Design news: Customise a sofa online

While prices depend on the level of customisation, designing a two-seater sofa (above) starts from $980 and a three-seater sofa, from $1,590.
While prices depend on the level of customisation, designing a two-seater sofa (above) starts from $980 and a three-seater sofa, from $1,590.PHOTO: BLAFINK
Children can also run wild inside three crooked houses (above) by Danish playground design firm Monstrum. Two of the houses are linked by a bridge; one house has a slide and another has a climbing wall.
Children can also run wild inside three crooked houses (above) by Danish playground design firm Monstrum. Two of the houses are linked by a bridge; one house has a slide and another has a climbing wall.PHOTO: COURTESY OF PLAYPOINT (SINGAPORE)
There are 16 light pads in a radial pattern (above) in two areas of the playground. They light up and change colours when they are stepped on.
There are 16 light pads in a radial pattern (above) in two areas of the playground. They light up and change colours when they are stepped on.PHOTO: COURTESY OF PLAYPOINT (SINGAPORE)
New showroom for Equip-Design.
New showroom for Equip-Design.PHOTO: EQUIP GROUP
Check out the Eastern Charm range (above) for a touch of chinoiserie.
Check out the Eastern Charm range (above) for a touch of chinoiserie.PHOTO: EVERY THREAD COUNT

CUSTOMISE A SOFA ONLINE

With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can build your ideal sofa with Blafink's new online customisation service.

The Singapore craft shop and sofa design specialist, which started in January last year, allows home owners to choose the type of sofa they want, be it an L-shaped configuration or a three-seater.

They can also pick the back height, the number of back cushions, the width of the armrest and different leg heights, for example.

While prices depend on the level of customisation, designing a two-seater sofa starts from $980 and a three-seater sofa, from $1,590.

The most expensive sofa Blafink has customised is a $6,500 sectional set fitted with premium fabric.

Blafink also sells contemporary- style furniture such as side tables, armchairs and benches. These can be customised to some extent. Prices range between $99 for cushions and $2,300 for a dining table.

Info: Go to www.blafink.com


CREATIVE PLAY IN YISHUN

Unlike typical playgrounds in Housing Board estates, a new play spot in Yishun Ring Road features hammocks, crooked houses and an interactive light installation.

The 480 sq m Yishun River Green playground was put together by regional playground specialist Playpoint.

A highlight is an installation by internationally renowned light and interactive sculptor Jen Lewin.

Mini Pool, which was showcased at last year's i Light Marina Bay, a sustainable light art festival, has moved to the playground permanently. There are 16 light pads in a radial pattern in two areas of the playground. They light up and change colours when they are stepped on.

Children can also run wild inside three crooked houses by Danish playground design firm Monstrum. Two of the houses are linked by a bridge; one house has a slide and another has a climbing wall.

Instead of the traditional swing set-up, children can have a go at the kinetics hammock trellis - nine swings are hung at different heights so that children can climb to each one as if they are navigating an obstacle course.

Where: 330 Yishun Ring Road


NEW SHOWROOM FOR EQUIP-DESIGN

After 42 years of calling Plaza Singapore home, locks and bath fittings specialist Equip-Design moved to a new location last week. Its showroom is now in Ubi Avenue 3.

The home-grown brand has made its name bringing in luxury door hardware and accessories brands such as Italian maker Valli&Valli and American label Baldwin Hardware.

Equip-Design is part of the Equip Group, which also counts Equip-Bathrooms as a subsidiary.

Previously at Singapore Shopping Centre, Equip-Bathrooms has also moved into the same showroom. The brand is known for carrying bathroom products such as basins, toilet bowls and bathtubs from brands such as British brand Victoria + Albert.

The new 1,500 sq ft showroom is divided into three zones: Bath Zone, Locks Zone and Conference Zone for meetings .

The bath showroom was designed by Singapore design firm, Imajin. The spacious area showcases sanitary fittings, among other wares. There is also a live water demonstration display featuring 12 award-winning basin mixers from iB Rubinetterie, an Italian label known for its bathroom wares.

Where: Equip Group, 33 Ubi Avenue 3, Vertex Tower B, 04-35


FASHION-INSPIRED BEDDING LINE

New bedding brand Every Thread Count takes inspiration from the latest fashion trends and turns them into prints for bedspread.

Customers can pick from three Spring/Summer 2016 collections that were launched recently. Aside from fashion, the bedding looks also draw on current lifestyle and home furnishing trends.

Check out the Eastern Charm range for a touch of chinoiserie. The spreads, which come with either a geometric print or patchwork art style, use a bright red as its main colour.

The four-month-old home- grown brand works with designers from around the world.

One of its Singapore-based designers is Ms Christine Chen, who has more than 10 years of experience working with textile designs and for companies such as bedlinen retailer Aussino and fabric and home interiors store Spotlight Australia. She curates the look of the collections.

Every Thread Count will have new collections twice a year. All bedding is made from 100 per cent cotton in sateen weave and crafted in China, India and other South-east Asian countries.

Prices of fitted sheet sets range from $49.90 to $109.90, while quilt cover sets go for $89.90 to $139.90.

The brand has a pop-up shop at Metro Centrepoint in Orchard Road. There is a 20 per cent discount on all its products there this weekend.

Info: Go to www.everythreadcount.com

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2016, with the headline 'Design news: Customise a sofa online'. Print Edition | Subscribe