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Tatler Homes Singapore February 2018

Tatler Homes Singapore not only showcases the top homes in Singapore and the region, but also reviews the best international interior design trends, appliances and accessories.

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editor’s note

When most people think about design, aesthetics is the first thing that comes to mind. Design, however, is much more than just marrying form and function, or balancing practicality and ornamentation. It’s in everything we do and it’s everywhere we look. There are myriad definitions, but I quite like the way legendary graphic designer Saul Bass put it: “Design is thinking made visual.” Indeed, there’s a lot of thought that goes into every design initiative. From the chosen materials to the precise colours employed, each decision must align with the ethos and narrative of the creation. Whether it’s a furniture piece or an entirely new building, every project requires clear direction and flawless execution for it to merit attention. We have this in mind when we determine the best projects of the…

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MICHELE KOH MOROLLO Michele is a big fan of Mid-Century Modern design—she enjoys scouring through vintage furniture stores in Hong Kong, where she now lives. In this issue, she picks out graceful lantern-inspired lighting pieces (page 36), upholstery brands to watch (page 44), stylish elements of a sleek kitchen (page 140), as well as ways to create a Zen-like ambience in your bedroom (page 146). CHRISTOPHER DEWOLF The author of Borrowed Spaces: Behind the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong, Christopher writes about urbanism, architecture, design and culture. For our Iconoclast section, he speaks to Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto on his approach to design—a stance that harmonises the built environment with nature (page 48). GRACE MA After dabbling in business development, Grace soon returned to her first love—writing. More than a decade later, the globetrotter still…

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editor’s picks

EASTERN WALLS Goodrich Global brings two new Asian-inspired wallpaper collections to Singapore: Dutch wallpaper brand Eijffinger and Belgian brand Omexco. Eijffinger’s Sundari collection celebrates the Silk Road and its influence with vibrant florals and jewel-inspired designs—patterns that exude the luxuriance of raw silk, precious porcelain, flowers and spices. Omexco’s Koyori collection, by contrast, comprises designs inspired by Japanese paper cords, which can imbue your interiors with an elegant, Zen-like calm. Available at Goodrich; goodrichglobal.com TACTILE DIMENSION Launched by Italian rug brand CC-Tapis in 2018 at the furniture fairs IMM Cologne and Maison & Objet Paris, this new collection was created with Italian designers Elena Salmistraro, Leonardo Talarico and Eligo Studio. Among the top picks are Salmistraro’s Cartesio. Inspired by the multidimensional worlds depicted in Edwin Abbott Abbott’s 19th-century sci-fi novella Flatland, the rug features…

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haute havens

THE RETREAT AT BLUE LAGOON About an hour’s drive from Reykjavík in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon, a mineral-rich geothermal spa with salubrious waters that are good for the body and soul. Adjacent to it is The Retreat—a hotel, spa and dining destination that’s slated to open in April. The natural landscape has guided the architecture and interior of this hotel; the rooms are also furnished with re-edition furniture by Iceland designers. retreat.bluelagoon.com ROSEWOOD LUANG PRABANG Nestled within lush jungles and meandering waterfalls, this property is just a 10-minute drive from the UNESCO World Heritage city of Luang Prabang in Laos. The work of acclaimed resort designer Bill Bensley, the spacious accomodations offer views of a nearby stream, and feature outdoor bathtubs and living areas that allow guests to connect better with the site’s…

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light years ahead

How did the journey with Santa & Cole begin? More than three decades ago, my husband and I decided to combine our creative talents with my friend Javier Nieto Santa to launch our own design editing company. I was an interior designer, while my husband, Gabriel Ordeig Cole, was a designer and artist; the two of us had collaborated on a lot of restaurants and nightclubs in our hometown of Barcelona. Back then, the city’s dining scene was undergoing a bit of a revolution, and we had a particularly warm light that became very popular with restaurants like El Boliche, Al Dente and the Bijou cocktail bar. Gradually, our work became recognised in other cities including New York and Paris, and in 1985 our company was formally launched as Santa &…

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deep purple

1. B&B Italia Metropolitan swivel armchair by Jeffrey Bernett, from Space Furniture 2. Potocco Bon Bon marble table, from The Beuro 3. Crystal Rock glass pendant lamps by Levy Arik, from Lasvit 4. Sahco Gracia reversible satin curtain fabric, from Cetec 5. Rift bronze mirror, from Giorgetti 6. Belle Ille upholstered sofa by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, from ZaoZuo.com 7. Invisible Outcome oil painting by Omar Zeidan, from TheArtling.com 8. Zanotta Twist steel stool, from W. Atelier 9. Este marble table, from Flexform 10. Bomboca leather sofa by Campana Brothers, from Louis Vuitton 11. Lula crystal and silk wall light, from Windfall Asia…