design folio

Rome apartment by Quincoces Drago & Partners

Anna Coe - Monday, November 23, 2015

This Rome apartment by Quincoces Drago & Partners executes the perfect balance of elegance and minimal. The subdued, neutral palette of whites, greys and tans works harmoniously with the natural toned furniture pieces, and not to mention the beautiful parquet flooring and marble accents. 

Key pieces used: Living Divani Extra soft sofa (available from Studio Italia), Atollo table lamp (available from ECC).

Fools Gold collection by Lanzavecchia + Wai

Anna Coe - Monday, November 23, 2015

Presented in Milan at The Alchemists exhibition during Design Week this year was 'Fools Gold', a furniture collection by design duo Lanzavecchia + Wai. The two storage pieces feature a corrugated steel surface and a gold chrome exterior. This finish (the gold is actually car wrapping) references the laminating technique used by the Italian group Alchimia in the late 70s. 

Via Design Boom. 

Dog House No.1 for De Castelli

Deborah Raj - Monday, November 23, 2015

Designed by Philip Pisan for De Castelli, Dog House No. 1 is a fresh take on the classic home for four-legged friends. Taking its inspiration from Cottage No.1, the minimalistic design is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. De Castelli is available locally via David Shaw

Missoni Indoor and Outdoor Rugs

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Monday, November 23, 2015

Since their foray into home décor, Italian fashion house Missoni has continued to garner a cult following for their application of distinctive geometric designs. With their range of indoor and outdoor rugs now available locally from Source Mondial, there is even more reason to inject some sprezzatura into your home this summer. 

Find out more about Source Mondial's new Parnell showroom location here

Tel Aviv Apartment by Roy David Studio

Deborah Raj - Friday, November 20, 2015

Perched at the top of a luxury hotel in Tel Aviv, the apartment by Roy David Studio was inspired by the view, as seen by its relaxing sea-inspired colour palette and minimalistic, timeless interior. 

Buster + Punch HERO Light

Deborah Raj - Friday, November 20, 2015

Made from 3mm bronzed gunmetal, solid knurled brass and matte rubber detailing, the HERO chandelier light pendants by Buster + Punch can be set in the ring or left to hang through the centre with a choice of either teardrop or cabochon bulbs. Better yet, the show-stopping design has just arrived in-store at ECC

Tiles by Tom Dixon for Bisazza

Deborah Raj - Friday, November 20, 2015

British designer Tom Dixon has developed a collection of tiles for Italian brand Bisazza, featuring graphic and trompe-l'oeil patterns based on architectural features like bricks and pebble-dash walls.

Six Walls House in Sweden by Arrhov Frick Arkitektkontor

Franky March - Thursday, November 19, 2015

Located on the Swedish coastline just outside of Stockholm, this minimal concrete home is masked in glass, allowing for views of the Baltic sea through the pines. A sequence of different spaces boast unique characteristics, a narrow and tall entrance, large bathrooms, bedrooms and balconies, intimate dining area and generous living rooms.

Via Yellowtrace


Whimsical Shelving by Filip Janssens

Franky March - Thursday, November 19, 2015

Belgian designer Filip Janssens has created a shelving system that allows books to by displayed in unusual and whimsical ways. This unique and clever design will add visual interest to any plain wall.

 Via Contemporist

Concrete Cut House by Pitsou Kedem

Franky March - Thursday, November 19, 2015

Notable Tel Aviv-based studio Pitsou Kedem have designed a modern home in Ramat Gan, Israel. Spanning over multiple levels, the primary material used is concrete, giving it a contemporary and streamlined aesthetic that's warmed by soft furniture choices and pops of colour. Glass is featured in abundance, with an exposed staircase that offers a unique view into the trees, and the open plan living area encased within glass. Key pieces include Husk Armchair (available locally from Matisse), Raimond Light (available locally from ECC), Michel Sofa (available locally from Matisse)

Via Contemporist