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Native Au stralian design er Debra Little (inset) has added a n ew level of taste
to Hong Kong’s design-centric Western district with the opening of her new
store DeeM . With 20 years of experience living and working in H on g Kon g,
her uber-co ol design and ar t space fu ses edgin ess with design classics i n a
carefully curated collection of old and new furniture, lighting objects and a rt.
We chat about the inspirations behind the store.
What makes DeeM different? We want visitors to browse through our
selection and discover the u n usu al an d the un expected. We represen t ar tists
we love – from the contemporary to historic – with work that we feel has a
real point of difference to what’s currently on the Hong Kong market.
Why now? In my interio r wo rk I ’ve always design ed pro ducts, so u rced
all aspects of interio r fu rnishing a nd commissio n ed ar tists, so DeeM is a
natura l progression.
What’s in store? 20th century modern furnishings such as teak and
rosewood credenzas and an original 1970s sofa fro m modern A merican
design er Edward Wo rmley, with Jack L eno r La rsen velvet upholstery.
There are 1930s plaster bu sts from the New York sculptor Walter Rotan ,
a 1940s outdoor rocking chaise designed by Walter Lamb, and 1920s tub
chairs, plus own design o bjects, light fittings an d fu rnitu re custo m-made
fro m brass, wo od, steel, resi n, leather.
Do you stock other contemporary designe rs’ work? Yes. Bec Brittain’s
striking brass molecular shaped chan deliers, han d- cut Indian glassware,
fin ely crafted Australia n fu rn itu re and Japa nese ceramics, to n ame a few.
Do you prefer old or new pieces? I don’t ma ke a distin ction between o ld
an d new in a modern interior. To me, a mat t-green glazed ceramic sk ull
from the Arts & Crafts movement can look as contemporary as an object
design ed a nd made today. I appreciate a diverse range of styles a nd periods.
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