Meet Vincent Corneille. He is the creator of designer music brand JukeCase – a collection of vintage cases that come custom fitted with vintage speakers.
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.
Premium French cookware brand le Creuset opens the doors to their first stand-alone flagship store in Australia. Located in the heart of the city in a heritage building on King Street, Sydney, the compact space has undergone a complete refurbishment and will offer customers the opportunity to browse and purchase the entire le Creuset range.
Lavish Tails represents an exclusive collection of individually handcrafted pieces of feline furniture designed by Pavla Šarounová and the COCICI team in Prague, Czech Republic. The COCICI brand reflects a modern perspective to the architectural splendour of Prague that has developed over many centuries.
The new level threshold drain by Stormtech makes it possible to bring the outdoors in by creating a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor areas. The development of this drain has been in progress and continually improved over the last 10 years in response to the increasing popularity for open plan living.
Inspired by some of the world’s most beautiful natural marble, Caesarstone’s supernatural designs represent the five newest additions to the Classico collection, all with a unique blend of earthy tones and delicate infused veins. The supernatural designs have all the stain, scratch and water resistance qualities of quartz, making them ideal for bench tops, splash backs, wall linings and furniture.
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.
Nick Radford Rugs is a New Zealand based company, sold through Carpet Design Centre, that produces a range of luxurious, custom made floor coverings using the finest wool yarns New Zealand has to offer. They continually challenge textual boundaries with their beautifully felted yarns and they are best known for the production of extremely textured shag, loop or plush piles.
Fiam Italia’s innovative skills with glass are probably best demonstrated by the Ghost chair designed by Cini Boeri and Tomu Katayanagi in 1987 and made from a single piece of toughened 12 millimetre-thick glass. Simple and incredibly engaging, it’s a design that has slipped through the decades without aging.
Designed to perfection, the new flush line HP 123 120cm Gas Cooktop from ILVE is space saving and poised to excite home chefs country wide. Its stunning Italian design, amazing burner options, and ILVE’s renowned hand crafted commercial quality, will bring an authentic touch of Italy to any Australian kitchen.
For Alpha60 brother-sister duo Alex and Georgie Cleary, the direction of their fashion brand, and the design of Alpha60’s retail stores has given them firm grounding for tackling the design of their own home. Alice Blackwood explores Alex and Georgie’s design ethos from a fashion and brand perspective.
Habitus Deputy Editor, Nicky Lobo, was lucky enough to have a ride in the GranCabrio Sport, along with Mandi Keighran. It was a great experience, but to get a real rundown on the technical aspects, she asked Glen Sealey, GM of Maserati Australia, to share some of his insights into the new-model Maserati.
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.
Finn Juhl once famously said: “One cannot create happiness with beautiful objects, but one can ruin quite a lot of happiness with bad ones. His work, which can still be found in production exemplified the kind of quality of craftsmanship and beauty that made Denmark a leader in modern home furnishing during the 1940s and 1950s.
Impressive and understated – Studio Becker is a custom manufacturer of bespoke cabinetry and architectural millwork. They offer products from ultra-modern to tradition – stopping at all points in between. This month on Habitusliving.com we meet the team behind these marvellous installations and talk about how the company first began.
Akira Isogawa is one of Australia’s most recognised fashion designers, with his Japanese-inspired collections now sought after in every fashion capital in the world. Penny Crasswell visited his Sydney studio to find out how design figures in his life and to find out his five favourite things and places in his adopted home town, Sydney.
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!)