Leading business and investment weekly, The Edge Singapore (TES), has launched HAVEN, a brand new title showcasing the best in interior design and architecture.
Launched on Nov 30, HAVEN’s inaugural issue features 64 pages of interviews with some of the most prominent names in the industry, beautiful homes, stunning architecture, and many more.
On the cover of the magazine is the home of Terry Smagh, Senior Vice President (Asia-Pacific & Japan) of BlackLine, whose home is a beautiful expression of his travels, his family, and his love for entertaining friends and family.
With a starkly industrial design, this 2,300 sq/ft home (with a built-up area of 5,500 sq/ft) is a monolith of concrete and steel, but still exudes warmth-- whether it’s the circular concrete ‘bar’ that forms the centrepiece of his living space, or the cosy nooks and corners filled with natural lighting and greenery.
Home decor ideas abound within the pages of HAVEN, helping readers turn their homes not into offices, but into productive spaces where life and work can happen in a happy and harmonious balance.
For this, readers will hear from some of the most brilliant and prominent minds in design. Among them is Ong Tze Boon, of multi-disciplinary design firm, Ong&Ong, who talks about continuing in the legacy of his father -- Ong Teng Cheong, founder of the firm and former President of Singapore-- and also finding his own path at the same time.
Readers will also find out what makes Rudy Taslim, managing director of Genesis Architects (GA), tick. Taslim has risen to prominence and caught the attention of his peers and the media with his multidisciplinary integrative approaches, innovative ideas, as well as a profound awareness of the local context in his designs.
In HAVEN, readers will hear from Fiona Nixon, director of Studio NVS, and Priscilla Ong Shanmugam, owner of homeware brand Suvarnabumi.
Nixon, whose illustrious career spans some of Singapore’s pre-eminent design firms (including Kerry Hill Architects), tells us about the future of hospitality design; while Ong Shanmugam talks about the perfect intersection between fashion and furniture design.
In addition, HAVEN also showcases some of the most beautiful and luxurious homes in the city, where living the high life is not just an expression, but a reality-- readers will get an intimate look at ultra-luxurious condominiums like the Marina One Residences, V on Shenton, South Beach Residences, 8 St Thomas and Wallich Residence.
Audrey Simon, Editor of HAVEN, said: “If there is one thing 2020 has taught us, is that a home is now a place where we juggle work and life. As more and more of us find ourselves turning our homes into our offices, we sought design inspiration to turn our little corners into cosy workspaces. Entertaining at home has become a new norm, and with those numerous Zoom meetings, our homes are a reflection of us, and an extension of ourselves.”
“This is why our very first issue of Haven is more than just celebrating beautiful homes and spaces. We know that lines have blurred between home, work and play-- so we’re bringing to you idea-packed features that recognise the issues we face,” she added.
Bernard Tong, CEO and publisher of The Edge Publishing Pte. Ltd. said HAVEN is a relevant reflection of the times we now live in.
He said: “With HAVEN, we seek to give our readers a guide to navigate the new normal, especially in these times. We are reinventing the spaces we live, work and play in; we are rethinking what spaces mean to us.”
HAVEN is available as a special supplement to The Edge Singapore, at all major newstands. The website can be found at https://haven.