Scandinavian Design

What is Scandinavian design? Scandinavian design is a design movement characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality that emerged in the early 20th century, and which flourished in the 1950s, in the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The style emerged in the 1950s as part of a modern movement in Nordic design (i.e. Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) that prioritized function and affordability over preciousness and luxury….

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Brass decor

What is brass? It is a timeless metal that adds a touch of elegance and luxury to any space. They are used for a vast amount of items, including: taps, door handles, light fittings, etc.Brass decorations can get very pricy sometimes. That said, they bring about visual effects comparable to gold, with a much easier price tag. Moreover, there are good…

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Design Code: Minimalism

What is minimalism? At its core, minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It is a life that forces intentionality. And as a result, it forces improvements in almost all aspects of your life. Minimalism has become quite popular over the years as a design philosophy and way of life….

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Inspiration : Lacquer in interior

History When lacquer made in East Asia first reached Europe in about the early 16th century, they were highly prized for their flawless finish and light-reflecting qualities. The arduous process of lacquering was first developed and recognized as a highly artistic craft in China during the Shang Dynasty. Artisans decorated objects, such as vessels, boxes and trays, using viscous sap…

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Color of the year: Living Coral

Ultra Violet is so last year. This year we welcomes a pink hue color – Living Coral – as the color of the year. Announced on 6th December, the Living Coral color is described by Pantone as an “animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge”. The color is also said to reference the…

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Sea side hotel

Recently, FVA took on yet another challenging request. The owner of a sea side hotel want the place to have the look and feel of pre-1975 Saigon. There is just a certain irreplaceable charm of the city’s old days. Understanding that need, we proceeded to research on the various iconic architecture back in the day. However, studying the past alone…

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