It’s hard to believe that the Series 7 chair, a perennial favourite designed by Arne Jacobsen, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The chair was first designed in 1968, but looks as current and on-trend as ever. To mark this special occasion, two special editions of the chair are available only in 2015. There’s the masculine dark blue lacquer shell with powder-coated burnished legs, and a feminine pale pink lacquer 24-carat gold-plated legs. The limited edition Series 7 chairs are available at W. Atelier.
Shades of Wood
Fresh from its collaboration with Abitex, local furniture manufacturer Commune has recently released its new Dualtone Collection of living and dining furniture. Each piece highlights the contrast between bright oak and dark walnut (hence its name), presented as mid-century modern designs. We’re especially drawn to the sleek tapered legs and brass finishing, details that bring a hint of elegance to the range of tables, sideboards and chairs.
Make an impression with these woven baskets from Danish brand House Doctor. We are particularly taken with the graphic patterns, achieved by carefully weaving different coloured strands to form the shape of the basket. They’re sold in sets of three, with diameters ranging from 28cm to 37cm.
House Doctor baskets, price on enquiry,
from Journey East ( www.journeyeast.com)
Sound Of Music
Audiophiles looking to set up an immersive sound system at home are probably celebrating Jamo’s launch of its latest Concert Series of ten passive home theatre speakers. The brand’s flagship series, now in its second generation, brings impeccably clear sounds to the home. But it’s not just the high-performance sound production that draws you in – the Concert Series has beautifully designed hardware with simple lines and natural textures. The hand-polished, high-gloss finish, satin-painted MDF baffles and polished chrome logo are just some of the design details that caught our eye.
Jamo Concert series, $480 onwards, from Hwee Seng Electronics
Keep it green with the colourful Broom stools, designed by Philippe Starck for Emeco. If you’re looking for environmentally friendly furniture, then this might be a good place to start. The Broom chair is made from reclaimed plastics and discarded wood fibres that would otherwise end up in landfills. By reclaiming, repurposing and recycling materials, you get a sturdy and durable chair that can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Emeco Broom chair, $720 each, from Space ( www.spacefurniture.com.sg)
Green, Green Grass
Thinking of cultivating your green fingers? Noah Garden Centre is a newly launched e-tailer that can quickly get you started on your gardening ambitions. Whether you’re just starting to grow fresh herbs in the kitchen or building an urban farm in your backyard, this new local website delivers plants and garden accessories right to your doorstep.
Even wall-mounted shelves will end up taking valuable space in smaller apartments, which is why we’ve got our eyes on Vitra’s Corniche shelves. Once installed, these shelves look like natural protrusions on your walls that barely take up any space. The Corniches are made from high-quality plastic in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, and can be used anywhere, including the bathroom.
Vitra Corniche shelves, price on enqury, from Space Furniture ( www.space.com.sg)