Welcome to the May edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight to cure your Mondayitis! This month we are sharing a whole bunch of Australian design news including a fab new restaurant in Melbourne by Techné Architects, beautiful new products like lighting, tables and stools, fun prints & photographs, Australia’s very first producer of reclaimed timber spouts and much more.
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.
Rebecca Louise Law is a London-based installation artist, best known for her breathtaking interactive large-scale installations consisting of thousands of suspended flowers.
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.
Italian based communication research centre Fabrica recently launched ‘Extra-Ordinary Gallery’, a collection of ordinary objects designed by a team of Fabrica’s multicultural designers and entirely made by hand in Italy. Daily rituals made special through attention to detail. The formal simplicity, shapes and materials of these objects become a tribute to the beauty of basic and small pleasures in life.
Never mind the fact we initially thought this was an interior of a milk-bar (rather than an artisan cocktail bar of alcoholic variety), the beautifully crafted space is a little jewellery box carefully designed, resolved and detailed within an inch of it’s life. The Munich bar interior, designed by Fabian A. Wagner of Buero Wagner with Andreas Kreft, pays tribute to the local Bavarian culture and craftsmanship.