Design News: Royal Selangor teams up with Singapore designer



Pewter manufacturer and retailer Royal Selangor launched a collection of homeware items in collaboration with Singapore designer Jarrod Lim.

The Crystalline collection, which was released earlier this year, comprises eight pieces, including tealight holders (above, right), salt- and-pepper shakers (above, left) and a jug. Prices range from $99 for a single candlestand to $660 for a seven-arm candelabra.

The chic homeware accessories feature angled surfaces and polished pewter paired with natural black walnut wood.

Mr Lim, who runs his eponymous studio, has worked for feted Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola and exhibited his work at the prestigious Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan previously.

Info: The products are available at or Royal Selangor retail stores, including Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes, B2-92; and Tangs VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, 01-187



The second edition of eco-lifestyle event Green Living 2016 will take place from Sept 9 to 11 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. The exhibition, organised by Reed Exhibitions, is aimed at families, home owners and businesses looking for a greener lifestyle.

There will be more than 100 brands and services showcasing their green products. Browse eco- friendly home appliances, washing solutions and gardening supplies.

For the first time, Green Living has worked with big brands such as Swedish furniture giant Ikea, home appliances brand Bosch and lighting company Lutron to design two showrooms displaying sustainable home and smart technology.

You can also get hands-on. There are more than 40 workshops, from making your own facial and body oils to growing plants without soil.

Places are limited and pre- registration is needed. Some workshops also have a participation fee.

Info: Admission is free. Go to to register for the workshops.


Multi-label lifestyle retailer Naiise will hold its inaugural I Eat Design festival, featuring design-driven food offerings, on Sept 10 and 11 at its flagship store at The Cathay.

Visitors can sample seasonal and trendy items from 12 food vendors, such as mooncakes by j.artisier. Jewels by Cheng, a product line by Singapore's oldest sugar company Cheng Yew Heng, will collaborate with The 1872 Clipper Tea Co to create warm mocktails.

Also check out a photography print installation by photographers Alson Low and Ernest Lee from dining and lifestyle blog Food On Fork; and a crochet demonstration by co-founders Juliana Yeow and Roslyn Chua of craft studio Operation Overhaul.

Visitors can take part in food-themed workshops. Creative company My Sweet Scarlett will teach floral watercolour painting on cookie fondant; while Geonbae, which sells Korean alcohol, will conduct a wine and soju appreciation class. Prices for the workshops vary and pre-registration is required.

Where: The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, B1-08

When: Sept 10 and 11, 1 to 9 pm

Info: To sign up for workshops, go to



Home-grown furniture brand Castlery has released 49 collections with more than 200 new designs. They explore styles such as industrial and modern luxury and are a move away from Scandinavian designs.

For example, the design of a sofa from the Penny collection (above) is inspired by the traditional Chesterfield sofa, while the boxy Moore sofa would be a sleek addition to a contemporary house.

The collections include rugs, sofas, coffee tables and dining tables.Prices range from $49 for a door mat to $3,599 for a distressed leather sofa.

Where: Castlery Experience Centre, 2 Alexandra Road, Delta House, 01-03A


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2016, with the headline 'Design News'. Subscribe