To capture the high-spirited Play Date trend, look into the new designs by Furniture hk 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 samples of the Grey Scale trend – the style that teams shades of grey or some other 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 carries a new array of ceramics handmade in Bali by Australian ceramicist and designer Fliss Dodd, with 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 inside the patriotic spirit, put in a new cushion in G.O.D.’s signature print, the Letterbox. Each one distinctly painted, this vintage-inspired textile rekindles memories in the old letterboxes that 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 renowned for its high-end, exquisitely restored and redesigned table 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 the home at 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 head over 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. Produced in Indonesia, these pieces are fused together with traditional butterfly key joinery to support the natural character of the wood.
No interior scheme is complete without introducing several eco-friendly accents – for example the SATTRUP rug from Ikea, Lounge chairs hk, a natural fibre obtained from the agave plant.