Home' Scoop Homes and Art : SHA 29 Winter 2011 Contents 46 HOMES & ART WINTER 2011
A happy accident is respon sible for Jenn y Keate’s L umin an t lamp. She star ted
with an ambitio n to experimen t with wool, an d discovered that light on hooked
merin o woo l travelled down the fibres like a fl ame. “ I was mo delling some
fo rm ideas when an u n ex pected an imal resembla nce arose. When I realised I
could reinvent the sheep, I had to go with it.” Luminant comes in a boxed-kit
set that is lightweight an d easy to assemble. Priced NZ$295 ($216). Visit www.
jennykeate.co.nz, portchalmersdesignstore.co.nz .
An Au cklan d industrial area will be revamped with an ambitious
NZ$10 0m ($73.4m) residential an d retail development nex t yea r.
Rhuba rb Lan e in cludes six mixed-u se buildings designed by
Austra lasia’s top a rchitects. The gro un d level will be cobbleston e la nes
lin ed by boutique retailers, green space and a commu n ity co mmo n
with outdoor theatre space. Above this are high-en d ‘aPod’
apartments – flexible, open-plan spaces for living, working or
both. Ou r favou rites i n the n eighbourhood are:
Tattoo (4 Rhubarb Lane) Wa rren & Maho ney Architects
designed Tattoo with 21 aPods ran ging fro m 59-141sqm. The
extern al shutters are imprinted with a motif design ed by a local
tattoo artist. In side, the loft-style spaces featu re so aring windows,
raw con crete, sculpted mezza nin es an d da rk wo od floors.
3 Rhubarb Lane New York ’s co nver ted loft spaces were
the inspiration for the 12 aPods in 3 Rhubarb Lane by Fearon
Hay a rchitects. Modern , edgy finishes of ex posed con crete
and stone were designed to give the space a ‘diamond in the
ro ugh’ finish. It’s the u rban -living dream co me true. Visit
PLYING THE TRADE
What started as a need for a stool in Tom Kluyskens’
Wellington home quickly became “an almost
academic exercise i n optima l use” of a sheet of ply,
the design er says. The pieces of the Octo stool fit
perfectly in a square and – you guessed it – eight
squares fit perfectly o n a sheet of ply. Octo comes in
a ran ge of colo u rs, is flat-packed and assembled with
no glue or fasteners. Priced at NZ$345 ($253). Visit
madeonjupiter.com, portchalmersdesignstore.co.nz .
Inspired by the complex shapes found in
nature, on land, along the coast and in the
sea, the husband-and-wife team behind Joug
Design has created a range of light shades
that are both subtle and complex. “ T he
natural shapes that occur in nature and the
mathe matical eq uations that these relate to
are prevalent in some of our designs,” says
designer Jelle Nijdam. Priced from NZ$146
($107). Visit joug.co.nz, cleverbastards.co.nz.
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