Issue 16

Some highlights from our current issue, as well as a few extra images we just couldn’t squeeze in.


Openings / New store openings from Hong Kong to Singapore to Bangkok
Products / New collections and collaborations
Read / Upcoming and recent books on design, art, interiors, architecture and culture from some of the world’s best publishers
Creative Collaborations / The Design Trust initiative in Hong Kong looks to nurture young designers through international collaboration
Lab, Singapore / Ministry of Design gives visual expression to a new tech-driven space in the city-state
Furniture Design / The new furniture collection from Ma Yansong of MAD Architects takes inspiration from sci-fi depictions of the planet Mars
Gallery, Hokkaido / A new cultural platform on Japan’s northernmost island proves there’s more to Hokkaido than just skiing
Q&A / We speak with French designer Maximilian Jencquel about his evolution since relocating his design practice to Bali
Studio / Our regular studio feature on craftspeople behind the scenes brings you the story of Spina Design, a duo who aim to revive the art of passementerie through their one-of-a-kind tassels and tiebacks


M&O Designer of the Year / Singapore-based studio WOHA speak to us about their debut collection, unveiled at this year’s Maison&Objet
Rising Talents / We introduce you to this year’s Rising Asian Talent winners from Maison&Objet
Curated / A selection of some of our favourite new collections from this autumn’s edition of Maison&Objet


Hotel, Paris / A peek into the sumptuous interiors of the historical and illustrious Hôtel de Crillon in central Paris following a four-year renovation
Getaway, Scotland / In the evocative foothills of Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park, this four-bedroom farmhouse and cottages offer the ultimate antidote to frenzied urban living with a ‘Scandi-Scot’ ambience
Openings / The best of the new boutique and luxury designer hotels from around the world


Profile / Art maven Shalini Ganendra speaks with us about her work in Kuala Lumpur’s up-and-coming scene
Art Facility, Sydney / Architect Alec Tzannes reveals his plans for a new art storage facility in a Sydney suburb to house and display the esteemed private collection of Judith Neilson
Art Park, Japan / Famed photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto finally creates the exhibition space of his dreams


Sydney / This architecturally driven Chippendale residence is home to one of Australia’s most noted art lovers and philanthropists
London / The soulfully restored terrace house of Hong Kong-born designer Spencer Fung and his Catalonia-born wife and co-creator Teresa Roviras
Manila / A subtle deference to the past radiates from this extraordinary space in Manila’s San Juan neighbourhood
Shenzhen / A collector’s home in the south Chinese megacity harbours generations of stories in a sort of Wunderkammer of the world


Urbanism / We take a deeper look into the evolution of Korean architecture and how the recent appointment of a city architect for Seoul is changing the landscape, figuratively and literally
Architectural Survey / Much has been made of Taichung's new Toyo Ito-designed opera house and future projects on the books by the likes of SANAA. We take stock of how far the city has come and what’s on the horizon as it looks to position itself as a new design capital in Asia
Modernism / The second instalment in our series on modernist architecture in Hong Kong finds us inside the game-changing residential block designed by Bauhaus disciple Tao Ho


The Flâneur / A flâneur is an urban explorer — a connoisseur of the street. In our rotating column, guests share their musings, observations and critiques of the urban environment in cities around the world. Hong Kong-based culture editor Sarah Karacs is this issue’s flâneur