Melbourne has always been on the cutting edge of a new aesthetic. With so much youth in the city and a vibrant art scene it’s obvious to see the reason why. The aesthetic itself is a little harder to pin down but I definitely see the close proximity to Asia, especially Japan, as an obvious [&h
When I saw the Alex chair designed by Isaac Piñeiro for the unusually named 'Omelette' I had to share it here. It's a little kick back to the Jean Prouvé forms but with much thinner lines and quirky details such as the inverted arm rests and a swooping back.
Korean Designer Yun Sohyun's intent with this series titled 'Tone' was to create an "artwork in everyday life" and has achieved this through the use of acrylic and various colours combinations.
I wanted to highlight this fantastic series titled 'Curv' that consists of a table and chair designed by Swiss-based designer Jörg Boner for German furniture makers Stattmann.
Owl Furniture, a brand based in Barcelona headed by maker Alfredo Lopez, have let their beautiful styling and craftsmanship do the talking for their newest collection titled 'Capsules'.
Muller Van Severen's latest project titled 'Match' is a testament their skill at combining seemingly incompatible materials, such as marble and brass, with bright bold colours that can elevate any room.
Studio Guillaume Delvigne has designed this side table for Neal Feay that's been industrially manufactured but still radiates with the warmth that's often seen in handcrafted objects.
Italian Designer Guglielmo Poletti uses a selection of wires for both practical and artistic reasons, constructing a unique range of furniture that plays on the idea of balancing the voids.
Siki Furniture, a factory based in the city of Asakura in Fukuoka Prefecture, was one that I came across on my travels and I was blown away by the design style and their strong focus on handicraft.
Kalon is a furniture brand founded in 2007 by Michaele Simmering and Johannes Pauwen with their focus revolving around functional forms using natural materials that are sure to stand the test of time.
Base 10 is a Los Angeles furniture studio founded by woodworker Joshua Friedman in collaboration with Lindsey Muscato and is influenced by Frideman's experience in Japanese woodworking.
Mokkou Yamagen, headed by craftsmen Genki and Mizuki Nishiyama, really are artists at stripping back any unnecessary elements and letting the beauty of the wood shine through.