Habitus Loves… Coco Flip

The recent win of the Temple & Webster Emerging Designer Award has consolidated Kate Stokes and her design studio Coco Flip, as a rising star in Australian design.

12 Feb 2013

Coco Pendant

 

Created by: Kate Stokes

Why we love it: Coco Pendant is handcrafted in Melbourne from turned Victorian ash timber and powdercoated spun aluminium. The smooth timber surface gives way to the aluminium shade, creating a delicate contrast between these two very different materials. Coco Pendant won three awards at Fringe Furniture in 2010 and the lighting category of the Home Beautiful Product of the Year Awards 2010.

Where you can get it: Coco Flip

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Coco Mini

 

Created by: Kate Stokes

Why we love it: The Coco Pendant is also available in a smaller size, measuring 400mm in diameter. This product is locally produced in Melbourne, Australia and each light is hand-crafted and unique. The Coco Pendant mini is suitable for both residential and commercial use.

Where you can get it: Coco Flip

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Filament

 

Created by: Kate Stokes

Why we love it: Filament was created as a lighting installation for Melbourne band Winterpark’s ‘Sunday Morning’ album launch & exhibition held at Dear Patti Smith in July 2011. This was a response to track 5 ‘Hiccups’ on the album which for conjured up imagery of an old fisherman at sea. The brick-layers nylon was hand woven around the wire frames to form a skin which resembles fishing nets and cages.

Where you can get it: Coco Flip – prototype only

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Loop

 

Created by: Kate Stokes

Why we love it: Loop is a modular table and shelving system that celebrates isolated lanscapes and spaces in-between. Sitting somewhere between furniture and sculpture, the pieces are designed to interlock in a number of formations, engaging the user and adapting to the environment.

Where you can get it: Coco Flip – prototype only

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Mr Cooper – Copper

 

Created by: Kate Stokes

Why we love it: Inspired by the old tin can telephone or ‘lovers’ telephone’ this spun brass pendant light pays tribute to a time gone by. The shades are designed to be hung in a cluster, cascading from a single ceiling plate and hooking to various points using copper crimps. The swage lines reference the ridges of a tin can as well as adding rigidity and detail to the form.

Where you can get it: Coco Flip

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Mr Cooper – Brass

 

Created by: Kate Stokes

Why we love it: The brass incarnation of Mr Cooper couples the original’s distinctive, retro shape with the matte lustre of brass, giving it a slightly warmer aesthetic. 

Where you can get it: Coco Flip

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Rocker

 

Created by: Kate Stokes

Why we love it: Rocker aims to explore the current context of rocking chairs in Australian culture, and their place in furniture history. Intrigued by the connotations of rocking chairs with the elderly, pregnancy and regional America, Kate Stokes set out to create a rocking chair which would disband these associations and sit comfortably in contemporary Australian homes.

Where you can get it: Coco Flip  – prototype only

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Images courtesy of Coco Flip

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