With an aim to promote good design appreciation through curated lifestyle products from across the globe, Grafunkt at Funan stands out with their range of contemporary and forward-thinking designs that combine creativity, functionality and quality – making it an essential destination if you're looking to spruce up your home.
Through conscious curation, a collection of well-respected craftsmanship from around the world - France (Ligne Roset), Japan (Conde House, Time & Style), Spain (Sancal, Treku), Denmark (Hay, Muuto) is housed at Grafunkt's new showroom. What sets them apart? They do what they like, and that's the difference. Through this space, Grafunkt will share with you objects that combine functionality and longevity - pieces that you can enjoy for a long time. Their objective is to create a space that inspires and reflects what people actually like and how they actually want to shop.
Backed by 70 years of experience in manufacturing premium upholstery furniture, Chateau d'Ax is now in Singapore! They take pride in bringing quality Italian furniture that add beauty and functional comfort to any home. Visit their showroom at Palais Renaissance.
Chateau d’Ax is a leading manufacturer of upholstery furniture. Since 1948 Chateau d’Ax creates exclusive products. Helmed by the Colombo family for three generations, Chateau d’Ax upholds the strong values of family tradition, craftsmanship, quality, and unbeatable comfort.
Today, Chateau d’Ax is a leading Italian brand with more than 450 stores in 84 countries. Every day 2500 families in the world buy a sofa in one of the 450 monobrand Chateau d’Ax stores. Unique designs set their sofas apart from others. Every sofa comes with a choice of leather or fabric coverings that offer freedom of design.
Craft By 3 is a homegrown interior design-and-build studio built around the notion that form follows function, using quality products that outlive trends. Its creative direction is led by founder and Creative Director Idris Akbar with a refined aesthetic dedicated to creating beautiful spaces. Its two-storey showroom is filled with ideas where you can begin on your voyage to create one’s ideal and unique space.
Their 1,700 sq ft two-level design studio and showroom located at the Proxima @ Gambas in Sembawang pairs understated furniture with muted textures and tones on walls and flooring. It is designed in a way to make one feel at ease, calming the mind and senses as one steps through to the living room, weaving past the ground floor of the showroom that contains a studio, the kitchen proper and elements of the bedroom. The highlight of the space is the Korean Concept Pole System Wardrobe, inspired by the very idea of a walk-in wardrobe.
Craft by 3 carries various surfacing and flooring materials from partners such as Quartz and KompacPlus.
In addition to custom-tailored design, Craft by 3 also offers essential home decor packages which include all the work needed for a new home – carpentry, cement work, plumbing and wiring – and can be requested upon inquiry.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, has opened a spectacular new wines and spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 .
At 11,400 square feet across two floors, the store is DFS Group’s largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco. The opening of the store marks a milestone in DFS’ leadership and innovation in retail, and the realization of a new vision for retail at Changi Airport.
Designed by Masamichi Katayama, the award-winning interior designer and founder of design firm Wonderwall, the store showcases the luxury retailer’s full assortment of wines, spirits and tobacco in a visually dramatic store environment and façade inspired by flowing water and undulating shapes. Within the store, warm and modern design elements accentuated by a double-height atrium measuring over eight meters high provides an inviting shopping and tasting environment for travellers.
Amongst the store’s most innovative features are expanded common areas designed especially for lifestyle and cultural experiences. This includes a Raffles Long Bar – in collaboration with one of Singapore’s most historical landmarks, the Raffles Hotel - the ground-floor atrium tasting bars and a private lounge. The Long Bar will serve its famed cocktail invention, the original Singapore Sling. These common areas also provide space for guided tastings and a monthly program of exciting and interactive activities, featuring master classes for cocktail mixology, bartending and hosting at home.
In the new duplex store, DFS also introduces Changi’s first branded boutiques for wines and spirits, situated on the second floor. Nine brands – Absolut, Dom Pérignon, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Hennessy, Johnnie Walker, The Macallan, Martell, and Penfolds – will showcase their heritage and their finest products within individually-designed boutiques, from the travel trunk-inspired Johnnie Walker House to the Glenfiddich boutique’s cellar and cask design. The store will also host visits from master distillers, blenders and brand ambassadors throughout the year, and unveil worldwide product launches for these nine brands.
Ippudo, well-recognised for their quality authentic Hakata ramen, will be marking their foray into yet another different concept and product - Japanese sake - bringing the best that Japan has to offer for Singapore to experience. Bar Ippudo, the first of its kind in Singapore under the Ippudo brand, will be launched mid-May at Shaw Centre next to their dining restaurant.
Serving as both retail and dine-in, Bar Ippudo serves as a one-stop store for sake connoisseurs and if you are interested in learning more about this piece of Japanese culture, as well as if you seek a cosy interior to unwind over a large variety of sake.
While the bar itself is not part of the dining restaurant’s interior, it is conveniently situated across the restaurant’s entrance, boasting a sleek and simple décor with a long communal high table, welcoming you to lounge at the table, both seating and standing. Bar Ippudo is partnered with over 20 sake breweries from all over Japan, showcasing each region’s specialty brew, totaling an impressive selection of over 70 sake choices which are featured in glass display for you to take your pick from.
Sake is traditionally paired with otsumami, where you can take sips in between bites. Bar Ippudo also promotes this tradition with a simple bar food menu of creations by their Japanese chef. A well-known favourite would be Oden, typically found on the streets of Japan with simmered ingredients such as white radish, konnyaku, boiled egg and others in clear soup, as well as items such as Miso Yaki and more.
Nestled amid 15 acres of lush tropical gardens, The Waterfall offers authentic and unique Southern Italian cuisine that combines the freshest seafood, handmade pastas and heirloom recipes from Chef de Cuisine Marco De Vincentis. Within the eclectic colonial interiors of the restaurant lies a treasure trove of fresh seasonal produce.
The restaurant's wine list is unlike any other. Choose from an extensive collection of wines to embark on a tasting journey spanning Italy. Savour Waterfall’s house wine, Nero d'Avola, which is made from the most important red wine grape in Sicily, in the unique Boccalino. Indulge in an extensive collection of sherries and grappas. For coffee lovers, baristas are trained to pull the perfect shot of illy brew throughout the day.
The latest edition to the Keong Saik district is an urban Izakaya, Neon Pigeon.
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a Japanese Izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
With a selection of starters (appropriately named ‘Bird Feed’), soups, greens, seafood and meats, Japanese snacks are given a modern and in-house twist at Neon Pigeon. The Izakaya-style menu, designed for tastings, serves up dishes in ‘small’ or ‘large’ portions and you are recommended to order six to eight small dishes to share between two people.
A look at the menu and you will notice the heavy use of classic, no-frills Japanese flavours in the condiments and among the assortment of "Bird Feed", is a cold dish of Chilled Cucumber with home-mixed crushed chilli peanuts, nori (seaweed) and goma (sesame), as well as the Tsukune Sliders, an east-meets-west combo of a Japanese meatball patty and a western slider bun, coupled with pickled kyuri (Japanese cucumber) and tare (soy basting sauce) aioli.
Keeping up with the fun-sharing concept, Neon Pigeon also offers a large format dining option of Barbecued Pork Shoulder for groups of four to six. With a two-day advance order required, the hearty fare of pork shoulder is slow-cooked for 20 hours and served in a black pepper teriyaki glaze, with a ginger scallion dipping sauce, bibb lettuce wraps, steamed buns, a spring onion salad, onigiri rice cake, kimchi and pickles to complement.
Also an integral part of the concept’s underground vibe is the Neon Pigeon bar. The bar’s Japanese-inspired drinks list includes a selection of Japanese beers and whiskeys, each a representative of different prefectures, as well as a curated list of spirits and Japanese inspired speciality cocktails. These include Throw A Kyuri-Ken, a vodka-based cocktail with a refreshing touch of lemon juice, yuzu and cucumber, as well as Harajuku Girl, a mix of gin, shiso leaf, and plum bitters.
The bar also houses a selection of sake of varying fragrances and complexity, including a range of Junmai, Daiginjo, Ginjo and Honjozo sakes, that were all hand-picked from sake distilleries across Japan to complement the dishes offered at Neon Pigeon.
Specially designed by US-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the Neon Pigeon space at The Working Capitol building on Keong Saik is built to own the vibe of a hidden spot off the main street only known to the locals, as a veiled corner of an urban metropolis. The exterior shows only a fluorescent pink pigeon, lit when in business, while the interior is paved with raw elements of steel and bricks that are softened with sophisticatedly designed wood finishing, giving the social hangout an urban grit with comfort and familiarity – an atmosphere reminiscent of Shibuya district in Tokyo or East Village in New York. A semi-open concept kitchen is also featured, with the action in the kitchen open for a close-up view.
A final and crucial touch to the space is the loud graffiti work plastered on the walls of the interior that gives the restaurant a touch of the underground New York City vibe. The team had specially commissioned local visual artist, ZERO to create these murals.
Trace is a new multi-sensory club, bringing something unique to the clubbing scene in Singapore.
Its name is conceptualized to anchor a guiding path for a new community of club-goers and party people. As a physical translation of this "path", Trace placed emphasis on its lasers, light shows and premier sound system to establish itself as a premium VIP bottle service club with the full dance experience.
Within its compact lounge seating layout, you will enter in a experiential black box of surprises; multi-dimensional architectural light shows, pulsating 3D projection mappings, programmed LED outlining lights, in-built smoke machines and top-of-the-game surround sound speakers.
Trace's interior decor and lighting effects are designed by Director Bu Shukun, who runs Architology Interiors Pte Ltd.
The club is 2800 sq ft with 7 VIP booths that line the perimeter of the space. A centre island of 6 sofa tables is set amidst a circulatory loop of mingling space for you to party around.
A prominent DJ console is anchored with a full 3D projection mapped wall. Within the symmetrically-laid out club, the 3 dance catwalk platforms provide full visual connectivity around the space. Premium alcohol bottles line the bar display, promptly served with dazzling light shows to various VIP tables.
Led by award winning Chef Fung Chi Keung, the team of culinary masters at Xin Yue wows the modern discerning gourmands with an elaborate menu of classic and creative interpretation of heritage Cantonese recipes.
Much to your delight, the menu at Xin Yue offers a line-up of delectable dim sums, sumptuous roasting fares and well-loved celebrated Cantonese dishes. Be surprised by their occasional seasonal menu which uses the freshest catch and ingredients if you prefer something off the main menu.
Indulge in the pursuit of an exquisite Cantonese fare while you experience impeccable guest services in a modern elegant interior.
The Finnish cult label, Marimekko will be opening its first standalone store in Singapore at the soon-to-open Capitol Piazza in March.
Marimekko, translated literally means “Mary-dress.” Known for their bold, effusive textiles and readymade products, Marimekko has become a respected name in the design world.
The brand is renowned for its original prints and colours. Their designs and manufactures high-quality interior decoration items range from furnishing fabrics to tableware as well as clothing, bags and other accessories.