Dalisay collection doesn't make conversation pieces. That's because each one-of-a-kind piece of furniture it sells makes a statement in its own right.
Take the S-Table 02 (HK$15,250), for instance. Four solid days of hand chiseling is needed to reveal the distinctive colors of each volcanic stone base before it is matched with an acacia wood top. The stone is sourced from the area surrounding Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.
And then there is the sleek Bed 01 (HK$20,500), a solid mahogany wood bed frame that combines modern design with traditional wood joinery.
Meaning "pure, sincere, genuine" in Tagalog, Dalisay is the brainchild of Hong Kong-based Pristine Lampard, who works in nonprofit and social enterprises in Asia and east Africa.
The frequent traveler found that she often brought memorable pieces from her travels home to Hong Kong so she came up with the idea of an ecofriendly furniture brand that was artisan-driven and used locally sourced materials.
She roped in her husband Peter Lampard and his DEFT interdisciplinary design studio cofounder, Norman Ung, to realize her vision.
Sturdy tropical hardwood, volcanic stone, intricate woven rattan and cotton weaving form the backbone of the collection.
"We make furniture for people who appreciate the story and purpose of our collective and the craftsmanship that go into our designs" she said. "These globally minded individuals take pride in supporting local artisans and owning unique pieces with heart and soul behind them."
A unique aspect of the brand is its flexible ownership plans ranging from three to 12 months. The hassle-free "try before you buy" option allows you to not commit until you are ready. When your tenure is coming to an end, you can choose to return the piece, extend your plan, try a new style, or keep the furniture by topping up the difference between the retail value and what you've paid to date.
The brand is available online or - for people who like to check out the products in real life - at the pop-up at K11 Musea until August.