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    For those who are not familiarized with Red Box - it is a governmental incentivized design development program by CITEM which aims to bring forth the next generation of Philippine design talents.At the yearly held Manila FAME – The Philippines premier design and lifestyle event - the Red Box introduces young designers, who are matched with local manufacturers to create innovative products that reflect their unique design sensibility.While design englobes different fields of expertise, for Style by Asia, we’ve listed the creations of the 4 finalists under the Furniture and Home Accents section...

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    Wednesday, 11 November, 2015
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    Restaurants come and go very quickly in Hong Kong and it’s always exciting to see who has gone that extra mile with their interiors …I’ve been living in Hong Kong for 4 years and I’m amazed by the speed in which design is taking a pivotal role in the overall… inspiring times to be living here to observe the fusion east meets west!Here it goes:THE SILVER ROOM by Design SystemsThe restaurant’s philosophy is based on what a good chef can create from basic ingredients with his culinary techniques to a signature dish...

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    Tuesday, 03 November, 2015
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. For this time around, we'll give you a heads up on designer names you will be hearing about more and more, if you haven't already...So let's start with South East Asia and work ourselves up north.... ABIE ABDILLAH, INDONESIA   Since college, Jakarta-based designer Abie Abdillah, has been passionate about working with rattan. Though some 80% of the world’s supply of rattan comes from Indonesia, the popularity of rattan furniture has been waning...

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    Wednesday, 11 February, 2015
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. If you haven’t heard about them before, remember the names Neri & Hu, both Chinese architects based in Shanghai. For over a decade have they caught the attention and have they established collaborations on numerous product design and interior design projects around the globe with reknown brands such DeLaEspada, Moooi and the Starwood Hotel Group amongst many others. Their interior design endeavors vary from restaurants and retail spaces to private homes while the product design encompasses table-ware, furniture and décor objects...

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    Monday, 02 February, 2015
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. As most of us know in HK, our smaller-than-usual sized homes lend to an outdoor oriented lifestyle; that doesn't mean however that we don’t wish to make the best out of our ‘cozy’ spaces. But of course there are certain challenges - storage spaces, how to accommodate extra guests, feeling comfortable in your home and so on. Sounds familiar?  For this week’s blog, we thought it would be fun to give you inspirational ideas of how to make your small apartment seem and feel bigger than it really is… Whether you’re living in any of the Asian hubs, these tips will come in handy… see which one would work best for your home… Use neutral coloursUse light colors on the walls and the floor...

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    Friday, 05 December, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. Whilst façades are something most of us don’t ever consider, they are an incredibly important design element, one which can have a huge effect on our cities, communities and individuals – both as building occupants and general passersby. Architecturally speaking, not only are facades one of the first things we all notice about a building, façades are a complex beast that need to comply to a number of requirements such as protection, shade, ventilation, and ultimately the embellishment of a building...

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    Friday, 28 November, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. Coinciding with the World Architecture Festival 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, the just-as-popular INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors honors the very best in the international interior design scene with its annual awards competition.This year's shortlist consisted of 60 nominations from 21 countries in nine different categories: Bars and Restaurants, Display, Hotels, Residential, Retail, Creative Re-use, Offices, Culture and Education, including well-known firms, such as MAKE Architects and a21 Studio...

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    Wednesday, 05 November, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. One of the world’s most important design festivals took place mid-September, in London, namely the London Design Festival, which has a worldwide influence on design trends for the coming year so naturally we wanted to tell you all about it. LFD is an annual event held to celebrate and promote London as a premier design destination, targeting both trade and consumer visitors; featuring an abundance of pop-up shops, cafés and restaurants amongst the more traditional furniture stands which encompass a whole myriad of events and venues...

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    Wednesday, 22 October, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. We would like to have a bit more of a personalized blog this week through an interview with Ross Urwin who was the Creative Director driving the Lane Crawford Home & Lifestyle Department for more than 5 years; he now leads his own company, called Infrastructure, together with his business partner Darrell Best. Are you curious to find out more about his fascinating story? Read on then... +          What is your background story? I’m from the UK, spent my late teens working in the fashion industry...

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    Friday, 10 October, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. There are a few universally accepted principles of good design: balance, scale, contrast, unity, narrative. We would add another: Japan. Super PotatoSuper Potato is an international acclaimed design firm  established by Takashi Sugimoto in 1973. He was first involved with designs for bars, tearooms, and boutiques.His main drive is to lead the design field with design celebrating Japanese tradition and geography as a method to express thoughts whilst maintaining originality - an objective he has successfully achieved ...

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    Tuesday, 23 September, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. Over the past years, bamboo has become increasingly popular as a natural material in architecture, interior, industrial as well as product design.There are two main reasons for this, both linked to the environment: the first one is aesthetics - bamboo  boasts the same appearance whether within a building or outside in nature. The second is thanks to its material properties – a very fast-growing plant, sustainable to harvest and extremely strong and light...

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    Thursday, 11 September, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. With the emergence of Asian markets, so are the talents in design. Here are six young designers from Asia who have won international acclaims with their creations...  Kenneth CobonpueFilipino Kenneth Cobonpue, studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in New York City, during which time he also apprenticed for a leather and wood workshop near Florence, Italy. In 1994, Cobonpue moved on to study Furniture Marketing and Production at the Export Akademie Baden-Württemberg in Reutlingen, Germany under a private and state scholarship program, and subsequently worked in Bielefeld and Munich...

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    Wednesday, 03 September, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. For this week’s blog, we’ve decided to put together a top 10 jaw dropping architectural creations in Asia built over the past 20 years:The Park Royal TowerThe Park Royal Tower in Singapore, designed by WOHA Architects, features twice as much greenery as the nearby Hong Lim Park. The high-end office and hotel tower shows a podium absolutely overrun with vertical gardens, contoured green pathways, water features and leafy terraces. Completed in 2013, this is a groundbreaking project boasting 15,000 square meters of green space that has already been awarded with the BCA Green Mark Platinum - the highest rating for green buildings in Singapore - and the Solar Pioneer Award as one the first buildings in the hospitality sector to use harvest solar energy...

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    Friday, 29 August, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. In fine arts, the terms ‘original’ and ‘copy’ are straight forward. In design however, these terms take on a different dimension.Firstly, reproduction is an inherent aspect which follows design. Some will argue that the term ‘original’ comes from the designation from those manufactured during the earliest years of a design’s production. Following this logic, a 1928 Corbusier armchair  or an Eames Plywood Chair produced in 1946 would be originals, while the same models by Le Corbusier or Charles and Ray Eames from current production would be copies, regardless of  the manufacturer ...

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    Wednesday, 20 August, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. Have you ever wondered what design means, what it implies, and if good design actually matters?Once you start thinking about the subject, you will find the answer is more often than not completely subjective.Why is it that you will be attracted to certain things and not to others? Why are certain objects more beautiful while others are incomprehensible or simply ugly? Did you appreciate the design of a building, piece of art or furniture because people you admire liked it or was it more a personal liking for the look and feel, the colour, texture or functionality?  From a broad perspective, we believe that design starts with a vision - the vision then undergoes the process from conceptualization to reality, into a finished thing or place...

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    Wednesday, 13 August, 2014
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    By Kenza van Lerberghe for IROCO Design. For those who are new to Hong Kong or for those who have vaguely heard about it, let us dedicate our first blog to the most ambitious project the Hong Kong government has ever undertaken to position itself as a cultural hub to equal New York, London and Paris.The idea of building an arts and cultural district on reclaimed land in West Kowloon emerged 16 years ago. The project, a master plan by Norman Foster, consists of building 17 arts and cultural venues next to Victoria Habour facing the impressive Hong Kong skyline...

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    Tuesday, 29 July, 2014
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Blogger Name:     Zaza VL
Full Name:     Kenza van Lerberghe
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Biographical Info:    Born and raised in Africa, and with a career that has spanned several continents, Kenza van Lerberghe has spent the last six years in the world of designer furniture in Latin America and Asia. Her extensive travels have brought her a vast appreciation of design from all corners of the globe.
Now based in HK, she launched her own business offering a one-stop-shop destination for interior designers and retailers across Asia.
For Style by Asia, Kenza brings you the latest trends in Asian design and products, and the goings on in the world of interiors and architecture.
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