THE LAST WORD

Joseph Dirand’s Min­i­mal­ist in­te­ri­ors in Paris and New York, plus books on Stu­dio Ko and mav­er­ick style

VOGUE Living Australia - - Contents -

1. THE OTHER MODERNS: SYDNEY’S FOR­GOT­TEN EURO­PEAN DE­SIGN LEGACY Edited by Re­becca Hawcroft, pho­tog­ra­phy by Mar­gret Michaelis (Ho­tel Ho­tel Projects, $50) Can­berra prop­erty and cre­ative pro­duc­tion house Ho­tel Ho­tel profi­files the lit­tle-known cre­atives who con­trib­uted to Sydney’s ar­chi­tec­tural and de­sign de­vel­op­ment: mi­grants from Ber­lin, Bu­dapest and Vi­enna dur­ing and af­ter World War II. 2. JOSEPH DIRAND: IN­TE­RIOR By Joseph Dirand, pho­tog­ra­phy by Adrien Dirand (Riz­zoli New York, $84) The ac­claimed French ar­chi­tect and de­signer — who counts Alexan­der Wang, Givenchy and Rick Owens among his clien­tele — shows how he in­cor­po­rates quin­tes­sen­tial French style into a va­ri­ety of Min­i­mal­ist in­te­ri­ors in Paris and New York. 3. BO­HEMIAN RES­I­DENCE: MET­RO­POL­I­TAN APART­MENTS & IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGN (Gestal­ten, $95) From Mi­lan and Paris to Lon­don and Bev­erly Hills, ur­ban liv­ing presents its own unique set of de­sign chal­lenges. This book show­cases the dwellings of those who have truly made it work with clever de­sign, im­pec­ca­ble art and down­right in­spir­ing ap­pli­ca­tion of colour. 4. THE APART­MENT HOUSE Edited by Katelin But­ler and Cameron Bruhn (Thames & Hud­son, $70) As the Aus­tralian dream of home own­er­ship evolves, But­ler and Bruhn ex­am­ine new apart­ment builds and ren­o­va­tions alike to de­ter­mine what works and what doesn’t, sup­port­ing their fifind­ings with plans, il­lus­tra­tions and data. 5. GAR­DEN By Wil­liam Dan­gar, pho­tog­ra­phy by Prue Rus­coe (Mur­doch Books, $60) To mark 25 years of cre­at­ing glo­ri­ous green­ery, Sydney gar­den de­signer Dan­gar ed­u­cates and en­ter­tains with a book that ex­plores ‘ Will’s World’ — his vi­sion, ap­proach, col­lab­o­ra­tion with clients and, not least, skill. 6. STU­DIO KO By Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty, pho­tog­ra­phy by Dan Glasser (Riz­zoli New York, $182) This trib­ute to the fi­first two decades of the French ar­chi­tec­tural duo’s ca­reer — cel­e­brated for their deft blend of mod­ernism and his­tor­i­cal ref­er­ence — fea­tures lav­ish pho­tog­ra­phy and never-be­fore-seen ar­chi­tec­tural plans, in­clud­ing the new 3995-square-me­tre Musée Yves Saint Lau­rent Mar­rakech, a Cu­bist-in­spired tem­ple of ter­razzo and ter­ra­cotta. ( French edi­tion shown.) 7. THE MAV­ER­ICK SOUL By Miv Watts, pho­tog­ra­phy by Hugh Ste­wart (Hardie Grant Books, $60) In­te­rior de­signer Watts (the mother of ac­tress Naomi) cel­e­brates 25 un­con­ven­tional homes of equally free-spir­ited own­ers ( see our ex­tract on page 104), in­clud­ing singer Mar­i­anne Faith­full’s bo­hemian white stucco Paris pied- à-terre and artist Wendy White­ley’s har­bour re­treat and ‘Se­cret Gar­den’ in Sydney’s Laven­der Bay.

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