H&D Hotlist #079: New design products, furniture and home accessories
MENU Reverse Table Lamp
If you love the minimalist industrial look, the MENU Reverse table lamp will fit right into your home. Made of unpolished travertine, a type of sedimentary rock, and bronzed aluminium, the Reverse lamp is a study in minimalist elegance.
The reliable Thermos gets a fresh design update in its collaboration with local drawing community Band of Doodlers, this time showcasing Singapore’s flora and fauna in limited-edition ‘Go Green’ tumblers and food jars. Painted in a multitude of bright hues, these are sure to add cheer to your day whenever you get a coffee to go.
The ‘Go Green’ series retails from $49 at Takashimaya and major department stores.
Astronomy buffs can now have a piece of the moon in their living room – well, not quite literally, but a detailed model of the cratered lunar surface recreated in jewellery-grade concrete using data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Available in two sizes for display on your wall or desk, the intricate detail of the model is bound to be a talking point when guests come over.
Nothing says self-care like lighting a scented candle, and now you can care for the earth, too. Pass it On candles sit in holders made of biodegradable seed-infused paper, so you can plant them after the candles have burned down. Their first scent collection is inspired by iconic destinations that are endangered due to climate change, like the Great Barrier Reef (wood sage and sea salt) and the Amazon (goji and tarocco blood orange).
Designed by Benjamin Hubert from British design studio LAYER, the Beosound Balance defies all expectation with its rounded silhouette made of solid oak and knitted textiles. Its user interface can be hidden when not in use, so the Balance looks more like a sculpture than the powerful speaker it really is. With seven carefully-placed drivers and beam-forming technology, the Balance lets you choose between directed or room-filling sound for an immersive music experience.
The Beosound Balance retails for S$3,200 at the Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt flagship store and selected B&O retailers.