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Need/Want · Our February Wishlist

Need/Want

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Introducing… NEED/WANT – a little round-up of what the TDF team is coveting at the moment.

 

16th February, 2018

1. Chimbarongo Set by PET Lamp (Chile)

Elle Murrell, Managing Editor/Saving-for-a-Home-er:

Spanish designer, Alvaro Catalán de Ocón’s ambitious PET Lamp project came first came on my radar when he was collaborating with a friend I’d met in Kyoto. Alvaro’s astutely-researched initiative mixes the reuse of PET plastic bottles with selected traditional weaving techniques from different corners of the globe, in order to create unique handmade lampshades.

We recently wrote about his project with Indigenous Weavers in Arnhem Land, and witnessing these unique pieces at NGV Triennial had me coveting the shades all over again! While this Medusa-esque set looks pretty spectacular, I’m also a huge fan of the maybe-more-likely-in-the-next-five-years ‘Chimbarongo Triple’ design.

USD$1,850 – $4,395

 

 2. Screenprinting 101 Workshop at Home-Work

Ashley Simonetto, Graphic Designer/Baby of the TDF Family:

Textile designers Jess Wright and Lara Davies certainly workshop some magic at their Home-Work HQ in Brunswick, Melbourne.

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at screen printing, and their 101 seems like just the place to start. It’s promising ‘all the basics to get printing your original designs onto fabric!’ and covers learning about colours, inks, fabrics and all the techniques you’ll need to stencil cut and print your own designs.

Now that I’m two years out of Uni, this sounds like actually appealing homework!!

AUD$195

3. Hand Built Tea Pot by Katia Carletti

Alice Johnson, TDF Partnerships Manager/Blossoming Potter:

I came across Adelaide-based Ceramic artist Katia Carletti’s work a few years ago through her Instagram account (featuring her most beloved bunny Tilvie!). These teapots look so beautiful, I love their simple form. They make me want to cosy up inside and pour myself a warming cup of tea!

Having Katia’s pieces at The Design Files Open House last year had me fawning over her work all the more!

AUD$220

 

4. ‘Temple of the Sun’ by Heath Newman

Sally Tabart, Editorial Assistant/ Share-House Aficionado:

I like to think that I might have discovered Melbourne-based artist Heath Newman’s work on my own, although that’s probably not the case.

What’s far more likely is that I saw him on someone else’s social media and his name imprinted on my brain. I promptly forgot the origin post, and now upon remembering the artist, it feels like it was me who uncovered his work all along. Wow, go me!

Do I need this, or anything, really? No. But do I want it? Hell yeah.

From AUD$2,900

5. Basket Case Bracelet by Lucy Folk

Annie Portelli, Art Director/Part-Time Hand Model:

Recently I was on the set of TDF’s latest video series, ‘The Perfect Tipple’, and we were lucky enough to loan some Lucy Folk jewellery to spice up our videos!

After being around this piece for the three days of shooting, it was really, really tough to part with it. One day…?

Along with beautiful new jewellery lines and a fashion collection out now, Lucy Folk’s pop-up Christmas Salon has had its life extended – you can now drop into the Melbourne brand’s jaw-droppingly beautiful new HQ in Windsor anytime!

AUD$450

 

6. Togo Settee by Ligne Rose at DOMO

Lucy Feagins, TDF Boss Lady/Decade-Long-Office-Sofa-Hunter

The Design Files is 10 (TEN!) years old now and we *still* don’t have a sofa in our office!  Quite frankly, it’s embarrassing.

As mentioned in my new year’s resolutions, 2018 is the year of ‘sorting out the office’, and top of my list is a new couch!  I have been coveting the Ligne Roset Togo Settee since forever… this design, by Michel Ducaroy, is a true classic.

The Togo’s bold silhouette and retro vibe make it the perfect, versatile piece for our colourful, relaxed workplace. And though it comes in countless variations, we have limited space, so I have my heart set on the arm-less, settee version, for ultimate flexibility.

Available at DOMO, from USD$4,000

 

Editor’s note: the selection of items above are based on the personal, independent preferences of the TDF Team; this is not a sponsored post.

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