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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. 



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



More Sky by Aldana Ferrer Garcia

Franky March - Thursday, November 05, 2015

A variety of window concepts created by architect and designer, Aldana Ferrer Garcia, More Sky's sole purpose is to allow people living in apartments located in populated cities to experience more sunlight, views and fresh air in a unique way.

 Via Contemporist



Mendelkern House by David Lebenthal Architects

Franky March - Thursday, October 29, 2015

This southeast Tel Aviv townhouse is located in an intimate neighborhood which has been reinvigorated with new builds and renovations in recent years. Designed for a young family, the living plan is spread out over three floors and also boasts a rooftop terrace. The ground floor avoids using walls to break up the space, including the clever open staircase that uses steel rods, spanning to the top floor, resulting in the room feeling larger despite the narrow lot space.

 Via Design Milk



Hopetoun Road Residence by b.e architecture

Samantha Saxton-Beer - Thursday, October 22, 2015

B.E. Architecture have completed the Hopetoun Road Residence, where they added an extension and did a complete renovation on an existing home in Melbourne, Australia. The approach for the project was to retain the existing structure as an anchoring element, adding a series of pavilions underneath a floating copper roofline that wraps around the original building. 

Via Contemporist



Paulo Mendes da Rocha Sao Paulo Residence

Franky March - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pritzker-prize winning architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha is known for his love of combining concrete and steel in his projects, his home is no exception. This one story dwelling is nestled amongst a small hill and is swallowed by lush greenery. The contemporary structure flaunts clean lines, injecting contrast with coloured furnishings that throw visual interest and life into the picture.

Via Trendland



Villa V by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Franky March - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A family home in Bloemendaal, Netherlands, Paul de Ruiter Architects collaborated with i29 Interior Architects to create a contemporary home amongst a preserved dune landscape. Sustainable while also being luxurious, the wooden accented villa utilises the unique landscape it's surrounded by with large glass windows to support clear vistas around the property, while also providing maximum sunlight during the day.

 Via Contemporist



Pillow Stool by Hong Ying Guo

Franky March - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A stool that explores light and shadow, designer Hong Ying Guo was inspired by the design-rich city of Copenhagen where minimalism actually requires a lot of thought. Made from plain steel rods, the stools linear bars create a visual illusion based on the light of space, with the lower rods positioned in the opposite direction of the upper rods. The result? A unique criss-cross pattern when looking through it.

Via Contemporist



One Well Known Sequence by Michael Anastassiades

Anna Coe - Monday, October 12, 2015

Designer Michael Anastassiades has launched his latest collection of lighting at Milan's Nilufar gallery. The One Well-Known Sequence range consists of 11 different linear-style lights that feature handmade brass fittings with LED bulbs. 



1930s Tudor Home Refurbishment by Hacin and Associates

Anna Coe - Monday, October 12, 2015

Hacin + Associates have completed a full renovation on a private residence, originally composed as a 1930's Tudor home with multiple small rooms. Lacking any functional 'flow', the architectural firm retained the traditional features while opening up the spaces to create a more convivial, family-friendly abode.

Some of the key furniture pieces featured include the Non Random pendant by Bertjan Pot for Moooi (available from ECC), a Saarinen dining table from Knoll (available locally from Studio Italia), Redondo armchairs in grey and pink by Moroso (available from Matisse), the Prince armchair in black and white plaid by Minotti (available from ECC) and the Ray sofa by B&B Italia (available from Matisse)