Last month, Catapult Design opened its flagship Sydney showroom in Darlinghurst. Coming just over a year after the company burst onto the scene, working primarily with architecture and interior design clients, the showroom cements a core value held by the company—supporting and promoting local design and manufacture to Australian audiences.
Melbourne Indesign was not only for professional designers, but for those of us who simply have a passion for design. With dozens of residential brands exhibiting and launching new product there was much to lust over. Here is a small selection of our favourite pieces from the event – including local and international design, established and emerging designers.
Adequate drainage plays an integral role in the entire building system and its proper implementation is crucial to the workings of the entire building. Knowing which system will best work and function reliably and effectively is crucial. Considering key elements depending on specific applications will allow a successful drainage installation.
This apartment home enjoys incredible views across Melbourne’s Albert Park so the owners were keen to maximise space within the kitchen and make the most of those amazing views. We see how.
One of the greats of mid-century design, Alexander Girard once said: “Toys represent a microcosm of man’s world and dreams; they exhibit fantasy, imagination, humour and love. They are an invaluable record and expression of man’s ingenious unsophisticated imagination.” We agree, and so we’ve rounded up our favourite toys for grown ups – and a few for kids that we just really love. Forget Barbie dolls, toy cars, and brightly coloured plastic play-kitchens, and let these beautifully crafted toys bring out your inner child.
Smeg launches Linear in black and white.
Harper & Sandilands' Pale Grey and Driftwood timber colours are beautiful. Composed of a French Oak timber top layer bonded on to an engineered base, they're stable and - thanks to the French Oak - particularly warm.
Yarn Bombing, or Guerilla Knitting, Graffitti Knitting - there is not only one name - has become a well recognised form of street art over the past few years. Rather than chalk or paint, groups take to the streets with colourful yarn. We talk to a Melbourne knitting collective to find out more.
Just the names Walnut and Oak conjure up beautiful images - warm tones, gentle grain and subtle variations of colour. They're two timbers that need little dressing up, and should be celebrated simply as they are. ercol's Svelto collection does just that.
Leading outdoor living brand ‘Triconfort’ has arrived in Australia. Evoking imagery of the French Riviera and Spanish Algarve, the range of luxurious outdoor furniture and accessories epitomises the casual outdoor living of ‘costal’ Europe.
A contemporary design by nature, Sharky features an extremely thin profile, giving it a clean and delicate form.
Seeing new designers enter the industry is exciting, especially when they're doing something new and bringing a fresh perspective to the scene.
Behind the flawless-finish of Ross Gardam's copper pendants is a raw handmade process. The spinning of copper, as we see happen here in the workshop, takes time and skill, and is beautiful in its own right. Seeing the creation of this project feels like we've been let in on a little secret. Gardam's Touch Pendants are even more precious than we thought.