- Article by Clémence Carayol
Christmas is around the corner! The festive season is all about hunting for the right gift for the people around you. But what if these people are architects and interior designers? If you are struggling with ideas and still have a few gifts to purchase, don’t panic – we have the perfect gift guide for you.
The Furl Coat Stand by Cult
With its gestural tree-like form, the Furl Coat Stand is a piece of functional sculpture. The design originates from a circular solid timber length, or trunk, that is cut into quadrants. Each quadrant is steam bent, spreading at the base like roots, and unfurling at the top to form the boughs of the coat stand. These boughs provide space for coats and hats, while brass pegs accommodate bags.
The Bell Pendant by Adam Goodrum for nau
A firm believer that every environment is defined by the objects within it, Adam Goodrum designs with the philosophy that an object must therefore justify its existence – through its story and detailing. The Belle Pendant is a testament to this philosophy, as is inspired by the legendary architect Carlo Scarpa, who saw great beauty in the art of two elements working together as a whole. The design features an outer dome that sits over an inner cylinder, creating an internal void that hides the light source.
The Eames Hang-It-All from the Herman Miller x HAY collection
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the Hang-It-All comes in several palettes and adds a touch of eccentricity to a room. It is so aesthetically satisfying that hanging coats and hats on it might hide its charm! The frame has a durable powder coat finish, and each of its angular bends is capped with solid wood balls. Noted for its whimsy, the Hang-It-All is also appreciated as a useful piece of art.
Arent&Pyke Interiors – Beyond the Primary Palette
The objects that tell stories, the colours that call to the senses, the materials that evoke certain moods – all these elements play a vital part in the design of a home by Arent&Pyke. With expertise in the softer nuanced tones of the tertiary palette, colours such as coral, nougat and olive, Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke use colour to lift the spirits and arresting material pairings to evoke a nostalgic allure. From the bedroom to the bathroom, the kitchen to the laundry, each room of the home should make you feel transported to a whole new universe.
Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
The second edition of the ground-breaking exhibition Melbourne Now will be presented at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from March 2023. Bold in scope and scale, the exhibition highlights the extraordinary work of more than 200 Victorian-based artists, designers, studios and firms whose practices are shaping the cultural landscape of the region.
The Faye Sandals by D’Arcè
“Less is more” is the motto at D’Arcè, and its creations are deeply engrained in a transparent and ethical supply chain. It initially began its training program in Cherbourg, Queensland, working with seven indigenous women in leather work to create D’Arcè products.
The Clam ceramics by Rikki Day carried by House of Coteri
Each piece of this ceramics series is an artwork of its own. A hand painted original work of Rikki Day’s adorns each vessel to create an heirloom style piece to be enjoyed for years and generations to come. The series was created to encapsulate the calm yet uplifted state of mind one feels after diving in the ocean. The linear drawings are a gentle reminiscent of major French artist Jean Cocteau’s universe.
A subscription to inside magazine
A bit of nepotism never killed anyone, and inside has the merit of being the perfect compilation of the best of Australian design and architecture – and more. It is the premier professional magazine for Australian interior architects and designers. Since its inception in 1993, inside has been presenting the latest in local and international design projects to a talented, sophisticated and innovative audience.
The XVI Bangle by Georgia Jewellery
The XVI Bangle is inspired by the idea of finding beauty in imperfections and its creator, Georgia Bonsema, celebrates this by using a natural form in the unique lost wax-casting process. Georgia’s designs are handmade in Melbourne.
If you still need inspiration, have a look at our 2021 gift guide.
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