Artistic endeavours to brighten up homes

By Leung Pui Yee(China Daily Asia)
Updated: 2017-05-23 09:15:36

Silo Clock [Photo/Courtesy of Poetic Lab]

Silo Clock

See it not merely as a clock, but a kinetic sculpture that tells the passage of time. With its name coming from the sound of the word “silhouette”, Silo captures the moments through a poetic display, evoking a changing shape that’s formed by thin-lined hour and minute hands as time goes by. (Poetic Lab, poetic-lab.com)

Immersed Birds [Photo/Courtesy of Moisés Hernández]

Immersed Birds

Inspired by the saturated colours of bird feathers, Mexican designer Moisés Hernández has chosen to mimic the plumage of toucan, hummingbird and Mexican quetzal with overlaying hues. The wooden Immersed Birds collection includes three unique bird designs with distinct personalities. Both the amount of colours and the way sections cross each other depend on the time and position the wood is plunged. (Moisés Hernández, moises-hernandez.com)

Facet Pendant [Photo/Courtesy of Tom Kirk Lighting]

Facet Pendant

Whether standing solo or as part of a larger installation, this cutting-edge lighting decoration from Tom Kirk comes in a range of mirror-polished looks: stainless steel, gold, black nickel, satin bronze and satin gold. The internal finish is polished the same way as the external finish. (Tom Kirk Lighting, tomkirk.com)

Two-Tone Vase [Photo/Courtesy of House Doctor]

Two-Tone Vase

This charming Scandinavian two-tone vase from House Doctor remains stylish in timeless blue and gold shades, made with a delicate glass body and a firm brass base. With an evenly moulded shape forming a simple silhouette, this is an effortlessly chic item for any home. (House Doctor, en.housedoctor.dk)

Butterfly Ginkgo Candleholders [Photo/Courtesy of Michael Aram]

Butterfly Ginkgo Candleholders

Emerging from designer Michael Aram's fascination with the ginkgo biloba (or butterfly ginkgo) tree, on which the double leaves look like butterfly wings, this candleholder collection ups the fantasia factor. Delicately handcrafted in natural bronze and nickel plate, it'll be sure to raise the luxurious aura in your home. (Michael Aram, michaelaram.com)

Swan Bowl [Photo/Courtesy of L'Objet]

Swan Bowl

Making a powerful statement bowl for any feast, this large swan bowl combines detailed 19th-century porcelain inspiration and modern design grace, handcrafted with Limoges porcelain and decorated in 24K gold. Also available in black or white. (L'Objet, l-objet.com)

Agave Cabinet [Photo/Courtesy of Esrawe Studio]

Agave Cabinet

Reflecting the process of making mescal, Mexican designer Héctor Esrawe created the Agave Cabinet to pay homage to the traditional Mexican liquor. In addition to its engraved presentation in black wood and brass, a series of porcelain bottles, cups and small trays are also available. (Esrawe Studio, esrawe.com)

Strongman Nutcracker [Photo/Courtesy of Alessi]

Strongman Nutcracker

The Strongman Nutcracker from Italian designer Marcel Wanders' limited edition Circus collection for Alessi brings festivity, fun and functionality to your kitchen. The little guy's name is Marcello – and he claims to be the world's strongest man. (Alessi, alessi.com)

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Pennini Paper Basket

Milan-based decorative fashion and accessory brand Fornasetti presents this luxury paper basket – with the designer's omnipresent whimsy, humour and eye for style. Using lithographic printing techniques, it’s been created with realistic graphics and meticulous details in vivid colours. (Fornasetti, fornasetti.com)

Atlantico [Photo/Courtesy of Porcel]

Atlantico

Honouring the heritage of Portuguese porcelain artisanry, the Atlantico collection from Porcel delivers a strong oceanic vibe, often identified with the country, in its dinner, tea and coffee sets. The deep-blue colour and liberal teardrop patterns remind one of a rainy day by the sea. (Porcel, porcel.com)

Mustang P51 [Photo/Courtesy of Authentic Models]

Mustang P51

Dubbed "the most aerodynamically perfect pursuit plane in existence" in 1944, the P51 Mustang was the first US-built fighter in action after the fall of France. The scale model features a fully detailed cockpit with sliding cover and retractable main wheels. Measuring 26 x 29.5 x 10", it's hand-built in aluminium with a silver polish. (Authentic Models, authenticmodels.com)

Brew Cafetiere [Photo/Courtesy of Tom Dixon]
Brew Cafetiere

Get yourself a proper cup of coffee with this sleek and sturdy copper cafetiere by Tom Dixon. With a futuristic look from its high-shine copper finish, it's double-walled and has a volume of 750ml. (Tom Dixon, tomdixon.net)

Head Trip Byron [Photo/Courtesy of Kelly Wearstler]

Head Trip Byron

This one-eyed punk rocker named Byron is a one-of-a-kind decorative sculpture bearing designer Kelly Wearstler's signature at the base. Handcrafted in Los Angeles, it features lapis, bronze spikes and a pyrite eye bezel in 18K gold. (Kelly Wearstler, kellywearstler.com)

Ida Variation #5 Tray [Photo/Courtesy of Ibride]

Ida Variation #5 Tray

Featuring a woman's portrait that's been obscured in a modern artistic fashion, this made-in-France rectangular tray by Ibride will be a piece that you'll proudly take out for all sorts of meals. It's made of medium-density fibreboard and is suitable for the dishwasher. (Ibride, ibride.fr)

Knot Cushion [Photo/Courtesy of Design House Stockholm]

Knot Cushion

The Knot Cushion's prototype stemmed from Icelandic product designer Ragnheiður Ösp Sigurðardóttir's question of how to deal with a teddy bear's long legs in another project. The cushions use different types of knots from the influential 1944 encyclopaedia The Ashley Book of Knots. (Design House Stockholm, designhousestockholm.com)

Iris Floor Lamp [Photo/Courtesy of Dix Heures Dix]

Iris Floor Lamp

Designed by French designer Fabrice Berrux, the Iris Floor Lamp is endowed with white ribbon and high-powered LED lighting. As tranquil attribute as she is, Iris is sure to be your soulmate during evening reading time. (Dix Heures Dix, dixheuresdix.com)

Trapezium [Photo/Courtesy of Eichholtz]

Trapezium

Indulge yourself under the sea in the Trapezium armchair from Eichholtz. With its deep turquoise velvet finish and fine brass legs, you and your guests may be reminded of the fairy tale of the little mermaid, perched atop her shell. (Eichholtz, eichholtz.com)

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