Cu­rated collections of global de­sign pieces are mak­ing head­lines.

Belle - - Contents - Words ANNA FLAN­DERS Edited by LUCY MC­CABE

The best of the lat­est shop­ping havens.

Edi­teur is

a com­ing of age for renowned Perth-based in­te­rior de­signer Chris­tian Lyon (left). He has opened up his lit­tle black book of con­tacts built up over 21 years to step into the re­tail realm for the first time. “Edi­teur is about what in­flu­ences me and what gets me think­ing. It al­lows me to be ad­ven­tur­ous and to cel­e­brate the work of dif­fer­ent ar­ti­sans and de­sign­ers,” says Chris­tian.

For the Aus­tralian de­sign scene, that means a sea­sonal edit of one-off light­ing, sculp­ture, fur­ni­ture and ob­jets sourced lo­cally and glob­ally; Chris­tian’s own de­signs through Chris­tian Lyon De­sign; and new col­lab­o­ra­tions with re­spected in­ter­na­tional cre­atives and de­sign houses, such as Au­garten, Lob­meyr and Hervé van der Straeten, and with Aus­tralian ar­ti­sans who don’t have a re­tail plat­form.

For Western Aus­tralia, Edi­teur is the Tom Dixon flag­ship store, giv­ing Perth a one-stop­shop of the Bri­tish de­signer’s light­ing, fur­ni­ture, ob­jets and prod­ucts. It is the Perth home of Chris­tian’s de­signs un­der the Mat­suoka la­bel and, fol­low­ing an al­most sell-out Graham Shearer ex­hi­bi­tion, a new art space.

Lo­cated down­stairs from his Chris­tian Lyon De­sign stu­dio on the Pep­per­mint GroveCottes­loe cusp it’s a very per­sonal ven­ture for Chris­tian, with life and busi­ness part­ner Rus­sell Date (far left) pro­vid­ing the down-toearth yang to Chris­tian’s high-end ying. And it’s a plat­form for Chris­tian to cu­rate “sto­ries and jour­neys” within the store that re­flect his per­sonal ‘edit’ on a de­sign trend.

Cur­rently on the floor is light­ing by Christo­pher Boots along­side lux­ury pieces by Willy Rizzo, Rougier, Mat­tia Bonetti, Robi Renzi and R& Y Au­gousti. There are ceram­ics by Stu­dio Enti, ves­sels by Lightly, bed­ding by Hale Mer­can­tile Co, and scents by His­toires de Par­fums, plus glass­ware by Josef Hoff­mann. “There’s a back story to ev­ery­thing,” Chris­tian says. “Every piece in here will have a his­tory, cred­i­bil­ity and in­tegrity be­hind it – that’s re­ally im­por­tant to me.” edi­

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