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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.” editeur.com.au