The time is now and the price is right. Having just been awarded the 2018 National Design Award for Product Design by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, for their excellence in modern design, Blu Dot runs their annual sale with 20 per cent of the entire range.
The chair is by far one of the most significant pieces of furniture aside from the table and the cabinet. ChristelH’s “P” series explores this historically rich piece of furniture.
Elana Castle looks at a collection of products that confirm lines, surfaces, solids and mathematical formulae continue to inspire and inform the work of product and textile designers in their quest for original form and finish.
Artist and textile designer on the rise Shilo Engelbrecht gleaned inspiration from Greece’s sacred, UNESCO world heritage site, Delos for her recent small capsule collection Andamento.
White clapper-board homes, a gleaming yacht and a glass of Pims. What’s not to love about Hamptons style? Habitus looks at eight Hamptons inspired designs with a distinctively contemporary twist. Not a sea-shell ornament in sight!
Last month, Catapult Design opened its flagship Sydney showroom in Darlinghurst. Coming just over a year after the company burst onto the scene, working primarily with architecture and interior design clients, the showroom cements a core value held by the company—supporting and promoting local design and manufacture to Australian audiences.
One of the greats of mid-century design, Alexander Girard once said: “Toys represent a microcosm of man’s world and dreams; they exhibit fantasy, imagination, humour and love. They are an invaluable record and expression of man’s ingenious unsophisticated imagination.” We agree, and so we’ve rounded up our favourite toys for grown ups – and a few for kids that we just really love. Forget Barbie dolls, toy cars, and brightly coloured plastic play-kitchens, and let these beautifully crafted toys bring out your inner child.
With the launch of Wood Melbourne earlier this year and a showroom opening in two weeks time, Oliver MacLatchy is in a local designer and maker we’ll be keeping an eye on. We ask him a few questions to find out what makes him tick – aside from timber.