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.
We are naturally drawn to celebrating new designers, and rightly so; new energy and creative talent is inspiring and exciting. It is also significant to celebrate designers' milestones and longevity, to recognise those who continue to create year after year and at the same level of quality they began.
Australia has a pool of talented designers on our doorstep, plus a well-established connection to the Region surrounding us. Celebrating the links we have, we look at both sole practitioners and distributors that make up our global design community. With Melbourne Indesign around the corner, where many of these names will be exhibiting, you can even follow these up in the flesh. A win-win for Design Hunters.
Misura's Melbourne showroom, located on Church St in the furniture precinct of Richmond, has undergone a revamp and is settling in to the Melbourne market.
Founded in 1963 to provide quality home furniture at competitive prices Arlex has evolved into one of Spain’s most respected manufacturing brands.
“It is sad when you feel uncomfortable in a beautiful chair” – BoConcept belief number 6, of 7 company beliefs that run through everything they do. Being a Danish company, BoConcept certainly carries the trait that most Danes seem to, an undying love affair of great armchairs.
Furniture, for Anne-Claire Petre, "has greater significance" when there's an emotional attachment to it. As designer and principal of anaca studio, this is something she seeks to create in her own designs, making pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation.
The Nicholas, designed by Joel Savage and James Groom of Savage Design, is a low profile coffee table. Cut and pressed from one sheet of steel, its scalloped edges give it an almost creature-like stance ready to take your prized magazines, books or your much needed morning coffee.
Ito Kish calls himself Chief Visual Storyteller. It's a title that sums up both his roles quite perfectly too. As owner and curator of boutique design store K I S H and designer for ITO KISH brand, story is what grounds his practise. As he says, "Everything starts with a story."
Whilst many of us are familiar with the contemporary style and superb quality of Designer Rugs' finished product, the story of how a hand knotted rug is developed and produced is fascinating one. Designer Rugs Senior Designer Lia Pielli takes us on an artisanal voyage to meet the weavers of Nepal.