Habitus Loves… Design in Perth
Beyond gorgeous coastal sunsets and cashed-up miners, the city 'over there' is also host to a burgeoning design scene. This week we take a look at some of the new and established retailers, consultants and designers in the Western Australian capital.
Created by: King & Miranda design
Why we love it: Featuring a range of contemporary European design brands, Contempo’s catalogue is up to date with the latest trends and filled with bold forms and colours. We particularly love the E-llum desk lamp for its transparent hand spun glass shader, which gives it an elegantly ornamented, deco feel.
Where you can get it: Contempo
Created by: Ben Savage for Squarepeg
Why we love it: Unique, handmade and crafter with love, the creations of Ben Savage and Squarepeg showcase the art of cabinetry while incorporating modern design. Coupled with a selection of product from international brands, Squarepeg’s range is unique and finely curated.
Where you can get it: Squarepeg
Created by: Barcelona Design
Why we love it: Combining supply with consultancy, designFARM are exclusive suppliers of some of the most important brands in international design. While these planters/seating from Barcelona Design’s public spaces wing aren’t designed for the home, we think they’d look terrific in a garden or terrace!
Where you can get it: designFARM
Created by: HIVE Design
Why we love it: A new player in the Western Australian art and design scene, HIVE is a hybrid gallery concept that crosses between modern art, sculpture, furniture, lighting, architectural and interior design. HIVE is devoted to building a reputation and brand that focuses on the presentation of modern Italian, French, Spanish and Scandinavian design furniture and lighting harmoniously providing constantly changing exhibitions of works of art from local, interstate and international artist working in a variety of media. This lounger from HIVE’s Collection 2 demonstrates an ambitious coupling of form and material, creating a striking, comfortable and protective seating solution.
Where you can get it: HIVE Design
Created by: N Garnham & R Carlson for Jardan
Why we love it: Established over 20 years ago as a furniture wholesaler, Table & Chair has recently changed hands and is now a family run business emerging into the Perth scene and is a renowned designer furniture studio specialising in commercial interiors. The Jervis Sofa is a favourite of ours for its minimally upholstered profile punctuated by colourful stitching and button highlights.
Where you can get it: Table & Chair
Created by: Nick Statham of Midland Atelier
Why we love it: A long-term project developed and managed by FORM in partnership with the Midland Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Midland Atelier blends creative talent, historic infrastructure, quality artistic programming and community engagement. For this commission Midland Atelier created a beautiful two-sided shelving unit which also acts as a screen and bench seat.
Where you can get it: Midland Atelier
Created by: Rose and Gabrielle Sherwood
Why we love it: Applying a classical aesthetic to their projects, Orno interiors create original spaces that reflect the character of their clients. Orno Interiors is also a retail space, offering beautiful and exclusive objects entirely unfettered by current trends. The range is informed by history, art, architecture and fashion.
Where you can get it: Vitra
Designed by: Joost Bakker
Why we love it: You won’t find furniture or lighting, but if you’ve been out and about hitting the design hotspots Greenhouse may be just what you need to recharge your batteries.
After an exciting reception in Melbourne, designer Joost Bakker teamed up with seasoned Perth based restaurant and cocktail professional Paul Aron, and their close friend Jason Chan to offer up a mouth watering ‘new kid on the block’ in Perth’s CBD.
Greenhouse St. Georges Terrace hopes to be one of Perth’s most exciting destinations, with the emphasis on tasty, honest food and drink, and some simple ideas for a considerate and non destructive lifestyle.
Where you can get it: 100 St. Georges Terrace, Perth