In­ter­views

Singapore Tatler Homes - - APR/MAY ISSUE -

Key in­sights from Ed­uardo Cosentino, Car­los Fe­ria and Pa­tri­cia Serra San­tos, An­drea Molteni and Thomas Tham

Lead­ing in­te­rior de­sign firm De­sign In­ter­ven­tion de­buts its cus­tom-made Sig­na­ture Se­ries of fur­ni­ture for home­own­ers who de­sire a truly unique abode

While Her­man Miller so­fas and Kartell chairs im­press with their dis­tinct forms, the true hall­mark of luxury lies not in the weight of a brand, but the domain of ex­clu­siv­ity. In this age of glob­al­i­sa­tion, em­bark­ing on a quest to carve out a unique abode has proven to be a greater chal­lenge than ever. To this end, award-win­ning in­te­rior de­sign firm De­sign In­ter­ven­tion has found an el­e­gant so­lu­tion to a buck sea of ho­mo­gene­ity – a beau­ti­ful suite of fur­ni­ture de­signed by the firm to lend a stamp of orig­i­nal­ity to any home. Given the firm’s com­mit­ment to help­ing home­own­ers per­son­alise their living spa­ces, this segue into fur­ni­ture de­sign doesn’t come as a sur­prise. We’ve rounded up 10 key de­signs from the 28-piece Sig­na­ture Se­ries col­lec­tion that’s worth more than a sec­ond look.

CLUNY PARK CON­SOLE

Less is more when it comes to this strik­ing cre­ation. Be­gin­ning with a sim­ple rec­tan­gu­lar body clad with a steel mir­ror fin­ish, the geo­met­ric form of this con­sole is fur­ther ex­tended by the use of three-di­men­sional pat­terns on its out­ward-fac­ing planes. Sleek, stylish, and suave – what’s not to love?

DRAGON RUG

For­get Persian car­pets. This vi­brant wool and vis­cose rug adds a touch of Chi­nois­erie chic to the living room. Bold, bright colours im­bue such clas­si­cal ori­en­tal mo­tifs as dragons and pe­onies a dis­tinctly 21st cen­tury sheen.

IN­FIN­ITY SIDE TA­BLE

This lin­ear yet sin­u­ous side ta­ble proves that the col­lec­tive swirl of gold, sil­ver, and sha­green is truly big­ger than the sum of its parts. Its strik­ing form adds an in­ter­est­ing ac­cent to a min­i­mal­ist bed­room.

GATSBY CHAIR

F. Scott Fitzger­ald’s The Great Gatsby cel­e­brated a world given to plea­sure and ex­cess. Like­wise, th­ese high-backed chairs echo the glam­our and ex­trav­a­gance of the roar­ing ‘20s. Its slim frame al­lows it to sit flushed against the wall of a cor­ri­dor or hall­way.

CATHERINE LEATHER POUFS

Th­ese ver­sa­tile leather pouffs are firm enough to be used as a ta­ble but soft enough to serve as a stool. When you’re en­ter­tain­ing larger groups of guests, they can be sep­a­rated to func­tion as stylish stools. Oth­er­wise, their oc­tag­o­nal form al­lows you to merge them, hon­ey­comb style, to form a gen­er­ous cof­fee ta­ble.

CAN­TON SOFA

Tired of see­ing ev­ery man cave an­chored with a leather Ch­ester­field sofa? De­sign In­ter­ven­tion’s clever take on the Ch­ester­field sofa sees a tai­lored but­ton­ing de­tail that adds a play­ful twist to the clas­sic de­sign. In con­trast to the sofa’s white body, the legs are fin­ished in glossy black ac­cented with gold de­tail­ing – Chi­nois­erie touches rem­i­nis­cent of ori­en­tal lac­quer ware.

SEN­TOSA COF­FEE TA­BLE

With vary­ing lev­els, the form of this cof­fee ta­ble calls for more than just a cur­sory glance. The ter­raced na­ture of this gen­er­ous ta­ble also dou­bles up as a dis­play for dé­cor items. Per­son­alise it with your favourite knick-knacks or leave it bare for a sleek, pared down look.

DETENDEZ CHAIR

Detendez means ‘re­lax’ in French and this plush chair in­vites you to do just that. De­signed with a deep re­cline, you need only to lie back, prop your feet on the match­ing stool, and un­wind with a good book in hand. The slip cover-like ef­fect of the trop­i­cal-in­spired fab­ric gives the chair a re­laxed, un­struc­tured feel.

CUR­VA­TURE LAMP

Sin­u­ous bands of steel en­twine to form a fish­tail col­umn that rises to sup­port a sleek steel shade. This time­less, clas­sic piece is evoca­tive of the Art Deco era, deftly plant­ing one foot in the past while step­ping for­ward into the fu­ture. While it would work per­fectly in a min­i­mal­ist space, its lu­mi­nous qual­ity al­lows it to give sense of light­ness and space to any room.

LEGO TA­BLE

In­spired by the Lego build­ing blocks we’ve played with as a child, this grown-up take on the nos­tal­gic toy builds upon the geo­met­ric lines of Lego, clev­erly soft­en­ing it with grad­u­at­ing tex­tu­ral tones to ex­ude a sense of warmth. The pil­lar sup­port­ing the ta­ble top takes cen­tre stage here, ris­ing in an al­most hap­haz­ard fash­ion be­fore find­ing its own equi­lib­rium.

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