To capture the top-spirited Play Date trend, explore the new designs by Furniture Hong Kong and lighting brand Lee Broom, including classics for example the Crystal Bulb, Hanging Hoop Chair and Tube Light, along with 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 style that teams shades of grey or 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 add 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 includes a new array of ceramics handmade in Bali by Australian ceramicist and designer Fliss Dodd, having 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 each piece.
Still within the patriotic spirit, give a new cushion in G.O.D.’s signature print, the Letterbox. Each one of these 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 using a signature piece like 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 launched in 1981, in Frome Somerset, and revived in September 2016, in Godalming, England. “This great, 47dexlpky chair is equally in the home in the dining room table and also 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 selection of tables, bench seating and room dividers created 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 finished without introducing a couple of eco-friendly accents – for example the SATTRUP rug from Ikea, Dining Chairs Hong Kong, a natural fibre extracted from the agave plant.