H&D Hotlist #097: New design products, furniture and accessories
In Full Bloom
Add a dash of whimsy and delight to your living space with these sculptural chairs fashioned after the shape of flowers in full bloom. From the abstracted and organic forms to the anatomically correct blossom, these chairs can serve as the centrepiece in a minimalist interior and or playful complementary piece among your houseplants and echoes the nature outside. Plus, it creates an instant Instagram-worthy profile picture.
1. Quetzal Chair by Marc Venot, from €3,098 ($4,976), from Missana.
2. Getsuen Armchair by Masanori Umeda, $11,220 from Edra, available at Space Furniture.
3. Bouquet Small Armchair by Tokujin Yoshioka, from €5,602 ($8,995) from Moroso, available at Xtra.
5. Flower Armchair by S. Santantonio, €2,640 ($4,238), from Giovannetti.
Vitra’s iconic toy elephant turns 75 this year. Developed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1945; it never went into production until 2007, when it quickly gained a cult status.
In 2018, Vitra launched the wood version to much fanfare, and this year, marking the semisesquicentennial (that’s three-quarter of a century) anniversary, Vitra has launched a special series in grey-stained wood, bringing the intricately produced collector’s item even closer to its living counterparts.
The Eames Elephant in grey-stained plywood is a limited, numbered series of 999 pieces, sold for $2,530 each at Vitra Store by W.Atelier.
Peace & Quiet
Having worked from home these past few months, we realised that there is so much noise in our domestic environment. One way to minimise this distraction is by installing acoustic tiles in the wall of the study. Commonly found in offices, the acoustic tiles of today have evolved to look at home at, well, our homes.
An example is the Mura Wave Tiles from Woven image. Featuring 4mm-thick 50x50cm tiles made with recycled PET, the acoustic solution absorbs sounds, creating peace and quiet in your study area, and adds texture to your wall. Available in 12 colours.
Mura Wave Tiles is sold in a box of nine tiles for $640 from Woven Image.
A Rehab Kit for the Win
KIMIA, a hi-tech wearable knee rehabilitation kit designed by NUS graduates Aaron Ramzeen and Ricky Guo has been crowned as the national winner of the 2020 James Dyson Award. KIMIA simplifies and streamlines the rehab process.
A cluttered desk reflects a cluttered mind – so says many workplace experts, who advise to tidy up your desk at the end of the day so you can have a fresh start the next day. This principle applies, too, at home, where most of us are working from these days. And the secret to a tidy desk? Have an ample storage.
The Barley-N-MY Study Table from Star Living offers a clean-cut, matte- white work surface on a powder- coated base that is attached to a whole cupboard finished in light-coloured Oak melamine that serves as storage, filing cabinets and drawers for all your document and electronic, storing everything you need within your reach, and making it super easy to tidy up at the end of the day.
Barley-N-MY Study Table retails for $999 from Star Living.