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GESSI RETTANGOLO – SEEING IS BELIEVING

  Gessi’s environmental commitment extends beyond the typical with this range. The Rettangolo design has been developed with up to 6-Star ratings making them among the world’s most water-efficient. The entire production process revolves around principles of sustainability and environmental protection.   19159867_copia_di_2009120095_b   Technology innovative and artfully integrated for ease of use, this modern range incorporates an array of mixers, spouts, showers, sanitaryware and accessories. With finishes in most lines of tapware, showers and accessories in black, chrome and brushed chrome, Rettangolo will create an environment to match your individual vision and lifestyle.   19159868_rettangolo_silvered   Designed and manufactured in Italy by Gessi – Seeing is Believing. Exclusive to Abey Australia. Abey Australia abey.com.au   abc
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Habitus Loves: Contemporary Hamptons style

Take a drive east of the Big Apple along Route 27 and pretty soon you’ll find a string of hamlets known collectively as The Hamptons. It’s along this stretch of wind swept ocean dunes that New York’s rich and famous come to spend the summer. Nowadays The Hamptons doesn’t just define a physical place, but an entire way of life and a certain look that folks are keen to adopt. Think of it as a sophisticated take on country meets the seaside.
  Unknown-5   Sonata Sofa Created by: King Furniture Design Team Why we love it: Not only is the Sonata King Furniture’s latest release (launched only this week) it’s also one of the Australian company’s most cohesive designs. Given a brief to create a comfortable, elegant sofa that puts a modern twist on Hampton’s style, the team utilised traditional design cues such as rolled arms and turned timber legs, within a modular construction. This flexibility, all built on King’s durable steel-frame system, allows the Sonata to be arranged in a number of configurations, including a chaise. Where you can get it? King Furniture showrooms nationwide or online.
Knottee-Hanging-Lamp Knottee Outdoor Suspension Lamp Created by: Kenneth Cobonpue for Hive Why we love it: Well, to be honest there’s not much we don’t love by Kenneth. Ditto when it comes to HIVE. And this quirky knitted shade is no exception. Made from synthetic fibre in olive and grey, it houses a sturdy frosted glass diffuser and is topped off with two knitting needles, in a typically Cobonpue flourish. The Knottee is a whimsical take on a Hamptons outdoor light. Where you can get it: Kezu
  cushions2 Bang Cushion Created by: Elena Castano-Lopez Why we love it: Because Bang cushions by Sancal utilise some of cleverest juxtapositions of colours you could ever imagine. Castano-Lopez’s background in fine art shines through in every dazzling piece, a world away from the predictable blue and cream we’ve come to expect from the Hamptons. Indeed who else could come up with a cushion in khaki and purple, or toffee and turquoise, adorned with classic edge trim? Where you can get it: HG Furniture Solutions
swingchair Nautica Swing Chair Created By: Alberto Sanchez for Mut Design Why we love it: Who wouldn’t? There may be a lot of swing chairs on the market, but none are as well resolved as this one. The Nautica was awarded the Red Dot 2014 for the best product design and pays homage to the original 1970s swing chairs created by Expormim. Featuring a structure of natural, peeled and tinted rattan, the Nautica is the only place you’ll want to sway away the summer days in Lorne. Available in a range of natural cane colours, including black and white. An identical aluminium version is also available for permanent outdoor use. Where you can get it: Kezu (Sydney) or Ajar (Melbourne).
pots Gardenia Pots Created By: Jaime Hayon Why we love it: Because these ceramic pots manage to blend old world craftsmanship with modern form in a seamless and pleasing manner. Gardenia are unmistakably Hayon with their organic, almost feminine form that is both sculpture and functional object. Place a couple on the verandah of your Palm Beach home. Nice. Where you can get it: Living Edge
Unknown Emu Shine table Created by: Arik Levy Why we love it: Because so many outdoor settings are so heavy you need to be a weight-lifter to move them around. Not the Emu. Manufactured from high-grade aluminium (with a teak top) this elegant dining table is not only light as a feather, it’s also extremely weather resistant, making it perfect for coastal areas. Where you can get it: Kezu
  Malibu-Landscape-2 Malibu floor rug Created by: Greg Natale Why we love it: Basically because Mr Natale can do no wrong in our eyes. One of Australia’s greatest interior designers teamed up with Designer Rugs to produce one of the mot sophisticated collections on the planet. With the Malibu rug, Natale has created a stong geometrical design in putty and blue, demonstrating once again that traditional doesn’t have to be stuffy. Made from 100% New Zealand wool, stock size is 200 x 300cm, however custom sizes are available. Where you can get it: Designer Rugs
  photographer-Klunderbie-01 Frames Created by: Jaime Hayon for Expormim Why we love it: The sales pitch says that FRAMES has all the properties of a contemporary classic, and for once that might not be hyperbole. Released at the salone del mobile 2014, the FRAMES range comprises an armchair, side-table and room divider. Hayon has brought rattan into the home, adding a layer of glamour and rustic charm and ensuring it can be used all year around, not just when the sun shines. Made from natural, peeled and tinted wicker. Where you can get it: Kezuabc
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Design Hunter Q+A: Andra Matin

  Name: Andra Matin Where you are from/live: Jakarta What you do: Architect When did you first know you wanted to be an architect? When I was in high school, I visited my relative’s house and I found his house very interesting with the corridors and it was an unexpected experience. That’s when I knew I was attracted to space. Your latest project: a private school in Bekasi, Jakarta Where you find inspiration: anywhere IMG_999_197-R_edit Andra Matin's home Three people that inspire/excite you: 1) My parents 2) Le Corbusier 3) Kate Moss What is your favourite… Car/bike/plane/boat model: Volvo Chair model: Rabbit Chair by SANAA. Although it’s not a comfy chair, I like the fun part of the design. Residential space: My house Commercial space: Daikanyama, Tokyo and San Miguel Market, Madrid Decorative product: none Functional product: wall clock Handmade good: weaving product by Tenun Baron Mass-produced good: Muji products rabbit Rabbit Chair Item in your studio: books Time of day to work/play: anytime Meal: Empek-empek, Indonesian fishcake Restaurant: La Lucciola, Bali Drink: Lahang, Indonesian fermented drink made of local plants Bar: Potato Head Beach Club, Bali Piece of technology: Apple products Historical figure: Soekarno, Indonesia’s first president Fictional character: Starwars characters Vice: Traveling Virtue: Honesty & Freedom What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Constant search of the latest and intriguing art, architecture, culture, graphic and others that relate to intangible aspects or senses.
Photography by Martin Westlake Andra Matin andramatin.comabc
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Catapult Showroom: Supporting Australian Design

  From the company’s founding, directors Leigh Johnson and Aaron Zorzo have sought out the best in locally designed and manufactured furniture, lighting and accessories, often from emerging or less established designers, to make up the Catapult collection. And while they have complemented this domestic range with a smattering of international brands, the focus has remained on those working locally.   19159870_4d6c9914 19159871_4d6c9967   Recently, Catapult announced that they are now carrying Ross Didier’s Obelisk range of sofas and armchairs, adding a designer with over a decade of acclaim to their stable, however their range is just as typified by ranges from up-and-comers Dowel Jones or André Hnatojko, or the likes of Coeval, a recent spin-off from a 100-odd year old Victorian furniture manufacturer. 19159866_4d6c0041 19159865_4d6c0035 The commitment to opening this Sydney showroom allows Catapult Design to branch out from its core business thus far, and reach towards the design-savvy consumer, looking to furnish their spaces with beautiful designer products, without the carbon miles or wait times often associated with international product. However, this commitment to local design in no way compromises quality—these designers and designs are widely acclaimed and superbly crafted.   19159868_4d6c0055 19159867_4d6c0051   The Catapult Design showroom is now open at Shop 40, Kings Lane (Bourke St end), Darlinghurst NSW, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am–4pm. Catapult Design catapultdesign.net.auabc
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Listone Giordano has arrived

Above: Atelier Reserve Mareggiata 'Amalfi'   The story of Listone Giordano begins with its forests in France. Listone Giordano continues to set the benchmark by sourcing the finest quality French oak from its own plantations at Fontaines in the Burgundy region of France. These plantations are regarded among the most sustainable sources of hardwood in the world. With complete vertical integration from plantation to finished product, they control the entire process providing unequalled selection and control. LGATE_res_rov_sie_amb01 Atelier Reserve 'Siena' Listone-Giordano-Foxtrot-Avorio-01_MR Natural Genius Foxtrot 'Avorio'   Underneath the French oak lies the technological heart of Listone Giordano. A special multi-layer birch support with transversal incisions and micrometric joints renders the hardwood floor stable over time and non-deformable for life. Listone Giordano first invented multi-layered ‘engineered’ hardwood flooring for greater stability in 1983. It was a giant step in technology which would revolutionize hardwood flooring around the world. Stability, precision, reliability, beauty, long-life and respect for the environment are still the keywords to this success.   LGATE_natg_rov_med_amb05 Natural Genius 'Medoc 01'   EVERY WOOD SURFACE, EVERY FORM OF GENIUS. Introducing Natural Genius. In collaboration with renowned Italian designers Michele De Lucchi & Daniele Lago, the Natural Genius collection celebrates the association of naturalness of the wood matter with contemporary design genius. Natural Genius embodies the century-old culture of wood craftsmanship highlighted by the definition of contemporary criteria to redesign surfaces. Introducing SLIDE. Listone Giordano continues to push the boundaries with the latest addition to the Natural Genius collection: SLIDE. A rectangular shape turns into a rhombus according to the magic formula of transcendental numbers. Then it rotates, slides and gets composed in endless shapes never replicating themselves. Extraordinary. It could only be from Listone Giordano. IMG_3313 Natural Genius Slide 'Tortora' IMG_3269 Natural Genius Slide 'Tortora' WHY LISTONE GIORDANO? Sourced in France. Made in Italy. Only Listone Giordano. ALL NATURAL FINISHES An eight-layer, highly resistant varnishing treatment, which offers unequalled performance with regards to resistance, or a penetrating natural oil and wax treatment, which exalts the wood’s tactility. PREMIUM QUALITY HARDWOOD An upper layer made from wood of the best species is the fruit of careful raw material selection and of absolutely unique production processes. The exclusive milling methods, like the innovative drying processes, house the secrets for producing materials, which acquire new value with every step. It’s the pursuit of perfection from the very beginning. BIRCH WOOD SUPPORT The secret to Listone Giordano stability lies in the support: a special arrangement of birch wood layers, with marine gluing, allows for the manufacture of perfectly stable planks. Supports conceived in this manner possess an elevated mechanical resistance capable of perfectly compensating the inevitable stresses from the layer above. This translates into excellent product balance and stability. MICROMETRIC JOINTS The four sides of each plank are accurately profiled with diamond-tipped cutting tools. The micrometric precision of the joints, obtained through these techniques, is the guarantee of a perfectly flat floor surface. ECOLOGICAL ADHESIVES In order to safeguard the environment and personal safety, 
all of the auxiliary products used for manufacturing Listone Giordano floors are absolutely ecological, non-toxic and odorless. 
The adhesives employed comply with the strictest European standards regarding solvents and formaldehydes. LISTONE GIORDANO FLOORS IN THE BATHROOM AND IN THE KITCHEN Typical conditions in bathroom and kitchen environments often dissuade the use of materials such as wood, which are susceptible to changes in humidity and temperature. 
 Listone Giordano has developed Sigilplus, a special product which, when applied upon a finished floor, seals any leaks between each plank in order to impede liquids from penetrating into the materials. The use of Sigilplus, together with the dimensional stability obtained through multilayer technology, allows for the beauty and colour of hardwood flooring to be enjoyed throughout the home, even in more sensitive environments like the bathroom or kitchen. LISTONE GIORDANO AND UNDER FLOOR HEATING SYSTEMS Listone Giordano is designed for use over modern under floor heating systems. Giordano technology supports ensure maximum dimensional stability as well as reduced thickness. 
This aspect, associated with a fully adhered installation, allows for heat to be better diffused throughout the home, thereby optimizing thermal yield and energy savings. CERTIFICATIONS PEFC Certification of the chain of custody that guarantees the provenance of products from forests managed inan ecologically sustainable manner. ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification. FSC Certification of the chain of custody that guarantees the provenance from forests managed according to strict environmental, social and economic standards. ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification. MANUFACTURERS’ WARRANTY Listone Giordano comes with piece of mind: a full manufacturer’s warranty. LA MIA CASA E LA MIA ARTE LG04_002_004low Atelier Quattrocento Italiano 400 'Puro' Winspear Group is the Australian importer of Listone Giordano. The company specializes in the finest quality hardwood floors for the architecture and design market of Australia. Winspear Group is dedicated to offering its clients genuine European quality with an emphasis on sustainability and provenance of raw materials. Listone Giordano share this same philosophy. The result is an incomparable hardwood floor made with the passion and enthusiasm of those who create it in the pursuit of excellence. WINSPEAR GROUP winspeargroup.com abc
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Rogerseller Pinch Tapware

  Pinch is perfectly complemented by a fine chrome base, creating a unique signature design feature across the complete range. The new generation of Pinch introduces a series of progressive mixers on backplate to the existing traditional 3-hole collection. The forward thinking German technology is quite literally ‘progressive’ in its nature – when initiated, the valves fully open in the cold-water position - saving energy on unnecessary hot water usage that occurs with single-lever mixers. Compact in design, the single handle progressive mixer allows you to precisely control the flow and temperature together in one clockwise movement. 19159916_rtp-1209-0045b Rogerseller rogerseller.com.au  abc