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Tatler Homes Singapore October 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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in this issue

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ANGELA LOW Angela writes about everything from architecture to the arts, aspiring to be as prolific as music critic Lester Bangs and novelist Stephen King. She interviews industrial designer Hans Tan (page 40) and visits a house designed by architect Brenda Ang of Lab Architects (page 110). MICHELE KOH MOROLLO A big fan of Mid-Century Modern design, Michele enjoys writing about design and architecture as much as she relishes the discovery of hidden gems at vintage furniture stores in Hong Kong, where she lives. In this issue, she picks out a selection of sleek, versatile lighting pieces that will make smart additions to your home (page 46). JASPER YU Freelance photographer Jasper believes in living a fulfilling life, with a vocation that enriches and inspires. For this issue, he shot two characterful abodes with strikingly…

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editor’s note

From smart mobility, automatic window blinds to intelligent refrigerators, the Internet of Things continues to change the way we live. This fits in squarely with Singapore’s Smart Nation aspiration. Property developers are adopting various smart technology to power their new projects, while architects and interior designers are also incorporating centralised smart home systems into their designs. In this issue of Singapore Tatler Homes, our special report shows how you can give your home a smart upgrade. Turn to page 82 to find out more. Advancement in technology has not only redefined our routines; it has also changed the way we utilise materials and decorate our homes. Take for example, marble. Who would have known it’s possible to “bend” this natural stone, known for its rigidity and strength? Indonesia-based stone specialist and fabricator,…

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editor’s picks

EASY DOES IT Laze the day away on the modular Harold sofa from Meridiani. Designed by the brand’s art director Andrea Parisio, the system features a versatile linear and curved elements to create asymmetrical arrangements to suit your interior. Each sofa features spacious seats upholstered in either fabric or leather, with basting stitching on the frame and cushions, with two backrests and optional armrests for optimum comfort. Available at Meridiani at Marquis QSquare; marquis.com.sg WILDER THINGS Wanderlust takes us to myriad places, and this global scope has inspired the theme of the Heritage collection by Zimmer + Rohde. Chronicling the wonders of multicultural cities to the natural beauty of the wilderness, the wallpaper collection brings together an earthy palette and nature-inspired patterns. Take the Paradiso for instance. It features flourishing foliage in an…

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new in town

LIFESTOREY @ DEMPSEY Lifestorey marks a new milestone with the opening of its second showroom. The light-filled 13,000sqft space features a wide array of collections from European furniture brands including Artemide, Bontempi Casa, Calia Italia, Kartell, Lifestyle Home Collection, Sits and Softline. Top picks include the collections of Denmark-based brand House Doctor featuring elegant, Scandichic pieces for the modern home. 8D Dempsey Road, Level 2, Tel: 6253 3177, lifestorey.com DREAM INTERIORS The furniture purveyor recently unveiled its new location, which showcases living, dining and bedroom settings by contemporary European brands. Peruse its inspiring tableaux, which showcases collections from Living Divani, Porro and Walter Knoll alongside lamps from lighting brand Apparatus Studio, wall coverings by Technografica and rugs from Woodnotes. 3 Kallang Junction, Vanguard Campus Level 1, dream.com.sg V-ZUG For avid cooks looking to redesign their kitchens, Swiss…

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natural connection

The Datai Langkawi in Malaysia has recently unveiled fresh interiors and new amenities, 25 years after its opening in 1993. The property was designed by the late Australian architect Kerry Hill, who chose to maximise the views of the Datai Bay from the treetops by locating its main building atop a forest ridge. The result is a tranquil experience with mesmerising views of the sea and minimal disruption to the tropical foliage. It also sets the scene for communing with nature—the resort hosts guided nature walks for guests and has built a new nature centre run by naturalists and marine biologists. Its updated interiors are the work of French designer Didier Lefort, who had collaborated with Hill on the property’s design from the very start. The new look includes refurbished interiors…

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state of play

Could you share more about your creative process? I always look for a common denominator, which can be something that is really ordinary or familiar, and I’ll try to change our perception towards it so we can see it in a slightly different light. It’s just to go into the unknown to try something that normally you wouldn’t try, and reversing something that’s existing. You use porcelain in many of your works. Why the interest in this particular material? Although I’m not trained as a potter, it’s a very interesting material because it has many different values attached to it. A Ming dynasty porcelain cup would cost millions in auction now; when porcelain is used on a toilet bowl, we sit on it every day. On one hand, it can be decorative and…