A Gothic Incense Chamber, Upcycled Furniture And More Stylish Finds Selected By Singapore Designers
Cherin Tan, founder of Singapore-based interiors firm Laank, and Alvin Tan, the acclaimed co-founder of art and design collective Phunk, have come together to launch Laat, a design label that specialises in furniture pieces with cleverly repurposed elements.
We asked the dynamic duo to share their favourite picks from Laat’s debut collection, together with other inspiring designs they admire.
Laat Keys of Life table
Inspired by the late countertenor Klaus Nomi, this table features upcycled materials such as steel parts resembling antique forked keys, as well as salvaged wood. “Keys of Life is about embracing new possibilities,” says Cherin.
Available at Art Now
Laat Total Eclipse table lamp
The designers pay homage to Nomi again with this lamp, which subtly alludes to the singer’s iconic black and white tuxedo suit.
Available at Art Now
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Angel of Mercy incense chamber by Neighborhood
This gothic work is a collaboration between tattoo artist Dr Woo and cult streetwear label Neighborhood. “Double-helix snakes, ancient symbols and spider webs are motifs that make it extra special,” says Alvin.
Available at neighborhood.jp
The Jester wine opener by Marcel Wanders
“I love how Wanders cleverly conceals the corkscrew’s functional parts and how the jester’s hat forms the handgrip,” says Alvin. This quirky piece expands with a flourish to remove the cork from the wine bottle.
Available at marcelwanders.com
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Arflex Botolo chair by Cini Boeri, from Space Furniture
Alvin cites this chair design by the late architect Cini Boeri as another covetable classic. “Everything about this piece is fun and forward-thinking; there are wheels hidden in the tubular legs for easy movement,” he says.
Available at Space Furniture
This story was adapted from the October issue of Tatler Homes Singapore; read it online with our compliments on Magzter