Highlights of the Week: 24 June 2019

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Updated on June 21, 2019 21:06 pm

Cromly Editor

 Highlights of the Week: 24 June 2019

These are some of the news you should know this week:

Check out the latest furniture and home decor by renowned designers at Robinsons The Heeren's GSS: ES

The GSS: Experience Singapore (GSS: ES) is back in a refreshed avatar this year, bringing patrons on a retail adventure—not only in the spheres of fashion and food, but also in furniture and design. If you are still on the lookout for new pieces of furniture, here’s a preview of the types of pieces curated by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council and the Singapore Retailers Association, at the Great Furniture Showcase (21 June to 28 July) happening at Robinsons The Heeren:

  • Visitors can expect the latest furniture designs from ModuDesigners, which are versatile for both function and play. The Cheese Table is a unique design comprising of a solid wood worktop allowing children to draw, write or play on, while it has are storage spaces for their materials. The other piece is Turtles, a design that combines two poufs with hemispherical shapes, with each one functioning as a rocking pouf for kids as well as a comfortable stool. Being suitable for both play time and tea time, Turtles is fun and comfortable for both kids and adults.

  • Poon Yew Wai, a designer from Singapore-based company Oonarchi, has an appetite for playfulness and a child-like delight in shapes and images. He will be showcasing Ice Scoop to challenge traditional boundaries of design by presenting the mundane ice cream scoop in an unconventional way.

  • You can also see the Nok Nok Rocking Horse Collection by NextOfKin, which was inspired by the designer’s childhood memories of pretending to be cowboys or superheroes on rocking horses.

  • Learning from her travels, PropUpStore by Fatimah Mohsin seeks to design and sell home decors such as Santorini-inspired coasters and tropical cushion covers. She will bring to GSS: ES an elegant collection of decor, dining ware as well as collectables, and showcase her craft at both the Great Furniture Showcase and The GREAT Singapore Pop-up.

Samsung Electronics remains top brand in Asia for 8th consecutive year

Samsung Electronics has been named the best brand in Asia in 2019 for the eighth year in a row, according to results from "Asia’s Top 1000 Brands" annual survey conducted by Campaign Asia-Pacific in collaboration with Nielsen.

The ranking—which aggregates views from across 15 major product categories including automotive, retail, F&B and consumer electronics—is based on consumer insights and offers a clear measure of the most highly regarded brand names today.

Samsung was number one in six categories, including the most mobile-friendly brand, the strongest local brand, and the brand with the values that best align with those of respondents. This year’s Top 1000 Brands survey also saw Samsung coming out top in the mobile phone, TV manufacturer, and smart home technology categories.

Asia’s Top 1000 Brands aggregates data from an online survey developed by Campaign Asia-Pacific and global information and insights provider Nielsen. The survey was conducted between March 13 and April 10, 2019. The study explores consumer attitudes in 14 markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Win #kitchengoals prizes at Deliveroo’s Delicious Draw this GSS

Deliveroo has dropped some of the sweetest bargains of the season just in time for GSS:ES. By ordering from Deliveroo during this sale season (21 June to 28 July), you can join the Delicious Deliveroo Draw and stand a chance to bring home some serious #kitchengoals prizes.

Here’s your chance to snag some delish kitchen swag, with prizes like a Scandinavian-style cream and sugar set from Crate & Barrel, a Smeg blender, and a Nespresso coffee machine from the draw, by simply ordering.

How does it work? There are three draws in total, and all you have to do is watch out for the promo codes, which will be released on Deliveroo’s Facebook page shortly before each draw and enter it when checking your orders out during the dates of each draw. The draws will happen on 21 June to 30 June, 2 July to 12 July, and 14 July to 25 July.


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