Space Furniture in Sydney is huge. Set over nearly 4 levels, the showroom oozes refined international appeal, showcasing many more products than the Melbourne showroom can offer.
I was quite impressed that the styling and merchandising throughout was so slick… The sheer quantity of floorstock could easily have resulted in a cluttered-looking showroom, and can sometimes dilute the quality and appeal of each individual piece. This is certainly not the case at Space in Alexandria… every item were perfectly displayed and complemented by its surroundings.
So much interior eye candy in one place… it was a little overwhelming.
Poltrona Frau’s very special Oceano Trunk by Andree Putman… whilst it appeals to the nostalgic idea of a 1920′s ocean cruise, this one’s strictly for the bedroom – the sales consultant said it takes around 4 guys to lift it! The detailing is stunning… a drawer for every conceivable trinket, and a fold-out mini desk with a little pouf to sit on.
A perennial favourite – Patricia Urquiola. LOVE her outdoor stuff…. such contemporary shapes, but always with a twist of traditional detailing. Those white chairs (below) are so stunning! Angular yet organic in shape… at $2000 each I’d be a little worried about leaving them outside…. The Canasta series above is also beautiful… I first saw these at Space in Melbourne at Saturday in Design.
kooky stuff. Top – ever-popular colourful Cartell chairs. Below – Ingo Maurer’s LED glass table… a table with tiny LED lights embedded into its glass surface – powered very mysteriously, with no visible wires at all! Perhaps the glass somehow carries an electrical current? more info here.
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