Cantilever Interiors has reshaped the concept of kitchen design over the past 10 years. The acclaimed Melbourne company was built on the belief that beautiful, functional kitchens should be made from sustainable materials in sustainable ways. A decade on, this philosophy remains at the core of Cantilever and as it begins its 10th anniversary celebrations, its founders are excited by the developments ahead – a new kitchen range, extended showroom and an advanced new workshop.
Cantilever applied their superior design and manufacturing skills to the development of three innovative Kitchen Furniture Systems, which can be customised to fit every kitchen configuration and to meet individual customer requirements and budgets. Form, function and ergonomics are carefully considered and a pared-back Cantilever colour palette, which is inspired by the Australian landscape, ensures their kitchens can easily adapt to future design trends.
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Bringing innovative thinking to the kitchen domain, Kitchen 1 is a Cantilever Interiors branded product that is handmade to order and can be designed to accommodate configurations including galley, L–shape, L–shape with island, U–shape or straight run, and customised to erfectly fit each unique space.
Modern yet simple with a nod to mid-century design, the timeless and visually appealing aesthetic of Kitchen 1, endears itself to a diversity of architectural milieus.
Envisioned as the epicentre of a home, Kitchen 1 provides a functional space for cooking, gathering and entertaining. It’s fabulously family friendly, and an excellent solution for tight spaces or updating an open plan kitchen/dining/living room.
Delivered at a value price point, Kitchen 1 blends thoroughly resolved design and construction, smart practicality, efficient function and ergonomic comfort with a palette of honest, quality materials, fittings and fixtures.
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Cleveland & Co Residence is a sumptuous inner-city pied-à-terre in Surry Hills, Sydney. Designed by Infinite Design Studio, its monochromatic colour scheme and rich material palette reflect the building’s art deco origins, and its striking collection of large-scale black and white photographs adds graphic impact.
Cleveland & Co Residence is the Sydney home of a Singapore-based client, used when they are in town and rented for short stays otherwise. It is located in the former Demco Machinery Company building on Cleveland Street, which distinctively fuses two separate buildings: a well-detailed late-Victorian warehouse built in 1889 and a modern Interwar Functionalist building added in 1938. The contemporary apartment is in the later building where it has expansive glass windows and art deco features, such as curved walls and columns.
“We wanted to celebrate the industrial edge and art deco history of the property, yet create a sophisticated home,” says Michelle Macarounas, Principal and Lead Designer of Infinite Design Studio. Taking a worldly approach to its design, the studio combined the luxury and eclectic elegance of European design with the relaxed and casual ease of Australian design.
Cleveland & Co Residence embodies Infinite Design Studio’s approach to design. With incomparable acumen and artistry, Infinite Design Studio creates luxurious, expressive spaces that have strength, style and an intrinsic sense of drama.
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When the owners of a Melbourne mid-century home were looking to renovate their kitchen, they wanted to maintain the integrity of the era while bringing it up to speed with modern lifestyles. Cantilever Interiors provided the perfect solution.
Passionate mid-century design enthusiasts, the owners of the Beach Road House regarded Cantilever Interiors as the first choice due to their unmatched reputation for designing, manufacturing and installing beautiful, sustainable kitchens that work seamlessly within a mid-century setting. Cantilever’s innovative Kitchen Furniture Systems can be customised to fit every kitchen configuration with minimal fuss and their attention to detail ensures that each design stands the test of time.
The fact that Cantilever’s Directors Travis Dean and Charlie Wilde also have an appreciation of mid-century design ensured that this kitchen renovation was in the very best hands.
The kitchen is a wonderful example of Cantilever’s intelligent K2 Kitchen System and features clean, minimalist lines that perfectly complement a mid-century home while bringing the addition of modern comforts. Just like a classic piece of mid-century furniture, the kitchen is designed with ergonomics in mind and functionality is another hero of the design. Every elements of the high-quality joinery has a purpose – from the Cantilever Interior Appliance Cupboard to the pull out Tandem Pantry and the elegant integrated open shelving.
The kitchen features a simple, pared back palette of Blackbutt veneer and white two-pack cabinetry, a stone benchtop and a luxurious marble splashback. A defining feature of the design is the beautiful custom-made solid timber handles. They are another example of Cantilever’s uncompromising attention to detail and will now be an elegant option of the company’s K2 Kitchen System.
Cantilever reconfigured the kitchen of the Beach Road House to create a better connection to the adjacent dining area through the addition of a window in the wall between the two spaces. This open area acts as a servery – another nod to mid-century design.
Cantilever’s clever K2 Kitchen System provides the flexibility and design sensitivity required to modernise the home of these mid-century devotees. Timeless and sustainable, it’s the perfect fit.
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Cantilever Interiors manufacture and install integrated kitchen systems that are designed and crafted to order in Melbourne and installed throughout Australia.
Cantilever kitchens are renowned for their functional and sustainable designs and a distinctly Australian aesthetic, achieved through the use of locally sourced materials and a fresh, natural colour palette.
What if your kitchen could be designed like a beautiful piece of furniture that not only blends seamlessly with the architecture of your home but also provides the exact comfort and functionality that you require? That’s just one of the trends from the latest in kitchen designs, and Cantilever Interiors is leading the way.
Founded by skilled furniture and cabinetmakers Travis Dean and Charlie Wilde, the Melbourne-based company is regarded for the highest-quality design, craftsmanship and installation of innovative Kitchen Furniture Systems, which can be customised to fit every kitchen configuration. The company’s design-driven and sustainable values consider beautiful, durable, fit-for-purpose materials an essential element in the creation of a functional kitchen that will stand the test of time. This approach means that their kitchens are designed for long-term functionality, both physically and aesthetically.
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Australian furniture design brand gohome is built on the belief that the finest designs should be available to everyone. With this forward-thinking approach, it collaborates with some of Australia’s most celebrated and internationally renowned designers to create award-winning, accessible furniture that enlivens a range of environments in enduring ways.
gohome immediately filled a gap in the Australian market when it was formed by Simon Bando in 2001. His aim was to reflect Australia’s relaxed lifestyle through highquality, design-led and affordable products that had a strong global appeal. Working with some of the finest talents in Australia and valued manufacturing partners in Asia, gohome’s designs now furnish some of the finest residential, educational, hospitality and commercial spaces.
“My inspiration to launch gohome came from the perceived lack of well-designed, Australian-designed furniture in the residential and commercial furniture marketplace,” says Bando, who has more than 25 years of experience in the import, export, design and manufacturing industries. “I wanted to pursue designs that were original, affordable, quality focused and that provide longevity so they didn’t end up in landfill after 12 months! Appealing to a global market was also a key requirement.”
gohome has attracted a number of internationally celebrated Australian collaborators since its launch. Designers include the award-winning Marcel Sigel, whose designs for gohome include the Grille and Lunar collections. Ben McCarthy is another distinguished designer who has collaborated with gohome to create the Hollywood and Launch collections.
gohome’s furniture collections are available through an established retail and commercial sales network, as well as online. Thanks to this forward-thinking brand, the finest Australian designs are now available to everyone.
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CRITERIA COLLECTION welcomed hundreds of key designers and architects to the unveiling of their new showroom at 66 Gwynne Street, Cremorne, VIC.
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Drawing on its origins in landscape design, Eco Outdoor’s new collection of furniture offers even more reason to enjoy relaxing time outdoors. Made to enhance any outdoor environment, it features modern and classic designs that rival indoor settings for style, durability and luxurious comfort.
Eco Outdoor’s new collection is made from high-quality materials that are made to withstand any outdoor conditions and the stylish designs set a new standard of comfort and luxury for outdoor furniture.
The new collection includes:
One of Fibonacci Stone’s latest terrazzo tiles is taking the Australian design industry by storm. A sought-after flooring and wall solution, Storm terrazzo tiles are a first choice among celebrated interior designers, such as David Flack, who chose them for his recent Bendigo Residence project.
Fibonacci Stone’s Storm terrazzo tile features pale aggregates of white, bone, and pearl grey marble, which contrast beautifully with a stormy grey cement for a bold and graphic look that integrates perfectly into any interior environment.
Storm terrazzo tiles are a stunning feature of Flack Studio’s Bendigo Residence project. Set on three acres of native bushland, the long, spacious pavilion-style house has both modernist principles and a warm, inviting country-home feel. It features finely handcrafted joinery and custom textiles, which sit perfectly with the Storm terrazzo tiles.
WITH AN ELEGANT SPECTRUM OF GLIMMERING SILVER-GREY TONES, FIBONACCI STONE’S LUSTRE TERRAZZO TILE COLLECTION IS A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF THE COMPANY’S COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION AND CONTINUOUS PRODUCT EVOLUTION.
Lustre is a fitting description for this distinctive tile collection. Fibonacci’s in-house team has developed a unique blend of aggregates that bring a subtle, luxurious glow to the tile’s colour spectrum. Lustre’s warm grey cement base complements a wide range of environments and its gentle sheen provides the perfect solution to the market’s need for flooring designs with a difference.
Lustre’s appeal goes beyond its exceptional looks. It also has the strong,
hardwearing properties that make Fibonacci tiles so highly regarded within the Australian design and construction industry. Lustre’s robust, slip-resistant properties, combined with its distinctive design, make it the finest choice for residential and commercial projects where a durable, luxurious and natural stone flooring solution is required.
Fibonacci’s Platinum honed tiles bring out the very best of Vanilla Upstairs, a new venue designed by Melbourne architect Chris Connell. Chosen for their endurance and their ability to subtly reflect various design elements within the venue, the tiles are the perfect choice for today and will increase in character as they age.
Vanilla Lounge, located in the heart of Oakleigh, is a popular dining spot and patisserie and its latest addition, Vanilla Upstairs, serves wonderful pan-Mediterranean dishes in a relaxed yet sophisticated environment.
Fibonacci Platinum 400 x 400 honed tiles were chosen for the space as they perfectly blend with the colour palette. “They contribute to the overall palette without being an overstatement,” explains Fibonacci Stone’s Director, Michael Karakolis. “They also act as a canvass for the other elements of the design – the brass fittings for the ceiling are reflected in the stone tiles.”
Architect Chris Connell says Fibonacci’s honed tiles were a clear choice due to their flexibility of function. “We needed the space to incorporate indoor and outdoor dining and the tiles can be used in both areas. They worked to create a sense of continuity between the two spaces,” he says.
A 1980s beach house in North Bondi has been reimagined for the modern era with bold features that eschew the typical beachside palette of weatherboard and whitewash wooden floors. The result is a fresh, distinctive family home with luxurious materials including a terrazzo tiled floor from Fibonacci Stone.
Melbourne-based Fibonacci Stone is the first choice for high-quality, modern flooring solutions. Made to last, each Fibonacci Stone tile is highly durable and individually made to size, which means they are thinner and more versatile than other tiles and do not require specialist installation.
Tobias Partners, in collaboration with Sydney building company Horizon, were given the task of transforming this four-bedroom beach house into a strikingly modern family home. Spread over three levels, it includes unique features such as a copper fireplace and white beeswax plaster walls that are the perfect backdrop for the owner’s wide and eccentric collection of art.
Fibonacci Stone’s Storm terrazzo tiles was selected for both the interior and exterior to create a seamless palette inside and out. “The composition of the storm tile creates a homogeneity in the entire floor that allows it to be continued from the interior to the exterior,” says Fibonacci Stone Managing Director, Michael Karakolis.
“The strength and durability of Fibonacci Stone makes it suitable to both applications.” Storm terrazzo tiles feature pale aggregates of white, bone and pearl-grey marble that contrast with a stormy grey cement, creating a bold and graphic appearance that complements the interior design of this home. “Storm tiles create a contrast to the white walls but still maintain a light and fresh flooring finish that is ideal for the coastal location,” adds Karakolis.
The durability of Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles also makes them suitable for outdoor applications. “Fibonacci Stone is stronger and has a higher density than ordinary terrazzo,” says Karakolis. “The low porosity and, more importantly, the consistency in the material results in higher resistance against external elements and maintains a more even wear over time without losing its aesthetic appeal.”
Far from a ‘typical’ beach house, this North Bondi home is a modern masterpiece with high-quality materials that will never go out of style.
In a city that never sleeps, NYCxDESIGN & ICFF are a round-the-clock celebration of design that spans 12 days each May. Leading the show at this year’s highly anticipated event was a selection of designers who also have a key presence at Melbourne’s premier design destination, CRITERIA.
Founded by New Yorker Rachel Fry, CRITERIA offers an inspiring range of products that reflects the heart of progressive design thinking in her home city. Part-gallery
part-showroom, CRITERIA’S Cremorne showroom is home to this carefully curated collection and offers exclusive access to many of the designers and brands most noted at NYCxDESIGN and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).
In a festival of exceptional design exhibits, these works from CRITERIA’S celebrated designers and brands stood out among the finest..
A FIRM FAVOURITE FOR LEADING ARCHITECTS AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS, FIBONACCI STONE PLATINUM TERRAZZO PROVIDES A UNIQUE AND EXPRESSIVE SOLUTION FOR A WIDE RANGE OF ENVIRONMENTS.
Since its introduction into the Fibonacci Stone range, Platinum has proven a highly popular and sophisticated flooring solution for many interiors. Its uniquely fine grain and neutral palette of warm greys, beige is highlighted with bold accents to produce a versatile and flexible finish, well suited to contemporary or traditional interior schemes.
Recent projects include Sandringham House by Doherty Design Studio and Techne Architects, who joined forces to freshen up a rundown weatherboard cottage and transform it into a colourful and energetic family home.
The inspiration behind the interior design was a simple utilitarian aesthetic that plays with materiality and bold graphic shapes with strong blocks of colour, including Fibonacci Stone Platinum which make a bold statement on the walls in the bathroom.
Fibonacci Stone terrazzo was the ideal choice for this stylish interior as it combined form, function and style to deliver a beautiful and low maintenance finish that’s perfect for bathrooms.
As the raw, textural aesthetic of Brutalism makes its return to architectural and interior trends, designers are seeking new ways of introducing stone to interior environments. While terrazzo tiles have always been the first choice for beautiful, durable flooring, their rich, textural finish is now making them an attractive alternative to traditional wall coverings.
Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles are produced finished and the thinnest available and perfectly suited for use on walls, either as striking feature panels or to complete a timeless interior scheme.
Michael Karakolis, Managing Director of Fibonacci Stone, says the trend to unify floor and wall finishes has been growing steadily overseas and within the more experimental Australian interior design practices in recent months. “We are seeing a wave of projects coming through that are exploring the potential of using terrazzo across the wall and even onto counter surfaces and furniture. The results are striking and sophisticated,” he says.
Celebrated interior designers, such as Melbourne’s David Flack, are among a leading group of designers setting the trend for terrazzo on walls. Flack’s Bendigo Residence project, for example, combines finely handcrafted joinery with Fibonacci’s Storm terrazzo tiles, which feature across floors and walls. Storm terrazzo tiles have pale aggregates of white, bone and pearl grey marble and stormy grey cement. The extension of terrazzo from floors to walls creates an elegant, bold yet calm aesthetic within the beautiful Bendigo residence.
Maria Danos Architecture is another design firm to recognise the beauty of terrazzo beyond flooring. The selection of Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles for feature wall panels at Mister + Miss Café in Melbourne’s Mont Albert creates added warmth and texture to the overall design.
Similarly, the Banksia development by leading Melbourne architects McBride Charles Ryan features terrazzo tiles on its floors and splash backs to ensure the interior design is just as striking as its distinctive exterior. A celebration of fine craftsmanship, each apartment features beautiful Australian timbers, such as Spotted Gum and Victorian Ash.
Fibonacci Stone’s elegant Nougat terrazzo tiles were considered the perfect complement and a fitting choice for the luxurious Banksia residential project. “The terrazzo tiles were specified because they provide that additional sense of luxury,” says Mario Ferreira, Senior Marketing Coordinator Residential with MAB Corporation.
As the timeless appeal of terrazzo tiles spreads from floors to walls, Fibonacci Stone is the number one choice for quality, durability and variety.
The trend for terrazzo tiles is accelerating across Australia with more designers valuing the timeless appeal of the material as an alternative to natural stone and porcelain. The superior durability and low maintenance requirements of this beautiful material is also fueling the trend and Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles have long been the preferred choice for high-quality and distinctive flooring solutions.
Celebrated Australian architects and interior designers such as Techne Architecture + Interior Design, Maria Danos, Projects of Imagination and Flack Studio, have been selecting Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles for a some of their finest hospitality and residential projects.
A sprawling backyard may be a feature of the great Australian dream, but compact apartment and town house living is fast becoming an equally desirable choice for metropolitan and inner-city dwellers. Fortunately, Eco Outdoor’s wide range of furniture includes designs that complement, enhance and bring style to compact outdoor spaces.
Eco Outdoor is a specialist outdoor furniture, flooring and walling company with origins in landscape design. Its products are known for bringing out the very best in any outdoor environment and are designed specifically to deliver low maintenance solutions for outdoor conditions.
When it comes to compact spaces such as apartments, balconies and courtyards, Eco Outdoor has a wonderful collection of furniture to suit a variety of situations while also enriching outdoor spaces.
THE EXTRAORDINARY WORK OF NEW YORK BASED LIGHTING AND PRODUCT DESIGNER BEC BRITTAIN IS DRIVEN BY A LOVE OF LUXURIOUS MATERIALS, INTUITIVE FORMS AND FORWARD THINKING TECHNOLOGY.
Brittain began her career designing and producing bespoke door hardware, where she discovered a love of metalworking. She continued to hone her craft while acting as Design Director for New York’s Lindsey Adelman Studio and, in 2011, she opened her own studio in Brooklyn.
Brittain’s designs include the critically acclaimed Shy light, which employs the spare beauty of thin LED tubes to define its shape. Now some of Brittain’s finest designs are part of the Melbourne-based CRITERIA COLLECTION.
Lyn & Tony have united with bespoke candle makers Maison Balzac to create two candles that evoke the sensory strangeness of the Australian landscape.
L'obscurite ( Darkness ) imagines the scent of black volcanic rocks by the ocean, warming in the morning sun.
L'etrangete ( Strangeness ) imagines the scent of a sunbeam, shining through the leaves of a rainforest.
Criteria debuts the new Italian Marble Object Collection from Apparatus.
Apparatus, the New York-based design studio, is proud to announce the debut of their latest object collection, Neo Marble. Building on the studio’s distinctive aesthetic, creative director Gabriel Hendifar captures a sense of age-old functionality in this exploration of solid Italian stone.
Working at the nexus of primitive utility and ancient ritual, Neo Marble distills the visual language of ceremonial objects to their simplest forms. The commanding proportions of the collection draw inspiration from structural relics and antiquities, continuing the studio’s investigation of material and narrative, balance and proportion. Starkly modern forms are rendered in solid Italian marble, a material that has historically signified strength and permanence.
The Articolo Architectural Lighting collection holds an intriguing character that captures a beauty and elegance rarely seen in this medium. By taking opulent details of the finest artisanal glassware and applying soft, simple lighting forms, Articolo presents a truly unique collection to the design community.
Founded in 2010 by acclaimed designer Nicci Green, Articolo works with a diverse range of Australian artisans to ensure that each element of their lighting collection exudes a truly special character.
Articolo’s lighting designs are a celebration of the soul intrinsic to mouth-blown glass. Based in Melbourne, Articolo’s timeless, hand-crafted pieces grace the finest international interiors – from luxury five-star hotels and casinos to VIP lounges, acclaimed restaurants, chic bars and hi-end residential environments.
The natural striations found in Articolo’s glass lighting designs casts beautiful patterns and movement onto a wall when lit. Just like each Articolo design, it creates an atmosphere that is timeless, cocooning, intriguing and truly unique.
PITTELLA’S LUXURIOUS COLLECTION OF VANITY BASINS REPRESENTS THE PERFECT FUSION OF ART AND FUNCTIONALITY. FEATURING A RANGE OF INNOVATIVE MATERIALS, COLOURS AND TEXTURES, EACH BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IS CRAFTED IN ITALY IN THE ARTISAN FOUNDRIES
Pittella’s stunning range of vanity basins are crafted from innovative, high quality materials, including polymers, resins, Murano Glass and pure crystal with 24% led content.
Pittella is thrilled to introduce three stunning new bathroom accessories collections to its range of high-quality products. A company renowned for its commitment to outstanding craftsmanship and enduring style, Pittella’s latest collections bring unique elegance to the finest bathrooms.
Pittella’s latest bathroom accessories are a fine example. Designed by celebrated Italian architectural talents, they bring something truly special to the room that is often overlooked.
Pittella’s new collections of bathroom accessories are also the first in the company’s history to be available in their stunning specialist finishes of Rose Gold, Satin Brass and Black Opaque. This ensures bathroom fittings can now share the same unique finishes as the rest of the Pittella collection. The result is a harmonious interior language.
The current collection includes: The Cut Collection designed by Maurizio Duranti, the Belt Collection designed by Ludovico & Roberto Paloma and the Ecco Ecco Collection designed by Michel Boucquillon.
Winter is the perfect time to take life outside with Eco Outdoor’s fantastic range of furniture.
Eco Outdoor is a specialist outdoor furniture, flooring and walling company renowned for versatile products that bring out the very best in any outdoor environment. Designed to withstand even the harshest of weather conditions, its furniture is perfect all year round – especially the cooler months of winter.
Suited to courtyards, patios, verandahs and garden settings, Eco Outdoor’s range of high-quality furniture is also at home indoors. There is a combination to suit any entertainer with an eye for style and a desire for comfort.
LONG, LAZY LUNCHES
If lunches are your favoured way to relax and spend time with family and friends, the elegant Amos chair and stylish Bremer table create the perfect setting for more spacious outdoor or indoor environments. The classic teak frame of the Amos chair is covered in luxurious linen designed for the outdoors and boasts soft outdoor seat cushions for extra comfort. Paired with the beautifully crafted Bremer teak table that can be extended for extra guests, this ideal setting means your lunch guests may never want to leave.
CAFÉ STYLE DINING
If you’ve had your fill of the local cafes and want to recreate the atmosphere in your own home, Eco Outdoor’s Aquila table and Tully chairs are the perfect setting. The minimalist design of the Aquila table makes it perfect for small spaces and its solid powder-coated aluminium frame and laminate top are designed to withstand the harshest of weather conditions. Team it with the sleek, portable Tully chairs – they are among Eco Outdoors’ most popular items due to their delicate tubular frame and stylish teak detailing. It’s the perfect combination for enjoying brunch on the balcony in the beautiful autumn light or casual drinks with friends.
ROOM WITH A VIEW
The solid timber frame of the Balfour chair makes it ideal for dining on a veranda or under a pergola. With an organic rope weave seat on a fine-sanded timber H frame, the Balfour chairs have a versatile design that can be matched with any Eco Outdoor table. For an industrial look, team them with the Colo table - its heavy cast aluminium base supports a distressed teak top and brings an element of rustic style to any environment.
UNDERSTATED YET SEDUCTIVE, BLACK OPAQUE DOOR AND CABINETRY HARDWARE FROM PITTELLA’S EXCLUSIVE RANGE FUSES CURRENT TRENDS WITH CLEAN-LINED CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND EXCELLENT DURABILITY.
The premium quality, electroplated black finish – a process involving electronic bonding of the black coloured chemical to the brass surface - was originally utilized for hardware in Italy by Antonio Citterio and Toan Nguyen where it was adopted for its superior resilience in comparison to other finishes including powder coating. Black Opaque’s base tonal quality and earthern hue teams beautifully alongside natural materials such as timbers, stones and glass.
Pittella, importers and suppliers of unique Italian architectural door hardware and exquisite bathroom accessories, has unveiled their recently completed Hawthorn showroom, designed by Hecker Guthrie.
Pittella managing director Simone Pittella, says the major renovation was about “aligning the interior with the company’s core value of offering top-quality, unique, timeless and elegant, Italian designed and expertly crafted, products.” He also wanted the space “to be more conducive” to Pittella’s consultative way of working with architects, designers and customers.
The studio’s design response is one “that pays respect to Pittella as a high-end product and a long-standing brand” that was established by Simone’s father on emigrating to Australia from Italy in 1972. “The fit-out had to act as a backdrop to that, without being too definitive in terms of design direction and to not let the interior dominate the products,” Guthrie says.
Pittella’s doorware is grouped in three design eras – The Classical collection(1800s -1900s or earlier), The Post Modern collection (1920s -1980s) and the Contemporary collection (1990s – today). This grouping assists architects anddesigners to match products with architectural periods and interior design styles.
Pittella’s range of specialist finishes enhances the doorware design and complements its corresponding design era. These finishes includes their Satin finish which is applied to the injection moulded, solid brass hardware. Another beautiful finish is Rose Gold, which adds to the elegance of doorway from Pittella’s Classical collection.
Pittella’s inspiring range of doorware is made even more appealing by a selection of specialist finishes. Complementing three notable design eras, they bring lasting character to any interior design.
Pittella is thrilled to introduce a collection of lever door handles designed by midcentury Italian maestro, Sergio Asti. Crafted from solid brass, the 50s Collection is a truly original range from this classic decade of design.
A family business with more than 40 years of experience in producing and importing high-quality architectural door fittings and bathroom accessories, Pittella draws on the skills of its in-house design team as well as the creativity of leading architects such as Achille Castiglioni, Antonio Citterio, David Chipperfield and the wonderful Sergio Asti.
Sergio Asti studied art and architecture in Milan, where he opened his first studio. As an architect, interior designer and industrial designer, he has created designs for leading brands such as Artemide, Arteluce, Kartell, Knoll International and Polrronova.
Pittella’s 50s Collection of lever door handles have been crafted by the company’s manufacturing partners in northern Italy using Asti’s original design drawings. The original drawings are held under lock and key in Rome and Pittella’s partners have been awarded the right to reproduce them under license.
The original designs have been reproduced to be used in modern manufacturing methods and the solid brass satin or shine finishing on each handle has been competed by hand. The handles feature the sweeping curves that Asti’s designs are renowned for.
Design lovers will soon have even more reason to covet the incredible collection at CRITERIA. This acclaimed Melbourne design destination has just launched a wider array of luxurious pieces from Italian furniture company Baxter – most of which have never been seen in Australia.
CRITERIA is a design space like no other. Part-gallery part-showroom, it is located in the creative hub of Cremorne at the very intersection of art and design. Founded by director Rachel Fry, it features a carefully curated collection of furniture, lighting and homewares from some of the world’s most celebrated and exciting designers.
Baxter is a fitting brand for CRITERIA. Its craftsmanship and exquisite leather upholstery are second to none and its collaborations with renowned Italian designers create a unique blend of luxurious detailing and cutting edge form.
The finest interior environments can now extend their allure to the outdoors thanks to the new collection of luxurious outdoor furniture from renowned Italian brand Baxter.
Featuring lavish saddle leather and elegant slender frames, this coveted collection is now available at leading Melbourne design destination, CRITERIA. Part-gallery, part-showroom, CRITERIA is Melbourne’s newest and most inspiring design destination. Curated by the visionary Rachael Fry, the CRITERIA collection features the finest range of luxurious furniture, lighting and homewares from some of the world’s most celebrated and exciting designers.
The new Outdoor Collection from Baxter is a wonderful example. Presented at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, its luxurious designs feature lavish saddle leather upholstery, which is durable enough to withstand any outdoor element, yet soft enough to command complete relaxation. This indulgent saddle leather is complemented by materials such as copper, iron, concrete and aluminium. The result is a unique collection of outdoor furniture that instantly transforms a garden or courtyard into an opulent oasis.
Maybe it’s the fresh air or the informality of the garden, but there’s something about the great outdoors that commands relaxation. As the weather begins to warm up, more of our precious time will be lived outside, so why not play it loose with beautiful, unstructured furniture that enhances the casual atmosphere of the outdoors?
Eco Outdoor is a specialist outdoor furniture, flooring and walling company with a selection of high-quality furniture that is ideal for lounging and relaxing outside. Whether you’re unwinding after work, playing with the kids, reclining by the pool or enjoying drinks with friends on the weekend, Eco Outdoor’s range makes outdoor living even more relaxing. The hours spent outdoors are no time to be too serious and the following pieces from Eco Outdoor bring informality, fun and comfort to outdoor living.
Beautiful custom lights from Articolo Architectural Lighting bring a sense of drama to Sydney’s Mercado restaurant. The result of a successful collaboration with a premier Sydney architect, Articolo’s opulent custom lighting designs are an essential ingredient for this stylish new restaurant.
Articolo was founded in 2010 by internationally acclaimed Australian designer Nicci Green and its beautiful designs now light up some of the world’s most celebrated interior spaces. Despite its international following, the company’s commitment to craftsmanship ensures that each element of an Articolo design is handcrafted to the highest standards by Australian artisans.
When looking for a lighting partner for Mercado, the Sydney based architects sought to engage Articolo due to its collaborative approach and its reputation for unique, luxurious lighting of the highest quality.
Articolo’s partnership on this project is the latest in a long line of successful collaborative projects for Nicci Green and her acclaimed lighting company. Articolo has an enviable track record of teaming up with leading design practices and clients in Australia and across the world and the outstanding results are always based on an intelligent, research-based response to both a brief and the overall ambience of a space.
Cannon’s 2016 collection of Gas Log Heaters enhance the heart of any interior with designer good looks, excellent energy efficiency and the comfort and warmth we all crave in the cold.
With a Cannon Gas Log Heater at the heart of a room, interiors are transformed into welcoming environments for relaxation and wellbeing interior environments.
The Cannon 2016 collection comprises two beautifully designed ranges: the elegantly curved Canterbury Classic and the streamlined Fitzroy Profile range. These flexible ranges include several options, which ensure their popularity with interior designers working across a varied cross section of projects.
IXL’S TASTIC NEO FAMILY IS EXPANDING. THE THREE NEW MODULES SET TO JOIN THE FOLD IN FEBRUARY 2015 INCLUDE: A VENT N LITE MODULE; A VENT MODULE AND A HEAT MODULE.
The new Neo modules have been designed as a natural extension of the current Neo single and dual models - offering the light, vent and heat components as single or dual function modules.
Ingeniously designed by local manufacturing firm IXL, the range has been conceived to hand over the reigns to consumers for customising their own unique bathing environment. What is once again revolutionary thinking by IXL - consumers select the components they want – ventilation, lighting or heating – and the placement of those components in their bathroom.
Neo modules can be selected as stand-alone bathroom comfort solutions or as additional modules to coordinate with existing Neo single or dual units. The creation of Neo modules is a direct response by IXL to market demand for separate components – vent, heat and light – that mirror the high-end, yet simple and unobtrusive aesthetic and advanced functionality of the Tastic Neo range.
The creative forces behind Porcelain Bear, Gregory Bonasera and Anthony Raymond combine artisanal craftsmanship with computer-aided design to create unique porcelain furniture, lighting and homewares that are beautifully considered, perfectly formed and finely crafted.
A deep, intuitive understanding of porcelain allows Bonasera and Raymond to push the boundaries of the material, taking it to places no other artists have gone before. From lighting designs to tableware and the more recent focus on architectural forms, the skilled designers and craftsmen take the centuries-old material and transform it into covetable contemporary designs in their Collingwood atelier and showroom.
CANNON’S 2015 COLLECTION OF HEATERS COMBINE EFFICIENT HEATING WITH DESIGNER GOOD LOOKS TO FORM THE HEART OF ANY INTERIOR.
From the company of a good book to gatherings of family or friends, the comfort and romance of a Cannon Gas Log Heater transcends interior trends. With a Cannon Gas Log fire at the heart of a room, interiors are transformed into welcoming environments for relaxation and comfort, that’s why an increasing number of leading interior designer’s are choosing Cannon Gas Log Heaters as essential fixtures for their clients.
The Cannon 2015 collection comprises two different ranges: the elegantly curved Canterbury Classic and the streamlined Fitzroy Profile range. These flexible ranges offer a wide range of options resulting in their popularity with interior designers working across a varied cross section of projects.
The iF gold award 2015 has been awarded to Gaggenau for their 2014 exhibition stand at Eurocucina.
‘The esteem of craftsmanship’ was the final instalment of ‘The tradition of manufacture’ trilogy. It began with the factory concept ‘A glimpse behind the scenes’, which also won a gold in 2011. This was followed by ‘From raw material to masterpiece’ in 2012. ‘The esteem of craftsmanship’ harked back to the origins of culinary culture presenting visitors with an extraordinary recreation of a traditional rectangular farmhouse.
The trilogy was designed in collaboration with the renowned Munich architect’s office eins:33 under the supervision of Managing Director and Partner Hendrik Müller. “Designed as a traditional farmhouse structure arranged around a square-shaped courtyard, this exhibition stand is in perfect harmony with the values of the company that commissioned the design: it is all about skilled craftsmanship, high quality manufacture and exclusivity. The innovative and technically advanced appliances are showcased as tools in the production process: high tech meets unspoiled nature.
The esteem of craftsmanship.
Showcasing the elemental nature of bread and wine, the humble surroundings of the recreated farmhouse contrasted with the finest Gaggenau appliances, including the ovens 400 and 200 series. The Eurocucina stand featured the baking of fresh bread, while the Vario cooling 400 series stored the wine in cellar-like conditions. Meanwhile, international experts and brand ambassadors explored the origins of culinary culture.
From raw material to masterpiece.
The 2012 concept focused on raw materials – steel as the essence of the appliances,
illustrated by the Vario cooktops 400 series, and authentic, high quality foodstuffs,
prepared on Gaggenau appliances as a symbol of exclusive culinary culture. A cube
made entirely of steel was erected, showcasing the sophisticated precise processes
that are applied by Gaggenau. A wooden cube, representing a parallel world,
was the stage for chefs, bringing the culinary arts to life.
A glimpse behind the scenes.
The trilogy started in 2010 with the factory concept ‘A glimpse behind the scenes’ that
won the iF gold communication design award in 2011. An authentic industrial setting,
complete with workbenches and chairs placed the visitors firmly ‘on the factory floor’.
Guests were immersed in the culture of production facilities through design presentations and discussions with top Gaggenau specialists.
OSCAR SOFA IS A NEW TO THE OSCAR CLAN – JOINING SIBLINGS OSCAR LOW BACK CHAIR, DINING TABLE AND COFFEE TABLE.
Visually captivating, balanced and beautifully resolved, OSCAR sofa is the work of Something Beginning With co-founders and designers, Lisa Vincitorio and Laelie Berzon. Oozing personality, OSCAR sofa manages to be “petite yet spacious and exudes plenty of presence in an understated way,” Vincitorio says. Fine craftsmanship and perfect proportions are other defining characteristics.
Ultra customisable, comfortable and supportive, OSCAR sofa like OSCAR chair, is fully upholstered in fabric or leather and invites the use of contrasting materials, colours and textures. The slim-line legs add further scope for dramatically changing up the look, with the potential to specify solid timber American Oak or Ash and in natural or stained black finish.
ARI IS THE DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED NEW SOFA FROM
SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH.
Designed by dynamic duo, industrial designer Lisa Vincitorio and creative accomplice Laelie Berzon, Ari is proudly crafted in Melbourne, Australia. Ari sofa is another original design from Something Beginning With (SBW), that doesn’t kowtow to trends. “Ari is intent of commanding attention in a space and not taking a back seat, but it’s also subtle enough to be timeless,” declares Vincitorio.
A picture of perfect composure, Ari is inspired by fine lines and sweeping curves, achieving a beautiful synthesis of both. Ari’s clean and modern presence is accentuated by the sofa’s single long seat cushion and integrated back cushion.
Cute French seam detailing to the upholstery runs along the back of the sofa, then cuts across the front of the arm and down. It’s a beautifully resolved finishing touch that speaks of SBW’s habitual attention to detail.
Super adaptable to different situations, Ari is an absolute charmer in either residential or commercial contexts.
Adjust comfort levels by simply nominating foam of higher or lesser density. Higher density foam is generally specified when firmer seating is required for commercial applications while lower density foam may be preferred for residential applications.
Ari offers a memorable and welcoming seating solution with a point of difference for reception areas in commercial environments.
GERMAN KITCHEN APPLIANCE INNOVATOR NEFF INTRODUCES ITS EVOLUTIONARY FLEXINDUCTION COOKTOP OFFERING NEW LEVELS OF FLEXIBILITY AND CONTROL TO INDUCTION COOKING.
The new Neff FlexInduction cooktop revolutionises home cooking allowing even the most inexperienced home cook to cook like a professional chef. Underpinned by Neff’s philosophy that a kitchen is much more than just a kitchen and kitchen appliances are more than just appliances, FlexInduction’s unrivalled speed, precision, convenience and safety helps every home cook achieve perfection.
Offering the home cook a new level of choice and flexibility with induction cooking, the new flexible cooking zone can accommodate a large roasting pan or large pot of pasta to several smaller pots and pans at one time. Everything can be shifted around as needed. The FlexInduction-Zone automatically detects pan sizes and positions and heats them exactly where they’re located. While technologically advanced oval inductors ensure optimal heat distribution allowing for an evenly heated cooking surface. As a result, the home cook has total flexibility in choosing what, where and how they cook.
Gaggenau presents the new ovens 200 series.
Gaggenau presents a new built-in concept that allows all appliances in the ovens 200 series to be combined and built in flush with their surroundings. Thanks to their straight lines and pure design they blend discreetly into any interior. Colour variations include Gaggenau Anthracite or Metallic. Another innovation is a control module with TFT touch display distinguished by easy and intuitive operation. The new series will be available in 2014.
The ovens 200 series is perfectly designed to satisfy various culinary styles and preferences. It consists of ovens, Combi-steam ovens, Combi-microwave ovens, microwaves, fully automatic espresso machines and warming drawers.
The 60 cm-wide appliances are available with full glass fronts in two colour variations; the doors open up to an angle of 110 degrees. They can be built into wall cabinets beside or over one another, the ovens can also be installed under the worktop, and in any combination form a perfect unit.
Gregory Bonasera and Anthony Raymond, the creative duo behind Melbournebased atelier Porcelain Bear, have a deep knowledge of porcelain that is unmatched in the Australian market. With this wisdom, they skillfully push the boundaries of porcelain by combining artisanal craftsmanship with innovative technology.
The Eido collection from Porcelain Bear references the classic form of the catenary arches seen in Gaudi’s striking designs and is available as a single pendant, a pendant cluster, and a beautiful wall sconce.
Eido’s elegant fluting creates evocative variations of light through the translucent porcelain. This effect is summed up beautifully in the pendant’s name - Eido is an abbreviation of the word eidolon, which means phantom.
Each light in the Eido collection emits a warm glow that is both elegant and ethereal. They are striking examples of the possibilities of porcelain.
Mammoth is a café set in a distinctive triangular building on a corner in Malvern. The space is bright and airy, with clean white walls, brown leather stools, American Oak tabletops and splashes of blue on powdercoated metal chair legs.
Techne turned to Fibonacci Stone when considering the best flooring solution for the stylish new café. Seascape terrazzo tiles were chosen to enhance the blue accents within the overall design and to add to the café’s tranquil atmosphere.
Featuring a subtle blue composition with muted white and light grey marble aggregate chips, Seascape terrazzo tiles are the perfect complement to the space. In addition to their timeless appearance, Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles were
Fibonacci Stone terrazzo tiles are a feature of several Techne projects, including Grill’d in Flinders Lane and Dish’d Food Store in Prahran and now Mammoth in Malvern. This proves that the best design minds are drawn to the finest design solutions.
Heat, light and ventilation can often be at the bottom of the list when it comes to creating a practical and comfortable environment for laundry day. Damp clothes, dryers filling the room with humid air and even a lack of windows can all mean this vital engine room of the home often suffers. But the solution is close at hand.
Geelong-based IXL is light years ahead when it comes to developing heating, illumination and ventilation products that are suited to a myriad of environments and room sizes. With 150-years of experience as an Australian innovator, IXL is a market leader committed to providing engineering and manufacturing excellence, and its extensive range of products bring functionality together with a contemporary aesthetic.
The heat lamps create the perfect level of comfort and light, ensuring the laundry tasks are completed without discomfort. For laundries that are dryer-free, and therefore less prone to trapped humid air, the Tastic Neo Vent n Lite Module is a perfect solution, with a 170mm fan and an exhaust capacity of 360 m3/h. IXL’s Eco Sensation is also a excellent choice.
IXL understands every household is different, so its wide range of high-quality, Australian-made products means you are sure to find the perfect match for your home.
A quintessential British brand and the number one in its category in Australia, Brintons weaves innovative design, technical expertise and outstanding service into its extensive range of luxury carpet.
Brintons began manufacturing carpet in the English town of Kidderminster in 1783. Today, the wool from one in eight British sheep is woven into a Brintons carpet. As a further testament to the brand’s strong British heritage, Brintons’ luxurious weaves have carpeted Buckingham Palace, Downing Street and luxury liners the Queen Mary and Queen Mary II.
Brintons’ range of carpets includes collaborations with architects and designers, such as leading British design duo, Timorous Beasties, and its award-winning collection with iconic Welsh textile design company, Laura Ashley, is among its most popular.
Brintons has been at the forefront of innovation from day one. In the 1950s, it invented the ‘Brintons Blend’, which combines 80 per cent wool with 20 per cent nylon for the perfect combination of softness and durability. This high-performing blend is used in Brintons products to this day and is woven on looms designed and built by the company.
Brintons, is excited to announce her latest carpet collection with Stacy Garcia, Urban Nomad.
Inspired by the distinct aesthetic of Nouveau Boho, Urban Nomad is a collective gathering of culturally inspired designs containing influences from around the globe. The collection highlights an exciting and authentic blend of organic paisleys, ornamental medallions, and henna inspired motifs.
Featuring an effect reminiscent of a kaleidoscope, layers of clashing colours adorn the free flowing displays contained in each design. Free of regard and conventional rules, Urban Nomad tests the boundaries of traditional practices to present a boldly alternative collection.
Man Mail is the brainchild of Kate Abdou, a supreme hunter-gatherer and inspiring interior designer and decorator. Kate is the founder of Designer Man Cave, an online guide for the modern man who has an appreciation of style, design and the finer things in life. Through Designer Man Cave, Kate provides outstanding design services for the home and office to help busy men improve their man space. So who better to curate the ultimate gift box for the man with an eye for style?
Man Mail gift boxes are ideal for any occasion – birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, farewells or Father’s Day – or no special occasion at all! Kate is a big advocate of the 'just because' present and encourages people to experience the gift and fulfilment of giving and putting a smile on someone’s face through generosity. Man Mail also offers a personalised corporate gifting service, creating custom and unique boxed gifts for business clients and employees.