Posts tagged Melbourne
Trevor Mein upcoming Art exhibition in Melbourne

Trevor Mein’s cloud archive has expanded with the addition of a new series of work titled stratosphere.
In this upcoming exhibition at Otomys Contemporary, Mein’s palette shifts from light blue, white and a myriad of greys. Prussian blue, violet, saffron, pale pink and coal black enter the picture plane. The tonal shifts in some compositions allude to a seascape, as one becomes anchored by the suggestion of the horizon. Through the less abstracted works the viewer is transported back to the celestial sphere.

The cloudscapes in stratosphere capture both the ephemeral and delicate beauty that exists on Earth thus prompting the viewer to consider more seriously the tenuous balance and long-term future of our planet.

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Salt&Pepper 2019 Spring Summer Collection

Iconic Australian homewares brand, Salt&Pepper welcomes the brick and mortar expansions with the opening of their new store at Chadstone - The Fashion Capital! With 5 more planned to open over the next two months, Salt&Pepper have timed the opening of their new stores with the launch of their new Spring Summer collections.

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Dulux 2020 Colour Forecast

The Dulux Colour Forecast 2020 has been revealed – introducing four tonal palettes that are nature-inspired, comprising soft comforting neutrals which have rich, invigorating accent hues that allow moments of personal expression. Each colour provides an opportunity to reflect and re-energise, serving as inspiration to step away from the madness and into a space with ‘Essence’. The new season of colour palettes represents the essence of 21st century trends at a pivotal point in time, not only in design terms but in a global context…

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Armadillo & Co: New Agra Rug Colours

Armadillo & Co has launched four new beautiful colours in their best selling Agra rug. The four new, unique colours – Anthracite, Juniper, Marlin, and Moonstone are from the popular Heirloom Collection. Each rug brings depth and dimension, with the flexibility to act as a feature or serve as a tonal background. Inspired by the exquisite alchemy of a single colour, the award-winning Agra rug captures the perfect imperfections that occur when placing only one material in the hands of skilled artisans…

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Open Door: Contemporary Makers and Designers

Craft Victoria is elevating the everyday experience of opening doors and crossing thresholds in a new exhibition of symbolic entry ways and beautifully crafted door furniture. Open Door is the culmination of a project to expand opportunities for contemporary craftspeople and designers, bringing their invention and expertise to new areas of practice.

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La petite fabrique de Brunswick: Embrun

La petite fabrique de Brunswick has announced a new and absolutely beautiful collection titled Embrun. Referring to the colour and movement of a wave crashing on the shore, Embrun is a french word meaning ocean spray. Embrun is a series of vessels utilising offset geometry and negative space. It is composed of 7 functional pieces that are all slip-cast by hand, which enables the objects to be modified after they are cast. Thus, each object is slightly different.

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Otomys Contemporary: Spring Salon Exhibition

Spring Salon celebrates the rich and diverse talent of fourteen emerging and midcareer artists working across a variety of mediums, genres and scale. This is the first Australian exhibition for six international artists - Caroline Denervaud, David Matthew King, Gilles Bourget, Karin Haas, Simone Boon and Zarah Cassim.

Otomys Contemporary is equally honoured to showcase new work by well received and regarded artists - Danielle Creenaune, Eduardo Santos, Greg Penn, Heath Newman, Jenny Lundgren, Lindsay Blamey, Morgan Shimeld and Nick Coulson. This a unique opportunity to experience great depth of artistic practice within one exhibition.

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A.G.M Expo 19

For a second year Friends & Associates presented Australia’s ultimate design showcase with A.G.M Expo, including more collaborations and even more works. Running over 3 days, A.G.M. Expo '19 presented designers of various disciplines working within the fields of furniture, lighting and accessories. Stunning selected works from the highly lauded LOCAL MILAN exhibition in Australia were presented for the first time.

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Coco Flip: Honey and Sequence Collections

This year at Denfair, Coco Flip will be launching their two new collections at stand 511 – Honey and Sequence. The Melbourne based furniture and lighting design studio have taken inspiration from the Art Deco movement for their stand design – two large archway entrances welcome visitors into the V-grove clad stand and a huge circular opening in the ceiling references the architectural work of Roy Grounds. Established in 2010, Coco Flip is run by Kate Stokes and Haslett Grounds who work closely with local craftspeople and manufacturers to create playful products with depth of character.

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Didier: Fable Collection

The truely original and unique designs for Didier’s Fable collection are crafted from solid select white oak with difficult manufacturing details disguised within a simplified aesthetic and return to the original ideals. As one of Australia’s most successful and original commercial designers, Ross Didier crafts products that have character with quality, and are functional to the user and their environment. This year Ross will be presenting the beautiful Fable range at DENFAIR, along with new ideas and designs that we can’t wait to set our eyes on!

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Arthur G Furniture Sale

We recently visited the Arthur G factory to check out their full range ahead of the upcoming sale this Saturday and Sunday (1-2 June). We were so excited to visit their Huntingdale factory and get a peek behind the scenes of this 35+ year old Melbourne institution. Not many businesses can boast that their works have been hand crafted in Melbourne since the 1970s, and that’s something that makes Arthur G truly special. We’ve put together a range of mini collections to showcase some of our favourite items that are going to be on sale this weekend (up to 70% off!), but you’ll have to check it out in person for the full range!

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Sense of Self

We are so excited for the new bathhouse and wellness concept, Sense of Self (SOS) set to open in Collingwood in Spring, 2019. The co-founders Mary Minas and Freya Berwick, aim to transform Australia’s spa and wellness offering by bringing a “no bullshit” approach to bathing and relaxation.

Repeated studies have shown that low social connection and stress is an epidemic: more damaging to our health than smoking, obesity or high blood pressure [source]. This is combined with recent reports [source] that the culture of self-improvement and performance driven by social media is further damaging our mental wellbeing and body image.

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Design Awards by The Design Files

The innaugrual Design Files Design Awards serve to document and celebrate the designers shaping Australian contemporary culture right now.

This is a diverse awards program which recognises the huge variety of creative fields thriving in modern Australia. It’s the only awards program which celebrates the best in residential architecture and interior design, alongside innovative new work by Australia’s most talented furniture designers, craft practitioners, floral designers, textile designers, stylists + art directors and more.

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David Jones presents: The Art of Living

David Jones has unveiled its AW19 designer home collection, and we couldn’t be more excited for the wide variety of new, world renowned brands introduced across furniture, home décor and tabletop.

With a renewed focus on luxury furnishings and cutting-edge design, David Jones’ evolving selection of exclusive designer brands has expanded to include HAY, Great Dane, Vitra., Dinosaur Designs, Callesalla, GUBI, Bolia, NAU, Menu, and Tom Dixon.

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