Leading Italian kitchenware company Alessi, in its first collaboration with the Beijing Industrial Design Centre, has engaged eight mainland architects to reinterpret one of the most mundane and humble products: the tray.Friday, 4 May, 2012, 12:00am
1 Get a jump on the Year of the Dragon with Christofle's silver sculpture (HK$7,850). The intricately detailed piece designed by Thierry Lebon sits on a black exotic wood base, and symbolises luck and strength of character.16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
1 Indigo Living's stainless steel wine cooler (HK$1,790).
2 Angela Rossi's Beat Up Creations (HK$1,300/plate). Exclusively at Lane Crawford stores.
3 L'Atelier du Vin's Chic Set comes with corkscrew, wine keeper and two sealers (HK$720).
4 Alessi's Hot.It electric kettle by Wiel Arets (HK$1,710).2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
What: Nymph vases Why: Rosenthal and Versace teamed up to produce these Greek-inspired vases in a limited edition of 99 pieces per design. How much: HK$7,120, HK$9,700, HK$15,450 Where: Exclusivites, 1/F, Ruttonjee Centre, 1 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2521 86262 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
1 The Black Tie Bliss Decanter (HK$1,180) from Riedel adds a touch of the romantic to the usual classic shape with its heart design and black-glass ribbon. Made of lead crystal, each piece is mouth-blown and formed without the use of moulds, making each one unique. Available at Town House in Prince's Building.17 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
1 Ball clock, based on a 1948 design by George Nelson, HK$890, from Marc James Design, 16/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2189 7476.26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Who doesn't appreciate a good dinner in a luxury hotel or restaurant? It's not just the fine food and exceptional service that make for an enjoyable experience, there's something about sitting at a table that's been laid with exquisite linen, delicate china, sparkling wine glasses and stylish cutlery that leaves you feeling pampered.12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Oak-leaf gilt mirror from Altfield Interiors HK$10,500
Gold-gilt candle snuffer modelled on the breast of Pauline Bonaparte from Heather & March HK$18,440
Lamp from Altfield Interiors HK$4,800
Pinnacle loveseat from OVO HK$14,740
Vases by Zaha Hadid from Alessi HK$3,800 each
Amber decanter from Tequila Kola HK$6806 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
Like vases, cushions and fruit bowls, clocks have often been an afterthought, with little consideration given to their design appeal. But a new crop of innovative timepieces created for the home is turning that thinking on its head. Brands are putting some of their best brains into making the merely functional wall clock a relic.20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Sterling silver photo frame by Tiffany & Co. HK$3,550
Il Diavolo decorative mask by Christofle HK$18,670
Cigar cutter with snakeskin trim by Davidoff HK$2,995
Mercury side table from G.O.D. HK$1,990
Marli wire fruit basket in stainless steel from Alessi HK$1,4505 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
Where? SimpleKonseptStore is on Jalan Lesmana, Bali's boutique-filled strip, near Seminyak Beach and the Ku De Ta restaurant.
Who? Ex-Prada designer Paola Zancanaro, founder of women's wear line Coquette and fellow Italian Mario Gierotto, designer of menswear line Nakal, launched the boutique in August.15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Who is he? A product designer from Britain who came to Hong Kong last year to establish the Office for Product Design with a friend from college. A graduate of the prestigious Glasgow School of Art, Boyd landed his first job at Alessi, where he worked with some of the biggest names in Italian design.14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
1. Bottega Veneta single bowl, HK$4,600, from Bottega Veneta, shop 212, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2973 0882.
2. Gaia & Gino, HK$920, from Lane Crawford Home Store, shop 126, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2118 3652.
3. Wetnoz Metro Duo Combo, HK$1,150 each, from The Doggeteer, 20 Mosque Junction, Central, tel: 2973 6133.16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
It's impossible not to take a shine to these funky objects that are both fun and functional. Coffee anyone?
Giabo kettle from I.D. HK$598
Artisan Kitchen Aid from Pan Handler HK$3,988
Jura coffee maker HK$11,480 and cups HK$1,000 each from Lane Crawford
Kenwood blender from Lane Crawford HK$1,9006 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
To add to any pint-sized models of classic chairs you may have, Alessi has come out with a collection called Miniature.25 May 2008 - 12:00am