Michael Anastassiades For Flos

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

In/Out: Michael Anastassiades For Floss

London based, Cypriot born, lighting designer Michael Anastassiades‘ new collection for Flos, String and IC, are works of lighting genius. Having launched his studio in 1994, after frustrating attempts to amalgamate into the design mould, he was now free to design and produce, a bold and courageous move for which the design world is endlessly thankful. Anastassides, now inducted into the design hall of fame with his new collection for Flos, joins their tirelessly brilliant roll call of classics.

As he puts it, “i’m interested in the instability that exists in design”, a common thread that runs though his design aesthetic. The IC collection of balanced balls are caught mid-roll or perched precariously atop a brass rod. It’s no wonder that the starting point for these was watching a street juggler at work. The name ‘IC’ is a reference to the initials that the English police use for describing the ethnicity of a person. He doesn’t expand on this point but the precariousness is undoubtedly hinted at.

The String series own their space. They are a delightful play of minimalist sculpture and brilliant functionality. First conceived by the power lines of trains, Anastassiades elaborates further about his inspiration describing the way traditional village squares in the Mediterranean are delineated by a festive string of lights. Even though they are delicate, they are striking in their volume and their division of space. The ball or cone forms of the Anastassides’ String series are suspended pure objects yet their they fine strings colonises the architectural story of the space they occupy.

We could bask in Michael Anastassiades’ luminousity for many years to come. What a treat.

Credits: Style Park, Minimalissimo, Flos, Flodeau, Larcobaleno, archiportale

FRIDAY MUSINGS – Memphis Calling

In/Out - Studio Oink 'Memphis Calling'

In/Out - Studio Oink 'Memphis Calling'

In/Out - Studio Oink 'Memphis Calling'

In/Out - Studio Oink 'Memphis Calling'

In/Out - Studio Oink 'Memphis Calling'

German duo Lea Korzeczek and Matthias Hiller of Studio Oink are aesthetic problem solvers. Tackling anything from creative direction for print, to styling, to set design to beautifully considered interiors. ‘Memphis Calling’ pays homage to one of the most daring contemporary design movements, the Italian 1980’s Memphis group of architecture and design. Originally founded in Milan by no other than the exceptionally talented Ettore Sottsass, it’s proven to be a source of inspiration for the next generation.

Directed, styled and shot by the pair, their signature sense of tranquility has infiltrated these still lifes, bringing peace to the somewhat hectic flair that was Memphis. A soft pastel palette punctuates the serenity with vibrant orange and deep forest green. Patterns of dots, spots, geometric flowers, stripes and lace all play with one another. Objects are assembled with precise, yet haphazard order. Diagonal lines dissect the frames, jaunty angles and mismatched items all combine in their interpretation of Memphis. It’s all about the core sensibility of mischief in this modern take on a truly rouge movement.

Credits: Studio Oink

Arent&Pyke: House & Garden ‘Room of the year 2014′

In/Out: House & Garden Room of the year

In/Out: House & Garden Room of the year

On Friday of last week Arent&Pyke were truly honoured and proud to receive the Australian House & Garden ‘Room of the Year 2014′ award for the Pavilion House! The Pavilion House joins 49 other rooms in House & Garden magazine’s annual November issue (out now!) of this year’s Top 50 Rooms.

Hosted at the very delicious, Alpha Restaurant, Arent&Pyke were overjoyed to share a table with the House & Garden team, respected colleagues and fellow award winners! Thanks go to editor-in-chief Lisa Green, for continually providing Australians with a well-respected and practical magazine for readers who, like us, are truly passionate about the way they live in their homes.

The Pavilion House was a hugely rewarding project for Arent&Pyke and endless thanks go to our delightful clients, our builder, our joiner and all involved to make this wonderful home the ‘Room of the Year’!

Credits: Photography by John Paul Urizar for House & Garden

Chloé Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

In/Out: Chloe Resort 2015

British designer Clare Waight Keller has come up trumps with her collection for Chloé this Resort 2015. Inspired by Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye in Poissy, Keller not only drew on the modernist architecture but also envisioned the experience between architectural form and the daily rituals of its occupants and their interaction with the interior spaces of the Villa.

The musings on this dialogue between the architecture and the interiors is represented by this collection of weighty enclosures of outer garments, sensuous and almost architectural silhouettes, upholstery-weight fabrics, and tiled geometric patterning. The garments’ very foundations, that of the human body, are exemplified by generous constructions of fabric belted and laced at the waist creating off centered swathes that dress and frame body structure. Delicate black and nude lace veils modest slips.

There is a very clear appreciation for the timelessly beautiful palette of the Villa Savoye in this collection’s vintage mustards, royal blues, emerald green, nudes and of course, its signature blacks and whites.

Credits: Chloé

OUT/ABOUT: Dale Frank ‘Toby Jugs’

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

In/Out: Dale Frank 'Toby Jugs'

Australian artist Dale Frank’s latest exhibition ‘Toby Jugs’ at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, is an expansive dreamscapes of colour and movement and a wild celebration of the unknown.

There are so many alluring components to Frank’s work. Glossy varnish is manipulated to create complex amalgamations, almost infinite in their intricacy. Portholes to the conscious and subconscious, conjuring up past memories and the future unknown, they are bewildering and spellbinding objects. There is a serenity in all that explosion of colour, contrary in their loudness, they are hushed and soothing in their materiality and detail.

‘Toby Jugs’ is a skewing of the real, a slight deformation in all that glossy perfection. This is not a show to quickly pop into, but one to get truly lost within.

Dale Frank ‘Toby Jugs’
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street), Paddington NSW
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday from 11am – 6pm
Until 4th October 2014

Credits: Images courtesy of the artists and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

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