by Yunyi Lau
We're into the second quarter of 2017 and this usually means getting back into the usual rut where our new year resolutions are way behind us, and we're bogged down by the weight of our daily obligations that seem to have taken over our lives. Our homes are our sanctuaries, the place where we retreat to after a long hard day's work, which is why one of the best ways to shake up your routine is to reinvent your space!
Interiors are the new wardrobes, and just switching up accent pieces or changing a mirror could really give your home (and you!) a renewed energy. Perhaps we're exaggerating when we claim that these five Asian Contemporary design objects will change your life, but it could be what's giving you that extra spring in your step on your way to work in the morning!
Chairs are one of those furniture pieces that have become somewhat of icon over the years, revolutionising product design with the Eames lounge chair and ottoman and the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair. Some of the pieces can come with some hefty price tags and is a huge investment for those buying their first home. Indian design studio Apical Reform's Betula is an example of their attention to design that doesn't break the bank, but brings an interest to the home in a similar way the Verner Panton ‘S’ Chair would!
There is no doubt that IKEA makes some of the most value-for-money pieces of furniture - almost every home has at least something from the Scandinavian chain. However, buying all your pieces from a ready-to-assemble store can sometimes make your home look so homogenous and boring (think of that scene in Fight Club). A great way to inject some of your own personality into your home without breaking the bank is to have a couple of statement pieces in the communal areas like the living room and corridor. Lebanese designer Tarek ElKassouf's Twisted Edge Table is definitely something that would add interest to your space with its twisted design. Buy a few and stack them to create a totem-like shelf unit that commands attention!
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