Icons & Influences
23 August, 2015

Ilse Crawford

Ilse Crawford

Last summer I read Ilse Crawford’s book ‘A Frame For Life’ cover to cover. In those pages I found a design philosophy that resonates so closely with my own approach that it has become the most post-it marked, notes in the margin book on my shelves of late. Ilse is somewhat obsessed with creating spaces […]

5 July, 2015

VIDEO: Barnaba Fornasetti


A beautiful video inside the home of Italian designer Barnaba Fornasetti. This Milanese residence once belonging to his late father, furniture and ceramics icon Piero Fornasetti, is a labyrinth of rooms housing an enigmatic collection reflective of the surrealist designer’s work. Source: In Residence series, Nowness

14 June, 2015

Ettore Sottsass


Architect, industrial designer, philosopher and provocateur; Ettore Sottsass (1917-2007) led a revolution in the aesthetics and technology of modern design in the late 20th Century. Born in the Dolomites to Italian-Austrian parentage, the past to him was the rationalist Bauhaus doctrine of his father, Ettore Sottsass Sr., a prominent Italian architect. “When I was young, […]

19 September, 2014

Greta Grossman


When the Danish brand Gubi first became available in Australia, the pieces we were captivated by most, were those by Greta Grossman. Strange, that these beautiful lights, desks and cabinets originally designed in the 40s and 50s, skilfully mixed luxurious walnuts with lo-fi laminates and felt familiarly modernist but were designed by a woman, quite […]

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