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The ‘Floating Dining Table’ by Tim Webber uses
exposed plywood lamin atio ns alon g with a n egative
detail to give the tabletop a fl oating effect. This detail
softens the thick edge of the plywood to give a sleek,
light look while emphasisi ng the horizo ntal lin es of
the plywood edges. Matching bench seats are also
Athfield Architects’ series of ho uses at Takapu na beach takes a relaxed, bach-style appro ach, with
un fen ced law n sloping gen tly to the san d. The hou ses are braced ‘co ntain ers’ placed on the green lawn,
open ing or closing to reveal o r co n ceal their con ten ts. L ush grass, waxed co ncrete, oiled floors an d
industrial steel make fo r a rich materiality that invites to uch. athfieldarchitects.co .nz .
qFRANKIE SAYS ‘RELAXED’
Design Tree’s Rebbeca Asquith and Tim Wigmore
are known for their simple, sustainable designs.
The Frankie table lamp is no exception, made from
rec ycled PET felt and FSC-ce r tified NZ silver
beech. A floor lamp, pendant lamp and coat stand
are the other members of the Frankie Collection.
The floor and table lamps were finalists in the
2013 Best Design Awards. NZ$560 ($490).
pA GOOD HANGING
In an effor t to use the waste from other fu rnitu re-making pro cesses,
father-daughter design team Made By Douglas + B ec developed the
copper chandelier, using blown glass an d copper off- cu ts. Drawi ng on
a lo n g-time love of blow n glass, the lights play with symmetry in
a way that Bec says resembles a drawing of an atom. Available in
several con figu ration s. From NZ$2270 ($1940). douglasandbec.co.nz.
Photography Simo n D evitt
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