Catch this month’s latest and hottest trends in the interior design world and beyond…
New In Town: Swiss Design Company, Vitra arrives in Kuala Lumpur
Vitra’s new Kuala Lumpur store, recently opened in October 2019, offers customers a place to experience a wide collection of classic and contemporary designs. The 200-square-metre store displays furniture for various settings – from living and dining rooms and home offices to formal and informal office systems, all adaptable to diverse living and working spaces. Patricia Mok, Executive Director of Haus Living Concepts Sdn Bhd, says: ‘Haus is proud to partner with Vitra, which is internationally renowned for their leadership in design and architecture. As a highlight in the store, Vitra presents the Vlinder sofa, a recently launched piece that combines the archetypal form of a contemporary sofa with a fabric that was exclusively designed and developed to fit this sofa’s shape. Along with key products from the Vitra portfolio, the new store also showcases an assortment of products by Artek, a Finnish brand owned by Vitra, featuring designs by Alvar Aalto and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.
Ring the Bell: Tom Dixon’s Bell Shines Above the Rest
Part of Tom Dixon’s latest lighting collection, Bell is an exercise in reductionism, its polished surface reflecting the characteristics and the colours of its surroundings. The table lamps are fitted with an integrated, smooth dimmer and have a weighted base for added stability. Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British product design brand. With a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, the brand is inspired by the nation’s unique heritage and produces extraordinary objects for everyday use. Other than Bell, other noteworthy lighting pieces that were recently released include Melt and Beat.
Heart of the Home: A Spectacular View of the Award-Winning Officine Gullo Kitchen
In the heart of London, surrounded by greenery and in a picturesque and spectacular setting, a former veranda, completely renovated and characterized by a structure made of iron and glass, welcomes the new project born from the collaboration between and the designer, as well as the new Brand Ambassador, Alison Henry. A collaboration awarded with the World of Interiors Award Decorex 2018 for the design which is currently being installed into Alison’s own home. One of the key spaces is the kitchen which takes over as the undisputed protagonist of the scene. It features high thickness fire-painted steel in very elegant matt white shade with brushed nickel finishes amid a grand ambience.
Living Well: Nippon Paint Launches Indoor Wellness Programme and Indoor Wellness Guideline
Nippon Paint Malaysia Group (“Nippon Paint”), officially launched its Indoor Wellness Programme, an educational campaign aimed at empowering Malaysian homeowners to take charge of improving their overall indoor air quality at home, towards a more holistic wellness.The Indoor Wellness Programme consists of two phases – the Indoor Wellness Survey and the Indoor Wellness Guideline. The Survey, which polled 511 respondents, assessed the cleanliness of the living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen at their homes, after which the respondents were given an Indoor Wellness Score of Healthy, Unhealthy or Very Unhealthy. Following the Survey, an Indoor Wellness Guideline was developed in partnership with the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology (“MSAI”), the first-ever of such guideline by MSAI. The Guideline is available for download here: www.nipponpaint.com.my/indoorwellness
Wirefree Tech: Motorize Curtains and Blinds Without The Mess With Wirefree Motors By Somfy
SOMFY, leader in automatic control of openings and closures of interior window coverings, external shelters, homes, buildings, and a key player in the smart‐home industry, launches Wirefree Motors for Curtains and Blinds. Designed to fit all kinds of blinds, curtains, and windows, the Wirefree range by Somfy is friendlier on your pocket as compared to wired solutions. It also allows you to automate your curtains and blinds without having to hack your walls- which means no mess. This range enables you to optimize your space and ambience by controlling natural light and room temperature at a touch of a button. Users can also play with different ambiences and protect their privacy. Wirefree motorization means no hanging cords, making your home child-friendly and pet-safe for peace of mind. With industry leading silence, you can enjoy perfect peace and quiet, with discreet, unobstructive technology. Somfy is also available at www.maxtrack.my.
Perfect Melody: LBS Launches ‘Melodi Perdana’, the First High Rise Development in LBS Alam Perdana
LBS today unveiled ‘Melodi Perdana’, the first high rise development in the thriving LBS Alam Perdana township, with a gross development value (GDV) of RM 562 million. “‘Melodi Perdana’ homes were built based on LBS’ main pillars of affordability, connectivity and community. The project was meticulously designed to meet both functional and comfortable living. More importantly, these new units truly embody LBS’ commitment to house the nation by fulfilling the demand for properties at an accessible price point,” LBS Group Managing Director, Tan Sri Lim Hock San, said at the launching ceremony of Melodi Perdana. ‘Melodi Perdana’ comprises of four blocks of apartments offering a total of 1,520 units at affordable pricing, starting from RM 359,900, for a three-bedroom and two-bathroom layout. The units have an average built-up size of 901 sq ft.