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Design Anthology

Design Anthology #14

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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Welcome to our September issue, the annual edition dedicated entirely to covering the creative scene in one country — and this year it’s Thailand. It’s no secret that this is a country made up of talented creative people who are equally warm and welcoming. (What’s less known is that 70 per cent of current architecture graduates in Thailand are female.) Needless to say, this has been a fun issue to research and compile. I haven’t always felt this way, particularly about Bangkok. My first visit to the bustling metropolis was on a business trip some 15 years ago, and I was sadly unaware of all the city had to offer. Thankfully, this has changed over the years and a series of subsequent trips back, resulting in it today being one of…

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Flexform, Bangalore Flexform is continuing its international expansion, opening its first showroom to service the emerging India market in partnership with local firm Living Art Interiors. The ample 200-square-metre space in the southern city of Bangalore allows visitors to appreciate the living concepts of the contemporary Flexform collection as well as the company’s Mood collection, which calls back to classic and retro styles such as art deco. Tom Dixon, Hong Kong Tom Dixon has opened his second Asian outpost on Hong Kong’s Hollywood Road, housing the British designer’s diverse oeuvre of furniture, home accessories and lighting designs. Among the products on display are Super Texture, the brand’s debut textile range, pieces from the Cut and Melt Surface lighting lines and the Icons collection of chairs. B&B Italia, Jakarta B&B Italia has opened a new monobrand store in…

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Kezia Karin x Sana Living & LAFLO Drawing inspiration from her colonial-style childhood home in Yogyakarta, Indonesian interior designer Kezia Karin has collaborated with furniture manufacturer Sana Living and LAFLO to create a new furniture collection, titled 1:1. Though inspired by her childhood memories, Karin sought a departure, focusing instead on a modern and versatile design in this collection. The screen (seen left) works to layer spaces, while also nodding to the Javanese culture’s regard for privacy. Other products featured in the collection include a dining table, multifunctional cabinet and a daybed. Douglas & Bec To mark the tenth anniversary of their partnership, New Zealand-based father-daughter design duo Douglas & Bec are releasing a new collection of furniture and lighting. The ARCH series draws from furniture styles of the 1920s and 30s, while…

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Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design edited by Ashley Simone with Ellen Wexler (Lars Müller Publishers) Original, poetic and transformational — these are some words used to describe the work of Allan Wexler, one of today’s most original designers and architects. In his work, art and architecture often blur into one, sharing a sort of symbiotic relationship. Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design is composed of more than 200 of Wexler’s creations since the 1980s, including sketches and drawings, completed works and installations. Wexler’s architectural designs focus on smaller elements such as chairs, tables and furniture. Other multi-scale and multimedia works are exhibited in photographs, and include his own explanations of the pieces. A theme throughout is a focus on everyday practices and rituals. Short fiction writings by Patricia C Phillips, Sean Anderson…

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A few of our favourite products from Thai designers…

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public reclamation

Money may be for the masses, but the economic and financial systems that govern its creation and use are comprehended by only a select few. A desire to address and confront this chasm was the starting point behind multidisciplinary design firm Creative Crews’ competition-winning proposal to transform the Bank of Thailand’s historic structure into a new cultural hub and museum for the people. Aiming to attract visitors — especially younger generations — to interact with and understand more about the bank’s role and responsibilities, Creative Crews’ design involved the renovation and restoration of the historic modernist structure located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. As a representation of the national bank, the design solutions were required to be economical. As such, the design is purposively efficient and minimal, while…