SINGAPORE (July 23): The founders of Poliform have been awarded the Compasso d’Oro award by the Italian Association for Industrial Design. 

The award, which was first given out in 1954, recognises companies that have made contributions in the areas of design, research, production or distribution.

Poliform, helmed by two cousins — Alberto and Aldo Spinelli — and their friend Giovanni Anzani, was founded in 1970. The trio has combined technological know-how with artisanal craftsmanship to create a brand that is well known the world over.

Space Singapore has dedicated the first level of its showroom to a Poliform Kitchen Gallery, while the fourth level of The Glass Block showcases Poliform’s wardrobe and wall systems, which are complemented by knickknacks and furniture. Check out the full range at 77 Bencoolen Street.



A bag for every occasion

This season, Longchamp has launched not one, but four, new bag lines for men. The 271 ST HO bags are a nod to Longchamp’s address in Paris — 271 Rue Saint-Honore — and feature pop design details on the backpack, travel bag and handheld bags. The Prismatic line takes its name from the geometric figure; the Explorateur is a modern interpretation of the adventure traveller; and the Croco Block collection highlights the clever use of mock croc cowhide leather to create a sophisticated look.

Nocturnal captivation 
Montblanc has launched a new men’s fragrance. The Legend Night’s aromatic notes of clary sage and peppermint, enhanced with spices and sparkling bergamot, set a fresh and lively tone. Its middle notes immediately counterbalance this with the warm elegance of cedar wood blended with floral lavender tones and slightly powdered violet. Finally, vetiver and patchouli wood, musk and vanilla, bring out the distinctive character of the Montblanc man.


New Tag Heuer face
TAG Heuer has recruited Joseph Schooling, Singapore’s very first Olympic gold medallist, to be a friend of the brand. The timepiece that he will represent is the TAG Heuer Aquaracer. The watch is a fitting companion to the swimmer, as it is dynamic, sporty and versatile — all the attributes of a champion. Schooling first became acquainted with the brand when he was given a TAG Heuer watch by his parents, who are collectors themselves. The Schoolings have the Aquagraph, which is the older version of the Aquaracer, and a vintage TAG Heuer Monaco. 

Quirky ties
For some companies, a necktie is still mandatory, and if you have reached the top of the corporate ladder, no ordinary tie will do. Make a trip to the nearest Hermès boutique and take a closer look at the 7cm-wide ties in heavy silk. In fact, take a really close look, as each tie has a cute woven image on the reverse side, such as tattoo art or the imprint of a kiss.

Deep waters
MB&F pushes the boundaries of horological exploration into the deep with the Horological Machine No.7, aka HM7 Aquapod. The watch, limited to 50 pieces, sports a titanium case with a striking green sapphire crystal bezel. The organic jellyfish-inspired design of the timepiece is counterbalanced by its mechanical horology within, where a central flying tourbillon tops the concentric vertical movement architecture. The 303-component, 72- hour power reserve HM7 Engine was developed in- house. Spherically threedimensional, all its mechanisms rotate concentrically around the centre. Like the jellyfish, the HM7 glows in the dark. The strap is made of engraved aircraftgrade rubber.

This article appeared in Issue 840 (July 23) of The Edge Singapore.

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