To capture the high-spirited Play Date trend, look into the new designs by Furniture Hong Kong and lighting brand Lee Broom, including classics including the Crystal Bulb, Hanging Hoop Chair and Tube Light, and also the recent Crescent Light, Mini Crescent and Optical collections.
Norr11’s chair and lamp, and &tradition’s desk & chair set are types of the Grey Scale trend – the appearance that teams shades of grey or other monochromatic cool colours, with warm earthenware. Brands which do this well, channelling a sleek and sophisticated Scandinavian vibe, are emerging Danish furniture companies Norr11 and &tradition.
Team with handcrafted objects to include warmth and texture – including the beautiful, crotched artisan lamps from celebrated London “maker” Naomi Paul (stocked by Lane Crawford).
Continuing the craft theme into accessories, TREE has a new array of ceramics handmade in Bali by Australian ceramicist and designer Fliss Dodd, by using a Hong Kong twist: the variety 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 each piece.
Still from the patriotic spirit, put in a new cushion in G.O.D.’s signature print, the Letterbox. Every one distinctly painted, this vintage-inspired textile rekindles memories of your old letterboxes that were scattered throughout hallways in older Hong Kong buildings.
Tap the upcycling trend with a signature piece including the Billchair from Self., the British design studio noted for its high-end, exquisitely restored and redesigned table Hong Kong. The special-edition Billchair was released in 1981, in Frome Somerset, and revived in September 2016, in Godalming, England. “This great, 47dexlpky chair is equally in your own home on the dining table as well as the office. Its simple curves and lines make it the classic,” says Tracy Kwan, director of lifestyle at Lane Crawford.
Or visit TREE to look into the Organik variety of tables, bench seating and room dividers made out of Forest Stewardship Council-certified recycled teak and mixed hardwoods. Produced in Indonesia, these pieces are fused as well as traditional butterfly key joinery to keep the natural character from the wood.
No interior scheme is complete without introducing a number of eco-friendly accents – such as the SATTRUP rug from Ikea, bar stool HK, an all natural fibre removed from the agave plant.