|Designed by: Jethro Macey for ex.tWhy we love it:We love the idea of a stool made for the bathroom. Ex.t have some extraordinary bathroom furniture and accessories, and this one – looking like it’s been carved from stone – is no exception.Where you can get it: ex.t Studio Bagno|
|Designed by:SkhemeWhy we love them: These slabs are a fantastic alternative to traditional tiles. The huge slabs (up to 1 x 3m) are made using clay and other raw materials under very high pressure. The result is a stronger, thinner, more resistant floor surface. Opulence in the room you need it most.Where you can get it: Skheme|
|Designed by: Victoria & Albert BathsWhy we love it: This beautifuk bath, made from QUARRYCAST – a one-piece casting of rare volcanic limestone and resin – is the perfect mix of old and new. The traditional shape, with squared rim makes it perfect for a modern update of a traditional residence. Comes with feet or cradle.Where you can get it: Victoria & Albert Baths|
|Designed by: Fulvio De Nito for Studio BagnoWhy we love it: The unusual form of this bench or wall-mounted basin gives a very organic feel. The irregular, flowing surface and white fireclay finish add to its natural aesthetic.Where you can get it: Mico|
|Designed by:RogersellerWhy we love it: This tapware collection features taps that encourage a pinching action (but are easy to turn). The elongated spout matches the knobs of the taps, all in lovely chrome.Where you can get it: Rogerseller|
|Designed by:Alessandro MendiniWhy we love it:Each petal of this mirror displays the ability of glass to be both rounded and angular. The shaped crystal is engraved with an amazing geometric pattern. Perfect to take the place of a traditional bathroom mirror.Where you can get it: Space Furniture|
Link Bath Mat
|Designed by:Kain Lucas of UteWhy we love it: This bath mat uses a cork and rubber composite to keep you safe and dry. An Aussie creation, it’s a good alternative to a fabric mat because there’s no need to hang it up to dry, and it’s also got a much lower profile than a timber-style mat. It’s interlinking circles are also very attractive!Where you can get it: Top3|
Starck 1 Toilet + Bidet
|Designed by: Philippe StarckWhy we love it:This toilet and bidet are presented – in true Starck fashion – as an “evolution of the bucket”. We love the simple shape and it’s visual reference to a simpler time. Though, with the latest internals, these wall-mounted or floor-standing toilets are much more sophisticated!Where you can get it: Duravit|
Designed by: Keryn Hughes of In Your Room
I am: A stool – designed predominantly as a first independent seat for a child (18 months – school age) but doubles as a stepstool, footstool and mini table for kids and adults alike.
Designer Keryn Hughes has a passion for creating simple, well-designed children’s furniture. It’s a passion that sparked the creation of her business – In Your Room – which now makes furniture from moulded plywood for every room of the house for kids and adults alike.
The perfect example of her love for kids furniture is the Shortstop Stool, with its organic, clean line making it as desireable a piece for the living room as for the kids’ bedrooms or play area.
Part of the full In Your Room Shortstop range – all designed and made in Australia – the Shortstop Stool is a versatile piece in its own right but also the perfect accompaniment to the Shortstop Child’s Table, Tablebox and Longrain Stool.
This month actually sees the release of new colours to the range – orange and purple – joining the kaleidoscope of colour choices. The stool also comes in natural beech.
Because young Design Hunters shouldn’t go without either!
- 12mm thick moulded plywood, European beech faces
- high-pressure laminate (6 colours – white, red, yellow, blue, orange, purple)
- 2-pack polish
260mm W x 250mm D x 260mm H
In Your Room
+61 2 9386 9513
It was a night of glitz, glamour and great food at Star City last week as the Casino announced the 5 new restaurants that will make up their culinary offerings when the development of ‘The Star’ is complete later this year.
6 of Australia’s top chefs have now announced their involvement, as well as Japanese chef, Chase Kojima and New York’s David Chang. The Star will soon be home to Chang’s Momofuku Seiōbo, Teage Ezard’s BLACK by ezard, Kojima’s Sokyo and Manfredi’s Balla. Completing this culinary picture is iconic Chinese restaurateurs Eric and Linda Wong, with Sydney institution Golden Century, Adriano Zumbo’s new patisserie and eatery Flying Fish and Chips.
Each chef will be opening an exciting offering behind the glass-louvred façade of the $860 upgrade to the Sydney landmark, joining Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle – opened last year.
The chefs treated guests to a taste of what’s to come, with amazing canapés, including foie gras tartlets topped with ox tail and Tasmanian black truffles, duck pancakes and Zumbo’s renowned macarons.
The Star is due to open in September 2011.
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Designed by: Absolute Zero Degrees
I am: A new wallpaper collection
The Selvedge Group will be launching the newest papers from MINI MODERNS, offering a fabulous mix of contemporary and vintage-inspired designs including Festival, Whitby, Alice and Pet Sounds.
Mini Moderns is a creative duo of Graphic Designers, Absolute Zero Degrees, based in the UK and is reflected in their clever retro inspired graphics and directional colour palette.
Their production is also based predominantly in the UK, and come from “sweatshop free environments”.
This new collection features the English sea-inspired ‘Whitby’, with its fishing boats, seagulls and rolling waves, as well as the beautiful ‘Festival’, celebrating the enduring influence of the 1951 Festival of Britain. Along with the amazing papers from ‘Folk Rock’, including the cassette-inspired C60 and Pets Sounds, featuring instruments and animals (always a winning combination).
You can find out more and purchase MINI MODERNS from The Selvedge Group in Australia.
The Selvedge Group
The Wave range marks a new way of enjoying the kitchen as an ‘all-round’ space, breaking away from the traditional patterns with its unique use of the curved line.
The sinuous, flowing shapes make every centimetre of the Wave kitchen usable. With curves, the possibilities of creating unexpected and unusual storage compartments are endless.
The Wave kitchen shows its personality in varied compositions, from linear symmetrical tall units to a central island; the latter’s dynamic shape – like an actual island – is ergonomically efficient.
It provides plenty of workspace while making room for snacks and breakfasts. The counter unit with a curved end has an appealing and convenient wing opening.
Thanks to the innovative use of curves, with a focus on the ergonomic aspects, movements around a Wave kitchen are smoother and safer.
Bontempi kitchens are custom designed.
Available exclusively at Rogerseller’s Sydney & Melbourne showrooms.
+61 3 9429 8888 (Melbourne)
+61 2 8396 8700 (Sydney)
Designed by: Rodolfo Dordoni for Flamini
I am: Bathroom basin, pans and bidets
Designer Rodolfo Dordoni brings to life the new Como collection, the pureness of ceramic revealed with clean geometry and solid clean lines.
The full collection consists of washbasins, WC’s and bidets. Basins are available as a wall basin or can be integrated with a pedestal for a more conventional look.
Three different basin widths are also available, 54cm, 62cm and 70cm, to suit your bathroom dimensions. The WC’s and bidet’s come in wall faced and wall hung versions.