‘Absolutely minimum in form, maximised in function’ sums up ‘+SEGMENTO’, one of the most stunning kitchen designs in the Poggenpohl range.
True precision craftsmanship accentuates the clean monolithic form of the unit, as well as belying a functional sophistication that enables the design to be personalised and integrated into virtually any open or enclosed kitchen space.
‘+SEGMENTO’ is available from Kitchen Infinity.
Immediately appealing with their simple shape and evocative colours, ‘28’ is one of the handmade creations of Bocci, a youthful lighting brand based in Canada and Germany.
Extremely versatile, ‘28’ units can be installed singly or grouped as an array. Each sphere is hand-blown and slightly distorted to control airflow and heat and create fascinating refractions that change according to perspective. An opaque milk glass diffuser inside houses either a low-voltage xenon or LED light source.
Bocci’s ‘28’ is available in Hong Kong from Firmstone.
400 series espresso machine
Newest in Gaggenau’s integrated appliance range is this fully automatic espresso machine. Designed to match the high-tech functional look of the brand’s other kitchen devices, the ‘400 series’ offers the serious coffee connoisseur an extraordinary level of automation and consistency.
Features include up to eight personalised settings for strength, temperature, cup size and coffee-to-milk ratio, interchangeable bean containers, auto refill door opening, and auto rinsing, descaling and steam cleaning functions. All the user needs to do is enjoy the coffee.
The ‘400 series’ espresso machine is available from Kitchen Infinity.
LED technology and clever optics combine to create this innovative ‘perceived window’ from CoeLux®.
Measuring just one square metre physically, ’45 Square’ uses optical tricks to expand visually to suit the space it serves. The artificial skylight shines a scattered blue light inward to mimic the visual effect of a real window, and offer the health and psychological wellness benefits of real natural light.
’45 Square’ is available from colourliving, the authorised CoeLux® dealer in Hong Kong.
AGA ‘Total Control 3’
Considered the ‘Rolls Royce of ranges’, the legendary AGA cooker is now available in Hong Kong exclusively from Edward Madison.
Pictured here is ‘Total Control 3’, featuring a touch control screen and remote handset that allow for easy user programming – in addition to the classic AGA virtues of cast iron construction and a choice of enamelled colours.
Available from Edward Madison (Joanna@edwardmadison.com).
‘Total transparency’ was Rimadesio’s aim for the exceptionally elegant ‘Alambra’ storage system.
Available in a wide range of sizes and configurations with or without legs and horizontal crosspieces, even their basic aluminium structure is minimised to give the sideboard units an unusual visual lightness. Adaptable to any room and setting, ‘Alambra’ features integrated LED lighting, and doors, shelves, sides and backs in transparent and reflective glass.
Rimadesio’s ‘Alambra’ is featured at The House of Madison.
Alessi ‘The Five Seasons’
Alessi’s latest collaboration with Marcel Wanders has produced ‘The Five Seasons’, its first home fragrance collection.
Consisting of five beguiling fragrances, the collection is available in the form of scented candles, room sprays, diffusers and even a distinctive candle snuffer (seen here). Candle-holders are another standout item, featuring porcelain containers with laser-engraved ash wood lids that lend a touch of ‘spa’ feel to any setting.
‘The Five Seasons’ is available from Alessi.
Designed in collaboration with Pearson Lloyd, ‘Kin’ is a family of monoshell seating with diverse colour, material, configuration and shell options. Common traits across the range include organic, flowing lines that make the chairs look ‘grown’ rather than manufactured. Bases include a variety of wood, metal, four-leg and four- or five- star options, while shells are available in eight colours and with any of several variants of upholstery.
No matter how they’re mixed and matched, ‘Kin’ family members always look great together. Available from Allermuir.
On their own, the inviting proportions of the ‘Obris’ sofa and armchair are intriguing – and inviting. The pieces’ slim, curved outer ‘shell’ uses fabric upholstery that is tensioned across a CNC-shaped steel frame, allowing it to ‘give’ against a leaning body. Together with the deep, soft seat, the effect is of supreme, enveloping comfort.
Moderate dimensions make ‘Obris’ perfect for smaller Hong Kong residences. It’s available from Allermuir.
Altfield antique furniture
The classic style and outstanding hand-craftsmanship of 18th and 19th century China are celebrated in Altfield’s antique furniture range. Sourced from regions across China – notably from Shanxi, Jiangsu, Hebei and Gansu – the pieces are variously constructed in walnut, northern elm, cedar, rosewood and blackwood, with lacquered objet also available.
Suitable for collectors as well as everyday use, these superb works are available from Altfield Gallery.
Altfield Cloisonné Lamp Collection
An intricate, multi-step cloisonné process gives this lamp collection its distinguishing subtle colours and delicate gilded patterns. Designs range from classic Chinese shapes to contemporary organic forms, offering a suitably elegant mode of illumination for virtually every setting.
See the whole range at Altfield Gallery.
Altfield Japanese screens
Scenes from nature rendered in exquisite classic Japanese style make Altfield’s hand-painted paper folding screen series a standout piece of functional art. Each detail is true to its 17th-19th century inspiration, including the elegant wood lattice frame structure, clever paper hinges, and hand-applied gold, silver and metal leaf.
The screens are available in a variety of sizes and designs, with a choice of different papers in combinations of two, four or six panels. Complete custom units are also available by special arrangement.
Exclusively from Altfield.
The Burmese silver bowls pictured are just two examples of functional art from Altfield Silverware’s new Contemporary Silver collection. A fusion of Western form with Asian decorative motifs, each bowl, platter and container in the collection is solid silver and handcrafted by traditional Asian silversmiths.
Whether displayed as pure art or used as part of a luxurious table setting, the pieces lend themselves beautifully to both classic and contemporary décor, with either an Eastern or Western accent.
The Altfield Silverware collection is available exclusively from Altfield Gallery.
This strikingly geometric composition of architectural forms, light and colour is a 2014 work by Tony Luk, architect and founder of Louvre Gallery.
Available from Louvre Gallery, ‘Aperture#1’ measures 84x59cm and is printed on metallic photo paper with aluminium backing.
Beautifully minimalist in its design, AQUAMOON is considered the most important innovation in Dornbracht’s shower portfolio in 2018.
A dome in the ceiling forms a central element, cleanly integrated in its surroundings to merge almost invisibly with the bathroom or spa interior. A concealed light strip inside the semi-sphere creates mood lighting and a sense of infinity when gazing up at the dome, providing a spiritual and psychological element to the shower experience.
A unique water experience is created by new innovative flow modes — Aqua Circle, Tempest and Queen’s Collar — to satisfy every showering preference. AQUAMOON can be found at Colourliving.
Arabescato Orobico by Fiandre
Combining beauty with high-tech engineering, Fiandre’s range of Arabescato Orobico floor and wall tiles are crafted from porcelain, ingeniously designed to create the effect of marble or granite.
The striping and layered flourishes of the material blend shades of white with different grey and brown accents, alternating with occasional ochre hues, making it perfect for flooring and cladding. Additionally, at just 6 mm thick, it can also adorn furniture or architectonic details.
Comprising at least 40 per cent recycled material, an added feature of Arabescato Orobico is that it can be further protected with the revolutionary Active 2.0 ceramic coating, the only floor and wall ceramic in the world which is certified as both anti-pollution and bactericidal (ISO 10678:2010, ISO 27448-1:2008 AND ISO 27447:2009).
Arabescato Orobico is available from COLOURLIVING.
Over a decade since their first acclaimed collaboration, AXOR and French designer Jean-Marie Massaud have reunited to create ‘AXOR Edge’, a new collection of radically sculptural bathroom fittings.
Available for washbasins, bathtubs, bidets and with thermostat modules for showers, ‘AXOR Edge’ faucets are characterised by chunky geometrical forms – manufactured with exceptional precision by a state-of-the-art diamond-tipped cutting machine. The gem-like results can then be personalised with a choice of fine textures, or left minimalistically plain. ‘AXOR Edge’ is also available in seven surface colours ranging from ‘Polished Gold-Optic’ to ‘Polished Black Chrome’.
As the designer himself relates, this latest AXOR collection is “… a jewel, a masterpiece, a unique architectural object’. Find it at the AXOR Boutique.
AXOR ‘MyEdition’ & ‘FinishPlus’
AXOR’s ‘MyEdition’ collection comprises nine sleek tap designs for washbasins, baths and bidets, each available in either chrome with black glass or chrome with mirrored glass finishes, and featuring exclusive ‘PowerRain’ spray tech for a silky, gentle and virtually silent water output.
They can be paired with ‘FinishPlus’ PVD surface finishes to stunning effect. Available in 15 special finishes including ‘Polished Gold Optic’ and ‘Brushed Black Chrome’, they combine extraordinary durability with fascinating effects in differing light conditions. The result is even more striking when matched with metals, woods, marbles and leathers from AXOR ‘Signature’ palette.‘FinishPlus’ can also be used with great results in the kitchen.
‘MyEdition’ and ‘FinishPlus’ are exclusively from AXOR.
By their very nature, standalone units can bring ergonomic perfection to a kitchen, simply by putting function exactly where it is needed. ‘b Solitaire’ by bulthaup takes the concept a step further – to even beyond the kitchen.
Consisting of table, bench and shelf units, ‘b Solitaire’ is crafted in aluminium, solid oak, stainless steel and optional glass, resulting in a functional form that lends itself equally well to exclusive kitchen use, kitchen/dining, or to anywhere else in the home.
Find bulthaup’s ‘b Solitaire’ at The House of Madison.
B&B Italia B&B Atoll Sofa by Antonio Citterio
Named after the ring-shaped reefs and islands formed of coral found in the warm waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, B&B Italia’s B&B Atoll is a sumptuous modular seating system by award-winning designer
B&B Atoll’s components — including sofas, chaise longues and ottomans — can be used in a wide range of settings. “B&B Atoll is a versatile collection that reinterprets traditional elements like the bolster, associating them with a sleek, refined structure that fits smoothly into the contemporary language,” says Citterio.
Available from B&B Italia, B&B Atoll was honoured at the 2018-2019 German Elle Decoration International Design Awards, and will compete against selections made by the 25 international editions of the Elle Decoration network for the ultimate prize to be revealed at Milan Design Week 2019.
‘Bacco’ by Promemoria
Certain to add an element of suave conviviality to any room fortunate enough to accommodate it, the ‘Bacco’ cabinet bar has two personalities; closed, it is a wood cupboard, worthy of admiration for its superb finish. Open it up, and it reveals rich possibilities in revelry, relaxation and refreshment.
Designed by Davide Sozzi, the unit features plenty of shelving, leather cupholders, bevelled mirrors and LED lighting – perfect details for the life of the party.
‘Bacco’ is exclusively available from Promemoria.
Designed by the great Antonio Citterio for B&B Italia, the ‘Backstage’ walk-in closet and wardrobe features full-height doors which open to reveal more than a wardrobe; inside is a dramatically illuminated, highly personalised world of elegant design solutions.
Each ‘Backstage’ is tailor-made via colourliving’s Design and Build Service, ensuring that each offers precisely what the user requires. Further enhancing its personal appeal are several optional accessories and fittings – all designed to integrate seamlessly into ‘Backstage’s flawlessly constructed form.
‘Backstage’ is available from the B&B Italia Hong Kong showroom.
Sensually contemporary but made with all the painstaking care of traditional craftsmanship, the Peter Marino-designed ‘Black Belt’ is a sensation to touch and see.
Made in Italy by Venini, acclaimed art glass specialists, the pieces were made in a limited edition of just 349, embracing two sizes (18x10x20cm or 28x11x29cm) and five accent colour variations.
‘Black Belt’ by Venini is available from Andante.
Minimalist and verging on Mid-Century Modern, this dining table is now available in 190cm (seating up to eight) length for compatibility with smaller spaces. ‘Vancouver’ features a plank-cut oak or walnut dining surface with angled metal legs in a choice of anthracite or white metal finishes.
‘Vancouver’ is available exclusively from BoConcept.
BOEN Live Pure
Made in Germany, BOEN’s ‘Live Pure’ means you can really have it all – genuine hardwood flooring with a desirable untreated look, but with all the spill-resistance, integrity and durability of treated wood.
‘Live Pure’ is available as ash, walnut and oak planks in widths of 138 or 209mm, all with BOEN’s ‘X-press Clic Connection’ for easy installation. The oak variety can also be had in a three-strip variant.
BOEN ‘Live Pure’ is available exclusively in Hong Kong from CORE by Equal.
Boffi ‘Cove’ kitchen
The sculptural lines and unusual, compelling forms that were signatures of the late Zaha Hadid’s architectural work are all powerfully evident in ‘Cove’, a ‘monobloc’ kitchen by Boffi. Each contour and plane of this striking design is carefully considered, resulting in a composition of shapes that is simultaneously fluid and geometric, solid and void.
Closer examination rewards the eye with signs of the flawless quality for which Boffi is renowned. Seams and joins are finished to such tight tolerances that the whole appears hewn from a single, solid block. The impression is even stronger when ‘Cove’ is ordered in a single material such as wood or Corian. It is also available with a combination of selected finishes.
‘Cove’ was designed for Boffi in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Design. It is available in Hong Kong through Kitchen Infinity at the Boffi De Padova Studio in
Lee Garden Three.
Designed by Piero Lissoni, ‘Soho’s starkly simple geometry and sheer surfaces make it a seamless addition to any contemporary style bathroom.
A glass coating gives this integrated bathroom basin a transparent quality that draws both the eye and the touch. Built-in drawers allow for easy storage of brushes, soaps and other accoutrements, allowing for the generously sized surface to be kept clutter free and architecturally pure.
‘Soho’ is available from the Boffi Bathroom showroom.
From Italy is ‘Cabina’, a wardrobe system whose advanced modular design, simple architectural forms and rich materials make it suitable for spaces of virtually any size
Highly customisable, ‘Cabina’ modules come in a wide variety of cross-compatible configurations to cope with corner installations and differing needs. Enclosed modules can provide for hanging garments, and may also include drawers and shelves. Open modules are designed to display items. The collection even includes an island unit to create a true ‘walk in’ arrangement.
‘Cabina’ is available from Chest Apply.
Cane-line ‘Drop’ kitchen
Style doesn’t take second place behind performance with this innovative new outdoor kitchen system.
Inspired by the shape of a water drop, ‘Drop’s units combine modern hard edges with soft curves, giving them a distinctive and timeless look. Units are framed with custom-designed profiles for extra strength and durability, and designed to offer plenty of workspace for cooking, whether simple or exotic. Matching outdoor tables complete this recipe for celebrating the summer.
Find the ‘Drop’ kitchen and other ‘Drop’ series products at Everything Under The Sun.
Catalano ‘Gold & Silver’ collection
Accents in precious metal-inspired hues give this bathroom fixture collection a distinct lavishness. There’s also a generous measure of practicality to go with all that style; the gold and silver finishes, for example, are treated for high resistance to scratches and abrasion, ensuring that their rich look will endure for many years.
The wall-mounted toilet uses the ‘Newflush’ system for an exceptionally quiet flush and reduced water consumption. The rimless design of the bowl helps thwart build-ups of bacteria and grime, making cleaning a snap.
‘Gold & Silver’ items are available from Pacific Lifestyle.
TREE’s trademark reclaimed solid teak lends each piece of furniture from the ‘Celebes’ collection a genuine one-of-a-kind beauty.
Crafted from wood offcuts from fence posts and accented with black iron detailing, a closer look reveals the wood’s deep grains and characterful weathered surfaces – a striking contrast to the pieces’ functional, simple style which gives them a comfortable place in a wide range of décor schemes.
Now in the Altfield Gallery showroom, this cabinet is an outstanding example of traditional Chinese furniture design. Its restrained embellishment and simple form make it a natural addition to décor schemes ranging from retro to contemporary. Time-honoured craft techniques show through in its precisely fitted construction and excellent finish.
See it at Altfield Gallery.
Chinese horseshoe chairs
These sumptuous and authentic pieces were sourced by the 18th-19th century Chinese furniture specialists at Altfield Gallery. As typical for their period, each is crafted in luxuriously finished indigenous woods, complementing an evocative but simple design that can lend any room a touch of charisma.
As well as pieces in walnut, northern elm, cedar, rosewood and blackwood, Altfield Gallery also offers lacquered furniture made from various Chinese softwoods.
Circa 1890 bronze cash register
They just don’t build them anymore like this circa-1890s National cash register. Made in Ohio for the French market, its wonderfully ornate bronze body conceals a mechanism that still works like new more than 120 years later.
A real conversation piece wherever it is displayed, this item looks set to enjoy its next 120 years as a decorative marvel.
Available from The Time Machine at Museum Concept.
Circa 1940s metal console
Originating from the 1940s, this yellow tool console from France was originally used to store nuts, bolts and other parts in a mechanical workshop or garage. Unrestored and displaying the patina of years of everyday use, it features 20 yellow-painted metal drawers and an oak top.
This one-of-a-kind piece of industrial chic is still fully functional as well as being eye-catching and incredibly durable – the perfect addition to any living room, lounge or home office.
Available from The Time Machine at Museum Concept.
Combi-steam oven 400 series
Not all ovens are created equal. Case in point is the combi-steam oven 400 series from Gaggenau, Germany’s most innovative appliance brand.
Minimalistic but ergonomic design makes its stainless steel exterior a timeless classic, while integrated steam and hot air cooking functions give users more options than ever for healthy, succulent foods. The combi-steam oven 400 series even automatically cleans itself with an exclusive water-and-cartridge system.
The combi-steam oven 400 series is available from Kitchen Infinity.
One of many TREE creations using reclaimed solid teak wood, the ‘Decker’ bed adds a touch of rustic spendour to the most relaxing room in the house.
Though simple and timeless in design, the craftsmanship in ‘Decker’ is painstaking, with special care taken to bring out the rich teak grain while providing a smooth-to-the-touch finish.
Delta Light ‘Soiree’
Best known for their technical architectural lighting, Delta Light explores decorative new territory with three newly introduced collections: Soiree, Mello and Miles.
Shown here is Soiree, a sophisticated creation inspired by the play of light and shadow in architecture and natural light effects. Especially notable is the complex interplay of light sources and its symmetric arrangement, which together generate a unique visual tension.
Delta Light ‘Soiree’ is available from Zodiac Lighting.
Double extendable dining table
Crafted from sustainably sourced teak or FSC™ certified oak, this double extendable dining table’s timeless, versatile design works effortlessly with any interior. Its stately double legs feature a matching groove that runs the length of the tabletop for added contrast. With its hidden extension, this eco-chic piece can be extended with ease to accommodate larger dinner gatherings – double the party makes double the fun!
Each elegantly lithe element of this advanced lighting system can be used on its own, or intersected with others to create one-of-a-kind geometric chandeliers or even light sculptures. The light sources themselves are LED strips, and are available in an assortment of bent, curved and geometric shapes.
‘Arrangements’ was designed by Michael Anastassiades. Lighting elements are crafted in aluminium with a matt black finish.
Available from colourliving.
Highly regarded for their durability, exceptional quality and sheer beauty, Franke kitchen taps come in styles ranging from the classic to the contemporary.
The pictured example is an elegantly minimalist design finished in eye-catching chrome, applied extra-thick for long-lasting resistance to corrosion. Thoughtful details include a high performance ceramic cartridge, NEOPERL aerator with water-saving function, and a removable nozzle.
Available in Hong Kong from COLOURLIVING.
Gaggenau full surface induction cooktop
Gaggenau’s latest induction cooktop introduces an array of new features that make it a genuine advance over its award-winning predecessor. Among them are dual power settings for ‘dynamic’ and ‘professional’ style cooking, TFT touch colour controls, automatic cooking sensor, and a choice of 17 precise levels of heat.
The cooktop comes in flush, frameless or framed variants and in sizes of 80 and 90cm. Available from Kitchen Infinity.
Gaggenau ‘Vario cooling 400 series’
New from Germany’s leading kitchen appliance brand is a range of refrigerators, freezers and wine cabinets that mark the next step in professional-grade food preservation. All ‘Vario cooling 400 series’ units are built-in and modular, with smoothly sculpted stainless steel fronts that allow for precise integration into walls or cabinetry.
Advanced features include an exclusive door-open assist, auto-activated lights and touch controls, and – in the wine cabinet shown here – telescoping storage rails and three independently set temperature zones.
The series is available in Hong Kong from Kitchen Infinity.
Gankooyaji walnut chair
Made of solid walnut harvested from old-growth forests, this stunning chair – winner of the Shizuoka Design Award in 2014 – epitomises the Gankooyaji brand’s mastery of traditional Japanese wood handcraft techniques. Its form is at once contemporary, classic and organic, with a simple, refined finish that enhances the wood’s natural rich colour and graining.
Available from Gankooyaji.
‘HUG’ is the voluptuous result of what happens when designer Rossella Pugliatti drapes a wooden frame around soft upholstered forms. An alluring work of art in itself, the frame is made of 20 pieces of solid walnut canaletto wood, while the cushions are available with a choice of fabric or leather upholstery.
Visit VIA-Giorgetti to see and experience a ‘HUG’.
Grohe ‘Euphoria SmartControl’
Grohe’s latest control system makes it easier than ever to realise the full, pleasurable potential of the shower. ‘Euphoria Smartcontrol’ presents user-friendly, intuitive controls that do everything from activating the ‘Euphoria’ hand-shower or ‘Cube’ stick for precisely-placed water spray, to making fine adjustments to the spray itself – from forceful full power to a relaxing ‘PureRain’ pattern. Advanced thermostat technology is built in to ensure perfect temperature regulation.
‘Euphoria SmartControl’ is compatible with a wide range of Grohe shower systems and available in chrome or white finishes. It’s available from the Grohe showroom.
From Vibia comes this Red Dot Award-winning lighting collection by designer Stefan Diez. Unique in its use of LED technology, ‘Guise’ is nearly all-glass, becoming virtually invisible when switched off. When switched on, it appears as pure light, a glow with no apparent source.
A sensor integrated into the fixture’s minimalist form allows ‘Guise’ to be controlled with a wave of a hand. It is available in both vertical and horizontal pendant styles, and is suitable for use as a single fitting or as a multi-unit installation.
‘Guise’ by Vibia is available exclusively in Hong Kong from Zodiac.
From Germany’s bathroom specialists hansgrohe is ‘Rainfinity’, a new shower collection that may just change perceptions of what a shower should be. ‘hansgrohe Rainfinity’ looks simple enough with a clean, ergonomic shape in matte white and graphite. But an innovative wall connection enables it to be tilted between 10 and 30 degrees, ensuring that water goes precisely where it is wanted – or becomes a comforting, all-enveloping spray.
Other sophisticated features include three spray modes that allow adjustment from a relaxing ‘PowderRain’ to a concentrated ‘Intense PowderRain’, to the torrentially invigorating ‘RainStream’ or ‘MonoSpray’ modes. The ‘Rainfinity’ range includes units designed for wall or ceiling installation, head or hand-held configurations, and with or without a ‘Showerpipe’ shower bar, concealed controls and shelving.
‘Rainfinity’ is available from hansgrohe.
Hansgrohe ‘SilicaTec’ granite sink
The simple, restrained style of hansgrohe’s new ‘SilicaTec’ sink range was created by Phoenix Design especially for integration into modern open kitchens. As the name implies, ‘SilicaTec’ is made of an innovative quartz and acrylic resin composite which creates a non-porous surface with the hardness of granite – well able to stand up to the rigours of even the most demanding user.
The sinks are available as under- or top-mount single bowls, double bowls and single bowl sinks with a draining board, in graphite black, stone grey and cement grey colours. Naturally, all variants are designed for compatibility with a wide range of kitchen configurations as well as a choice of hansgrohe mixers and controls, allowing their functions to be as personally optimised as their looks.
‘SilicaTec’ sinks are available from hansgrohe.
Hi-Fi by Gessi
Water puts on a show with Gessi’s sleek, powerful Hi-Fi designs, comprising new thermostatic bottom mixers – both built in and external – that are conceived as lifestyle objects and design icons.
Unveiled at the ISH 2019 fair, the Italian brand’s new Hi-Fi Private Wellness system is a linear thermostatic shower column.
With its angular, squared shape and strong details amplified by an exclusive innovative technology, Gessi’s Hi-Fi system focuses not only on aesthetics, but also allows the user to control the water temperature and flowrate. It can be combined with all different styles of the contemporary bathroom, embodying a futuristic design that harks back the the classic styles of the 1990s.
Gessi’s Hi-Fi is available from COLOURLIVING.
INAX ‘3-in-1 Jet Bowl’
From Japan’s INAX comes a public washroom basin with an environmentally friendly, economical and hygienic edge over previous solutions. As its name implies, the ‘3-in-1 Jet Bowl’ integrates three functions – soap dispensing, hand-washing and drying – right into the basin itself.
The advantages are obvious; less soap and water smeared or splashed onto floors and countertops, no paper towel dispenser to be refilled, and for users, a more convenient hand-washing process that requires no movement away from the basin.
Find the ‘3-in-1 Jet Bowl’ at LIXIL.
KEF ‘Blade Two’
Co-created by Eric Chan and KEF engineers, the distinctive shape of KEF’s flagship loudspeakers is just the start of their immense appeal. Though sized for compatibility with smaller spaces, they offer identical technology and the same class-leading sound quality as KEF’s original ‘Blade’.
Each unit is hand-built in the UK, featuring four bass drivers arranged to create an acoustic centre at exactly the same point as that of the Uni-Q HF/MF array. ‘Blade Two’ is available in a choice of seven colours to complement any interior décor scheme.
See and hear it at the KEF Music Gallery.
Lee Broom ‘Orion’
Light sculpture is made easy – and truly personal – with ‘Orion’. The collection includes lighting units, opaque and solid polished gold spheres and opaque and solid gold tubes, all of which can be mixed, matched and connected to create bespoke ‘constellations of light’ suitable for any interior space.
Available from Archetypal.
Already a longtime highlight of the Grohe line, the ‘Lineare’ faucet has been revamped to be sleeker, more graceful and minimalist than ever.
The changes are more than skin-deep: new engineering makes ‘Lineare’ easier to use, with a bigger projection. The range includes a basin faucet with swivel spout, a free-standing tub filler, a wall-mounted basin model, and many other variants.
‘Lineare’ by Grohe is available from LIXIL.
Listone Giordano ‘Biscuit’
The rounded, bevelled, curved shape of ‘Biscuit’ oak boards is unique in the world of wood flooring and allows them to be used to make compositions that are unattainable with conventional products.
Made by Listone Giordano, ‘Biscuit’ comes in a range of sizes, all with birch multilayer support and a 12.5mm thickness.
Available in Hong Kong from colourliving.
Simple structures and subtle finishes allow the eye to linger on the natural beauty of the beech or oak wood used in this chair and table collection. The pleasures of ‘Hiroshima’ continue with restrained, quiet lines and seat dimensions that make the chair suitable either for lounging or dining. Details like the graceful curve described by the chair’s back and arm and the table’s tapered edge make it as gratifying to touch as it is to see.
‘Hiroshima’ is available in Hong Kong from colourliving.
Designed by Naoto Fukasawa, ‘Roundish’s combination of rounded forms and relatively sharply defined edges give it a handsome look that is unlikely to go out of date. Its curves also make it an unusually comfortable perch.
The chair is constructed in oak, with a choice of clear, whitish or natural black urethane finishes.
Available in Hong Kong from colourliving.
This new line of built-in appliances from Miele take minimalism to the limit, with a look so flush and pared-down that they virtually disappear into the kitchen architecture. Where they stand out is in their features and performance, boasting such niceties as Miele’s exclusive Touch2Open and SoftOpen tech and intuitive M Touch controls.
‘Artline’ appliances include ovens, microwave combination ovens and steam ovens, all in graphite grey colour. They’re available from Miele (Hong Kong) Limited.
Small kitchens are no limit to big cooking ideas with the new TwoInOne induction hob with extractor by Miele, the premium home appliance brand from Germany. Though just 80cm wide, the unit is remarkably capable, with an integrated extractor whose
Con@ctivity 2.0 tech automatically adjusts power to match whatever is being cooked, effectively capturing fumes and odours. PowerFlex technology enables the unit’s four rings to be transformed into two large rings on demand.
With its technical components tucked out of sight in the cabinet below, TwoInOne’s only visible element is a glossy minimalist hob surface which complements most enclosed or open-plan kitchens. High in performance, versatile in application, Miele’s latest opens whole new possibilities in kitchen design.
Described by its maker as a ‘4.0 kitchen’, ‘Frame’ marks a departure from Modulnova’s usual formality with its signature feature: a frame that defines its door panels and severe, monolithic form.
Details are exceptional in their quality and innovation, including aluminium honeycomb panels, recessed handles, and finishing choices that include woods, aluminium, and burnished iron and brass.
‘Frame’ is available from Modulnova.
Montana ‘Panton Wire’
This Verner Panton design is ready to bring an elegantly industrial look with a touch of 1970s retro to the home. Made of 5mm chrome-plated steel and available in a choice of chrome, dark chrome or three lacquered colours, they can be used as standalone units on the floor or wall, or stacked to create larger storage systems that can even divide rooms.
Optional accessories for ‘Panton Wire’ include glass shelves and top plates in lacquered MDF, smoked glass and marble.
Available from Establo Lifestyle Store.
Masterfully restrained, subtle and contemporary with a touch of retromodern charm, this Tokujin Yoshioka-designed small armchair speaks ‘the universal language of beauty’.
Among its fascinating features is the refined way the seat’s curves marge into the cylindrical base for a ‘blooming’ effect. Viewing the chair from different perspectives also changes the glowing reflections off its glossy surface.
Made of recyclable polyethylene, ‘Moon’ is available in a range of colours and finishes from Brand Equity.
Moroso ‘Double Zero’
A double circle serves as the structural and aesthetic basis of this versatile seating collection. Available as a chair, stool or two-seater sofa (all with or without armrests), ‘Double Zero’ catches the eye with its elegant economy of form and volume. The chrome steel frame itself is a feat of precision engineering and manufacture.
The ‘Double Zero’ collection is available through Brand Equity.
MULTIflor Novoloc 5G
The look and feel may be inspired by classic chevron and herringbone parquet floors, but ‘MULTIflor Novoloc 5G’ is thoroughly up to date in every other way. Made in Austria by Scheucher, it blends solid wood with exclusive technology that both makes it easy to install and offers an amazingly low profile without compromising durability.
Available in a range of contemporary colours and various lengths, ‘MULTIflor Novoloc 5G’ is available in Hong Kong from Joyful Sky.
‘Othello’ table collection
There is more than a touch of 1950s-60s Italian design flair in the ‘Othello’ table collection. Described as a ‘meeting of pure and natural materials’, each features a triangular cross-section wooden structure with solid ash legs and smoked glass or Fior di Pesco marble tops. As a testament to their painstaking craftsmanship, the tops are diamond-edged, subtly echoing the triangular character of the base structure.
Designed by Roberto Lazzeroni, the ‘Othello’ collection is available in Hong Kong from Farrington Interiors.
A bundle of vertical rattan poles cushioned with high density foam make sitting on ‘Chiquita’ a distinctly springy experience. Designed by Kenneth Cobonpue, the stool is 460mm high with a diameter of 450mm and comes in a choice of three colours.
‘Chiquita’ is available exclusively in Hong Kong from OVO.
OVO flexible divider
This bayur wood screen is an elegant way to subdivide spaces without separating them. Its built-in flexibility enables the 2,000x1,800mm screen to curve and bend as needed, creating a perfectly tailored and atmospheric backdrop.
Available from OVO.
The very top of the range from Germany’s HARO brand, ‘parkettmanufaktur’ represents a whole universe of genuinely unique, custom-made wood flooring options.
Made with vintage oak and carre, each XL plank is up to four metres long and is colour-refined to bring out an alluring depth of grain, tones and fragrance. The result is an exceptionally durable, easy-to-maintain and floor with a timelessly rich look.
‘parkettmanufaktur’ by HARO is available in Hong Kong from Joyful Sky.
This piece of techno-sculpture is ‘Phantom’, designed by French audiophile brand Devialet to provide a whole new experience in immersive sound.
Available in ‘New’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Platinum’ variants respectively with 1,200, 3,000 and 4,500W peak power, the units offer unprecedented clarity and precision, and can be easily integrated into home hi-fi or home cinema systems, or both. Wireless connectivity also gives it multi-room capability.
‘Phantom’ and other high-end Devialet systems can be experienced by appointment at the Devialet Private Lounge.
Like its liquid namesake, ‘Gin’ is outstandingly mixable. Available with or without backs and with anchorage fittings configurable for a variety of needs, each of these modular seating units is built on a durable pine wood structure and can be adapted to virtually any setting, home or workplace.
‘Gin’ was designed by Terence Woodgate for Punt, and is available from Establo Lifestyle Store.
Riva 1920‘Rialto Modulo’
This new line of built-in appliances from Miele take minimalism to the limit, with a look so Introduced in 2017, ‘Rialto Modulo’ is a contemporary dresser with a distinctive asymmetrical arrangement of doors and drawers. Designed by Giuliano Cappelletti, it is part of Riva 1920’s range of hand-crafted solid wood home furnishings, and features such outstanding details as dovetail joints and a push-pull opening system.
Available in Hong Kong from Nature Evolution.
Roche Bobois ‘Palis’
The Marco Fumagalli designed ‘Palis’ sideboard pulls of the neat trick of being redolent of the 1960s, but in no way ‘retro’. Sheathed in reconstituted wood veneer, smoked oak or ‘Parchemin’ finish and fronted with 8mm thick glass, its four doors open to reveal an LED-lighted interior with four shelves.
Other fascinating details of this useful and stylish piece include the facades solid stained ash wood rods and availability with either clear glass or smoked bronze legs. ‘Palis’ is exclusively available from Roche Bobois.
Saba ‘My Taos’
Saba’s popular ‘My Taos’ sofa was recently redesigned to improve comfort and ergonomics. Along with being visually updated with slightly softer edges, the sofa’s materials have been upgraded and modifications made to its handy fold-out side-tables. As a final touch, Saba have added new cylindrical support cushions to the piece.
Even with all the changes, the basic quality of this excellent design still shines through as definitively, distinctively ‘My Taos’.
‘My Taos’ and all Saba products are available through Brand Equity.
Just introduced at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, ‘ShowerHeaven’ is AXOR’s latest and greatest statement in overhead shower technology and design.
Measuring a grand 120x30cm, the unit guarantees thorough rainfall-like coverage and features ‘PowderRain’ technology to make each droplet feel extra soft and silky. Water flow can also be adjusted for massage mode and concentrated power. Fold-out ‘wing’ body jets and ambient lighting are both integrated into the design.
AXOR ‘ShowerHeaven’ is available exclusively in Hong Kong from the AXOR Boutique.
Simply City desk
Designed with small homes in mind, the ‘Simply City’ collection uses vertical space while inspiring you to new heights of form and function. Drawing inspiration from the simple ladder frame, the hanging desk is an all-in-one workspace that includes an integrated drawer and shelving. Its compact size and leg-free design maximises floor space, enabling you to maintain an open, airy feel.
Looking as fresh and modern as when it first debuted in 1952, this Arne Jacobsen designed writing table has now been recreated by Carl Hansen & Son.
Few refinements were necessary to bring this exquisite piece up to date: features like its leather-covered top, ‘floating’ wood and veneer drawer unit, integrated lamp and wood-and-glass shelves, are all identical to the original.
‘Society Table’ is available from Carl Hansen & Son, and comes in two sizes and a choice of woods, veneers and steel finishes.
Sub-Zero ‘PRO 36’
The latest addition to the advanced ‘PRO Series’ refrigeration line is ‘PRO 36’, which combines all the features of the acclaimed ‘PRO 48’ into a slimmer, more Hong Kong-friendly package.
With a width of 91cm, ‘PRO 36’ can make itself home in even smaller kitchens. Clad in stainless steel for a professional look, it offers such exclusive Sub-Zero functions as Dual Refrigeration for optimal food preservation, Air Purification, and Advanced Temperature Control. There’s even a Filtered Ice automatic ice-maker built in.
See ‘PRO 36’ and other models at the Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom.
Sub-Zero ‘Pro 48’
If you take your status as a home gourmet seriously, this may be the only refrigerator/freezer that will do. In standard form, ‘Pro 48’ is fronted with dual doors faced in stainless steel, with a glass door option.
A stainless steel top and side panels are also available for freestanding applications. The unit’s advanced controls allow for fine-tuning of its three temperature zones,
while the heavy duty mechanicals ensure quiet, unstressed operation in all conditions.
‘Pro 48’ is available in Hong Kong at Sub-Zero & Wolf.
Theodore Alexander ‘Connoisseur Bar Cabinet’
This exquisite Steve Leung design is ready to add visual and tactile richness to the world of the vintage whisky or gin connoisseur. Its Ming dynasty-inspired form comprises an oak case in ‘cigar club’ finish with bronze inlaid blades. Other lavish details include diamond leather stitched panel doors, and an LED-illuminated interior with two drawers.
The ‘Connoisseur Bar Cabinet’ is available from Theodore Alexander at Royal Collection.
Thomas Crapper & Co
The eponymous brand established in 1861 by one of the pioneers of modern bathroom is still going strong today with a sublime range of period-correct chinaware, tiles, high quality cast and brass fittings, and accessories. The small selection shown here includes the magnificent ‘Marlborough’ stone resin bath.
Thomas Crapper & Co products are available in Hong Kong from colourliving.
TOTO ‘Washlet TCF791HK’
New advances in hygiene, convenience and comfort don’t come at the expense of the environment with the latest generation of TOTO’s revolutionary electric bidet toilet seat. The ‘Washlet TCF791HK’ gets an ergonomic redesign for a more pleasant perch, plus a wireless remote that makes adjusting seat temperature, water pressure and cleansing modes easier than ever.
Less obvious new features include a nozzle and seat made from advanced bacteria-resistant materials, a deodorising function, energy-saving timer and automatic heat control, and a choice of invigorating new ‘cleanse’ modes.
‘Washlet TCF791HK’ and other sanitary ware products are available at the TOTO A&D Centre.
TREE ‘Hemingway’ desk
Seen here accompanied by TREE’s ‘Solo’ standing magazine rack, ‘Hemingway’ epitomises the brand’s expertise with the rich beauty of solid teak – in this case, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
With its crisp lines, soft angles and minimalist silhouette, this aptly named desk offers an inspiring canvas for you to channel your ‘inner writer’.
Available from TREE.
TREE ‘Nordic II’
A superb example from TREE’s range of sustainably sourced solid European oak furniture, ‘Nordic II’s no-nonsense Scandinavian design allows the full texture and character of the material to shine through.
As an added touch of practicality, the bed features two capacious drawers per side – perfect for storing clothes and bedlinens.
Available from TREE.
TREE ‘Slice’ table
Details and integrity of materials give this extendable table a distinctive presence. Crafted in walnut, its precise bevelled edge both conceals its extra leaf and gives the piece an unusual ‘floating’ look.
‘Slice’ is accompanied here with ‘Slant’ chairs, also in walnut.
Available from TREE.
Raw, weathered, richly toned reclaimed tropical hardwoods – including TREE’s characteristically warm solid teak – are the basis of the ‘Tuareg’ collection.
Available in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit a variety of display and storage needs, the collection’s wall-mounted units feature sturdy iron frames to give them strength to match their evocative looks.
Twofold sofa bed
Love to have stayover guests? This twofold sofa bed is as stylish as it is functional, with a supportive foam and pocket spring mattress and a versatile design that transitions from sofa to sleeper in a few easy steps. Inspired by retro design, it features dimpled cushioning and elm stained tapered legs, making it a stylishly modern addition to any living or guest room.
From VADO’s ‘Sensori’ range, this pair of attractive dials puts the full potential of the bath and shower at the user’s fingertips. Both water flow and temperature can be fine-tuned with a user-friendly tweak of a dial. Meanwhile, the dials’ distinctive LED light rings change colour to reflect the water temperature.
‘SmartDial’ is available for both wall and deck installation from Glory Top.
Victoria + Albert Baths ‘Taizu’
The Song dynasty ‘golden age’ of China provided the inspiration for ‘Taizu’, a sumptuous round bath designed by award-winning Hong Kong architect Steve Leung. Subtly contoured, the bath features gently sloping sides and a chamfered rim, and has a void space underneath to aid installation on solid floors.
Made by Britain’s luxury bathing brand Victoria + Albert Baths, ‘Taizu’ is a generous 1500x1500x600 in size and is crafted in an exclusive volcanic limestone blend. It’s available in gloss or matt finishes and in a choice of no less than 200 colours.
The optimism of 1950s modernism and abstract art literally shines from this wall lamp by Tato. Dynamic and almost deconstructed in form, it is superbly crafted composition of brass and stainless steel, with dramatic shifts of texture, pattern and finish.
Designed and made in Italy, ‘Wallie Scultura’ is available in Hong Kong from Andante.
Electrical accessories and lighting controls are one of those design details whose importance becomes more apparent the more they’re used. They subtly accent every room, their tactile and material quality is experienced several times daily, and we expect them to perform with absolute reliability.
Wandsworth accessories and controls have excelled in all these ways since 1904. Made in the UK, they can be found in such well-known homes as Kensington Palace and Windsor Castle. The brand’s seven current collections offer choices ranging from classic to contemporary – all crafted to an exacting standard and offering the efficiency, features and technology modern homeowners expect. Pictured here is this Classic Square Edged collection in burnished brass.
In Hong Kong, Wandsworth is available exclusively from Equal Plus.
Wolf ‘Specialty Modules’
New from America’s premium cooking equipment maker are six ‘Specialty Modules’ designed to bring enhanced capability to the worktop. Each measuring just 38cm wide, they include a powerful induction hob, grill, multifunctional burner, gas hob, teppanyaki cooking surface and a steamer unit.
Easy to install, the modules are fully compatible with – and complementary to – full-sized ovens and hobs from the Wolf range.
‘Specialty Modules’ are available from House of Madison.