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Habitus Loves… Design in Perth

Beyond gorgeous coastal sunsets and cashed-up miners, the city ‘over there’ is also host to a burgeoning design scene. This week we take a look at some of the new and established retailers, consultants and designers in the Western Australian capital.

E-llum from Contempo

Created by: King & Miranda design

Why we love it: Featuring a range of contemporary European design brands, Contempo’s catalogue is up to date with the latest trends and filled with bold forms and colours. We particularly love the E-llum desk lamp for its transparent hand spun glass shader, which gives it an elegantly ornamented, deco feel.

Where you can get it: Contempo

Desk from Squarepeg

Created by: Ben Savage for Squarepeg

Why we love it: Unique, handmade and crafter with love, the creations of Ben Savage and Squarepeg showcase the art of cabinetry while incorporating modern design. Coupled with a selection of product from international brands, Squarepeg’s range is unique and finely curated. 

Where you can get it: Squarepeg

BD Love

Created by: Barcelona Design

Why we love it: Combining supply with consultancy, designFARM are exclusive suppliers of some of the most important brands in international design. While these planters/seating from Barcelona Design’s public spaces wing aren’t designed for the home, we think they’d look terrific in a garden or terrace!

Where you can get it: designFARM

Collection 2

Created by: HIVE Design

Why we love it: A new player in the Western Australian art and design scene, HIVE is a hybrid gallery concept that crosses between modern art, sculpture, furniture, lighting, architectural and interior design. HIVE is devoted to building a reputation and brand that focuses on the presentation of modern Italian, French, Spanish and Scandinavian design furniture and lighting harmoniously providing constantly changing exhibitions of works of art from local, interstate and international artist working in a variety of media. This lounger from HIVE’s Collection 2 demonstrates an ambitious coupling of form and material, creating a striking, comfortable and protective seating solution.

Where you can get it: HIVE Design

Jervis Sofa

Created by: N Garnham & R Carlson for Jardan

Why we love it: Established over 20 years ago as a furniture wholesaler, Table & Chair has recently changed hands and is now a family run business emerging into the Perth scene and is a renowned designer furniture studio specialising in commercial interiors. The Jervis Sofa is a favourite of ours for its minimally upholstered profile punctuated by colourful stitching and button highlights. 

Where you can get it: Table & Chair

Residential Commission

Created by: Nick Statham of Midland Atelier

Why we love it: A long-term project developed and managed by FORM in partnership with the Midland Redevelopment Authority (MRA) Midland Atelier blends creative talent, historic infrastructure, quality artistic programming and community engagement. For this commission Midland Atelier created a beautiful two-sided shelving unit which also acts as a screen and bench seat. 

Where you can get it: Midland Atelier

Interior Designs by Orno Interiors

Created by: Rose and Gabrielle Sherwood

Why we love it: Applying a classical aesthetic to their projects, Orno interiors create original spaces that reflect the character of their clients. Orno Interiors is also a retail space, offering beautiful and exclusive objects entirely unfettered by current trends. The range is informed by history, art, architecture and fashion.

Where you can get it: Vitra  

Greenhouse St. Georges

Designed by: Joost Bakker

Why we love it: You won’t find furniture or lighting, but if you’ve been out and about hitting the design hotspots Greenhouse may be just what you need to recharge your batteries. 

After an exciting reception in Melbourne, designer Joost Bakker teamed up with seasoned Perth based restaurant and cocktail professional Paul Aron, and their close friend Jason Chan to offer up a mouth watering ‘new kid on the block’ in Perth’s CBD.

Greenhouse St. Georges Terrace hopes to be one of Perth’s most exciting destinations, with the emphasis on tasty, honest food and drink, and some simple ideas for a considerate and non destructive lifestyle.

Where you can get it: 100 St. Georges Terrace, Perth