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Issue 59 - The Life Outside Issue

Issue 59

The Life Outside Issue

Introducing the Life Outside issue of Habitus magazine. With life increasingly being absorbed into a digital space, there is never a more important moment to hold something tangible. In this context, the power of nature to have a physiological impact on our sense of wellbeing has never been more important. So how can we cultivate the benefits of the our natural environment in the most intimate of places – our homes? This was the question that helped to bring this issue of Habitus to life.

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Venn: Perth’s new hotspot
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Venn: Perth’s new hotspot

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Ola Bednarczuk takes a look around Perth’s latest design hunter location


Art gallery, shop, studio and bar in one – Perth’s newest art and design concept space is a beautiful way to while away the hours.

Venn sits on Queen Street in Perth’s CBD and is the labour of love of co-founders and creative directors Desi Litis and Jade Rubino.

 

 

Desi and Jade wanted to create a distinctive hub where emerging artists and innovative contemporary design could be nurtured and supported.

 

 

An old flourmill factory dating back to 1906 provided the perfect location to realise their vision.

The glass-panelled shopfront belies a huge 3-level interior, incorporating a design shop and bar/café on the ground floor with 4 artist studios below ground level.

 

Up the polished timber stairs is a large gallery space for exhibiting cutting edge Australian art and design.

The interior, a collaboration between Matthews Architecture and Geyer, retains the building’s original features – a pressed tin ceiling, polished floorboards, wooden staircase and steel beams – but adds modern materials and finishes for a contemporary touch.

 

Venn promises to be a place that both inspires and showcases creativity – a destination for designers and design lovers alike.

Photography: Joel Barbitta

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Issue 59 - The Life Outside Issue

Issue 59

The Life Outside Issue

Introducing the Life Outside issue of Habitus magazine. With life increasingly being absorbed into a digital space, there is never a more important moment to hold something tangible. In this context, the power of nature to have a physiological impact on our sense of wellbeing has never been more important. So how can we cultivate the benefits of the our natural environment in the most intimate of places – our homes? This was the question that helped to bring this issue of Habitus to life.

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