Keeping it in the family

'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

Tusk ahead

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

6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Please be seated

A chair is a very difficult object.

A skyscraper is almost easier.

That is why Chippendale is famous.

- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect

12 May 2006 - 12:00am

Seat of honour

Importer of high-end home products Pacific Decor (22/F, China Chem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2520 2122; 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

Red-dot specials

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

Going dotty ...

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; 2 Silmu cotton fabric, $299 a metre (145cm wide), by Fujiwo Ishimoto of Marimekko at Aluminium.

14 Sep 2003 - 12:00am