28th January 2016
Welcome to 2016! It's been a busy start to the year already, but who's complaining.
At the end of last year we finished on a high, our WA team worked with some standout designers and we're proud to say we had over 12 projects that were featured at the 2015 WA DIA awards including Best of State & Award of Merit - Built by Woods Bagot.
Our melbourne team weren't keeping quiet either, working alongside key Melbourne designers on lots of exciting projects. A favourite of ours has to be The Ugly Duckling by Hecker Guthrie recently featured on Yellowtrace. Not too worry, we will be showcasing all the amazing work we're so proud of really soon (so as they say - watch this space).
But enough about us. We're making space for the new, this year it's all about new products, new brands and new favourites!
First up, we bring you the latest from our Berlin friends, HEM. Every piece has a story. It starts with the designers who imagine the most relevant designs of today and tomorrow. It extends to the craftsmen who obsess over materials and details. It culminates with the customer – and how the design uniquely fits their your world.
Here's the latest and some old favourites from HEM:
Pocket Chair designed by DING3000
Taking its name from the clever pouches that slip over the legs, the Pocket chair has a solid oak frame, the Italian leather seat is both washable and durable, and the innovative method of attachment means it sits suspended in mid-air. Available in various colors, Pocket works well alone or as part of a set of two or three.
Drifted Barstool designed by Lars Beller Fjetland (New)
The Drifted Barstool part of the Drifted Collection, is naturally water resistant, the cork seat gives a feeling of warmth and flexibility, while the sturdy oak frame contrasts beautifully with the aluminum rungs.
Rain Throw & Tea Towel Collection designed by Sylvain Willenz (New)
Joyful, deliberate imperfection is at the heart of Sylvain Willenz’ Scribble collection, which brings the designer’s own geometric hand sketches to life as decadent accent linens and throws. Available in three reversible patterns and made from fine New Zealand lambswool.
Last Stool Varnished designed by Max Lamb (New)
The Last stool was created by English industrial designer Max Lamb. Spun from a single sheet of brass or copper, the stool has a ribbed section to provide grip for easy lifting. Last is stackable, and the clear-lacquered outer surface means that the stool remains untarnished and shiny.
Touchwood Chair designed by Lars Beller Fjetland
Touchwood is a beautifully realized wooden stacking chair. Created entirely from ash, the chair is free of any extraneous components, the subtly curved seat provides the comfort. Touchwood is available in five colors and is stackable.
Palo Sofa by HEM & Alle Coffee Table by Staffan Holm
Designed by the in-house team at Hem, the Palo uses an innovative frame featuring removable struts, its components can be easily added, removed or rearranged as your living circumstances change. Available in three different colors, with cushions and armrests that feature 70% virgin wool upholstery and are compatible across the whole series, Palo allows you to mix and match as much as you like.
The latest addition to the Alle family, the coffee table comes in three different sizes and features the distinctive rounded edges and solid-oak finish of its larger relatives.
Hai Lounge Chair designed by Luca Nichetto & Key Side Table designed by GamFratesi
With nods to both Italian and Nordic design and a twist of mid-century feel, Luca Nichetto’s high-end Hai chair merges classic and contemporary design. The armchair comprises a slender, elegant metal frame and invitingly soft, circular-knitted upholstery, the Hai boasts comfortable functionality; it can be assembled by hand with no tools.
An eye-catching occasional table, the Key side table is lacquered, with a solid ash top rests on powder-coated steel legs. It can be built without tools in around 30 seconds - as the name Key suggests, it’s just a case of locking in the legs and you’re done - yet the solid-wood table top provides a sense of great depth and quality.
Alphabeta Pendant designed by Luca Nichetto
Alphabeta shades come in 8 different shapes, each with its own color besides black and white. This creates a total of 24 available shapes, and more than 10 billion possible combinations of top and bottom shades when you combine four pendants.