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Watch out – Australian Designers


I spy a couple of upcoming brilliant Australian Designers: 


Brodie Neill is a young dynamic designer capturing the attention of the international design scene with his new and exciting use of form. Only recently having graduated, the 28-year-old Australian has quickly built up an impressive collection of international exhibitions and prestigious clientele.


jet – desk

carbon / fibre / Swarovski crystals

A Swarovski-inspired desk with seamless fluidity partly encrusted with crystals. The dynamic form’s undulations are detailed with a mix of dark crystal colours and effects contrasted against the smooth graphite table surface.


Brodie Neill Jet    





scuba – chair

leather / fibreglass / lacquered fibreglass

A contouring lounge consisting of a single surface rolling and wrapping to create both form and function. 

scuba is sold through domodinamica 


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Korban/Flaubert is a design and production office founded in 1993 by metal specialist Janos Korban and Architect Stefanie Flaubert.  In 2001 Korban and Flaubert set up their current studio/workshop/showroom in the industrial suburb of Alexandria in Sydney.  They describe the workshop as ‘a laboratory of form’, in which they playfully explore the cross-over between geometry and nature.



Sculptural Lounge 

Material: Stainless Steel


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Big Noodles

Material: Stainless Steel


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For details on the above mentioned products please contact Korban/Flaubert.


Massproductions presents the ‘Harry Stool’ : designed by Chris Martin

Called Harry, the product comprises two curved, laminated components held together by solid, wooden wedges.



This simple concept led to a charming stool which can also function as a footrest or a side table. The Harry stool has pleasing tactile qualities and is available in two heights and three surface finishes; natural, black and white stained.

Massproductions : Harry Stool

via: Dezeen & Daily Icon

Splashbacks : Architectural Kitchen Spaces



Wanting a change in the kitchen? Lets show you a couple of fantastic ways to transform your kitchen into a place of desire.

The Splashback Company has collaborated with a unique team of artists to create Everprint Glass. The product allows them to capture any image, pattern or photograph on glass for use in a range of architectural applications. Everprint Glass is suitable for use in both interior and exterior settings including: kitchens, bathrooms, bar, restaurants, facades, signage and furniture. It’s constructed using 6mm toughened safety glass, it is suitable for use behind a gas cook-top.  And is UV and fade resistant. 
The project is a collaboration with Melbourne Artist Soula MantalvanosThe sketch is an adaptation of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s The Banquet of Cleopatra’.


Everprint Glass: Created By Melbourne Based Designer Brent O’Keefe






Insitu Furniture: Caprice Stool: Marcello Ziliani


Areaware: Orbit Chandelier: Patrick Townsend


Next up is another wonderful product from The Spashback Company.


Prosatin is a smooth, non-reflective glass splashback.  Prosatin is an alternative to the ‘high gloss’ finish of a regular glass splashback with the same level of heat resistance and durability.





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The Splashback Company: Prostain Splashback

Insitu Furniture: Miura Stool by Plank: Designer: Konstantin Gricic


Poliform: Free Sideboard: Designer: Carlo Colombo




Joseph Dirand : Hotel Distrito Capital in Mexico

Parisian interior designer Joseph Dirand’s work graces Grupo Habita’s Distrito Capital in Mexico City.

Grupo Habita has unveiled its 8th hotel, Distrito Capital, in Mexico City’s international business neighborhood of Santa Fe, helping the city to cement its reputation as the leading 21st-Century metropolis.  With Distrito Capital, the company once again delivers its signature chic and outstanding service to previously unthought-of environments and transforms them into instant classics.

The latest, most arresting, interior design trends – this time courtesy of Joseph Dirand – come into their own at Distrito Capital. Grupo Habita left nothing to chance; from the most prominent vintage furnishings to details like John Pawson’s cutlery, and even in the smallest (yet significant) in-room accessories from Acqua di Parma.

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In all spaces, rigorous horizontals and verticals are enhanced by modern furnishings courtesy of Platt, Hansen and Aalto Artek Aalto A110 Pendant Lamp, Hans Wegner CH008 Coffee Table in the lobby, planter low table from Knoll, Organic Chairs by Vitra, and includes pieces by German Industrial Designer Dieter Rams among others.

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Distrito Capital, Mexico City, Mexico, by Joseph Dirand, Diámetro Arquitectos
for Grupo Habita

photo © Adrien Dirand, courtesy of DISTRITO CAPITAL

Tom Dixon

A new addition to Tom DixonMirror Ball Collection, is the Mirror Ball Stand.  It features an array of various sized balls on a robust stainless steel stand, held together with industrial strength clamps.  The look overall is a sculptural silver cluster of mirror balls quoted by Dixon as the “lighting Tree”


Milan Design Week 2009 lunched a collection of sofas & seating from Tom Dixon by George Smith.  The collection celebrates the traditions of British upholstered furniture with each piece hand made by George Smith using techniques practised for over 250 years.

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The Wingback collection is expressive and elegant.  The collection illustrates that British manufacturing and innovation are still alive as two iconic brands develop and exciting partnership.  Tom Dixon products can be found in Australia through DeDeCe

Jamie Hayon Spanish artist-designer

Jamie Hayon’s Twenty Two Pieces of the finest wood and craftmanship.  Hayon’s first collaboration with Ceccotti was recently presented at the Salone el Mobile. The Chair is of solid maple featuring an upholstered seat and back, and has a leather-covered tray beneath the seat.  Contact Ceccotti for this must have Twenty Two Pieces Chair.

Twenty Two Pieces
twenty two pieces 2 Josephine Queen 6.3.  This is sensual and elegant.  With a porcelain body wrapped in a mysterious shade, she reveals herself as both intriguing and essential.  Another one of my favourites from Jamie Hayon.  The full collection can be found at Metalarte and is sold in Australia at LPA Lighting.

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Crystal Candy Set for Baccarat – Harcourt Lolly

Using a variety of textures and thickness, a new play on reflection has been accomplished with each of the nine characters that make up the collection.  Fruity inspirations are mixed with gemlike features.  The Crystal Candy set can be found at Baccarat in the Limited Editions section of their website.

Cystal Candy Set for Baccarat

Alvar Aalto’s 41 Armchair with ideas on the side

41 Paimio Armchair by Alvar Aalto


The  41 Palmio Armchair by Alvar Aalto was designed in 1929.  The armchair seat and back are made of curved plywood.  The arms and base are laminated curved beech.  An amazing chair for any home can be bought through Anibou in Australia.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



 I’ve decided to match this with the fantastic Alba Sideboard which draws its inspiration from mid-century plasterwork to create a sculptural piece.  It’s made from 100% FSC timbers and it’s available in a wide range of colours from Pinch Design                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                beatapendentlights                                                                                                                                                      


To soften the look, why not try this reminiscent of a bee’s hive looking Beata light.  The natural tones gives warmth as you flick the switch and watch the ambient tones.  Moody lighting on a winters night. Also can be found at Pinch Design