H&D Hotlist #121: New design products, furniture and accessories
Renowned New York architect David Rockwell has released his fourth book. Published by Phaidon, Drama explores his practice Rockwell Group’sideas and design methods, featuring examples from both the architecture and theatre scenes and from both inside and outside the firm. Featuring striking blue, curtain-like cover, Drama explores the six fundamental concepts of David’s practice: Audience, Ensemble, Worlds, Story, Journey, and Impermanence. Each chapter demonstrates how these principles may be applied not just to theatre but to a wide range of creative disciplines.
Included in Hermes’ Spring Summer 2021 collection is an exquisitely crafted backgammon set. The 2021 edition features a fresh colour combination of royal blue and yellow Maplewood marquetry and pawns inlaid with smooth taurillon leather. It’s design lends a fresh graphic to your coffee table while its rich leather accent spoke of its illustrious Hermes heritage. A playful yet prestigious accent to any interior decor.
Hermes Palio Backgammon is retailed at Hermes Singapore Liat Towers, price upon request. Visit www.hermes.com for more information.
Singapore Streets by Louise Hill
What: A Giclee prints exhibition
When: Until 14 May 2021
Where: The Art Space at Siri House, Blk 8D, #01-02 Dempsey Hill
Singapore-based British artist Louise Hill’s exhibition Singapore Streets at the Siri House features hand-finished Giclee prints depicting sights and sounds of Singapore that are specially created for Siri House. Artworks on show are available for sale, ranging from $1,195 to $3,385.
Visit www.sirihouse.com for more information.
The Sweet Spot
Ikea has unveiled the sixth edition of Ikea Art Event, a limited edition collection comprising 10 home furnishing objects that occupy that sweet spot between art and functionality.
The Ikea Art Event 2021 collection is a tribute to everyday objects, including wall decoration lighting pieces by Kiwi designer Sabine Marcelis, a wall clock by American artist Daniel Arsham, a table lamp and a torch by Japanese design collective Gelchop, a vase and a throw by German illustrator Stefan Marx and wall decorations made with drone models by Swedish design duo Humans Since 1982.
Ikea Art Event 2021 collection will be available in IKEA Tampines and Alexandra from May 2021 in limited quantities while stocks last. Limited to two pieces per article per customer for in-store purchases. Find out more at www.ikea.sg/artevent.
Indonesian artist Yunizar believes that human nature reveals itself through organic instinct and personal ideas of beauty. This view results in a playful style that manifests in an aesthetic that reminds one of childlike doodles and scribbles. Drawing from Minangkabau’s poetic oral traditions, he incorporates incomprehensible scribbling in his work, a nod to the organic flow of words that travel through people.