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.Friday, 7 September, 2012, 11:01am
Furnishing your home could potentially cost a small fortune.
But if you plan wisely it is possible to mix high- and low-priced items that will give you a pulled-together look on a budget.15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Having identified a niche for design-oriented, good-quality sofas available at affordable prices in Hong Kong in 1999, Kelvin Ng and his wife Jane Tong established Giormani to provide 'one-stop-shop' custom-made sofa services.13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
When you live in a small Hong Kong apartment, room for visitors might be problematic, but that shouldn't lead you to rule it out altogether as there are a variety of guest bed options to consider.
These include day and trundle beds, wall beds, inflatable beds and sofa beds.22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
One of the most versatile pieces of furniture in the home is the Ottoman, or footstool.
And in space-starved flats, one can prove particularly useful - injecting comfort and added usefulness to a room.15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Inspired by the Western-style living room furniture of the 1950s/60s, Sorano has the design characteristics of slim and tight arms, extra tall legs, low back and squares on seats. The tufting effect, only on the seat tops, is a feature for those who are fond of detailed craftsmanship on sofas.
GIANO17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Did your favourite dining table arrive in Hong Kong with scratches or dents on the side? Or did the springs of your mother's antique sofa finally break?
If the warranty on your furniture has expired, there's no need to throw the piece away, as there are repair shops and freelance repairers in Hong Kong who can help fix the problem.16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
People being interviewed in their homes on the evening news always seem to sit on a green leather sofa.
If not green, then black. But why do people make a beeline in the furniture shop for the ubiquitous green leather sofa?12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Comfort is coming back - after all those years of people being lumbered with uncomfortable chairs and cold, stark rooms.6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
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; HK$1,388) and sofas (HK$6,988) have that grandma-chic look that should please homebodies who prefer curves to angles, and patterned rather than plain surfaces.27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
'How often do you need to buy a new couch once you've found one that suits you?' asks Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier. His rhetorical question highlights the raison d'etre of the fashion brand's furniture collection, which was created to accessorise interiors the way, he says, handbags can transform an outfit.25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
FURNITURE DESIGNERS - from Philippe Starck to Martin Visser - are taking functionality to the max, creating pieces that are not just visually striking but also offer a host of storage possibilities.21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
If you share your dwelling with an animal, or two or three, you probably want your companions to enjoy living with you, but not at the expense of style. Beds and chairs for pets can make design statements that include anything from classically tasteful to wildly extravagant.26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
Hong Kong has long been known as a shopper's paradise but, as more shopping mall clones are constructed across the city, this pastime has become something of a monotonous bore for residents.14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am
Little things As any small person knows big furniture can be uncomfortable. Recognising the dangers children face when forced to live with adult-sized sofas, chairs, desks and the like, Canadian firm Un Deux Trois!18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am