Industrial Design

Designer comes up with the perfect fit - growing furniture for growing kids

"Books On Wheels" library carts

Eco-chic furniture store TREE has unveiled "Sand", its new collection for children.

Monday, 27 August, 2012, 7:04am

Asians return to roots in their living spaces

The La Cienega Design Quarter in Los Angeles is to home design what Rodeo Drive is to high-end fashion: a destination showcase for the most current and sophisticated offerings.

And at a recent three-day event created to shine the spotlight on this thriving design-led area, there was another emerging star: Asia.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Home decor goes through an industrial revolution

We've had shabby chic, minimalism, modernism, art deco and black and white as overarching design trends that have come and gone with all the mainstream saturation of catwalk trends.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

FACE of change

The interiors sector has never stopped reinventing itself, and one of its biggest exhibitions is the Milan Furniture Fair, or Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano. Last month's 51st edition, under the theme 'Milan, where else?' attracted more than 330,000 visitors from 160 countries.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I was intending to buy myself an Acca Kappa bath brush when I visited Kuala Lumpur last week but sadly Acca Kappa stores have disappeared from The Pavilion and KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre). Help!

The Brush Off, Central

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Affordable luxury

Offering affordable inspiration for elegant European living since opening in 1995, Sol y Luna has worked on the premise that you shouldn't have to pay extortionate prices to enjoy Europe's top interior design brands in your home. The furniture and lighting showroom on the 16th floor of Horizon Plaza is an amazing 2,000 sqft collection of some of the world's best craftsmanship.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

WINNING combination

The message from furniture makers is loud and clear - love your home, love the environment.

Contrary to what most people think, stylish design can go hand in hand with environmental protection. Furniture makers are adept at incorporating green concepts with production.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A wealth of ideas as The Space exhibits a British designer's thinking on China

When it rains, as they say, it pours; and we aren't just talking about the recent weather in Hong Kong. Locally-based British designer Michael Young's recent streak of productivity is dizzying - with the launch of a solo show, his first design book works in China and, last but not least, becoming a father.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Golden oldies making a comeback

The greats of Scandinavian modern furniture design have re-released a number of pieces that have become as popular now as they were during their heyday in the 1950s.

Susan Man, of Manks, says Scandinavian design represents simplicity at its finest.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Glamorous gadgets

Given how gizmos and gadgets are an integral part of people's lives, it was only a matter of time before designers turned their attention towards elevating the merely functional into high-design pieces worthy of their own spot on display shelves.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The 'wizards' who cut innovation down to size

For the millions of children who have become dependent on portable digital devices developed by Apple Inc, it is almost inconceivable that the company which was previously synonymous with portable devices was Sony from Japan. For a good part of two decades, Sony was the dominant brand name for portable devices, respected for innovative designs combining quality and practicality.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Japanese products make connections

Anything invented in Japan seems to strike a chord with Hongkongers. And so this year's Business of Design Week should prove to be a popular event.

The annual event of forums and exhibitions has established itself as one of the core events of the design world.

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Showcase of innovative ideas and creativity

As Asia's most influential event for design, innovation and brands, Business of Design Week (BODW) 2010 will once again bring the world's foremost luminaries to share their insights with audiences in Hong Kong.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Meeting the masters

BODW Forum, anchor event of Business of Design Week, is also known as the 'forum of masters'. A look at this year's line-up shows why.

The first plenary session next Thursday features luminaries Kigge Hvid, CEO of Index, Denmark, and Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Tips to help you glow with the flow

Designer Georgie Inglis (right), founder of Zeaki, offers these tips for achieving harmony through fung shui:

An uncluttered, personalised and organised space is essential. A room should 'feel peaceful as soon as you enter it'.

A spring clean is a fantastic cleanser. Do this at least twice a year to coincide with changes in season.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am