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



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.



Ribot Lamp by De Castelli

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Monday, March 16, 2015

At first glance, the Ribot Lamp is more sculpture than light piece. Originally composed from a brass handmade loudspeaker, the LED source lights up the dappled surface giving the impression of light reflecting off a moving medium. This luminary oeuvre is available locally from David Shaw



Healey lounge chair by PearsonLloyd for Walter Knoll

Anna Coe - Friday, March 13, 2015


In PearsonLloyd's latest design for Walter Knoll, they pay tribute to classic cars with the soft upholstery, piped detailing and curved shape of the Healey Lounge chair. 

Suitable for the home or office, the chair continues the trend of informal and casual workplace furniture. 

Walter Knoll is available locally from Matisse.



Patch Marble Tables by Note Design Studio and Norm Architects

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, March 13, 2015

The result of a collaboration between Sweden's Note Design Studio and Danish firm Norm Architects, the mixed and matched marble top tables for Menu were inspired by a Milanese floor made from leftover marble. Patching together different varieties of the organic surface, the removable surfaces sit on slender powder-coated steel frames and can be stacked in different configurations. 

Menu is available locally from Simon James Design.



The Hayon Collection by Jaime Hayon

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Thursday, March 12, 2015

Recalling the glamour of the 1930s, Spanish designer Jaime Hayon's bathroom collection for Bisazzo Bagno is executed with feminine form and modern finesse. Elegance is the main trait of the innovative collection, rendering the bathroom an area you want to show off. 

Bisazzo Bagno is available locally from Plumbline.



Barcelona Apartment by Susanna Cots

Anna Coe - Thursday, March 12, 2015

This Barcelona apartment, with interior by Susanna Cots, features a lacquered wooden sheet that runs through the centre line of the house. Starting first in the living area and holding the bioethanol fireplace, it travels across the ceiling and through the bathrooms before finishing and becoming the bed head. The homeowners, both book lovers, specified that there needed to be plenty of storage for their tomes, and the result is a shelving system that is built into the central area of the residence. 

This project features lighting by Artemide (available locally from ECC), Knoll Lacio low coffee table (available locally from Studio Italia) and Eames DSR dining chars (available from Matisse).

Via Contemporist



Tribal collection by Nendo for Industry

Anna Coe - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Japanese design studio Nendo have launched a new range of tribal themed furniture for Singaporean manufacturer Industry +. The pieces, launched at Maison Objet Asia this week, all incorporate an element of bamboo basket weaving are made from solid oak.

Via Dezeen