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Tatler Homes Singapore August 2019

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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1 min.
editor’s note

The month of August brings a celebratory mood as we mark the 54th anniversary of our city state; it’s also a timely reminder to fete the achievements of our homegrown talents. This issue, we showcase the diverse work of local creatives from over 20 studios across design disciplines. To start, we present homeware pieces and furniture crafted by Singapore designers (page 40), ranging from elegant vases to stylish side tables. Inspired by our nation’s unabashed passion for food and our buzzing dining scene, we look to remarkable restaurants (page 64) that pair each establishment’s unique culinary philosophy with a multi-sensory experience. These notable projects show that there is much more to crafting a memorable space than creating that “Instagram” moment. The homes featured in this issue similarly pay heed to the art…

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contributors & online

CLICK FOR INSPIRATION Inspiring interiors, the latest decor trends and stunning destinations—peruse these and more on our website, singaporetatler.com CHRISTOPHER DEWOLF The author of Borrowed Spaces: Life Behind the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong, Christopher writes about urbanism, architecture, design and culture. In this issue, he profiles the landmark projects by I.M. Pei, marvelling at the architectural ingenuity of the late, great American architect (page 58). MICHELE KOH MOROLLO Michele has always been a big fan of Mid-Century Modern design—she enjoys searching for these iconic pieces in vintage furniture stores in Hong Kong, where she lives. Lighting design, in particular, is one of her favourite beats; she puts the spotlight on lamps that celebrate the art of glass-making (page 44). LYNN TAN Trained as an architect, Lynn derives pleasure from writing about inspiring interiors and architecture projects.…

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editor’s picks

SOCIAL CIRCLE Gather around the Zeno dining table from Meridiani, which features a metal frame composed of three legs and a round table top. The work of Meridiani’s art director Andrea Parisio, this table can be customised in over a dozen glossy lacquered finishes; other options include a marble, bronzed brass or platinum-plated steel top. Available at Meridiani at Marquis QSquare; marquis.com.sg Gravity Falls The brainchild of Italian designer Andrea Branzi, the Newton lamp is inspired by physicist Sir Isaac Newton’s “eureka” moment. Featuring an apple-shaped pendant, this floor lamp from Nemo playfully references the anecdote that illustrates the theory of gravity. Choose from a variety of finishes, ranging from chrome metal, white-painted aluminium or glossy black lacquer. Available at P5; p5.com.sg ROMANTIC REMEDY The work of Danish designer Johannes Torpe, this elegant Heartbreaker sofa features an…

3 min.
sunset wave

If your minimalist interior lacks that cosy touch, add a rug to up the snug appeal of your room. Designed by Raphael Navot as part of the Nativ collection for Roche Bobois, the Fusion and Merge rugs feature hand-knotted abstract designs in a natural wool blend. These rugs are awash in sunset shades and oceanic tones that loosely reference lofty mountains, and the ebbs and flows of the sea. Pair them with Dot, a spherical seat on a chrome-plated swivel base; upholstered in a thick elastic fabric over a solid fir wood and pine plywood structure, the armchair offers a comforting embrace with its curvy form. Available at Roche Bobois at Boon Siew Building; roche-bobois.com ASIAN SOUL Homegrown design is already a pertinent part of the ethos of Industry+, a Singapore-based production company co-founded…

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artistic route

STAY: HOTEL CONSERVATORIUM The hotel’s homage to Rembrandt van Rijn comes in the form of The Art Suite by Rembrandt, a room crafted in his memory by interior designer Irma Boom, featuring works by Dutch artist Sarah van Sonsbeeck that peep out from nooks and corners. Take a step back, and you’ll realise that these artistic elements are in fact details inspired by the Dutch painter’s celebrated piece, The Night Watch. Sonsbeeck’s interpretation of these come together with other nuances that invite further inspection. Boom’s carefully articulated colour scheme borrows its earthy palette from the painting and complements the setting without interfering with the minimalist interior by Piero Lissoni, the Italian architect responsible for the 2008 redesign of Sweelinck Conservatorium into the present-day Hotel Conservatorium. The hotel has also partnered with Rijksmuseum, offering…

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the house of molteni

For Andrea Molteni, the decision to join the family business was never a question of why, but when. “I’ve never really posed the question to myself to do something different,” he shares. “I was always fascinated with products, and how things work and get put together. It came very naturally to step into the business.” Molteni is from the third generation of the founding family; the group operates the namesake furniture brand Molteni&C, office furnishing brands Unifor and Citterio, and kitchen systems brand Dada. Today, the group has showrooms in 10 countries; its Molteni&C | Dada store here recently moved to Winsland House. What was it like growing up in a design-driven family? Since I was five, we would go on holiday with the architects who are also friends of my parents and…