Cover Clint Nagata, Founder and creative partner of Blink Design Group

Tatler Design Awards jury member Clint Nagata of Blink Design Group tells us more about the intriguing objects and collections that have recently caught his attention

As the founder of Blink Design Group, Clint Nagata is the creative mind behind some of the most stunning luxury hotels and resorts around the world. The well-travelled designer counts Capella Shanghai and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo among the many beautiful projects completed recently by the firm, which has offices in Singapore, Bangkok and Shanghai.  

The Japanese-American designer is also a jury member of the upcoming Tatler Design Awards; the selection of winners will be announced online at 7pm on April 8.

Here, he discusses some of the recent objets d’art and remarkable collections that he admires. 

See also: Tatler Design Awards 2021: Introducing The Jury Panel

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Minotti Lang storage unit by Roldolfo Dordoni

“After a long day of work, whether you are working from home or at the office, this bar-like storage unit from Minotti is a wonderful thing to come home to. The mix of saddle hide and lacquered ebony wood makes this a stunning addition to any home.” 

Available from Minotti 

See also: This New Minotti Collection Designed by Oki Sato is Perfect For Minimalists

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Alexander Lamont Shangó Lamp

“We have worked with Alexander Lamont on numerous projects and I have always adored their fine craftsmanship and ability to create beautiful handmade pieces,” says Nagata. “I love the details on this lamp, from their latest collection.”

Available from Tatum Singapore 

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Maraca Travel candles

“I have always been enamoured with the idea that scent helps to create memories. These candles are great for traveling, and helps transport me to a soothing retreat, wherever in the world I may be.”  

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See also: From Loewe to Gucci: 8 Luxurious Scented Candles in Decorative Vessels For Your Home

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Meiji period Japanese vase

“Having authentic accessories in our hotels, helps in creating a strong connection to the destination. For our project in Kyoto, we found a wonderful bronze vase from the Meiji period.”  

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See also: Home Tour: This House By Yume Architects Draws Inspiration From Traditional Japanese Architecture

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P Tendercool Bronze table

“We enjoy working with companies like P Tendercool that are great partners in creating bespoke pieces. For our project in the Middle East, we are exploring the idea of creating a customised bronze table tops, inspired by the rock formations in the destination.”

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