Containing almost a third of New Zealand’s population, it is no wonder that the country’s largest settlement also hosts a thriving design scene. Spanning artisanal family traditions, cutting edge industrial design and curated collections from iconic international brands, the city is a regional hub of creativity and craftsmanship.
With a mix of established, family-owned firms and energetic new players, the Melbourne design landscape is rich and diverse. This week we bring you eight designers and distributors that are doing a particularly excellent job.
Featuring furnishing, lighting, flooring, room acoustics and communication and media technology, Orgatec is the only trade fair to present so many comprehensive solutions from all relevant sectors for working and living spaces in the office. ORGATEC 2012 particularly focuses on the flexible and dynamic working environments of the future.
As Charles Caleb Colton once pointed out, bed is a bundle of paradoxes: ‘we go to it with reluctance, we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late’. Here we look at 8 designs that help make sleeping even more pleasurable.
If you’re having some cooler-than-normal weather, or if the sun is flooding through your lounge room, then chances are you’re ready to curl up with a good book. So this week, we thought we’d take a look at 8 of our favourite designs for reading… (with the obvious omission of Habitus magazine, which we know you already read!)