Mid-century memories

Furniture and homewares


From reissued classics to contempora­ry designs, these products evoke the pioneering era of mid-century modern design.

01 Brutalis linear pendant

The monolithic forms of brutalist architectu­re inspired Acustico Lighting's new acoustic linear pendant. Made in Australia from recycled car tyres, the Brutalis Collection is an ideal task light over a workspace or dining table, with an added up-light to bathe the ceiling in soft light. acusticoli­

02 Kysset Lounge

This re-issue of a 1955 Fredrik A. Kayser design from Norwegian manufactur­er Eikund highlights the timeless nature of mid-century design. A sail-like leather backrest is sewn onto the crossed-legs timber frame, ensuring comfort and durability. 03 Colourdisc

For Venini’s Colourdisc collection, UK designer Bethan Laura Wood has choreograp­hed a series of coloured discs and diamonds in Murano glass around a brass volume, straddling the line between art and design. The collection includes a vase and a fruit bowl.

04 Community rug collection

Designer Rugs’ Community collection is a reflection on the changes to social life during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Classic Art Deco designs contrast with glitch motifs, in reference to the new modes of virtual communicat­ion that have kept a sense of community alive. designerru­ 05 Flowerpot VP9 table lamp

Debuted in 1968, the Flowerpot lamp by Danish designer Verner Panton has been re-imagined by &Tradition as a portable lamp suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The flexible, lightweigh­t lamp brings the spirit of the Flower Power movement into the contempora­ry home.

06 Tank glassware

Tom Dixon’s Tank collection was inspired by the functional forms of scientific glassware. Minimal yet decorative, the collection includes pieces for drinking, pouring, storing and displaying. Made from mouth-blown glass, Tank is a precise form of tabletop architectu­re. 07 Wave chair

With upholstery and timberwork produced by artisans in Sydney, the Wave Chair from Daniel Boddam Studio evokes the undulating rhythm of rolling waves in a quietly lyrical way. The form is organic, and the colours and textures are inspired by the coast. danielbodd­ 08 Float light

Axolight’s Float is a multi-functional and portable light suitable for use indoors and out. Inspired by children’s swimming floats, the light is based on an innovative "free-floating" lamp head design that can be used as a table lamp, floor lamp, pendant or wall light. studioital­

09 Adobe pendant

Crafted and manufactur­ed in New Mexico, the Adobe pendant by Insight Lighting is a versatile light inspired by the simple forms of the local adobe architectu­re. Adobe is functional­ly robust and minimalist in design. The pendant comes in a range of colours. 10 CoeLux light

Italian studio CoeLux has released an optical lighting system that artificial­ly reproduces the effect of natural sunlight. Designed for spaces with inadequate light, CoeLux produces different light throughout the day, from a bright sunrise to a muted late-afternoon sunset.

11 Loopi wall sconce

The interlocki­ng chain design of Articolo’s Loopi wall sconce collection is a romantic interpreta­tion of minimalist jewellery, acting as an adornment within an interior space. Loopi is available in two different sculptural forms of metal and glass in a range of finishes. articololi­

12 Sierra Collection

Tsar Carpets’ Sierra Collection comprises a series of broadloom wool-rich Axminster carpet designs inspired by mountainou­s terrains and desert landscapes. An array of natural, earthy tones animates five distinct patterns, ranging from geological motifs to glacial-like elements. tsarcarpet­ 13 Wonk vase collection

The Wonk ceramic vase collection from Blu Dot is the result of experiment­s with stacks of wood, which allowed for exploratio­n of scale and form. The finished collection, created with a local ceramist, features a range of playful pieces in a palette of harmonious colours.

14 Tavola ’95 table

From Italian designer Achille Castiglion­i, the Tavolo ’95 table has a hidden structure that gives the impression that the top is floating above the solid timber legs. The table is available in a range of sizes and shapes, in luxurious marble or warm timber. 15 Fenster bar stool

Designed by Sydney studio Gibson Karlo, the Fenster bar stool was inspired by European steel-framed windows. Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, Fenster is a playful, transparen­t dialogue between lightness and structural detail. designbyth­

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