Alt.o by Commune has been pushing the design envelope with the recent debut of the Tierra collection, a sleek and modern furniture line inspired by the rustic charm of exotic locales such as America’s sunshine-filled West Coast or the richly textured deserts of the Southwest states.
Defined by earthy neutral tones, clean-lined silhouette and refined finishes, the Tierra collection is a creative exercise in desert-chic – a bohemian-inspired decorating style that embodies quirky energy, whimsical ingenuity and romantic creativity.
Launched in February, the series encompasses an eclectic array of furniture ranging from sofa, dining table, armchair, bench, console, coat hanger to bar cart, composed mainly of terrazzo and American oak wood with sleek metallic accents that offer a harmonious marriage of optimal comfort and modernity.
As a furniture arm of Commune, Alt.o by Commune stays true to Commune’s vision to shake up traditional furniture designs with elevated quality and technology-enhanced innovation, demonstrated in both Alt.o’s original designs and like-minded brands represented by Commune. Positioned as an upscale furniture provider, Alt.o by Commune aspires to offer unique and refined furniture designs as well as inspirations to design aficionados and bon vivant alike.
With the festive season nearing, the brand is offering a New Year New Feel sale with 15% off for pre-order sofa and an extra 10% off for orders over HK$50K.
Featured in above image is the Tierra dining table, made by solid oak wood in matte finish with steel legs in sandy army green finish, leather rope and leather braiding. It is flanked by Tierra arm chairs and a Tierra Bench, upholstered in genuine saddle nut leather.
Shown above is the Tierra sideboard with a solid terrazzo top and a solid oak edge in matte finish, paired with the Tierra arm chair upholstered in genuine saddle nut leather.
The Tierra 3-Seater and 1-Seater sofa set that features solid oak frame with matte finish and Rattan sides, supported by steel legs in sandy army green finish. Next to it is the Tierra coffee table and end table with solid terrazzo tops, solid oak wood edges in matte finish.
The Tierra coat hanger, shown above, boasts steel legs in sandy army green finish and plywood shelving.
The elegant Chaise lounge is available in various fabric or leather choices.
The versatile and durable terrazzo is at the forefront of the series.
Find out more about the Tierra collection here.
Commune Life Hong Kong
Address: 120 The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par St, Tsuen Wan
Phone: 2323 3796
French luxury furniture brand Liaigre has stepped up its retail presence in Asia with the launch of its first showroom in the prestigious area of Admiralty, Hong Kong.
Located at Two Pacific Place – a premier commercial tower connected to Pacific Place Mall and high-end hotels in Admiralty – the 2,436-square-foot showroom is home to a sophisticated mix of Liaigre furniture spanning table lamp, armchair, console and sofa, which are showcased in tastefully curated home design settings.
The Hong Kong showroom adds to the brand’s growing presence in Asia, which includes operating showrooms in Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul and lately Shanghai, as the brand continues on a strong growth track. Each showroom bears a specific identity, anchored in the local culture and geographical environment of the city where it is located.
Founded in the ‘80s by late French design veteran Christian Liaigre, the creative mind behind the homes of Calvin Klein and Karl Lagerfeld, Liaigre is renowned for its clean-lined and elegant furniture that celebrates traditional French craftsmanship. Today, the studio is led by CEO Christophe Caillaud, with Frauke Meyer being the creative director, who was headhunted by Liaigre himself in 1998.
Apart from furniture manufacturing, Liaigre is also associated with ultra-luxury projects around the world — from yachting and architectural projects, to lighting, furniture, accessories, decoration and styling.
Liaigre Hong Kong Showroom
Address: Suites 1320-22 13/F Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway
Tel: +852 2813 6100
Gone are the days when we heat and boil water using an electric kettle or chill water in a fridge. With Quooker’s innovative all-in-one water tap collection that provides filtered boiling, cold, chilled and even sparkling water, you can now make oatmeal for breakfast or a refreshing glass of mojito for Happy Hours straight from the tap.
Boasting a slim curved spout with a variety of finishes to choose from, the Quooker system delivers boiling water at 100°C from an under-sink tank, in which a special active carbon filter is deployed to purify the water. Quooker offers three water tank models including PRO3 and PRO7 (3 and 7 litres capacity respectively) for instant boiling water, and the COMBI tank that produces not only boiling water but also hot water at 40 to 60°C.
Instead of boiler technology, all water tanks by Quooker are fitted with patented high-vacuum insulation which keeps the water at a constant temperature of 108°C. When you turn on the tap, the water cools off a bit so that it is still truly boiling when it flows from the tap (100°C). While the water is flowing out of the tap, fresh water immediately flows into the tank.
To maximise household safety, the tap comes with a childproof double-push-and-turn handle with a light ring that turns red when the water is being heated up and boiling water is being dispensed, preventing kids from accessing the boiling water.
In addition to the boiling water tank, you can also enjoy instant cool filtered and sparkling water with the Quooker CUBE – an extra tank installed next to the boiling water tank in your kitchen cabinet. The Quooker CUBE is equipped with a CO₂ cylinder to supply up to 60 litres of chilled sparkling water. You can choose between all-in-one taps with integrated mixer and Twintaps that have a separate mixer tap.
Established in 1970 in The Netherlands, Quooker started with a simple yet revolutionary idea by founder Henri Peteri to get boiling water from tap. His invention is now an indispensable feature of the modern kitchen. Over a million Quooker users around the world enjoy the convenience of boiling and filtered water straight from the tap. All Quooker products are manufactured in the Netherlands and come with a 2-year warranty to ensure optimal quality.
Combining form and function, Quooker water tap allows you to get 100°C boiling, hot, cold and chilled sparkling filtered water in an instant, making it a truly innovative tap that does it all.
To learn more about Quooker taps, visit its website.
Quooker Hong Kong Ltd
Address: 10/F, YF Life Tower, 33 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, HK