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Waterloo Kitchen by Poggenpohl

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Monday, May 25, 2015

This fully renovated 150-year-old home in London features a modern kitchen by German manufacturers Poggenpohl. Its island forms the central hub of the informal living space, with a dual-material bench top surface fabricated from stainless steel and Quarella composite stone that appears to float above an elegant negative detail. Internally the drawers are customised with organisational accessories such as the walnut cutlery inserts to ensure that all storage requirements are met, and a minimalistic effect can be achieved with cooking instruments stowed away and out of sight.

Poggenpohl is available locally through Akzente Design.

Traveller Daybed by GamFratesi for Porro

Anna Coe - Monday, May 25, 2015

As part of their 2015 novelties, Italian brand Porro presented Traveller, a day bed designed by GamFratesi that encapsulates the spirit of a nomadic lifestyle. The wood, leather and upholstery piece is also an ode of the craftsmanship typical of classic Danish furniture, whilst paying homage to the process typical of contemporary Italian design. 

Porro is available locally from Studio Italia

Harbour Front-Row Seat house by Luigi Rosselli

Anna Coe - Monday, May 25, 2015

Situated in Sydney's Woollahra, this waterfront property by Australian firm Luigi Rosselli is a complete renovation on what was an existing three storey house - one of the reasons why the owners chose the firm, as many others proposed a clean slate solution. The brief was to include plenty of flat wall space and corner nooks to display the owner's prominent art collection as well as creating a contemporary urbane and elegant residence. The piece de resistance is the seven metre tall Lindsey Adelman chandelier that dominates the stairwell.

OVD 919 house by SAOTA

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Friday, May 22, 2015

South African architecture practice SAOTA has designed 'OVD 919' - a cliff-side home which offers panoramic mountain and sea views. Positioned on a ridge in Bantry Bay, Capetown below Lions Head Mountain with views of Robben Island, the brief called for a property that balanced these external sightlines with internal privacy. 

The interior fit out includes Tufty Too sofas by B&B Italia available locally from Matisse; Platner arm chairs by Knoll, available locally from Studio Italia; and the Lampadaire 3 Bras by Serge Mouille, available locally from Cult.

Via Designboom. 

Nana Chair by Alegre Design

Franky March - Friday, May 22, 2015

A rocking chair designed for new parents with comfort at the forefront of the design. Using breathable fabrics, the Nana chair's backrest is adjustable and provides much needed back support, whilst the armrests are specifically designed to curve outwards to offer a resting position whilst holding your baby. Made with an oak wood structure, the chair is connected by black steel legs attached to curved rails to aid a rocking motion. 

Via Design Milk

Zelda Lighting Collection by Bec Brittain

Franky March - Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lighting guru Bec Brittain has revealed her latest collection 'Zelda' showcasing deconstructed diamond shaped forms, as well as a new range of light diffuses. Made from brass and LED tubes, different design configurations can be connected to the primary form which are called 'Zelda Links' - creating different lighting designs resembling an orbit like aesthetic. Available in three different metals and five different glass finishes and are made to order in Brittain's Brooklyn studio.

Via Dezeen

A Converted Church by Gianna Camilotti

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gold winner of the 2014 London Design Awards, Gianna Camilotti converted this hallowed institution into a home, purchasing it for herself to express her dream work and living space. 

Vila Leopoldina Loft by Diego Revollo Arquitetura

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the 70 square meter Vila Leopoldina loft was created by Brazilian architect and interior designer Diego Revollo with its actor owner in mind, culminating in a space that is equal parts modern, liveable and dramatic.


'Flow' flooring collection by Bolon

Franky March - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Swedish design company Bolon showcases its newest flooring collection 'flow', inspired by the timeless mystery of our oceans, exhibiting design fluidity, visual motion, and soft pastel shades. The design characteristics harmony add elegance to an interior situation and with Bolon's recently commissioned onsite recycling plant, the bottom layer comprises recycled materials, which is 33% of the overall product. 

Via Yellowtrace 

Line Collection by Douglas and Bec

Franky March - Friday, May 15, 2015

Departing from its renowned timber aesthetic, the new 'Line' collection of lighting and side tables by Douglas and Bec showcases glass, steel, brass and painted timber finishes, whilst still conveying notable feminine accents. The collection pays homage to Sculptor Alexander Calder compromising his distinct playfulness with Bec's simplistic use of materials, using new processes including chemical darkening of the brass changing the traditional gold appearance to a dark pearl hue.  

Via Yellowtrace