Marquis HQO has shone a spotlight on one of the lesser-known iconic Scandinavian chairs in the newly furnished show units at OUE Twin Peaks.
15 August, 2017
Designed by DP Architects with landscaping by Bensley Design Studios, the OUE Twin Peaks Condominium at the premium residential area of Leonie Hill Road comprises two identical 35-storey residential towers, each offering 462 fully furnished apartments.
Commissioned to furnish the show units of this prestigious address was Marquis HQO. As befits its architectural shell, the furniture selection includes iconic pieces from the likes of Hans Wegner, Gerrit T. Rietveld, and Charles and Ray Eames.
Harmoniously co-existing and simultaneously standing out on its own among these iconic pieces is the Sibast No. 8 chair. Designed by Danish designer Helge Sibast in the 1950s on the island of Fyn in Denmark, Sibast No. 8 is perhaps one of the lesser-known Danish designs in this part of the world. The chair went out of production in the early 1960s and was relaunched in 2012.
Sibast No. 8 draws the eyes with a dynamic profile formed by its inverted Y-shaped frame, as well as the nine spokes that form its backrest and its cantilevered seat pad.
“My grandfather took advantage of the new techniques developed at the time, which enabled him to mould wood into various shapes. Being both the designer and the builder, my grandfather was able to produce unique features like the Y-shaped legs on the No. 8,” explains Ditlev Sibast, Helge’s grandson and the current CEO of Sibast Furniture.
Sibast No. 8 also served as the inspiration for the show units. The spokes of the chair inspired the design of Marquis HQO’s bespoke bed frames. Some of the furniture and lighting pieces, such as the lighting and the Saffo desk from Porada, were specifically chosen to complement the wood veneer of Sibast No. 8.
“We were going for a tropical luxury theme and I couldn’t think of any other casual chair that would have better fit this theme,” says Marquis HQO Director Sharon Wu. She adds, “Its status gives the space a refreshing take.”
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