H&D Hotlist #087: New design products, furniture and accessories
Ayana series for B&B Italia
Beauty In Simplicity
Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa blends Far East with Northern Europe with the Ayana series for B&B Italia’s 2020 Outdoor collection. Reinterpreting wood with an oriental touch, depths and heights are a nod to traditional South-east Asian designs while backrests recall Swedish wall bars.
Individual seat cushions upholstered in waterproof fabrics rest on minimalist yet sturdy teak wood frames, and each is crafted with comfort and functional design in mind. The armrest of the armchair is positioned higher for a more ergonomic seat, for instance, and the sofa armrest can be fastened with detachable cushions for extra comfort when lying down. The collection also includes accompanying tables and dining chairs.
The Ayana Collection for B&B Italia is available at Space Furniture, prices upon enquiry.
Clear The Air
Clear The Air
Air pollution doesn’t just happen outdoors; pesky allergens and contaminants thrive in our homes, too. Sharp’s air purifiers are equipped with the brand’s original Plasmacluster Ion technology, emitting positive and negative ions that deactivate airborne mould, allergens and influenza viruses. According to the brand, research has proven its efficacy against various flu viruses*.
A three-step filtration system gets rid of larger dust particles and pet dander, common household odours, and up to 99.97% of ultra-fine airborne particles. Smart control functions on its FP-J80E-H model allows for easy control and monitoring of the machine via the SHARP Smart Remote mobile app.
The Sharp Air Purifiers FP-J80E-H and FP-J60E-Ware retail at $1,599 and $1,299 respectively and are available at major electronics retailers and online stores. *The deactivation of COVID-19 has yet to be tested.
If street art-inspired decor is your jam, you’ll want to get your hands on Rug’Society’s Urban Collection. From tattoo-inspired prints to cool graffiti-laden rug designs, these instantly inject personality into a contemporary space.
Bring a touch of Versace’s decadence into your home with the Italian fashion house’s 2020 Textiles & Accessories collection. The collection includes velvet-trimmed throw cushions that adopt the Barocco Garden print showcased on the brand’s Fall-Winter 2020 runway – perfect for elevating any couch. Want to sip on that morning iced latte in style? Get the portable cups, decked with the brand’s iconic Medusa logo in glittering crystals
The Versace Textiles & Accessories collection is available at the Versace boutique, #B1-31 & #B2-29 The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, prices upon enquiry.
3M Adjustable Monitor Stand
Better Screen Time
A computer screen that is positioned too low can pose problems for your back, neck and eyes. To get your laptop or desktop monitor at optimal viewing height, check out 3M’s Adjustable Monitor Stand with legs that can be adjusted from one inch to 5 inches. Able to withstand up to about 36kg, it has a non-skid base to keep it in place, and there’s ample room for stashing supplies under the platform.
The 3M Adjustable Monitor Stand retails at $55 at www.1homeshop.sg.
BoConcept Virtual stylist
You can virtually tap on the expertise of furniture retailer BoConcept’s interior designers for both interior design and styling services from home. Via a video call, you’ll get personalised styling advice, from how to style a sofa to your entire apartment, as well as mood boards and 3-D visualisations.