Design Anthology, Asia Edition, Issue 35


Inside the issue


News from Jakarta and Shanghai

New collections and collaborations

Upcoming and new books on design, art, interiors and architecture from the world’s best publishers

A Day in the Life
We spend the day with Bangkok-based industrial designer Teerapoj Teeropas, co-founder of handwoven furniture brand Kitt.Ta.Khon

London-based studio Holloway Li takes a cinematic approach to storytelling through design

Studio Culture
Mumbai studio MuseLAB’s space is as quirky and practical as its founders

Part artwork, part furniture, Shanghai-based Cometabolism Studio’s pieces defy notions of functionality

We get to know Amanda Gunawan and Joel Wong of LA-based architecture and design studio The Only Way Is Up (OWIU)


Editor’s Picks
A selection of upgrades for the return of the jet-setter

Vietnamese lacquerware brand Hanoia is moving into contemporary fashion under the direction of fashion designer Tom Trandt


Resort, Mozambique
Kisawa Sanctuary offers its guests an ultra-luxurious stay in perfect harmony with the environment

Hotel, Spain
BAR Studio has redesigned Madrid’s iconic Villa Magna for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Guesthouse, Japan
Realised by Tokyo’s Wonderwall, Suimontei is a serene bolthole in Nara where history and contemporary design meet

The best of the new boutique and luxury designer hotels from around the world


Design Gallery, Mumbai
India’s first collectable design gallery pairs designers from around the world with local craftspeople to reinterpret the country’s craft heritage


Unity with the landscape was a priority for the owners of this light-filled penthouse designed by MASSONEONG

A Japanese designer and Italian architect have made a home in a light-filled apartment in one of Milan’s historic Brutalist buildings

Architect He Shen reimagined his century-old apartment with sensitivity to the spirit of the original

Nakhon Pathom
In a provincial city in Thailand, Bangkok-based studio Physicalist took inspiration from a nearby Buddhist temple to create a tranquil retreat

New Delhi
With wabi-sabi elements, traditional objets d’art and a collection of art and antiques, this sprawling home by Ashiesh Shah pays homage to the local landscape


Photo Essay
Hong Kong-based photographer Kenneth Chao travelled to South Korea and Japan to document the work of architect Tadao Ando

The Flâneur

Back in the USSR
A flâneur is an urban explorer — a connoisseur of the street. In our rotating column, guests share their musings, observations and critiques of the urban environment in cities around the world. In this issue, Dubai-based travel and culture editor Samia Qaiyum explores some of Bishkek’s Soviet-era modernist landmarks and the intriguing stories behind them

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