To capture the top-spirited Play Date trend, explore the new designs by Furniture hk and lighting brand Lee Broom, including classics including 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 examples of the Grey Scale trend – the appearance that teams shades of grey or any 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 incorporate warmth and texture – like 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 selection of ceramics handmade in Bali by Australian ceramicist and designer Fliss Dodd, using a Hong Kong twist: the assortment 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 within the patriotic spirit, give 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 recognized for its high-end, exquisitely restored and redesigned Wood furniture 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 with the dining room table and also the office. Its simple curves and lines turn it into a classic,” says Tracy Kwan, director of lifestyle at Lane Crawford.
Or head to TREE to check out the Organik variety of tables, bench seating and room dividers made out of Forest Stewardship Council-certified recycled teak and mixed hardwoods. Made in Indonesia, these pieces are fused combined with traditional butterfly key joinery to keep the natural character in the wood.
No interior scheme is complete without introducing a number of eco-friendly accents – for example the SATTRUP rug from Ikea, Lounge chairs hk, an organic fibre extracted from the agave plant.