Design news: PickJunction opens experiential centre

Handcrafted furniture with a Nordic aesthetic
Handcrafted furniture with a Nordic aestheticPHOTO: PICKJUNCTION
Stone For Gold
Stone For GoldPHOTO: PICKJUNCTION
An installation (above) featuring furniture, home accessories, art and fashion.
An installation (above) featuring furniture, home accessories, art and fashion.PHOTO: PARAGON
Handmade vases
Handmade vasesPHOTO: IKEA SINGAPORE

PICKJUNCTION OPENS EXPERIENTIAL CENTRE

Online directory service provider and e-commerce store PickJunction, which curates lifestyle and furnishing labels, has opened an experiential centre that spans three storeys.

The 10,000 sq ft space, housed within the Singapore Handicrafts Building in Eunos, features 12 brands such as Excelsius, which sells handcrafted furniture with a Nordic aesthetic; Stone For Gold, a local label that makes leather goods; and Italic & Bold, which carries a range of independent labels from around the world.

Prices start at $200 for a rug from For The Common Goods.

The experiential centre is equipped with Wi-Fi. Customers can browse wares at the shops, log on to PickJunction's website (www.pickjunction.com) on their own electronic devices or the ones provided at a communal area on Level 4 and make their purchase.

Shoppers can also check out the vending machine that is stocked with knick-knacks such as toothbrush sets and cups.

Where: 72 Eunos Avenue 7, open 11am to 8pm daily


ART AND DESIGN AT PARAGON

Paragon mall has teamed up with interiors and lifestyle magazine Home & Decor to put up an installation featuring furniture, home accessories, art and fashion.

Get inspiration from the display, set up in the main atrium of the Orchard Road mall, on how to style various spaces.

Shoppers will receive $100 in Singapore Press Holdings mall vouchers if they spend a minimum of $3,000 in a single receipt at participating stores that sell homeware and art. They include BoConcept, Commune, Lladro and Muji. The promotion runs till March 5.

These stores will host demonstrations and workshops on March 4 and 5.

For example, White Space Art Asia by Heng Artland will hold a talk about the history of Chinese ink, while furniture store BoConcept will have a floral arrangement presentation.

Where: Level 1 Paragon Main Atrium, 290 Orchard Road, till March 5


IKEA'S PS 2017 COLLECTION

For its ninth edition of the PS collection, Swedish furniture giant Ikea has gone experimental and edgy, putting out products that use material made with new technology, do double duty and are eco-friendly.

Seventeen urban designers from around the world have created wearables, lights, storage shelves, chairs and statement vases - some in bright colours and quirky shapes. The collection targets young urbanites living in small spaces.

There are more than 50 pieces available at both Ikea Singapore stores. The PS collection - PS stands for Post Scriptum - was first launched in 1995.

The capsule collection this year boasts interesting pieces: a lightweight armchair covered in a mesh fabric made by 3D-knitting, a manufacturing technique used to make trainers; and handmade vases with a trippy, swirl pattern made by re-melting glass that has been rejected due to bubbles or defects created during production.

Other highlights include a throw with a zipper that you can cocoon yourself in or a self-watering pot that is perfect for those going away on a holiday.

Prices range from $2.90 for a 30-piece set of napkins to $399 for a rocking chair.

Where: Ikea Singapore, 317 Alexandra Road and 60 Tampines North Drive 2, tel: 6786-6868

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2017, with the headline 'Design News'. Print Edition | Subscribe