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Embracing timeless style in the Waipa Project 

Embracing timeless style in the Waipa Project 

In the latest release of The Habitus Edit, delve into the captivating tale of rural elegance crafted by Matt South, complemented by the timeless versatility of Neolith surfaces.

The Waipa project by Matt South and Noel Jessop Architecture emerged as a response to a young family’s desire for a home which harmonised with both their dynamic rural surroundings and their busy lives. The result is a breathtaking oasis of country living which provides seclusion, tranquillity and – naturally – the most luxurious comforts of contemporary living.

Matt South decided to draw from the hues and textures seen in the local vernacular, inspired by the client’s love of camping and bushwalking, to create a limited palette of finishes which were applied with sleek, contemporary precision. Among these, Neolith’s 12mm Mont Blanc adds an unexpected silken textural dimension to the kitchen bench and splashback – striking an artful balance between chic design and the natural landscape.

Product-led and editorially curated, The Habitus Edit offers a unique perspective on the exceptional designers and brands across the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Learn more about this extraordinary project by Matt South and Neolith’s elegant contributions in the latest edition of The Edit.

Download your free issue of the Habitus Edit: Embracing timeless style in the Waipa Project 


Juliet Taylor is one of the leading content writers for Indesign Media Asia Pacific where she publishes weekly research articles across multiple platforms. She graduated from the Australian National University in 2021, with a strong portfolio of academic writing as well as writing for entertainment. Her specialty is in media and philosophy, though she shares a passion for interior design with the Indesign Media conglomerate. Her work with Indesign Media covers a broad range of subjects including interior design trends, architectural advancements, materials and the evolution of modern construction, products and processes for a healthier home, and the proper care of flora. Juliet writes for both residential and commercial audiences and over the past year working with Indesign Media has produced research articles in the hundreds for architects and interior design enthusiasts alike.