Good things take time, attention to detail, technical know-how, and manual skill. This is something that Italian furniture manufacturer, SIPA, has understood, and embraced, since opening their doors in 1974.
Fourth generation furniture designer Jon Goulder has made a career out of pushing the envelope with materials and methods – and now, he has created bespoke ‘Innate’ collection for Spence & Lyda, features moody dark tones celebrating the use of Tasmanian Oak and Blackwood.
The latest addition to Aesop’s family of international stores in Australia is in Adelaide. This one, created in collaboration with local firm Genesin Studio, is characteristically luxurious; sensuous in form and bathed in Blonde Tasmanian Oak. Words by Tess Ritchie.
Harper & Sandilands’ Pale Grey and Driftwood timber colours are beautiful. Composed of a French Oak timber top layer bonded on to an engineered base, they’re stable and – thanks to the French Oak – particularly warm.
Just the names Walnut and Oak conjure up beautiful images – warm tones, gentle grain and subtle variations of colour. They’re two timbers that need little dressing up, and should be celebrated simply as they are. ercol’s Svelto collection does just that.
offSET Shed House in Gisborne, by Irving Smith Jack Architects, demonstrates New Zealand’s affinity with coastal living and how the tradition of the bach is still alive. Words by Tess Ritchie.
On the preserved 1950s façade, steel letters spell it out: Sunrise Confectioners. But, architect Stephen Jolson has transformed the interior of this former sweets factory into a home and studio in a way that surprises even Stephen Crafti.