Agape Sen Tapware & Accessories from Artedomus
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Bassam Fellows Daybed by Living EdgeConstructed entirely of solid wood, the slim elegant frame of the Daybed holds leather seating cushions. The wood’s richness of colour and grain serves to punctuate the daybed’s simple shape.
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Gessi Emporio Via Tortona Bathroom from AbeyGessi Emporio’s Italian designers and artisans are committed to creating stunning products that combine meticulous quality and environmental awareness, with unmistakable style. The Via Tortona Bathroom Range expresses eco-awareness in functionality while offering a sleek and slender approach to bathroom design.
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Imola Chair by BoConcept
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ercol Marino Chair & Sofa from Temperature DesignDesigned by London based furniture designer Dylan Feeth, the ercol Marino Chair is made out of Solid Ash with elegant and flowing lines and upholstered removable seat and back cushions. [gallery size="large" ids="68594,68592,68590"]
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Lazlo TableTell us about the start of e15. While I was studying product design I remember thinking about how there had to be more, more to design and even more to creativity. Rather than just focusing on the product itself, I wanted to learn about its surrounding. Even though I studied product design and architecture, e15 did not begin as a business idea. I had a gut feeling about producing and designing minimalistic furniture with a character. If you had to describe e15’s DNA in one sentence, what would it be? e15 is very much about the materials and the quality of craftsmanship that allows the products to last long but also make people feel comfortable. You studied product design before architecture, how does e15 differ to other furniture design as a result of this? Back in 1995, the furniture industry did not touch upon minimalism the way it does today. Rather than being warm and comfortable, it was cold with a lot of aluminium and glass. So, in this sense, e15 started as simple pieces, simple forms and simple materials that people recognise every day. What gap in the market does e15 fulfil? When e15 began, nobody touched solid wood, especially not the kind of wood that we were using. With oak, we knew that the way to really stand apart from the competition was to create something different. The natural flaws, its knots and splits made people question why. Ever since day one, we challenge ourselves to really bring warmth into living spaces, creating endless possibilities that inform and explore form and structure. With a worldwide reputation for making strong and simple design statements, how would you say e15 is globally and culturally received? The same way humans react to nature, people react to our products. Wood has been around for over thousands of years, and people know to appreciate a material that boasts timelessness. No matter what age, profession or setting, people can connect with it. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="83977,83976"]
Kazimir TableWhat draws you to collaborate with other designers and brands? Back in the day, I used to design every single piece. But now, many of our collaborations begin very naturally, sometimes even unplanned. It is not really about name dropping, it never has been. It is more about the natural process, how you get to a finished product and find a worthy sparring partner that allows you to exchange ideas, philosophies and perspectives. When you said that e15 does not follow ‘trends’, what did you mean? That we set trends. (laughs) When we showcased the rustic quality of wood, we were definitely one of the firsts, now it has obviously become quite a popular approach. One thing that has stayed true is that we have never really tried to follow or look like others, that’s quite a dangerous approach to have. We look to art, to architecture and to the simple definition of those disciplines. If ever you isolate our products from its setting, you’ll notice that it doesn’t fit into any one place and can stand alone. What are your thoughts on the future of Australian design? I see designers trying very hard to create something special but often get lost looking outside of this beautiful landscape. Focusing on the heritage, the climate and what the country has to offer could be the turning point. Like always, if you are trying to be someone else, you’ll never really get to where you want to be, and you won’t achieve what you can. [gallery size="large" ids="83973,83972,83971"]
Basis TableCan you tell us a little bit about the new products that you’ve just released? The Kazimir table was inspired by suprematist compositions. Focussing on a rather distinct structure and centre base, people can use Kazimir for many things. It’s adaptable enough to be specified in public and private spaces. Lazlo is built on the same construction as Kazimir, except a side table version with well-defined geometric forms and a silhouette that really emphasises its materials (whether its honed marble or wood). Unlike the other two, Basis was a result of collaborating with David Chipperfield. The solid wood trestles and beams were manufactured with traditional joinery techniques and is, therefore, a flexible solution for any living or working space. What’s next? We have quite a few things in the works at the moment. On the commercial side of things, we’ve been approached by numerous small offices and co-working spaces to design products like a workbench and desking system that includes wire management and privacy screens. But I feel like for us, really, its very much about how we can bring the residential element and feel to the contract world and we’re ready to offer personalised services that can fulfil end-users and architects needs. e15 e15.com Living Edge livingedge.com.au Photography courtesy of Living Edge. We think you might also like XXX by XXXabc
HDB Apartment in Singapore by Nitton ArchitectsWanting to test the spatial potential of the standard Singaporean flat, architecture-trained couple Liting Lee and Khoon Toong Chow of Nitton Architects were determined to create a ‘mini house’ out of their new 5-room BTO flat in Sengkang. Their project consisted of a bold reconfiguration of the standard flat layout. The decision to remove every non-structural internal wall gave rise to living spaces that were more open and fluid and included an indoor garden. [gallery size="large" ids="79124,79125,79123"]
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Mixed-Use House by Matt Gibson Architecture + DesignThis new house by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design takes a residential model more familiar in Asia and Europe and adapts it for an urban infill site in Melbourne. From the street, the house appears as a series of zinc-and-glass boxes, stacked in two columns, some set back and others brought forward. The boxes break down the visual bulk of the building, and create a modular rhythm that resonates with the more human-scaled grain of terrace houses on the other side of the street. [gallery size="large" ids="71760,71764,71765"]
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Courtyard House by HYLA ArchitectsThe resdiential design is a masterful exploration in spatial awareness and material craftsmanship. Working with a very specific brief that called for each of the occupants to have their own study attached to their respective bedroom, with all three studies facing each other, HYLA Architects have arranged the two-storey home around two courtyards. [gallery size="large" ids="78657,78658,78662"]
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Type Street Apartment by Tsai DesignWith the increase in apartment developments comes the move towards living with less: less space, less belongings, but smarter design. When Jack Chen of Tsai Design was posed with the challenge of transforming a 35-square-metre unit into a one-bedroom apartment with home office, he created a clever multi-purpose timber joinery box that serves all rooms and offers the luxury, comfort and detailing found in a normal house. [gallery columns="4" size="large" ids="79163,79168,79171,79164"]
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Liverpool House by Kennedy NolanThe clients allowed Kennedy Nolan to establish the architectural language, form and spatial relationships of the house – ultimately becoming great custodians of the build process. This outcome is evident in all aspects of the build, particularly in the elegance and interplay of the material palette. The use of robust materials like shiplap cladding, exposed brickwork and concrete, terrazzo and cork imbue the home with texture and character. [gallery size="large" ids="79272,79274,79267"]
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United Places Botanic Gardens, Melbourne by CarrCombining international vision and local excellence, United Places Botanic Gardens hotel is in the centre of South Yarra, opposite the lush parklands of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Inspired by the idea of merging travel luxury of a hotel with the comfort of a home, the suites offer expansive living spaces, opulent designer style premium amenities and superior service. With suites resplendent with sunken bathtubs overlooking the city’s skyline framed in velvet drapes, it is tempting to spend any trip to the United Places indoors the entire time. Yet like all great hotels, the design simply facilitates the enjoyment of the beauty surrounding it. [gallery size="large" ids="78362,78365,78367"]
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The Slow by George Gorrow and GFAB Architects in BaliBridging modern and traditional elements with local stone, The Slow is rich with native wood and raw concrete to instil “tropical brutalism” just 300 meters from Canggu Beach, Bali. With a contemporary and unassuming sense of luxury, Australian co-owners Cisco and George Gorrow and GFAB Architects ensured a balance of modern and traditional Indonesian elements. Standing apart from the rest, The Slow transforms a space with clear identity, paring local material with a classic take on tropical brutalist architecture and design. [gallery size="large" ids="59822,59825,59826"]
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Felix Hotel, Sydney by Fox Johnston Architects and Space ControlThe combined efforts of Fox Johnston Architects and Space Control have redefined the standards of Airport hotels. Located in Mascot, just a stone’s throw away from the Sydney international and domestic airports, Felix Hotel offers 150 rooms that each wholeheartedly embraces the location, albeit with a 1960s, ‘golden era of air travel’ twist. So for a room like no other, in a location heralding convenience like few others, Felix Hotel in Mascot might just tip the game. [gallery size="large" ids="77674,77676,77678"]
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The Ville Resort-Casino in Townsville by Woods BagotWood Bagot’s update of The Ville Resort-Casino in Townsville creates a popular laid-back destination for tourists and locals alike. Designed for the subtropical climate in Queensland, the redevelopment of The Ville Resort-Casino was revolved around making the property connect with the scenery, climate, water and views. Broad verandahs, brise-soleil walls and awnings are characteristic of the Queenslander, and timber and stone sourced locally where possible. [gallery size="large" ids="82526,82527,82522"]
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Little Albion Guest House, Sydney by 8Hotels
“Little Albion Guest House was created with the needs of today’s luxury travellers in the front of our minds, which is the authenticity of a local experience, alongside world-class boutique hotel service and ease of booking. To do this we had to redefine the whole hotel category by imagining a modern guest house, developed with the same attention to detail that a homeowner has in creating their dream home, resulting in this truly one of a kind property,” shares Paul Fischmann, CEO of 8Hotels. Intimate in scale, clever in its execution and appealing to the new generation of modern travellers hungry for authenticity. [gallery size="large" ids="79141,79149,79136"]
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Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore by WOHA and Studio Patricia UrquiolaOasia Hotel Downtown by Far East Hospitality is one such building. The 27-storey development stands out with its red aluminium mesh façade and rising green creepers. It is, in fact, impossible to miss. The building – featuring a 25,490-square-metre red aluminium trellis structure with the potential to grow the world’s largest outdoor vertical garden – is designed by award-winning Singaporean architectural practice WOHA, with interiors by Studio Patricia Urquiola. From Oasia, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city. [gallery size="large" ids="55806,55803,55808"]
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