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DOMO: A Legacy Of Exemplary Craft And Timeless Design Icons

In his pursuit of perfection, Novembre stumbled upon a classic French furniture label for which he grew a deep admiration. With time, he gradually began importing and collecting pieces from this unique label, which eventually grew into DOMO: the furniture company that we have grown to know and love. Today, DOMO has evolved into Australia’s leading supplier of exceptional furniture and lighting pieces that have redefined everyday living. From classic to contemporary, DOMO delivers diverse and luxurious collections from esteemed designers and brands from every corner of the globe. With an extensive portfolio of international brands, as well as an exclusive in-house range, DOMO products are designed to refresh every room in the home. Each collection extends beyond their function: with each design’s original vision and authentic engineering, DOMO offers an extensively contemporary collection that complements any interior style. [caption id="attachment_108500" align="alignnone" width="1170"] Brand: Ligne Roset | Product: ‘Odessa’ Dining Table + ‘Unbeaumatin’ Dining Chairs | Photographer: Mark Roper | Photographer Designers: Pitella Design + Flack Studio.[/caption] Ligne Roset, de Sede and Wittmann are at the forefront of contemporary design and are the heart and soul of the DOMO brand. Dating back to 1860 in the Ain province of France, Ligne Roset was established in a wood-processing factory by Antoine Roset. Since then, the family behind the French brand has held a firm belief in design innovation and investment, continuously striving for excellence. Today, Ligne Roset is led by the fourth-generation members of the Roset family, specialising in pieces of modern grandeur from inspiring collaborations with emerging and renowned designers who share the company’s long-lasting philosophy of innovation, creativity and investment. Considered the Rolls Royce of the furniture industry, de Sede is known for its production of sculptural leather furniture products influenced by the Modernist era. De Sede was born in a humble saddler’s workshop in Klingau, Switzerland, where local craftsmen transformed leather into handcrafted, one-of-a-kind leather seating pieces. Today, each de Sede piece is the result of a meticulous process involving a group of esteemed European designers and expert craftsmen. This group collaborates to design, produce and hand-stitch each and every piece to exceedingly strict standards, creating intricate, elegant and artful details that are uniquely de Sede. [caption id="attachment_108497" align="alignnone" width="1170"] Brand: de Sede | Product: ‘DS-515’ Barstool | Photographer: Dave Kulesza | Stylist: Bea Lambos (Bea+Co Style)[/caption] Celebrating 120 years, Wittmann furniture exudes confidence and a timeless quality that dates back to the origins of early modernist design and the Viennese bourgeoisie. Hand-crafted in Austria, Wittman’s designs allude to the designs of prominent architect, Josef Hoffmann, whose works are filled with character and exceptional flair. Each Wittmann design is manufactured in Etsdorf and crafted to the highest standards of quality, with exceptional comfort and a durability that is worth celebrating. Deeply rooted in classical styles and the rituals of fine craftsmanship are Arte Brotto and Duresta. The Arte Brotto philosophy pays homage to time-honoured traditions and the beauty of Italian workmanship. As a result, their range extends to exquisite hand-finished furniture with intricate inlays, detailing and superior function for everyday living. Characterised by subtle and fine proportions, Duresta designs look towards classic English style elevated with layers of understated elegance and sophistication. [caption id="attachment_108499" align="alignnone" width="1170"] Brand: Sika Design | Product: ‘Belladonna’ Sofa | Photo + Styling: Melissa Barratt (Bellalulu Interiors)[/caption] Danish furniture manufacturer, Sika Design honours the beauty of slow living in a range of exquisite, handmade rattan furniture. Founder, Ankiær Andreasen started making wicker baskets in 1940 using reeds gathered from the marshes and straw from the fields after harvest. Two decades later, Andreasen had expanded and worked with the best wicker-makers in Denmark to perfect every detail and form, transforming it into Sika Design. Today, Sika invites you to sit back, relax and bask in the magic of everyday living. Their extensive range embodies a sense of elegance and timelessness, designed to refresh and renew your space. DOMO is also proud to be the exclusive Australian supplier of revered brands such as Duvivier, Giovanni Visentin, HC28, Kun Design and many other sought-after international names. As we continue to celebrate the illustrious names within the DOMO collection, the Australian brand also boasts their very own in-house range of furniture, homewares and lighting to transform any space. Featuring a range of premium quality pieces, DOMO’s team of interior designers and stylists have curated an extraordinary collection to complement any interiors. Inspired by the bustling and vibrant cityscape, the DOMO Furniture Collection is a capsule range of pieces designed for the urban home and office. This range showcases a variety of products to enrich your lifestyle with superior comfort and exceptional functionality. DOMO Homewares seek to redefine our daily routines with a unique collection sourced from exclusive suppliers and artisans around the world including linens, artworks, vases, objects, cushions, mirrors and everything in between, while ensuring an ever-evolving rotation of the best and latest products. Striking the perfect balance between artistry and luminosity, the DOMO Lighting Collection is filled with pieces that are ready to make a statement in any home. Featuring a range of marble, ceramic and polished brass lamps, the design possibilities are endless. [caption id="attachment_108491" align="alignnone" width="1170"] Brand: Kun Design | Product: ‘Pillow’ Sunlounger | Photographer: Dave Kulesza | Stylist: Bea Lambos (Bea+Co Style)[/caption] As we enter the last stretch of the summer season, the DOMO Outdoor Collection invites you to enjoy the outdoors in style. The brand’s outdoor range focuses on flexible, modular and affordable design, suited to every outdoor setting and occasion. Featuring dining tables, sofas, chairs, sun loungers, bar stools, tables and ottomans, curating the perfect outdoor setup has never been easier. For over 30 years, DOMO has been dedicated to the ever-lasting pursuit of perfection,helping people live beautifully and artfully through great design. DOMO prides itself on every brand, product and collection under its name; from every corner of the globe through to the design pieces created right here on Australian shores. DOMO invites you to live beautifully and explore their inimitable collection of furniture and lighting pieces at one of its seven showrooms across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. Domo domo.com.au Header Image: Brand: Ligne Roset | Product: ‘Ruche’ Bed and Footstool + Belize Mirror Small | Photo: By Ligne Roset [caption id="attachment_108494" align="alignnone" width="1170"] Brand: HC28 | Product: ‘Bold’ Console | Photographer: Lillie Thompson | Stylist: Bek Sheppard[/caption]abc
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Cut The Cord With These Portable Lamps From Cult

With strong battery lives, variability and designer style, it’s little wonder why portable lamps have been growing in popularity across the residential and commercial design markets. The newly launched, portable Flowerpot lamp by &Tradition from Cult is a prime example of how and why portable lamps are becoming increasingly coveted by designers and design lovers far and wide. The Flowerpot lamp by Verner Panton was first unveiled in 1968, and quickly became a must-have in the world of lighting. The following decades only saw its design become more iconic and in 2021 this design is now available for the first time as a portable piece. The Flowerpot lamp is a vividly coloured item that embodies the experimental attitude of renowned mid-century designer, Verner Panton. Reimagined by Danish design brand &Tradition, this iconic modernist design is now available as a portable lamp suitable for indoor and outdoor use – exclusively from Cult Lightweight and cordless, this new iteration of the Flowerpot lamp is intended to function as a multifunction piece, able to easily transition from bedside to dining table to terrace. Flexible by nature, the Flowerpot Portable features a dimmer which allows for three different light settings, dependent on the mood. The new portable Flowerpot lamp is a definite highlight in Cult’s offerings of portable lamps – but the trend is not exclusive to &Tradition’s reissue of Panton’s classic design. The team at Cult have curated an iconic collection of portable lamps that are suitable for a wide range of residential, commercial and hospitality projects. Here are a few that we covet the most.

Como by &Tradition

[gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="108556,108687"] The Como SC53 is a charming mushroom shaped portable lamp crafted from anodized aluminium. Designed by Space Copenhagen, Como’s sturdy base tapers up towards a softy curved, mushroom-shaped cap. The battery-powered lamp can operate for nine hours at the highest setting, with an extra battery option that allows additional operating.

Lucca by &Tradition

Cult 4 Recalling the classic shape of a hand held lantern, the elegant Lucca lamp was named for its design inspiration – the golden glow of the Tuscan city of Lucca. Mimicking the warmth of the city’s nocturnal light, Lucca easily transitions from indoors to outside use, operating for up to 12 hours before needing to be charged.

Setago by &Tradition

[gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="108689,108558"] Seta is the Spanish word for mushroom, and that was the design inspiration for this portable lamp. Diminutive and cute, this quirky table lamp can be placed anywhere inside or out. The discreet gold dimmer and a stylish upward curve on brim make add an elegance to the lamp.

PC Portable by HAY

Cult 6 Pierre Charpin’s PC Portable Lamp from HAY is a refined example of contemporary portable lamps – suitable for indoor and outdoor use alike. Constructed using a robust plastic and featuring a matte scratch and water resistant finish, its battery-powered design gives the freedom and flexibility to move it anywhere. Available in a variety of colours and in both downlight and ambient output varieties, PC is suitable for residential projects as well as at cafés, restaurants and other public areas.

Panthella Portable by Louis Poulsen

Cult 7 This Louis Poulsen portable lamp lights up any space harmoniously and without glare. The portable table lamp is available in opal, and the transparency of the shade and the reflection of the downward light on the inner side of the shade provides a gentle light and subtle ambience.

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The popularity of portable lamps speaks to the trend of modularity and variability in contemporary design. The appeal of being able to move light around a space – indoor or out – is clear for the end-user, but as designers these lamps offer a huge amount of freedom too. Cult’s broad selection of portable lamps ensure any project can benefit from their use.abc
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Cosentino Collection Pays Homage To The Suburbs

The rugged, urban settings of some of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods became the reference point for the latest range of concrete-style surfaces by family-owned business Cosentino. As the name implies – Silestone® Loft – draws its inspiration from the industrial look and feel of lofts and warehouses, bringing a gritty yet sophisticated finish into the home. But the new range dives even deeper than just aesthetics. Always striving ahead with innovations, the new Loft Collection has been formulated using Silestone® HybriQ+ technology. As a company, Cosentino is committed to sustainability, and its HybriQ+ technology has been developed so that its surfaces will not only stand the test of time but will continue to perform throughout its lifetime – a true hallmark of design longevity. Cosentino Silestone 2 Through Cosentino’s commitment to the environment, circular economy and sustainable management, Silestone® HybriQ+ uses a hybrid formula, made up of minerals and reused raw materials, including recycled glass, in order to manufacture the surfaces. HybriQ+ is the result of new production processes and uses 98 per cent recycled water and 100 per cent renewable energy in its manufacturing. A highly durable finish designed to be resistant to scratches and stains, Silestone® surfaces redefine performance, making products that are sustainable not just in how they’re manufactured, but also in their inherent enduring qualities.   Cosentino Silestone 3 Now more apparent than ever, our homes are our sanctuaries. They should be designed with the future in mind, designed to last, and designed outside of trends. The wide range of colours, textures and formats means Silestone® can be applied in a variety of scenarios throughout the home. To help in the selection and application of Silestone® surfaces, Cosentino has showrooms in Melbourne, Sydney and xxx. To see all the surfaces in an online space, head to cosentino.com/silestone/ for more.abc
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Sub-Zero Wolf’s Sydney Showroom: A Demonstration of Kitchen Excellence in a Place of Beauty

The undeniable heart of the home, the kitchen is a space for gathering, sharing and coming together, with cooking the foundational activity. Designed with as much attention on design as on function, the classic beauty of Sub-Zero and Wolf products is equally matched with exceptional cooking and cooling ability. It was this notion of hospitality and reliability that has brought the new Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom in Sydney to life. The new showroom is set in the heart of Sydney’s Surry Hills, a renowned hotspot for design. An aspirational and hospitable space, designed to do more than showcase the product, but to inspire, educate and welcome visitors into the world of Sub-Zero and Wolf. The new showroom, designed by Adele Bates, shines a light on the incredible design possibilities that the Sub-Zero and Wolf brand offers across its ranges with a high-end fit-out that perfectly matches its heritage and diversity. Sub-Zero Wolf 2 “The location and the building itself were critical to the design of the showroom. Heritage elements were so important to perfectly complement the heritage of the Sub-Zero and Wolf story. Designer Adele Bates interpreted the brief so effectively, creating an inspirational space for consumers and the design community that differentiates and highlights the diverse Sub-Zero and Wolf design styles,” says Andrew Mumford, Managing Director, Sub-Zero and Wolf, Australia, on the new showroom. The space is divided into two key areas, set around an experiential journey that invites visitors to explore with ease. Through expert space planning, exceptional joinery and high quality materials, Adele Bates has created a showroom that is functional, tactile and sophisticated – the perfect complement to Sub-Zero’s refrigeration and Wolf’s cooking appliances.   Sub-Zero Wolf 3 At the back of the space, a discrete fluted glass door opens up to the demonstration kitchen and dining area. A change in colour and material palette signals a shift from the retail floor. Here, brushed brass, timber and mirrors feel more like a restaurant than a showroom, while the long dining table offers a unique sense of hospitality. The design of the Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom represents the synthesis of function and aesthetics, making an intimate connection between the visitor, the brand, and the appliances.  

Sub-Zero Wolf

au.subzero-wolf.com/en/ Sub-Zero Wolf Sydney Showroom Foveaux House, 63 Foveaux Street, Ground Floor, Surry Hills, NSW Monday – Friday 10am-3pm by appointment. To make an appointment, please contact  sydney.showroom@subzero.com or call 1300 808 859 Photographer: Fiona Susanto   As seen in Habitus Living Issue #50abc
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The Modern Farmhouse Sitting Atop The Adelaide Hills

Wistow House, located in the Adelaide Hills, is a collaboration between Phoenix Tapware, Mountford Williamson Architecture and interior design studio Fabrikate, bringing the humble contemporary farmhouse into the future with this latest effort. Built for a young family who wanted to get back to nature and enjoy a slower pace of life, the house has been described as “warm, earthy and relatable with a touch of luxury.” Drawing on the rural landscape and surrounding farm buildings, the steel cladding on the house is run vertically, but the choice of dark charcoal keeps the design clean and modern, helping the home recede into the landscape. The use of timber and stone walling in the garden adds warmth and further helps tie the home to the site. Wistow House 2 Inside, the design followed the same brief. “The client wanted to create an interior that is warm and cozy without over-complication and this was consistent throughout the project,” says Kate Harry, director and owner of Fabrikate. “We worked on creating a natural palette with textural, tactile materials – we were inspired by the idea of creating a seamless intersection between inside and out.” High level glazing under the roof plane creates the illusion of a floating roof, allowing glimpses of the sky. The large overhang to the north provides protection from the summer sun while allowing the winter sun to penetrate into the living spaces. Oversized glazed sliding doors provide a connection with the site, allowing views of the surrounding rural property and to distant vistas. Vibrant olive-green joinery, furnishings and lighting evoke the lush green surrounds. In the bathroom, textural tiles adorn the walls, providing a dramatic backdrop to the custom designed oak vanity. “The tiles gave us the tactility we desired for the wet areas reflecting light from all angles but proved quite the challenge with installation, especially around tiled nibs. In collaboration with our trades we worked with samples of the tile laid onto bricks to ensure an accurate finish to the tiled edges.” Wistow House 4 Fabrikate chose various products from the Vivid Slimline collection in chrome to complement the bathroom. “The Vivid Slimline range was selected based on a few key elements; it’s clean lines, the simple back plate to assist with mounting to the specialty tiles and also for its price point,” says Harry. “The tapware maintained the simplicity of the home; functionality was paramount in our selection but aesthetically the range sat effortlessly within all spaces.” Phoenix Tapware's new Vivid Collection is live. To hear our thoughts, head to our article about the collection here. . Interior design: Fabrikate Architecture: Mountford Williamson Architecture Phoenix products: Vivid Slimline Wall Basin/ Bath Mixer Set 230mm Curved, Vivid Shower Arm and Rose Photographers: Phillip Handforth and Jonathan DVKabc
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Wire Lighting Range Contains Strictly Unique Pieces

Australian-based artist Brigit Heller has crafted a collection in conjunction with About Space titled the Forma range. A collection of show-stopping pendants, the light fittings are made of mild steel wire and come with a rustic black finish. No two Forma lights are the same, with the collection centred around being unique and interesting, in both design and within each individual light’s shape. The striking biomorphic pendants reflect Heller’s interest in the natural world and feature irregular and organic shapes.  About Space Brigit Heller 2   Viewing her works online and believing she was a good fit for the brand, About Space set about contacting the artist in regards to a collaboration. Heller set to work on the collection, bringing her distinct style to one of Australia’s foremost lighting companies. Born in Switzerland, Heller studied design at Auckland University, before relocating to Australia to study the art of sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.  About Space Brigit Heller 3 Heller’s creations are influenced by her ancestral background in weaving, with her grandfather a Swiss basket maker. Currently residing in rural Central Victoria, Briget’s work is inspired by the nature that surrounds her and reflects her concerns for the environment and our place in it. Traditional craft plays a pivotal role within her work, as does recycled and reused materials.  About Space’s partnership with the artist was built on the foundations that Heller has never wanted to be seen as a mass producer, and the fact that each individual piece is unique to its sister. The annealed wire has been softened in a kiln, and is not as harsh on hands when sculpting. The wire is a favoured material of Heller’s due to its malleable qualities and soft touch. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzpRS2MWhRU&feature=youtu.be[/embed] The Forma collection, designed by Brigit Heller and commissioned by About Space, is now available both online and within their showrooms. To view the collection in full, head to aboutspace.net.au.abc