Novamobili, one of the top 10 Italian furniture companies, has now entered Asia market with the opening of three flagship stores in Singapore, Hong Kong and Hanoi. The opening of the three Novamobili stores in Asia is a great opportunity of strategic importance for the company. In addition to the stores, they have also opened an office in Singapore.
100% Italian-made products together with design and versatility are the fundamental values underpinning the Novamobili lines, which are created to respond to a wide gamut of demands in contemporary living.
The story of Battistella and Novamobili began in 1952, when young Alfredo Battistella, after having learnt the secrets of woodworking in the workshop of a master craftsman, bought a small industrial building and started to produce furniture, working alongside his employees and friends.
These were years of hard work and great enthusiasm, a time of new technologies and new market trends which Alfredo Battistella, thanks to his innate entrepreneurial spirit, tried out at his firm which was soon to become a benchmark for Italian interior design.
The Novamobili Singapore flagship store by W.Atelier Pte Ltd is managed by Luca Zucchet from Italy and presents new solutions for even the most compact spaces with a complete and functional furnishing system that fits seamlessly into any environment or situation. The result is a unique lifestyle that can interpret a range of tastes, be it refined or informal, classic or contemporary, minimal or modern.
In addition to the nine Goods of Desire outlets presently located throughout Hong Kong, the brand will soon be marking its first international expansion with a flagship store of 6,000 square foot in Singapore. Their award-winning and highly acclaimed products can also be found in many of the world’s finest establishments such as London, Amsterdam, New York, Sydney, Shanghai, Guangzhou.
Founded in 1996 in Hong Kong, Goods of Desire has since evolved from a small retail space in Ap Lei Chau to become an established, multifaceted Hong Kong brand. Their designs are inspired by the vibrant culture of that energetic city, where East meets West and age-old traditions thrive alongside modern technologies. Through humor and ingenuity, they transform everyday items into great creations.
Evolving from a colonial past to its present cosmopolitan climate, modern and undeniably Asian all at once, Singapore is the perfect place for their first store outside of Honk Kong.
G.O.D.'s core range of lifestyle products are designed in-house, and their product range consists mostly of home furnishings and tableware, though they offer some fashion items. Red rubber trays for making "Double Happiness" character ice cubes, Buddha statues, and old-fashioned Chinese textiles re-imagined in modern settings are some examples of their products. Their growing fashion line includes unisex t-shirts, menswear, womenswear, and undergarments. Accessories include belts, caps, fragrances, keychains, pins, umbrellas, and watches. In 2003, the company introduced its trademark slogan, Delay No More, to the market.
In June 2009, G.O.D. collaborated with "Starbucks" () to create the first ever Starbucks store in the world to incorporate a Bing Sutt corner, a concept designed by G.O.D. that fuses the retro Hong Kong teahouse style with the contemporary look of a coffeehouse. A very unique Starbucks store was built as a collaborative project with the quintessential Hong Kong brand Goods of Desire.
Lend Lease unveils the crown jewel of shopping malls in the West of Singapore: Jem. Set to be the "gem" at the heart of the new commercial hub of the West, it will be the region’s mall of choice, seamlessly blending shopping with entertainment, functionality with experience and community culture with Orchard Road inspiration.
With the great retailer partnerships they have secured, they are well-placed to achieve their vision to become the first choice location for shopping and leisure in the West of Singapore. The mall aims to bring the best of Orchard Road to the West with shopping, entertainment, food and leisure all under one roof.
Upon completion in the second quarter of 2013, Jem will be Singapore’s 3rd largest suburban shopping mall with six levels spanning a gross floor area of 818,000 sq ft (76,000 sq m) and housing over 280 retailers. To date, 50% of the retail area has been leased.
Six major anchor tenants have already been secured. Cathay will feature the largest 10 screen cinema multiplex in the West with daily midnight movies. The new retro-chic themed multiplex will boast of eight commercial halls and two Platinum Movie Suites with a total seating capacity of 1,800. This project marks their first venture and sets in motion Cathay Cineplexes’ expansion in the western part of Singapore. With its opening, you can look forward to late-night movie screenings and an extraordinary cinema-going experience of the utmost visual and audio quality for which Cathay Cineplexes is renowned.
The Robinsons Group of Companies will also be marking their first suburban venture with their flagship Robinson’s department store and a Marks & Spencer store. The new Robinson will be the biggest suburban departmental store in Singapore, spanning over 85,000 sq ft.
Fairprice Xtra will provide everyday grocery shopping with a 70,000 sq ft hypermarket. The new Courts will be a 20,000 sq ft lifestyle store complete with tablet “bars” and Wi-Fi chill zones, while Koufu will provide an 18,000 sq ft food court with a breathtaking sky garden view.
In keeping with the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s decentralisation strategy to provide jobs closer to homes, and business hubs outside the city centre, there will also be an office tower situated above the retail component scheduled for completion in late 2013.
Jem is strategically located adjacent to the transportation hub in Jurong East. There is direct access to the Jurong East MRT station that serves both north-south and east-west train lines. The mall is also exceptionally well connected due to its close proximity to the Jurong East Bus Interchange and has above ground connectivity to neighbouring sites. It is expected to service 1.12 million people (20% of Singapore’s total population) who reside within Jem’s main trade area by 2013.
ColorWash understands that the bags and shoes brought in to them are special to you, and each of their range of services is tailor-made to the specific requirements of each bag/shoes, as well as to your individual needs.
When you bring your bag/shoes in, each item is individually assessed by their team of experienced specialists, who are trained in the most effective and current methods of cleaning and coloring. This consultation process happens right at the beginning before you make any decision about the care of your bag. In addition to cleaning and coloring, they can also repair your bag/shoes to suit your needs.
This personalized service and attention ensures that your bag/shoes is treated to the most appropriate care for its individual make, rather than a general wash or color. They also strive to provide total solutions for the bag/shoes you bring in, whether it is to recommend an alternative solution to conceal a permanent stain that cannot be removed through cleaning, or find the perfect button for a repair. Their service approach also means their experts will give honest advice regarding the care of your bag/shoes, not pushing unnecessary services or promising results that cannot be achieved.
ColorWash cleaning specialists are trained to meticulously clean each and all parts of your bag/shoes, inside and outside. Cleaning agents are carefully chosen according to the specific requirements of the constituent materials of your bag/shoes to achieve the best results and to ensure that your bag is protected from damage during the cleaning process.
Their coloring specialists are trained to have a keen eye to select and mix colors that will re-produce a close match to the original color of your bag/shoes. Colors are custom-made to suit your preference and the previous color of the item. They are then applied with precision control by the color specialist to ensure a beautiful finish.
Their extensive knowledge and years of experience, as well as their dedication to service, have made ColorWash a leading expert in the field of bag and shoe care.
Francfranc has recently opened their first Singapore store at J-Cube. The store sits on the second floor, with a huge opening over the balcony and features all of their great product ranges. They will be opening another store this summer at Vivo City.
Francfranc is a designer and retailer of home lifestyle products, offering rich, quality designs at reasonable prices. Founded in Japan, they offer an always evolving blend of home accessories, furniture, lighting and personal gifts. Their aim is to provide a remarkable and immersing customer experience inside a visually rich environment that surprises and delights that will surprise you in every turn.
For them, creating a better living space is about designing everything from the ground up. This is where you live and you want to make each day enjoyable, so choose large, bright furniture pieces to create a space that is bright and bold for example.
Also get to enjoy THE POST, a mini Francfranc kiosk located outside their store where visitors can get an exclusive first look at Francfranc's item ranges in a convenient place while out and about. Items on offer can be used around the office or school, while travelling or as a small gift.
A new excitement is being injected into Buona Vista, with the area’s first major mall in over 30 years opening in September 2012. A lifestyle oasis offering extended hours and alfresco chill-out options.
The Star Vista will have 110 shops across its three levels from Basement 1 to Level 2. In line with its positioning as a lifestyle mall, more than 50% of the mall’s 163,000 square feet has been set aside for dining outlets. You will enjoy extended hours alfresco chill-out options at destination F&B outlets such as Shiraz and Senor Taco.
Coffee lovers will be spoilt for choice at The Star Vista, with several aromatic blends brewing. Jamaica Blue will open its first outlet in South-east Asia at the mall.
Seafood lovers will enjoy the freshest seafood at the first Boston Seafood Diner in Singapore. Cosy and casual, the restaurant will offer the city’s favourites such as New England Clam Chowder and Lobster Bisque.
Koufu will operate a new concept at its 15,000 square feet food court at Level 2. The Kitchen will serve up healthier versions of both local favourites, such as home-made yong tau foo, and international delights. You can choose to dine alfresco amidst the lush greenery at The Star Vista.
Cold Storage will operate a 7,000 square feet supermarket at Basement 1, offering quality fresh food and convenience.
International shoe store Footin will operate its first outlet in Singapore, offering trendy and affordable shoes. Popular online fashion store Love Mi will open a physical outlet in Singapore at The Star Vista.
The environmentally-friendly building’s layout encourages air movement, resulting in a naturally cool environment in the common areas. This was made possible after studies on wind flow and the optimal ways to enhance air flow through The Star Vista, for the comfort of visitors. At the base of its spectacular 33-metre high Grand Foyer is a 200-seat amphitheatre and water feature, which helps cool breezes flow through the building.
Déja Vu Vintage has launched a new pop-up accessories concept named The Haute Tribe at One Raffles Place. The pop-up store will stock a great variety of jewelry, bags and accessories, and wider price range. The jewelry range is very diverse, you will find semi-precious, gold, silver, handmade, costume jewelry.
Designers for the new concept come from all corners of the globe such as US, Australia, UK, NZ, HK, Korea, etc. Some are established independent labels, others new but tasteful emerging designers.
The boutique will be introducing a new label "HL", under the Hanculture umbrella. Created and designed by founder Honey Lee, the new collection flaunts original designs adorned with beads and natural stones such as turquoise, agate, lapis, amethyst, and onyx. The eye catching, feminine style of "HL" has gained much popularity amongst Korean celebrities and trend setters internationally.
The decor is luxe bohemian with a signature green modern tribal print and Moroccan influences.
Over the years, Déja Vu Vintage has garnered a reputation not just for its premium range of vintage, but also sports a significant fan base for its accessories range.
With over 60 years of High Jewelry history, seduction, goldsmith excellence, creativity, magic and passion, including a double turnover in the past 5 years, the historic Capri brand of fine jewellery and one of the most successful ‘Made in Italy’ gemstone stories, Chantecler, has a new luxury boutique in the prestigious Scotts Square Singapore called Home.
The brand was a favourite amongst the elegant and aristocratic Hollywood beauties from past to present including Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy. It was created by Salvatore Aprea in 1947 and has stayed in the family since then.
Their new concept boutique is meticulously studied and fashioned by the Maison in collaboration with the Italian architect Baciocchi to recreate the extraordinary ambiance of the Dolce Vita in Capri.
Inspired by a bourgeoisie lounge from Capri house in the fifties, the interior, fashioned by the trademark coral-coloured fabric, exact copies of the armchairs used in the 18th century San Carlo Theatre in Naples, original antique furniture, exquisite tallboys and cozy sitting room welcomes guests with the same warm and joyful Capri hospitality as all of its boutiques worldwide, distant from the stiff formalism of the jewellery world.
They believe in the importance of the beauty of the precious gemstones. They have an array of fun, exquisite jewellery. Their unique pieces, paired with the authentic history and tradition of the Chantecler brand, will definitely appeal to you, if you appreciates the finer details in life.
The value of Italian manufacture and the quality of craftsmanship are details the Aprea’s family guarantees in designing these pleasurable jewelry collection.
The Chantecler boutique in Scotts Square Singapore joins the flagship boutiques in Capri and in Milan, Cortina and Tokyo and over 130 selected jewellery shops in Italy and in the most exclusive locations around the world, such as Palm Beach, Monaco, Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Beirut, Istanbul and Moscow.