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Pli Side Table by Victoria Wilmotte for ClassiCon

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Thursday, February 04, 2016

First debuted a few years ago, this standout side table by French designer Victoria Wilmotte has finally been put into production by ClassiCon. Bringing unusual crystalline elegance and astonishing geometry, the bends and folds that give, Pli its name, almost make the stainless steel base look like an oversized, finely-polished precious stone. 

ClassiCon is available locally from Matisse

Balwyn House by Fiona Lynch

Franky March - Monday, February 01, 2016

The latest residential project completed by Melbourne-based studio Fiona Lynch design, the Balwyn House undeniably exudes an artistic moodiness. The new build features a rich gem palette, blues, greens and maroons, complemented with interesting fabrics like velvet and floor to ceiling drapes, all of which contrast against the coolness of the concrete yet don't overcrowd or take away from its allure. Key pieces include the Vitra armchair (Matisse), B&B Italia Tufty Time sofa (Matisse), Flos pendant (ECC), and Matiazi stools (Simon James).

Via Yellowtrace

New Henge Showroom in Milan

Franky March - Thursday, January 28, 2016

Henge has opened the doors to their new, beautiful Milan showroom in Via della Spiga, the space being a representation of the discreet allure that the brand is known for. The showroom holds a significant selection of furniture, presenting meaningful design stories to architects and interior designers to inspire their projects.

Henge is available locally at David Shaw.

Michael Bay's LA Residence by Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, January 22, 2016

Miami architect Chad Oppenheim first came up with the concept for what would eventually be director Michael Bay's Los Angeles home after an unrealised proposal he had for a group of Caribbean villas. This explains the resort feel that permeates throughout the 30,000 square foot, three story dwelling that is comprised of the sculptural massing of rectilinear forms and astonishing cantilevers. The project was completed by L.A. firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios and boasts a state-of-the-art home theatre and a massive window wall in the lower lounge that opens by way of an elaborate counterweight system. 

Furniture includes Arne Jacobsen lounge chair (available locally from Cult), Giorgetti sofa (available locally from ECC), B&B Italia beds (available locally from Matisse), white Flexform sofa (available locally from Studio Italia) and kitchen appliances by Boffi and Wolf

Via Architectural Digest

Catalano Bench by Lluis Clotet and Oscar Tusquets Blanca

Franky March - Monday, January 18, 2016


With 2014 marking its 40th anniversary, the Catalano Bench was designed by Lluis Clotet and Oscar Tusquets Blanca in 1974, as a more ergonomic version of a bench Antoni Gaudi designed for Park Güell. In celebration, the designers recreated a limited modernised and more comfortable edition, by adding black rope to the pink and mint coloured benches. 

Via Design Milk

Traveller by GamFratesi for Porro

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The 'Traveller' is an elegant daybed by Copenhagen based studio Gamfratesi for Porro. Both comfortable and proportional, the piece is distincly recognisable by its black-metal trestle structure. Back rests are made of leather, available in natrual aged or dark brown, and are visually softened by two upholstered cushions that cover the horizontal length. Porro is available locally from Studio Italia

Via Designboom

Charcoal Creative Studio Marble Globes

Franky March - Friday, January 08, 2016

These marble globes by New York based Charcoal Creative Studio carry the underlying intention to encourage using sustainable materials in every corner of the 'globe'. Crafted from a earth-friendly marble base, each globe has 5 components that can be mixed and matched for different everyday uses and purposes. 

Via Contemporist 

30 Esplanade by Wood Marsh Architecture

Franky March - Monday, January 04, 2016

Located at the beachside destination of Brighton, Melbourne, this collection of 24 modern townhouses called 30 Esplanade are architecturally designed by Wood Marsh Architecture along with interior designer Kendra Pinkus, where coastal living is reimagined with modern materials and refinement, breaking it from the stereotypical seaside home mould. 

Via Contemporist

Marble Umbrella Stand by Thom Fougere

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

This Umbrella Stand by Canada-based designer Thom Fougere is typical of the studio's aesthetic that pays careful attention to material choices, functionality and design. Bridging the gap between a utilitarian product and a sculptural object, the stand offers an elegant place to store one's umbrella. 

Customisable Layer chair by Sohyun Yun

Anna Coe - Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Korean designer Sohyun Yun has come up with the ultimate way to design your own chair, simply by inserting various patterns intro an acrylic framework.

Via DesignBoom.