H&D Hotlist #104: New design products, furniture, and accessories
As working from home becomes the norm, the design of residential furniture has evolved to accommodate the daily transformation of living space to working space and back to a resting space at the end of the day. Very Good & Proper’s Pasadena Desk is designed to be a compact wall-mounted shelf desk with a full-width drawer that can function as a workstation during the day, and a minimalist floating storage at night, keeping everything clear at the start and end of the day.
Audiophiles seeking true sound clarity (pun intended), listen up: the Transparent speaker is now on local shores. These minimalist speakers feature clean, bold lines and a completely transparent glass body, so they blend seamlessly into almost any aesthetic. They’ve been designed for accurate sound reproduction with a 140W output and a Digital Studio Processor chip for studio-level sound, so you can enjoy those tunes with crystal-clear quality.
The Transparent speaker retails for $1,699 at www.antelimited.com, the Takashimaya department store, and Grafunkt.
Dishwashing doesn’t have to be a chore any longer. The new Miele G7000 dishwasher can be programmed right from your smartphone using the Miele@ mobile app, so you can activate the dishwasher and monitor supply levels of detergent remotely. Its baskets and cutlery trays have also been optimised for the Asian market, so you can load up more bowls, shallow dishes, and even chopsticks with the reassurance that they’ll get thoroughly and gently cleaned.
The Miele G7000 retails at www.miele.sg, price upon enquiry.
Add a luxe accent to your space with the Beosound Balance, now outfitted with golden detailing and a natural Carrara marble base, which guarantees you a unique piece. The speaker is part of Bang & Olufsen’s new Golden Collection, comprising nine of the brand’s most popular products clad in gold- toned aluminium and accented with luxurious materials like solid oak, lambskin, and marble. The collection is a celebration of B&O’s 95- year history of craftsmanship and crafting memories with its customers.
Always tired after a vacuuming session? Karcher’s cordless VC 4S can help you clean without feeling fatigued, thanks to its lightweight design that weighs in at only 1.25kg. With its dual-hold ergonomic design and runtime of 60 minutes in Eco mode, it’ll let you clean large floor spaces without you or the machine having to take a break in between. It’s no less powerful, though – its 100,000-rpm high-speed brushless motor and multi-cyclone technology suck up debris quickly and effectively.
The Karcher VC 4S retails for $498 at all leading electronic stores.