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  1. French provincial

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Lacey

    ... Stephen Lacey Considering Asia's love affair with the outdoor lifestyle, it's no wonder the informal furniture of the sunny French countryside is so popular. One look ... less formal than the dark, polished furniture that would have been found in the parlours of Paris at the time. Most interior designers will tell you it's the way French provincial ...

  2. Furniture fair is showcase for all

    Posted Oct 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong International Furniture Fair The office towers, shopping malls, residential complexes and hotels springing up around the region are creating a groundswell of demand for well designed, quality furniture. The third annual Hong Kong International Furniture Fair, which runs from today until Saturday at AsiaWorld-Expo, caters to this market by bringing together developers, ...

  3. 'Furniture king', daughter held over alleged embezzlement of state assets

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A furniture tycoon and his daughter have been detained in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang for alleged embezzlement of state assets, Xinhua reports. Feng Yongming and his daughter Feng Lijia were arrested late last month in the province's northern city of Yichun where their company, Guangming Group Furniture, is based. The company is considered one ...

  4. Olympic furniture goes under hammer

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Thousands of pieces of furniture and appliances used by athletes, officials and staff during the Olympic equestrian events were auctioned yesterday, raising more than ... had their Olympic logos. About 200 pieces of furniture from the Olympic Village went for HK$5,100, while 450 tensile barriers used at the venues fetched HK$9,600. Similar auctions were held ...

  5. Peninsula moves the furniture to celebrate a more genteel Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. For its 80th anniversary, the Peninsula Hotel is bringing back some of its traditions. On Sunday the furniture was cleared from the lobby to revive the Sunday afternoon tea dances held at the hotel during colonial times, bringing a sense of genteel nostalgia in a refined setting. An entire swing band, complete with singer, ...

  6. Critical mess

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Your kitchen can be an oasis of uncluttered calm with a little clever storage, writes Peta Tomlinson Kitchens are capable of hiding secrets. Behind those shiny cupboard doors, in hard-to-reach corners and the darkest depths beyond the sink, can exist all ...

  7. Point of origin

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Create a cool minimialist look with funky designer furniture. Tulip side table with marble top (HK$9,750) by Eero Saarinen for Knoll Studio 1956 from Lane Crawford. Magis polished aluminium chair (HK$7,399) by Konstantin Grcic 2003 from Aluminium. Eames molded plywood 1940s-style lounge chair with black ash and pony hide (HK$3,700) from Marc James. Louis Poulsen AJ floor lamp ...

  8. Steel yourself

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... Kavita Daswani Despite its associations with sterility, stainless-steel furniture can be surprisingly warm, tactile and full of invention. No longer the basis of bland office interiors, ... in a multitude of interesting items of furniture. The coldness of the steel in its coffee tables, cocktail tables (above right) and matching barstools is ameliorated with lighting. The coffee table, ...

  9. Diary of a Renovator: flogging it on

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Xiu Fang

    ... home with second-hand or discounted furniture. It was time to start trawling asiaxpat.com, 2ndchance.com.hk, hongkong.craigslist.org and similar sites. The thought of shopping in Shenzhen ... Asiaxpat customers, however, cannot hum and haw, especially if they are looking for sought-after items such as outdoor furniture. Their competition, after all, are diligent addicts who check ...

  10. Work-life balance

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hotels recognised the allure of residential design years ago. Offices are now doing the same, a fact not missed by Teknion, whose District systems borrow from modern European residential furniture and employ natural veneers, glass, painted wood and anodised aluminium. Noting that work stations are coming down in size, the company's designers have produced a collection ...




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