Bec Brittain is a Brooklyn-based lighting designer who draws upon a varied professional and educational background of architecture, philosophy, and product design. Brittain studied industrial design at Parsons, earned a BA in philosophy from New York University, followed by an architecture degree from The Architectural Association in London. Her work experience is as varied as her education. Brittain was a Lead Designer at an architecture firm, later shifting focus to design luxury door hardware. She is currently Design Director at Lindsey Adelman Studio while also building her own practice in product design.
The Collector’s Shelving is a fully adjustable system of shelves and credenzas, designed by the high-end American fabricator Amuneal. Modular and flexible, the storage is designed to be configured for any space. I am especially drawn to it’s solid brass framework.
Antoñito y Manolín is a Spanish studio-workshop that designs and hand-makes furniture and accessories. Their newly launched lighting collection caught our eye in particular – it’s pretty freaking cool, no? The clean, understated aesthetic perfectly reflects the Antoñito y Manolín philosophy based on functionality, beauty and simplicity.
Alice McCall’s first Melbourne store by Wonder featured a bright palette of crisp white tiles, intricate gold detailing and luxurious fitting rooms.
Holy guacamole! Apparatus Studio’s lighting is absolutely ridiculous. As in ridiculously amazing. If I may paraphrase someone dear to my heart – “give me brass, black and white and I’ll drop my pants any-day”. My sentiments exactly! Here, aged brass, hand-etched glass, leather, porcelain and found objects are combined to an extraordinary effect. There’s a beautiful warm glow about these lights reserved only for the meticulously crafted hand-made objects. Handsome style and careful design create that elusive sense of balance between vintage and contemporary aesthetic.
Smack bang in the middle of Sydney CBD, Pablo & Rusty’s by Giant Design is the cranked up version of Saxon Wright’s Lane Cove café. The flagship store is consistent in tone – it’s warm and industrial, and has the same sustainable and ethical ethos. The difference is in the stature – this roastery is grand.