- Article by Charlotte Huston
Today’s lookbook showcases seven Australian furniture and lighting designs that demonstrate genuine innovation in terms of materials, manufacturing, and distribution or functionality.
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Layers by svikis
The Layers lamp collection features recurring themes, drawing upon influences from architecture.
Designed with longevity and sustainability in mind, this innovative lamp base is entirely compatible with an endless possibility of shade set designs. Stunning pops of colour brighten up any space without even having to turn the lamp on.
Stato Collezione Marmi by Biasol Studio
Strato Collezione Marmi is inspired by Memphis Group design and Italian architect Ettore Sottsass, who brought boldness, colour and contemporary style to everyday objects.
Strato is the outcome of exploration with stone, geometry, repetition and colour, realised through a collection of coffee tables and accessories that are artistic and timeless in form.
Queen Nandi sculptural vase by Sandra Githinji Studio
The Queen Nandi sculptural vase is the first piece of the Bloom collection. The polyresin figurative form harks back to the historical South African queen.
Transcending the ephemeral subject lost through time, as an enduring monument to her life story, it is a physical metaphor to ‘blooming where you are planted’.
TOO Tone clock by TOO Designs
The design challenge was to design a modern wall clock that would fit any interior colour palette and style.
TOO Tone clock is a playful minimalistic wall clock consisting of two powder-coated aluminium parts. Customers can make up their own colour combinations from a selection of 11 colours, resulting in 242 possible combinations.
Lil by Russell & George with James Richardson Furniture
Originally designed as part of a suite of furniture elements for a high profile hospitality project, the Lil chair draws its form and scale from a sinewy curved banquette seat where it will be first featured. It was designed to fill a gap in the market for a compact, design-focused, commercial-grade armchair at a reasonable price point.
Flask System by Edward Linacre
The Flask System broaches new territory in architectural lighting, with the novel feature of a glass luminaire – or ‘flask’ – that is customisable in colour, size and shape.
Individually sculpted, Flasks are linked together through a small family of interconnecting components, allowing near-limitless possibilities of architectural illumination.
The Bridge Table by Hare + Klein with manufacturer The Wood Room
Timber joinery specialist The Wood Room commissioned Meryl Hare of Hare + Klein to design a dining table.
The result was The Bridge table – manufactured from solid timber, which is not only from certified sustainable sources but has been registered with IP Australia, confirming its originality.
Lead image of Flask System.
For more design inspiration, take a look at our previous lookbook that covered six homes with landscapes that showcase the best of Australian outdoor living.