COM­ING OF AGE

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Check out these es­tab­lished names that are also com­mem­o­rat­ing mile­stones in their le­gacy.

AMAN­PURI 30 years

Aman Re­sorts got its start on the se­cluded and scenic west coast of Phuket. Since the first Aman­puri (San­skrit term mean­ing “place of peace”) was set up there, Aman has gone on to cre­ate 31 re­sorts, ho­tels and pri­vate res­i­dences, in 20 coun­tries.

Home&Decor is not alone in cel­e­brat­ing its birth­day. Check out these es­tab­lished names that are also com­mem­o­rat­ing sig­nif­i­cant mile­stones in their le­gacy.

KING LIV­ING 40 years

King Liv­ing may have been in Sin­ga­pore for only two years, but the Aus­tralian fur­ni­ture brand has been ply­ing its trade for a good 40 years. Sin­ga­pore­ans love its so­fas; some of the pop­u­lar pieces in­clude the Jasper mod­u­lar sofa and the King Boulevard sofa, which fea­ture gal­vanised steel frames for ul­ti­mate dura­bil­ity.

JANUS ET CIE 40 years

The lux­ury life­style brand that started out in Los An­ge­les in 1978 now boasts 19 flag­ship show­rooms across the world, in­clud­ing in Sin­ga­pore. An ex­pert in out­door fur­ni­ture, it has fur­nished spa­ces in the Ard­more Park con­do­minium and 1-Alti­tude Bar.

HANSGROHE SELECTA 50 years

The Selecta hand­held show­er­head is a true clas­sic, both in form and func­tion. Its Plex­i­glas han­dle is a re­fresh­ing look against the chrome plat­ing of the spray head and, when it was launched, that marked the first time that the in­ten­sity of spray could be ad­justed with a twist of the spray head.

DIP­TYQUE 50 years

Dip­tyque cel­e­brates the 50th an­niver­sary of L’Eau, the French per­fumer and lux­ury scented can­dle maker’s first eau de toi­lette. To com­mem­o­rate the oc­ca­sion, the brand rolled out two new scents cre­ated by Olivier Pescheux, Tempo and Fleur de Peau, that pay homage to their older sis­ter and the spirit of the ’60s.

AT­LAS SOUND & VI­SION 55 years

At­las Sound & Vi­sion started as a record li­brary along Mar­ket Street in 1963, and has since evolved into a re­tailer for pre­mium au­dio and visual sys­tems, with the fam­ily’s sec­ond gen­er­a­tion. Its con­cept store At­las Presents @ Mil­lenia Walk pro­vides cus­tomers the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the prod­ucts in a life­style set­ting.

VITRA CONE CHAIR 60 years

Shock­ingly rev­o­lu­tion­ary when re­vealed in 1958, the Cone chair (by Verner Pan­ton) was orig­i­nally de­signed to fur­nish Dan­ish restau­rant Kom-igen on the is­land of Funen, and to match its in­te­rior con­cept fea­tur­ing five shades of red.

ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI 100 years

The leg­endary Ital­ian de­signer would have turned 100 this year. He lives on in his prod­ucts which have since be­come icons, like the Arco floor lamp and Tarax­acum 88 sus­pen­sion light.

VILLEROY & BOCH 270 years

There aren’t many brands who can boast a his­tory span­ning nearly three cen­turies, but ce­ramic com­pany Villeroy & Boch are one of the rare ones that can. The Ger­man brand’s open se­cret to its longevity has been its art of up­dat­ing tra­di­tional el­e­ments with a con­tem­po­rary feel, re­sult­ing in har­mo­nious fu­sions.

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