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Belgium Steel Maze

Franky March - Friday, July 24, 2015

Holding 1 kilometer of steel corridors, 'Labyrinth' is a giant maze created by Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout van Verenbergh located at the C-MINE Art Centre in Genk, Belgium. With the focus on the experience of space the five meter walls tower above the ground, placing visitors within the depths of this structural mass.

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Garrison 'Treehouse' by Sharon Davis Design

Deborah Raj - Thursday, July 23, 2015

A hilltop meadow on an old Garrison farmstead is the site for this roughly 350 square foot multipurpose play space, called a ‘treehouse’ for its elevated position adjacent to a stand of trees, by Sharon Davis Design. Occupiable on two levels—main floor, and crow’s nest—the treehouse consists of an inhabitable polycarbonate interior bounded by an exterior band of reclaimed white cedar siding, open to the sky. At one end of the structure, the siding parts to allow a small balcony to look back toward the main house; at the opposite end, the façade opens up to direct views toward the Hudson River Valley. The steel structure was fabricated off-site and trucked to the site where it was lifted into place by crane.



Stellar Sofa by Tim Webber Design

Deborah Raj - Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Stellar Sofa by Tim Webber Design is a modular residential creation with large, soft components that sing of comfort and leisure. The low base and solid forms give the sofa a bold yet inviting presence. The perforations in the steel panel are used as the anchor points for attaching shelves to the side of the sofa, creating movable side tables. 



Cloud Shelf by Bertrand Jayr

Deborah Raj - Thursday, July 23, 2015

Adding poetry, humour and singularity to the room that is so often deprived, the Cloud shelf by designer Bertrand Jayr utilizes the curved lines associated with toilet paper rolls to deliberately display what is normally hidden, gradually taking the shape of a cloud when stocked.



PURE SPA by MIA Design Studio

Franky March - Thursday, July 23, 2015

Located in Da Nang City in Vietnam, this new health spa designed by MIA Design Studio is part of Naman Retreat, boasting 15 stunning treatment rooms, health club and gym. With the aim of creating a tranquil and fresh environment for their guests, the aesthetic is minimal with the structure endowed with lush open air gardens and boasting a ingenious natural ventilation system that keeps the environment breezy and refreshing.

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Design Folio 2015

Franky March - Monday, July 20, 2015
Showcasing the best of what’s on offer from the highly coveted world of design, we’re excited to bring you the 11th issue of Denizen’s interiors-focused counterpart, Design Folio. In celebration of the publication’s 7th year in production, creatives from Auckland and afar gathered last week at the newly renovated Simon James Design showroom in Newton for the annual salute.

The issue beholds the Design Bulletin, containing the latest in design, architecture and art, whilst the Folio Edit exhibits the new and noteworthy from iconic and emerging designers at the Milan Furniture Fair. The Projects pages reveal world class residential and industrial spaces, including a monumental contemporary home in Nashville that boasts sweeping rural landscapes, a Parisian apartment that pays tribute to its historical underpinnings whilst dramatically transforming the space into a modern and elegant dwelling, and a former military chapel turned fine dining restaurant in Antwerp.

Overflowing with innovative design and interior ideas to enlighten and inspire with the latest from the global design community, the newest issue promises to engage all who appreciate the beauty of great design.

To order the latest copy, click here.


On Sale: Poliform Bedroom Furniture

Jocelyn Muir - Monday, July 20, 2015

Poliform is famous worldwide for its exquisite bedroom collection. Comprising exceptional attention to detail with expert craftsmanship, these beds are examples of timeless contemporary design. Each design has been the creation of a renowned architect including the likes of Jean-Marie Massaud and Carlo Colombo.

A limited number of beds and storage solutions have just arrived from Italy in time for Studio Italia’s Poliform bedroom promotion which will run from Monday 20th till 15th August. These beautiful pieces are now more affordable with 30 percent off all stock during the promotion.

The Poliform pieces featured include (in order) the Onda Bed by Paolo Piva, the Arca Bed by Paolo Piva, the Ipanema Bed by Jean-Marie Massaud, the Memo Bed and Memo Bed Side Table by Carlo Colombo, the Onda Bed by Paolo Piva, the Victor Side Table and the Square Side Table by Flaviano Capriotti.



Ceramic lighting collection by Entler

Franky March - Friday, July 17, 2015

With a unique aesthetic reminicent of wilted plants, Los Angeles design studio Entler have revealed their first ceramic lighting collection. Made by Jonathan Entler, the intricate process requires careful hand-modeling and manipulation of the natural materials properties, resulting in quirky shaped table and hanging lamps.

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Apartment in Miami by YoDezeen USA

Deborah Raj - Thursday, July 16, 2015

Designed in such a way to facilitate coming together in the common area leading to the terrace with spectacular sea views, the stunning apartment features beds by B&B Italia, available locally via Matisse. We especially love the unique bathroom and bedroom divider that doubles as an interior green wall system. 



Wiener Chair by Gabriella Asztalos

Jocelyn Muir - Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Wiener chair by Gabriella Asztalos references the distinctive style of the late Michael Thonet's popular furniture made of glued and bent wooden slats. The slim silhouettes and the harmony of the seat back recall the curvy, elegant forms of the Viennese style, combining the classic with the modern. The chair is comprised of lacquered black wood and a Vienna straw seatback.

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