This is the first piece in my furniture collection that came about when I was looking to furnish my own place. I looked at my current bedside table set up, with a pile of books perched on top (about to fall) & magazines strewn on the floor & thought to myself, there has to be a better way to store/house/display everything you need next to your bed. Plus some tricks built in. So I started with the shopping list: a place to store magazines & books, skinny drawer for the last things you pull off at night ie. rings, earrings plus a drawer for bulkier things below. Then I started thinking about cups of coffee & toast in bed, how could make room for these things – after you have a lamp base & alarm clock, there’s not much space left – & protect the top from cup rings etc. So I designed the top drawer with a flap down front that can hold a small breakfast plate & cup. The inside drawer is flock lined for jewellery, watches etc & the bottom drawer lined in veneer. All push to open so there is no visible hardware. Finished in custom stained veneers with mirror backing to the magazine slot, it works like a charm.
Its the first in a series I’m calling Five Easy Pieces, with other pieces to follow.
Available in a range of timber finishes all in oak, drawers can be flock lined, or not, flap down front on drawer is optional. Made in Australia.
We’ve been spending a little time of late planning a small revamp in our office, that has involved us swapping our old trusty meeting table & chairs & replacing with a more relaxing pair of armchairs, coffee table & ottoman. Not content with just any old fabric on our chairs, we set about finding the most perfect geometric fabric that was full of colour. We, or should I say I, was determined to find a pattern that would make me feel happy everyday I walked into my office. Now, this is a miniature job for us, we take on large scale renovation projects, we do up whole houses with new furniture, fabrics, rugs, lamps, the lot & had we been doing it for a client we would have done it in two seconds flat. But it’s a well known fact that when designers do things for themselves, even we find it hard to make decisions! That’s right, we do this for a living, but we tie ourselves up in knots in search of the perfect thing. So, we empathise when clients are faced with the same dramas in their houses. But I’m happy to report the perfect colourful geometric has been found – and it wasn’t deliberate but it is a fabric from the man of the moment Martyn Lawrence-Bullard – who I have mentioned in this blog before (see Decoration and Design Entry). Have a look below at the fabric and furniture we’ve chosen – Adras Ikat Jewel Print & check out the range from Schumacher designer collaborations with great ranges from Trina Turk & Kelly Wearstler – its definitely worth a look. Stay tuned for the blog post with our final office revamp…
Tucked into the backstreets of Collingwood, in a fantastic warehouse space is another one of Melbourne’s design industry gems – Temperature Design. After finding our way there late last week, we knocked back a strong coffee & chocolate treat before getting stuck into looking at all the fabulous pieces from Temperature house brand – a great range of furniture staples, Jonathan Adler – for that quirky, fresh & colourful twist on everything & Ercol Furniture – the most beautifully crafted wood furniture made the way it should be.