The Chairity Project, Reinventing Design Icons

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

In/Out: CULT - The Charity Project

Our very dear friends at CULT last week launched ‘The Chairity Project, Reinventing Design Icons’. Cult invited 14 Australasian creatives to reinterpret, reinvent and most importantly make their mark on a design classic – the ‘CH33’ chair by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Sons.

The creative bunch were selected by CULT and the diverse bunch includes Industrial Designer Adam Goodrum, Product Designers Coco Flip and Dinosaur Designs, Artist Ken Done and Tracey Deep, Set Production Designer Alice Babidge, Stylist Megan Morton, Fashion Designers Basskie, Romance was Born and Zambesi, Accessories Designer Ryan Storer, Interior Architect George Livissiannis, Interior Designers Hecker Guthrie and Graphic Designers Toko.

The Reinventing Icons Project brings together charity, creativity and Australia’s much celebrated kinship with iconic Danish design.

The 14 completed chairs are up for grabs on Ebay until 8pm this evening with all proceeds going directly to charities selected by each designer. Link to the auction HERE

Credits: CULT

Wallporn by Megan Morton for Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In/Out: Megan Morton & Space

In the spirit of giving, Sydney stylist Megan Morton and Space Furniture have curated an Australian designed and produced collection of Christmas gifts WALLPORN for the benefit of us all. Objects of joy these are no trinkets, but forever treasures.

Megan says “This year, I am going for presents and gestures that are long lasting investments. No more fillers, I want amazing never-to-be-found-gifts. So we present you with 4 incredible things you will NEVER see anywhere else! I worked with 4 people who I find to be beyond talented, rich in ideas and incredible at their chosen medium to produce this exclusive line of gifting for Space”.

All four artists although incredibly varied in their mediums and approach, complement and speak of the modern Christmas that is so very Australian. We caught up with Megan to chat about the new ensemble.

As a stylist you’d come across many beautiful objects made by many talented people, how did you manage to decide on these four designers?
I wanted to curate a collection that stood independently to the others but also worked as a suite of products, this meant working with established makers as well as new talent to ensure we had the delicate balance of covetable pieces that spanned a varied price range. The hardest challenge was making it all in Australia – for example, every element in Dan Hocking’s blue or bronze mirror is sourced and made in Australia, which is a real triumph in itself.

Could you please personify each object for the benefit of people blundering around trying to match the perfect gift to the right person?
Quartz blocks are the ideal gift for a healthy home. Their decorative properties are as impressive as their healing properties. Pip’s copper gentle interventions are perfectly placed on these magnificent natural found pieces. Dan’s mirrors are pancake flat (I despise wall clunk!) and really for the person who has everything ! And anyway, who wouldn’t want to see themselves the Healthier, skinnier, bronzed version! Dions trees are the most wonderful way to buy up this talented mans work at a fraction of the price. We are calling it a replacement tree, but let’s face it you would be hard pressed putting it away come January. The light and shadow plays are incredible. I am buying all 4 for a window ledge for exactly these purposes.  Joss Best’s platter has ingeniously been designed to fit a size 16 chook with a smattering of veg. It’s organic and polished all at the same time and has been stamped ‘2014’ on the back as the ultimate memory maker gift for anyone who enjoys a christmas table or feasting!

How do each of these objects represent Christmas to you?
They have all been taken from traditional shapes – the bauble (mirror); the tree (Horstman’s sculpture) the star (Pip’s incredible quartz forms) and the glue to any christmas gathering – the love of food through Joss’s practical but purposeful platter.

And finally what does an Australian Christmas mean to you?
Redleaf Beach. Freckle collecting. Pontoon swimming. Lobster. Replacing the Soda stream gas bottle (I love it!) – and The Mortons just as a five-some. This year though we are living in India for 1 month. So I am sure after Christmas in India our appreciation of all holidays will be forever changed!

Phillippa Canemolla – Mineral Blossoms
Dion Horstman – Tree Interpretations
Dan Hocking – Mirror
Joss Best – Chicken Platter

The WALLPORN collection will be available exclusively from the Space Furniture showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from 21 November.

Credits: Photography by Françoise Baudet

Out/About: HAYON Studio Room 506

In/Out: HAYON Studio - Room 506 At Raddison Blu Royal Hotel

In/Out: HAYON Studio - Room 506 At Raddison Blu Royal Hotel

In/Out: HAYON Studio - Room 506 At Raddison Blu Royal Hotel

In/Out: HAYON Studio - Room 506 At Raddison Blu Royal Hotel

In/Out: HAYON Studio - Room 506 At Raddison Blu Royal Hotel

In/Out: HAYON Studio - Room 506 At Raddison Blu Royal Hotel

In/Out: HAYON Studio - Room 506 At Raddison Blu Royal Hotel

In/Out: HAYON Studio - Room 506 At Raddison Blu Royal Hotel

In/Out: HAYON Studio - Room 506 At Raddison Blu Royal Hotel

Following in the footsteps of his late muse Arne Jacobsen’s ‘Room 606’, Jaime Hayón designs ‘Room 506’ at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. 50 years on, designed exclusively for the hotel, a little Jacobsen gem the Drop Chair, is the belle of the ball at this illustrious party. Re-launched by Fritz Hansen in September this year it was given a new outfit as part of Hayón’s vision for ‘Room 506’.

Formerly the SAS Royal Hotel, Arne Jacobsen oversaw all aspects of the original design in 1960, from the architectural façade down to the cutlery. Some of his most renowned furniture pieces such as the Egg chair and Swan chair were developed and went on to become design classics from this fruitful project.

“Coming from the Mediterranean, to be able to make an imprint on Danish design has been an incredibly special experience for me. The idea for this room is to create a luminous space that brings joy and genuine comfort through the Fritz Hansen designs along with some of my own designs and art.”
Jaime Hayón

This is a celebration of two brilliant designers who although from very different cultural backgrounds have a common design ethos; the appreciation of organic lines, minimalist values, fine craftsmanship and exceptional materials.

Hayón, as did his predecessor, oversaw every detail of Room 506 from the linen to the furniture. His signature Ro Armchair in dove grey, Favn Sofa in navy, Analog Tables, and decorative ceramic Bosa Table, sit handsomely on the terracotta carpet. The Drop Chair, feminine in crushed velvet, glows in the company of her new cohorts. Complementing the interior with soft light, his A-Balls Pendant and Chinoz Lamp, along with custom decorative objects embrace this traveller’s haven.

Jaime Hayón excels at inducing the same sublime serenity that Jacobsen is famous for, but adds his own playful charm. For all of you lucky enough to find yourself in Denmark it’s nice to know that both rooms are just waiting for your company.

Credits: Hayon Studio

Inka Järvinen ‘Moonmachine 1′

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

In/Out: Inka Järvinen

Helsinki-based graphic artist Inka Järvinen’s ‘Moonmachine 1’ series is a beautifully controlled architectural studies of linear planes, morphing graphs, linework and shadow. Contemplative visions of an ordered mind, they are works of minimalist beauty.

Precise and emotive, Järvinen’s monochromatic palette is punctuated with Yves Klein blue, soft pinks and pale grey greens. As a collection her works are a rounded narrative of methodical framework, crafted yet orderly sculptures they bleed at their edges, embracing blank space and a soft enveloping black fog.

Starting her creative career with a fashion degree, Järvinen soon found she was more interested in the illustrative side of the process and by following this intuition, she worked her way through a graphic design degree. From there, she co-founded ‘Tsto’, a creative agency with a client list that includes Artek, Nokia and countless art associations.

Credits: Inka Järvinen

Rosie Assoulin Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

In/Out: Rosie Assoulin 2015 Ready-to-Wear

American fashion designer Rosie Assoulin’s Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection spirits you away with its relaxed yet sophisticated style.

It is clear to see the origins of Assoulin’s inspirations, that of the work of American ceramic artist Betty Woodman. Famous for her deconstructed vessels of feminine silhouettes with their vivid abstract glazes Woodman’s work is free-spirited and her palette is vividly reminiscent of small pastel villages cascading down the coastal hillsides of Italy. Assoulin has taken some of Woodman’s more traditional vase shapes and reinterpreted them using raffia into handbags, also employing this unconventional material to make that fabulous golden apricot tiered skirt.

It is that quintessential Mediterranean colour palette of emerald, lemon, terracotta, sage, rose and siren red, with that elegant sense of structure that is so signature to Rosie Assoulin. Tiered fabrics flair out, boxy pants, tied waists and shoulders, cascading decadent yardages, plunging necklines and bare shoulders that are demure but vivacious. With concealed zippers to add or remove layers of frills these outfits can easily shift from day to night.

The antiquated backdrop only enhances the majestic couture of her incredibly sculptural garments. These are sophisticated outfits, full bodied and poised, with a wink to the glamour days of old.

Credits: Style

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