Great article in the SMCP Post magazine on Kids furniture in Hong Kong
Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva sums up her 5 favourite pieces of kids furniture. Not limited by any budget, she selected breathtaking furniture pieces from Eames to Magis, these products show you that just because it’s for children doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Exclusivity seems to be the high on the selection criteria. We are delighted that Cristina selected our Mini Egg Chair in the exclusive range of 5 kids furniture seating. The Egg Chair mini with a price tag of only HK$ 2,390 is clearly setting itself apart from the rest.Egg Chair mini.
Harry Rocking Stool | HK$ 12,000
Bambi Stool | US$ 375
Mico | HK$ 2,400
Eames Elephant | HK$ 2,100
Mini Egg Chair | HK$ 2,390
Please read the full article on the SCMP website: http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/design-interiors/article/1995990/fun-whimsical-furniture-hong-kong-kids-home
A Hong Kong flat where the kitchen takes centre stage
Two avid cooks have defied Hong Kong interior norms by designing their Mid-Levels apartment around a wonderful gas stove
"We love to cook," says Morgaine. "We do it four or five times a week and it's always a massive spread."
The couple grew up in Connecticut, in the United States, but didn't meet until both were living in Hong Kong (Morgaine works in fashion and Paul in transport). Eight years ago, they had been dating for only a month when Paul decided to buy a flat in a 1960s building. He was living in a high-rise housing estate and was looking for something a little more intimate.
"I couldn't stomach the idea of a big, flashy lobby, and I wanted to live in a real neighbourhood," he says.
With the help of Morgaine, he found what he was looking for in a low-key corner of Mid-Levels.
The 1,137 sq ft apartment needed work, but when the dust finally settled on their first renovation, the McGees weren't entirely satisfied with the result. The kitchen had been squeezed into a narrow slither at the rear of the apartment, which made for some cosy evenings with guests. Two years ago, however, the couple decided to redo the flat and enlisted the help of a friend, architect Cameron Hestler.
This time it was a success.
The pendant light (HK$3,500) came from Indigo Living. The sterling-silver fish on the wall was made by California-based artist Ruth Wright. The Trust floor tiles, by Atlas Concorde, were sourced through Pacific Gallery (159 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2827 9918) years ago.
The full story you find on the SCMP Post Magazine website
Want to update a piece of furniture, without spending a lot? Try reupholstering, with these secrets to success.
Start by using a seam-ripper to remove the old fabric to make the job easier on your hands.
If the cushioning has seen better days, add an extra layer of polyfibre fill and cover with quilt bedding for a cushy uniform seat. When adding fabric rather than stapling one entire side, insert a staple on one side, pull the fabric tight and than move to the opposite side and insert a staple directly opposite the previous one. When it come to corners folding edges neatly and uniformly is key to a polished look. To create a clean vertical pleat, cut a nudge in the fabric, fold over the raw edge of the fabric of the bottom and tuck the side around the leg, now staple it to place. Now fold over the raw edge of the other side, and lay over the piece you just stapled. Cut a small slit on the edge of the fabric, use a butter knife to tuck in excess fabric, this will create a nice vertical pleat in the corners.
A cardboard strip will help create a clean edges on the banking piece. When piecing together fabric, make sure your pattern is aligned, check it as you are stapling.
A metal tag strip will also help to create a clean finished edge, place the tag strip on the very edge of your fabric, with the tags going through the front of the fabric, fold the fabric over, and pound the strip into place.
Follow these easy tips and tricks and your old furniture will look like new!
Enter the world of minimalistic, simple Scandinavian designer furniture. Scandinavia is known for its beautiful environment, endless forests, lakes, beaches and beautiful people. No wonder Scandinavian furniture designers are using natural element in their furniture designs. It will give character to the furniture. Given our immense density and tight floor spaces in Hong Kong, it does make sense to bring in tranquil Scandinavian elements into our interior design plan. We have created a short introduction photo of our latest range of Scandinavian designer furniture. On the sofa, we used natural fabrics in soft, calm colour tone. The sofas are being matched with easy to use, coffee tables, finished with some retro style art on the wall and easy going carpets.
For more Scandinavian designer furniture, please visit our website: www.SofaSale.com.hk
Today Cathay Pacific announced a major restructuring and will find ways to make around 600 Hong Kong hardworking staff redundant from its head office, in the biggest round of job cuts by Hong Kong’s flagship carrier in 20 years. The local economy is facing a challenging time, at the moment, given the economic uncertainties many large corporations focus on cost cutting and restructuring. In general this means 2 things for the staff of those companies: 1) Stress due to career uncertainties. 2) Long working days, since the same amount of work needs to be done with less staff. In order to service in this kind of harsh business climate, it is off utmost importance to keep the mind fresh and recharged day in, day out.
After a long day of work, coming home, you need to create the right environment to slow down, let go, and recharge. Do invest in this daily 1-2 hr down time, the more comfortable your furniture set up, this easier it will be to relax and wind down. At SofaSale we understand the importance of this moment, so we designed a range of relax furniture, which can be added into your living-room set up and complement our lounge sofa. Do note that an investment in creating the perfect downtime for your body and mind, will definitely pay-out in the long run. Keep in mind, in today harsh business environment, the corporates will need to make selections in their key staff. Better make sure you are the energetic workforce they want to keep, at every expense!
Below an overview our range of relax chairs to recharge the body and mind.
At SofaSale we make and sell furniture that applies thoughtful design, quality materials and time-honoured craftsmanship. Each piece is handmade by a team of expert makers: craftspeople, woodworkers & artisans. The level of detail in unbelievable, and sets new standards in the furniture industry.
We look forward to bringing the wonder of beautiful designer furniture into your home.
We would like to demonstrate a few unique dining chairs, which are currently on special promotion.
The combination curved metal frame with ABS curved to the human body is unique, stylish, comfortable and durable. This chair used in many bars and restaurants aroudn the world and is now seen more and more in the private dining rooms at home.
For more dining chair you may review the video below:
Having a bar or an island in the kitchen is pretty much a must. It’s a very functional thing to have, plus it gives you the opportunity to incorporate bar stools in your design and they’re one of those elements that elevate the style in a room. There are numerous types of bar stools you can choose from and the decision has to be based on the overall style of the décor. So let’s focus on the Oriental BarStool.
The idea behind the Oriental High Stool-collection has been to develop a chair with conspicuous simplicity. A chair which works just as well around the dining table as around a conference table, in a canteen or at the office. The ambition of designer Lesley Too has been to reach a higher level in the combination of form, function, comfort, detail and aesthetics.
Universal, timeless and ultra comfortable, the Oriental High Stool consists of a large shell in of curved poly wood and thick leather seating cushion. Feet and base in powder coated steel form the natural extension of the seat. Tilt, curves or variations in thickness: the seat is designed in every detail to fit perfectly the body and provide optimum comfort.
Interested to learn more, please visit the SofaSale website here.
Such is the iconic status of the Barcelona chair that it has its own page in the Barcelona Yellow Pages. Not only that but it is one of the oldest modern classics still around. It was designed in 1929 for the Spanish Royal Family by the German designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Mies (as he is commonly known) is regarded as a pioneer of modern furniture. His style was deceptively simple with clean lines and he used modern materials such as stainless steel and plate glass in his buildings, which he referred to as "skin and bones" architecture.
Born Ludwig Mies, he added the van der and his mother's maiden name, Rohe, perhaps to hide his humble roots as a tradesman's son, who began his career in his father's stone-carving shop, and had no formal training.這是巴塞羅那標誌性地位的椅子，它在巴塞羅那黃頁上有自己的頁面。 不僅如此，它是最古老的現代經典之一。 它是1929年德國設計師Ludwig Mies van der Rohe為西班牙皇室設計的。 Mies眾所周知的被認為是現代家具的先驅。 他的風格是簡潔的線條，他使用現代材料，如不銹鋼和玻璃在他的建築上，他稱之為“皮膚和骨頭”的建築。 Born Ludwig Mies，他補充了van der和他母親的婚前名字Rohe，他隱藏自己是一個石匠的兒子，他在父親的石雕店開始他的職業生涯，沒有正規的訓練。
He came up with a set of pioneering designs in the search for a style that would be suitable for the modern industrial age. While many of his ideas remained unbuilt, in 1929 he was asked to design the German Pavilion for the Barcelona Exposition. As part of his design (a replica of which stands on the site today), he made two chairs for King Alfonso XIII and his wife, Ena, in case they required a rest while visiting. According to the aforementioned Yellow Pages, Mies drew his inspiration from an Egyptian folding chair and a Roman folding stool. It was supposed to bring to mind a throne. Unfortunately the royal couple never sat in the pavilion.
他在尋找適合現代工業風格途中想出了一套開創性的設計。 雖然他的許多想法仍然沒有實踐，在1929年，他被要求為巴塞羅那博覽會設計德國館。 作為他的設計的一部分（今天在網站上的副本），他為國王阿方索十三和他的妻子Ena做了兩把椅子。 根據前面提到的黃頁，Mies從埃及折疊椅和羅馬折疊凳引出了他的靈感。 它應該是一個寶座。 不幸的是，皇家夫婦從來沒有坐在椅子上。
The following year, he was appointed director of the Bauhaus school until 1933, when it was shut by the Nazis. Four years later he moved to the United States and eventually became an American citizen. He designed several high-rise buildings there, from the Chicago twin towers to the Seagram in New York. He was also asked to design the new national gallery for Berlin, and while he visited several times during its construction he never went back to live in Germany.
第二年，他被任命為包豪斯學校的導演，直到1933年，當它被納粹關閉。 四年後，他搬到美國，最終成為美國公民。 他在那裡設計了幾個高層建築，從芝加哥雙塔到紐約的Seagram。 他還被要求為柏林設計新的國家畫廊，雖然他在建設期間訪問過幾次，他從來沒有回到過德國。
In 1950, Mies redesigned his old Barcelona chair using modern techniques which allowed the frame to be moulded from a single piece of stainless steel rather than being bolted together. The original pigskin seat was replaced with cow leather.
The chair was taken up by Knoll, who still produce it to this day.
While it is a mass-produced item, the upholstery consists of 40 individual panels from a single hide, so it has the qualities of a hand-made piece, which is now selling at HK$ 4,990.
More information you'll find on the SofaSale website.
A hanging chair is an unbelievably relaxing piece of furniture, it’s perfect for your garden or patio. You can swing, read, watch nature or just take a nap in the warm summer breeze. Designers create original pieces, beautiful and comfortable, that would make an accent in your garden. Usual hanging or hanging on a metal base – choose up to your patio design.
Above the Munich Outdoor Hanging Chair, retailing now for: HK$ 3,590
Hanging chairs are a luxury. The feeling of weightlessness is stress-relieving like a hammock, but nurturing like a daybed. It’s cute and delicate yet all the while fun and enchanting. I’ve seen them used inside of nursery rooms and also used as focal points of feminine designs. The wicker weave makes the chairs breathable so air passes through the chair and cools your back, perfect for days under the sun in the backyard.
Above the Berlin Outdoor Hanging Chair, retailing now for: HK$ 2,590
The beloved Barcelona Chair comes in all sorts and colours. A rather controversial type is the Barcelona Chair cowhide. This beautiful cowhide edition adds a unique twist to every interior, with identical dimension to the original design, this chair is the perfect reproduction, and remains stylish and elegant in the years to come.
The Barcelona Chair in cowhide inspired by the design of Mies van der Rohe offers the same famous scissor base design as our other Barcelona lounge chairs.
The upholstery used for the loveseat is a soft cow hide leather, which provides you comfort and lasting quality. Each leather square is hand stitched with raised piping to prevent curling. Our cushions are layered using three types of highly resilient foam to provide the perfect comfort and support.
More details on our SofaSale website.