In the design world, Fritz Hansen (FH) is one of the greats, with icons like its Hans J. Wegner China chair, and its Arne Jacobsen Series 7 and Egg. Generally, when you have such iconic status, you don’t want to mess with your legacy.
But that isn’t the thinking at FH. Instead, the brand knows that the more people associate you with a distinct sensibility – in this case, Danish modern – the more they tend to pigeonhole your potential.
That’s why, for the last 10 years, it has worked with the award-winning Jaime Hayon (pictured left), known for his contemporary take on Art Deco, to showcase minimalism in a less, well, minimalistic way. Their 23rd and latest project at Tan Boon Liat Building (#13-08) is a home-like space sectioned into five rooms – three living and two dining.
Each is designed using colour psychology to create different moods (calming cerulean blue for one of the living rooms and “appetite-enhancing” terracotta for one of the dining areas), and partitioned with geometric metal gates or walls with doorways.
Big enough to hold 200 people, the FH Lounge isn’t just a destination for its best and newest offerings; it’s also there to inspire.
Photography Veronica Tay Art Direction Shan
This story was first published on Her World's July 2019 issue.