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Helen Abson

Helen Abson, who trained as an architect, is an Australian designer. She pursued architecture for five years; founded ZAB Design where she designed fabrics that exhibited a preoccupation for texture achieved through pattern and colour.Read More →

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He was born in Geelong, Victoria. In 1965, he married Mary Bronwyn Currey, an English-born interior designer, and the pair worked closely as interior designers for many decades. Between 1938-39, Featherston designed decorative-glass panels for Oliver-Davey Glass, Melbourne, and 1939-40 lighting for Newton and Gray, Melbourne. Read More →

Marc Newson Chair for Knoll

Honoring the cantilevered chairs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Newson Aluminum Chair, 90 years later, is a forward-looking expression that synthesizes simplicity, material and precision, in the Modernist tradition.Read More →

Tasmin Johnson - Interior Designer

In the spirit of launching her first book, we catch up with Sydney-based interior designer and collector Tamsin Johnson to reflect on how her cultivated and curious approach to design has made way for a unique portfolio of projects.Read More →

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Windsor chairs feature incredibly robust construction that allows them to withstand years of abuse. Numerous original chairs date back approximately 300 years. All Windsor chairs have sturdy hand-carved seats with round tenons on all parts. The mortices, which are drilled through the seat and then reamed at 6 degrees, match the leg tenons’ taper of 6 degrees. A wedge is hammered into the top of the leg after it is cemented in place, creating a solid and durable joint.Read More →

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Perfect Imperfect is based on the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which promotes the beauty inherent in imperfection, impermanence, and authenticity. Importantly, this is accomplished without losing sight of the advantages of living in the twenty-first century. Read More →

AS 2700 Colour Sample

AS 2700-2011 – Colour Standards for General Purposes. There are 206 reference colours and the chart or guide is used to assist with the specification and matching of colours used in the industrial architectural and decorative areas, with particular emphasis on paints and related materials.Read More →

Australian Rock Art

Cosmos Magazineย reports that 572 Maliwawa Figures have been documented for the first time at 87 different rock art sites in northern Australiaโ€™s Arnhem Land.Read More →