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.
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.
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.
Site-specific art – as its name suggests – is intrinsically intertwined with place. Informed by a pre-existing landscape or built into one, art and place alter each other. We delve into the practice and talk to the artists who create it.
Emma Coulter's site-specific work has a direct link with her background in painting and interior architecture. Blending the two lets her explore the ideas that overlap between them, de-constructing and re-constructing a space to using a refined palette to create something new.
Klara is a Melbourne-based street and studio artist, combining painting, illustration, paste-ups, stencil, installation and more. For Klara, the more she delves into her practise, the more site-specific it becomes. We find out why.
For Suki, site-specific art can work both ways; sometimes the site comes first and other times it's the idea. Here is her take on art that alters our experience of place.