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Designed by Luca Nichetto in collaboration with De La Espada, the modular Belle Reeve lounge has an aura of understated elegance, seamlessly marrying artistry with functionality. The invitingly low-profile form is supported by brass or stainless steel feet for a touch of opulence, while the backrest is customisable: embrace sumptuous upholstery or solid-wood lattice panels. More than mere furniture, the Belle Reeve elevates any living space with choice, versatility and a refined take on beauty. Take a seat. From $40,248. Spence & Lyda.


Sydney-based artist Annalisa Ferraris creates works that blur the lines between painting, sculpture and functional art. She also has an impeccable eye for interiors and launched her design brand, Ferraris, with a capsule collection that speaks to her inspirations (playing cards, martinis and family). The Claudio chair, crafted in Sydney from birch ply and stained in a walnut finish, embodies the artist’s penchant for minimalist luxury. It’s accented with a custom-made square bullnose cushion, upholstered in olive-coloured velvet or ivory taffeta. From $2,800.


Drawing on vintage and tribal inspirations, SP01’s rug collection combines graphic compositions with vibrant textures. Meticulously hand-tufted, the rugs feature tactile elements, from shag pile to fringing, interspersed with a fusion of high- and low-pile fibres. A medley of yarn types masterfully accentuates the intricate designs, which are available in five colour-blocked palettes including the Inky colourway pictured. POA.


When designing the Love Me, Love Me Not dining table, Michael Anastassiades gravitated towards a deep rouge de roi marble. “I wanted to use regal colours which conveyed a sense of the grandiose through the sumptuousness that is associated with marble,” he says. Still, balance was key, and when approaching the marble’s lavish hue, Anastassiades opted for a matt rather than polished finish, evoking a more contemporary, subdued aesthetic. From $96,500.


Good design appears simple on the surface, then, on closer inspection, reveals its complexity. The Poudrier light, designed by Philippe Nigro, does just that. At first glance it looks like an artful wall fixture, with its shape that cleverly mimics a makeup case or precious box. Unlike a traditional dimmer, the Poudrier can be manually adjusted via a polished brass lid and visible hinge, which control the amount of light diffused through a thick glass pane. From $1,140.


Arthur Vallin’s aptly named Chubby coffee table makes a statement with its boldly curved form. Carved from travertine, this piece was designed as an ode to the Colombian figurative artist Fernando Botero. The table’s distinctive, sensual folded shape is sure to serve as a talking point wherever it’s located. From $41,000.

This is an extract from an article that appears in print in our ninth edition, Page 92 of Winning Magazine with the headline: “Design”. Subscribe to Winning Magazine today.


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