The Habitus Hottest 100 – Part 1

The best of the best, the cream of the crop, the crème de la crème: in celebration of – and accordance with – Australia Day, Habitus Living is counting down the best design decisions of 2016. What’s your pick?

26 Jan 2017

cover image: BD Barcelona Monkey Table from Living Edge

When we first had the idea to pull together a Habitus take on Triple J’s Hottest 100 for 2016, I must admit I was unsure we’d find a full 100 new designs. Logistics – and time – permitting, I was even less convinced we’d find 100 great quality, new designs worth the mention.

Turns out my concern was misplaced. Bar a handful of pleasant surprises and how-did-I-miss-that double takes, collating this list was like a trip down memory lane. A gathering of old friends I’d once been so excited to meet and now – irrespective of their youth – feel so nostalgic for.

Despite being spoiled for choice one hundred is a still a big number so we’ve broken it up into three digestible, bite-sized pieces – in case you missed it.

Now it’s your turn, join us in celebrating a year of great design across the Asia-Pac region.

Holly Cunneen
Deputy Editor | Habitus

 

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Palissade outdoor collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for HAY. Available through Cult Design

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Objects by Fritz Hansen from Cult Design

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
The Dawson Modular sofa from Arthur G

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
3 Wise Men from the Forest collection by Knock on Wood

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Indiana indoor-outdoor sofa from Minotti

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Icelandic Pampa Mariposa Shorn White Chair from Curious Grace

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Intill sofa from Spence & Lyda

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Genius Loci kitchen designed by Gabriele Centazzo for Valcucine

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living

Tortuga Armchair designed by Studio Nadadora for Sancal from KE-ZU

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
The Wes lounge (in hommage to the highly stylised films of Wes Anderson) by designer Tom Fereday for Zenith

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
TIM glass pendant by BOMMA from Spence & Lyda

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Sika dining table and chairs by TIDE Design

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
SERA clamp by Mingardo from HUB

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Joost Baker’s Vertical Garden for Schiavello

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Featherston Scape armchair c.1960, relaunched 2016 at Grazia&Co

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Noah sideboard from Jardan

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Molecule rug from the MINDSCAPE collection by Gavin Harris from Designer Rugs

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Mila Chairs by Franco Crea

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
ELEMENTA by Mingardo from HUB

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Creed Divano lounge from Minotti

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Camille sofa by Anaca Studio

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Cicca coffee table from Cafe Culture

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Rene Bike Sling hanger from Cafe Culture

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
BD Barcelona Aquário Cabinet from Living Edge

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Limited edition Breakstool by Nathan Yong, relaunched in partnership with Gallery & Co

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Bertoia Diamond Chair in 18-karat gold from Knoll

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Nest tables by Adam Goodrum for Cult Design

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Bower armchair by Adam Goodrum for Cult Design

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
The Zeno Light sofa from Fanuli

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
Herman Miller Spot Stools designed by Michael Anastassiades from Living Edge

Hottest 100 of 2016 - Habitus Living
U Chain series of pendants and wall lights by Volker Haug