From the living room and kitchen to the bathroom and patio, dress your home in style with these must-haves.
Full of vintage, East-meets-West appeal, the ‘Wing Chair’ embodies Weylandts’ commitment to quality. Handcrafted and woven with natural fibres in Cebu in the Philippines, the chair is as much a practical piece as it is a unique work of art. Visit weylandts.com.au.
This ‘060’ showerhead looks a bit like a 1950s-style sun or starburst motif… then the ‘rain’ falls down on you in perfect, powerful streams. Available in polished or brushed chrome, stainless steel, natural brass, several powder-coated finishes and a variety of sizes, there’s a Vola ‘060’ to suit all bathrooms. To learn more, visit vola.com.
With its beautiful mid-century design and striking colour, the ‘Astrid 2.0’ two-seater sofa would look right at home on the set of MadMen. Even better, it’s fully customisable with your choice of fabric, timber polish and level of firmness; designfurniture.com.au.
The ‘King Cove’ collection delivers minimalist style with modular, water-resistant sofas that can be configured to suit any outdoor space. Match it with ceramic or timber tables for a resort look that is ideal for drinks by the pool. For more, see kingliving.com.au.
Tap into innovative design with the ‘Aqua Genius’, which can instantaneously pour boiling, chilled, still or sparkling filtered water. Available in a range of colours and finishes, Billi’s Australian-made taps can be seamlessly retro-fitted to enhance your kitchen. Visit billi.com.au.
Based on an iconic 1930s design, the Angelucci 20th Century butterf ly chair is a thing of beauty and sigh-releasing comfort. Locally made, the chair’s removable, interchangeable and weather-resistant canvas comes in a range of bold colours, and its stainless-steel frames can be ordered in black, white or raw. For details, visit angelucci.net.au.
Conceived by the renowned French designer Patrick Norguet, Fanuli’s ‘Colander’ dining chair is summer-furniture perfection. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the stackable chair has a polypropylene plastic seat and back supported by a die-cast aluminium frame, making it easy to lift. And if it’s out in the rain, its colander-inspired pattern of holes lets water drain from the seat. Find out more at fanuli.com.au.
Sophisticated alfresco dining is assured with the ‘Vivid’ outdoor round table and dining chairs. Designed to resist moulding and splitting, the tabletop is sustainable bamboo, while the chairs have iron frames, plastic lattice seats and bamboo rests; domayneonline.com.au.
Organised by the Australian Gift & Homewares Association, the AGAH Sydney Gift Fairs is trade-show bliss for retailers, interior designers and stylists. Thousands of brands will display ranges across categories including home, gift, kitchen, outdoor, fashion, toys and appliances. AGAH Sydney Gift Fairs is on at Sydney Olympic Park from 18–21 February, 2017. Register your spot now by checking out sydneygift.com.au.
Inspired by marble’s natural patterns, Caesarstone’s new ‘Supernatural’ surfaces blend aesthetic appeal with stain-, scratchand crack-resistant properties. This White Attica version features a pure white base interwoven with grey veins. Visit caesarstone.com.au.
Dishwasher technology keeps advancing. Smeg has raised the bar with its ‘Diamond’ series, which features the world-first, energy-efficient planetary sash arm. Rotating through two axes, this single arm achieves a remarkably high-density wash pattern that produces spotless results with minimal water consumption. A push-to-open, handle-free door is a highlight of its overall smart and sleek design. Visit smeg.com.au.
The phrase ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ is overused, but it certainly applies to the Palace of Versailles’ top artefacts leaving France for the first time. Versailles: Treasures From the Palace is on at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, from 9 December–17 April, 2017; nga.gov.au.