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The 411 On Entering The INDE.Awards 2020

2020 is a special year for INDE.Awards as ‘INDEs gold’ is elevated to a whole new level with two new era-defining accolades for the Best of the Decade. The two pop-up Best of the Decade categories (for The Work Space and The Living Space) join the INDEs’ core industry-leading categories recognising the past 12 months of progressive architecture and design across typologies in the Indo-Pacific. We know how much work is involved in pulling together an awards entry, so we’ve put together a cheat sheet to help you get prepared. Read the FAQsdownload the cheat sheet, or skim the checklist below. Now is the time to share your legacy. So let’s get cracking!  

1. Make sure you’re eligible

The INDE.Awards are dedicated specifically to the Indo-Pacific region in all its diversity. That means your studio and your project must be located in one of these countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam. Has your project or product been completed between 1 January 2019 and 21 February 2020? This is an important detail you’ll need to confirm, in order to be eligible for the regular core categories of the 2020 INDEs. For the two ‘pop-up’ Best of the Decade categories, your project must have been completed between 1 January 2010 and 21 February 2020. To explore our fees, payment and full terms and conditions, visit the INDE.Awards website.  

2. Know the key dates and pace yourself

There’s more time to enter this year, with entries closing on Friday 21 February 2021. Now is the time to plan internally for all that essential information you’ll need to enter your top-notch project/s, practice/s and product/s – from images, plans and drawings, to project credits and written responses. Start early and stay ahead of the game. Set yourself a deadline so you don’t miss your chance at being Shortlisted (announcement on 19 May 2020), or joining us as a winner at the INDE.Awards Gala evening on 14 August 2020 in Sydney.  

3. Set aside time for writing and approvals

‘The writing’ can be the most time-consuming aspect of an awards entry. However it’s a vital component of your entry as our judges really rely on your skill for articulating your project. Your words are the compass against which they measure the characteristics and qualities of your project. We recommend carefully reviewing the Category Criteria and the Entry Questions, so you can plan ahead for your responses and any necessary client approvals. There are strict character counts in the INDEs online entry forms, so you’ll need to distill your information with clarity. We will accept up to 1,700 characters (around 250 words) response, per question. You’ll find all this information housed on the INDE.Awards website here.  

4. Prepare your imagery and drawings

Alongside your words, images tell half the story. To ensure your images are doing your project justice, make sure they are of a professional quality. We’ll accept up to 10 images in landscape or portrait composition and up to five drawings or plans. We only accept JPEG or PNG format with 1500-pixels wide preferred.  

5. Be part of the growth and strengthening of the Indo-Pacific region

As the first and only regional design awards of its kind, the INDE.Awards has brought recognition and growth to the firms that have entered and won. “Last year we saw an incredibly high calibre of entrants, shortlisters and winners, which revealed the progressive nature and influential power of our region’s designs,” says Indesign Media Asia Pacific CEO, Raj Nandan. The INDE.Awards calls on architects and designers to think big and look beyond their immediate locale to be part of the voice of progressive design in our region. We have plenty to be proud of in the Indo-Pacific. Take that message to the world stage with the INDE.Awards 2020. We can’t wait to see what you submit for the 2020 INDEs! Take a look at the 2019 winners here and watch highlights from the 2019 Gala here. INDE.Awards indeawards.comabc
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New Space, New Identity For Stylecraft Singapore

Stylecraft Singapore has taken up a new residence – twice the footprint of its previous – complete with a distinct Singaporean identity thanks to HASSELL. Located in The Genting Centre on Lim Tek Kim Road, the new space is personified by a striking palette of colours and diverse materiality; an apt stage to showcase Stylecraft’s inimitable range of furniture, lighting, and accessories. The showroom floor becomes an immersive experience, enveloping visitors in a new scene at every turn. Sumptuous textiles provide homey settings for residential and hospitality-suited furnishings, grounded by Stylecraft’s rug collection. Tacchini’s Julep lounge and armchairs is set against a suitably indulgent backdrop of emerald velvet curtains, complemented by the glazed platinum and copper finishes of the Pi-Dou vase. Meanwhile, mustard draperies set the scene for Australian-designer Ross Gardam’s plush Noon Armchair; Nave by Skeehan has a similarly opulent crimson milieu; and the Softscape modular lounge setting by Helen Kontouris of LEN is nestled amongst drapes of navy velvet. A dedicated space to Arper showcases the Italian brand’s modular and loose furniture collections, along with highlighting Parentesit acoustic wall panels in autumnal tones. Rounding out the residential and hospitality design showcase, a kitchen-esque setting complete with a terracotta-tiled island bench allows for a display of stools from the likes of Arper, Feelgood Designs, and Sipa. In contrast, cork flooring and perforated wood panel walls reflect evolving workplace design trends and create space to showcase the diverse range of contemporary office furniture available at Stylecraft Singapore. Here, the showroom highlights ranges seeped with versatility and innovation such as those of ThinkingWorks, 9to5 Seating, and Keith Melbourne’s airport lounge inspired Avion collection. Joel Sampson, Senior Associate at HASSELL who worked with a design team across the Singapore and Shanghai HASSELL studios on the project, describes the design process. “Following on from the success of the Sydney and Melbourne Stylecraft showroom designs by HASSELL, we were very conscious that the showroom needed to be kept within the Stylecraft showroom aesthetic, yet with its own distinct Singaporean identity. “The experience of designing the new Stylecraft showroom was truly one of co-creation between HASSELL and Stylecraft. The Stylecraft Singapore team truly had 100% trust in the HASSELL design team to deliver a great outcome and have been a dream client for HASSELL. The full design consultant team worked tirelessly for a successful outcome.” Stylecraft stylecraft.asia Project consultants Lighting – Arup MEP – Bescon Structure - TnJ consultants QP – Staarch Flooring – Shaw Contract abc
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Product Design That Pops!

Every day we move through our homes, but equally each day we rely on our furniture, hardware, lighting, textiles and accessories to serve us in their daily life. Product design has the ability to instantly innovate and respond to our lifestyle's rapidly changing needs. Here are the products and their designers we felt did it best.  

The Orlo Collection by Untied Products

Orlo Collection United Products Nick Rennie CC Haydn Cattach Designed with contrasting features between the gentle curves and rigid aesthetics as well as crisp but thin edges, the collection is architecturally informed and therefore ideal in a range of environments. “The soft internal curves and radii become instantly inviting, yet the bath still retains its elegant architectural crispness due to the thin edge sweeping around the perimeter,” explains Nick Rennie of Nick Rennie Studio who designed the collection for United Products. [gallery size="medium" columns="2" ids="88287,88291"] Photography by Haydn Cattach, styling by Nat Turnbull. Read the full story here  

Doodles by Faye Toogood for cc-tapis

Doodles collection rugs by Faye Toogood for cc-tapis | artist-designed rugs | rug design | interior design | interior accessories | soft interiors | art installation | pastel interior palette Adding to cc-tapis’ impressive roster of creatives – which features the likes of Patricia Urquiola and Studiopepe – is whimsical British artist and designer, Faye Toogood. Cc-tapis’ latest collection, Doodles, includes six different designs and originates from Faye’s textile artworks, characterised by her unique abstract style and inimitable playfulness. [gallery size="medium" ids="95878,95877,95883"] Photography by Omar Sartor. Read the full story here  

Ribbon by David Harrison for Robert Plumb

Ribbon Range Robert Plumb David Harrison CC Prue Roscoe CC Craig Wall setting Known for its durable timber outdoor furniture that is designed and built in Australia, Robert Plumb has expanded its offering by turning to David Harrison of Design Daily. Venturing away from timber furniture that is evident in previous collections, the new Ribbon Collection of outdoor furniture features bent metals. With a low and uninterrupted profile, the entire range complements any minimalistic or contemporary indoor or outdoor area. [gallery type="rectangular" size="medium" ids="90994,90996,90995"] Photography by Prue Ruscoe and Craig Wall. Read the full story here  

Weekend by Jardan

Weekend by Jardan Weekend by Jardan started as a retrospective of the values Jardan furniture has exhibited over the years. In the design stage, the team poured over old photographs and design archives. But the point was to look – and move – forward. The idea was to use the brand’s experience and what it has along the way to inform a collection that drew on strong suits of the past yet remained relevant in the home of today. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="94127,94125"] Read the full story here  

Karimoku Case Study

Kinuta Terrace Project by Karimoku Case Study Inspired by Case Study Houses, the iconic modernist program initiated by Arts & Architecture magazine in the 1940s, Karimoku Case Study invites world-renowned architects and designers to collaborate closely with leading Japanese wooden furniture manufacturer, Karimoku. Each collaboration will forge a collection of furniture, tailormade with a native setting in mind. For their first collaboration together, Karimoku Case Study brought together the Tokyo-based architecture and product design studio, Keiji Ashizawa Design, and Danish multidisciplinary design studio, Norm Architects, to renovate the interiors of two apartments in Tokyo. [gallery size="large" ids="94841,94839,94842"] Photography by Jonas Bjerre Poulsen. Read the full story hereabc
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An Interior Designer’s Love Affair With Artisan Furniture

Five years ago – almost to the day – Susan Pehar, an interior designer hailing from Geelong, Victoria, was perusing a boutique design fair in Dubrovnik, Croatia, when she experienced something akin to love at first sight. It was the moment she discovered the craftsmanship of Bosnian furniture designer and maker, Artisan. “Fascinated by the furniture’s quality and style, I was soon crouched under chairs and tables, running my hands over the natural timber exploring the organic curves and moulded features,” Susan reminisces. Fast forward six months, back in Geelong, the Artisan range had taken up permanent residency in her heart. Susan set out to make the love affair official, and eventually landed the exclusive role of sole Australian distributor for her beloved Artisan furniture. Simply browsing the portfolio of Susan’s interiors practice, Ducksnest, it’s easy to relate to her instant attraction to and appreciation of Artisan’s pieces. Each is amorously crafted at the hands of artisans, from solid, sustainably sourced and naturally treated timber. Aesthetically, Artisan furniture is perhaps best described as classic modernist; rounded edges, soft angles, and tapered legs are just a few signature Artisan details that make the pieces robust, yet refined. One of Ducksnest’s most recent projects, a residence in Geelong West, is exemplary of the Artisan range’s propensity to enhance almost any interior. The contemporary austerity of the kitchen/dining/living space’s stark white walls, concrete flooring, and marble benchtop are offset with a sense of warmth, humility, and natural materiality; thanks to the Tesa Chair, Neva Bar Stool, and Invito Cube Coffee Table. Soft, spherical and smooth, the Tesa Chair is reminiscent of timbers’ natural growth. It’s owing structure is pleasantly inviting, sculptural in shape, with minimalist use of materials and very comfortable. Set thoughtfully around a delicate glass table, the Tesa chair re-enacts the original strength, nature and poetry of timber. Over at the breakfast bar, the Neva Stool evokes a similar effect. Part of Artisan’s Neva collection of stools, chairs and tables, the Neva Stool has received a number of international awards including the Restaurant & Bar Product Design Award, Design Intelligence Award and German Design Award. Taking pride of place at the centre of the living room, the Invito Cube Coffee Table is a stylish piece with extra storage space within the cube design. Attention to materiality and craftsmanship are inherently evident in the table’s curved edges and celebration of its natural wood grain. When it comes to Artisan’s range of timeless, handcrafted furniture pieces, the Tesa Chair, Neva Stool, and Invito Cube Coffee Table are just the tip of the iceberg. For Australian architects, designers, decorators, and stylists who share Artisan’s love for timber furniture, Susan and her production and specification team are equipped and skilled to offer endless custom design options. Artisan Australia artisanfurnitureaustralia.com.au Ducksnest ducksnest.com.au Photography by Stephanie Rooney  We think you might also like the Kinuta Collection by Karimoku Case Studyabc
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Furniture With Finesse From Tim Rundle x SP01

Famed Australian design brand SP01 is continuing to collaborate with London-based designer Tim Rundle to great success. An industrial designer with design experience across furniture, lighting, consumer products and transport, Tim's eponymous studio is driven by context with a focus on the design of products and systems that exist at the intersection between architecture and its inhabitants. Following the previous launches of the Michelle and Caristo chairs, the collection continues to grow with the Shu-Ying armchair and Mohana occasional tables. The two new offerings continue the tradition of finely detailed, hand-crafted furniture that SP01 specialises in, and perfectly channels the design aesthetics of Tim Rundle.

Shu-Ying Armchair

With its petite scale and distinctive frame, Shu-Ying is a charming armchair designed to evoke thoughts of another time. The frame, the compact curves and softly gathered upholstery have all been designed around the idea of romantic 1920s nostalgia, with today’s comfort and style. Picture Shanghai or Sydney in the 1920’s, jazz age parties, mysterious smoke rooms and the glitz of Shanghai’s famed French quarter – this is a chair for evoking this golden age of elegant design.

Mohana Tables

The Mohana Tables are a series of modern, occasional tables that combine marble and glass, supported by a fine gauge steel frame that celebrates the beauty of industry. Utilitarian in approach, yet designed with a human touch, Mohana occasional tables are both functional and thoughtfully detailed. Each table has two levels with contrasting surface materials. Tim Rundle’s design here allows for the tables to be used as side, coffee or bedside tables, on their own or grouped together. These two new items, as well as previous objects in the ongoing collaboration between Rundle and SP01, are available now through the keen eyed design experts at Space Furniture. Space Furniture spacefurniture.com.auabc
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An Innovative Interpretation Of The Ancient Science Of Dwelling

Located in the coastal city of Kozhikode, India, Traditional Affinity sits in a private enclave away from the metropolitan hustle and bustle yet well connected to the city. Here, the climate is notoriously hot, humid, and subject to heavy rainfall throughout six months of the year, dictating that a climate sensitive approach to design must be taken. This requirement, coupled with the clients’ desire for a house that represents a contemporary articulation of traditional values, saw Thought Parallels turn to the ancient Indian science of Vastu Shastra to create a place to which the young family could truly feel at home. Translated literally from the ancient Hindi language of Sanskrit, Vastu Shastra is the ‘science of dwelling’. Its principles are said to be governed by empirical knowledge of the humanistic desire to be connected to one’s surroundings, and how that desire can be fulfilled through architectural expression and the configuration of space. As such, Thought Parallels designed the layout of Traditional Affinity in accordance with the elements. The entrance takes place in the residence’s north eastern Air Zone, the kitchen is located directly opposite the entrance, in the south eastern Fire Zone, while the bedrooms are primely situated in the south western Earth Zone. The spatial flow of the house takes into consideration the family’s desire to segregate public spaces from private. A straight flight of stairs – formed by a folded plate of teal-coloured steel – leads to the two bedrooms and covered terrace that reside on the upper level. Dedicated to shared spaces, the ground floor is comprised of a living room, dining room, pooja room (meditation room), entertainment room, two kitchens, and a guest room. The open plan nature of these shared spaces – which are demarcated from one another by sliding bi-fold doors, or in some cases, no barriers at all – evokes a sense of infinity as one moves through. The centrally located open-plan kitchen, dining and living space boasts ventilation from all four sides of the room, enabling it to act as the lung of the unit, breathing air to the different zones of the house. Climactic considerations are eloquently evident throughout every aspect of Traditional Affinity’s design. The house itself comprises of two linear blocks, separated by an open space. The northern block is single storey, while the double height block is strategically positioned to the south, providing a respite from the sun in the space in between. A pitched roof with generous overhangs prepares the structure to combat the heavy monsoons. Windows and openings are oriented towards the north, while the impermeable south elevation shields the house and its inhabitants from the southerly heat. It may not presently be their permanent residence, but for this young Indian family, Traditional Affinity by Thought Parallels is a place that truly feels like home. It is a contemporary expression of their tradition, culture, and Hindi values, all the while it a well-ventilated built environment that coexists harmoniously with the tropical environs of Kozhikode. Thought Parallels thoughtparallels.com We think you might also like Chavvi House by Abraham John Architectsabc
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To Downsize Is Not To Downgrade

Sydney’s Lower North Shore is a dream location for many, and the enviable suburb of Cammeray is located on the edge, less than 5km and only minutes away from the CBD. Surrounded by beautiful lush green spaces such as St Leonards Park, Tunks Park and the Flat Rock Gully walking track, the suburb offers a sense of community along with a tranquil village feel. It is here, in Cammeray, that Central Element’s latest boutique development, Mera by PBD Architects, has made its place. The location offers a peaceful lifestyle without the frantic pace of surrounding locales, and Central Element wanted the opportunity to offer residents an urban oasis – a place to live, to retreat and to entertain.

To bring the vision of Mera to life, Central Element’s brief to PBD Architects was centred around contemporary elegance. Mera’s façade is a streamlined architectural form, with curvilinear lines that draw the eye. The louvres, copper detailing and the wide balconies span four floors, with the design capturing the organic beauty of the surrounding landscape and inspiring a sophisticated lifestyle in a home that becomes a personal sanctuary. Mera is a boutique development of only 14 apartments, with residences offering 1, 2, or 3 bedroom layouts.

Nathan Chivas, Development Director of Central Element says, “From the exterior, luxury and architectural excellence are displayed on a grand scale. When you step inside, the interiors reveal this level of exceptional craftsmanship in every small detail.” He goes on to explain, “The brief for the interiors was understated elegance, providing our purchasers a high-quality, contemporary apartment with superior finishes, so they could then style it their own way. We allowed for a wide range of purchaser customisation, allowing residents to customise finishes, add fixtures and even amalgamate apartments to offer our purchasers their ideal layout”.

The bespoke interiors of the residences are a clear demonstration of excellent craftsmanship, with a carefully considered palette of materials and finishes. Luxury finishes include Marble Elba and Blue Grey granite stone island benches, Parisi basins and tapware, and the pinnacle of any luxury kitchen – Gaggenau appliances.

Whether relishing in a quiet meal alone or hosting a feast for a number of guests, food brings a whole new level to the enjoyment of daily life. Through culinary exploration we can find comfort, extravagance and everything in between. So, with Mera offering kitchens befitting even the most accomplished home chef, the heart of the home is alive and well, with Gaggenau appliances awaiting all of your upcoming gourmet adventures.

When asked why the opulent ensemble of Gaggenau appliances were specified for the Mera kitchens, Nathan explains, “Many Central Element purchasers are people that are downsizing from homes with entertainer kitchens, and our design team hold the belief that downsizing does not mean a downgrade in quality. It is just more ‘right-sizing’ for this period of their life. Therefore, this is why our development specification list always goes above the expected or accepted level of quality.”

Gaggenau appliances are designed to inspire the private chef to create masterpieces as accomplished as those emerging from the professional kitchen. The Gaggenau 200 series is the perfect blend of functionality and versatility, wrapped up in a sleek designer aesthetic. The kitchens throughout Mera include various combinations of Gaggenau 200 series gas cooktops, pyrolytic ovens, and built-in microwaves with grill, offering an incredible workspace for all types of gourmet connoisseurs.

The residents who will call Mera home will be getting the best of both worlds. The close convenience of the city, with a community focused atmosphere all the while luxuriating in a bespoke development surrounded by a beautiful leafy outlook. An idyllic lifestyle full of good friends and food masterfully prepared in a Gaggenau kitchen, Mera will be a place where beautiful memories are made.

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The Designer Radiators Of Oblica

Established in 1994 in the historic Italian town of Resana, Tubes Radiatori quickly gained a reputation for creating products of exceptional design and technological innovation, and thanks to Oblica, these unique and eye-catching radiators are available to Australian design lovers. The essence of Tubes’ philosophy hinges on providing products with unique features aimed at discerning customers who appreciate design aesthetics, and who increasingly demand craftsmanship as well as efficiency. By introducing radiators that look more like architectural objects than appliances, Tubes has revolutionised the conventional concept of heaters and helped them to play a leading role in interior design projects. In the early 90’s radiators were fairly standard and purely functional appliances, providing heat but little else. Then the Crosetta family had the idea to make the welding invisible and Tubes was born. It was an innovation that quickly led to Tubes products becoming a leading force in the market. When the company then turned its attention to aesthetic quality, Tubes stood apart as the only company concerned with both technology and style. Tubes remained a step ahead of the competition by beginning a partnership with Studio Palomba Serafini Associati. They’ve been working with internationally famous designers ever since, reinterpreting the concept of the radiator and creating highly desirable objects of art. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="96764,96763"] Engineering innovations allowed even greater advances in aesthetic design, to the point where now Tubes radiators, freed from mechanical constraints, stand alone as masterpieces of interior design. The entire range of Tubes hydronic products is available via Oblica and includes iconic models such as... Soho – Recalling a classic style with a modern play on repeating lines. TBT – A simple, statuesque tube in chrome-plated brass or a paint finish. Montecarlo – Presenting the heating elements as an elegant container. Milano – Sensuality and plasticity combined in one sensual, sculptural piece. Rift – Sleek, minimal and modular to suit any space beautifully Oblica represents Europe's premier heating brands: the makers of the world’s most innovative contemporary designer fireplaces and radiators. The Tubes range of designer radiators is available to view on the Oblica website as well as in in their stunning Fitzroy showroom. Oblica oblica.com.auabc
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Beauty Of Stone, Benefits Of Solid Surfaces

The smooth solid surfaces of Staron are suitable not only for commercial projects, but for endless applications around the home including kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. Non-toxic, Greenguard and Greenguard Gold certified, Staron does not contain any harmful Silica like many other materials do. When using Staron, you can be ensured you’ll have the peace of mind that you are providing a material that will create a healthy environment while looking aesthetically beautiful. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="96753,96754"] Staron also offers colour versatility, with a large selection of collections including over 90 colours to select from. The Staron Supreme colour collection adopts the look and beauty of natural stone, while taking on the advantage of the easy maintenance and joining capabilities of solid surfaces. The flexibility of Staron extends to limitless edge profiles, drop down edges, splashbacks and tile coves. Selected Staron colours are also translucent and can be backlit to bring your design to life. Staron creates long and wide continuing surfaces with no open or conspicuous joins. With a collection of integrated Staron kitchen sinks and vanity bowls – a smooth benchtop space can be created. No dirt trapping joins or crevices to clean, just one continuous surface that looks and performs like one piece. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="96756,96757"] The non-porous nature of Staron also means it’s a material no stain can penetrate – providing a durable benchtop that is hygienic and easy to clean. Staron is also repairable and renewable – even after years of use it can simply be sanded back to its original splendour Staron staron.com.auabc
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Creating Art On Glass With Crystalart

From Cattelan Italia, the innovation of Crystalart art print allows for fine printing on 12 mm extra-clear bevelled glass. This technique has allowed the Italian designers to create a story made up of exclusive shades and nuances to enliven a surface. With the Crystalart printing technique, the pristine beauty of sleek glass is maintained and enhanced through the artistic creations of the designers, resulting in a sophisticated artistic and decorative effect. The Atlantis Crystalart table is a stunning example of the possibilities enabled by this advanced technique. Fascinating and eye-catching, the table is now available following an unveiling at 2019’s Salone del Mobile Milano, in a project curated by Paolo Cattelan. Supporting the bevelled glass top is a sturdy base of titanium, graphite or black painted embossed steel. The table creates an impressive effect on any room it’s placed in with its huge dimensions and the unique details of the glass, making it the undisputed protagonist of any living space. [gallery columns="2" type="rectangular" ids="96737,96736"] Cattelan Italia was founded in 1979 by Giorgio and Silvia Cattelan, and since then their surname has become a byword for luxurious Italian furniture that is impressive and inviting, and the Atlantis Crystalart table is another step in that journey. Though they have ventured into many realms of furnishings, they remain most praised for their range of premium tabletops, like the Atlantis, “We’re a company oriented to the future and we use technology in order to guarantee quality results to our customers”, says Paolo himself. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="96738,96739"] The Atlantis Crystalart table is available now in two sizes to suit different spaces. Cattelan Italia cattelanitalia.com/en abc
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Storage, Technology And Style Meet The Frame Living System

Designed for practicality and style for the home or office, the Frame Living System integrates storage and technology into a seamless furniture solution. Frame allows for a personalised interior design solution for furniture and joinery needs, in a wide range of finishes to complement any room. Designed by Justin Hutchinson for Kett, Frame is the outcome of extensive research and development into innovative connection systems. The result is a system that affords an exact and robust method of installation for many interior walls, from plasterboard through to masonry – all to make the home a simpler, functional, and more beautiful space. “Creating order out of chaos is a key feature of the Frame system,” says designer Justin Hutchinson, “Contemporary life can be very chaotic at times and having a place for all our things is important to ensuring a sense of calm. “Frame is especially adept at allowing a blank wall to be effortlessly transform into a space free of cables and clutter where all your devices from mobiles phones to tablets and wireless music systems, game consoles can meld harmoniously. Select one of our dark vertical back panels and your TV simply ‘’disappears’’ when switch to stand by.” Frame defines the room by allowing the surrounding walls to express the space, making this living system much lighter than traditional wall-to-wall joinery. Sustainability and health were key considerations in the development of the Frame Living System, with materials free of formaldehyde, phenols, solvents, PVC or melamine. Frame is meant to enable better living, and these design considerations were important in the design and construction of the system. When space is a premium, the Frame system is here to help open up living spaces, create storage solutions and streamline home technology. The modular collection can be made to suit any space or style, with thousands of distinctive combinations available, ready to be personalised to any space through a multitude of finishes. Available for viewing and purchase exclusively through Cosh Living. Cosh Living coshliving.com.auabc
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Mix And Match With The Creek Table

Designed as two overlapping trays, the Creek table collection sees a solid top of wood, stone or a lacquered finish resting on a finely brushed metal frame. Creek is a collection of freely matching coffee tables and furnishings, where you’re able to pick and choose, mix and match to furnish a space as needed, yet retain a sense of classical modernism with its bold, refined aesthetic. The colours and finishes of each tray can again be mixed and combined to taste, so no matter the styling of an individual room, any colour palette can be enhanced with the Creek Table range’s expressions of sincere architectural design. Designer Jean-Marie Massaud knew the Creek collection was one to suit a variety of homes, and has designed this range with that variability in mind. The range of finishes available for Creek collection matches the inspired design of the tables themselves. The structure comes in satin metal brown and champagne finishes, while the upper top is available in huge variance, from glossy lacquered colours, oak, black elm, glass, and marble, to the inspired emperador dark finish, polyester finishing, a glossy marble noir saint laurent, and absolute black granite juta.‎ The Creek table collection follows on from Jean-Marie Massaud’s design of the Home Hotel collection, a range based on the free compatibility of all the numerous elements that make it up. This modularity in design defines Jean-Marie’s recent work, as he creates objects that inspire design lovers while still applicable to a range of spaces. Born in Toulouse in 1966, Jean-Marie Massaud graduated in architecture in 1990 and works from his studio, Studio Massaud, in Paris. His collaboration with fellow designer, Marc Berthier, and work in the field of town planning led him to design and architecture and today he is involved across commercial and residential buildings, industrial products and furniture. The Creek table collection is available from Poliform Australia now. Poliform poliformaustralia.com.auabc