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Design Driven | Australian Furniture Design

  • While their names are synonymous with shaping our homes, we’re highlighting six architects and interior designers applying their keen eye for detail to custom contemporary masterpieces.

    European architects and interior designers have long made their mark on iconic everyday objects. We’ve seen this tradition emerge among leading Australian architects and interior designers, broadening their expertise to furniture design.

    Totem

    Fiona Lynch, director of Fiona Lynch Office

    Fiona Lynch revealed Totem with the launch of Work Shop; an exhibition space in the designer’s studio dedicated to celebrating collaborations with like-minded creatives. Totem explores the parallel practices of architecture and fashion design, combining a hand-finished steel structure with a translucent fabric veil. Openings at every angle offer opportunity to exhibit objects and artefacts.

    Marble Dining Table

    Madeleine Blanchfield, director of Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

    Madeleine Blanchfield’s custom marble dining table, designed for her own home, was inspired by the work of Italian architect and industrial designer Angelo Mangiarotti. The monolithic marble table reflects the simplicity and craftsmanship of their residential projects, where structural systems are honest and explicit, as in their architecture.

    Tre Mezzo Collection

    Jean-Pierre Biasol, director and founder of Biasol

    As a strong supporter of Australian design, Jean- Pierre Biasol says they were constantly searching for products to easily customise, modify and specify in their projects. The studio decided to meet their own request with Tre Mezzo; a range of stools and tables for indoor and outdoor spaces. Offering more than 700 combinations, the stools come in three heights, multiple curated materials and colours.

    “Tre Mezzo emerged from the need for a versatile stool that we could specify for indoor and outdoor use, particularly in residential and commercial projects that demand hardwearing, high-quality products.”

     

    –  Jean-Pierre Biasol

    St Vincents Place Wine Room Table

    Broderick Ely, director of B.E. Architecture

    Broderick Ely conceived the St Vincents Place Wine Room Table as a juxtaposition of seemingly disparate elements. Featured inside est magazine issue #34, the table references artist Isamu Noguchi with its sculptural soft curves and rounded edges, while the simple interlocking slab construction is reminiscent of a 1970s kit furniture piece.

    The Stilts Table

    Dylan Farrell, director of Dylan Farrell Design

    Dylan Farrell took inspiration from the fierce movements of models’ legs on the fashion runway to design the Stilts Table. The table appears as a balancing act with its splaying base, made from cured and laminated timber. Fabricated to fit like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, the Stilts Table can be specified in a variety of shapes and sizes.

    “The diversity of the Prince Table mirrors my own love of entertaining. It’s generous, it’s convivial and invites conversation and good times.”

     

    –  Iva Foschia

    The Prince Collection

    Iva Foschia, director of IF Architecture

    Iva Foschia designed the Australian-made Prince Collection for Grazia&Co, to challenge the conventions of large, rectangular tables. The Prince Collection is inspired by Art Deco style and shaped by French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand’s approach to the ‘art of living’.

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