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BOX SEAT | The cubic design of the Cassina LC2 chair is timeless.
The traditio na l a rmchair has been revamped with plush loose cushio ns and a
mo dern steel frame that can be matte o r polished. The co mplemen ting two-
o r three-seater sofa and ottoman ca n be upholstered in leather or fabric in an
assortment of shades. Design Farm, 1000 Hay Street, Perth (08) 9322 2200,
ARKETIPO ARRIVES | The Arketipo Collection of sofas and
armchairs first caught the eyes of Jonathon and Lillie Bull – owners of
Contempo – at Maison & Objet 2012. Now, after many months, the store
welco mes the ra nge of delu xe Italia n fu rn itu re to Perth. The refreshing
design s are hardwearing a nd sophisticated, so they will work in the ho me o r
the office. Conte mpo, 22 King Edwa rd Road , Osborne Park (08) 9446 9244,
conte mpocollection.com.au .
Winter | Products a nd tre nds
CRUSTACEAN SENSATION | The
striking exoskeleton shell of the L obster chair (from
$6995) takes cen tre stage in the ho me. In spired by
the sea, the blen d of laminated bent wo od an d a
waln u t veneer creates an un u sual design effect, left.
Inside, the shell is lined with soft foam for you to
sit back an d relax o n. WA stockists i nclude Habitat
Furnishings (08) 9361 3612, Fl orissons Home Furnishe rs
(08) 9071 2228, G eraldton Furniture & Beds (08) 9921
3129 a nd Kata nd ra Furniture & Design (08) 9754 1964.
Cassina LCE chair with
enamel frame, from $6755.
DESIGN TURN ONS
Discove r the latest tre nds and products from Frankfurt Light +
Building 2012 as sourced by HALO Lighting’s marketing director
and business development, Gillian Campbell (inset).
Frankfurt Light + Building featured more than 2000 exhibitors
and some 196,000 attendees... We really had to be sav vy with what
we sought out. It is important for us to go over biannually and touch,
feel and experience the collections we bring in to WA a nd Austra lia.
This is the o nly way to keep on top of the ra pidly progressing n ew
techno logy, specifically regarding LED, a nd to un derstan d the emerging
trends within the global marketplace.
What were the upcoming tre nds we should look out for? There was
a focus on energy efficiency, with numerous brands such as SELUX,
LEDS-C4 and OTY Light adopting new LED technologies into countless
n umbers of their produ cts. We saw a clear shift towa rds minimalism
an d a real movemen t toward lo ng lin es of light an d n egative detailing.
Trim-less recessed illu min ation , as featu red at OTY Light, is also growing
in presen ce as design ers reco gnise a n ew direc tio n in lighting design .
Continuous lines of uniform light are hard to achieve, but new technology
by SELUX has paved the way for clea n lin es that are L ED-driven to deliver
con stant light output in a n umber of modular fo rms. This is n ot to say that
decorative lighting has had its day. Fro m a mo re deco rative perspective,
design ers are drawing on sculptu ral backgrou n ds to create real-life
in stallation s that sit within everyday spaces. I n terms of colo u r, the focus
was defi nitely on w hite.
Did any products stand out? Terzan i chan deliers, made from kilo metres
of small metal chains (pictured). LEDS-C4’s new Vintage Collection,
Aqua C reatio ns’ n ew Min o series of illumin ated roo m par tition s that a re
enve loped in ha nd-dyed silk an d operate by touch. The highlight was
SELUX’s Ma nta Rhei, w hich moves silently an d o rgan ically in wave-
like formatio ns to create a skeletal form that is con tinu ally cha nging in
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