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TEXTURES FOR THE SOLE Ambe r Ward star ted in ce ramic s before
returning to uni to study visual arts, majoring in textiles. Today, she is creating textiles
for floors and lighting that straddle exhibition, retail and commercial designs under her
Kietsu brand. Her latest collections come with a sustainable edge – fibres are prepared
“almost straight from the alpaca’s back ”. “ I al ways work with natural fibre s be cause I have
always wanted to work with sustainable design,” says Amber. And she doesn’t dye her
pieces: “A lpaca has the most divine natural colours – you can’t dye a black as beautiful as
this nat ural fibre.” We are inc line d to agree . Kietsu 0424 224 083, kiet su studios.com.
Green shoots The Peter Guenzel-designed
Stack drawer series from Established &
Sons can be pushed and pulled to open
in both directions, and is available in two
stacked heights and four colourways. The
green palette version, $6147/eight drawers,
is perfect for spring! Living Edge (08) 6466
Blooming hot Casamania’s Bloom
shelving range, $900-$12,000, is the
perfect fusion of the organic and the
sophisticated. We love the sharpness of
the form in powder-coated aluminium
and the natural lines of teak shelves.
Table & Chair Comp any (08) 9388 1855,
Natural oak Every part of this elegant Tactile
sideboard, $3580, by PUNTMobles is beautiful,
from the wrap of oak over a pure-white lacquer
body, to seamless design (touch-open everything).
Majool (08) 9380 6822, majool.com.au.
Exoticism, mysticism, elegance...
Villeroy & Boch has released Samarkand
tableware for spring, inspired by classic
Uzbekistan design (Samarkand is its second
largest city). Serve up on dinnerware with
intricate gold bordering or go for bold with
these buffet plates, with perfect Middle
Eastern flavour. Prices start from $32.95 .
WA stockist s 1800 252 770,
“Alpaca has the most divine
natural colours – you can’t
dye a black as beautiful as this
natural fibre” Amber Ward, Kietsu
Fallen rug in Midnight,
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