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Raffles hotel’s postcard sale.
Raffles hotel’s postcard sale.PHOTO: YE YUNYI
New porcelain collection.
New porcelain collection.PHOTO: INHESION ASIA
Redpan restaurant wins award.
Redpan restaurant wins award.PHOTO: DP ARCHITECTS AND MARC TEY
Boconcept’s home fair.
Boconcept’s home fair.PHOTO: BOCONCEPT SINGAPORE


Raffles Hotel Singapore is holding a postcard sale to commemorate its 130th anniversary.

The Raffles Inspires - A Secret Postcard Sale will be held from June 3 to 11 at a pop-up store designed by fashion director Daniel Boey.

There are 50 designs by students from Singapore institutions and personalities, guests of the hotel as well as clients and students from the Autism Association (Singapore). The designers' identities will remain a secret until the launch of the sale.

Each postcard costs $10 and each design has a print run of 130 copies. All proceeds will be donated to Autism Association (Singapore).

Where: 01-05 Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road.

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French porcelain manufacturer Legle launched a tableware collection in collaboration with chef Julien Royer of two-Michelin- starred Odette, on Thursday.

Inspired by the French Rhone-Alpes region and the Pyrenees mountain range between Spain and France, the 39-piece collection (above) features blue and white porcelain plates and cups with oxidised copper rims. When aligned, the pieces resemble the skyline of the alpine areas.

Each piece is fired with reactive enamel glaze, which causes the colours of the pieces to vary.

The collection is a joint effort by Legle Asia's creative director Desmond Chang and chef Royer, who helms fine-dining restaurant Odette at the National Gallery Singapore.

Info: To buy, e-mail Mr Anthony Tan, general manager of Inhesion Asia, at


Redpan, a restaurant owned by Singapore architecture practice DP Architects, has clinched the South Asia and the Pacific 2017 Prix Versailles award in the Restaurants category.

The annual Prix Versailles award recognises outstanding commercial architecture projects in both interior and exterior design around the world.

Designed with an open-concept living room in mind, the one-year-old Redpan at Marina Square features bold curves in its casual seating areas. Curvy pieces of plywood are layered to form half-height walls that hug crescent-shaped sofas, creating an open space for diners to relax.

This fluid look is achieved through architectural contouring, a process whereby raw wooden boards are fashioned into rounded shapes.

The restaurant serves modern Singaporean food and prices range from $8 for a starter to $32 for a main course.

Where: 02-03/4 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard; open: noon to 10pm daily except Fridays (until 11pm), closed from 3 to 5.30pm on weekdays. Go to for more details.


Danish furniture chain BoConcept is holding a mini home fair next Thursday from 7 to 10pm at its flagship store in Paragon shopping centre.

Interior decorator Lee Rou Ying will kick off the fair with the Small Spaces Trend Talk at 7pm, giving tips on how to maximise small interior spaces using multi-purpose furniture.

The fair is organised in collaboration with vendors such as American sound system company Sonos and Singapore flooring brand The Floor Gallery. Shoppers can consult the vendors on home needs such as getting digital door locks and tech accessories.

Expect discounts of up to 20 per cent on furniture and accessories at BoConcept. Prices range from $15 for home accessories to $27,000 for a sofa.

Where: 04-01 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2017, with the headline 'Design news'. Print Edition | Subscribe