What rhymes with “long-weekend”? Redecorating. Maybe not in the literal sense, but as we near the middle of the year, with a month also plentiful in long weekends and national holidays, why not add a bit of new energy into your life by giving your space the revamp it needs? Whether you’re looking to create a clean-cut, modern space, flaunt your refined taste in aesthetics, or even add a whimsical touch to your abode, picking the right furniture could go a long way in setting the vibe of your home. From retro chic to dreamy British glamour, we’ve rounded up the four brands to eye in home decor this year. Make your home more dream-like with these new additions to your pad — and more importantly, give them a touch of you.
For the modern abode: Tom Dixon
Known for a sophisticated and sleek mastery of metallic colours and contemporary surfaces, Tom Dixon enters 2019 with a new collection of monochrome. With dominant tones of white, black and grey, and an emphasis on materiality, the line encompasses dining chairs, stool bars, lounge chairs, and a striking lighting collection. Tom Dixon’s signature metallic surfaces are still present, along with marble accents that add a flair of refinement to the space. Ideal for the modern urbanite with a taste for life’s finer things, you can’t really go wrong with the minimal, sleek designs. Even better yet, is that with the new collection comes a new concept, as Tom Dixon launches a new restaurant concept in Milan where eateries also serve as showrooms — think, a restaurant where everything is up for sale, furniture included. A soft opening was launched during Milan Design Week, where people got the chance to experience the furniture pieces first-hand in a live setting.
Explore the Tom Dixon collection exclusively at MOTIF. Showrooms are located on 4F, Central Embassy, and 3F, Erawan Bangkok. To find out more, visit motifartofliving.com.
For the retro-chic abode: Gubi
A rather new name in Thailand’s home decor scene, Norse Republics recently brought in the upscale Nordic brand last April. Chic and full of an old-meets-new world charm, Gubi’s line of products range from eccentric table lamps, to dapper lounge chairs, and brass light installations — all of which give off a sense of Nordic glamour. Refined and minimal, expect a seamless blend of classic Danish designs and cutting-edge styling. You have the simple forms, the pops of understated hues, but while each piece definitely add a fun twist to your space, all are far from gaudy. True to the Danish way, there is the feeling of intricacy — an attention to detail and a meticulously thought out approach that’s enough to make the furniture seem like individual works of art. Perfect for those looking to add a touch of edgy aesthetic to their space, and the artistically-inspired.
Explore the Gubi collection exclusively at the Norse Republics Showroom, located on Sukhumvit 49. To find out more, visit norserepublics.com.
For the understated luxury abode: Hermès
The name Hermès has always gone hand-in-hand with ultimate luxury — but luxurious doesn’t always have to mean flashy. Which is why for its 2019-20 home collection, Hermès decided to take things raw. With a focus on raw materiality, nature and cultural motifs, items in the line maintain the signature Hermès elegance, while staying true to the natural state of each material. From centerpieces made of bamboo to bowls exquisitely made from mahogany and leather, each of the products beckons a second look — all are more than what meets the eye. Ideal for the homeowner who defines luxury as quality and nuanced depth in meaning, here’s a home collection that is sure to add that extra flair to your space — all with a refined subtlety that makes us love Hermès.
To find out more about the Hermès Homes collection, visit hermes.com.
For the whimsical abode: Alexander & James
Having set foot in Thailand for the first time with its Bangkok flagship opening in February, Alexander & James brings with it whimsical British charm and signature velvet sofas. Adding a vibrant burst of colour to your space, here’s a home decor brand that fulfils an inner desire of being bold, of being dreamy, and of being unabashedly extravagant. Soft velvets, buttery leathers and an intricate attention to detail aside, the best part about Alexander & James is how it upholds comfort. Vintage styles, classic forms and adventurous hues are paired with an indulgent sense of comfort not easy to come by, making the brand a household name for those looking to add both opulence and quality to their home.Explore the Alexander & James collection at the Alexander & James flagship store, located on Sukhumvit 39. To find out more, visit alexanderandjamessofas.com.