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  1. Please be seated

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... A show in Bangkok invites visitors to test drive chairs that have become design classics, writes Jason Gagliardi A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect THERE'S GOOD NEWS and bad news for Thailand's connoisseurs of classic chairs. The good news is the new Thailand ...

  2. Having a ball

    Posted Jul 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When employees start rolling their fit balls into the office, it's safe to assume they're not satisfied with their chairs. But what to do? The brightly coloured balls may look faintly ridiculous but at least they encourage better posture. A product that seems to be a happy medium is the Roll-A-Round Ball Chair (right), which uses an inflated vinyl fit ball as its seat. ...

  3. Aluminium chairs

    Posted Jun 11th 2006, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Aluminium chairs tie into everything that's current in interiors. They convey a nostalgic sensibility while being resoundingly modern. They're also environmentally ... has a gaping back and no armrests: 'When I close my eyes, this is the chair I see.' Much of the material's current cachet can be attributed to the Eames duo, who designed ...

  4. Double blow for JF as fund managers play musical chairs

    Posted Sep 05th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Time to update your contact lists. Our fund manager friends are playing musical chairs again. The headline moves are at Allianz Global Investors, where Douglas Eu (below) becomes ... time with her family. Take your pick. HKIFA may re-elect chair Not to be forgotten amid all these industry reshuffles is the election of the chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds ...

  5. Fast-moving bank executives play a new round of musical chairs

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Commercial and investment bankers are playing musical chairs again as they compete in the capital markets amid heavy daily turnover and an active initial public offering environment. On the investment banking side, Gary Chan Sau-shan, managing director at CCB International, has moved to ICEA Capital as its deputy chief executive, taking at least four executives ...

  6. Handicapped children left tied to beds and chairs at hostel

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan, Martin Wong

    ... were seen tied to beds and chairs. A Legislative Council panel is to meet this morning to discuss the provision of support services for disabled children. Dr Cheung told TVB the government did ...

  7. Musical chairs at top table as tough job choice looms

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu With Ronald Arculli now the latest front runner for the top job at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, many in the market are wondering why the government has had a change of heart about the former top contender for the post, Marvin Cheung Kin ...

  8. Coffee table

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... is the Eames lounge chair. On its 50th anniversary, the leather-upholstered rosewood-veneered chair and ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames is saluted with an in-depth study of the iconic product. The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design (Merrell, $360), co-authored by five writers, examines its design, explaining how it was backward-looking as well as ahead of its time. As is pointed ...

  9. Show business

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Show flats are created ostensibly to boost property sales, but they also help advertise furnishings. Complementing the contemporary interiors of this Mission Hills display apartment by Barrie Ho are white oak pieces from his new Zen collection. Full Moon chairs (HK$4,800 each) flank the fireplace, in front of which are two Quarter Moon chairs placed side by side (HK$2,000 ...

  10. Retro chic

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As its name implies, the Classic Modern line of furniture new to LifeZtore evokes times past in a contemporary way. Featuring cabriole legs inspired by animal limbs, the chairs (right; ... are the Riparo wing chairs and sofas (below; HK$4,988), which borrow from designs originally conceived to protect users from draughts. The products are available from LifeZtore outlets in North Point, ...




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