H&D Hotlist #106: New design products, furniture and accessories
Nothing brings the cheer and adds a touch of luxe like a little bit of gold. The Onice Beige Mosaic Porcelain Tiles from Porcelain Superstore features hexagonal beige tiles with mirrored gold accents is the very definition of neutral meets glam. Suitable for kitchen, bathroom and wall applications.
It might be a while until we can travel like we used to, so why not fill your home with beautiful homewares from around the world? Founded by self-styled global nomad Juliane Bailey, Jungle Emporium is an online lifestyle boutique offering a curated selection of artisanal objects, including tiger-emblazoned wool carpets from Kashmir, rattan elephant side tables from Java and vintage Murano bowls from Italy.
Items start from $12 (for a pair of candles), visit Jungle Emporium for more information.
Make Laundry Great Again
Doing laundry is a chore. Unless you are a Marie Kondo, you need all the help you can get to make it less dull and tiresome. One of the leading German brands for professional-grade appliances, Gaggenau introduces the new Gaggenau 200 series washer and dryer.
The washing machine does up to 10kg of laundry with less water and energy consumption while the new dryer’s Smart Dry function allows it to programme itself in readiness for the load coming from the washing machine. It quietly dries up to 9kg of laundry at a time.
Price upon request. Visit Gaggenau for more information
All Around You…
A flat-screen TV is not complete without an equally great sound system. Check out LG’s new soundbar that complements its award-winning GX Gallery OLED TV series. The LG GX soundbar’s sleek, minimalist form can be mounted flush with the wall under the TV or on the sturdy steel stand that’s included with its purchase.
Measuring 15cm x 144.6cm x 3.25cm (HxWxD), it fits flush with LG GX Gallery’s 65-inch TV and delivers superior sounds, thanks to Dolby Atmos Technology – cue “all around you” whispery effect. It is also Hi-Res Audio certified, which translates to detailed, natural sound when playing high-resolution audio files or when up-converting conventional audio formats.
The LG GX Soundbar retails for $1,499 at Audio House, Best Denki, COURTS, Gain City, Harvey Norman and Mega Discount. Visit LG for more information.
TP x Bernina Creative Studio
Temasek Polytechnic School of Design has partnered with Swiss sewing and embroidery machine brand Bernina to create the TP-Bernina Creative Studio, a collaborative workspace fitted with $80,000-worth of Bernina’s sewing machines, embroidery machines, overlockers and embroidery software. Bernina will train staff from TP in the use of the machines and co-create training programmes for the students, including short courses for fashion entrepreneurs and members of the general public.
LG Electronics and luxury Italian furniture brand Molteni&C has signed an MOU for a variety of projects, including exhibitions and events, on behalf of the LG Signature brand. The collaboration allows consumers to experience the refinement and convenience of luxury living by showcasing the craftsmanship of Molteni&C and the technological and design leadership of LG Signature.