These add a soft touch that make the house more of a home.
01: UNICA COMFORT SHOWER BARS
The new Unica Comfort shower bars by Hansgrohe double as sturdy grab handles as well as a shower holder and toiletries caddy – a thoughtful and practical element that’s especially useful for the elderly or your little ones.
02: VITRA SLOW CHAIR
Despite its expansive proportions, the Slow Chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec has a lightweight and translucent quality, giving it an understated presence that makes for a stylish fit in any room. Made with strong high-tech knit stretched over the chair’s metal frame, the seat promises soft yet ergonomic support. The Slow Chair comes in a range of colours and matching cushions. The Vitra by Grafunkt store will be opening in September with pre-orders for furniture from the iconic brand.
03: DIPTYQUE FRAGRANCE DIFFUSER
Shaped like an hourglass and draped with a couture outfit of coloured glass and a laser-cut gold-tone finishing, Parisian brand Diptyque’s Le Sablier (French for “hourglass”) is both a decor and home fragrance object. There are six new designs for six aromatic fragrances – 34, Baies, Figuier, Roses, Gingembre and Fleur d’Orangier – with the diffusers making use of a unique cold-diffusion process based on the principles of gravity and capillarity. Place near a point of natural convection, such as a window or fan, for optimum scent diffusion. Le Sablier has a lifespan of around three months, and can be refilled once with the same fragrance.
04: VERTICAL FARMING SETUPS
Grow chemical-free vegetables and herbs with just 4sqf of space at home using the G Cube Cultivator, a vertical farming technology that allows you to grow over 1,000 heads of vegetables heads – from lettuce to oregano and parsley – in a year (that’s 32 harvests every 10 days), with no mess. Developed by a local start-up, the system combines temperature, humidity and light monitoring with hydroponic technology.
05: JAIME HAYON FOR FRITZ HANSEN
Inspired by ikebana, the Japanese art of arranging flowers, Spanish designer Jaime Hayon designed a glass-brass vase that accords every stalk enough space to be the centre of attention. The Ikebana vase is part of the functional yet playful Objects Collection by Fritz Hansen, which includes the elegant 1958 Folded Tray Table and handmade earthenware from Japan.