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Star Wars X Nathan Yong: From Star Wars to Home Decor Articles

Star Wars X Nathan Yong: From Star Wars to Home Decor Articles

Star Wars X Nathan Yong, home décor articles and sculptures inpired by the instruments of war from the epic movie series.

 

Nathan Yong’s semi abstract marble sculptures are inspired by some of the greatest moments from Star Wars.

In collaboration with Disney, Singaporean designer Nathan Yong has unveiled a new collection of marble home décor articles that got their inspiration from some of the most important Star Wars scenes. His powers of invention will continue to wow those with a lifelong love of the epic motion picture series.

Besides Jedi knights, the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, and the greatest villains of all time, it’s the weapons and vehicles in Star Wars that have captivated millions of viewers across the globe. The same was true for the newly released Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi.

(Left) The black marbel side table gets its inspiration from the TIE-Fighter, a war vehicle of the Imperial Fleet. (Right) The white marble table is modeled after the Millennium Falcon commanded by Han Solo.

The epic moments of the story of a long time ago have inspired the Singaporean designer to create a new collection of marble home décor articles called Star Wars x Nathan Yong. Nathan, who owns the independent, foreward thinkingh brand Grafunkt recently unveiled his latest inventions at the 2018 International Furniture Fair Singapore. The collection included side tables influenced by the design of four machines and vehicles from Star Wars; namely, the Millennium Falcon, the TIE-Fighter, the all-terrain armored transport AT-AT, and the Sandcrawler. For each model, only tree pieces were made.

(Left) The side table in warm brownish hue is modeled on the mobile fortress Sandcrawler. (Right) The marble table gets its inpiration from the all-terrain armored transport AT-AT.

Why Star Wars? Nathan puts it this way. “I am stoked to have the opportunity to collaborate with Disney on this collection as Star Wars is very much a part of me and my generation’s life with its imperative pop culture impact and influence. Being a classic film while its contemporaries fade into obscurity, Star Wars remains timeless, accompanying us from boyhood through adulthood.”

His latest collection of semi abstruct sculptures debuted alongside leading European brands featured at this year’s International Furniture Fair Singapore, which took place from March 8-11.

 

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TIFF 2017 Showcases Beautiful ASEAN Vibes

TIFF 2017 Showcases Beautiful ASEAN Vibes

A Mecca of the latest in designs and lifestyle trends from across the Region, TIFF 2017 is the exhibition you can’t afford to miss.

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Photography: Rithirong Chanthongsuk

Every year the Thailand International Furniture Fair (TIFF) continues to attract wider audiences from across the country. The landmark event has become a Mecca for designers, craftspeople, and the industries to present the latest in designs and innovative ideas to public views. Here are some of the trend-setting shows from 8-12 March 2017.


– Podium –

Podium’s 2017 collection features beautiful pieces of cane furniture made using the latest in cane weaving techniques. Also known as rattan, or wicker among Americans and Scandinavians, cane furniture is sought after by aficionados of the minimalist and Tropical decorating style.

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– Yothaka –

An exciting collection by Yathaka is known as “Yothaka X Galvanii.” It’s the product of collaboration between the master craftsman and the galvanized steel furniture specialist. The Yothaka collection offers a series of metal panels with complementing weaving crafts that blend well with galvanized steel sofa sets by Galvanii.

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“Customers prefer our products because they not only give their homes a refreshing change, but also make good conversation starters.” - Suwan Kongkhunthian, designer at Yothaka
“Customers prefer our products because they not only give their homes a refreshing change, but also make good conversation starters.” – Suwan Kongkhunthian, designer at Yothaka

– Galvanii –

Durable galvanized steel is an ideal material for outdoor furniture. Galvanii has the design and cutting-edge technology capable of doing exactly that.

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– Hat –

Hat is a group of award-winning designers. The cohort of creative thinkers is widely known for impressive designs of great originality.

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– Kenkoon –

Highlights of the Kenkoon booth include an enormous coffee table designed for the outdoors. The table comes wrapped in materials designed to emulate beautiful sedimentary rock formations.

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Design // Metchanun Suensilpong and Group
“This table is made of the material that we’ve never used before. You can expect more of new materials from Kenkoon Design in the near future,” Metchanun Suensilpong
“This table is made of the material that we’ve never used before. You can expect more of new materials from Kenkoon Design in the near future,” Metchanun Suensilpong

– BaanchaaN –

A forest of elegant chandeliers and hanging lamp ideas by BaanchaaN is inspired by the beauty of weaving crafts.

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– Masaya –

This up and coming brand is making great progress and likely to become even more successful in brass furniture design. Masaya just won a DEmark Award last year.

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– Ease –

Ease, an embroidery design studio, has come up with the aptly named, “Silence Collection” for 2017. Its embroidery design acoustic board is the product of collaboration between Ease and Feltech.

Design // Nichepak Torsutkanok and Wanus Choketaweesak
Design // Nichepak Torsutkanok and Wanus Choketaweesak
“I want to bring common patterns in everyday life to the limelight, whether it’s old wallpaper patterns, or curved iron designs, or tile patterns,” Wanus Choketaweesak
“I want to bring common patterns in everyday life to the limelight, whether it’s old wallpaper patterns, or curved iron designs, or tile patterns,” Wanus Choketaweesak

– Plural Designs –

Plural Designs rose to fame with its ingenious modern design. Now the designer has made the brand even more attractive by adding a touch of craftwork to the design.

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– Dots Object –

The wooden fixed-gear bicycles on display bespeak the designer’s passion for bicycle riding.

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Design // Krit Phutpim

– Deesawat –

Deesawat, one of Thailand’s big names in furniture making, reveals a new lounger with brilliant design. Made for space saving and mobility, the comfortable lounger can fold vertically, pack, and store neatly when not needed.

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Design // Kodai Iwamoto
Design // Kodai Iwamoto

– Corner 43 –

Making heads turn at TIFF 2017 are a set of woven chairs by “Salt and Pepper Design Studio X Corner 43.” The eye-catching chairs are made using special weaving techniques. The group also has on display plenty of beautiful pieces inspired by weaving crafts.

Design // Salt and Pepper Design Studio
Design // Salt and Pepper Design Studio

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– Bambunique –

Bambunique takes the charm of bamboo into the world of contemporary design. It features new collections including beautifully handcrafted cosmos tables and Tether chairs in pleasing shades that restore glory to bamboo design.

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Cosmos table and Tether chairs
Cosmos table and Tether chairs

– Studio 248 –

This young and synergized group has never run short of great ideas. Its showcase this year includes an expandable pendant lamp shade for indoor use, and a wooden folding chair.

Design // Jakkapun Charinratana
Design // Jakkapun Charinratana
“Asked to design a chair for TCDC Commons, I come up with one that is foldable, easy to carry and stack up, but still comfortable enough to sit on,” Jakkapun Charinratana
“Asked to design a chair for TCDC Commons, I come up with one that is foldable, easy to carry and stack up, but still comfortable enough to sit on,” Jakkapun Charinratana

– Ayodhaya –

Ayodhaya’s signature is about using natural materials for their ability to bring out a touch of the Orient. Its products should go well with eco-chic decor.

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– Plato –

If you are a big fan of teak wood furniture, the Plato booth is a must-visit.

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– Mobella –

Mobella creatively adds a traditional Thai-style ambience to the living room with a comfy modern sofa set. The company also introduces “Mobella Home,” a sister brand, at this year’s show.

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“This year we launch “Mobella Home,” a collection of accessories inspired by traditional Thai handcrafted items. Our goal is to show the charm of Asian design to the world,” Anupol Yooyuen, design director at Mobella.
“This year we launch “Mobella Home,” a collection of accessories inspired by traditional Thai handcrafted items. Our goal is to show the charm of Asian design to the world,” Anupol Yooyuen, design director at Mobella.

– Eqologist –

Uniquely designed indoor pendants by Eqologist are made of eco-friendly cassava particles with a bamboo base.

Design // Anon Pairot
Design // Anon Pairot

– ROOM Lab –

ROOM Lab is a group of fun and creative designers. These wall clock designs crafted of wood highlight the brand’s charm and personality.

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– Patapian –

Patapian presents fine woodcraft products paired with unique weaving designs. This year the designers introduce two new items — an adjustable wood tray, and a handheld mirror inspired by a snail in motion.

Design // Supattra Kreaksakul and Varongkorn Tienaprmpool
Design // Supattra Kreaksakul and Varongkorn Tienaprmpool
“We love weaving crafts. We are inspired by nature and every little surrounding detail in our daily lives. We try weaving everything, even plastic and brass wire. It feels good when our customers appreciate the stories behind our works of art,” Supattra Kreaksakul
“We love weaving crafts. We are inspired by nature and every little surrounding detail in our daily lives. We try weaving everything, even plastic and brass wire. It feels good when our customers appreciate the stories behind our works of art,” Supattra Kreaksakul

 

 

Living ASEAN’s Picks / Baanlaesuan Fair 2016

Living ASEAN’s Picks / Baanlaesuan Fair 2016

The Baanlaesuan Fair 2016 takes pride in being your one-stop home expo offering a full array of quality goods, services, and solutions to your home improvement needs. Here you will find everything, from cool furniture to exquisite decor items to gorgeous selections of plants, and the list goes on.

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Story: Bundaree Deewong /// Photo: Sungwan Phratem

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Whether you are in the market for home and gardening supplies or electrical appliances or building materials, the 2016 event has it all. For easy shopping, each zone is clearly defined, offering distinctive arrays of new ideas that best suit your every need. Living ASEAN is on hand to highlight the information that will pique your interest.

Craftsmanship and modern design are inextricably linked. It is up to the designer to incorporate them in both planning and production stages. And it shows in the marketplace.

91. Made for everyday use, this set of ceramic crockery by Dek-Din is bewitchingly beautiful.

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2. Nothing goes to waste. These ingenious gadgets by Dog Dream are among fantastic decor items made from recycled materials.

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3. For those enthusiastic about frames, there are plenty of creative ideas from Ease.

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4. Inspired by wrought iron designs, these earthenware pieces are beautifully handcrafted by Srinlim.

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5. Communicating meanings through shapes, colors, and textures, this “College Art Framework” is by Element Eden.

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6. Created by Citrus Limetta Fabric, these cute throw pillows and a matching tote bag are inspired by native flowers of Thailand.

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7. Known as “Metallic 3D Wall Modular,” these pyramid-shaped décor ideas are from 3D Surface.

"Anu" lamp made of cassava fiber, designed by Anon Pairot, from eqologist

8. “Anu” lamp made of cassava fiber, designed by Anon Pairot, by Eqologist

Photo: Eqologist

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9. If rope knitting and woven fabrics are for you, these handcrafted chairs from Corner 43 are just awesome.

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10. Steel Outdoor Chair with Rope Knitting by Corner 43

Thailand BIG+BIH 2016 / Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware

Thailand BIG+BIH 2016 / Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware

 Thailand BIG+BIH 2016 / Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware

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Story: Bundaree Deewong /// Photo: Bundaree Deewong, Sungwan Phratem

ASEAN’s International trade fair for trendy gift and lifestyle products took place from April 19th to 23rd, 2016 (trade Days the 19th to 21st, public days the 22nd and 23rd) at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand.

This was the 41st edition of BIG+BIH, and it was organized under the concept “ASEAN Life+Style.” In the attractive “Fresh Taiwan,” “design lifestyle” products from Taiwanese designers were shown; “DEmark Award showcase” put on display well-designed Thai products now on the international market that had won Design Excellence prizes, and “SACICT Art & Craft” exhibited Thai folk arts and crafts products representing “Thainess” from local design traditions. The fair also featured product exhibits that provided an excellent platform for Thai designers and new entrepreneurs to show their latest collections.

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Dhanabadee, the famous ceramic shop from Lampang, Thailand
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Fresh Taiwan exhibition : design lifestyle products from Taiwanese designers
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Isan Collection : the project of the northeast design in Thailand
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Oggi, wooden furniture brand in Scandinavian accent

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Showcases at the fair were set out in 3 zones: BIG, BIG Design, and BIH. The most popular products of the fair were gifts and handicraft decorative items, household products, pet products and services.

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About home, modern wooden furniture and lamp in sophisticated style
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Unique design lamp made of veneer wood
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Hari Ora, wooden furniture shop
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Qualy, plastic objects in design
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Idealize shop, furniture that made of natural materials such as scrap wood and old tree stumps.
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Tin Home Toy, lifestyle products which made of galvanize sheets
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L-Living, decoration items for holiday homes

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Joar, unique stone lamps
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Baanchaan, Asian style hanging lamp
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C-Ssence, Bananamache product
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Klaps Design, modern furniture brand

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link: http://oct2016.bigandbih.com/

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