Seats with a View exhibition shines fresh light on chairs

James Law's Cybertecture Love Seat

Glowing a cool blue, the Cybertecture Love Seat is no ordinary bench. Sit down with a friend and the light becomes violet. Nudge closer together and the bench cycles through yellow and orange before finally reaching crimson red.

Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 4:43am

Raising the roof

As Jane Straley prepares for an event on the roof of her 2,400 sq ft apartment in Repulse Bay, what's usually indoors has been moved outdoors.

Straley has transformed the area using not just garden furniture but items usually more suited to the living room, such as wool rugs and works of art. The effect is dramatic.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Out of the woods

Hay About a Chair (HK$2,680), available at Homeless

Studio Domo Chopsticks Wardrobe (HK$2,210), available at Zixag

Benchmark Low Armless Chair (HK$25,000), available at Lane Crawford

Carl Hansen CH28 Chair (HK$30,060), available at Manks

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Milan fair sets scene for design dragon to roar

Anyone walking into the showroom of Italian furniture maker Moroso in the centre of Milan, Italy, during this year's furniture fair that ended on Sunday, was greeted by a monolithic red sofa in the centre of the space surrounded by a series of folding screen partitions adorned with simple and black abstract calligraphy work.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Green zone

Upon entering Elena Kwok's Mid-Levels apartment, the eye is immediately drawn to an intricate hand-carved pattern of a tree on a partition screen.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Don't forget triceps

This week, we will learn two workouts for the triceps - the chair dip and the seated triceps extension.

Chair Dip

Step One

Place a chair behind you and hold on to it as illustrated. Keep your feet flat on the floor, and bend your knees.

Step Two

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Go green

Watch this space

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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Vegetal Chair and Algues for Vitra

The brothers worked for four years to create this universal chair. With contours borrowed from nature, it features flat branch structures woven in three levels to form a slightly irregular seating shell. On the underside, the chair is stabilised by ribs that grow out of the supportive legs.

Clouds for Kvadrat

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

CHAIR lift

Massage chairs used to look like, well, massage chairs, with massive pieces of equipment that resembled a dentist chair. Nowadays you can hardly tell a massage chair from an armchair or a sofa.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Retro vision inspires look

Since 1979, Indigo Living has been one of Hong Kong's leading destinations for fashionable furnishings and home accessories. This year, the company has expanded its inventory and opened a dedicated Indigo Kids outlet on the 18th floor of Horizon Plaza - a 2,000 sqft showroom of fun, functional furniture catering to youngsters of all ages, from tiny tots to teens.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Children's chairs

Something for everyone

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Inside out

A large patio may be out of reach for many in Hong Kong but that doesn't mean the backyard-living vibe can't be created indoors.

A trend has emerged for furniture that looks like it can be used inside as well as out, from chairs inspired by fish scales to bright bench seats with imaginative cut- outs and indoor lighting inspired by stones.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Crush on you

Those who like their interiors pristine and orderly may not be enthusiastic about a current trend: overly crumpled fabrics.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Moving Day

Chrissie and Jimmy are colleagues. Last Thursday they had a day off work because each of them was moving to a new home. On Friday morning, they had this conversation. Listen carefully and fill in the two fact sheets about what you hear.


1 How was the move? ........................

2 The removal men arrived at ......... hrs.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

What would you do with 10 shoelaces, a chair and 20 roses?

Karen Allisa Napoles, 18, Delia Memorial School Broadway

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am