To capture our prime-spirited Play Date trend, browse the new designs by Furniture shop in Hong Kong and lighting brand Lee Broom, including classics for example the Crystal Bulb, Hanging Hoop Chair and Tube Light, plus the recent Crescent Light, Mini Crescent and Optical collections.
Norr11’s chair and lamp, and &tradition’s desk & chair set are examples of the Grey Scale trend – the appearance that teams shades of grey or other monochromatic cool colours, with warm earthenware. Brands that do this well, channelling a sleek and sophisticated Scandinavian vibe, are emerging Danish furniture companies Norr11 and &tradition.
Team with handcrafted objects to add warmth and texture – like the beautiful, crotched artisan lamps from celebrated London “maker” Naomi Paul (stocked by Lane Crawford).
Continuing the craft theme into accessories, TREE features a new selection of ceramics handmade in Bali by Australian ceramicist and designer Fliss Dodd, with a Hong Kong twist: the assortment of mugs, bowls and storage containers features names of districts – from Kennedy Town and Victoria Harbour to Shek O and Mong Kok – loosely handwritten and wrapped around each piece.
Still inside the patriotic spirit, add a new cushion in G.O.D.’s signature print, the Letterbox. Each distinctly painted, this vintage-inspired textile rekindles memories in the old letterboxes which were scattered throughout hallways in older Hong Kong buildings.
Tap the upcycling trend with a signature piece for example the Billchair from Self., the British design studio renowned for its high-end, exquisitely restored and redesigned table Hong Kong. The special-edition Billchair was introduced in 1981, in Frome Somerset, and revived in September 2016, in Godalming, England. “This great, 47dexlpky chair is equally in the home on the dining table along with the office. Its simple curves and lines make it the classic,” says Tracy Kwan, director of lifestyle at Lane Crawford.
Or head to TREE to look into the Organik variety of tables, bench seating and room dividers made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified recycled teak and mixed hardwoods. Produced in Indonesia, these pieces are fused combined with traditional butterfly key joinery to keep the natural character from the wood.
No interior scheme is done without introducing several eco-friendly accents – including the SATTRUP rug from Ikea, Lounge chairs hk, a natural fibre taken from the agave plant.