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DECE M B E R /JAN UA RY 2015/16

50+pages of chic spaces from Melbourne to Mexico

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CONTENTS

D E C E M B E R / J A N U A RY

2015 /16

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B E L L E CO CO R E PUB L IC
INTERIOR DE SIG N AWA R DS

Call for entries.

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SPY Belles pick of the top design


trends from around the world.

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RIGHT NOW Our round-up


of who, what and where.

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ART Summer blockbuster exhibitions.


A RCHITECTURE Chenchow Little

apply polish to all their projects.

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L IBR A RY Tomes that enliven the


design landscape.

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BA Z A AR Simply irresistible goodies.


BE L LE LOVE S Were into a bit of

shelf love.

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CR E ATIVE HOM E Sue Carr espouses

a classic, minimalist aesthetic.

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LUXE F IL E S Wava Carpenter applies

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an editors eye to her favourite things.

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MA I S O N OB J E T Belle Coco Republic

Interior Designer of the Year Matt Gibson


shares his picks from the fair.

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TRUE WIT

BE LLE WOR K S ON PA P E R

P H OTO G R A P H S BY ST E P H A N J U L L I A R D/ T R I P O D AG E N C Y ( PA R I S ) , S H A RY N C A I R N S ( M E L B O U R N E )

Angus McRitchies photography joins our


stable of buyable art. [viewa]

140

D STANDS FOR DECORATION IN JACQUES HERVOUETS


WORLD, AND DECORATE HE DOES, WITH AN EXUBERANT
SENSE OF STYLE AND HUMOUR.

85

GIF T GUIDE The Belle team went on

117

M A N Affect the life and style of a


swinging bachelor.

118

WOM A N A glamorous collection

a Christmas shopping spree. [viewa]

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107

CLOT H Outdoor fabrics score points.


LOND ON DE S IG N F E STIVAL

for cruising the coast.

A comprehensive report on the highlights.

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HOMES
PAR I S An exuberant style of decorating gives this home an edge.
SYDNE Y A laid-back atmosphere is the perfect ambience for this beachside home.
ME L B OURNE A warehouse has been re-imagined as a showcase for stellar artworks.
M R IDA High ceilings and a cool vibe characterise this historic Mexican dwelling.
SYDNE Y The owners special requirements were the crux of this sunny design.
NE W YOR K Pops of colour and vivid contemporary art enliven a pre-war apartment.
GA RDE N This modern classic garden is user-friendly as well as beautiful.

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ARMCHAIR IN OUTBACKTAN 74x91x89cm $1,995 E.ERICHSEN
TV CABINET IN MAHOGANY 160x40x60cm RRP $1,195
F. MELLO ARMCHAIR IN DARK GREY 61x59x79cm RRP
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LEGS 160x36x46cm RRP $495 L. ARABESQUE MOSAIC
TILES IN GLOSS WHITE 24.8x28.2x0.6cm RRP $6.95

ART EXPERT MICHAEL REID SURVEYED AN EMERGING GENERATION OF


URBAN INDIGENOUS ARTISTS AT A RECENT BELLE READER ART DINNER AT
PETALUMAS SPARKLING NEW CELL AR DOOR IN THE ADEL AIDE HILLS.

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FOOD & TRAVEL


ME NU Adam Goodrums Riddling Stool for Veuve Clicquot was

the centrpiece of a dinner at Cult in Sydney.

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LOUNG E Run dont walk to these smart venues.


ME NU A new generation of artists were toasted at a Belle Reader

Art Dinner at Petalumas recently opened cellar door.

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PAS S PORT All aboard the luxury express.


PA S S E N GE R Enjoying Oslos cool design vibe.

REGULARS

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Contributors
Editors Letter
InBox
Garden Chic
On the Town
Address Book &
Privacy Notice
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O U R C OV E R
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LIGHT

GIVE
THIS CHRISTMAS

CO N T R I B U TO R S

GEORGINA EGAN

For this issue, you shot the Belle gift guide. What was
your impression of the teams different styles? Did any
particularly appeal to your design sensibility? The great
thing about doing a shoot like this is seeing the
individuality in tastes and bringing them together as
a cohesive story. There arent many boundaries when
it comes to a wish list as the possibilities are endless.
Harrys certainly appealed to me. I love art, both in
giving and receiving. Your enduring creative influences?
Ill forever be grateful I learned from two of the most
technically talented photographers in Sydney. Wheres home for you? The family
farm in Warren. I absolutely love going there. Favourite Sydney haunts? Footage
on Burton Street for clothes, Potts Point and Redfern are favourite spots to eat
and drink with so many fabulous options. Rose Bay for a cheeky paddle
board. Ultimate travel escape in 2016? On my list for the not too distant future
are Chile and Spain, Italy, Croatia, Madagascar Coveting right now? Vintage
Eames. What is on your viewing list? The new Star Wars movie I cant wait!

A N N I E K EL LY

What was your impression of the Mexico home you wrote


about for this issue? What especially appealed to you?
The wildly eclectic contents of three shipping
containers were used to furnish this elegantly
refined tropical house. Sent from their LA store,
Downtown, co-owner David Serrano had the space
for every piece marked out. Who are some enduring
creative influences? I was lucky enough to know the
iconic Hollywood decorator Tony Duquette during
the last few years of his life. He taught me all I ever
needed to know about being bold and resourceful although he was nearly
80. Favourite local haunts? Paddington is full of great little cafes like Posto
No. 19 on Boundary Street, although I love Bathers Pavilion too. Whats
your ultimate travel escape in 2016? I have always wanted to go to Tangiers.
Whats on your viewing list? Wolf Hall is one of the best TV series of the year.
The 16th-century interiors are sublime. Other inspirations? Peter Kingstons
paintings of Sydney Harbour and its iconic ferries are deeply inspirational.
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this issue. What was your impression of this Armadale
home? The first impression of this home is of light,
which is a remarkable achievement, given that the
property actually has no perimeter walls. Instead,
its all about courtyards, a large light well and a
clever collaboration between the owners and the
architect. Where is home for you right now? Home
is an interesting question for me at the moment
as weve currently left Melbourne for the south
of England for several months, where were renovating a neglected, old
cottage. The trickiest consideration when working with a building that
captivated us with its age and eccentricities in the first place is to help it
without making it perfect. We dont want to tamper with the patina and
charm of its time-softened surfaces. Eventually, home will be a balance
between the hemispheres, which will be fun and very handy for travel.

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E D I TO R S L E T T E R

TA N YA W E A R S FA R AG E TO P, SC A N L A N T H EOD OR E S K I RT A N D K A I L I S P E A R LS

eading, gardening, art collecting, interior decorating,


entertaining, dressing, listening to music, travelling,
enjoying a tipple whether its Kombucha, whisky or
Champagne even cleaning these are the pursuits the
Belle team seems to be trying to find more time for. At least this is what is
evident from our collective Christmas wish lists (pages 85-98). Notably not
one of us included a screen of any sort the closest we came to coveting
any techno wizadry was a wireless speaker. Not that we are technophobes
but were feeling the effects of a big year! We had a lot of fun compiling our
lists our office world is comprised of very different personality types and
a good spread of ages so it was a great exercise to discover the items
everyone loves. Now back to the future we have made it easy for you to
shop from our guide using the technology that we had omitted from our
gift pages! Simply wave your phone or tablet over the Viewa app on page 85
and you will be taken to the supplier. Easy!
In breaking design news, architecture aficionado Karen McCartney
reports on the London Design Fair (pages 107-115) and fi nds that what was
happening on the fringe was the most exciting. Across the channel in
Paris, Belle Coco Republic Interior Designer of the Year 2015, Matt
Gibson, visited Maison Objet and gave us his top dozen picks (pages
80-81). Our interior design editor Lucy McCabe heads courtside to show
off some chic new outdoor fabrics against some excellent wicker pieces.
We were fortunate to visit and photograph the sophisticated abode of
Melbourne interior designer Sue Carr (pages 72-75), whose well-edited style
imbues her personal look as well as her home. We visit an exciting New
York apartment which is home to a young art collector. Back in Melbourne
we take a look inside another art-collecting abode this time an industrial
warehouse. A Sydney house is truly bespoke, designed by Hannah Tribe for
Emma Maher who worked for Belle a number of years ago. It has been
created to accommodate the needs of her limited mobility while offering a
generosity of space and exuding a stylish composure.
We trust that after the predictable madness ahead you have a chance to
unplug, drop out, disconnect and enjoy some screen-free time with family
and friends. Best wishes for the festive season from all of us at Belle.

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INTERIOR
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2016

Call for
ENTRIES

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Australias leading furniture and design brand,
Belle is delighted to announce the
2016 INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS.
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CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016

1 HOME ST YLE Country Road is


a go-to purveyor of quintessential
Australian style. New offerings
include the Aylin cushion, $69.95;
Orb pod, $399, and rope-handle
bag, $149. countryroad.com.au

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2 OWL MAGIC Fornasettis
exquisite candle vessels and
fragrances are the perfect gifts
for the hedonistic home-lover
in your life. mecca.com.au

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For instant dash do yourself


a favour and nab a winner
from this bounty of beauty.
Edited by TANYA BUCHANAN

10 INTO THE BLUE The history of


the colour blue will be explored with
an exhibition of exquisite textiles,
ceramics and works on paper opening
November 6. ngv.vic.gov.au

12 HOUSE BLING Pittellas


stunning new door handles
boast specialist finishes
including rose gold and
satin brass. See the whole
collection at pittella.com.

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11 GILDED CAGE The Ecrin, LaurentPerriers chic rose-gold cage conceals a
bottle of the delectable Laurent-Perrier
Cuve Ros, $180 the perfect accessory
this festive season. laurent-perrier.net.au

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9 STREET ART Juli Ballas images


evoking the vibe of the 50s, 60s and
70s create a feeling of suspended
animation. View Where the Sidewalk
Ends at Becker Minty from
November 25. beckerminty.com

I N B OX

4 MAGIC CARPETS
Photographed at the stunning
Samode Haveli Jaipur, Behruz
Studios new Sahar Collection is
hand woven from wool and silk
in Jaipur. From Temple Direct in
Perth and behruzstudio.com

Summer hits

13 MARBLE GL AM Add
some luxurious marble to
your repertoire these
oval trays are perfect for
drinks, morsels or trinkets.
allegrastone.com.au

3 JONATHAN ADLER has


brought his poptastic polish
to two stationery ranges. Glam
Black/Gold and Pink/Navy will
add panache to the desktop.
From $6. officeworks.com.au

5 EXPRESS POPS Youll be a


very popular mailman when
you drop off this new parcel
containing a bottle of the
ever-welcome Veuve Clicquot
non-vintage. moet-hennessycollection.com.au

6 DEL K ATHRYN BARTONS


acclaimed artworks are now
wearable. See her new
collection of silk scarves
and clutches at
thirddrawerdown.com

7 HAVANA LIVING The new collection of


Belle Works on Paper including Edificio FOCSA,
Havana, 2015 will add a dash of Cuban style
to your life. magshop.com.au
8 HOT ON THE FLOOR We are
dreaming of lounging around
in the sun book in one hand,
tipple in the other, and these
Zanzibar Sea Floor cushions
look like the perfect spot to
prop. linenmoore.com.au

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I N B OX
14 IN THE DOGHOUSE
The Kelly Wearstler Dog
Collection elevates the
status of a dogs life with
marble dog bowls, leather
and bronze dog collars and
this covetable dog house.
kellywearstler.com

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19 PEN MEN Nautilus is the chic new writing tool


from Herms, the result of a collaboration between
Pierre-Alexis Dumas and Marc Newson. hermes.com

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22 LEARN YOUR ABCS Crystal


tumblers adorned with gold letters
backed with coloured lacquers are a
glam way to remember the alphabet,
$59.99. thecoolhunter.com.au

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27 ABSOLUTELY FAB
This little beauty is
Smegs new baby bar
fridge. So petite
(715mm high and
404mm wide) it fits in
lots of tight spaces.
smeg.com.au

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23 LLOYD REES: PAINTING
WITH PENCIL 1930-36 Artist
Lloyd Rees loved Sydney and
evoked its natural beauty with
a prolific output of sketches.
From December 12.
sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

21 SUMMER SHADES Artist and textile designer


Shilo Engelbrecht has worked with Sportscraft to
create elegant summer pieces in her distinctive
abstract designs. sportscraft.com.au

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17 CHAMELEON CATE
Julian Rosefeldt:
Manifesto starring Cate
Blanchett is an edited
collage of artists
manifestos exploring the
artist in society today.
From December 9. acmi.
net.au/manifesto

18 GL ASS CL ASS Take your tipple


in an apt vessel and you will
savour it more. The team at
Plumm say you need five unique
glasses to enjoy all your favourite
wines. plumm.com

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28 TAKE A SEAT The


St Lucia outdoor chair
looks like a very
inviting place to take it
easy for a while, $2895.
cocorepublic.com.au

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16 CHAMPAGNE
APPRECIATION We couldnt
think of a better companion
for the festive months than
Tyson Stelzers The
Champagne Guide, 20162017, The Definitive Guide to
Champagne, $39.95.
booktopia.com.au

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20 VALE GARTH BARNETT Sadly as we


were going to print we heard of the
sudden death of acclaimed interior
designer Garth Barnett, pictured here with
Greg Natale, just one of the many
designers who got their first break in his
employ. We will take a look back at Garths
work in the February/March issue of Belle.

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15 FINE FEATHERED
FRIENDS are celebrated
in lenswoman Leila
Jeffreys first tome,
Birdland, starring 72
portraits of native
Australian birds and one
eccentric kiwi Kakapo.
booktopia.com.au

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26 ELEGANTLY
HAMMERED Instant
chic meets festive
dining with the Stanley
Rogers Rose Bolero
rose-gold cutlery set,
16 pieces, $199, from
David Jones.
stanleyrogers.com.au

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24 JELLY GOOD
Kartell Jellies by
Patricia Urquiola
channels vintage
jelly mould
patterns into
contemporary
designs with PMMA
plastic. space
furniture.com

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25 DAMAGED GOODS in Blue is just


one of the new bespoke non-woven
wallpaper designs made to measure
from Kerrie Brown Wallpaper.
kerriebrown.com

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Enjoy some sweet temptations,


catch head-turning on-court
action and be dazzled by a
blizzard of snow-white wares.

Clockwise from left Canopy Designs Enchanted chandelier, $3280, from Domo. Julian Chichester Fry cabinet, $13,460, from Laura Kincade. On cabinet from left
Vintage Wedgwood urn, $176, from Becker Minty. Robert Kuo black lacquer box, $3600, from Cavit & Co. Cores da Terra Studio ceramic plum, $175, from Parterre.
Wrong for Hay Tree Trunk vase, from $117, from Cult. Kartell Light Air table lamp, $350, from Space. Brass shell dish, $249, LObjet Snake tray, $295, and
Wedgwood Bateau vase, $225, all from Becker Minty. Cassina Raction Potique centrepiece, $866, from Cult. Caslake-Pedler glass clouds, from $23 each,
from Planet. Wedgwood Bateau vase, $245, from Becker Minty. Aerin Malachite floral vase, $535, from Becker Minty. Lowe Tree Trunk tray, $110, from Hub.
Cole and Son Geometric 2 Miami wallpaper, POA, from Radford Furnishings. For stockists see Address Book.

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Clockwise from bottom left Brass decorative bird, $7500/pair, and French iron and verre glomis
table, $3800, both from Conley&Co. On table Gold leaf hurricane, $795, from Parterre. Wedgwood Bateau
vase, $245, and Aerin Malachite vase, $482, both from Becker Minty. Italian floor lamp, $7500, and chaise
longue, $5500, both from Conley&Co. Cushions covered in Rubelli Mirafiore velvet and Lady Roxana
printed cotton, both POA, from South Pacific Fabrics. French folding screen, $9500, and brass decorative
bird, $7500/pair, both from Conley&Co. Red velvet armchair, $1200, from Ici et L. Overdyed Savonnerie
rug, $8500, from Cadrys. Cole & Son Geometric 2 Miami wallpaper, POA, from Radford Furnishings.

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Luscious treasures to
quench design desires.

1 Bell Twist carpet, from $95/sqm, from Brintons. 2 Wild


Strawberry metal bowl, $399, from Wedgwood. 3 Riva
1920 Cube dining table, $11,990, from Fanuli. 4 Dolce &
Gabbana S16. 5 Magnolia sideboard, POA, from Ginger
& Jagger. 6 Moooi Eden Queen carpet, $4425, from
Space. 7 Resin Earth bowl in Forest Malachite, $90, from
Dinosaur Designs. 8 Piccadilly cabinet, POA, from Boca
Do Lobo. 9 Emporium chair, POA, from Boca Do Lobo.
10 Gubi Randaccio mirror, POA, from Cult. 11 Gubi
Grand Piano sofa, from $7010, from Cult. 12 Hybrid
Berenice jug, POA, from Seletti. 13 Stellar Works Lunar
side table, from $610, from Living Edge. 14 Leda
armchair, POA, from BD Barcelona. 15 Bedrock terrazzo
tile, POA, from Fibonacci Stone. 16 Martyn Lawrence
Bullard Eden chandelier, POA, from Daum.

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Score points on the astroturf


with these winning pieces.
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1 Lacoste F15. 2 Toni Maticevski and Dinosaur Designs


bangle, $150, from Dinosaur Designs. 3 Castor low
armchair, $1485, from Stylecraft. 4 Tennis racquet with
bag, $1800, from Chanel. 5 BD Barcelona Gardenia
watering can, from $820, from Living Edge. 6 Morocco
1 rug, $7950, from Robyn Cosgrove. 7 Amy Meier for
Peter Fasano Bower linen fabric, POA, from Tigger
Hall. 8 Olympic storage rings, $299, from Bens+Jzz.
9 Hay Woody storage unit, from $570, from Cult.
10 Simon Hasan Wrap carafe, $360, decanter, $380,
and bottle, $340, from NGV Design Store. 11 Oluce
Pill-low outdoor lamp, $685, from Euroluce. 12 Dedon
Dala lounge chair, from $3300, from Cult. 13 Sancal
Mosaico stools, POA, from Ke-Zu. 14 Transformation
laser-cut bootie, $199, from Radical Yes.

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Clockwise from left Volley dining table, $1490, from Tait. Parachilna Chinoz
lamp, POA, from Ke-Zu. B&B Italia Husk outdoor armchair, $2305, from Space.
Magis Traffic Platform armchair, $2345, from Cult. Moroso Cloud tables, from
$1595, from Hub. Player outdoor bench, $2499, from Domayne. Cane Leaf
stool, $380, from Imagine This. Botanic Ivy vinyl flooring, POA, from Bolon.

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Clockwise from bottom left B&B Italia Mini Papilio swivel armchair, $3250, from Space. Liz Stops
lump hammer vessels, $242 each, porcelain vase, $242, and vessel, $154, all from Planet. Wet 5, 2011
artwork by Chris Warnes, POA, from Otomys. Mobileshadows mobiles, from $235 each, from
Poliform. Ligne Roset Ploum high back settee, $7175, from Domo. Swedese Libri shelf, $1540, from
Fred International. Oly San Francisco sea urchin, $495, from Coco Republic. Christophe Delcourt
Oaum side table, $2550, from Ondene. Pulpo Oda table lamp, $1125, from Hub. Icelandic sheep
hide, $495 each, from Great Dane Furniture. Background painted in Dulux Lexicon quarter.

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freshly dusted in snowy white.

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1 Decoupadiva 120 shoe, $2945, from Christian


Louboutin. 2 Daniel Emma Cherry light, POA, from
Petite Friture. 3 Eames Hang-It-All coat rack for
Herman Miller, $325, from Living Edge. 4 Array stool,
$1310, from Something Beginning With. 5 Anglepoise
1227 giant floor lamp, $4765, from Cult. 6 Christian
Lacroix Arles candle, $119, from Darcy & Duke.
7 Republic of Fritz Hansen Series 7 chair, $741, from
Cult. 8 Tacchini Cage table, $4681, from Stylecraft.
9 Jonathan Adler Charade vase, $145, from Coco
Republic. 10 Camilla and Marc R15 11 Eilersen Cocoon
sofa, POA, from Spence & Lyda. 12 Jonathan Adler
Mongolian lamb bench, $2595, from Coco Republic.
13 e15 SHO5 Arie shelf, from $1970, from Living Edge.

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CHAIR LEADER

See Rachel Vosilas One a week


chair project (below), along with
a careful selection of works by
emerging Australian design talent
at Local Designs retail space and
gallery in Sydneys Chippendale
arts precinct. localdesign.com.au

P H OTO G R A P H BY J E M C R E S SW E L L

Edited by LUCY M CCABE

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Design News

5_COMING UP ROSA

Welsh designer Bethan


Grays elegant Band
side table beautifully
pairs the natural
beauty of rosa marble
complemented with
warm brushed brass.
bethangray.com

WHAT
WE LOVE
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6_TILE STYLE

Ronan & Erwan


Bouroullecs
Rombini porcelain
tiles for Mutina are
made to be mixed and
matched. mutina.it

1_FINDERS KEEP

Travelling gallery
Gabriel &
Guillaume has
popped up in
Christofles
17th-century Paris
headquarters,
mixing treasures,
both old and new.
gabrieletguillaume.com
2_GLOW D OME

[ Wheel it in ]
H E R E S LO O K I N G AT YO U

Named after New Yorks oldest bar,


the McSorleys Wonderful Saloon
drinks trolley (below) will make
a statement during happy hour.
douglasandcompany.co.za

Lee Broom has


given the traditional
Persian rug a new
surface. The
Carpetry wall light
consists of a spun
copper dome lined
with a bespoke wool
carpet. leebroom.com
3_TALL ORDER

Lighting brand
Metalarte has
launched a giant
floor-standing
version of Spanish
designer Jaime
Hayns Josephine
lamp to mark its
10th anniversary.
metalarte.com
4_CHAIRING ON

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Creatives such as
Dinosaur Designs
and Christopher
Boots (pictured)
have reinterpreted
the iconic Series 7
chair for Cults
Chairity Project.
cultdesign.com.au

Timber Furniture

Outdoor Product

Handcrafted in Australia
robertplumb.com.au

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Design News
7_MATH MASTER

Dutch designer
Lex Pott has applied
coloured laminates
to simple geometric
forms (left), allowing
the experience of a
different palette as
each piece moves
around. lexpott.nl
10_DUTCH MASTER
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8_CALLING ROMEO

Referencing the
aesthetics of a science
lab, the Juliet vessels
(left) by New Yorkbased designer Anna
Karlin, are finished
with a solid brass
stopper. annakarlin.com

[ Around the bend ]


TR ADITIONALLY BUILT

The Single Curve chair


(right) by Japanese studio
Nendo for Gebrder
Thonet Vienna maintains
traditional bentwood
characteristics. nendo.jp

The form of the object is merely the packaging,


says Dutch icon Gijs Bakker (pictured), keynote
speaker at NGVs recent craft conference, Journeys
into Contemporary Making. Trained in jewellery
and industrial design, he spearheaded the 1990s
Dutch design explosion. But it was a radical
exhibition in 1967 with his wife, Emmy van Leersum
(1930-1984), that changed the course of jewellery
design. The pair scooped global recognition for the
unexpected Kubrick-esque collision of art, design
and fashion. Referencing pop-art themes, nylon
textiles, bold forms and plastics, a runway with
mannequins draped in a custom-designed wardrobe
adorned with over-scale wearable sculptures, his
Stovepipe Necklace is regarded as a Dutch design
icon. Then in 1993 he co-founded Droog Design
with art historian Renny Ramakers. Fascinated by
the intersection of craft, design and industrial
process, Bakker cites Knotted Chair (1996) by the
then unknown Marcel Wanders as a turning point.
It started as simple macram jute knotting
suspended in a wooden frame, but when sprayed with
resin it stayed super lightweight but super strong.
Gijs headed the Masters Program at Design Academy
Eindhoven 2000-2012, and has lectured globally for
40 years. As creative director of Taiwans Han Gallery,
he has staged landmark installations at Milans
Triennale Design Museum and Ventura Lambrate.
Last years reprise of his 1967 show indicated how
far ahead of the pack he remains, some 50 years on.
Pictured are the 3 Point 7 necklace, 2014 (top),
Shoulder Piece neck ornament (below) and Circle
in Circle bracelet (bottom), both 1967. gijsbakker.com

9_MO ON MAGIC

Jewellery designer Lara Bohinc


has translated her skills with
precious materials, creating the
Luna luxury furniture range
(left) for world class stone
specialists Lapicida. lapicida.com

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Art

RIGHT NOW

M E L B O U R N E

H E A D TO H E A D
Two towering cultural forces Andy
Warhol (above in Self Portait no. 9) and Ai
Weiwei (right in At the Museum of Modern
Art, 1987) are facing off for a major show
conceived by The Andy Warhol Museum in
Pittsburgh and the NGV. Presenting the
artists work in a compelling conversation,
with more than 300 paintings, photographs,
films and specially commissioned
installations, the show probes the political
and cultural mores of 20th- and
21st-century life, filtered through the work
of these master image-makers. Tracing the
pairs similarities, who both radically recast
the role of the artist as brand, the show
includes a new series by Weiwei developed
in response to key works by Warhol.
December 11-April 24. ngv.vic.gov.au

Edited by HARRY ROBERTS

SPLIT
IMAGE
All tomorrows parties

are awash with creative verve


and visual stimulation.
S Y D N E Y

I N L I V I N G C O LO U R
My pretty little art career is the fi rst
Australian survey for Turner Prizewinner Grayson Perry, whose multifaceted practice represents an irreverent
mix of high art and pop culture,
comprising ceramics, such as The Rosetta
Vase and In Praise of Shadows (from left),
as well as drawing, sculpture and,
indeed, his own flamboyant female alter
ego. December 10-May 1. mca.com.au

S Y D N E Y

BRUTE FORCE
FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY FEATURES THE
WORK OF SIX ASIAN-AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS
WHOSE WORK MINES THE POTENTIAL FOR
OBJECTS TO ACT AS ARTEFACTS, TELLING
ALTERNATE HISTORIES OF MIGRATION AND
CULTURAL INTERSECTION. THE LINE-UP
INCLUDES PAKISTAN-BORN ABDULLAH M.I.
SYED, WHOSE BRUT FOR MEN IS PICTURED
(ABOVE). UNTIL DECEMBER 17. 4A.COM.AU

M E L B O U R N E

BLEAK HOUSE
Following her recent residency in London, Rosslynd
Piggott has developed an immersive series titled
Last light/in vapour that utilises Victorian lace
and embroidery, as in Waver-silent union (right),
to conjure the untold stories of their female makers.
November 14-December 12. suttongallery.com.au

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Art

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TA R R AWA R R A

S Y D N E Y

SUBURBAN MAYHEM

P O O L B OY
Samuel Hodge frames
re-enactments of
found imagery to
decode the ways that
photography can
construct notions
of self. Untitled, 13/15
(right) is his painted
photograph. January
27-February 14.
alaskaprojects.com

Howard Arkley (and friends...) brings together more than


60 works by the late artist, whose electric-hued renderings
of Australian suburbia, including The Bay Window (below),
fuse pop art styling with a punk sensibility, alongside the
work of his contemporaries, such as Juan Davila and Aleks
Danko. December 5-February 28. twma.com.au

M E L B O U R N E

GOOD READ

B R I S B A N E

EASTERN PROMISES
The extensive program for the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of
Contemporary Art, across Queensland Art Gallery and GOMA,
features live performances, screenings and exhibitions involving
more than 80 artists from 30 countries in the region, such as
Thailands Navin Rawanchaikul, whose Tales of Navin 14 series
is pictured (below). November 21-April 10. qagoma.qld.gov.au

Artists who use


objects, archives
and collections
in their work to
expose hidden
narratives are
assembled at The
Biography of
Things, featuring
Brook Andrews
installation,
Harvest (above).
December
11-February 21.
accaonline.org.au
A D E L A I D E

B A D B E H AV I O U R

MADE YOU LOOK


The collage work of artist Tony Garifalakis courts
an arresting juxtaposition between New Age
mysticism and the aggressive machismo of gun
culture. His works such as Loving (above) from his
Affirmations series reveal a dissonance between
high-minded intentions and a cruel reality. Until
December 9. hugomichellgallery.com
S Y D N E Y

FLEMISH
FELLOW
ALEXANDER MCKENZIES
LANDSCAPES ARE
WROUGHT WITH
THE PRECISION OF THE
DUTCH MASTERS AND
IMBUED WITH A LUSH
PALETTE THAT EXUDES
AN OTHERWORLDLY
MOOD. SEE HIS VIRTUOSIC
OILS, SUCH AS FOREIGN
FIELD GUIDE (LEFT)
AT HIS SHOW, EDO.
UNTIL NOVEMBER 29.
MARTINBROWNE
CONTEMPORARY.COM

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Greenaway Art Gallery is closing the


year with an exciting group outing that
pools works by established names
including Daryl Austin and Jenny
Watson with emerging talent such as
Eleanor Zecchin. Teeming with
anarchic energy and subversive wit,
David Griggs work (below) is among
the stellar offerings. November 25December 20. greenaway.com.au

A L L I M AG E S CO U RT E S Y O F T H E A RT I ST S A N D G A L L E R I E S

A D E L A I D E

KEN DONE
1-5 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney, tel 02 8274 4599, www.kendone.com
Yellow sea, 2010, oil, acrylic, enamel and oil crayon on linen, 152 x 110cm
Rowley reef, 2014, oil on linen, 122 x 152cm

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Architecture

MIRROR FINISH
Chenchow Little Architects apply a high
shine to whatever they construct.

Photograph NICHOL AS WAT T Edited by K AREN McCARTNEY

Architects Tony Chenchow


and Stephanie Little were shot
exclusively for Belle by
Nicholas Watt on the site of
the Coogee House.

P H OTO G R A P H S BY P E T E R B E N N E T T S ( DA R L I N G P O I N T A N D B R E S IC W H I T N E Y ) , J O H N G OL L I NG S ( K H O U S E )

A Q U E S T I O N A B O U T T H E A R C H I T E C T U R A L P R O C E S S of awardwinning practice Chenchow Little Architects (Tony Chenchow


and Stephanie Little) seems, on the surface, to produce
contradictory answers. But unpicking the responses from this
husband and wife team, both answers are two sides of the same
coin and reflect the complementary roles each play. To Stephanie,
the process is a strategy of engagement with the site, the council
code and the interrogation of the client brief, whereas to Tony
the design outcome is never prescriptive it is a creative journey
in which the ending is never strictly determined. And this is why
they work so well together. We dont compete, we know our
strengths and, interestingly, clients often ask for us both to be at
meetings knowing we represent different aspects of the creative
process, says Stephanie.
Out of this duality of approach emerge beautifully conceived
and logical buildings where the poetry is never lost in the precision
of the execution. Sitting on the table of their Surry Hills
boardroom is a model of a new apartment building, the result of
a City of Sydney Design Excellence competition for the growth
suburb of Waterloo. With so many cookie-cutter apartments on
the market how do Chenchow Little imbue their building design
with a quality beyond the everyday? Stephanie explains that the
site was originally a wetland and the name of the adjacent park,
Dyuralya, meaning wetland bird or brolga, gave them a concept
to explore in the built form. We began looking at the history
of the site, exploring the typology of wetland buildings and
developed a series of crisscrossed stilt supports which give the
building both its intrinsic structure and its aesthetic form,
explains Tony.
This coaxing out of an idea, be it from the client brief or the
site itself is important for the genesis of a concept. The K House
in Sydneys Vaucluse started with the twin notions of balancing
privacy and view alongside a meaningful connection to the
exterior. We used the concrete form to create a sculptural shape
(determined by Woollahra Councils strict code) as a protective
skin but then exploited the warmth of timber to line the internal
spaces, says Stephanie. The house can be completely opened up
as the glass doors disappear into mirrored cabinetry and, as Tony
points out, with this porosity between inside and out, the notions
of space can be manipulated. It is expansive but still cocooning.
If there were an award for architectural excellence with
mirrors it would undoubtedly belong to Chenchow Little.
Witness the judicious use of bronzed mirror finishes alongside
perforated brass mesh in their latest interior scheme for real estate
agency BresicWhitney in Hunters Hill or their playful hall of
mirrors powder room in the recently completed Darling Point
apartment. I have always loved the mirrored bathrooms of Neville
Gruzman but we are aware that it is a tricky surface and needs
to be used with care, says Tony.
The other area of developing expertise within the practice is
the sensitive way in which the pair works with clients with serious
art collections. We would love the opportunity to do a public
art gallery and expand our understanding of curation and display,
says Tony. In the meantime, their artful buildings with their
strong signature and conceptual strength will have to suffice.
The brief for the Coogee house was for the wife to feel like she
was on a ship with an expansive view of the horizon, and the
husband, who has a love of camping, wanted to evoke the lightness
of a tent, says Stephanie.
Thankfully, they have come to the right architects.
For more information, visit chenchowlittle.com.

From top Light pours into the


highly crafted interior of the
Darling Point apartment. The
dining room of the K House in
Sydneys Vaucluse shows the
timber interior and the level
of openness the house can
achieve. The sculptural concrete
skin of the K House. The
BresicWhitney office interior in
Hunters Hill plays with raw and
luxury materials to create a
showcase for art pieces.

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Architecture

HELLENIC
ANGLES

G R E E C E

WHILE IT MAY SEEM


CONTRARY TO SHOW
A HOUSE THAT IS
CONFIGURED AROUND
A SPECTACULAR VIEW,
FROM THIS PERSPECTIVE
THE STACKED
GEOMETRY OF THE
SILVER HOUSE (LEFT)
WARRANTS ATTENTION.
BUILT ON THE ISLAND
OF CEPHALONIA, THIS
HILLSIDE HOUSE BY
BELGIAN PRACTICE
OLIVIER DWEK
ARCHITECTURES
FEATURES TERRACES,
LIVING AND DINING
SPACES, BEDROOMS
AND EVEN BATHROOMS
WHICH EMBRACE THE
YVES KLEIN BLUE OF
THE SEA. YET THIS
WHITE SCULPTURAL
FORM, PAYING HOMAGE
TO VERNACULAR GREEK
VILLAGES, IS EQUALLY
DRAMATIC FROM THIS
ANGLE WHERE THE
ARCHITECTURE RATHER
THAN NATURE IS THE
HERO OF THE PIECE.
DWEK.COM

O S LO

C U R V E S A H OY
Architects AtelierOslo
noted that Cabin Norderhov
(right) was assembled on site
in a forest west of Oslo
using prefabricated elements
like a large and complex
puzzle. The home is shaped
to provide protection from
the wind, and its interior is a
continuous space of curved
walls clad in 4mm birch ply.
Large windows connect to
nature and the seascape of
the Steinsfjorden beyond.
atelieroslo.no

BEAM ME UP
A mixed-use building by Zaha Hadid near Moscows
Dubrovka Station, the Dominion Office Building
(above) is designed for the growing creative and IT
sectors. A collaborative space conceived as a series
of stacked plates offset at each level is linked by
a central atrium which pulls light into the building.
The series of interconnecting staircases imparts a
visual dynamism and allows people to interact as
they move through the space. zaha-hadid.com

V I C TO R I A

IN THE BEEHIVE
A N G E L E S

A recent addition to Downtown


LAs contemporary art scene,
The Broad (left) is designed by
architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
The gallerys veil-and-vault
concept (left) merges public
exhibition space and collection
storage. Rather than relegating
storage out of sight, the vault
informs the interior from entry
to exit with its carved underside
shaping the lobby. The veil is the
honeycomb-like structure which
forms the porous building skin
which permits daylight to filter
inside. dsrny.com

With a brief for community, art and nature to


come together, Andrew Maynard Architects
designed not a house but a village. We
proposed a series of small structures of a scale
and texture that didnt dominate their context,
says Andrew. A renovated weatherboard in
Alphington (below) was restored to form kids
rooms, a bathroom and living spaces, with the
studio, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and
dining occupying the new part of the house.
The anti-monolith presents as a village but
maintains the sense of a home internally.
A communal vegetable patch is one way the
house engages, not only family, but the broader
community. maynardarchitects.com

Edited by KAREN McCARTNEY

P H OTO G R A P H S BY S E RG E A N TO N ( S I LV E R H O U S E ), P E T E R B E N N E T T S ( A N D R E W M AY N A R D A RC H I T ECT S ), B E N N Y C H A N
( T H E B RO A D ) , H U F TO N + C ROW ( D O M I N IO N OF F IC E B U I L DI N G ) , L A R S P E T T E R P E T T E R S E N ( C A B I N NOR DE R HOV )

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MADE FOR

SUMMER

Hot and bright, feel the heat this summer with domayne outdoor.

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WHITE HOT DINING


The Pontoon dining table brings luxury and comfort to outdoor entertaining, with eye-catching lines and a striking frosted glass top.

Stylish foldable dining


setting with powder-coated
aluminium frame.

Front Cover Furniture


Breeze Aluminium Square
Dining Table Taupe, $899.
Breeze Aluminium Chairs
White & Taupe, $179 each.
Front Cover Homewares
Hive Bowl White, $69.95.
Corsica Acrylic Rim Jug, $29.95;
Tumbler, $9.95 each.
Mother Tongue Pot Plant, $189.95.
Left Furniture
Pontoon Glass Top
Dining Table, $2499.
Artena Dining Chair, $229 each.
Left Homewares
Frost Hi Ball Glasses, $39.95
Set of 4. Melamine Water
Jug in Grey, $29.95.
Above Furniture
Rosy Foldable Dining Table, $599.
Rosy Folding Chair, $129 each.
Above Homewares
Melamine Small bowl Red
& Mint, $9.95 each; Tumbler
Mint & Red, $5.95 each.

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LONG LUNCHING
Extendable to three metres the Capri dining table features a contemporary faux-timber look and is perfect for the long lunch.

Matching
Capri day-bed
completes
the look

Left Furniture Capri Extension Dining


Table, $1999 (200-300w x 96d x 75h cm).
Capri Dining Chair, $179 each.
Left Homewares Melamine Serving
Platter Grey, $24.95 each; Shallow
Bowl Grey & White, $34.95 each;
Tumbler White, $5.95 each.
Above Furniture Capri Daybed, $2399
includes back and seat cushions.
Above Homewares Mother Tongue
Pot Plant, $189.95. Riviera Stripe
Square Cushion Cement, $59.95.

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CALMING CORNERS
Clean lines and a timeless neutral palette make the Cube sofa a standout, a sturdy steel frame and UV-resistant cushions complete it.

Armchair
available
for smaller
stylish spaces.

Left Furniture
Cube Modular, $4999; 2-Seater
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Words J U DY PA S C O E & J A N I C E H O G G

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Create a fabulous interior world inspired by these pages.
1 THE TERR ACE H O USE So many

3 SHELTER: H OW AUSTR ALIANS

5 THE FLOWERS Dr Lisa Cooper

7 EURO PE AN H O USE If cutting-

Australians live in a terrace house


that iconic design from the 19th and
early-20th century. The challenge is
how to sensitively update these
houses for modern living while still
respecting their heritage. This book
provides practical and ingenious
ideas with photographs, plans,
costings and timelines, to maximise
the light, space and facility of these
much-loved gems. Cameron Bruhn and
Katelin Butler, Thames & Hudson, $70

LIVE Guaranteed to evoke nostalgic

edge contemporary is your style,


this book will provide endless
inspiration. From a copper-clad
conservatory house in Germany to
a concrete compound in Italy, the
architecture and interior designs are
as varied as the locations. With the
authors informative commentary
this house tour of Europe gives new
meaning to the term armchair
travel. Philip Jodidio, Images Publishing, $80

2 VINTAGE HOME: 20TH

ART AND LIFE O F ISAMU

CENTURY DE SIGN FOR

N O G U CHI Design aficionados will

has a way with flowers, hence her


celebrated work with such major
names as Tiffany & Co, the Museum
of Contemporary Art and the
Australian Ballet. Here the Sydney
florist shows just why she is an artist
in bloom. Going back to the roots of
flower cultivation she introduces the
growers who provide the beautiful
stems for her bouquets. Along the
way she explores the philosophy of
her working life, honouring her tools
of trade and her compulsion to
create beauty. Lisa Cooper, Murdoch
Books, $60

CONTEMPOR ARY HOMES This


guide to collecting iconic vintage
furniture and artworks celebrates
the best of the art deco and
modernist eras and designs by the
big names, Mies van der Rohe,
Verner Panton, Hans J Wegner and
Arne Jacobsen among others. It also
offers useful advice on combining
retro treasures with contemporary
pieces in your own home. Judith Miller,
Jacqui Small, $60

know the name Isamu Noguchi but


probably not the story behind one
of the worlds foremost modern
sculptors and artists. He struggled
to find his identity as a man and an
artist but his love of nature was his
saviour, and is evident in his stone
monuments, Akari lamps, and
iconic coffee table for Herman Miller
some of the designs for which he is
revered today. Hayden Herrera, Thames
& Hudson, $55

6 C AB IN P O R N Subtitled
Inspiration for your Quiet Place
Somewhere, this volume feeds
readers dreaming of a simpler way
of life. Penned by Vimeo founder
Zach Klein, whose Tumblr blog of
the same name collected images
inspiring a group of his friends to
hand-build quirky getaways in the
serene surrounds of upstate New
York. Zach Klein, Penguin, $45

feelings about our sunburnt


country, photographer Kara
Rosenlunds ode to Australian
interiors covers varied and creative
dwellings from beachside hideaways
to inland cottages, shacks to
shipping containers. And front and
centre is the magnificent Australian
landscape, in many ways the hero of
the book. Kara Rosenlund, Lantern, $60
4 LISTENIN G TO STONE: THE

8 KIT KEMP: E VERY RO OM


TELL S A STORY Hotelier Kit
Kemps wildly exuberant use of
colour and pattern on pattern could
so easily be, well, so wrong. But the
master colourist and stylists
projects, from Londons Ham Yard
Hotel to an idyllic house in the
Caribbean, are nothing short of
inspired. Think layered chevrons,
stripes, ikats and florals in lime
green, searing red, hot pink a
mash-up that creates a vibrant and
surprisingly harmonious visual feast.
Kit Kemp, Hardie Grant, $75

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BA Z A AR

N E W

YO R K

GOING
TO TOWN
LA-based interior
designer Reagan
Hayess latest collection
of furniture and lighting
suitably reflects the
surrounding urban
landscape of her newly
opened showroom
in the New York City
Design Center.
reaganhayes.com

LO N D O N

A L L- RO U N D A RO M A
With a laboratory in full sight and
hand-blown coloured bottles lining
the walls, Perfumer H (above) is a
sensory experience that encourages
visitors to become completely
immersed in the craftsmanship
of a fragrance. perfumerh.com

Good to go

These stores are packed with simply


irresistible goods.
B R I S B A N E

IN ESSENCE
Thanks to a light palette,
indoor-outdoor displays,
timber lining boards and
plantation shutters, Jardans
new Fortitude Valley flagship
(left) encapsulates the
quintessential Queensland
home. jardan.com.au

LO N D O N

GLOBAL ROMAN
Achille Salvagni Ateliers new London
outpost showcases the Italian brands
contemporary designs, including the
Bubble lamp (above), crafted by oldworld artisans. achillesalvagni.com
S EO U L

L O S

U R B A N R E P L AY

A N G E L E S

FA R S H O R E S

SWEDISH FASHION BRAND


ACNE STUDIOS CALLED ON
RENOWNED LONDON-BASED
ARCHITECT SOPHIE HICKS TO
PLAY WITH THE CONTRAST
BETWEEN MODESTY AND
A FORCEFUL ATTITUDE IN
DESIGNING ITS NEW SEOUL
FLAGSHIP (RIGHT). THE
RESULT? AN ELEGANT
AND TRANSLUCENT
LIGHTBOX CONTAINING
A ROBUST CONCRETE
INTERNAL STRUCTURE.
ACNESTUDIOS.COM

Sydney fashion retailer


Bassike has hit LAs Venice
Beach, opening its first
international store (right).
The breezy surrounds align
perfectly with the brands
beach-vibe heritage.
bassike.com

SY D N E Y

G FORCE
Online creative hub Local Design has unveiled
its gallery concept retail space in the new arts
precinct of Kensington Street, Chippendale.
A curated selection of Australian talents will
exhibit their finest, including Toby Jones and his
Gravity tables (left). localdesign.com.au

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Bartoli Designs
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SUE CARR

A monochrome palette provides an elegant, restful


backdrop in this Melbourne interior designers home.
Photographs SHARYN CAIRNS Production JE AN WRIGHT

OW WOULD YOU DE SCRIBE YOUR ST YLE? My style is


very much influenced by a scientific approach.
Before I started studying interior design, I was
enrolled in applied chemistry at RMIT. Because of
this scientific background, I have always been
interested in structure and form and the way detail is expressed.
But Im also very interested in the feel of a space the sensory and
emotional experiences that give people a sense of ease and
wellbeing. I aim for a timeless, pared-back aesthetic. Im not
interested in fashions or trends, just simplicity and longevity.
HOW HAS YOUR ST YLE EVOLVED OVER TIME? It continues to develop
and evolve because of two reasons technology and experience.
Technology is now way beyond our imagination. We are able to
experiment and push boundaries as designers and architects. With
the experience of working in challenging circumstances, I am able
to learn from each project. Whether its a one-off residence, or a
large-scale office fit-out, each job teaches me something different.
TELL US ABOUT THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND YOUR WORK? A key factor
in our success has been our workshop approach to every project.
Its non-hierarchical. I sit in the studio with everybody else and I
am hands-on with most projects. The team is fantastic at
maintaining this incredible energy and excitement. It is the sharing
of ideas, experience and expertise that produces the best work.
DOES YOUR DESIGN APPROACH CHANGE WITH E ACH PROJEC T? My
approach does not change, no matter the size, the scope or the
budget. We focus on understanding the clients brief; with an
intelligent design response; and a high level of client service.
TELL ME A LIT TLE ABOUT YOUR H OUSE? I have always loved this
unique cul-de-sac, which has only a handful of properties fronting
the Yarra River. Even though its only minutes from the city, it
feels like youre living in the country. The original property was
a courtyard-style house, designed by architect Harry Ernest in the
1960s. When it came on the market in 2005, I jumped at the
opportunity. The original house was gutted with just a few

This page, from top Sues workspace has an outlook onto greenery.
Florence Knoll desk, Mies van der Rohe Brno chair, Walter Knoll Bucket
chair and Le Corbusier chaise comprise the iconic furnishings. Poltrona
Frau amchair in the library. Opposite page Sue stands beside a Cassina
Mackintosh Willow chair at the entrance. View through to the library.

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Creative Home

This page, from top The kitchen


is a pared-back space with
stainless steel benchtops and
joinery. Custom-designed stools
by Bill Snell. Maxalto table and
Cassina Cab chairs in the dining
area. A Tim Storrier painting
provides a dramatic backdrop for
Le Corbusier sofa and armchairs
reupholstered in grey wool.

boundary walls retained. I kept the courtyard style but opened up


the rooms to invite in the views and light from the garden. I was
able to experiment with unique ideas, while ironing out any issues.
I S YO U R H O M E A S A N C T UA RY O R D O E S I T D O U B L E A S A W O R K
SPACE? When I come home after work, my house does feel like a
sanctuary; I cook and relax. But I also really enjoy working from
home, which I do over the weekend.
WHERE D O YOU SPEND MOST TIME IN YOUR HO ME? The kitchen.
When we built the house, I was really excited to design the entire
kitchen with very few limitations. I wanted stainless-steel benchtops,
and joinery that extends to the dining area. But despite its clean,
uncluttered approach, it is very much a working kitchen and, as
cooking is one of my greatest passions, it is conducive to creativity.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE S? I love my collection
of books, accumulated from four generations. One of my favourite
rooms is the library, which is a soft, intimate space. Recently I have
been collecting childrens books, which I read with my grandson.
D O YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE ARTIST? I have been collecting art for
years and, in our previous home, the walls were filled with art. When
we moved here I found it difficult putting anything on the walls
because it seemed to detract from the garden, the vistas and sense
of calm. However, Australian sculptor Robert Owen is a favourite.
W H AT CO U LD YO U N OT LI V E W I T H O U T ? I am not a possessions
person but I love and treasure my photo albums.
IF YOU DIDNT LIVE IN MELBOURNE WHERE EL SE WOULD YOU LIVE?

Thats easy Milan. Every time I go there I feel I am home. I still


love to catch up with and meet emerging and established designers.
WHICH ARCHITEC TS OR INTERIOR DESIGNERS DO YOU ADMIRE AND

I love Luis Barragns masterful use of space and light, and


the elegant forms Tadao Ando creates from concrete. I also love
almost every project by architects David Chipperfield and John
Pawson, and the work of Belgian architect, Vincent Van Duysen.
WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING ON? A broad range
including Toorak Park, a large multi-residential project, townhouses
in Parkville and a mixed-use development in Brisbane. carr.net.au.
WHY?

This page, clockwise from left


Le Corbusier chaise at the foot
of the stairs. Uncluttered lines
throughout the home. Artemide
Tizio lamps in the main
bedroom that has automated
louvred blades for privacy.
CDesign basins by Carr Design
and Omvivo in the bathroom.

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B E L L E P R O M O T IO N

IN THE GLASS
Visit the new cellar door
to experience what sets
Petaluma apart from
other wineries.

THE FINEST
DETAIL
Discover the rewards of being
meticulous as Petaluma senior
winemaker Andrew Hardy talks
about the winerys exciting new
cellar door in the Adelaide Hills.

B E L L E P R OM O T ION

What is the vision for Petalumas new cellar door?


It must be a place that people want to come back to with their
friends and family to spend some more time at Petaluma and the
Adelaide Hills. We want it to express the three regions where we grow
our grapes Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra and Clare Valley so people
can experience how important a sense of place is to crafting premium
wines. And it must illustrate our commitment to meticulousness.
How did the history and context of the building play its part?
The important aspect of the building is that it looks out to Mt Lofty,
towards our Adelaide Hills Piccadilly vineyards. Petaluma is a pioneer
in the Adelaide Hills and we were the rst to plant in the Piccadilly
Valley. This area was originally market gardens, however it displayed
similar characteristics to the Champagne region so we were condent
it would be the perfect place to plant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
How have you brought the Petaluma brand to life with
the new cellar door?
All throughout the cellar door you will nd references to our
regions and our winemaking philosophy. From the moment you park
your car it starts with the three rammed-earth walls sourced from
quarries in Coonawarra, Clare Valley and Adelaide Hills. At the
entrance to the cellar door is a Petaluma pallet installation that shows
the topography of these regions. Inside, Croser riddling racks are used
throughout these are an important part of our heritage. Croser is
made in the traditional method practised in Champagne, which
requires the bottles to be riddled. We achieve this in a different way
these days, however the riddling racks are a great reminder of our
heritage. A highlight is the glass chandelier which consists of about
700 glasses individually hung in a wave. It is quite spectacular.
In what ways does Petalumas new cellar door appeal
to wine lovers?
The cellar door has wine at its heart. We will be evolving our
offering throughout the year so that visitors have a reason to come
back. We will be creating different experiences to cater for the
different desires of our guests. One of the really great things about our
offering is that we craft wines from three different regions and both
still and sparkling varieties. We even have a fortied collection. So
there is denitely something for everyone.
How does the space and use of materials reect the
Petaluma brand?
We really wanted to be inventive with our use of materials through
the cellar door and surrounds. Our signage is made from bore pipe
from our vineyards, and as you walk down the pathway to the entrance
you will see old posts from our vineyards and, of course, there are the
rammed-earth walls and the pallet installation inside. All these
aspects show how important meticulousness is to our brand. And we
really want people to enjoy and experience all three of our regions.
What makes the new cellar door distinctive to Petaluma?
The illustration of our three regions throughout the cellar door and
on our wine offering, as well as our attention to detail. Also you will
see a touch of yellow throughout not too much but just enough.
We have worked with some fantastic people to bring Petaluma to
life in this cellar door including Grieve Gillett architects, Parallax
Design and Harrold & Kite. These are all local Adelaide businesses,
which was important to us. Now that our new winery is officially
open, we cant wait to welcome people to the
Adelaide Hills and Petaluma.
Visit the new winery in the beautiful Adelaide Hills
at Pfeiffer Road, Woodside, or head online at
petaluma.com.au.

ART OF WINEMAKING
The light and breezy interior is
fitted with artful reminders of
Petalumas winemaking story.
Croser riddling racks line the
walls and benches (top left,
top right and above), while
a chandelier made from
Petaluma wineglasses (below)
always catches the eye.

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The
editing eye

US design curator
and editor Wava
Carpenter picks
the things that
light up her life.

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2
4

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Gi Ponti. [1]
Victoria Gitman. [12]
DO YOU COLLECT ANY THING? Design exhibition catalogues from
the postwar era and contemporary ceramics.
FASHION MUST-HAVES? Acne blouses [6], Oyuna wraps.
FAVOURITE WATCH? Im too minimalist to bother with a watch.
FRAGRANCE OF CHOICE? Again, too minimalist.
THE ARTIST WHO IS AN ENDURING INFLUENCE?
CONTEMPORARY ART YOU MOST ADMIRE?

BOOKS WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW BOTH FICTION AND ART/

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12

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9
8

DESIGN? All the Light We Cannot See [5], Yes Please by Amy Poehler
and Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things [9].
MUSIC WHATS ON ROTATION AT OFFICE AND HOME? There have
been a lot of Rolling Stones documentaries out lately, which has
brought Some Girls back into regular rotation for me [10].
FAVOURITE FLOWERS? Peonies.
BEST DOWNTIME (IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY) PURSUIT? Making things
and painting with my four-year-old daughter.
ENTERTAINING AT HOME AND RESTAUR ANT OF CHOICE? Since
I travel so much, I prefer to eat at home whenever I can.
PREFERRED TIPPLE? Campari [3].
FILMS THAT HAVE INSPIRED YOU? The Lady Vanishes, Vertigo, Late
Autumn, Chinatown, Strictly Ballroom, A Clockwork Orange, The
Royal Tenenbaums, The Master, Pillow Talk, A Single Man, Design is
One, Power of Ten, Mon Oncle [4]. I could go on and on
SHOPS AND ONLINE STORES YOU FREQUENT? The Outnet.
MAGAZINES YOU READ REGULARLY? The New Yorker.
TRAVEL FAVOURITE REGULAR HAUNT AND WHERE IS ON YOUR MUSTSEE LIST?

Acadia National Park, Maine [8].

LIST A FEW OBJECTS OF DESIRE THAT YOU WOULD BUY RIGHT NOW?

Phytophiler terracotta planters by Dossofiorito [2], Maria Chaise


A by Bethan Laura Wood [7], Tessa Eastman ceramics [11].
Wava is content curator for DesignMiami, December 2-6. designmiami.com

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SY LVA I N D E L EU ( T E S S A E A ST M A N ) O M A R N A D A L I N I ( P L A N T E R ) CO U RT E S Y T H E A RT I ST A N D G A RT H G R E E N A N G A L L E RY,
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&tradition fronted up with
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Hayn, Hoof table by
Samuel Wilkinson and
Utzon pendant lamp of
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OPEN-AND-SHUT CASE
Door hardware with a difference, by
Paris designers Bonnemazou Cambus.
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SEE THE LIGHT!


Love the texture and
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Designers
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Winner of the Belle Coco


Republic Interior Design
Award, Matt Gibson, selects his
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GOOD WOOD Scarpa sideboard, in solid oak,


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HAVE A BALL
A fresh take on
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The Top Secret
marble-top secrtaire,
with four rotating
drawers, from
Francesco Meda.
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mirror dazzled, while its
Beetle chair looked wild
in Pierre Frey Jungle'
print. cultdesign.com.au

SWOON SPOONS
Tableware set by
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one of six designers in
Valerie Objects The
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Gilles Neveu unveiled
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wood, steel and Carrara
marble screen as part of
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GIF T GUIDE
From left Tom Dixon Fan dining chair,
POA, from De De Ce. Ivano Redaelli
Voila valet stand, $4850, from Hub.
Kelly Wearstler Minimalist stool, $3975,
from Becker Minty. Artworks by Justine
Varga, POA, from Stills Gallery. Vintage
Tangle sculpture in Gold, $685, from
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TANYA BUCHANAN, EDITOR: My inner gardener desires beautiful plants and vessels, rustic baskets and gorgeous
natural textiles while my repressed interior decorator wants sublime art and chic furniture. Clockwise from left Paul
Bangays Haven acrylic in Pacific and Chinese Fret acrylic in Terracotta, POA, from Elliott Clarke. Pan sculpture,
$8950, and French zinc table, from $5800, both from Parterre. On table Ficus lyrata, $500 each, in bakir kazan,
$2450, all from Garden Life. Wendy Whiteley and the Secret Garden, Lantern, $79.99; 30:30 Landscape Architecture,
Phaidon, $99.95; Belle Beautiful Australian Homes, Bauer Books, $60; Paradise And Plenty: A Rothschild Family
Garden, Pimpernel Press, $100; The Champagne Guide: 2016-2017, Hardie Grant, $49.95, all from Potts Point
Bookshop. Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne and Ros Champagne, $112.50 each, both from Mot Hennessy. Jour
dHerms EDP, $175/85ml, and Voyage en Ikat cup and saucer, $535; dessert plates, $410 each; presentation plate,
$895; all from Herms. Zinc oeil-de-boeuf, $6800, and vintage Tolix chairs, $5900/six, all from Parterre. Handwoven
basket, $75, from Garden Life. Taj floor cushion, $108, and Brooklyn Floral cushion in Green, $152, and Sea
cushion in Blue/White, $181, all from Linen & Moore. Always A Cool Breeze by Colin Pennock, $4000, from Arthouse
Gallery. Cire Trudon candle, $699, from Becker Minty. Shutters, $450, from The Society Inc.

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GIF T GUIDE

JUDY PASCOE, CHIEF SUB-EDITOR: The next best thing to a boarding pass, these items conjure travel to
fabulous destinations such as Paris, Morocco, Palm Springs Clockwise from left Hare + Klein Unearthed
rug, POA, from Designer Rugs. Liaigre 12 Projects, Flammarion, $170, and Diana Vreeland The Modern
Woman by Alexander Vreeland, Rizzoli, $110, both from Potts Point Bookshop. 360-degree under-canopy
Paris design umbrella, $60, from Where Id Rather Be. Caleido duffle bag, $2180, from Gucci. Christopher
Guy Garabato freeform mirror, $3830, from Laura Kincade. 872 N Coronet Circle photograph by Tom
Blachford, POA, from Modern Times. OX Design KS butterfly chair, $2450, from Great Dane Furniture.
Moroccan Tamegroute ceramics, POA, from Garden Life. Needle coral, from $165, from Parterre. Stenmark
agate and pearl chain necklace, $9500, from Becker Minty. Michael Kors Michael EDP spray, $185/100ml,
from David Jones. Vintage Kosta Boda glass vase, $175, from Mitchell Road Antique & Design Centre.

STEVE CORDONY, STYLE DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE: Hits


of Yves Klein blue paired with gold, marble and brass
create a look Id be happy to magically find on any piece on
Christmas morning. Clockwise from left Sliding glass table,
$7900, from Conley&Co. Giorgio Armani, Rizzoli, $275, and
Dior: New Looks, Thames & Hudson, $120, both from Potts
Point Bookshop. Play:5 speaker, $749, from Sonos. Folding
stool, $289, from Douglas and Bec. Lindholdt Petite Machine
floor lamp, $1210, from Fred International. Kerry Armstrong
artwork, $3800, from Becker Minty. Inheritance armchair,
$6765, from Criteria. Grace sculpture by Stephen Ormandy,
$9500, from Olsen Irwin. Mad et Len Terre Noire candle,
$513, from Conley&Co. Acrylic storage boxes, from $24, from
Muji. Goyard pouch, $1550, from Vintage Luggage Company.
Kelly Wearstler Minimalist stool, $3975, from Becker Minty.

GIF T GUIDE

MATUS KUNDRAT, ART PRODUCTION: I love strong graphic pieces that cut beautiful
silhouettes and objects that hark back to mid-century aesthetics. Clockwise from left
Converse Purcell canvas sneakers, $89, from Incu. B&B Italia Husk low tables, from
$2245, from Space. On table Mario Testino: In Your Face, Taschen, $98, from Kinokuniya.
Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M James Bond limited-edition watch, $8600, from Omega.
Coconut wax candle, $65, from Cocolux. Nero Intrecciato duffel bag, $4930, and flannel
wool scarf, $490, both from Bottega Veneta. Artwork by Paul Davies, POA, from Olsen
Irwin. Jonathan Adler Banana ornament, POA, from Coco Republic. Caravaggio floor
lamp, $1310, from Cult. B&B Italia Husk swivel armchair, $7720, from Space.

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LUCY M CCABE, INTERIOR DESIGN EDITOR: My picks are design classics


Ill love forever with a mix of indulgent pieces I can enjoy in the moment.
Clockwise from left Moroso Fishbone table, $2580, from Hub. On table Shiro
Kuramata, Phaidon, $175, from Potts Point Bookshop. Byredo Gypsy Water
EDP, $160/50ml, and body lotion, $76/225ml, from Mecca. Havascape
candle holders, $1495/three, from Becker Minty. ClassiCon Roattino lamp,
$3270, from Anibou. Artwork by Dane Lovett, $7000, from Sullivan+Strumpf.
Cappellini Gong Lux side table, $3038, from Cult. Vintage Tangle
sculpture, $485, from Our Space Interiors. Champagne Coupe saucers,
$265/six, from Becker Minty. Ruinart Ros Champagne, $112.50, from
Mot Hennessy. Gebruder T 1819 210 armchair, $2605, from Anibou. When
Objects Work Mimma marble bowl, $4590, from Hub. On bowl Chlo
Darcey brass ring, $365, and Cline Plaque brass bracelet, $995, and
Knot brass bracelet, $425, all from Parlour X. Hay Lens boxes, from $153,
from Cult. Artwork by John Reid, $2200, from Small Spaces.

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GIF T GUIDE

SARAH HAYES, EDITORIAL COORDINATOR: I come across so many beautiful, covetable things working at Belle, it made it that much more fun to
choose pieces that really reflected my personality. Clockwise from bottom left Greg Natale Iota wallpaper in Black on White, $170.55/roll, from Porters
Paints. Small terrariums, $55 each, from Twisted Lime. Arflex Hug love seat, $6730, from Poliform. Artwork by Michael Wolf, $6000, from Olsen Irwin.
Jonathan Adler Claude modular unit, $2765, from Coco Republic. On shelves from bottom Decode Vessel pendant light, $600, from ECC Lighting+
Furniture. Medusa Hexagon terrarium, $275, from Happy Place Terrariums. FAIR Fair Trade Juniper gin, $75, from selected bottle shops. Apparatus
Studio Candle Blocks bookends, $1485, from Criteria. Hardcover books by F. Scott Fitzgerald, $30 each, from Dymocks. Artworks by Christopher
Phillips, $630 each, from Planet. Hollywood Pool sunglasses, $349, from Karen Walker. Moooi LAfrique printed carpet, $3765, from Space.

GIF T GUIDE
CATHRYN ZHANG, SENIOR DESIGNER: I opted for textures, which
are fantastic at creating a dash of playfulness on simple and classic
shapes. Clockwise from left Artwork by Justine Varga, $2530, from
Stills Gallery. Rei Kawakubo, Taschen, $55, and Jeff Koons, Taschen,
$110, both from Title. Redecker feather duster, $85, from Macleay on
Manning. Wexler shelving unit, $1595, from Coco Republic. Boston
fern, from $35, from Garden Life. Rag & Bone Harris dress, $550,
from Incu. Timothy Oulton Axel coffee table, $2295, from Coco
Republic. On table Wild Fig & Cassis Home candle, $85, and Oud &
Bergamot Home candle, $105, both from Jo Malone. Baxter Nepal
armchair in Blue, $3402, from Criteria. Stellaworks Litha #3 rug in
Grey, $3360, from Living Edge. Vintage globe, $95, from Mitchell Road
Antique & Design Centre. Mario Testino: Private View, Taschen, $900,
from Title. Bala luxe pendant light, $250, from Anaesthetic.

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GIF T GUIDE

HARRY ROBERTS, FEATURES WRITER: Books, films, contemporary art and design classics comprise my picks for Christmas. Clockwise from top left
Basket of Flowers by Tim Schultz, POA, from The Commercial. Stroke by Julie Fragar, POA, from Sarah Cottier Gallery. Arflex Ponti desk, $5750, from
Poliform. On desk, from left Cassina LC7 swivel chair, $5232, from Cult. Selection of Criterion DVDs, from $40, from Title. Library sunglasses, $460, from
Acne Studios. M Train by Patti Smith, Bloomsbury, $32.99, and Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader, Thames & Hudson, $60, from leading booksellers.
Byredo 1996 EDP by Inez & Vinoodh, $180, from Mecca. Apparatus Censer incense burner, $1450, from Criteria. Robert Gober: The Heart is Not a Metaphor,
MoMA, $55, from MCA Store. Raymond Pettibon, Rizzoli, $220, and After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction, NYRB, $55, both from Booktopia. Jrn
Utzon by Justin Trendall, POA, from Sarah Cottier Gallery. Untitled by Noah Taylor, $2200, from Olsen Irwin. We Float by Jess Johnson, $1400, and Pet cat
frightened by Noel McKenna, $7000, both from Darren Knight Gallery. Artwork from Welcome Party (Recent Sculpture) series by Leo Coyte, POA, from
Galerie Pompom. Cassina LC1 armchair, $5604, from Cult. Ashtray etchings (three shown) by Tony Albert, POA, from Sullivan+Strumpf. I love it when
you are a little bit of a new song by Jonathan Zawada, POA, from Sarah Cottier Gallery. Up Air by Gemma Smith, POA, from Sarah Cottier Gallery.

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GIF T GUIDE
JANICE HOGG, SUBEDITOR: Christmas, holidays and summer are a happy trio so my choices invoke lazy
days and delicious ways to keep cool. Clockwise from left Wild kombucha, $17 each /750ml (with refillable
bottle), from Wild Kombucha by Ballsy. Artwork by Alesandro Ljubicic, POA, from Michael Reid Gallery.
Kumquat tree, $295, Contemporary cylinder, $295, and Basil Bangs Miss Marigold umbrella, $450, all
from Garden Life. Paola Lenti Ami outdoor armchair, from $6523, and seat cushion, from $539, both from
De De Ce. Weaved wall hanging by Bronte Wright, $2800, from Shop U. Absolut Citron vodka, $40/700ml,
from selected bottle shops. Marquis by Waterford Brookside pitcher, $199, from Waterford. Paola Lenti
Nido outdoor pouf, from $3289, from De De Ce. Anglepoise + Paul Smith Type 75 Edition Two desk lamp,
$345, from Cult. Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs, Gestalten, $95; Oscar de la
Renta, Assouline, $190; Tree Houses, Taschen, $110; Cabin Porn, Penguin, $45, all from Potts Point Bookshop.
Paola Lenti Tide outdoor pouf, from $3245, from De De Ce. Jets by Jessika Allen Decorative swimsuit, $179,
from David Jones. Hollywood Pool sunglasses, $349 from Karen Walker.

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JOSHUA MORRIS, CREATIVE DIRECTOR: I created a gentlemanly edit


based on quality craftsmanship and focused on the essence of each piece.
Clockwise from left Norton Commando 961 Caf Racer motorcycle in
Manx Silver, $37,490, from Fraser Motorcycles. Metropolitan leather tote,
$995, from Coach. South photographic print by Brooke Holm, $3300, from
Modern Times. The Hill-side pointed tie, $110 each, from Incu. Ardbeg
Supernova Scotch whisky, $245, from Mot Hennessy. BassamFellows
Low Back lounge chair, $9705, from Living Edge. OW150 daybed by Carl
Hansen & Sn, $4800, from Cult. Cashmere throw, $660, from Planet. Ivano
Redaelli Voila valet stand, $4850, from Hub. On stand Vide Poche tray
in Gunmetal Bronze, $330, from Studio Henry Wilson. TimeWalker date
automatic watch, $4400, from Montblanc. Delphinus gift kit, $135, from
Aesop. Derby boots in calf leather, $1040, from Andrew McDonald.

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South Pacific Fabrics. Sika Design Michelangelo cane chaise longue from Domo. Bolster cushion in Madeline Weinrib Fez polyester in Majorelle
Blue from Tigger Hall. Loose cushions in Bethany Linz Josephine polyester in Chartreuse and Osborne & Little Zancudo polyester in Talamanca
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Clockwise from bottom left Vintage Steamer lounge chair from Vampt. Seat cushions in Martyn Lawrence Bullard Majorelle polyester in Cinnamon, and loose
cushion in Martyn Lawrence Bullard Kabba Kabba polyester in Yellow, both from Tigger Hall. Loose cushions in Mallacoota olefin in Marine from Warwick
Fabrics, and Thibaut Portico Sunbrella acrylic in Marine Blue from Boyac. Vintage cane easy chair from Vampt. Seat cushions in Perennials Perfect Setting
acrylic in Denim from South Pacific Fabrics. Loose cushion in Madeline Weinrib Mojave polyester in Coco Brown from Tigger Hall. Ottoman upholstered in
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Clockwise from left Vintage Papasan cane chair from Vampt. Cushions covered in Ralph Lauren Beach Chair Stripe polyester in Marine from Radford
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in Grace Garrett Banana Palms acrylic in Angry Ocean from Sparkk. Sika Design Renoir cane hanging chair from Domo. Vintage cane easy chair from
Vampt. Seat cushions covered in Ralph Lauren Eastern Coast Stripe Sunbrella acrylic in Vintage Cabana, and loose cushions in Ralph Lauren Cricket Club
Stripe Sunbrella acrylic in Cabana Green and Outdoor Terry Sunbrella acrylic in White, all from Radford Furnishings. Ottoman upholstered in Paul Bangays
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seating exhibition in the 19th-century
sculpture gallery of Chatsworth House,
London studio Raw Edges dyed the
wooden floor so the benches appear
to grow out of it. raw-edges.com

DOING the
HONOURS

The design energy was all-embracing as every corner of the city


opened up to celebrate the makers art at London Design Festival.
Portraits CRAIG FORDHAM Report by K AREN M C CARTNEY

T H I S Y E A R S F E S T I V A L was a tour de force of invention, innovation,


inspiration and beauty. Designers, both local and from around the
world, contributed to this creative melting pot of ideas and realised
projects. Installations where the designers could express concepts
on a larger scale showed at Somerset House, while the V&A played
backdrop to some extraordinary contemporary works. Retailers, too,

were galvanised and used their shops to throw parties, workshops,


curate exhibitions and host talks. Decorex in the majestic surrounds
of Syon Park was the perfect counterpoint to the gritty beauty of
Londons East End and somehow this sweep of geography reflects
the broad design net the festival now casts: from tiny designer makers
to big brands and everything in between.

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MAKING THEIR UK DEBUT AT


THE FESTIVAL, US WALLPAPER
BRAND CALICO SHOWED IN
COLLABORATION WITH MALLETT
ANTIQUES DESIGN HOUSE,
CREATING BESPOKE PIECES FOR
THE MAGNIFICENT 18TH CENTURY
DRAWING ROOM IN ELY HOUSE.
SITTING WITHIN THE FRAME OF
ORIGINAL GEORGIAN MOULDINGS,
THE GENEROUS SWEEP OF CALICOS
MARBLED WALLPAPERS ADD A
SYMPATHETIC MODERNITY TO THE
ROOM. CALICOWALLPAPER.COM

Rachel and Nick Cope of


Calico photographed
exclusively for Belle at Ely
House, Dover Street,
London, September 2015.

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On the grid
A collaboration between
British designers Dare
Studio and fashion house
Eley Kishimoto, known for
its graphic prints, plays out
in their new range of timber
furniture, such as the Dare
x Eley Kishimoto drinks
cabinet (below). darestudio.
co.uk; eleykishimoto.com

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AS A COLLABORATOR on the Ready Made
Go project, Toms Alonso designed the Spin
ashtray (below) as an intimate object to be
shared when taken outside the Ace Hotel
Shoreditch. Ace Hotel says its expecting to
lose a few of the covetable copper objects
to souvenir hunters! tomas-alonso.com

CTO LIGHTING launched

a range of refined ceiling,


floor and table lights in
satin brass, alabaster and
handmade glass, including
the Nimbus pendant
(above). ctolighting.co.uk
Shown at the consistently good 100% Norway
stand, Kristine Bjaadals collection of prototype
Hegne vessels (right) combine turned timber
with a ceramic domed lid which in turn acts
as a handle. She says she enjoys that they sit
between functional product and sculptural art
object. kristinebjaadal.no; 100percentnorway.com

AT DECOREX the Future Heritage installation, curated


by design and applied arts critic Corinne Julius, featured
the names to collect in British craft. One such exceptional
talent in both concept and execution is Marcin Rusak,
who shaped petals set in resin into his Flora range, including
the screen (above) and lamp (right). marcinrusak.com

Designer Toms Alonso


photographed exclusively
for Belle at the Ace Hotel
Shoreditch, London
September 2015.

DESIGNER BODO SPERLEIN injects

modernity into homewares for


Mexican brand Tane. Indicative of
the collaboration is the Atlas plate
(above) in walnut with a silver rivulet.
bodosperlein.com; tane.com.mx

FLYNN TALB OT
LIGHTWEIGHT PA PIER-MCH furniture in the form of insects in a range
called Aliens From the Undergrowth (below) showcases Chinese designer
Chenbo Shis celebration of natures beauty in a functional way. chenboshi.com

AUSTRALIAN-BORN Flynn Talbot


has moved to London where he was
showing his new Mesh Space
pendant light (below) a seamless
floating halo of LCDs designed for
New Zealand company Resident.
flynntalbot.com; resident.co.nz

Shadow boxing
Peter Marigolds Bleed cupboard
collection uses the marks of localised
ebonising created through the
bleeding of uncoated steel hardware
to create surface patterns on his
cedar tongue-and-groove cabinets
(below). petermarigold.com

THE PENUMBRA

vessels (below) by
Enemark & Thompson
play with the notions
of internal structure
and external form and
colour, combining
a certain delicacy
with their beautiful
free-flowing forms.
vesselgallery.com

Designer Flynn Talbot


shot exclusively for Belle
at Multiplex, the Tom
Dixon-curated pop-up
department store,
London, September 2015.

L AU NC HING THEIR
colour of the year,
Cherished Gold, through
a series of talks,
installations and designer
collaborations, Dulux
Colour Futures had a
strong presence for the
first time at Tent London
(left). The paint brand
showcased how the
colour worked through
polarities chaos and
organisation, light and
dark, future and heritage.
colourfutures.com

BROTHER AND SISTER DESIGNERS Hallgeir

and Hege Homstvedt designed four graphic


woodland characters (above) bullfinch,
fox, puffin and hedgehog as bookends in
Nordic rock. 100percentnorway.com
hallgeirhomstvedt.com

SHERIDAN COAKLE Y
MARKING 30 YEARS of iconic design
retail at SCP, founder Sheridan Coakley
launched a number of new products and
re-issued some classics. Sofa in Sight
saw the release of six sofas including
Linear sofa by Terence Woodgate and
Solstice by Matthew Hilton. scp.co.uk

Retailer and design


champion Sheridan Coakley
photographed exclusively
for Belle at SCP, in the
Shoreditch Design Triangle,
London, September 2015.

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THE DUTCH DESIGNERS FORAY INTO THE SPACE


WHERE TECHNOLOGY AND AESTHETICS MEET
HAS SEEN HER BECOME THE DESERVING WINNER
OF THE BRITISH LAND CELEBRATION OF
DESIGNS SWAROVSKI EMERGING DESIGNER
AWARD. MARJAN IS PICTURED IN FRONT OF HER
CURRENT WINDOW, AN ENERGY-HARVESTING
SURFACE WHERE ELECTRICITY IS GENERATED,
RATHER LIKE PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN PLANTS, IN
ORDER TO CHARGE DEVICES THROUGH
INTEGRATED USB PORTS. MARJANVANAUBEL.COM

Marjan van Aubel was


photographed exclusively
for Belle in Soho, London,
September 2015.

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Designer Philippe Malouin photographed


exclusively for Belle at the Ace Hotel
Shoreditch, London, September 2015.

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Guest appearance
Celebrating the launch of its
collection in Europe, Herman
Miller showed the refined
minimalism of designer Ward
Bennett at designjunction with
Ward Bennett: The Essence of
Everything. The exhibition
of the late designers greatest
pieces included the Envelope
guest chair (below), designed in
1966. hermanmiller.com

MIC HAE L
ANASTASSIADES
THE INNOVATIVE

LUKE IRWIN s stand

at Decorex was the


epitome of cocooning,
bespoke luxury.
Vitruvian (above),
one of his new designs
with the pattern
eroded, is shown in
Persian hand-knotted
wool. lukeirwin.com

London-based lighting
designer Michael
Anastassiades launched
his first furniture piece as
part of Sofa in Sight, the
Sheridan Coakley initiative
at SCP. He looked to how
people in public spaces like
privacy and his enveloping
Rochester two-seat sofa
and footstool or table
(below) ensure that you
can be at one with your
technology. scp.co.uk;
michaelanastassiades.com

INNOVATIVE L IG H T I NG had a strong presence at


designjunction. For example, by using painted
stainless-steel thread to create his new Blum light
(below), Arturo lvarez illustrated how materials can
express an emotional appeal. arturo-alvarez.com

Designer Michael
Anastassiades was shot
exclusively for Belle
with his first furniture
piece for SCP, London,
September 2015.

Interplanetary craft
The ongoing collaboration between stone specialist
Lapicida and jewellery designer Lara Bohinc has
resulted in the new Lunar Collection. Taking her
inspiration from the planets, Laras glamorous new
designs combine richly coloured marbles within
brass or 18-carat gold-plated steel rims, such as
in the Full Moon side table (left). lapicida.com

B E T H A N G RAY showed
a thoughtful and tailored
range of tables which
expanded on her leather
Collection, with the Three
Colour Brogue leather side
table (left). The range also
encompasses marble tables
in shades of moody green,
muted rose and black.
Her materials palette was
finely tuned and her deep
love of detailing beautifully
expressed. bethangray.com

LIGHTING BRAND

Luum created
a stunning 23-metre
installation of its
Flame light (right)
over seven storeys in
the old Central Saint
Martins building.
byluum.com

ALWAYS PROVOCATIVE, Timorous


Beasties stand at Decorex was a riot
of colour, pattern, print, insects and,
well, splodges of the most artistic
kind. Kaleido Splatt Railroad wall
covering (right). timorousbeasties.com

THIS SLIM CONSOLE from &New is the

Robot Too sideboard (above), designed


as a media stand with zigzag legs giving
it a lightweight dynamism. andnew.co.uk
BENJAMIN HUBERT
MAKING A SHIFT in direction,
Benjamin Hubert unveiled Layer,
a company that will take a
strategic and multi-layered
approach in its engagement with
brands such as Nike, Samsung
and Braun. He has recently
redesigned the collection boxes
for Maggies cancer charity in the
UK and is working with the
Carbon Trust to reduce individual
carbon footprints. Designers have
a responsibility to do things that
help, he says. layerdesign.com

.BODO SPERLEIN, working


with Tane, has developed the
Hadron range of lights (above
right) which exploit the skills
of the Mexican companys
silversmithing heritage while
bringing a sculptural and
modern aspect to the brand.
bodosperlein.com; tane.com.mx

TACTILITY, TEXTURE

and tonality are key in


Ilse Crawfords Sinnerlig
Collection a range for
IKEA that includes this
cork stool (right). ikea.
com; studioilse.com

Taking the biscuit


Lenneke Wispelwey showed at Smug, a
little shop in Islington, where her faceted
porcelain works, such as the bottle, cup
and plate (left), made a charming tonal
collective. She takes a low-tech approach
to her craft, where matt biscuit surfaces
mix with glazed. lennekewispelwey.nl

Benjamin Hubert,
photographed exclusively
for Belle, at the Layer
Studio in North London,
September 2015.

ONE OF THE SIMPLEST and freshest sofa designs was the Tepee
(above) by Lucy Kurrein for SCPs Sofa in Sight exhibition. Taking design
inspiration from the simplicity of a hammock, the structure exploits
industrial cotton canvas through the sides and back. It is beautifully
hand-upholstered at SCPs own factory in Norfolk. lucykurrein.com; scp.co.uk

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OWNER AND CURATOR OF 19 GREEK


STREET MARC PERIDIS SITS IN A
FAVOURITE SPOT ON A RESTORED
MID-CENTURY DANISH SOFA AMID
THE ART OF PROGRESS EXHIBITION
CURATED BY ART PARTNER HUMAN
NATURE. SHOWING HERE ARE
MILTONS GATE, A WORK IN WOOD
BY LESLEY HILLING, BELL LAMP
BY LIONEL JADOT AND THE ANIMAL
FARM NO. 1 WALL LIGHTS BY TOM
STRALA. 19GREEKSTREET.COM
Owner and curator Marc
Peridis was photographed
exclusively for Belle at 19
Greek Street, Soho,
London, September 2015.

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an elegant New York
apartment, is an inspiration.

P H OTO G R A P H BY S H A RY N C A I R N S . H A N DW R I T I N G BY L E S L E Y W O R K M A N

A R R E S T I N G D E V E LO P M E N T Transforming a former factory


into an open, light-filled home and showcase for their impressive
art collection has been a 30-year odyssey for these owners and
their architect. For more see Hive of Industry, p140.

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D stands for decoration in Jacques Hervouets world, and


decorate he does, with an exuberant sense of style and humour.
Photographs STEPHAN JULLIARD/ TRIPOD AGENCY Styling SARAH DE BE AUMONT Words IAN PHILLIPS

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This page A Jacques Adnet table in the entry hall holds a ceramic starfish vase by Antoinette Faragallah, a terracotta horse figure, vintage
chrome Nagel candleholders, a ceramic sculpture by Guillaume Met de Penninghen and an Ethiopian bust. The kinetic artwork is by Romano
Zanotti. Opposite page In the sitting room is a Capri sofa designed by Johannes Andersen, c1955 armchair by Guy Besnard, a c1955 chair by
ARP, and a coffee table with a pressed tin top by Roger Capron. Vases and Figue dish by Antoinette Faragallah. Rug is from Galerie Diurne.
Painting by Ren Roche hangs above a set of triangular tables by Christian Krekels. The mirror was designed by Jacques Hervouet.

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acques Hervouets approach to interior design is based on what he


playfully calls the D-spot. The D stands for decoration, he explains.
You choose an object, a painting or a piece of furniture you really love
and that becomes the focal point of the room, around which the rest is
structured. His ensuing process leaves something to happenstance. I
never have a precise idea of what the final result will be, he admits. For me, its
like a puzzle you put together piece by piece. It can be a little scary for some
clients, but things always turn out alright.
The D-spots in this 230-square-metre, two-bedroom apartment on the Left
Bank in Paris are quite diverse. Jacquess starting point for the study was a small
ash and laminate desk by Jean Royre. In the guestroom, it was a striking photo
by Grard Rancinan of artist Yan Pei-Ming in front of a painting of Mona Lisa
and, in the sitting room, a mirror of his own design whose circular form was
inspired by a baroque pearl earring. The latter led him to favour furniture with
rounded shapes, such as the Johannes Andersen Capri sofa and two chairs
designed in the mid-50s by the ARP (Atelier de Recherche Plastique) collective.
Although Jacques regularly accepts interior design commissions, his main
activity is as a dealer of 20th-century decorative arts. He claims that he always
wanted to work in an artistic field, but got there via a circuitous route. He spent
the early part of his professional life as an advertising executive, and in 1999 he
quit his high-flying position to open a gallery on Pariss Rue de lUniversit with
his sister and brother-in-law. Initially specialising in 19th-century frames and
drawings, he gradually transitioned towards the mid-century designs of Maison
Jansen, Gi Ponti, Raphal Raffel and Jacques Adnet, and is a champion of 1970s
icons such as Marie-Claude de Fouquires and Philippe Cheverny.
It was through the gallery that the owners of this apartment originally
discovered him. They looked around, asked a multitude of questions and said,

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This page The guest bedroom has a vintage chrome and leather desk by Maison Jansen and a 40s leather chair by Jacques Dumont. Desk lamp by Sabine
Charoy and the standard lamp is by Yonel Lebovici. Photograph is by Grard Rancinan and depicts the artist Yan Pei-Ming in front of a reworked version of
the Mona Lisa. Opposite page, clockwise from top left The floor of the entry hall is covered in a geometric-patterned stone. Bronze lamp by Stilnovo. A 70s
lacquered wall light by Verner Panton in the sitting room above tin sculptures by Marie Khouri and a patinated bronze sculpture, Silhouette by Robert
Couturier. The white lacquered wood floor lamp in the sitting room was designed by Paolo Portoghesi. Side table with ceramic top dates from the 50s.

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I like it when theres a


certain frivolity and
little touches of excess.
These pages Two c1955 chairs by ARP flank a boomerangshaped table in metal and black glass by Jean Royre. The
papier mch bear sculpture dates from the 60s. On the
fireplace are a set of coloured terracotta sculptures by Ren
Roche on brass stands designed by Jacques Hervouet.
Pondicherry dining table by Jasper Morrison for Marsotto is
matched with 50s Scandinavian chairs. Lacquered wall lights
by Verner Panton on either side of the fireplace. The tiered
drinks trolley is a 60s Italian design in metal, brass and glass.

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Jacques Hervouet, a decorative arts dealer,
was called on to furnish a Left Bank apartment
which had been restructured by designer Sarah
Lavoine. A fan of wit and whimsy and
colourful interiors, Jacques layered the space
with vintage design pieces, enlivened by quirky
art and sculpture. Knowing when to soft
pedal, such as in the entry hall with its striking
geoemtric-patterned floor, and the main
bedroom with its carved wood wall panels, he
furnished them simply and neutrally so as not
to compete with the main attraction.

This page The engraved wall panels in the main bedroom were created by Zo Ouvrier. Vintage wall light is by Serge Mouille. Wooden totem sculpture is by Edith
Borger. The bench is by Herms. Society bedlinen and throw. Opposite page, clockwise from top left In the kitchen is a Sarah Lavoine-designed table and bench
with re-editions of the DSW chair by Charles and Ray Eames. Holmegaard Selandia blue glass dish and Les Endiabls glassware by Jos Lvy for Saint-Louis.
PVC print dates from the 70s. In the study is a Jean Royre desk in ash wood, laminate and brass, with a Champagne Chair by Erwine and Estelle Laverne.
Custom shelves were designed by Jacques Hervouet. The bust is by Lucien Layafe and dates from 1929. Gi Ponti armchairs. Chandelier by Raak. Vintage bedside
table in brushed steel and black glass by Guy Lefvre for Maison Jansen. Bedside lamp by Serge Mouille. Crystal Saint-Louis carafe and glass from Le Bon March.

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We like what you do, well come back, says Jacques. By then, they had restructured
the flat with the help of interior designer Sarah Lavoine, who transformed the
enormous former dining room into a separate study and master bedroom. She also
renovated the bathrooms and kitchen, and equipped the entrance hall with a
striking, geometric linoleum floor. When it came to choosing the furnishings,
however, they found in Jacques the perfect ally. He never imposed anything upon
us, says the wife. We always felt completely free to make our own choices.
Among his stylistic influences, Jacques cites Fauvism (especially the paintings
of Maurice de Vlaminck) and the legendary English interior designer David
Hicks. What I like in Hickss work is that it was whimsical, but not at all weird,
he says. It was always very controlled and skilfully orchestrated. With both he
is particularly attracted to their use of colour and believes that If there were none
in an interior, Id be miserable. Here, he introduced cobalt blue and teal into the
guest bedroom and installed a bright painting by Ren Roche in the sitting room.
Another important ingredient in Jacquess work is a sense of fun. I like it
when theres a certain frivolity and little touches of excess, he says. Examples
here include the droll owl sculpture in the study and the giant safety pin floor
lamp by Yonel Lebovici in the guest bedroom. Yet he also knows how to play the
subtlety card. A perfect example is the entry hall, which he furnished in neutral
tones so as not to compete with the raucous floor. If Id used anything louder, it
would have been hideous, he says. A similar deference was applied to the master
bedroom with its carved-wood mural of interwoven tree branches by Zo
Ouvrier. In response, Jacques chose lighting by Serge Mouille, whose forms
remind him vaguely of leaves. Its already so discursive you cant impose another
narrative on top of it. D-spots really dont get much bigger than that! #
For more go to galeriehervouet.fr; sarahlavoine.com.

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RIPPLE EFFECT

This stylish new build in Sydneys eastern suburbs takes cues from
its beachside location to deliver a laid-back, shoes-off mindset.
Photographs JUSTIN ALEXANDER Words CHRIS PE ARSON

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This page The house is clad in weather-resistant


timber and Isernia sandblasted stone, from
Artedomus, laid in a crazy-paved pattern, which
references the curves and angles within. Opposite
page A glass balustrade and cantilevered ceiling on
the balcony off the main living area ensure the
spectacular ocean view is uninterrupted. Roda Root
side table, Roda Harp chair and ottoman, all from
Domo. TechnoQuartz floor tiles from Bisanna Tiles.

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erched above the ocean in Sydneys eastern suburbs, this


is a house of curves and oblique angles, its flowing shapes
and beach-influenced decor echoing the ever-changing
surf and coast below. Befitting its sparkling location, its
relaxed and laid-back, inviting you to shed your shoes as
you step onto its limewashed timber floors.
But its unusual shape and special qualities were serendipitous.
Because of the fan-shaped block, a rectangular house wouldnt
have made good use of the footprint, so the curves and angles made
perfect sense, explains the owner. Drawn by the gulls eye
beachfront location, she and her husband, a professional couple
with two now-teenage children, bought the property in 2008. It
was then occupied by a 1930s rendered brick house, with layers of
improvements that masked its origins. After renting out the
house, the family moved in for three years, so they could decide
how to use the site. Says the owner, We wanted to live here first to
track the sun and the wind.
The original house, though, was never part of their plan. They
approached Alex Heyko-Porebski of Porebski Architects to design
a brand-new home. I am a Queenslander, so I had to be able to
walk around barefoot comfortably, says the owner. Of course, it
had to take advantage of the views, be light, but not too bright, and
be sophisticated. We are spur-of-the-moment people too we have
lots of friends around, so it had to be perfect for entertaining.
Key to the new plan was swapping the two upper levels. What
was once the parents retreat on the top level, is now the open-plan

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This page The media room sports a cool, blue-green


palette. Moroso M.A.S.S.A.S. sofa and Kate Hume Rock
vessel from Hub. Vintage Nayoma rug from Cadrys.
Custom black-stained American oak joinery by DSK
Kitchens + Furniture. Atollo table lamp from Euroluce.
Sphaus ET floor lamp from Own World. Christophe
Delcourt OUK and OUM ceramic tables from Ondene.
Artwork by Ildiko Kovacs. Opposite page, from top The
owners two schnauzers feel right at home. Ultra X
Down-Up wall light from Inlite. New York Marble
fireplace from SNB Stone. Vessels from Utopia & Utility.
Christopher Boots Prometheus II wall light from Inlite.

This page, clockwise from top Custom


black-stained American oak kitchen joinery
by DSK Kitchens + Furniture. New York Marble
splashback from SNB Stone. Blanco
floorboards from Havwoods. BassamFellows
Tractor stools from Living Edge. In the living
room, Minotti Capri armchairs, ottoman
and Kirk Cross coffee table from De De Ce.
Custom Spiderweb rug from Robyn
Cosgrove. Artwork by Tim Maguire. Walls of
sliding glass connect the media room with
the garden. Opposite page In the study,
Cassina Cab and Tre Pezzi chairs, Gubi
Grasshopper floor lamp, Poltrona Frau
Esedra ottoman and Bob table, all from
Cult. Porada Bign table from Poliform.
Custom silk border rug from Robyn Cosgrove.

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living area, while three bedrooms occupy the floor below, with a
guest bedroom and entry beneath this and the garage and wine
cellar in the basement. With its wedge shape, this four-bedroom
home was never going to be ordinary, thanks to the sweeping
curves and cantilevers that allow rooms to open on two sides
without interruption. Meanwhile, louvres and walls of sliding glass
ensure constant sea breezes and an indoor-outdoor connection.
The interiors, too, reflect the surf-side location, but they are
also infused with a generous sprinkling of international style. The
owners love a clean, monochromatic palette, says Alexandra
Donohoe of Decus, whom they hired to design the interiors in
2012. She drew inspiration from Dutch designer Piet Boon, whose
specialty is warm minimal. I wanted it to feel like a house where
you could walk without shoes, says Alexandra, with quiet textures
and colours. The timber flooring is a little like driftwood, and you
can see the grain in the black-stained oak joinery. The walls are
crisp and white, but tempered by the joinery to prevent the house
being too light, otherwise it would be a glowing box.
Drawing cues from the owners existing artwork, she has
punctuated the spaces with crisp colour in furnishings and
accessories. The main living room sports reds and russets on a
neutral background, while the media room boasts contrasting cool
blues and blue-greens that temper the heat of the western sun. The
bathrooms are all different, with pale blue and blush tiles in the
sons and daughters respectively, and glamorous luminescent
cognac mosaics in the parents ensuite.
While the family can soak up the seaside scenery, they are
never overlooked. I love the loftiness, says the owner. Its a
luxury to have that height it makes everything feel bigger. Its
private, but you never feel enclosed. #
For more go to decus.com.au; porebskiarchitects.com.au.

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This page A curved passageway leads from


the bedroom, through the walk-in wardrobe to
the ensuite. Gubi Cobra wall light from Cult.
Custom-made bedhead in Dedar Aut Aut from
South Pacific Fabrics. Custom bedside table with
New York Marble top from SNB Stone. Custom
black-stained American oak joinery by DSK
Kitchens + Furniture. Society bedlinen from
Ondene. Opposite page In the ensuite, custom
mirrors by DSK Kitchens + Furniture. Logic Wall
Top Assembly tapware from Rogerseller. Ultra X
Down-Up wall lights from Inlite. Penny Rounds
glass mosaic tiles in Cognac from Onsite.

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In 2008, a couple with two now-teenage children bought a 1930s house overlooking an eastern suburbs
beach in Sydney. Keen to make the best use of the wedge-shaped site, they demolished the house and
built a four-level home designed by Porebski Architects that utilises oblique angles and curved planes.
Alexandra Donohoe of Decus created a relaxed feel for the interiors, perfect for walking barefoot and
for easy entertaining. A monochromatic palette, inspired by Piet Boon, is overlaid with pops of colour
that reference the owners artworks, while timber flooring and joinery provide a subtle textural contrast.

HIVE OF
I N D U ST R Y

Architect Nic Bochsler employed the magic of light


to open up and enhance this former factory space.
Photographs SHARYN CAIRNS Words DEBORAH BARTLET T PIT T

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This page Sliding sitting room doors open fully to a rear


courtyard and its Konstantin Dimopoulos sculpture. Inside, the
Minotti furniture and rug were made to order in Milan. Ceramic
pot by Stephen Benwell; photographic still life above fireplace by
Marian Drew. Opposite page On the coffee table, whose dark glass
inserts were designed to reduce visual bulk, are acrylic sculptures
by Phillip Low, and Words I Wish I Had Not Said, an object by
Heather B Swann made of champagne cork, clay and wire.

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W H AT S MO S T S T R IK I N G AB OU T T H I S BUI L DI N G I S HO W R E A DI LY
I T E VOLV ED TO ACCOMMO DATE I T S OW NE R S CH A N G ING N E E D S.
This page An installation by Hiromi Tango hangs beside three works by Janet Laurence. The resin sculpture is by Kate Rohde. Opposite page, clockwise
from top left A painting by Del Kathryn Barton hangs next to the Marian Drew photographic still life. A Brendan Huntley ceramic sits on the kitchen bench.
A clever contrivance turns the sitting area wall-mounted television from a potential incongruity amid the artwork to a visual triptych in its own right.

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This page, clockwise from top left


A display of six handmade bricks by
German artist Willi Siber hang on
the wall opposite a photograph of a
woman with a shell by Petrina Hicks.
The candlesticks on the bookshelf
are by Peter D. Cole and the
standing artwork of a photographer
in screen-printed jute and plywood
is by David Noonan. Upstairs
hallway looking through to the
master bedroom and its views over
the rear courtyard. Opposite page
In the entrance hall, a work by Dale
Frank and a photographic collage by
Bill Henson hang above a sculpture
by James Angus. The Edra Jenette
chair in Red is from Space.

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ts ironic that the converted 1908 Melbourne knitting mill thats been
home for its present owners for the past 30 years had earlier planning
authorities in a spin. Live in a factory? The concept was so disconcerting
that the initial conversion took 14 years of planning, permits and headaches
for its then visionary architect owner, who eventually sold without ever
having lived in the finished product himself.
The present owners were intrigued by the prospect, however. Having
raised five children in a large traditional house, they were ready for a change.
The space appealed to us because it does so much for the artwork, they say.
It was way ahead of its time. We knew of only one other person then who lived
in a warehouse and that was Harry Miller in Sydney. I used to go on the train
into the city and see this warehouse and think how cool that someone was
living in it. Thats how strange it was. The whole ease of life appealed to us.
Whats most striking about this building is how readily it has evolved to
accommodate its owners changing needs. Always beautiful, it was first
photographed for Belle in 1988 when its exposed bricks, dark timber, open
fireplace, and shades of red and brown were chic and of their time. Its layout
was a radical departure, however. Behind perimeter brick walls with no
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that provided light and private garden views. A three-storey lightwell


completed the job, suffusing central areas with sunlight.
Over the decades the owners worked with architect Nic Bochsler in
progressive hits, creating an entry hall, glazing upstairs study walls for visual
access to the courtyard, altering the kitchen to accommodate a love of
cooking and replacing the open fireplace. About five years ago, we saw an
all-white exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery and said, weve got to have
one more go. This time Nics brief was for an overall re-think, to maximise
the buildings strengths while providing optimum display space for their
extensive art collection. The transformation creates the effect of space far
beyond the actual proportions, largely achieved through visual manipulation.
Take the blade. Ceiling-mounted casing that starts from the entry hall,
swoops over the kitchen and living areas and extends out to the rear courtyard
to provide shelter for outdoor dining, the blades practical purpose is to
accommodate wiring for air conditioning and LED lighting. But it also has
the counter-intuitive effect of visually raising low ceilings. By bringing the
blade right from the entry you feel, yes, this is a bit low, says Nic, but it
makes the rest of the ceiling feel higher in contrast. It also feels like its going
on forever, which makes the space feel much bigger its just an illusion.
That same elongating effect is achieved by the addition of a display ledge
and hearth that extends almost the entire length of the ground floor. Nics
dimensions are so interesting, say the owners, like the latest fireplace,
which we thought would be too big but actually makes the sitting area feel
more generous. Hes very good at putting big statements into small spaces.
To maximise light, the rear was fully glazed and incorporates a twostorey void with glazing set into the roof, benefiting both the downstairs
sitting area and the upstairs master bedroom, which is open to the void.
Lights were fitted under the blade to wash across the ceiling, and beneath the
living room ledge and kitchen bench to bathe the new oak floorboards.
The owners are thrilled with this latest iteration of the factory theyve
loved for decades and whose old walls accommodate a shared fascination
with a very contemporary aesthetic. #
For more go to bochsler.com.

This page In the main bedroom is a paper work on


panel by Greek artist Pavlos Dionysopoulos and an
installation by Emily Floyd. The bed, custom made by
Minotti in Milan, is in the same linen as the sofas
downstairs. Opposite page, clockwise from top The
Konstantin Dimopoulos work dominates the courtyard.
The Corian blade provides protection for a Richard
Schultz for Knoll table. The main bathroom is clad in
Corian. Moroso Klara armchair in bedroom from Hub.
Rick Amor bronze sculpture on shelf. Acrylics by New
Zealand artist Judy Darragh.

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When the owners first moved into this converted Melbourne factory 30 years ago they
were ahead of their time. Architect Nic Bochsler has worked with them to tweak the space
as their requirements evolved. This latest, comprehensive renovation has visually expanded
the home with white walls and new pale American oak flooring. A ceiling blade for wiring
has visually elongated the space and clever lighting gives the appearance of greater width.

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HEIGHT
OF STYLE

High ceilings and spacious proportions keep this


150-year-old Mexican house cool in vibe and temperature.
Photographs TIM STREET-PORTER Words ANNIE KELLY

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This page The living room features a vast convex metal sculpture
powder-coated in blue by David Serrano. Underneath is
Colossus Bunny by Joe Ledbetter. A pair of 1940s French chairs
upholstered in a boucl fabric from Los Angeles sit next to an
Ionic capital gesso table. Opposite page The subtle exterior of
the house belies the dramatic spaces inside. The sconces are
19th-century gas coach lights converted to electricity.

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hroughout Mexicos Yucatn, the older traditional houses


generally have tall ceilings in the rooms at the front of the
building, with ceiling fans to help keep them cool and doors that
open directly onto the street. In the Mrida home of Robert
Willson and David Serrano, their Annapolis, Maryland, architect
Chip Bohl has reversed the usual order. While keeping the original 150-yearold front rooms intact, Chip created a series of tall spaces that graduate in
height and lead to the back of the house, which has been kept open to the sky.
Here, he created an elegant outdoor courtyard with a swimming pool that
runs the length of the propertys back wall. Robert worked closely with Chip;
he travelled to Mrida every few months to supervise the work, learning
Spanish and honing construction skills during the process. I found the
builders still reflected the Mayan construction techniques, says Robert, they
would build the entire wall, then cut the window out.
Robert and Mexican-born David are co-owners of the Los Angeles gallery
Downtown, which sells period and vintage furniture from the 20th century,
and the house reflects this preoccupation. Moving from room to room you see
spaces that seem right out of the 1920s but are filled with a mix of furniture and
lit by a parade of light fixtures from all decades, in particular the 1970s.
Somehow this all fits together. David has the sensibility of an artist and is
fascinated by the object itself not necessarily when it was made.
He cites his love of foreign films as another big influence since set directors
tend to mix periods. It took him two years to collect all the furniture, using
measurements of the house as he did not visit until it was finished. For me,
says Robert, I have to see a house first, but David was able to do it from afar.
Happily, when the containers arrived, the rooms took shape with few changes.
On first impression, the overall style of the home is neoclassical. David is
very influenced by Mridas boom-time in the 19th-century, says his partner,
when the furnishings were international, very French and Spanish in style.

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This page In the study, a pair of Stork Nest chairs in steel and twine
from Atelier Dmiurge are a functional part of the seating group.
Against the back wall are 19th-century Italian terracotta sphinxes
on custom-made tables. Opposite page, from top A painting by local
Mrida artist Irvim Victoria dominates the room. An early 20th-century
Venetian grotto chair is next to the coffee table. A Genovese bench
upholstered in Michael S. Smith Star fabric from his Jasper range sits
beneath a 1940s painting by Belgian artist Gustave P. Imberechts.

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This page The high ceilings are accentuated by a pair of 60s French brass chandeliers from
Downtown. The white oak Niko kitchen table is part of Downtowns Classics collection.
Owner Robert Willson designed the floor tiles. Opposite page, from top In the dining room,
part of the original wall was preserved to add texture to the space. A mural overlooks
the pool. Pieces from the couples Downtown store finish the setting. The Murano glass
chandelier came from LA. The back garden is accessed via the kitchen. A painting by
LA artist Roberto Gil De Montes hangs above a 19th-century Italian marble table.

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Opening the front door, you are greeted by a row of high oval windows
specifically added to hold urns from the couples collection. Past a huge
hanging blue enamelled disk, which takes up considerable wall space, the
house opens to a long enfilade leading straight to the back of the property. The
next sitting room has a more pronounced neoclassical mood, furnished with
two large terracotta sphinxes flanking a table filled with a collection of Romanand Egyptian-style figurines. Most of the furniture here continues this theme,
however the space is punctuated by a pair of contemporary French wire chairs
of steel and twine from Atelier Dmiurge in New York.
Following on are two guest bedrooms and a passage to the garden that is
also a wall library packed with books on design and architecture. Books are
also piled up in nearby rooms, especially in the bedroom called the black
room, thanks to the colour of its tiled floor and hand-embroidered black-andwhite Mayan bedspread bought at a local store. Moving along the passage, the
second guest room has a Napoleonic campaign-style bed, and a small selection
of the couples photography collection, which includes work by Mexicos most
respected photographer, Manuel lvarez Bravo.
As the ceilings are subtly raised throughout the house, by the time you
reach the kitchen it takes a moment to notice the dramatic double-height
ceiling that befits the centre of household activities. Here, a white oak kitchen
table encircled by stools, all custom-designed for Downtown, adds to the
impressive counter space. The tiles used on the floor and throughout the rest
of the house were designed by the couple. An oversized open hatch looks
through to the dining room, where French doors open onto the back courtyard
and pool. The dining room is anchored by a long Italian table underneath a
large chandelier which the couple found by the side of the road in Los Angeles.
Outside, stairs lead up to a large roof terrace, where the couple spends
happy hours with friends catching the northern breeze from the Gulf of
Mexico and drinking mezcal. After all the hard work, Robert says, It must
have been worth it, as I am looking into doing another house here! #
Casa Mexico, at Home in Mrida and the Yucatn, by Annie Kelly and Tim
Street-Porter will be published by Rizzoli New York in April 2016.

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This page The original beamed ceiling is a feature of the guestroom, where a French neoclassical chandelier hangs in front of
a 1910 linen archery target from Belgium. A pair of verdigris iron lamps with custom shades flank the vintage American bed.

Opposite page For the master bathroom, owner David Serrano designed a locally made red limestone bath. An antique English
bleached oak chair provides a contrast. A 1920s Chinese brass dragon pendant lamp adds to the eclecticism of the room.

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The owners of 20th-century vintage gallery Downtown
in Los Angeles engaged Maryland designer Chip Bohl to
revamp their 150-year-old home in Mrida in the Yucatn
Peninsula. Reversing the traditional order of houses in the
region, Chip kept the front rooms intact, creating a series
of tall spaces at the back that lead to an outdoor courtyard
and swimming pool. The couple furnished the house with
a mix of pieces from all decades of the 20th century,
especially the 1970s, to create a cool retro vibe.

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HELLO SUNSHINE

The all-day dance of light within this homes interior layers


a dynamic beauty onto a space with special requirements.
Photographs NICHOL AS WATT Words JENNA REED BURNS Styling LUCY McCABE

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This page High north-facing windows in the living room welcome


in all-day sun while shaded lower windows offer views over the pool
and garden. Bondi dining table from Urban Couture. Porro Gentle
chairs from Space. Artwork by Marisa Purcell. Amboa Gundivos
vessel from Spence & Lyda. Opposite page Cane-line Curve lounge
chair from Spence & Lyda. Framed print by Monique Auricchio.

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B EC AU S E E M M AS HO U S E H A S T H I S R U S T I C AT E D
F E E L I N G , L IKE A PIECE OF DR I F T W O O D,
I T S O L D NE S S I S I NH ER E N T IN I T S N E W N E S S.

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These pages The Mud chandelier


from Peponi and antique sideboard
from Manyara Home soften the
sleek monochrome interiors. Leila
sofa from Jardan. Coffee table
from Mark Tuckey. Tableware from
Planet. Ay Illuminate ceramics from
Spence & Lyda. Rug from Cadrys.

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A C AT H E D R A L C E I L I N G A D DS
DR A M A AN D VOLU M E , W I T H
LOW E R PI TC H E D CE IL I N G S OVE R
T H E G UE S T R OOM S G I VI N G
A M O R E P R I VAT E E MB R AC E.

This page Unexpected openings link the homes two levels, emphasising the interconnectedness of the expansive volume. Lighting the study area is a Miller desk
lamp from Fred International. Artek Chair 26 desk chair and 606 Table side table, both from Anibou. Cassina 381 Torei nested tables from Cult. Opposite page
The materials palette of marble, timber and steel used in the kitchen will age beautifully. Kubus bowls from Fred International. Artwork by Julian Meagher.

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SYDNEY

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An existing home was completely rebuilt to cater for the owners diminished
mobility. Architect Hannah Tribe of Tribe Studio Architects worked with the owner
to create a space that enables her to maintain her independence and to create
a robust family home for her husband and young son. Openings and passageways
are wide and features such as adjustable bench heights included. Levels on the
ground floor and between indoors and out are the same.

This page Society bedlinen from Ondene in the guestroom. Lektor table lamps from Fred International. Hans J. Wegner bedside table from Great Dane Furniture.
Opposite page top The airy main bedroom. Nest artworks by Jonathan Delafield Cook. Lektor floor lamp from Fred International. Below Exterior view of the house.

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he most beautiful feature of this house on Sydneys


north shore isnt an element of the built structure, lovely
though it is, but something transitory that enhances the
occupants lives from dawn to dusk. This house is about
interiority, says its architect, Hannah Tribe, so the
play of light is important. In the living area the lower windows to
the north have hoods, but the high ones dont. Sunlight streams in
and traces around the walls all day. It also reflects off the pool onto
the kitchen ceiling to create David Hockney-style patterns. The
overlay of light effects make it a dynamic place to live.
The house is home to Emma Maher, husband Richie and son
Louis. When Emma was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis some
years ago, she and Richie moved to the north shore from the inner
west, where the smaller houses and crowded streets were becoming
an obstacle to her diminishing mobility. They bought a flat-faced
Californian bungalow on a large, level, north-facing site and
planned to renovate. But its small rooms and narrow doorways saw
Hannah suggest a better solution was to demolish and start again.
Even though the street contains a mix of architecture, the
house is striking and unusual. A large hipped roof that perfectly
mirrors the pitch of the old bungalows roof rises above the street
trees. Walls are clad in bricks salvaged from the demolished
building, and the two upper-level, street-facing windows are
unconventionally square. Across the front elevation a horizontal
band of bricks laid vertically traces the memory of the old house, as
does the roof pitch its apex now a metre higher than the original.
The palette of materials and Emmas choice of furnishings and
artwork combine to give the interior an elegant, serene character.
I think the house has a feminine interior palette, says Hannah,
but at the same time it is really robust in its proportions and
construction. Because Emmas house has this rusticated feeling,
like a piece of driftwood, its oldness is inherent in its newness.
And the materials like the marble kitchen bench and tumbled
marble bathroom wall tiles will become more beautiful with age.
The brief was simple: the house had to function well for Emma.
Maintaining my independence was imperative, so there were
specific needs we couldnt compromise on, she says. The kitchen
bench height is adjustable, all doors slide, light switches are lower,
openings and passageways are wide, and the level the same between
indoors and out. Its main function was to be a practical, robust,
family house, says Emma. My husband and son are very active so
we wanted something that wasnt precious. But this is also a very
calm and relaxing space to be in, and the use of light is mesmerising.
The study upstairs is Richies domain. Beside it is a play space
for Louis, a bathroom and two guestrooms with walls that slide
back to become part of Louiss area. A cathedral ceiling adds drama
and volume, with lower pitched ceilings over the guestrooms
giving a more private embrace. Hannah describes the design as
shells of houses within houses, with layers of ceilings that the light
spills over and around. Visually linking the two levels are openings
in walls and ceilings, including one through which the chandelier
over the dining table hangs, with the cable playfully looping out of
the skylight and over Richies desk upstairs.
We wanted to create interior complexity, given Emma has a
very interior life, says Hannah. The brief was about beauty.
Emma worked at Belle and is interested in her interior environment.
She has exquisite taste and was a true collaborator in the design.
It was very much her house, her baby, and I was the facilitator. #
For more go to tribestudio.com.au.

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When she moved from London to New York, a young art


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These pages Rafael de Crdenas /Architecture at Large


designed the living room sofa which sits underneath an
artwork by Isabelle Cornaro. The lamp by the window is by
Ettore Sottsass; the one to the right is by Jean Royre. The
leather chair is by Jacques Quinet from Maison Gerard. The
gold-framed chair is by Mattia Bonetti and was bought
from Paul Kasmin Gallery. Rug is from Fort Street Studio.

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collector put her trust in Rafael de Crdenas to shape her new home.
Photographs FLOTO + WARNER Words KARINE MONI

This project was inspired by creating excitement and


dynamism, not through colour but through objects, forms, art.

This page The artworks in the apartment are perfectly in sync with the furniture. Here, a painting by Oscar Tuazon is matched with a chair by Pierre Paulin and a coffee table
by Maria Pergay. Opposite page, clockwise from top left Above the Gi Ponti desk and the Pierre Guariche chair is an artwork by Louise Bourgeois. Gino Sarfatti sconces from
Galerie Kreo flank a Yayoi Kusama painting hanging above the mantelpiece in the living room. In the main bedroom, a Sterling Ruby painting is the focal point behind a pair of
1958 armchairs designed by Joseph-Andr Motte from Demisch Danant. A 70s French-style cocktail table from Flair Home Collection sits on a carpet from Inigo Elizalde Rugs.
The floor lamp is by Giacomo Ravagli, and the ceiling light is by Stilnovo from John Salibello.

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pair of armchairs as the inspiration for an interior design


concept could be considered quite original, almost
improbable. However, Rafael de Crdenas who heads
Architecture at Large has proven it was the right choice for
this elegant two-bedroom apartment, nestled in a pre-war
building in Manhattans Greenwich Village. While travelling in Basel,
Switzerland, the designer found two 1958 sand-coloured armchairs,
upholstered in leather, designed by Joseph-Andr Motte. He immediately
called one of his British clients, who had become a friend after he designed
her home in London a few years prior. Coincidence or destiny, the young
art collector wanted to start a new chapter of her life and had decided that
New York where she had previously lived during and after her university
studies was the perfect place to continue her non-profit work. Once
again, and this time across the Atlantic, she trusted her talented friend.
Although the 300-square-metre apartment is located in a quiet and
mostly residential district, the neighbourhood still keeps the arty and
bohemian atmosphere that existed there previously. Inside, the airy floor
plan consists of a single level and a duplex that had been combined some
years earlier. The living room, dining room, kitchen, office, lounge and
guestroom occupy the ground floor, while the first floor houses the luxury
master suite. Two terraces offer additional space and beautiful skyline views.
The whole palette came from the two Joseph-Andr Motte armchairs,
which are now in the master bedroom. That was our starting point. I got
into this beige-on-beige fantasy, though of course there are colourful
twists throughout, says Rafael. The beige and off-white were used
consistently across various material types to create an elegant yet warm
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interior mouldings and we thought about how to treat these to make them
feel up-to-date. In the main hall, we high-gloss-lacquered all the walls and
mouldings to produce a dazzling effect that set a tone in line with the
contemporary mood of the art and furniture, he says.
Most of the furniture is French mid-century, such as the chair by Pierre
Paulin, the coffee table by Maria Pergay, the vintage Jean Royre and Ettore
Sottsass lamps, and the desk by Gi Ponti. Rafael also designed some pieces.
I am interested in culture at large fashion, cinema, music, art and how
quickly those things change and evolve, he says. This particular project
was very much inspired by creating excitement and dynamism, not through
colour but though objects, forms and art. For Rafael, the creative process
starts by writing a fantasy script where he envisages the clients ideal
lifestyle. Then as the project gets more real, the fantasy aspect is embedded
in the designs DNA.
The stylish, London-born and raised owner of this apartment gave the
designer carte blanche to define the overall concept, select the materials and
choose the furniture. However, the art selection was a joint decision and is
a seamless part of the interiors. Among the contemporary artworks are
paintings, sculptures and photographs by Mark Grotjahn, Louise Bourgeois,
Isabelle Cornaro, Yayoi Kusama, Nobuo Sekine, and Oscar Tuazon.
A fan of Rem Koolhaas because of the way he samples from pop culture
to participate in and help direct high culture, Rafael draws inspiration
from eclectic references, such as the work of Austrian architect Adolf Loos,
classic and historical design forms such as the Ionic column, and everything
that comes from almost everywhere. Each time he starts a new project, he
feels a sense of adventure that he strives to share with his clients.
Unsurprisingly, the designer is currently working on very diverse
spaces, including several commercial projects in New York and two
residential properties in Europe: a pool house in the English countryside
and a contemporary apartment in Paris. It seems that staying busy is the
best way to boost creativity. #
For more go to architectureatlarge.com.

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This page A Baccarat chandelier adorns the entrance.


Table and chairs designed by Rafael de Crdenas /
Architecture at Large. Opposite page, from top In the
living room alcove the daybed, custom designed by
Rafael, is upholstered in a Bergamo fabric. Vintage
lamps by Jean Royre and two Mark Grotjahn
artworks. Mathieu Matgot chairs with a BDDW table,
and a banquette designed by Rafael and upholstered
in Holly Hunt leather. Photographs by Walead Beshty.
Pendant lights by Bethan Laura Wood are from Nilufar.

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SPEED READ
A keen art collector relocated from London to New York and settled into a pre-war apartment in
Greenwich Village. She called on designer Rafael de Crdenas, who had fashioned her London home
previously, to work his magic on the 300-square-metre space. The starting point for the design was
a pair of sand-coloured 1958 chairs by Joseph-Andr Motte that the designer had found in Switzerland.
That set the tone for a beige-on-beige fantasy, enlivened by glossy walls, contemporary furniture
by the likes of Pierre Paulin, Jean Royre and Gi Ponti, and an impressive array of paintings,
sculptures and photographs by Mark Grotjahn, Louise Bourgeois and Oscar Tuazon among others.

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This page Above the bed custom designed by Rafael is


Artwork #72 by Roy Colmer. The artwork to the left is
Twilight by Rob Pruitt. Opposite page The colourful wall
and ceiling in the stairwell is by Assume Vivid Astro Focus.

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Uniquely Australian inspiration and practical


advice from the pages of House & Garden,
H o m e s + , r e a l l i v i n g a n d B e l l e . N o w u n d e r o n e r o o f.

four homes, one new address

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Sandstone paths and


avenues of pleached
pears lead to an elegant
oasis created by garden
guru Peter Fudge.
Photographs JASON BUSCH Words GEORGINA REID

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This page The straight trunks of pleached pear


(Pyrus Chanticleer) punctuate an expanse of
white sandstone paving leading from the side
of the house to the rear garden. Opposite page,
from top The front garden is simple and elegant
a wide sandstone pathway flanked by pear
trees and low hedge planting leads from the
street to the front door. Water overflows from
a stone urn into a simple square pond, providing
a strong focal point in the rear garden.

I wanted to
create a sense of
drama, making
the journey
from the street
welcoming and
bold, yet simple.

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his garden on Sydneys north shore surrounds a


restored federation-style home. The owners, a
young family, wanted a garden that suited the
traditional feel of the residence and reflected their
lifestyle. They engaged landscape designer Peter
Fudge to achieve this and the result is a gorgeous modern classic
garden thats both incredibly usable and beautiful.
An important element of the design was to provide the home
with a strong feeling of welcome. The front door was located at
the side of the house and I wanted to create a sense of drama
around this making the journey from the street really
welcoming and bold, yet simple, says Peter.
Tall pleached pears (Pyrus Chanticleer) line the wide
sandstone entry pathway and, as well as providing a sense of
direction and formality, their height also works to screen the
neighbouring home. The structure created by the avenue of pear
trees is accentuated by large plantings of clipped box hedges.
Large classical urns overflowing with clipped box spheres and
under-planted with silver kidney weed (Dichondra Silver Falls)
also draw visitors towards the front entry.
The rear garden, while still in sync with the traditional nature
of the property, has a stronger, more modern feel than the front,
according to Peter. This area is viewed from the verandah
above, he says. This means the lines had to be quite strong and
bold, to tell the story of the space.
Peter achieved this by using large-format stone steppers set in
both gravel and lawn. Viewed from above, they provide a strong,
contemporary aesthetic, and also work to visually link the
various levels within the rear garden.
Emerging from a bed of cream Marulan gravel is a row of
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Large stone steppers connect the
stairs to the pool and lend a strong
contemporary feel to the rear
garden. Classical urns planted with
buxus spheres and silver kidney
weed punctuate the expanse of box
hedge leading to the entry. Antique
Turkish taps spill water into a raised
trough on the rear verandah of the
house, flanked by box spheres and
creeping fig (Ficus pumila).

and providing filtered views to the pool. Wide steps lead down
from this space to meet the pool and lawn. Beyond the lawn sits
a sunken gravel area with a large olive jar fountain flanked by
four box spheres. This area functions both as a stunning
destination within the garden and as a kids play area, suggesting
the two kids and gardens can coexist, Peter says.
Restraint is something Peter Fudge does like few other
landscape designers. His gardens always err on the side of
simplicity, detail and elegance, and this garden is no different.
The plant and material palettes are considered and minimal
the plants are chosen for their structural qualities as well as their
suitability to the environment, and the materials used can be
counted on one hand sandstone, Marulan gravel, hardwood
timber and metal garden edging. Thats all. He has masterfully
combined them in response to the clients brief and site
constraints to create a contemporary yet classic garden, befitting
the residence it surrounds and the family who inhabit it.
The thing I like most about this garden is that my clients
enjoy and use it, says Peter. This says it all Peter Fudges
gardens are not just about looks. Theyre loved well, used well,
and are always beautiful. What a combination!
For more go to peterfudgegardens.com.au. Visit Georgina Reids
website, the planthunter.com.au.

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Leang home
Matt Cantwell of Secret Gardens
is reshaping backyards into
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WERE YOU ALWAYS INTERESTED IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN? My parents


divorced when I was seven and my mother moved to England. I
would visit for lengthy stays and saw many gardens with her and
also learnt a lot about architecture. My father was a builder, and I
earned pocket money, not just on his projects but building a large
garden at home.
HOW DID YOUR BUSINESS START? I gained my design qualifications
while working in landscaping. I saw a real opportunity to design
and construct gardens. So Secret Gardens was born. I got my name
out there doing letter drops and the work flowed from there.
WHAT INSPIRES YOUR DESIGN? As I get older I feel my gardens are
getting simpler. What really excites me are the plants. The best
designs have the right balance between the horticultural and the
structural. Plants make a garden special, not garden bling.
FAVOURITE GARDENS IN THE WORLD? Last year I visited Katsura
Imperial Villa in Kyoto, which left a strong impression on me.
The simplicity of the interiors and the connection to the gardens
was inspiring. I also love Central Park in New York. It highlights
the value of green spaces to our wellbeing.
D O YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE LO O K? Sydneys landscape varies
dramatically as do plot sizes and architectural styles. So, we need
to be flexible. I hope our gardens provide facility and space as well
as interest, privacy and intimacy from a strong planting scheme.
THE CHALLENGES OF WORKING IN SYDNEY? There is still a part of the
market that undervalues simple, refined design with the emphasis
on planting. We encourage clients to embrace the opportunities
that great planting can provide, such as privacy and shade.
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design highlights and connects wonderfully with our living areas.
YOUR ADVICE FOR GARDEN PLANNING? Less is more [3].
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spot. I love the foliage of Euphorbia wulfenii.
FAVOURITE FLOWERS? Those you can cut and enjoy inside or give to
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M EN U

THE
RIDDLER

Adam Goodrum solved the perfect


puzzle when he created this special
piece as an ode to the intrepid
Madame Veuve Clicquot.
Photographs PETE HAWK Words TANYA BUCHANAN
Recipes MAT LINDSAY Recipe editor CHRISSY FREER

ADAM GOODRUM
PHOTOGRAPHED FOR
BELLE BY SEAN
FENNESSY AT CULT.

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M EN U

This page, from top left The

t was a match made in hedonist heaven when Australias celebrated


industrial design guru Adam Goodrum collaborated with one of
Frances finest exports, Veuve Clicquot, to interpret the esteemed
marques winemaking past. Adams creation of the Riddling Stool
harked back to the innovative thinking of the Champagne houses
legendary matriarch Madame Veuve Clicquot. The design piece embraces the
values of the house and contemporary design techniques much like Madame
Barbe-Nicole Clicquot did back in the 1800s. The intrepid widow pioneered
the revolutionary riddling technique with the assistance of her cellar master
Antoine de Mller in the early 19th century. This made the essential and pesky
process of disgorgement (or the removal of unwanted sediment) more efficient
and economic and enabled her to produce more wine and export globally,
propelling her ahead of her main rival, Jean-Rmy Mot.
The team at Cult are big fans of both Adams work and a drop of Veuve and
they celebrated the launch of the riddling stool with an elegant dinner in their
Sydney atelier in Chippendale. Guests dined on a sensational menu from the
chef Mat Lindsay and the team from Ester. This was the first time the highly
acclaimed Ester team had cooked for a crowd outside their Chippendale eatery
and the dinner guests were wowed by the delicious seasonal menu.
Innovation and design are central to the story of Veuve Clicquot, says
Sam Dennis, brand manager for Veuve Clicquot. In 1816, Madame Clicquot
invented the riddling table which revolutionised the production of Champagne
and is still used today by most Champagne houses. The house has continued
this tradition of engaging with great design, collaborating with global icons
such as Tom Dixon, Andre Putman and Karim Rashid. We are extremely
excited to work with Adam Goodrum and the Riddling Stool our very first
Australian collaboration.
For more go to cultdesign.com.au; moet-hennessy-collection.com.au.

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table set for a delicious


dinner by the award-winning
team from Ester. The delicate
floral arrangements of
orchids and peonies were
created by Sydney florist Mr
Cook. The upper level of Cults
industrial Sydney space was
transformed for the evening.

PICKLED MUSSELS
WITH POTATO
CHIPS &
MAYONNAISE
SERVES 4

1 kg black mussels, scrubbed and


debearded
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cloves garlic, smashed (with
side of knife)
2 long green chillies, cut into
1cm rounds
250ml (1 cup) rice vinegar
80ml (1/3 cup) chilli oil
(homemade if possible)
Potato chips, to serve
(recipe below)
Mayonnaise, to serve
(recipe below)

POTATO CHIPS
4 Desiree potatoes, peeled,
thinly sliced
Cottonseed oil, for deep frying

MAYONNAISE
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 teaspoons brown rice vinegar
500ml (2 cups) cottonseed oil

1 Prepare the mussels the day


before. Place in a steamer over a
pan of simmering water, cover and
steam until just cooked and shells
open. Set aside to cool slightly, then
remove mussel meat from shell,
opening over a bowl to catch any
mussel liquid. Discard shells and
place mussel meat in a large glass
or ceramic dish. Reserve liquid.

2 Heat olive oil in a frying pan over


high heat. Cook garlic and chilli,
stirring, until both are scorched.
Add vinegar and bring to the boil,
then add half the reserved mussel
juice and return to the boil. Season
to taste with sea salt and freshly
ground black pepper.
3 Carefully pour the hot liquid over
the mussels, then top with the chilli
oil. Set aside to cool, then cover
and refrigerate overnight. Bring
mussels to room temperature
before serving.
4 To make the potato chips, wash
potato slices in cold water until
water runs clear. Pat potato
slices dry with absorbent paper.
Place enough oil in a large
saucepan to come halfway up
the sides of the pan. Heat over
a medium-high heat until oil
reaches 150C. Cook potato slices
(in batches), turning until golden
brown. Remove with a slotted
spoon and set aside on absorbent
paper to drain.
5 To make the mayonnaise, place
egg yolks, mustard and vinegar in
a food processor and process until
well combined. With the motor
running, gradually add all the oil
in a thin, steady stream, until the
mixture is thick and pale. Season
to taste with sea salt and white
pepper. Set aside.
6 Serve pickled mussels with the
potato chips and mayonnaise.

This page, from top Sam Dennis


from Veuve Clicquot took guests
an a design journey, including
a trip to Reims with Adam
Goodrum, via a short film.
Mr Cooks flowers echoed the
delicate tones of Veuve Clicquot
Vintage Ros 2004. Esters
pickled mussels, aoli and chips
served with Veuve Clicquot
Yellow Label were a hit.

Tip: leftover mayonnaise will keep


in an airtight container in the
refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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M EN U

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
WITH ALMOND SAUCE
SERVES 4

1 whole head, cauliflower, trimmed and


quartered
Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
Juice of lemon
Almond sauce (recipe below)
1 cup fresh round mint leaves
cup roasted unsalted almonds,
roughly chopped

This page, from top


Cauliflower and Champagne
are a brilliant combination,
especially when it is
cauliflower, almond and
mint by the Ester team and
a flute of Veuve Clicquot
Vintage Ros 2004. Lisa
Dinham, Richard Munao
and Terry Winter.

ALMOND SAUCE
50g (1/2 cup) almond meal
75ml water
Brown rice vinegar, to taste
1 egg yolk
100ml extra virgin olive oil

1 To make the almond sauce, place almond


meal and water in a small saucepan and
heat gently until it reaches 50C. Transfer
mixture to a blender and blend until
smooth. Add vinegar, sea salt and pepper
to taste. With motor running, add egg yolk,
then slowly add oil in a thin, steady stream
until well combined and thick. Check
seasoning, set aside.
2 Preheat oven to 240C or 220C fan
forced and line a large baking tray with
baking paper.
3 Place cauliflower in a large steamer over
a saucepan of simmering water. Cover and
steam until just tender (when a skewer goes
in with just a little resistance), about 10
minutes. Set aside to cool.
4 Break cauliflower into large florets, place
on prepared tray and roast until edges turn
a dark golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice,
season with sea salt and freshly ground
black pepper.
5 To serve, spoon almond sauce over 4
serving plates. Top each with the roasted
cauliflower, scatter over the fresh mint and
chopped almonds, and serve immediately.

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LO U N G E

SY D N E Y

A NEW LEAF

A QUICK BITE

with
M A R K B E ST

Redfern proudly welcomes Sydneys first


organic tea bar, The Rabbit Hole (right).
Kintsugi bowls of tea leaves line the entrance
and a teabag sculpture looms overhead,
testament to designer Matt Woods
eccentric taste. therabbithole.com. au

{Chef, Marque &


Pei Modern}
Favourite food
experience? Recently,
breakfast at Biota Dining,
Bowral. Culinary
influences? Alain Passard,
Michel Bras, Pierre
Gagnaire, my Nanna.
Personal food philosophy?
Best ingredients Australia
has to offer, gently coaxed
into something delicious.
What is exciting you on
the restaurant scene? The
number of young chefs
breaking out and doing
their own thing. What are
you looking forward to in
2016? A new year as AEG
ambassador with an
amazing new product
range and team. Ill also
have my new book, Best
Kitchen Basics, coming out
in March with Hardie Grant.
marquerestaurant.com.au

TO
ORDER
Feed your soul with

M E L B O U R N E

WINE TIME

a generous serving
of design genius.

Though Andrew McConnells


culinary stamp is everywhere you
turn in Melbourne, new Fitzroy bar
Marions extensive wine list was
worth the seven-year wait.
marionwine.com.au

Edited by SARAH HAYES

TALKING POINTS

TRS CHIC
All four floors of the Brasserie
Barbs (below) are sundrenched and picturesque,
adding sparkle and style to a
formerly gritty neighbourhood
in Paris. brasseriebarbes.com
PA R I S

B U B B L E B AT H

CHIN CHIN

FINER DINER

Champagne cooled in
a vintage bucket tastes
best. parterre.com.au

Sip from Waterfords


edgy Rebel collection.
wwrd.com.au

Dine on Hermss Voyage


en Ikat collection.
australia.hermes.com

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M E L B O U R N E

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FOR THE
FAITHFUL
The patron saint of wine
watches over hospitality
pro duo Martin Pirc and
Daniel Schelberts new
wine bar, Saint.Urban
(above) in Richmond.
sainturban.com.au

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LAMAROS (RIGHT)
HAD A REVAMP BY
TECHNE AND AN
INJECTION OF
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GLASS ACT

Art expert Michael Reid surveyed an emerging generation


of urban Indigenous artists at a recent Belle Reader Art Dinner
at Petalumas sparkling new cellar door in the Adelaide Hills.
Photographs JEM CRESSWELL Words HARRY ROBERTS Food BRAD SAPPENBERGHS Recipe editor CHRISSY FREER

M EN U

This page, clockwise from top


left Petalumas stylish cellar

erched above rolling pastures and with spectacular bushland surrounds,


Petalumas estate at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills was the bucolic
backdrop at a recent Belle Reader Art Dinner, which toasted the winerys
glittering new cellar door. Held on the eve of Tarnanthi, the inaugural
festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, it was
an evening for pondering the diverse and dynamic iterations of Indigenous creative
practice today, with a probing discussion led by art expert Michael Reid.
We come from a tradition where people silo things, said Michael. They say
this is Aboriginal art by which they usually mean Western Desert painting
and this is Western art. Were now moving into a world where the silos no longer
exist. For a new generation of artists, many of whom grew up in an urbanised
context far removed from the traditional centres for Indigenous art, the legacy of
dispossession and marginalisation is distilled through a radically personal lens.
At the dinner, works by artists such as Christopher Pease, Christian Thompson
and Tarnanthi curator Nici Cumpston were displayed in an arresting face-off with
Western depictions of Indigenous communities dating back to the 19th century.
Together with local art dealer Peter Walker, whose collection comprised the
nights exhibition, and director of Adelaides Samstag Museum of Art Erica Green,
Michael explored the ways in which these artists challenge fixed ideas about
Aboriginality by invoking earlier Western portrayals of their culture, subverting
the colonial gaze often by placing themselves at the centre of their work.
While imbibing on this spirited conversation, guests were also treated to the
culinary stylings of chef Brad Sappenberghs and his team at Comida Catering
Co., with a delicious menu that was expertly matched with Petalumas premium
wines. Inspired by the cellar doors impressive aspect, with views extending out
to Mount Lofty, Belles Steve Cordony worked with local florist Estee Austin of
Austin Bloom to fill the space with native flora. The result was an environment
with a distinctly Australian flavour befitting a night focused on some of the
nations most compelling creative voices.
For more go to petaluma.com.au; tarnanthi.com.au

door features a dramatic wine


riddler motif. Views from the
deck. The zinc-clad entrance.
Native flora in copper vases by
Austin Bloom set the scene.
Opposite page South Australian
Natives on the Tramp by
Alexander Schramm, circa 1854
(left). Cocktails by the Pool,
2015, by Christopher Pease.

191

This page, clockwise from top


Tables set for dinner. Teresa
Dwyer, Michael Reid and
Jody OHalloran. Petaluma
winemaker Andrew Hardy,
Caroline Webber and Tanya
Buchanan. Main of
Berkshire pork by Comida.

BERKSHIRE PORK
WITH AJO BLANCO,
MIGAS DE PAN,
APPLE & SORREL
SERVES 4-6

1kg piece Berkshire boneless pork


scotch fillet
2 tablespoons olive oil
50g currants
loaf day-old dark rye bread
50g chorizo, finely diced
1 granny smith apple, cored
Juice of 1 lemon
1 quantity ajo blanco (see below)
Thinly sliced fennel and red sorrel
leaves, to garnish

AJO BLANCO
50g sourdough bread
60g blanched almonds
2 cloves garlic, crushed
21/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
100ml extra virgin olive oil

1 Preheat oven to 200C or 180C


fan forced. Season pork well with
salt and pepper and drizzle with 1
tablespoon of olive oil. Place on a
roasting tray and roast in the oven
until the pork reaches an internal
temperature of 63C on a meat
thermometer inserted into the

thickest part of the pork (about 40


minutes). Remove from the oven,
cover loosely with foil and set aside
to rest for 20 minutes.
2 To make the ajo blanco, soak the
sourdough bread in a bowl of cold
water for 2-3 minutes.
3 Place almonds in a food
processor, process until crumbs
form. Squeeze excess water from
the bread and add to processor
with garlic, vinegar and olive oil.
Process again until smooth and
well combined, adding a little water
if too thick.
4 To make the migas de pan, soak
currants in a small bowl of hot
water for 5 minutes, drain. Break
rye bread into large crumbs with
your hands. Heat remaining olive oil
in a large non-stick frying pan over
medium-high heat. Cook chorizo,
stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until
starting to colour. Add rye crumbs
and cook, stirring, until golden and
crisp. Add currants, then set aside.
5 Thinly slice apple and toss with
the lemon juice. To serve, slice pork
and divide between serving plates.
Spoon over some of the ajo blanco,
then top with the migas de pan.
Top with sliced apple and garnish
with fennel and sorrel leaves.

M EN U

POACHED CLARE VALLEY


CHICKEN WITH SPRING
VEGETABLES, MAHN &
BASIL VINAIGRETTE
SERVES 4 (AS A STARTER)

2 Greenslade skinless chicken breast fillets


2L (8 cups) chicken stock
6 fresh broad beans, podded
12 sugar snap peas, podded
2 asparagus spears, trimmed, thinly sliced
2 globe artichokes
Juice of 2 lemons
50g Mahn cheese
Baby chives and coriander leaves,
to garnish

BASIL VINAIGRETTE
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 large bunch fresh basil, leaves picked
150ml extra virgin olive oil
11/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

1 To make the vinaigrette, place coriander


seeds, basil and 100ml olive oil in a
saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove
from heat and set aside to infuse. Once
completely cool, strain and discard solids.
Whisk in remaining olive oil and sherry
vinegar. Set aside.
2 Roll each chicken breast to form a
cylindrical shape and wrap tightly in plastic
wrap. Place stock in a saucepan and bring to
a simmer. Add chicken, reduce heat to low
and gently poach for 10-12 minutes or until
just cooked through (or until the internal
temperature of chicken reaches 70C on a
meat thermometer inserted into thickest
part of the chicken). Remove from stock
and set aside to cool.
3 Blanch broad beans, sugar snap peas
and asparagus separately in boiling water
until just tender. Drain and refresh in iced
water. Drain.
4 Remove outer fibrous leaves of artichokes
until you reach the soft yellow leaves inside,
remove furry husk, rubbing all cut surfaces
with lemon juice as you go. Finely slice the
heart and cover with lemon juice. Set aside.
5 Cut chicken breasts into thick slices. To
serve, place 3 slices on each serving plate,
season with salt and pepper. Grate a little
Mahn cheese over chicken. Put blanched
vegetables and artichokes in a small bowl.
Add vinaigrette to coat and toss to
combine, season with salt and pepper.
Scatter vegetables over chicken, garnish
with baby herbs and extra vinaigrette.

This page, from top A starter of


poached Clare Valley chicken with
spring vegetables. Natural linen table
settings. Nicky Gameau, Harry
Roberts and Teresa Dwyer. Head of an
Ancestral Figure, circa 1980, by Ian
Gilbert (left). Head of an Ancestral
Figure, circa 1980, by John Bennett.
Erica Green, director of the Samstag
Museum of Art, which was one of the
key venues for the Tarnanthi festival.

193

M EN U

HONEY CREAM,
BLOOD ORANGE
CARAMEL,
HONEYCOMB &
HAZELNUT
MERINGUE
SERVES 6-8

BURNT HONEY CREAM


2 eggs
2 egg yolks
170g honey
100ml milk
4 sheets gelatine (titanium
strength), soaked in cold water
300ml pure cream, whipped
Borage flowers and wild
strawberries, to serve

HONEYCOMB
75g honey
140g glucose syrup
400g caster sugar
21/2 tablespoons water

This page, from top The honey cream


dessert made a sweet ending to the
night. Guests take in the work of
Tarnanthi curator Nici Cumpston.
Art dealer Peter Walkers collection
comprised the evenings exhibition.
A selection of premium Petaluma
wines matched each course by
Comida Caterings chef Brad
Sappenberghs. Open Plan Living 2,
2014, by Christopher Pease.

20g bicarbonate of soda

BLOOD OR ANGE CARAMEL


300g caster sugar
21/2 tablespoons water
2 blood oranges, segmented,
juice reserved

HAZELNUT MERINGUE
75g hazelnuts, toasted, skins off
60g caster sugar
5g plain flour
2 egg whites
Pinch of salt

CHOCOLATE CRUMBS
100g caster sugar
80ml (1/3 cup) water
80g dark chocolate buttons
Grated zest of 1 orange

1 To make honey cream, put eggs


and yolks in a bowl. Beat with
electric beaters until thick and pale.
Put honey in a saucepan on medium

194

high until caramelising. Just as it


starts to burn, remove from heat
and add to egg mix, with beaters
running, until well combined. Beat
for 10 minutes until mixture is cool.
2 Place milk in a saucepan and
bring to a simmer. Squeeze excess
water from gelatine, add to milk
and whisk until dissolved. Remove
from heat and set aside to cool.
3 Once mixtures are cool, add milk
to egg mixture. Fold in cream until
well combined. Pour into 20 x 30cm
baking tin lined with plastic wrap.
Cover and refrigerate until set.
4 To make honeycomb, line baking
tray with oiled baking paper. Place
honey, glucose, sugar and water in
saucepan over low heat, stirring to
dissolve. Increase heat and simmer
until mixture reaches 150C (hard
crack). Add bicarb and swirl pan to
combine. Pour into prepared tray.
Set aside to cool; break into pieces.
5 To make caramel, place sugar and
water in saucepan over low heat,
stirring to dissolve. Simmer until
caramelising. Remove from heat,
add juice to stop cooking. Once
cool, add orange pieces. Set aside.
6 Preheat oven to 190C or 170C
fan forced. To make meringue, put
nuts, sugar and flour in a processor.
Process to fine crumbs. Beat whites
and salt in a bowl until peaks form.
Fold in nut mixture. Spread thinly on
lined baking tray. Bake until golden.
Snap into pieces when cool.
7 To make chocolate crumbs, put
sugar and water in a saucepan over
low heat until dissolved. Increase
heat until mixture reaches 132C
(soft crack). Remove from heat. Stir
in chocolate until crumbs form,
then stir in zest. Set aside to cool.
8 To serve, cut squares of honey
cream for each plate. Drizzle each
with caramel, sprinkle over crumbs,
meringue, honeycomb and garnish.

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beware.This handsome
stainless-steel watch
could make you an
obsessive clock watcher.
montblanc.com

Favourite travel experience?


For my 50th, we rented an
amazing house outside
Queenstown with six friends.
A helicopter picked us up
from the front lawn to take
us heli-skiing. Holiday tipple?
A glass of Mot & Chandon
Imperial. Essential travel
accessories? A light carry-on
only, and a great book is a
must, as I dont have time to
read at home. Favourite
piece from abroad? I bought
amazing 18th-century French
industrial carpenters drawers
on my last buying trip, but
I must have them for my
own home. How do your
travels influence your work?
Travelling to Europe every
three months on buying trips
for more than 25 years, I still
find exploring new design
trends energising. Ultimate
destination? Trekking in
Patagonia. parterre.com.au

PA R I S

OOH LA LA!
PARISIAN INTERIOR DESIGNER OF THE MOMENT,
DOROTHE MEILICHZON, HAS BREATHED NEW
LIFE INTO AN OLD HOTEL (BELOW) IN THE 2ND
ARRONDISSEMENT, WITH A SIMPLE PALETTE,
SCHMICK JOINERY AND A DASH OF QUIRKY
PATTERNS. HOTELBACHAUMONT.COM
M E L B O U R N E

VANIT Y FARE
Inspired by the neo-classical
architecture of nearby Finders
Street station, the refurbished
DoubleTree by Hilton has been
shortlisted for two major design
awards. doubletree3.hilton.com

< < YO URE BO OKED! TO WELCOME THE HOLIDAY SEASON, MR & MRS SMITH HAS LAUNCHED THE GET A ROOM! GIFT CARD.
DESIGNED BY ROKSANDA ILINCIC, THE COLOURFUL VOUCHER CAN BE USED FOR AROUND 1000 HOTELS. MR ANDMRSSMITH.COM

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Edited by SARAH HAYES

P H OTO G R A P H S BY U N DI N E P RH L ( C A S A FAY E T T E ) , J A M E S E VA N S ( M R & M R S S M I T H ) ,


PAU L B OW Y E R ( B AC H AU MON T H OT E L ), Y I A N N I A S P R A DA K I S ( WATC H )

{ Owner, Parterre}

B E L L E P R OM O T ION

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PA SSEN GER

CHILLING
OUT
Oslo is not just about
fjords and mountains its
design credentials are
impressive as well.
Photographs CHRISTIAN SCHAULIN
Production & Words KRISTINA RADERSCHAD

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This page The Oslo Opera


House opened in 2008 and
signalled the beginning of
the citys genesis as a design
destination. Opposite page
The downtown area seems
so close to the mountains.

PA SSEN GER

Clockwise from top left Dining


venues abound at Aker Brygge.
Oslo Opera House. Andreas
Engesvik designs for the likes of
e15, iittala and FontanaArte. The
Thief is the citys first design hotel.
Street art. Villa Stenersen is open
for private tours. Designer Kristine
Five Melvr. Restaurant Smalhans
is all about sharing. Classic and
contemporary Scandinavian
designs at A. Huseby & Co.

anding at Oslo airport is an experience in itself the Norwegian


capital boasts a spectacular location between the sea and the forests,
the fjords and the mountains. Oslo begins where the famous ski
jumping hill Holmenkollbakken sits enthroned on the slopes above
the city. Anybody catching the tram from the centre of town fi nds
himself, after a trip lasting only 20 minutes, right in the heart of nature,
close to rambling trails and cross-country ski runs.
I wouldnt want to live in any other town, says Norways currently most
prominent designer ANDREAS ENGESVIK (andreasengesvik.no). At his office
in a yellow turn-of-the-century villa in Oslos trendy Frogner district,
Andreas conceives tables, chairs, vases, and home accessories for illustrious
companies such as e15, iittala, FontanaArte, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, and
Menu. Oslo is the ideal family town, he says. It takes 10 minutes to cycle
to the fjord to swim in summer or to drive to the ski slopes in winter. And
the cultural scene has come on a great deal in recent years and it now boasts
fantastic museums, galleries, and restaurants.
At the ASTRUP FEARNLEY MUSEUM (afmuseet.no), Oslos premier address
for modern art, we come across Andreas again two days later, showing his
children works by Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, and Charles Ray. Opened
in 2012, the Renzo Piano-designed building with its attractive exhibition
program, museum shop and cafe overlooking the fjord is a real crowd-puller
in the redeveloped Tjuvholmen neighbourhood. Close by the museum,
numerous art galleries have taken up residence, such as GERHARDSEN GERNER
(gerhardsengerner.com) also with an outpost in Berlin as well as Norways
first design hotel, THE THIEF (the thief.com), created by STOKKE AUSTAD
(stokkeaustad.no), with its luxury spa, Fru K restaurant, and rooftop bar with
a panoramic view over the port.
It was the emblematic Opera House, opened in 2008, that marked the
start of Oslos current urban development program with its ambitious major
architectural projects surrounding the new main train station, scheduled for
completion in 2019. The program includes the new building for the MUNCH
MUSEUM , designed by Herreros Arquitectos (to open in 2018), and the
BARCODE PROJECT residential complex. This building, designed by
prominent Norwegian architects Snhetta has become one of Oslos new
landmarks. The iconic edifice of white marble, aluminium and glass juts out
of the fjord like an iceberg. Oslo residents and visitors throng the ramps and

Clockwise from top left Historic


buildings such as the Grand Hotel
and Rdhuset (town hall) in the
downtown area. Torbjrn
Anderssen designs restaurants
such as Trattoria Populare
(bottom). Pur Norsk offers an
edit of Scandinavian designs. The
bar at Fulgen is the place to grab
a drink at the end of the day.

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Clockwise from top left Design


shops incluing A. Huseby & Co
promote local talent. The
Storting, Oslos Parliament
House. Astrup Fearnley Museum
is Oslos premier address for
modern art. Kunstnernes Hus art
gallery. Norway Designs is a
treasure trove of goods. Design
duo Jonas Ravlo Stokke and
Oystein Austad of Stokke Austad.

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slopes that form the opera houses forecourt, parts of its facade and the
worlds only accessible opera house roof. They come to relax, read or enjoy
the fabulous view out over the water, the city and the mountains. Snhettas
masterly design encapsulates just what architecture and design stand for in
Norways booming capital high aesthetic standards, functionality,
pragmatism, a democratic and user-oriented design principle and the
accomplished interweaving of nature and culture.
Directly opposite the rear of the national theatre is the foremost address
for buying unusual Norwegian and Scandinavian designs, NORWAY DESIGNS
SHOP (norwaydesigns.no). At fi rst glance, nobody would guess that this shop,
which opened in 1957, boasts a sales area of 1000 square metres. At street
level there is a department full of tasteful bathroom accessories and childrens
things, high-quality Rros tweed blankets by award-winning designer
Kristine Five Melvr, and pieces by Norwegian architects Snhetta,
designers Anderssen & Voll and artist and filmmaker Bjarne Melgaard, as
well as international contributions from people such as French designer Inga
Semp. In the basement is a splendid stationery department, along with
jewellery, glass, ceramics, fashion, and home accessories by local designers,
and other Scandinavian labels such as Vipp, Muuto, iittala, Marimekko, Hay,
and Ferm Living.
Other stores include PUR NORSK (purnorsk.no), a design and gift store
specialising in Norwegian products, A. HUSEBY & CO (ahuseby.no) selling
classic and contemporary Scandinavian furniture and NORWAY DESIGNS
SHOP (norwaydesigns.no).
GRNERLKKA or simply Lkka, as it is known by insiders, is Oslos
equivalent to New Yorks Greenwich Village young, hip, alternative, and
the place to be. Originally a working-class district with old industrial and
factory buildings which, over the past 10 years have been transformed into
office lofts and apartments, the area on the east bank of the Akerselva now
boasts a tempting and seemingly endless array of bars, cafes, and restaurants.
On Thorvald Meyersgate you will fi nd a string of falafel restaurants and
American diners, cocktail bars and coffee shops, vintage stores, and designer
boutiques. The southernmost tip opens out onto a quiet little square which
for three years has been home to one of the best and most popular Italian
restaurants, TRATTORIA POPOLARE (popolare.no), run by Nevzat Arikan and
fitted out by designers Anderssen & Voll (anderssen-voll.com). The latters
successful interior concept combines Scandinavian and Italian influences
into a happy marriage. Espen Voll and Torbjrn Anderssen run one of

PA S S E N G E R

Norways most successful design fi rms, creating furnishings and fittings for
customers such as Magis and Muuto. They have recently put the finishing
touches to their latest restaurant project NEDRE FOSS GRD (nedrefossgaard.
no) with a menu featuring everything from burgers to caviar.
A prime example of Norwegian functionalism and defi nitely worth a
visit is VILLA STENERSEN (nasjonalmuseet.no/en/visit_us/locations/villa_
stenersen/). Completed in 1939, the villa, designed by Arne Korsmo, is often
mentioned in the same breath as Le Corbusiers Villa Savoye in Poissy,
Gerrit Rietvelds Haus Schrder in Utrecht, and Mies van der Rohes Villa
Tugendhat in Brno. The architects client, art collector Rolf E. Stenersen
was inspired by Le Corbusiers construction principles and wanted a villa
with masses of open space for his impressive collections including works by
Edvard Munch. In 2014 the National Museum took charge of the building
which was in need of renovation and currently runs guided tours.
Sustenance can be found at restaurant YLAJARI (ylajali.no) which reopened
in 2012 after extensive renovations. Run by award-winning chef Even
Ramsvik, it presents itself as a piece of art with its tasteful interior featuring
candelabras, stucco ceilings, a natural stone bar, classic Scandinavian designs
and contemporary art and offering a unique variety of Norwegian delicacies
served on earthenware and china designed by the chef and handmade by
Anne Udnes, an Oslo ceramics artist.
FUGLEN (fuglen.no) is an institution in Oslo, having served coffee since
1963. Recently under new owners it has expanded to include a cocktail bar
and offer a selection of vintage Nordic furniture and objects from the 1950s
and 60s. At APENT BAKERI CAFE (apentbakeri.no), Norwegian pasties and
bread perfect fuel for a long day of design viewings attract a crowd.

Belle interior design editor


Lucy McCabe visited the
Ekornes factory in lesund,
outside Oslo, to witness the
brands artisans at work and
experience the delights of the
town. Here are her picks for a
design lovers day trip to this
enclave, known for its salt cod
and superb craftsmanship.

W H E R E TO E AT
XL Diner Enjoy the finest
bacalao dried salted cod while
you take in the expansive views
of the ocean beyond. xldiner.no

W H E R E TO S TAY
Hotel Brosundet An art
nouveau landmark, this restored
fishing warehouse combines
charming nautical design with
contemporary Scandi style.
brosundet.no

P H OTO G R A P H S BY P E DE R OT TO DY BV I K

W H E R E TO S H O P
Ekornes Showroom Crafted at
the nearby state-of-the-art
factory, the Stressless sofas and
recliners display a synthesis of
ergonomic function and style.
ekornes.com

W H AT TO S E E
Art Nouveau Centre Filled with
textiles, ceramics and furniture
that document the towns
unique architectural history.
jugendstilsenteret.no

Above, an aerial view of lesund.


Below, clockwise from left Bases
for the Stressless recliners in
production. Stressless furniture on
display in the Ekornes showroom.
Ekornes international marketing
director Svein Lunde in the lesund
factory. Stressless City chair.
Ekornes showroom exterior.

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P O RT E R S PA I N T S
Art Gallery of New South Wales

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M PAV I L I O N G A L A
Hellenic Museum, Melbourne

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Glam
galas
galore
Parties in pavilions, big milestones, a fashion

debut in an old church and a raft of hip soirees


kept the It crowd talking.
P H I L A N T H R O P I S T N A O M I M I L G R O M threw a party
for the Robin Boyd Foundation at Melbournes Hellenic
Museum where the first MPavilion now lives. Event
maestro Robert Buckingham produced the fun
extravaganza there were no formal tables, rather
generous grazing tables by The Big Group and lashings
of Mot. Porters Paints launched its captivating new
colour palette at the Art Gallery of New South Wales,
where guests were treated to a private viewing of the
Archibald Prize. Austral Bricks celebrated a design
collaboration with Belle and leading Australian designers
with a dinner at O Bar and Dining. Richard Munao and
the Cult team welcomed Anglepoises Oliver Marshall
to launch the Anglepoise + Paul Smith Edition Two lamp.
Outdoor furniture purveyor Tait launched its Tidal
collection, Dinosaur Designs celebrated 30 years,
Parlour X launched its carefully curated fashion line-up
in its new church premises and Thomas Sabo celebrated
10 years in Australia with some very chic guests.

C U LT + A N G L E P O I S E
Acme, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney

AU S T R A L B R I C K S
O Bar and Dining, Sydney

1 Melissa Jackson, Andy Taylor 2 Ben


Cobham, Michelle Heaven 3 John
Caldor, Naomi Milgrom, Amanda
Levete, Ben Evans 4 Sophie Gannon,
Robert Buckingham, Alexandra
Zafiriou 5 Peter Curnow, Felicity
Rulikowski, Gavin Brown 6 Tobias
Churcher, Pascal Gomes-McNabb,
Randal Marsh 7 Emma Telfer, Etta
Honey, Dan Honey 8 Emily Ross
9 Thea Snow, Naomi Milgrom, Jess
Dadon, Stef Dadon 10 Chantel
Thornton, Nick Christelis, Amanda
Swanson, Srecko Lorbek 11 Peter
Lewis, Scott Wishart 12 Nadine Busch,
Steve Cordony 13 Tanya Buchanan,
Brendan Guy, Lucy McCabe 14 Lucy
McCabe, Cornelia Schulze, Byron
George 15 Nicholas Gurney, Brett
Ward, Louise Ward, Sophy MacCallum
16 Alice Stolz, Tanya Buchanan
17 Alyssa Esguerra

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T I D A L L AUN C H
The Ivy, Sydney

43 Simon Bookallil, Simon


Lock, Kirsten Lock, Emma
Abrams 44 Jenny Garber
and guest 45 Caroline
Tran, Karla Clarke
46 Camilla Freeman
Topper, Eva Galambos
47 Maree Andrews, Karin
Upton Baker 48 Marc
Freeman, Romy Frydman

18 Gordon Tait, Susan Tait,


Trent Jansen 19 Elizabeth
Wilson 20 Lucy McCabe
21 Max Soans-Burne
22 Jeramie Hotz 23 Lisa
Cowan, Fabienne Phillips
24 Briohny OShea
25 Adam Robinson 26 Tim
Olsen, Krystyna Pomirska
27 Mike Kaljo, Terry Kaljo
28 Rose Erdelyi, Heleena
Trahanas 29 Simone
Zimmermann, Stephen
Ormandy 30 Bianca
Spender 31 Louise Olsen,
Richard Munao 32 Mark
Tuckey, Sibella Court, Ben
Harper 33 Jacqueline Hunt
34 Brooke Satchwell, Tegan
Martin 35 Zoe Marshall
36 Hannah Saul 37 Kate
Beck 38 Ricki-Lee Coulter
39 Georgia May Jagger,
Zanita Morgan 40 Natalia
Sakowicz, Sophia Kondilis
41 Luke Sales, Anna
Plunkett 42 Nick Tobias,
Miranda Darling

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DINO S AU R DE S IG N S
Strawberry Hills, Sydney

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THOMAS SABO
Sydney

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PA R L O U R X
Paddington, Sydney

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ADDRESS BOOK

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Acne Studios
acnestudios.com
Anaesthetic
anaestheticdesign.com
Andrew McDonald
(02) 8084 2595;
andrewmcdonald.com.au
Anibou (02) 9319 0655;
anibou.com.au
Anthony Wyer & Associates
anthonywyer.com
Arthouse Gallery
(02) 9332 1019;
arthousegallery.com.au
Avargadi avargardi.com

Beans + Jazz (02) 9332 1810;


beansandjazz.com.au
Becker Minty (02) 8356
9999; beckerminty.com
BD Barcelona
bdbarcelona.com
Boca Do Lobo
bocadolobo.com
Bolon (03) 9827 1311;
bolon.com.au
Booktopia 1300 187 187;
booktopia.com.au
Bottega Veneta
bottegaveneta.com
Boyac (02) 9360 4515;
boyac.com.au
Brintons (02) 9431 5222;
brintons.net

Cadrys (02) 9323 9188;


cadrys.com.au
Cavit & Co cavitco.com.au
Chanel chanel.com
Christian Louboutin
christianlouboutin.com
Christopher Vine
christophervine.com.au
Coach coachaustralia.com
Coco Republic
cocorepublic.com.au
Cocolux cocoluxaustralia.com
Conley&Co (02) 8065 9411;
conleyandco.com
Cotswold Furniture
cotswoldfurniture.com.au
Country Road
countryroad.com.au
Criteria
criteriacollection.com.au
Cromwell (03) 9510 5294;
cromwellaustralia.com.au
Cult (02) 9690 0077;
cultdesign.com.au

PRIVACY NOTICE

Darren Knight Gallery


(02) 9699 5353;
darrenknightgallery.com
Darcy & Duke
darcyandduke.com.au
Daum daum.fr
David Jones
shop.davidjones.com.au
De De Ce (02) 9360 2722;
dedece.com
Designer Rugs
designerrugs.com.au
Dinosaur Designs
dinosaurdesigns.com.au
Domayne
domayneonline.com.au
Domo domo.com.au
Douglas and Bec
(03) 9419 1146;
douglasandbec.com
Dulux dulux.com.au
Dunlin (02) 8091 1921;
dunlin.com.au
Dymocks dymocks.com.au

ECC Lighting + Furniture


ecc.com.au
Elliott Clarke (03) 9510 0722;
elliottclarke.com.au
Euroluce euroluce.com.au

Fanuli fanuli.com.au
Fibonacci Stone
fiboncaccistone.com.au
Forty Winks
fortywinks.com.au
Franque (03) 9509 9003;
franque.com.au
Fraser Motocycles
frasermotorcycles.com.au
Fred International
(02) 9310 3263;
fredishere.com.au

Galerie Pompom
galeriepompom.com
Garden Life (02) 9517 3633;
gardenlife.com.au
Ginger & Jagger
gingerandjagger.com
Glasshouse
(02) 9757 3080;
glasshousefragrances.com
Good Manors (02) 9818 3377;
goodmanors.com.au
Great Dane Furniture
1300 432 632;
greatdanefurniture.com
Gucci gucci.com.au

Laura Kincade
(02) 9667 4415;
laurakincade.com
Linen & Moore
(03) 03 9419 6800;
linenmoore.com.au
Living Edge
livingedge.com.au
Luxaflex luxaflex.com.au

Happy Place Terrariums


happyplaceterrariums.com.au
Harrolds harrolds.com
Henry Wilson (02) 8958 7614;
henrywilson.com.au
Herms 1300 728 807;
australia.hermes.com
Hub hubfurniture.com.au
Hlsta huelsta.com

Ici et L (02) 8399 1173;


icietla.com.au
Imagine this (02) 9327 6713;
imagine-this.com.au
Incu incu.com

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Janus et cie janusetcie.com
Jets 1300 366 889;
jets.com.au
Jo Malone 1800 661 062;
jomalone.com.au
Joanne Green Landscape
Design (02) 9979 5363;
joannegreen.com.au

Kailis Jewellery
kailisjewellery.com.au
Karen Walker Eyewear
karenwalkereyewear.com
Ken Done & Associates
(02) 8274 4599;
kendone.com.au
Ke-Zu 1300 724 174;
kezu.com.au
Kinokuniya (02) 9262 7996;
kinokuniya.com.au

Macleay on Manning
(02) 9331-4100;
macleayonmanning.com
Matches
matchesfashion.com
MCA Store (02) 9245 2458;
store.mca.com.au
Mecca Cosmetica
mecca.com.au
Michael Reid Gallery
(02) 8353 3500;
michaelreid.com.au
Miele 1300 464 353;
miele.com.au
Minotti dedece.com
Mirvac mirvac.com.au
Mitchell Road Antique
& Design Centre
(02) 9698 0907;
mitchellroad.wordpress.com
Modern Times (03) 9913
8598; moderntimes.com.au
Mot Hennessy moethennessy-collection.com.au
Mont Blanc montblanc.com
Mortein mortein.com.au
Mr Porter mrporter.com
Muji muji.com
Multyflex (03) 9600 2218;
multyflex.com.au
Myer myer.com.au

Nespresso 1800 623 033;


nespresso.com
Net-A-Porter
net-a-porter.com
NGV Design Store
store.ngv.vic.gov.au

Olsen Irwin (02) 9327 3922;


olsenirwin.com
Ondene (02) 9362 1734;
ondene.com.au
Orient House (02) 9660
3895; orienthouse.com.au
Otomys otomys.com
Our Space Interiors
ourspaceinteriors.com

Parisi parisi.com.au
Parlour X (02) 9331 0999;
parlourx.com
Parterre parterre.com.au
Petaluma petaluma.com.au
Petite Friture
petitefriture.com
Phaidon phaidon.com
Planet
planetfurniture.com.au
Poliform (02) 8339 7570;
poliform.com.au
Porters Paints 1800 656 664;
porterspaints.com
Potts Point Bookshop
(02) 9358 2908;
pottspointbookshop.com.au

Radical Yes
radicalyes.com.au
Radford Furnishings
(02) 9368 0484;
radfordfurnishings.com
Riedel riedelglass.com.au
Robert Plumb
(02) 9316 9066;
robertplumb.com.au
Robyn Cosgrove Rugs
robycosgrove.com

Safari Living (03) 9510 4500;


safariliving.com
Sarah Cottier Gallery
(02) 9356 3305;
sarahcottiergallery.com
Schots Home Emporium
schots.com.au
Seletti seletti.com.au
Seneca (02) 9362 3044;
senecatextiles.com
Shop U shop-u.com.au
Small Spaces (02) 8399 3144;
small-spaces.com.au
Something Beginning With
somethingbeginningwith.
com.au
Sonos sonos.com
South Pacific Fabrics
(02) 9327 7222;
southpacificfabrics.com
Space spacefurniture.com.au
Sparrk (02) 9517 4600;
sparkk.com.au
Spence & Lyda
spenceandlyda.com.au
Stills Gallery (02) 9331 7775;
stillsgallery.com.au
Stylecraft
stylecraft.com.au
Sullivan+Strumpf
(02) 9698 4696;
sullivanstrumpf.com

Tait madebytait.com.au
The Commercial Gallery
(02) 8096 3292;
thecommercialgallery.com
The Society Inc.
(02) 9331 1592;
thesocietyinc.com.au
The Textile Company
1300 852 994;
textilecompany.com.au
Tigger Hall (02) 8356 9711;
tiggerhall.com
TITLE titlestore.com.au
Twisted Lime
twistedlimedesigns.
wordpress.com

Vampt (02) 9699 1089;


vamptvintagedesign.com
Vintage Luggage Company
(02) 9328 4800;
vintageluggage.com.au

Warwick Fabrics (02) 9518


8688; warwick.com.au
Waterford Wedgwood
wwrd.com.au
Weylandts 1300 880 149;
weylandts.com.au
Where Id Rather Be
whereidratherbe.co.uk
Wild Kombucha
wildkombucha.com
Winning Appliances
winningappliances.com.au

Zimmermann (02) 9697


9988; zimmermannwear.com
Zip Heaters (02) 9796 3100;
zipindustries.com
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Paint-daubed and brush-filled, this studio paints a picture of its occupant.
DESCRIBE YOUR STUDIO. I wasnt necessarily
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to work and grow. Little did I know that I was to
spend the next nine years in this dishevelled
remnant of a space used in the 1960s as a bottlewashing warehouse. The front yard was a
scrap-metal heap. Inside it was a dirty mint
green. Broken glass and a thick carpet of dirt
and a residue of disrespect we were instantly
attracted to each other. A blank canvas. It was a
space that I could make warm, make my own.
Now, I have created a sanctuary, my own private
temple, hallowed ground where I come each day,
like clockwork. Wielding a palette knife and

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brush, conducting my own tonal symphonies,


bringing light out of the dark on canvas. After
years of creating this work space, I feel
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like a home away from home. DESCRIBE A
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read the paper. Then it just depends on the day
Mondays I stretch canvases, Tuesdays Ill
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ANYWHERE ELSE, WHERE WOULD THAT BE? I have
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around a lot and this is the longest Ive ever been
in one space, but Ive started looking at
properties at Gloucester to move to a bush
studio. HOW MIGHT THAT INFLUENCE YOUR WORK?
Perhaps these paintings are a yearning for space
and the country. Id never painted a landscape
before, and now I want to be in them even more.
Im looking forward to the work evolving when
Im in that environment. arthousegallery.com.au
Photograph DAVID WHEELER

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