PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 December, 2011, 12:00am


What: Nub lounge chair, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Andreu World
Why: This chair, made of beech and stainless steel, was inspired by the bobbins with which Urquiola's grandmother used to make lace
How much: HK$11,900
Where: OVO studio, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2529 6060

What: City oil lamp
Why: German company Philippi favours the elimination of all unnecessary detail in its products, creating designs that are practical and minimal
How much: HK$3,260 for all five.
Where: NF Exclusivites, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 8626

What: Horticultural plant frame
Why: this wall-hanging design from Japan uses a soil substitute called Pafcal, which is 50 per cent lighter than soil, inhibits bacterial growth and needs less water than usual to support plants
How much: HK$450
Where: Ecols, The ONE, 6/F, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 3106 4918

What: AC02 jewellery case
Why: Designed by Saskia Diez for manufacturer e15, this unusual oiled walnut jewel box is unassumingly beautiful
How much: HK$7,840
Where: Design Link, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, tel: 2868 0991

What: Douglas DC-9 table lamp
Why: Bring back memories of yesteryear with this art-deco-inspired lamp made with nickel and smoked glass
How much: HK$2,980
Where: Tequila Kola, 1/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2877 3295