Welcome to the Flexform Singapore Flagship. Opening its doors on 1 August 2017, the furniture brand’s new showroom here represents its designs as they should be, in a customised environment that personifies the renowned label’s ethos of discreet and enduring contemporary elegance. Launched by KL-based firm Studio216, the 3,000 sq ft street level space is fronted by a 13-metre wide and six-metre high glass frontage along a busy thoroughfare in the upscale Newton area. Spread across two levels, the design of the showroom takes its cue from the brand’s pavilion at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Designed by Antonio Citterio, it was the architect’s contemporary take on La Dolce Vita (the good life). Citterio is a longtime Flexform collaborator who also art-directed Flexform’s 2017 collection.
the nobility of fine leather
With a reputation for fine leather working built over 40 years, it’s unsurprising that Armani turned to Cierre when the fashion house first needed to produce leather furniture for their home division. The sophistication of each Cierre product lies in the details – whether it’s the unmatched quality of the full-grain leathers procured from their long-standing relationships with the best tanneries or the 130+ skilled craftsmen working on the pieces, many who have worked with the company since it was founded.
the beauty of functionality
Technically innovative and aesthetically pleasing, Rimadesio has been producing systems for the subdivision and architectural definition of the interior spaces for about 60 years. From doors to bookcases, modular systems or walk-in closets, each Rimadesio project is marked by pragmatism, albeit a sensibility where the simplicity of the concept is processed through an exceptional technical expertise.
the warm elegance of wood
Established in 1968, the Porada name is synonymous with solid wood and elegant Italian designs. They are also one of the few brands today that still maintain complete control of the production of each piece. From the finest wood sourced from their own sustainable forest to the latest designs handcrafted in their Como-based factory, Porada ensures that the highest standards are adhered to in every stage.
the natural appeal of handmade lights
A Finnish company specializing in hand-made wooden design lighting, each one of Secto Design’s lights designed by award-winning architect Seppo Koho has a pure and timeless Scandinavian quality. All the work is carried out in Finland by highly skilled craftsmen and the material is PEFC-certified top-quality local birch for every one of its collection spanning modern pendant lamps, elegant floor lamps, and contemporary wall lights. The meticulously arranged parallel wooden slats in the shades are designed to cleverly hide the light source so that the illumination emitted is welcoming and warm.
the essence of fine metalworking
Renowned for its artistic boldness, superior craftsmanship, and creative collaborations, Georg Jensen is a historical Danish design house with a legacy spanning more than 100 years. Georg Jensen’s sleek and modern home accessories are renowned for their balance of functionality and beauty, many which have become instantly recognizable for their flowing forms and distinctive sculptural lines.
modern illumination at its best
A story 40 over years in the making, Penta has become the design connoisseur go-to for contemporary, stylish and functional lighting. Working with top designers and always being open to innovation, this Italian company’s collection combine architectural and formal elements to provide the ideal light for a wide range of settings. Going beyond typical materials, Penta combines glass, wood, metal, blown glass and fabric of the highest quality to satisfy the most exacting requirements.
gracious Italian al fresco living
Proving that true style knows no walls (or roofs), Ethimo has been creating elegant outdoor furniture since over 30 years ago. This family-run company was founded when they began creating outdoor garden furniture to welcome visitors to Moutan Botanical Centre which lies in the Italian countryside between Tuscany and Umbria. Since then Ethimo continues to draw inspiration from the warm, inviting colours of the Mediterranean and rich natural materials.
The King of Chairs
A century of outstanding craftsmanship and rational serial production have earned Carl Hansen & Søn its place in the pantheon of top-class furniture manufacturers. The Danish company has successfully preserved traditional woodworking techniques and intelligently applied the latest technology to produce timeless designs of lasting value. None of this endeavor was ever carried out at the risk of jeopardizing the environment and Carl Hansen remains committed to sustainable practices in every aspect of the manufacturing process.
GALLOTTI AND RADICE
a modern glass act
The first company in Italy to experiment and promote the use of glass in furniture since the 1950s, Gallotti & Radice has always been ahead of its time. Whether used on its own or combined with other materials, the brand has consistently coaxed the best from glass while pushing the boundaries with avant-garde design and elegant forms. The quality and safety of their products have further solidified their reputation in the domestic and international market.