Designer Jan Habraken’s Chairgenics project revolves around ‘breeding’ the ideal chair by applying the principles of genetic engineering to design inanimate objects.
Phoenix from the flames: Rarely can this term be used without denoting a metaphor, and while A. Baker quite literally has come from flames, it is also a metaphor for an emerging spirit of design in our nation’s capital.
A Spaniard in Milan
Born in Oviedo, Spa in in 1961 Patricia Urquiola is an architect , a student of Achille Castiglioni and an exceptional designer. When recently in Sydney to celebrate Space’s 20th birthday and the launch of the new range for Kartell, she spoke with Gillian Serisier.
When beauty and sophistication come together in a project the designer has achieved the brief. Miriam Fanning and Lauren Foy of Mim Design have done just this with a perfect marriage of style, substance and complexity in their design for the Little Group offices.
Breeding chairs of the future
Contemporary designs from Rouse Phillips
Sydney-based textile company Rouse Phillips’ latest range of products includes hand-painted fabrics in bespoke designs and a series of kilims and hand knotted rugs.
Zhou Zhou Bar, South Yarra
The interiors of this Chapel Street bar have been created by Hecker Guthrie and the design is all Shanghai with deference to one of the city’s most famous area, The Bund.
A fine union
The recent launch of a new range of products from Instyle and Workshopped reflects an Australian success story where grower, artisan, manufacturer and retailer meet and together they share a vision of fine Australian products.
New floor design ‘Compolux’ by Nendo
The floor houses the women’s wear section of the Seibu store in Tokyo and draws inspiration from the wrought iron fences that surround various parks and public squares in European cities.
Images: Masaya Yoshimura
Kueng Caputo debut ‘Never Too Much’ furniture collection
The ‘Never Too Much’ furniture collection from Kueng Caputo is a mix-and-match splattered series of hand-painted stools, benches, bowls and lamps.
The Chedi Andermatt features luxury bathroom fittings by Philippe Starck
The newly opened five-star alpine resort seeks to combine luxury and natural aesthetics in a classic, timeless manner.