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Lucy Marczyk, senior interior designer at Nexus Designs, shared her top five pieces in a range of different hues. “Colour is a powerful design tool, because it evokes emotional reactions in people who inhabit a space.” – Lucy Marczyk
Portrait by Nicole England.
CH24 Wishbone chair in purple
Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son, 1949
Hans Wegner’s attractive and comfortable Wishbone chair has been continually in production since 1950 in classic Scandinavian timber finishes. Despite its simple appearance, the chair takes more than 100 steps to make. In 2010, to celebrate 60 years of the Wishbone chair, Carl Hansen & Son released the design in a range of 12 colours. My pick is purple – the perfect complement to yellow.
Tempo table in orange
Prospero Rasulo for Zanotta, 2001
Serving well as an occasional table or stand, Prospero Rasulo’s Tempo table for Zanotta features two stiff polyurethane cones connected by a steel stem. Finished in a glossy lacquer, the piece offers high sheen and a crisp silhouette. One of my personal favourites, orange is both inspiring and motivating – expressing zest, vigour and joy.
Miss Sissi table lamp in blue
Philippe Starck for Flos, 1990
The Miss Sissi table lamp expresses the classic forms of the traditional table lamp in an ultra-modern material. Both the shade and base of this small-scale lamp are made out of injection moulded polycarbonate for a monochromatic effect. In a peaceful, tranquil shade of blue, this piece is nestled into my bookshelf.
Comet Crimson and Comet Pink
Patricia Piccinini, 2006
Created by Australian artist Patricia Piccinini as part of the Precautions series, these are intense, exciting – and an unexpected colour pairing. The couple are sculptures, crafted from fibreglass and automotive paint.
Photography courtesy of the artist, Tolarno Galleries and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.
tolarnogalleries.com / roslynoxley9.com.au / patriciapiccinini.net
Luxembourg chair in green
Frederic Sofia 2004
The beautiful Luxembourg chair first appeared on the paths of the famous Paris park from which it takes its name. First manufactured in 1923 and then returned to production in 1990 by Fermob. Featuring a lightweight, durable aluminium frame, the chairs are stackable and easy to move, while the curved seat slats offer comfort. In green, the Luxembourg chair evokes memories of a relaxing day. I dream of Paris in spring.