H&D Hotlist #92: New design products, furniture and accessories
Fresh & Clean
Japanese sanitary giant Lixil has devised the Sato Tap for households without access to basic handwashing. Aiming to improve hygiene in the emerging economies, Sato can be used without running water. Its nozzle can be fitted with plastic bottles to minimise direct contact while its trickle action reduces water usage.
The newly redesigned La Reserve Eden au Lac Zurich in Switzerland takes visitors into an imaginary yacht club dreamed up by renowned architect and designer Philippe Starck. For its bathroom fittings, the five-star hotel and Starck tapped Hansgrohe’s luxury line Axor. Fittings include washbasins, bathtubs and showers under the Axor Starck series. Also co-created with the French designer, it draws inspiration from the beauty of nature and water.
Elevate your home coffee game with freshly roasted beans right from your kitchen with the BeanBon home coffee roaster by Taiwan-based startup Avigo. The smart countertop gadget allows for raw beans to be used, so you’ll get to experiment with creating different flavour profiles and blend your own combination of beans to suit your taste. Settings can be adjusted via the BeanBon app in three modes: Smart mode with pre-set roast profiles for novices, Creator mode for more hands-on control and Guru, which allows users to re- create flavour profiles crafted by experts.
The BeanBon coffee roaster is priced at US$699 (S$960.80) via Kickstarter. Visit www.beanbonroaster.com for more information.
Perfume house Creed has launched two new scented, hand poured beeswax candles, housed in tulip-shaped glass containers. Best selling perfume Aventus now comes in the form of Creed Aventus Scented Candle, which combines a heady mix of blackcurrant, French apples, dry birch and oakmoss notes for a woody and fruity scent. The fragrance of the Love In White candle will transport you to a garden in bloom. Its fresh and powdery scent has delicate top notes of hyacinth and magnolia, which leads to a heart of French daffodils, white iris and tonka bean.
The new candles retail at $179 (in 200g glass candles), available at the Escentials stores and counters at Paragon, Tangs at Tang Plaza and Ion Orchard.
Playful and energetic, Crate and Barrel’s new Trove collection injects a breath of fresh air with its vibrant colours and sleek shapes. Designed for today’s modern apartments, the pieces in this collection work even in the smallest of spaces. These include smaller tables for the kitchen nook, office furniture that adds storage, and modular furniture that can fit different room configurations.
For more information, visit www.crateandbarrel.com.sg.
Fancy Tea Party
Tea drinkers will love the Tisaurea by Ludovica Mascheroni, a trunk designed specifically for the enjoyment of the tea-making and drinking ritual. Hand-crafted from bleached ash, with a Michaelangelo marble top and Nabuk leather details, the trunk is the perfect place to display your prized tea collection. “Tisaurea is an invitation to enjoy time, the most precious one, that is, the one dedicated to ourselves,” brand founders Fabio Mascheroni and Roberta Caglio share.
The Tisaurea retails at www.ludovicamascheroni.eu, price upon request.