'We never thought we would work together,' says product designer Erwan Bouroullec of his brother Ronan. But it's a good thing they did, as the duo have become coffee-table fodder and stars of the design world.Friday, 9 December, 2011, 12:00am
Designed in 1945 by Charles Eames, the Eames Elephant only recently went into production to celebrate Vitra's 100th anniversary. With only 1,000 pieces each in red-stained maple, each one comes with a collector's box and serial number. Available at www.eamesgallery.com6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
A chair is a very difficult object.
A skyscraper is almost easier.
That is why Chippendale is famous.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect12 May 2006 - 12:00am
Importer of high-end home products Pacific Decor (22/F, China Chem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2520 2122; www.pacificdecor.com) is still going strong 30 years after its inception. Its special of the month is the Tom Vac chair (below, $1,380 each including delivery) designed for Vitra by renowned architect Ron Arad.6 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
If you have an eye for a design classic and want a bargain to boot, Pacific Decor might be the answer to your prayers. The outlet is having a stock clearance sale with sought-after items such as Eames plastic chairs going for about $1,300 each. Its miniature models of classic chairs from the Vitra Design Museum are also on sale.18 Apr 2004 - 12:00am
1 George Nelson-inspired Marshmallow steel and leather miniature sofa, $3,999, by Vitra Design Museum at Aluminium (Capitol Plaza, 2 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 2546 5904; www.hk-aluminium.com). 2 Silmu cotton fabric, $299 a metre (145cm wide), by Fujiwo Ishimoto of Marimekko at Aluminium.14 Sep 2003 - 12:00am