H&D Hotlist #129: New design products, furniture and accessories
WFH IN STYLE
Named after a vintage 1927 British yacht nicknamed The Lady of the Sea, Okamura’s work chair Cynara offers an elegant silhouette and superior functionality and lightness.
The profile of its backrest was inspired by the traditional Japanese bow, yumi, which features a responsive structure that flexes according to the applied pressure. This concept has also been adopted by the work chair.
Designed by Okamura in collaboration with designer Andreas Krob of Swiss design agency b4K and engineer Joachim Brüske, Cynara has won the Best of the Best Award at Red Dot Design Awards 2017.
Winner of Archiproducts Design award 2019, the Lume tiles collection from Italian brand Marazzi is a contemporary reinterpretation of the handmade stoneware majolica tiles.
Available in 6x24cm modules, the collection features a high-gloss finish and multidimensional colours with distinct irregularities despite its industrial production method.
Each tile is unique and offers a tactility found only in handmade products. Lume is available in white, black, blue, musk and green colours.
In Singapore, Lume by Marazzi is available from Hafary.
ICE, ICE, BABY
There’s nothing like an ice-cold drink on a hot day. With the Ruhens Icemaker, a refreshingly cool drink is just a press of a button away. The Icemaker can dispense water at five precise temperatures, ranging from 4°C for the perfect cold brew to 87°C for sterilisation.
Water connoisseurs will also be glad to know that you can make ice from the filtered water that the Icemaker provides, and even choose between large and small cubes. An intelligent indicator lets you know when you’re low on the ice supply, so you’ll know when to top up.
The Ruhens Icemaker retails at $3,499 (before GST) at the Ruhens showroom.
Minimalist silhouettes and versatility in the home are more important than ever, a concept that’s embodied in Proof Living’s new Camerich collection.
Established in 1997, the Camerich brand is known for its contemporary modular designs that remain on-trend. We love the Qing Armchair, which was inspired by the art of paper folding, and the Lesso coat rack, which takes its shape from traditional Chinese wooden screens.
Visit Proof Living at ION Orchard #04-16 to see the collection.
As a tribute to Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata on the 30th anniversary of his passing, Ambientec has re-issued the Samba-M, part goblet and part lamp. The whimsical piece was first conceived in 1988 when Kuramata had placed a red light in his glass of champagne as a playful impromptu performance piece.
Now, you can recreate it with the Samba-M, which is fully usable and rechargeable and waterproof. Says Ambientec CEO Yoshinori Kuno of Kuramata’s work: “I have great admiration for… his ability to create shifts in meaning, and the poetic resonance he could draw out of everyday objects and their functions.”