• Yellowtrace Spotlight // June 2013.


    Posted on 3rd June, by Dana Tomić Hughes in art, events + exhibitions, graphics + illustration, interior design, product design. 3 Comments

    Hello, and welcome to Yellowtrace Spotlight June 2013 edition! This month’s design news showcases a recent Melbourne project by Techne Architects; stunning modular kitchens from WSworkshop; new lighting available at Artemide and The English Tapware Company (I know, the latter seems like a paradox); hot new seating from DesignByThem and Pierre and Charlotte; upcoming art show by Minna Gilligan at Daine Singer Gellery amongst others.


     

    Fonda Windsor, Melbourne by Techne Architects | Yellowtrace.

    Fonda Windsor, Melbourne by Techne Architects | Yellowtrace.

    Fonda Windsor, Melbourne by Techne Architects | Yellowtrace.

     

    Recent Project.

    Fonda Windsor, Melbourne by Techne Architects.

    A run down heritage showroom in Windsor has become the home of the second restaurant under the banner of local taqueria Fonda Mexican. Demolition of the neglected space uncovered the spectacular shell of the building, and the design was built around highlighting the pre-existing features. This included the beautiful cathedral ceiling and trusses, stained glass windows and other period ornamentation.

    Complementary furniture imported from Los Angeles provides a unique highlight to the dining room and ties the design to a vibrant geometric floor pattern conceived in collaboration with graphic designers Goldenhen.

    Architect: Techne Architects
    Builder:  Project Group
    Graphic Designer: Goldenhen
    Photography: Tom Blachford


     

    WSworskshop Modular Kitchen | Yellowtrace.

    WSworskshop Modular Kitchen | Yellowtrace.

    WSworskshop Modular Kitchen | Yellowtrace.

    Modular Kitchens by WSworkshop.

    Soundform acoustic panels by Formnation | Yellowtrace.

    Soundform acoustic panels by Formnation | Yellowtrace.

    Acoustic Panels by Formnation.

     

    New Products.

    Modular Kitchens by WSworkshop.

    WSworkshop offers a completely modular kitchen system for both indoor and outdoor that aligns functionality with the beauty of hand crafted furniture.

    Offering over 40 different modules in three designer finishes, WSworkshop can be designed and configured to suit any space. The kitchens are proudly manufactured in Australia and available for Australia-wide delivery and installation.

    WSworkshop

    Acoustic Panels by Formnation.

    Formnation have produced an innovative architectural product for the treatment of excessive noise, available in two ranges – Soundform and  Soundbasic. The panels can be incorporated into any style of project across commercial, educational, clinical, hospitality or even contemporary residential settings. Easily customisable suit most special project requirements, the panels are  available in a wide selection of finishes such as natural timber, veneer, plywood, painted, soundblack or polyurethane.

    Formnation


     

    LoTek Desk Lamp from Artemide | Yellowtrace.

    Lotek Lamp by Estudio Mariscal for Artemide.

    Butter Chair by DesignByThem | Yellowtrace.

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    Butter Chair by DesignByThem. Photos by Pete Daly.

     

    New Products.

    Lotek Lamp by Estudio Mariscal for Artemide.

    The LoTek Lamp by Estudio Mariscal for Artemide offers 180-degree vertical movement, low energy consumption, excellent LED visibility, and easy touch control achieved by simply touching the head of the lamp. Both new products are now available at Artemide showrooms in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

    Artemide

    Butter Chair by DesignByThem.

    Butter Chair is the first chair to be released by DesignByThem. “We set out to create a back detail that complemented the original Butter Stool design. What resulted – was a robust and unique form that allows customers to mix and match the back and seat colour.” – Sarah Gibson. Made from 100% recycled content, available in a range of bright colours.

    DesignByThem


     

    DERIVA by Cristina Celestino of Attico | Yellowtrace.

    DERIVA by Cristina Celestino of Attico | Yellowtrace.

    DERIVA by Cristina Celestino of Attico. Photos by Mattia Balsamini.

    70/70 Table by TAF Architects for Muuto | Yellowtrace.

    70/70 Table by TAF Architects for Muuto.

    DERIVA by Cristina Celestino of Attico.

    DERIVA is a collection of contemporary totem, inspired in proportions and form by fishing floats. Presented out of scale in different shapes and colours, the volumes are suspended in a membrane of borosilicate glass. The composition, amplified through the transparent membrane, changes the visual perception of the object; creating an optical illusion. The iconic object, viewed from a different perspective, conveys a message of suspense and waiting. Saturated colour enhances the borosilicate glass in its various surface treatments, alternating through sandblasted translucency, to transparent and opaque glass.

    For added functionality, the vase can be used as a small aquarium for the home.

    www.designattico.com

    70/70 Table by TAF Architects for Muuto.

    THE 70/70 TABLE by TAF Architects expresses a unique balance between Nordic minimalism and careful detailing, which creates a beautiful and airy profile. The shape, format and angles vary around the two cast aluminum frames, which gives the table an interesting unique character. The 70/70 table has multiple functions, from dining table to workstation or home office and comes in two different sizes and four different colors – black, white, grey and light green.

    “The 70/70 table is a study in geometric forms identifying the dimensions for a well-balanced table. The table is based upon two cast aluminium squared frames with the dimensions 70 x 70 centimetres. The simple Scandinavian aesthetics balanced with the warmth from the layered wood adds personality to the table.” -TAF Architects.

    www.muuto.com


     

    MI5 Lounge Seating by Pierre and Charlotte | Yellowtrace.

    MI5 Lounge Seating by Pierre and Charlotte | Yellowtrace.

    MI5 Lounge Seating by Pierre and Charlotte.

    The Pendant 45 by David Moreland | Yellowtrace.

    The Pendant 45 by David Moreland | Yellowtrace.

    The Pendant 45 by David Moreland.

    MI5 Lounge by  Pierre and Charlotte.

    MI5 is available as a single and 2 seater lounge. The covers are removable and washable,  made from 100% cotton in many great colours. Feather doona wrap with foam core cushions makes this piece feel like a “princess in a throne”.

    The range is a lovely combination of French chic and Scandinavian style, made in Melbourne. Very comfortable and relaxed, the range is suitable for residential and commercial applications.

    Pierre and Charlotte

    The Pendant 45 by David Moreland.

    The Pendant 45 light from New Zealand studio David Moreland is the first of the new lighting on offer at The English Tapware Company. The light is made of either polished Copper or Brass and powder coated aluminium in standard Grey, Green, Yellow, White, Black. Custom colours are available by request.

    David Moreland Lighting is available exclusively in Australia through The English Tapware Company, via their Sydney and Melbourne showrooms.

    The English Tapware Company


     

    Minna Gilligan, The Tree Makes It Nice, 2013 | Yellowtrace.

    Minna Gilligan, The tree makes it nice, 2013
    Ink, acrylic and collage on found fabric, 150 x 120 cm
    Courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne.

    Portrait of artist Minna Gilligan | Yellowtrace.

    Portrait of Minna Gilligan (adorable!)
    Courtesy of the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne.

     

    Events.

    art ‘Feel Flows’ at  Daine Singer Gallery.

    Minna Gilligan’s most recent body of work cites the Beach Boys song Feel Flows, from their 1971 album Surf’s UpFeel Flows was recorded with a reverse echo, and unlike their other recordings, has a sinister, haunting reverie that lingers long after the last reverb of the line: “White hot glistening shadowy flows”.

    Gilligan’s large scale paintings, on found bed-sheets and fabric, resonate and resound with similar echos. The work is full with lust, longing, and painterly psychedelia. They are the artist’s imagined extracts of time, particularly the yellowed, sun-drenched ’60s and ’70s, spliced together to create new composites.

    Minna Gilligan works primarily with painting, drawing and collage. Her practice speaks of fleeting, personal encounters with the past and present, and manifests in a tumultuous reconciliation of both. Her works are playgrounds of colour, often inhabited by lone protagonists trapped in states of longing, sadness or exhalation.

    Opening: 3-5pm Saturday 8 June
    Exhibition: 5 June – 6 July 2013
    Venue: Daine Singer, Basement 325 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

    Minna Gilligan
    Daine Singer


     

    Thisispaper online shop | Yellowtrace.

    Thisispaper online shop | Yellowtrace.

    Thisispaper Launches Online Shop.

    The Berlin Design Guide | Yellowtrace.

    The Berlin Design Guide by Wolfgang, Shlomo & Max.

     

    Other News.

    Thisispaper Launches Online Shop.

    The crew behind Thisispaper Magzine is proud to bring to you its latest project, Thisispaper Shop. After running a magazine for almost two years, they felt the need to expand and step from the digital into the analog world.

    “We launched Thisispaper Shop to make a statement. We disagree with mass production and consumptionism, with the relentless quest for new products that satisfy artificially created needs. We’d much rather go back to basics, own just a few items, made and handled with care.”

    Thisispaper Shop

    The Berlin Design Guide by Wolfgang, Shlomo & Max.

    Graphic design studio, Wolfgang, Shlomo & Max, recently completed work on The Berlin Design Guide, the latest in a series of critically-acclaimed creative travel guides from Alphabet Press.

    The Berlin Design Guide, is a practical manual for those who want to explore Berlin’s creative highlights, including built environment, design, art and fashion. It’s a city guide and designer directory rolled into one. The book, which includes detailed info-graphics, city maps, walking tours, and profiles of key shops and galleries, is available now.

    Wolfgang, Shlomo & Max
    thedesignguide.org

     





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