The Local Project

[Print] The Great Outdoors — Abey Australia's New Al Fresco Collection

With more than 3,500 products, Abey Australia offers the largest range of kitchen and basin taps and
sinks in Australia, in addition to exclusive Italian collections from Gessi, Armando, Vicario and Barazza
Appliances. It is noted for its ability to curate end-to-end solutions to fit a range of designs and budgets.
Abey’s latest introduction, the Alfresco Party Sink Collection, successfully parlays this design legacy to a
range of outdoor environments.

Savage Design Expands the Maddox System

Designed by Joel Savage and James Groom, the original Maddox unit was launched in 2022 with individual metal components engineered to assemble like a Meccano set. Resembling its six Maddox counterparts, the new drinking glass rack is crafted in marine-grade stainless steel or brass and also available in two finishes: aged bronze and blackened brass. Echoing the company’s ‘no-size-fits-all’ philosophy, Maddox can be tailored to suit a customer’s individual needs with the help of the Design with M

Faucet Strommen’s New Bathroom Collection

Founded in 1999, Australian-made, family-owned tapware manufacturer Faucet Strommen has emerged as a brand of choice among designers. The company’s bathroom collection has become a market leader, with the solid brass fixtures acting as an overarching solution for architectural tapware, fittings and accessories. The collection – which includes mixers, accessories, showers, cabinet handles and pulls, three-piece tapware, outlets, baths, basins, shower hardware and flush plates– is available in 20 colour finishes and a spectrum of different styles. Through such attention to detail, the collection addresses the need for a complete and cohesive design solution across all bathroom touchpoints.

Abey Australia’s New Alfresco Sink and Tapware Collection - Collection Feature

From intimate soirées to boisterous backyard barbeques, a common challenge that underscores most outdoor gatherings is adequate infrastructure. Food forgotten indoors or a warmer-than-average beverage can be enough to dampen the spirit of an otherwise pleasant get-together. Abey Australia’s Alfresco Sink Collection seeks to solve this problem, with a selection of sinks crafted from 316 marine-grade stainless steel designed to withstand the elements and provide an outdoor alternative for food and drink storage. Their rust-proof nature makes them ideal for high-humidity and coastal environments.

Decoding Trends with Dulux Colour and Communications Manager Andrea Lucena-Orr

Launched in 1999, the annual Dulux Colour Forecast is widely regarded as the de facto colour handbook for designers and stylists. Dulux Colour and Communications Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr describes how the 2024 edition sets forth a cornucopia of mid-tone colours that evoke sentiments of warmth, nostalgia and self-expression, reflecting a sensitivity among Australians to personalise their homes through colour. The Dulux Colour Forecast did not start out as a colour guide. It began as an annual d

Dulux Launches Its 2024 Colour Forecast

Over the years, interior colours have experienced a golden renaissance, with designers and design aficionados embracing warmer, more experimental palettes. As a global leader in colour forecasting, Dulux has been instrumental in steering this shift, with trend forecasts that have served as a foreshadowing of succeeding design sentiment. The highly anticipated Dulux Colour Forecast for 2024 – the company’s 25th annual edition – presents three novel colour palettes that inspire positivity and upli

[Print] Cover Story // Rooted in Nature – Off-Grid House by Anacapa Architecture

Perched atop a knoll situated inside a ranch on the central California coastline is a residence that is camouflaged with its landscape– at least at first blush. Off-Grid House coalesces into the natural environment, serving as an interlude between the hills and the ocean. Its environmentally sensitive design is the work of Santa Barbara-based studio Anacapa Architecture and co-designer Willson Design.

[Print] Engineered Beauty – Maddox System by Savage Design

Established in 1910 as a small black-smith’s shop, Savage Design has since grown into a four-generation-strong company, one of the foremost metal fabricators in Australia. The recently launched Maddox collection parlays the company’s legacy of honest design, skilled craftsmanship and sound knowledge of material into components that can be variously combined for display and storage needs across commercial, retail and residential spaces.

[Print] Coastal Cocoon – Assembly Label Chermside Store by IF Architecture

Assembly Label was conceived in 2011 by Damien Horan and Daniel Oliver in response to a growing need for simple and sensitive sartorial ex-pression. The clothing label’s latest outpost in Chermside, Queensland, designed by architecture and interior design practice IF Architecture, holds a mirror to its down-to-earth ethos, employing muted tones, textures and materials that display a visual equilibrium.

[Print] Largest of Its Kind — Schiavello’s Revit Library for Commercial Furniture

Since its inception in 1966, Schiavello has established itself as a leader in workplace design, creating and servicing ergonomic office environments that support contemporary flexibility, productivity, collaboration and wellbeing requirements. The company’s five-decade-old legacy now extends into a monumental virtual library for commercial furniture –Australia’s largest yet.

Venroy Unveils New Boutique in Montauk, Long Island

Over the past decade, Sydney-headquartered leisurewear brand Venroy has garnered a loyal following in Australia and beyond. Known for its easy yet elevated silhouettes for both men and women, the brand operates six brick-and-mortar boutiques across three Australian states, in addition to a seasonal concept space, opened last year, on the Italian island of Capri. Its latest retail initiative, in the small coastal hamlet of Montauk, on the southern shores of Long Island, New York, marks the brand’

ownworld Launches A Sum of Parts

Australian furniture brand ownworld has long allied with architects and designers, providing customised furniture, lighting, storage and accessories for an array of commercial and residential settings. Its latest offering, A_SOP (A Sum of Parts), is a soft seating solution that offers designers and specifiers flexible and modular configurations with shorter lead times. The collection was designed by interior designer and long-time collaborator Kathy Arnold, formerly one half of design studio Arnold Lane.

Assembly Label Chermside Store by IF Architecture

Assembly Label was conceived in 2011 by Damien Horan and Daniel Oliver in response to a growing need for simple and sensitive sartorial ex-pression. The clothing label’s latest outpost in Chermside, Queensland, designed by architecture and interior design practice IF Architecture, holds a mirror to its down-to-earth ethos, employing muted tones, textures and materials that display a visual equilibrium. Assembly Label is synonymous with capsule wardrobes, offering a range of versatile staples tha

MCM House Unveils Inspired Restraint Collection

In 2005, antique furniture dealer Charles Hinckfuss founded MCM House as a contemporary furniture and homewares brand rooted in affordable luxury. Since then, the company has become noted for its elegant and understated designs. Its latest campaign, Inspired Restraint, echoes the brand’s time-honoured signature with collection pieces that straddle simplicity and sophistication.

MCM House’s designs embody the beauty in simplicity. Characterised by modern lines and subtle details, the company’s p

RJ Living's New Teak Collection

Since its inception in 2012, RJ Living has carved a niche for its one-of-a-kind furniture designs. The family-owned Australian business recently added a new teak furniture range to its collection, extending its considered signature into durable designs in a captivating timber grain.

For generations, teak has been a desirable choice among discerning design patrons, owing to its enduring strength, striking natural wood grain and ability to earn a graceful patina over time. RJ Living’s new teak fu

Reflections of Nature — The King Living Rug Collection

For more than four decades, King Living has remained at the vanguard of Australian furniture design. The company’s new handcrafted rug collection echoes its long-held values of quality, longevity and luxury, with styles and shades to suit a variety of interior settings.

The rug collection pays homage to Australia’s diverse landscapes through a nature-inspired palette and textural compositions. Designed in Australia and handwoven by artisans in India, the collection is available in two durable f

Maddox System by Savage Design

Established in 1910 as a small black-smith’s shop, Savage Design has since grown into a four-generation-strong company, one of the foremost metal fabricators in Australia. The recently launched Maddox collection parlays the company’s legacy of honest design, skilled craftsmanship and sound knowledge of material into components that can be variously combined for display and storage needs across commercial, retail and residential spaces.

Savage Design’s products – comprising high-quality furnitur

Off-Grid House by Anacapa Architecture - Issue 12 Feature

Designed as a summer house near the homeowners’ main residence, Off-Grid House is a sensitively designed dwelling that serves to elevate the ecology of the verdant California ranch it inhabits. Anacapa Architecture mitigates the impact of the build by bringing the home into equilibrium with the landscape. Perched atop a knoll situated inside a ranch on the central California coastline is a residence that is camouflaged with its landscape– at least at first blush. Off-Grid House coalesces into th

Inspired by Wildflowers: Capella Sydney Unveils Meadow by DRIFT

Amid the architectural hallmarks of the newly launched luxury hotel, Capella Sydney, is a kinetic lighting installation – Meadow¬ – by Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of Netherlands-based art practice DRIFT. The sculpture comprises 19 wildflower-like lanterns that gracefully bloom and fold, illuminated by a spectrum of soft shades.

Capella Sydney, which opened its doors in Sydney’s Sandstone precinct in March, sets itself apart on several fronts. As Capella Hotels and Resorts’s ma

Assembly Label’s New Chermside Store by IF Architecture

Assembly Label was conceived in 2011 by Damien Horan and Daniel Oliver in response to a growing need for simple and sensitive sartorial expression. The clothing label’s latest outpost in Chermside, Queensland, designed by architecture and interior design practice IF Architecture, holds a mirror to its down-to-earth ethos, employing muted tones, textures and materials that display a visual equilibrium.

Assembly Label is synonymous with capsule wardrobes, offering a range of versatile staples tha
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