5 Things You Should Know This Week: 05 September 2016

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

Updated on June 22, 2017 8:06 am

Jerni Camposano

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1. Bang & Olufsen introduces new products. Aiming to offer products that afford homeowners flexible living, Bang & Olufsen recently launched its new range of wireless speakers (BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2) and 4K Ultra HD televisions (BeoVision 14 and BeoVision Horizon). The brand's wireless speakers were designed with convenience and mobility in mind, as you can use, connect, and park them literally everywhere in your homeā€”and they deliver an impressive 360-degree sound experience!

The BeoSound 1 is the more lightweight and portable option as it has battery-driven feature so you can take it anywhere.

The BeoSound2, however, needs a power connection but promises excellent sound with great clarity and distinction.

BeoVision 14 is a stunner, thanks to the delicately crafted oak wood lamellas on the front panel that beautifully contrasts the dark cool glass panel and aluminium frame. It comes in 40- or 55-inch LED-based LCD screen that comes with anti-reflection front glass. It is also powered by the Android TV platform so you have easy access to content you want to indulge in.


BeoVision 14 TV

The BeoVision Horizon, meanwhile, boasts of crystal clear images that automatically adjusts to light conditions. Featuring minimalistic design, this model is stripped of superfluous features, but still sports the classic Bang & Olufsen design and attention to the finer details. It also has smart access to online content via the Android TV platform.


BeoVision Horizon TV

2. Ki-mono opens concept store at JEM. Furniture and home decor store Ki-mono, which offers quality and affordable Japanese-designed wooden furniture and accessories imported from Japan, opens another store on the fourth level of JEM in Jurong East. Created for small spaces, Ki-mono's pieces affords Singaporean homeowners to pepper their homes with compact and functional items that allow them to experience the same Japanese quality living. When you visit the store, look for Ki-mono's award-winning U-La chair series as well as pretty and functional decors.

3. Synergraphic Design's Fluid exhibition. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, leading glass art and design company Synergraphic Design held a three-day special exhibition at Far East Square. Titled "Fluid," it focused on the innovation and art of glass making and showcased the company's rich history of glass art and design and major milestones since it was founded in 1986. The exhibit also featured workshops by Synergraphic's chief artisan Mr Woo Meng Fye and a space for visitors to experience different glass materials. The company's founder and artist, Florence Ng, also launched a commemorative coffee table book, "Fluid: Florence Ng, Synergraphic 30 Years."

4. Koi lamps "swimming" in the air. Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry's "Fish Lamps" is on exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in Rome until 16 September 2016. His Fish Lamps series features illuminated koi-inspired sculpture pieces that look like they're swimming in the water. Read more about it here.


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5. A table made from recycled ocean plastics. Australia's entry for the first London Design Biennale was created by Brodie Neill and it's a Gyro table that features terrazzo effect of the colours of the ocean. But what's more interesting about this piece is that it's made from "tiny pieces of plastic that have been salvaged from beaches around the world, including Tasmania, Hawaii and Cornwall," according to Dezeen. Check it out here.


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