5 Things You Should Know This Week: 14 February 2017

Just the latest news in interior design, architecture, and anything home and living to start your week off right

Updated on June 30, 2017 10:06 am

Cromly Editor


1. Dyson opens new Technology Centre in Singapore. In its bid to develop innovative and groundbreaking technology, Dyson has invested $587 million in its new Technology Centre in the heart of Singapore’s start-up community and next to the National University of Singapore. The new centre sports state-of-the-art facility that will support Dyson's efforts in artificial intelligence, robotics, vision systems, and bringing electronics and software together. James Dyson opened the doors yesterday in the presence of Minister for Trade and Industry, S. Iswaran.

“It is no coincidence that we are deepening our investment in Singapore to achieve our technology ambitions. Right here, some of the world’s brightest minds are working on artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, fluid dynamics, vision systems to bring hardware, electronics and software together," said Dyson. "Good software allows Dyson products to actually improve over time and gives them intelligence to understand and respond to their environment."

Dr. Beh Swan Gin, chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board, said: “We are pleased that Dyson is expanding and deepening its presence to Singapore. With its focus on connected technology and intelligent machines, Dyson’s Singapore Technology Centre will create exciting jobs in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and software development. This will in turn, inspire young Singaporeans about the transformational possibilities of engineering, and support our drive to build an innovation-led economy.”

2. Häfele Singapore unveils revamped showroom. The leading manufacturer of high quality fittings, smart hardware technologies, and locking systems recently presented its revamped 4,000-square-feet showroom that showcases a range of home solutions, including modern kitchen and wardrobe concepts that represent Häfele’s “Ideas for Living” philosophy of functionality, comfort, and satisfaction in the ideal home. The showroom is divided into three key zones: Inspiration, which shows the best use of space and Häfele’s concept of “More Life Per Square Metre”; Innovation, which integrates the latest technology and innovations with design; and Communication, where Häfele’s trained staff work with clients to make their dream home or work space a reality.

3. King Living introduces the Reo Sofa. Looking for a comfortable high back sofa? Head down to the King Living store and ask for the Reo, which was first introduced in the Singapore market. From the classic low profile sofa, it can be converted into a high back one by adjusting the head support for that extra length when you need it. The Reo sofa also has smart features including an optional platform table. Read more about it here.

4. Bosch launches the new Bosch Downdraft Stainless Steel Hood. Small kitchen? You can still have kitchen ventilation courtesy of this new Bosch product: a concealable and compact hood that rises from behind your cooktop instead of hanging overhead. It's space saving—it only appears when you need it and sits back discreetly on your cooktop when not in use. The Bosch Downdraft Stainless Steel Hood is also the ideal ventilation alternative for homeowners who desire an uncluttered cooking workspace. Check out its many features here.

The new Bosch Downdraft Stainless Steel Hood ($4,699) is now available exclusively at the Bosch Experience Centre: 11 Bishan Street 21, Level 4, Singapore 573943.

5. B&O PLAY introduces the Beoplay H4. Designed by Danish Jakob Wagner, the Beoplay H4 sports clean and contemporary features, with emphasis on pure materials, pure design, and pure sound. It's stylish to carry around, what with features such as lambskin, braided textile, and aluminium all wrapped in a minimalist design. Impressed yet? Find out more about it here.

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