To capture the top-spirited Play Date trend, browse the new designs by Furniture hk and lighting brand Lee Broom, including classics such as 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 samples of the Grey Scale trend – the look that teams shades of grey or another monochromatic cool colours, with warm earthenware. Brands that 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 includes a new variety of ceramics handmade in Bali by Australian ceramicist and designer Fliss Dodd, by using a Hong Kong twist: the collection of mugs, bowls and packing containers features names of districts – from Kennedy Town and Victoria Harbour to Shek O and Mong Kok – loosely handwritten and wrapped around each piece.
Still in the patriotic spirit, add a new cushion in G.O.D.’s signature print, the Letterbox. Each one distinctly painted, this vintage-inspired textile rekindles memories of the old letterboxes that were scattered throughout hallways in older Hong Kong buildings.
Tap the upcycling trend by using a signature piece for example the Billchair from Self., the British design studio recognized for its high-end, exquisitely restored and redesigned Wood furniture 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 also the office. Its simple curves and lines make it the classic,” says Tracy Kwan, director of lifestyle at Lane Crawford.
Or head to TREE to check out the Organik collection of tables, bench seating and room dividers produced from 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 finished without introducing a couple of eco-friendly accents – such as the SATTRUP rug from Ikea, Lounge chairs hk, a natural fibre removed from the agave plant.