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Tatler Homes Singapore October 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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editor’s note

The words “craft” and “artisan” are often misused (or arguably abused) in common parlance, and are applied to all manner of subjects. For example, that cold brew you’re sipping could be hyped as artisanal, likewise that bag of potato chips. But in the world of interiors and furniture design, these are words not to be taken lightly. Indeed, they matter as they represent the hallmark of what is well-made, whether by hand or with the help of a machine, and more increasingly, a combination of both. This issue, we pay tribute to the artisans who have dedicated their lives to honing their skills and perfecting the art of the craft. We fete time-tested approaches as well as inventive new means of reviving the passion for outstanding workmanship across a range of…

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contributors & online

CLICK FOR INSPIRATION Discover the latest design trends, new collections to covet as well as breathtaking destinations to travel to. Find these and more online at singaporetatler.com LUO JINGMEI After completing her Master of Architecture degree at the National University of Singapore, Jingmei was mentored at Ipli Architects, before her love of the written word inspired her foray into publishing. In this issue, she profiles the homes designed by Gabriel Tan Studio (page 122) and TDC & Associates (page 134). MICHELE KOH MOROLLO Michele is a big fan of mid-century modern design—she enjoys exploring vintage furniture stores in Hong Kong, where she now lives. Lighting design, in particular, is her area of expertise. Explore her inspiring selection of kinetic lamps (page 46) that convey a strong sense of motion. LYNN TAN Lynn derives pleasure from writing about…

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editor’s picks

EASY RECLINE Designed by Stefano Conficconi, CEO of Cierre, the Carlton sofa conveys a streamlined look with its sleek profile and slim metal legs in a bronze-effect or matte anthracite finish. A hidden mechanism allows you to adjust the seat depth as well as the position of the backrest. Choose from over a dozen types of leather upholstery in a variety of colours and textures to suit your interior scheme; the Italian brand is known for its finesse with leather sofa systems. Cierre is available at Marquis QSquare; marquis.com.sg ITALIAN FLAIR Discover a creative mix of furniture collections at Sphere Living, a new showroom launched by local furnishings firm TLE. The stable of made-in-Italy brands includes Alivar, Black Tie, Cipriani Homood, Dema, Reflex Angelo, Tonon and Ulivi (more details on page 56). Each…

2 min.
makers gathering

AL_ Korean studio AL_ captures the beauty of nature and the four seasons in its series of lifestyle products. Its stone-shaped soaps are made from natural oils; these rest atop wooden trays that mimic the ripples of water. al-shop.kr ALEX BROKAMP Los Angeles-based designer Alex Brokamp’s namesake brand marries the process of craft with modern fabrication techniques. Take for instance, the Handle with care table, which features digital printing on glass to recreate the appearance of cardboard boxes. alexbrokamp.com ATELIER POLYHEDRE Taking a graphic approach to tableware, the Coupe Circonférence and Fucus dishes by this French ceramic studio open possibilities to a new style of dining. polyhedre.com CLEAR B Clear b is a Korean purveyor of decorative objects that are locally made with borosilicate glass, which are highly resistant to heat and impact. Both poetic and practical,…

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high and mighty

Gritty to glam—that’s how Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s most popular neighbourhood has transformed over the last decade. Sitting on the East River in New York, it started off as a hotspot for artists and bohemian types because of its cheap rent and huge apartments. Before long, Manhattanites took notice and moved over from across the East River. Today, the neighbourhood retains its cool factor and has become a destination for visitors thanks to new developments like the picture-perfect Domino Park, the stretch of shopping on Grand Street and Bedford Avenue, and the massive food market, Smorgasburg, on Saturdays. Peering above the neighbourhood’s graffiti walls is the sleek and ultra-chic The William Vale hotel, perfect as your starting point for exploring Williamsburg. Designed by architecture firm Albo Liberis, the distinctive white panels that flank the…

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smoke and mirrors

“Tropical Victorian” may sound like a misnomer, yet these contrasting elements seamlessly come together in The Prestige Hotel, a new boutique establishment in Penang, Malaysia. Nestled among 19th-century Victorian-style buildings in the Unesco World Heritage site of Georgetown, the hotel blends into the historic neighbourhood with its colonial-inspired facade. The work of Singapore-based practice Ministry of Design (MOD), this hotel holds plenty of visual surprises within. Enter through its intricate glass doors and you’ll be dazzled by its imaginative decor, which takes its cues from illusionists and magic props. These include a mirrored reception desk that appears to balance on chromed spheres and mechanised light features that cast shadows of intricate latticed patterns on the corridors. Inside the rooms, the beds even appear to levitate off the ground. “We added elements of…