Range roving

The Medici chairs





Friday, 2 November, 2012, 12:09am

Fitting designs for local households

Fitting designs for local households

At first glance, having furniture custom-made might seem an extravagance, but it's often the most sensible option for householders who have clear style preferences and restrictions on space.

7 Sep 2012 - 11:01am

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

Softly does it

Vigna chairs (HK$3,000) by Magis, available at Homeless

Ball Chair by XL Boom(

Prince Aha Stools by Philippe Starck (

Ceramic lattice stool (HK$1,290), available at Indigo Living

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Mad about the manly lines of 1960s interior worlds

There's little doubt that Mad Men has become a social phenomenon, influencing everything from the way men wear their suits to the way women style their hair. But perhaps its biggest influence has been its fetishising of 1960s interior design, especially mid-century modernism.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Buyers gain direct access to cutting-edge products

From surgical devices and health monitoring systems to sleep aids and biodegradable fabrics, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair offers buyers direct access to the most innovative products on the market.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

French connections

I'll admit that my love affair with France is due to me seeing the country through rose-tint- ed glasses - and by judiciously timing my visits so that I've always been there when the weather is good.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Good wood

It has been found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, the Chinese were using it 1,000 years ago and tsarist Russia made ample use of it. Despite that illustrious pedigree, in recent generations, plywood has acquired a somewhat commonplace reputation.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Athletes ready to roll on race day

A group of youngsters are overcoming their disabilities and gearing up for their first race at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon next month. Seven students from the Red Cross Princess Alexandra School in Lam Tin plan to make a strong showing in the three-kilometre wheelchair race.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Art decor

Mandy d'Abo's passion for art is on display throughout her 2,800 sq ft Stanley house, a veritable Aladdin's cave of contemporary art treasures.

Enormous, boldly coloured paintings jostle for space with smaller, intricate works amid myriad mind-boggling sculptures and installations.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Glam rockers

Think 'rocking chair' and the image that probably comes to mind is one of Granny under a crocheted blanket or a mother nursing a newborn. But a clutch of international designers is taking this most traditional of furniture pieces and making it hip and modern enough for any contemporary space.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Students take record bid lying down

They're uncomfortable, they're too small and they've been used at King George V School in Ho Man Tin for 45 years.

But yesterday the school found a novel way of saying farewell to its 1,500 old wooden chairs - by using them in a world record attempt.

They were set out in lines of 50 across the soccer pitch for an assault on the record for simultaneous planking.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Related news

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

Lasting Appeal

Contemporary design owes a lot to husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames. Furniture, accessories, films, books, textiles and buildings designed and produced by Eames are considered to be some of the most important contributions to the development of American modernism.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Outdoor furniture is in

If you plan on entertaining on your balcony or garden this summer, then cheap, dated plastic outdoor furniture just won't do. And there's more choice now than ever before.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am