design folio

Casa Cavia by KallosTurin

Anna Coe - Monday, March 30, 2015

Casa Cavia - a concept space of epic proportions in Buenos Aires - has undergone an epic renovation that's restored the beautiful heritage home to its former glory. The building, which dates back to 1927, was transformed by KallosTurin architects into a contemporary space, while still retaining original features and now houses a restaurant, bar, florist, perfumery and bookstore. 

Furniture such as Knoll's Bertoia and Conference chairs (available from Studio Italia) are set amongst a backdrop of marble, brass, terrazzo and parquet flooring. 

Via StudioArrc

Legrabox drawer system by Blum

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Monday, March 30, 2015
Leaders in the kitchen hardware industry, Austrian manufacturers Blum have designed Legrabox, a new award-winning drawer system with a sleek, straight-cut design. Despite it's fine 12.8mm edges, the system has been engineered for 40kg and 70kg load bearing capacities. Available in innovative finishes including anti-finger print coated stainless steel as well as Silk White, Orion Grey and Terra Black matt coatings, the look of the drawer box is completed with a range of Ambia-Line dividing systems in wood or colour-matched steel. 

Blum is available through all good kitchen suppliers. For more information, visit a local Blum showroom in Auckland or Christchurch. 

London Penthouse Apartment by Amos and Amos

Jocelyn Muir - Friday, March 27, 2015
When Amos and Amos were appointed to redesign the interior layout of the penthouse and sub-penthouse at 21 Wapping Lane in East London, the brief was to create a well defined, luxurious space, deserving of its spectacular views.

Taking into consideration the location and all that Wapping as a suburb represents, the designers' approach was to create an innovative space. The resulting contemporary interior is a balance of immaculate detailing and bespoke design that exudes a metropolitan feel and features a selection of luxury furnishings.

To note, the featured furniture available locally includes the Bell Side Table by ClassiCon, available from Matisse, the Tom Dixon Beat Light Tall Pendant and Beat Light Fat Pendant, both available from ECC, the Ladder towel rack by Menu, available from Simon James Concept Store, and other accessories by Tom Dixon and Minimalux available from Simon James Concept Store.

Wrap Sofa by Hiroomi Tahara for Yamakawa Rattan

Jocelyn Muir - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hiroomi Tahara designed the Wrap Sofa for Tokyo based furniture brand Yamakawa Rattan. Embodying a minimalistic aesthetic, the handmade sofa comprises a thick cushion for the seat, made with Josef Frank fabric, which is contrasted by a thin, chic woven rattan backrest. 

Via Moco Loco

Ozone Tapware by Paterson & Aqualogic

Franky March - Thursday, March 26, 2015

The groundbreaking technology behind this kitchen sink and basin mixer's simple design means that water is combined with ozone to kill bacteria 3100 times faster than chlorine. The supremely functional tap device can therefore also be used to eliminate pesticides and ethylene found on fruit and vegetables via a low density O3 gas.

Available locally from Paterson

Light Troopers by Anki Gneib

Deborah Raj - Thursday, March 26, 2015

With table lights and pendant lights featuring a narrow slice of light escaping through the wood, designer Anki Gneib created a collection of light fixtures aptly named Light Troopers. The collection also includes floor oversized candlesticks with embedded lights named SuperTroopers – a progression from her Holy design. 

Studiopepe for Spotti Milano

Deborah Raj - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spotti Milano and Studio Pepe have presented their new mid-winter swoon-worthy set ups. Featuring a dining room to die for with Maxalto Pathos table and Recipio console (available locally from Matisse) and the Knoll Conference chair and Platner chair (available locally from Bromhead), the space speaks volumes of interior cool. 

Moving into the living area, from Carl Hansen & Son CH25 armchairs (available locally from CULT), Maxalto Lucrezia sofa and Febo chaise lounge (available locally from Matisse) to the stunning Serge Mouille floor lamp (available locally from CULT) and show-stopping ClassiCon bell table (available locally from Matisse), the living area is as much a curated haven showcasing some of the best designers of our time as it is a moddish sanctuary. 

Rock and Roll by Studio Job for Seletti

Anna Coe - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Studio Job's Rock and Roll collection for Seletti is a contemporary update of traditional cast iron garden furniture. They have kept the original forms, however replaced the white swirling patterns with their "Industry Iconography' and garden imagery such as flowers and butterflies. The series includes dining chairs and a matching circular table that are both available in red, white, silver and black. 

Melt Lamp by Tom Dixon

Anna Coe - Friday, March 20, 2015

Launching at the Salone del Mobile in Milan next month is Tom Dixon's latest lighting design, the Melt lamp. Designed in collaboration with Front - a Swedish design studio - the blown glass pendant appears to have 'melted' from a sphere shape into a distorted globe. It is available in a copper, chrome or gold finish.

Tom Dixon is available locally from ECC.

Reaction Poetique Collection by Jaime Hayon for Cassina

Anna Coe - Friday, March 20, 2015

Jaime Hayon was inspired by the works of Le Corbusier for his new collection of wooden objects for Italian manufacturer Cassina. Titled Réaction Poétique, the series consists of four table centrepieces, a tray and two small side tables - all constructed from solid stained black ash-wood. 

Cassina is available locally from Matisse.