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Chic design: Homedec’s new concept of Urban Cube that showcases the talents of four interior design firms in creating living spaces, given two 3.5m x 3.5m cubes each.
HOMEDEC brings people a step closer to living in their dream house and the exhibition’s special feature — the Urban Cube — showcases creations by some of the finest interior designers at the KLCC Convention Centre.
Blu Water Studio, PDI Design & Associates, SWOT Design Group and Palladio Interiors will be at Hall 5 to show off their unique themed designs within the confines of two 3.5m x 3.5m sized cubes each.
The cubes will be displaying different aspects of the imaginative designs in both Part One and Part Two of the exhibition.
The exhibition is organised annually by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd (C.I.S) to inspire homeowners and introduce award-winning ideas, said C.I.S president Datuk Vincent Lim.
“We want to offer homeowners a new experience where they can see, touch and feel the showrooms created with 80% of items and furnishings from the exhibitors here at Homedec.
“We decided on two main concepts for the Urban Cube — ‘Student3’ and ‘SoHo’ for city or student apartments and ‘Beach Cube’ and ‘Urban Camper’ for relaxing, weekend houses,” said Lim.
‘Student3’ is a compact design complete with all the necessary amenities and inspired by the classic yet youthful red and black mini cooper, modelled to fit the lifestyle of youths living in student accommodations, said Palladio Interiors managing director and designer Dion Vercoe.
“It is designed for long-term stay, so we have made it very practical with pull-out storage areas and with a loft as the bedroom space, where a queen-sized bed instead of the regular single bed can be fitted in.
The space is flexible because we used foldaway dining chairs tucked behind doors that open up to reveal a kitchen and dining area, depending on how you want to utilise the space,” said Vercoe.
PDI Design & Associates managing partner and designer Tan Su Cheng’s ‘SoHo’ creation consists of two independent, interconnected areas for play/work and rest areas with a multi-colour design.
“SoHo is sleek simplicity that has all the elements for modern day urbanites. It is also environmental and self-sustainable with a sun deck for organic farming and a place for collecting rainwater.
“There are cabinets doubling up as dividers and hidden storage compartments to create a feeling of spaciousness,” said Tan.
Urban Camper cube, that is meant to be located in the forest, is a minimalist creation with a sculpted staircase that can be used as a storage area or wardrobe, said SWOT Design Group executive creative director and designer Sean Yeap.
“It is to encourage future developers to be part of nature by incorporating their natural surroundings into design with just a rest area and the forest as your playground,” he said.
The innovative Beach Cube, meanwhile, has woody textures, a hammock and swing placed in the middle of the room created by Blu Water Studio chief executive designer Lai Siew Hong.
“There is no conventional furniture, just a swing chair and a bench that is actually a window ledge because there are things we used to have that we do not see as important any more, ” said Lai.
Homedec houses the ultimate brands in home renovation and decorations under one roof, with 500 exhibitors in 1,600 booths during Part 1 and Part 2.
Part 2 of its exhibition is from Oct 24 to 27, from 10am to 8pm and will showcase a wide collection of furnishings and home appliances.
A grand-prize sponsored by Getha is up for grabs. Admission is free.
For details, visit www.homedec.com.my, www.facebook.com.homedec.exhibition or call 03-7982 4668.
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