Green Energy Design


Wing Tai teamed up with Baccarat to hold an exhibition of the French crystal manufacturer's works at Forfar. More than 700 guests were able to appreciate about 40 pieces worth more than HK$3.5 million at the event organised by SCMP Marketing Services.

Friday, 11 November, 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 8626

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


What: Marie Coquine floor lamp. Why: Philippe Starck designed this Mary Poppins-meets-Raging Bull chandelier for Baccarat: at one end, under an ivory umbrella, are 12 graceful lights; at the other is a camel-leather punch bag, which acts as a counterweight; in the middle, supporting the two, is a photographic stand. The contrast could not be more Starck. Price: HK$328,000.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Chandelier showroom says Hong Kong makes light work of its star's late arrival

Guests arrived on time for the opening cocktail of the Baccarat chandelier showroom in Causeway Bay's Cubus mall yesterday, to find staff still setting up the stage to unveil the event's centrepiece - a chandelier created by French designer Philippe Starck.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Starck - Taschen 25 - Special Edition

Starck - Taschen 25 - Special Edition edited by Mae Cooper et al Taschen HK$117

As a child, Philippe Starck spent hours under his father's drawing boards, cutting, gluing, dismantling objects and learning how they were made. Today the 62-year-old Frenchman is one of the world's most celebrated designers, boasting a career that spans more than 40 years.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

G spot

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Agenda - city

Paradise found

3 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


Where? This concept store is in downtown Rome, in the Campo Marzio district - a historical site by the banks of the Tiber River. The area is dotted with ancient palazzos, sculptures and piazzas as well as trendy bars, cafes and shops.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Completely Starck-ers

Renowned designer Philippe Starck has brought his talent to the table for the second time with sportswear label Puma. This design sequel has brought about a collection of ultra-sleek bodywear cheekily named Starck Naked. Crafted from skin-tight seamless Lycra, the collection consists of nine styles for men and women in subdued colours such as off-white and pale charcoal.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Paul Chan

Interior and furniture designer

The founder of Paul Design in Cheung Sha Wan is a DIY enthusiast: he designed every piece of furniture in his home. A keen recycler, Paul Chan takes old materials and gives them a new lease of life.

Favourite homeware store

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

coffee table

Japanophile Alex Kerr is well known for his insightful books Lost Japan and Dogs and Demons. But the American art collector and calligrapher is important for a different reason: his efforts to preserve traditional Japanese machiya (townhouses) by acquiring and restoring them.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Johnny Wong

Wales-born interior designer Johnny Wong, 32, says there's no such thing as an original design. 'Design is all about evolution. You produce a new piece, but it's not really original. You always have to take it from something else.' Which is why his company is called Fak3, a play on the word fake with a reversed 'E'.

Favourite furniture shop

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Aluminium chairs

Aluminium chairs tie into everything that's current in interiors. They convey a nostalgic sensibility while being resoundingly modern. They're also environmentally friendly and built to last - buy one and chances are it will still be in the family three generations hence.

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Take a Seat

Eight chairs to make you sit up and take notice.

Slatted with high back from Armani Casa $6,600

Scholar style from ltfield Gallery $18,800

Fong from OVO $3,450

Lounger from Simply Sofa $8,110

Louis Ghost by Philippe Starck from Dentro $2,500

Wood and chrome by Nastro from Mod $14,500

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Local talent adds minimalist touch

If checking out the work of one of Hong Kong's hippest young designers over a plate of affordable delicacies sounds good to you, head to Y's Asian Bistro, in JIA, the city's first boutique hotel.

The hotel's interior was designed by the world famous Philippe Starck, except for the two restaurants - canteen-style Y's and the stylish OPIA - which were handed to Andre Fu.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am