To capture our prime-spirited Play Date trend, explore 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 instances of the Grey Scale trend – the design that teams shades of grey or some other monochromatic cool colours, with warm earthenware. Brands who do this well, channelling a sleek and sophisticated Scandinavian vibe, are emerging Danish furniture companies Norr11 and &tradition.
Team with handcrafted objects to provide warmth and texture – for example 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 variety of ceramics handmade in Bali by Australian ceramicist and designer Fliss Dodd, by using a Hong Kong twist: the selection of mugs, bowls and canisters features names of districts – from Kennedy Town and Victoria Harbour to Shek O and Mong Kok – loosely handwritten and wrapped around every piece.
Still in 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 of your old letterboxes that had been scattered throughout hallways in older Hong Kong buildings.
Tap the upcycling trend with a signature piece such as the Billchair from Self., the British design studio known for its high-end, exquisitely restored and redesigned Dining 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 your house in the dining table and the office. Its simple curves and lines make it a classic,” says Tracy Kwan, director of lifestyle at Lane Crawford.
Or head over to TREE to look into the Organik selection of tables, bench seating and room dividers created from Forest Stewardship Council-certified recycled teak and mixed hardwoods. Created in Indonesia, these pieces are fused as well as traditional butterfly key joinery to keep the natural character in the wood.
No interior scheme is finished without introducing a few eco-friendly accents – including the SATTRUP rug from Ikea, Dining Chairs Hong Kong, an all-natural fibre obtained from the agave plant.