The design vibes have been cooking up in the past few months with rounds of guessing game for the who’s who list, and finally here comes the first ever International Design Furniture Fair Hong Kong (IDFFHK), which is set to keep an influx of design aficionados over the supposedly quiet August weekend, while highlights selected by the CoBo team include –
Text: CoBo Team
Photo Courtesy of IDFFHK
1. Alan Chan’s first furniture collection “SILKROAD”
Hong Kong design master Alan Chan premiered his first furniture – The “SILKROAD” Collection, where he blends the western culture and modern oriental aesthetics, among which the sleek design of “SILKROAD Collection” with its Asian touch were all handmade with dark walnut wood and solidly engineered with precise joinery work, milling, sanding and fine finish.
2. “Missing Seat Campaign”
This campaign is larger than design — IDFFHK held a silent auction for Children’s Cancer Foundation with 4 top designers’ creation of a seat for Paul Zimmerman’s “Missing Seats” Campaign, including Mr. Norman Chan, founder of BTR Workshop, Mr. Steve Leung, founder of Steve Leung Designers, Mr. Frank Leung, founder of via., Mr. William Lim, founder of CL3. The chairs are displayed in a bus stop backdrop in the fair.
3. Alno Kitchens – Alnoinox
A home is not a home if without a decent kitchen. If you’ve ever tried to crack the code of how to make a tasty dish, it can make your quest easier if you’re armed with a smart kitchen with quality kitchen cabinet and built-in appliances. The innovative steel kitchen cabinets pioneered by the German brand ALNO namely ALNOINOX represents the precision of steel demonstrates its best features. Touch and feel them, and you’d know.
4. Cassina – Philippe Starck with MyWorld
Cassina, in partnership with Anterra, debuts at the IDFFHK fair in a cultural dialogue to stimulate emotion. The “objets à réaction poétique”, in the words of Le Corbusier, are objects that have a strong evocative power. Objects that he loved to surround himself with as they evoke memories and provoke fantasies. With this suggestion in mind, in the year of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the LC Collection (Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand), Cassina’s proposals come to life in a home environment enclosed by concrete walls which take details from Le Corbusier’s most revolutionary architectures.
5. Zaha Hadid collectioin
The pieces by Zaha Hadid Collection showcased at IDFFHK are experimental, quicker to execute than the architecture projects and inspire viewer’s creativity on application, prompting an opportunity to express ideas in a different scale and through different media.
6. LALIQUE Maison
Founded in 1888, LALIQUE has been driving its launch of exclusive collaborations with luxury brands, artists and designers to create stunning objects and offers collections across five categories including crystal interior design and furniture items, making a high note of domestic elegance.
French haute crystal brand Baccarat is due to shine at the fair with its new sparkling Zenith Charleson Chandelier series. The Champagne-coloured chandeliers are inspired by the glamorous 1920s, whereas the special edition of Tuile de Cristal wall light by Arik Levy adds to the glitter. Note each piece in this series comes with a brand-new crystal combination, which you can redesign them to suit your taste and home interiors.