Nanoleaf LED Lightbulb
The World’s Most Energy Efficient LED Light Bulb & Winner of Reddot Design 2015 Award.
With a unique combination of expertise in energy efficiency technology and a keen eye for design, Nanoleaf offers some of the most memorable, creative and desirable products to make a difference for the planet we love.
Incentive & Promotional Gifts
The incentive gift is the brand ambassador for any company.
Whether it is rebranding a new message, launching a new product/initiative, appreciating clients/partners/employees/investors, the power of incentive gifts is undeniable. It is the only medium that will reach your target segment on every level, in every way.
Our partners, with their product design centre and augmented by Qua’s graphic designers, have been designing innovative and stylish incentive gifts for all corporate occasions with a product pipeline that promises new products/design every few months.
Coupled with selected highly skilled manufacturing partners, Qua and our partners will bring the designs to reality for our clients to propagate their brand or message.
Chinese Teapot & Cups Set
Singapore Heritage - Harmony
To celebrate this unique achievement and represent Singapore at its best, Qua has designed the Harmony Collection, which is derived from symbols of the main ethnic groups in Singapore Malay, Indian and Chinese and Eurasian.
Singapore Heritage - William Farquhar
The collection comprises 477 watercolour drawings commissioned by William Farquhar, the first Resident and Commandant of Singapore (1819-1823), during his prior tenure as Resident of Melaka. These natural history drawings depict the flora and fauna of the Malay Peninsula, most likely accomplished by local Chinese artists, with inscriptions identifying the species by their English and Malay names. Farquhar brought this set along with him when he left Singapore, and subsequently donated it to the Royal Asiatic Society in London in 1827. In 1993, it was put up for auction and purchased by Mr G.K. Goh, who donated the entire collection to the National Museum of Singapore.
Singapore Heritage - Peranakan
The Peranakan culture is a cultural blend of Chinese, Malay and some European descent that evolved more than two hundred years ago in Malay Peninsula and Indonesia when Chinese traders settled in the region and adopted local customs.
As the Peranakans (also known as Straits Chinese) became wealthy as intermediaries between the local Chinese and the British, many adopted a practice of incorporating expensive decorative ceramic tiles into the interior and exterior of their houses as symbolism of wealth and prosperity. The usually floral motifs tiles, would add pastels and vibrant colors into their Victorian architecture reflect their very own unique blend of taste and culture. the East-West blend of the Straits Chinese.
Qua has incorporated the unique East-West blend of Peranakan tile motifs with the luster of lacquer. The Peranakan collection is the first in the world that blended the Straits Chinese unique designs into a single uniquely crafted piece.
Singapore Premiums - Pathlight Artist
Qua is privileged to partner with Pathlight School to introduce the Pathlight Artist Showcase – a collection of lacquerware featuring the designs from Pathlight students.
Pathlight School is the first autism-focused school in Singapore that offers a unique blend of mainstream academics and life readiness skills and this collection’s unique design captures these special people who are quaint, insightful and fun.
About the artists:
Leong Tung Seng:
At the age of 9, Tung Seng began his artistic pursuit by attending art classes at My Favourite Art House, taking up canvas painting with Acrylic paint. He paints with intricate and colourful backgrounds, with his favourite topics – buildings and public transportation.
Glenn loves doodling and his talent in high-stamina line-art was first discovered when he is 14 years old. His keen attention to detail alludes to that of Mr Stephen Wiltshire, the renowned British artist with autism.
Selena enjoys illustrating whimsical subjects like birds and botanicals. She has a way of portraying birds in curious moments of stillness. Her birds exude a sense of calm and peace, even though they can be unpredictable and jumpy creatures. She achieves her feathery details with very well-sharpened coloured pencils.
Singapore Premiums - One Line Singapore
Qua presents the icons of Singapore depicted through the unique technique of “One Line Drawing”.
In “One Line Drawing”, the pen does not leave the paper from the time the image begins till the drawing is completed and is a true reflection of the artist’s inspiration at that moment.
The One Line Singapore collection was created by our designer who drew inspiration from iconic symbols of Singapore represented by Marina Bay Sands, Changi Airport, Gardens by the Bay, Vanda Miss Joaquim, and the Merlion.
By blending the artist’s momentary inspiration and the timeless beauty of lacquer, Qua has created a collection that reflects the icons of Singapore with simple sophistication.
Singapore Premiums - Singapore Artist
The Singapore arts scene has experience tremendous growth over the years. Local artists have made an impact internationally. Qua’s new “Singapore Artist Showcase” seeks to bring you these captivating masterpieces on Qua’s own featured products.
The first release of this magnificent collection features four works of the highly respected Aw Tee Hong. Aw Tee Hong’s repertoire consist of art forms and media including acrylic, Chinese ink, watercolour and three dimensional sculptures. Particularly well known for his capability to capture emotions of scenery in oil and acrylic, Aw has devoted much of his energy and life in recording the transformation of rapidly urbanising Singapore on canvas.
Uniquely Singapore - Orchid
Orchids are extremely popular as house plants, garden plants and corsage plants and can today be found all over the world. The orchid family is the largest family of flowering plants and there are over 20,000 accepted species of orchid. Since orchids are so tremendously popular in the floral trade, horticulturists have also created over 100,000 orchid hybrids and cultivars. Many hybrids are derived from the tropics Asia and the orient as far down as Australia. They also require warm growing conditions with plenty of bright light.
In April 1981, Vanda Miss Joaquim one of the orchid’s hybrids was selected as the Singapore’s National Flower. Orchid had since been widely use as a national symbol or simply the art of appreciation during special events.
Uniquely Singapore - Vanda Miss Joaquim
Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen as Singapore's national flower in 1981. The designation of a national flower was part of an overall effort to foster national pride and identity. Singapore has the unique distinction of being the only nation to have a hybrid as its national flower.
This new collection does not lack in portraying the beauty of Singapore’s National Flower. Be it a fan or our blooming friends or not, the Vanda collection is surely to adorn your home.
Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ~ John Ruskin.
Festive Gift - Bedazzled
The Bedazzled Collection features the unique blend of two iconic art forms— Qua quality lacquer and Swarovski Elements crystals.
Exclusively designed by Qua, this collection is a combination of colour and material never seen before. The Red lacquer embodies fiery passion and the Blue lacquer depicts the vitality of water. Complemented with the elegance of Swarovski Elements crystals, the Bedazzled Collection will be the talking point of any gathering and will liven up any room.
Chinese New Year Gift - Zodiac
The Zodiac Collection features beautiful calligraphic symbols of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac.
Cleverly combining the traits of each animal into its respective Chinese character, this collection brings about an idea of a harmonious gathering of all Zodiacs during the Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year Gift - Crane & Peaches
In Chinese and Japanese culture, the crane is the most popular bird symbolizing longevity and auspiciousness, it was thought to have a life span of a thousand years. Cranes are seen in many ancient paintings as they also represent happiness and a soaring spirit, capturing the beautiful way it soars through the skies.
Aside from that, the peach tree is a tremendous Chinese symbol for longevity as well as other auspicious attributes.
Defined by its symbolic elements and enhance with the richness of gold, Crane & Peaches is a collection with a classic charm.
Chinese New Year Gift - Cherry Blossom
A cherry blossom is the name for the flower of cherry trees known as Sakura. In English, the word "sakura" is equivalent to the Japanese flowering cherry.
The Cherry Blossom is a symbol of good fortune and is also an emblem of love, affection and represents spring - a new beginning.
The blossoms’ transience, the extreme beauty and quick demise, is an enduring metaphor for the fleeting nature of life.
Qua, in our Cherry Blossom collection has captured the fleeting beauty of this symbol.
In every piece, we have strived to reflect life’s beauty and wonders as symbolised by the Cherry Blossom, which our craftsmen had successfully infused into the collection.
Chinese New Year Gift - Persimmons with Birds
Chinese New Year Gift - Peacock
The peacock is another manifestation of the heavenly Phoenix on earth, it is one of the Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty. It has a hundred eyes on its tail which would activate fame, luck, promote public admiration and bring positive motives from other people.
It is said that the magnificent peacock is able to relight the fires of an ailing relationship with the fiery energy of the animal. In decorative art, the peacock symbolises dignity and beauty.
Chinese New Year Gift - Yu
This Chinese New Year, usher in the year with abundance of luck, good fortune and long life with Qua’s Yu (fish 鱼) Collection.
In the Chinese culture, the fish is a auspicious symbol as its Chinese character (yu 鱼) is pronounced as the Chinese character for "abundance" or "surplus" (yu 余).
Therefore, the fish symbol symbolizes the wish for "more" in the sense of "more" good luck, good fortune, long life and children.
In giving an item from this collection, you are wishing the recipient abundance in all their wishes.
Qua introduces fabulous shades of colours this season! Through incorporating various trendy colours into its products, Qua seeks to promote individualism, character and style. Each colour used in the Just Colour collection imbues a certain flavour and expression. It attempts to remove the preconception that lacquer ware is dull and boring through the coupling of tradition with the hottest colours in trend. Qua brings refreshment with every collection and accentuates the uniqueness of its products.
Just Pink: Hot pink is the new black. Energetic and compelling, it communicates feminism and lady-in-control.
Just Blue: Welcome the new season with a splash of turquoise! Just Blue recharges one’s spirits through reinforcing emotional balance and stability. With its calming properties, Just Blue is very suitable as a gift for busy professionals.
The inspiration of the mosaic collection is to transform nature to work of art. This collection brings together recycled mother of pearl and eggshell elements into each lacquer piece, resulting in contemporary and timeless works of art.
Qua has gathered inspiration from both nature and urban environments and translate texture and form into each mosaic piece.
The Raindrops collection introduces a range of Qua products for the minimalist fans. Smooth curves combined with visually soothing art of raindrops completes your home with a Zen touch.
This new collection by Qua was inspired from the relaxing sensation of raindrops hitting the window panes. Similarly, you can now feel that sense of relaxation everyday with this new collection at home.
Bonds of family ties and friendships are very important to the Asians. To reinforce these relationships, dining together is an important ritual with food from the freshest ingredients arranged on finest dinnerware amidst tasteful décor and ambiance.
Designers at Qua have developed our dining collections by following the traditional method of crafting dining wares in the Hue Imperial Palace, The Citadel.
If you enjoy fine culinary why not couple it with soulful yet practical dining ware - because while spending time with your loved ones, the mesmerizing hues and oriental artistry of your dining ware should leave a lasting impression.