Monolith, aptly named for its impressive height of 2.13m. Since it’s modular, you can configure the freezer, fridge, and wine cooler positions just the way you want them. With its BioFresh technology and exacting German standards, the Monolith promises to keep your food fresher for a longer time.
The Liebherr Monolith retails at the Liebherr flagship store at 70 Tras Street, price upon request.
Tempur Firm Supreme
If you are a fan of Tempur’s pressure-absorbing mattresses that also keep the night sweats away, but wish it was a tad firmer, the brand’s latest mattress quite literally has your back. The new Tempur Firm Supreme with CoolTouch has an additional Tempur Extra Support Material layer that would find favour with side and back sleepers, as well as those with back aches. It also comes with an upgraded version of the brand’s CoolTouch technology that feels cool to the touch and absorbs excess heat.
The Tempur Firm Supreme with CoolTouch retails from $3,999 to $7,499, and is available at all Tempur stores.
Newby Teas has taken the art of tea drinking to new heights with its Vincent Van Gogh-inspired tea caddies that make for fine keepsakes for both tea lovers and admirers of the Dutch painter. A collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, each features one of the Dutch artist’s iconic floral paintings, and a choice of three specially created tea blends: Sunflower Dew, Earl Grey and Almond Calm.
Homeware and furniture stores are categorised as non-essential during circuit breaker time, hence they are closed from 7 April to 4 May 2020 (or until further notice) in Singapore. Find out what your favourite homeware and furniture store can offer in the meantime in our comprehensive and developing list below.