Ever looked up into the inky black sky wondering what lies beyond our blue planet? Man’s curiosity about outer space, the afterlife, and our existence in the world have inspired the colour palette forecast of 2018/ 2019 by the foremost authority on colour, the Pantone Color Institute. The seven colours of this trend, which include blacker blacks, oil-slick purples and infinitely deep indigos, have been inspired by mineral shades shaped by unknown forces, and alien forms and surfaces, they say. The hues suggest an unnatural otherworldly provenance that dovetails with the belief that in the future, living on another planet could be an actual possibility.
Three-d conceptwerke is an interior design firm known for their innovative out-of-the-box design approach to interiors. Always striving to be one step ahead of the pack, they have used laminates extensively in their projects to help achieve progressive looks for their clients. We showcase their latest projects using Lamitak laminates and quizzed a member of their design team on their modus operandi when it comes to the use of laminates.
Lamitak offers more than 400 laminate designs to choose from. But sometimes it only takes one to create impressive interiors. Interior design firm Wee Studio turned this 1,465 sqft four-bedroom apartment at The Interlace into a contemporary, yet luxurious abode which exudes swish hotel-like aesthetics.
You might have heard would-be HDB flat homeowners whooping for joy when news broke earlier this year that all kitchens in new HDB flats would be open-concept. The Housing Board will no longer be building walls that divide the kitchen from the rest of the home. This gives homeowners more flexibility and creativity in planning and using their space, plus the bonus of having common areas that look and feel larger. But being open means cookspaces face the pressure now to look good, as they’re put on show for all to see.
The popularity of the industrial look for homes has a lot to do with their ‘edgy’ appeal, thanks to the raw unpolished surfaces seen in actual industrial spaces, such as unplastered concrete and oxidised or rusted metal. But did you know that ‘rusted metal’ can conjure up a completely different, classy look for your home? Here’s the proof!
In the first of this series, we speak to interior designers to get their top tips on using laminates, and how they have used the material in their projects for maximum effect.