design folio

Tribal collection by Nendo for Industry

Anna Coe - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Japanese design studio Nendo have launched a new range of tribal themed furniture for Singaporean manufacturer Industry +. The pieces, launched at Maison Objet Asia this week, all incorporate an element of bamboo basket weaving are made from solid oak.

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Furniture made with wind power by Merel Karhof

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Designer Merel Karhof's Windworks collection of upholstered furniture pieces are made solely from materials produced using wind power. 

Healey Lounge by Pearson Lloyd for Walter Knoll

Deborah Raj - Monday, February 09, 2015

This is a modern lounge chair that supports the rituals of our everyday medial life. The outer shell carries the soft upholstery – underlined by the distinctive piped quilting. This genuine tribute to the seats of legendary classic cars, with flowing lines that trace the shape precisely is available locally via Matisse

Alexander Wang for Poltrona Frau

Anna Coe - Monday, February 02, 2015

Renowned fashion designer Alexander Wang has debuted his first furniture collection in collaboration with Italian manufacturer Poltrona Frau. The limited edition series includes a bar cabinet and a modern bean bag that's available in leather or velvet.

Poltrona Frau is available locally from Matisse.

Marocchino Half Cabinet by Rossella Ramanzini

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Featuring her signature puzzle-like designs, Italian artist Rosella Ramazini's modern, hand painted furniture isn't constrained by preconceived notions of the genre. The single door Marocchino cabinet was crafted specially for keepsakes to be seen and admired on the steel shelf on the left while important items can be hidden and locked away on the right. 

Celato drawers by De Castelli

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Named after its element of concealment, De Castelli's latest storage conceptions are perfect for achieving down-played luxury. The drawer design features various finishes of maistral copper, acid-etched iron and acid-etched brass providing several options depending on whichever best suits your decor. 

De Castelli is available locally from David Shaw.

Self-Heating Helios Love Chair by Galanter and Jones

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The first and only of its kind, handmade in California by Galanter and Jones, when the temperature starts to drop, simple turn the chair on and the 1″ cast stone surface will warm you up. 

Timber Daybed by Chmara-Rosinke

Anna Coe - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The D'Days festival in Paris (organised by the Hermes Design Award) chose a theme for this year's celebration of 'Time for Yourself'. In answer to this brief, Austrian studio Chmara-Rosinke have designed a minimalistic Japanese-style timber daybed, which in turn one the coveted design prize. 

The daybed features three fabric privacy screens and a cushioned roll mat that sits atop wooden rods on two large solid blocks of pine. 

Companion by Phillip Grass

Deborah Raj - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The recently-founded Danish design brand, Phillip Grass has launched its debut design. Aptly named Companion, the quirky alien-esque designs offer an extra seat, a small table, or a funny piece of art.

126 Walsh Street by Carr Design Group, MAA Architects & Neometro

Anna Coe - Friday, November 28, 2014

With three creative groups collaborating on the redevelopment of four, single-level luxury residences in Melbourne, you would be certain to assume that the outcome would be something to behold. 126 Walsh Street by Carr Design Group, MAA Architects and Neometro is essentially four homes rather than apartments, with large open plan living and generous outdoor spaces. 

The interior blends a mix of materials seamlessly, grey exposed concrete surrounds the living area, while timber and black highlights are a feature in the kitchen.  

To note some of the furniture pieces used in the project: Gubi Semi SM2 pendants hang over the dining table (available from Bromhead), HAY About A Chair seating in the office and Tray Table used in the living area (both available from CULT)