DIMENSIONS (H x W) CM
45 x 45
Once the tallest skyscraper in all of Southeast Asia—so tall, pilots landing at Kallang Airport some miles away used it as a marker—Cathay Building is familiar with firsts. Home to a flourishing Asian film scene, it was the first cinema to screen American and British movies. It was also popular for its air-conditioned theater, the first of its kind and a technological wonder in tropical Singapore. First arthouse cinema in the country? Oui. And who knows how many first dates have passed through her grand Art Deco entrance (Countless).
The cinema may have given way to the multiplex, and film to digital process, but one thing remains the same — the elegance of the façade, like the love of film, is here to stay.
Sentimental. Beautiful. Iconic. These beautiful Art Deco buildings form an indelible part of Singapore’s cultural heritage, built during a time we were hopeful and idealistic, striving to make our mark on the world.
In a tribute to these storied landmarks still standing today, EMBRACE ME Cushion Covers reimagines their glory days in exuberant hues. Ready for fresh attention and a new appreciation, they are an invitation to embrace our architectural treasures, in every sense of the word.