H&D Hotlist #102: New design products, furniture and accessories
Scientists have been working on creating toilets that track our health for a while, but design experts at myKotty are on their way to beat them in making such products available in the market – for cats. Space Kotty is a futuristic smart kitty litter box that can monitor your cat’s health (via its weight and bowel movement), eliminate bacteria and odours, re-order litter, and send alerts to your mobile phone. Plus no need to hide it – it is sleek enough to display in your living space.
Swarovski celebrates its 125th anniversary this year by putting a brilliant spin on festive traditions with a collection of holiday ornaments that will add a touch of sparkle to homes across the globe. Available in clear, champagne, and copper-tinted crystal, the snowflake-shaped limited edition festive ornament features exceptional sparkle and a silver tag engraved with the year 2020 – an uplifting token to commemorate a challenging year.
The Swarovski snowflake festive ornament is available in two sizes for $99 and $59 from Swarovski stores and www.swarovski.com.
Be at one with nature with Crate & Barrel’s Modern Prairie collection. All the pieces in this collection feature sensuous lines, and are made of natural materials like cane, wood, and leather. The warm hues of ochre, amber and russet bring the outdoors in just in time for the fall season.
Your living space pulls multiple duties these days – it could be an office, a classroom, a gym depending on the time of day and the restriction posed by the pandemic. The new modular furniture system Smart Desk range from Japanese brand Nissin Furniture Crafters comprises simple desks that elegantly demarcate spaces. The collection is highly configurable, offering multiple lengths, storage and layout to fit your space.
Nissin Smart Desk is available from Atomi, price upon request.
Love wood and terrazzo? Meet Foresso’s London, a collection of sheet materials composed of off-cut wood chips and plaster waste bind together beautifully with coloured plaster. Sold in a 2.44m x 1.22m sheet in 24mm thickness, Foresso is suitable for all interior surfaces, including wall panels, tabletops, countertops and flooring.
Foresso London collection is available from Panelogue, price upon request.
Silver Ion Magic
Hong Kong air purifier brand Aurabeat uses silver ion (AG+) to eliminate at least 99 per cent fungi, airborne bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19. It is now available for Singapore homes thanks to Aurabeat AG+(NSP-X1), which features a three-stage disinfection mechanism: patented AG+ Air Filtration, UV Disinfection and Plasma Sterilisation, which can purify the air in an indoor area up to 40sqm within 30 minutes.
Retails for $1,099 from Aurabeat Singapore, Ante, eCapitamall, iShopChangi, Tangs and Takashimaya.