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Design Anthology

Design Anthology

Issue 28
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Design Anthology is a luxury interiors, design, art and architecture magazine, with a strong focus on Asia and it's burgeoning creative scene. Aimed at a sophisticated, well-travelled audience, we aim to provide a reading experience that will transport and inspire you.

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Country:
Hong Kong SAR China
Language:
English
Publisher:
Fifth Black Media Limited
Frequency:
Quarterly
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in this issue

2 min.
from the editor

Great architecture does more than just add visual interest and texture to the built landscape. Great architecture can lift the spirit and enable individuals to connect with their communities. It has the ability to shape our behaviour. It can improve our mental well-being. And it has the potential to not just save energy, but to produce more than it consumes. Great architecture is powerful. Welcome to our annual cross-disciplinary edition: this year, we present The Architecture Issue, in which we focus on the world of architecture more keenly than we would in a regular issue. In our recently launched story format Studio Culture, we look inside the Jakarta office of architectural practice d-associates, whose principals Gregorius ‘Supie’ Yolodi and Maria Rosantina have created an urban oasis that perfectly showcases their talent…

1 min.
our world

AWARDS The industry awards for Asia’s design community, celebrating and showcasing high-calibre work by emerging and established designers design-anthology.com/awards EVENTS Online and offline, we bring thought leaders together to explore the future of design and inspire the people making it happen design-anthology.com/events PODCAST Take an international tour to meet some of the most recognisable names working in design, architecture and interiors design-anthology.com/podcast SHOP A curated selection of products by makers working in and around Asia, with worldwide shipping to wherever you are design-anthology.com/shop EMAIL The weekly Dispatch delivers a round-up of our top stories, products, events and opportunities straight to your inbox design-anthology.com/dispatch WEBSITE Updated daily, our website is an inspiring resource for new interiors, architecture, design, travel and art stories design-anthology.com/asia SUBSCRIBE Receive four issues a year plus our Milan Report, as well as access to the digital edition and exclusive invitations…

1 min.
openings

Flexform Jakarta, Seoul & Taipei Italian furniture company Flexform, still owned and run by the family who founded it more than 60 years ago, stands for timeless design, Italian craft and modernity — qualities that remain evident in this trio of new flagship showrooms in Asia. The new Seoul flagship, launched in partnership with Design Ventures, is located in the heart of the fashionable Gangnam district. The 1,350-square-metre double-storey space provides a fully immersive experience of the brand’s three collections, with the rooftop area set to become a showcase of Flexform’s expanding outdoor offering. The chic neighbourhood of Kemang in South Jakarta is home to the brand’s new flagship in the Indonesian capital. Flexform’s ongoing partnership with local dealer Prodotti Indonesia manifests in a space that is an inviting resource for the local design…

4 min.
products

Studio Word Every year since 2013, the Korean Heritage Preservation Society YÉOL has recognised a master artisan who shows great skill and commitment to preserving traditional crafts. In 2020, Jung Choon Mo was named Artisan of the Year for his dedication to gannil, the art of making gat (traditional Korean hats, historically made from bamboo and horsehair). Master artisan Jung and his wife Do Gook Hee, a gannil apprenticeship graduate, were paired with Seoul-based designers Kyuhyung Cho and Jungyou Choi of Studio Word to reinterpret the gat as an everyday item for the home. Jungyou proposed four pendants and three table or standing lights, including the Daewoo Yangtae table light (seen here), its ceramic base produced in collaboration with YÉOL’s 2020 Young Craftsman of the Year Kim Deok Ho. The delicate weave…

9 min.
a league of its own

Neighbouring the verdant residential area of Jardine’s Lookout on Hong Kong Island, the residences of 23–39 Blue Pool Road — designed by renowned architecture practice Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates — offer a unique lifestyle that combines urban buzz with residential comfort. Each of the development’s 18 semi-detached three-storey homes features five en-suite bedrooms, multiple balconies, a private rooftop, a courtyard and a garage, but the crown jewel of the development is undoubtedly House 31. Breathtaking for both its expansiveness and its attention to detail, House 31 combines two residential units into one monumental private home that sprawls across more than 850 square metres. And to ensure the interiors befit the property’s prestige, developer Hang Lung Properties called on international hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner & Associates (HBA). ‘From the very early stages…

6 min.
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20/20: Twenty Great Houses of the Twentieth Century by John Pardey (Lund Humphries) 20/20 was inspired by a disappointing visit to Fallingwater that architect and lecturer John Pardey attributed to the project’s almost hagiographic treatment in architectural literature. However, the home is still featured in Pardey’s selection of the last century’s greatest houses, all chosen for their originality, their advancement of architecture, their influence, their interest factor and whether they provoked a desire to visit, which for him each did. Rather than create an academic treatise, Pardey has written essays based on the personal impressions and impact of these visits, in addition to some historical context. The homes are ordered chronologically from Gerrit Rietveld’s 1924 Schröder House in Utrecht to Glenn Murcutt’s 1975 Marie Short House in Kempsey, Australia (‘no other house since…