H&D Hotlist #080: New design products, furniture and home accessories
Zaha Hadid Plex Vessel crystal collection
Zaha Hadid left impossibly big, aerodynamic-shaped shoes to fill in the design world when she passed away in 2016. but her legacy lives on through her eponymous architecture firm and prolific design label Zaha Hadid
design (ZHD). launched at Maison et Objet Paris in January, ZHD’s Plex Vessel crystal collection is a family of multi-use objects with Hadid’s signature organic lines. It comprises two reconfigurable elements that can be stacked to conceal their content, or arranged to create a sculptural landscape on any surface.
Shop the Plex Vessel collection at www.zaha- hadid-design.com. Price upon request.
SP Homes Tatami
More Ways Than One
Whether to avoid visual clutter or to maximise a small space, you’ll want to get acquainted with Tatami, a sleek multi-purpose fixture by customised home furniture company SP Homes.
The raised platform comes outfitted with versatile and thoughtfully designed functions, from a built-in table that can be pulled up when needed, to panels that reveal compartments for ample storage. You can also customise its components to suit your requirements, whether as a dining spot, study area or to create a cosy corner for hanging out.
Singapore’s regular showers may be a dampener when you want to hang out on your patio or in the garden but with Philippe Starck and Italian furniture company B&B Italia’s latest collaboration, at least your furniture won’t be ruined. The Oh, it rains! collection comprises a sofa and a garden armchair, both of which have a large backrest that act as a screen to offer privacy, and is fashioned with a double layer of water-repellent fabric. In case of inclement weather, it can be folded down on top of the seat to protect the seat and cushions. The Oh, it rains! sofa retails from $30,350, and can be purchased (indent order) from www.spacefurniture.com.
Castlery Hudson collection
Homegrown furniture company Castlery takes inspiration from the mid-20th century with the Hudson collection that marries chic functionality with an undeniably timeless appeal. The line-up, from TV consoles to side boards and beds, are fashioned with dark-stained solid acacia wood with antique brass finish details.
While they draw on the mid-century modern aesthetic, the versatile and sophisticated pieces complement a variety of interior styles, whether a contemporary-luxe space or a cosy Scandinavian home.
The Hudson collection retails from $329 for a coffee table to $1,299 for a bed. For more information, visit www.castlery.com.
Seletti X Toiletpaper
Seletti’s signature tongue-in-cheek designs start conversations and spice up any interior. One of its best-selling range is the collab collection with niche publication Toiletpaper.
The Seletti Wears Toiletpaper collection runs the gamut of homewares and furniture pieces printed with loud colours and arresting photo collages. Their latest porcelain tableware collection, however, is on the minimalist side, featuring a simple Toiletpaper logo – for those who like their minimalism with a fun little dose of irony
Furniture pieces and tableware collections from Seletti and Toiletpaper range from €16 (S$25 for an enamel mug) to €2,300 (S$3,000 for a two-seater sofa). Shop at www.shoptoiletpaper.com or find local retailers at www.seletti.it.
3M Dry Eraseboard
The Write Type
Dry erase boards or white boards can come in handy when you need to jot down messages or your grocery list in the kitchen, for a brainstorming session in the office or even for the kids to doodle on. But what if you’re short on space or prefer minimal clutter?
With 3M’s Post-it Dry Erase Surface that can be cut to fit and be installed on a variety of materials, you can turn flat surfaces like your wall or table into a whiteboard. It comes with a proprietary dry erase coating that promises to be stain-proof, and makes for smooth writing and clean erasing.
The 3M Post-it Dry Erase Surface retails at $71.91, and is available at Popular Bookstores, Evergreen Stationery stores and the official Lazada e-store.
Brokis Bohemian glass lighting
Shape of you
For lighting fixtures with a contemporary and sculptural sensibility, look to Czech lighting brand Brokis, which is known for its hand-blown Bohemian glass lighting designs. One of its latest collections is Geometric, crafted with Brokisglass, a versatile material made from recycled glass shards. Each side can also be fitted with glass of a different colour.
The Geometric collection retails from €2,500 (S$3,863.80) and is available at www.brokis.cz.