The Local Project

GlobeWest Launches Collections 2023 - Collection Feature

Established in 2004, GlobeWest furniture has long stood by a philosophy of design diversity, underpinned by the belief that every home and every person is unique. GlobeWest’s Collections 2023 pay homage to homes of all styles and signatures, from classic, eclectic and retreat to modern and contemporary. The latest launch of 22 new collections and over 750 new products is a compelling case in point. “The desire for creating comfort and connection in the home isn’t going anywhere, but we’re seeing

Seat at the Table Presented by AHEC and Riva 1920 - Sustainability Feature

AHEC and Italian furniture maker Riva 1920 jointly presented Seat at the Table at the recent Triennale Milano. The program, which focuses on promoting underused American hardwoods, showcased the work and designs of four emerging Italian design talents, who were given the rare opportunity to convert their idea into a prototype. This year at Triennale Milano, sustainability commanded the spotlight. Between 3rd and 12th June, the design and art museum was the venue for a novel program, christened

The Alhambra Table by Daniel Boddam - Product Feature

Daniel Boddam’s new Alhambra Table holds a mirror to Granada’s historic Alhambra Palace, which served as an inspirational reference point for the architect and designer during his travels to the Spanish city. With Moorish flourishes and modern touches, the table is made locally in Australia and speaks to a new-age Australian audience. Daniel Boddam’s travels to Granada during his formative years helped shape him in more ways than one. Not only did it inform his outlook, but it also served to pr

AHEC Unveils Forest Tales at Triennale Milano - Project Feature

The American Hardwood Export Council’s (AHEC) Forest Tales exhibition, helmed and curated by Studio Swine, recently debuted at Triennale Milano during the Milan Design Week. Showcasing 22 handpicked designs from 14 countries, the show aimed at spotlighting three underused American hardwood varieties – maple, cherry and red oak – noted for their exceptional carbon-neutral and carbon-negative properties. Forest Tales, AHEC’s latest exhibit, was open for viewing between 3 and 12 June at Triennale

The Gallery House by Workroom - Issue 09 Feature

From the street, the house looks almost at odds with its surroundings, courtesy of the angular, monochrome façade that hides the entrance in plain sight. As the home slowly reveals itself, it is evident that the aesthetic idiosyncrasies only keep getting better. The entryway, for example, is characterised by a Zen courtyard garden and a concrete staircase that riffs equally on being sculptural and spartan. The latter, John reveals, “is a space to pause, to transition from the street to the house

Ergonomic and Eco-Conscious – Sofas by Monde

Starting as a feel-good project during lockdown, Tilly Barber’s bespoke furniture brand Monde is rewriting the rulebook for modular furniture with a sustainable edge. Made locally in Melbourne with recyclable materials, each sofa is tailored to the needs of each customer. For Tilly, the lockdowns heralded a new chapter in more ways than one. Not only did it present a wellspring of new ideas, but it also freewheeled her – rather serendipitously – into a new career in product design. Her furnitur