The Orlo Collection by Untied ProductsDesigned 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-tapisAdding 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 PlumbKnown 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 JardanWeekend 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 StudyInspired 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
Shu-Ying ArmchairWith 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 TablesThe 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
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.Gaggenau gaggenau.com.au We think you might also like these three kitchens that intuitively respond to use needsabc