Dinner with Hermès
Luxury maison Hermès’ new porcelain dinner service collection draws inspiration from an English garden and features the whimsical drawings of artist  Nigel Peake. A Walk in the Garden tells a lovely tale of a place where flowers and forms flourish as Peake lets his pencil glide from shrub to pathway. His palette is made up of four subtle, almost primary hues: bright orange, leaf green, buttercup and Prussian blue. “The garden is a place where shapes and colours grow. A place to let the imagination run free. Beautiful, in its studied disorder,” he explains. Twigs, leaves and grasses shoot up through latticed, chequered and herringbone motifs, a natural harmony occurring between organic freedom and graphic structure in the 20 pieces with as many different patterns.

Hansgrohe in the kitchen
Renovating your kitchen? Hansgrohe has the perfect solution for busy chefs who want amenities that are both functional and stylish. Modern and minimal, the sensual curves and arcs of Hansgrohe’s Minta range will never go out of fashion and sits perfectly in any contemporary kitchen. The easy touch faucet is especially interesting, as it allows you to turn the water on and off with nothing more than a touch of your arm. Best of all, you can opt for a cold or warm water version with the under-the-sink Grohtherm Micro thermostat — a simple upgrade that ensures safety and no chance of scalding, which is additionally important if you have little assistants who insist on helping out in the kitchen. 

Minotti’s new collection at Xtra
In celebration of its 70th anniversary, legendary Italian design house Minotti presented a multifaceted collection (pictured, main image)at the recent Milan Design Week, the result of a project open to contributors with design philosophies rooted in various cultural backgrounds. Co-ordinated by Milanese architect Rodolfo Dordoni, the new collection includes the stylistic input of three other international designers — Nendo, Marcio Kogan and Christophe Delcourt. At the fair, a new decorative code marked Minotti’s setting: modern, bright, graphic and incisive; it interprets the 2018 collection in a fully coordinated and harmonious project where typical Japanese scenographies meld with more decorative and rationalist elements. 

This article appeared in Issue 835 (June 18) of The Edge Singapore.

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