CUP OF PLENTY

LUX­URY WAS SYN­ONY­MOUS WITH SMART SUS­TAIN­ABIL­ITY AT THE MEL­BOURNE CUP CAR­NI­VAL’S LEXUS DE­SIGN PAVIL­ION.

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Lux­ury was syn­ony­mous with smart sus­tain­abil­ity at the Mel­bourne Cup Car­ni­val’s Lexus De­sign Pavil­ion

IN­SPIRED BY THE THEME ‘AN­TIC­I­PA­TION’ , the Lexus De­sign Pavil­ion pro­vided an oa­sis of lux­u­ri­ant calm amid the ac­tion of last Novem­ber’s Mel­bourne Cup Car­ni­val at Flemington. Lexus am­bas­sador Henry Wil­son to­gether with de­signer Em­i­lie De­la­lande took cues from leg­endary Ja­panese ar­chi­tect Shigeru Ban with their clev­erly lay­ered in­te­rior fea­tur­ing re­cy­clable ma­te­ri­als. Sus­tain­able artist Joost Bakker echoed the theme, util­is­ing re­claimed con­crete to form a ‘fu­ture cave’ ex­te­rior com­plete with rooftop gar­den. “Fu­ture cave is a re­ally sim­ple con­cept that al­lows gardens to be put on top of build­ings,” said Bakker. “My dream is that the world’s ur­ban ar­eas will be­come the next food bowl.” To­gether with edi­ble in­stal­la­tions, flflflo­ral dis­plays and Aus­tralia’s de­but pre­view of the new Lexus LC 500 coupe, a star-stud­ded assem­bly of guests in­clud­ing rac­ing roy­alty Kate Water­house were treated to three lev­els of culi­nary ge­nius. Mr Miyagi’s de­lec­ta­ble street cui­sine wel­comed pun­ters on level one; David Moyle of Tas­ma­nia’s Franklin restau­rant de­lighted with five ocean-in­spired cour­ses on level two; and up­stairs Ben Shewry of Mel­bourne’s three­hat­ted At­tica un­veiled his chef ’s ta­ble con­cept of sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents in­clud­ing ex­quis­ite hand-dived Port Phillip Bay scal­lops.

By VER­ITY MAGDALINO Pho­tographed by LAU­REN BAM­FORD

clock­wise from top: artist Joost Bakker, in­te­rior de­signer Em­i­lie De­la­lande and de­signer Henry Wil­son; ac­tress Jes­sica Gomes; in­te­rior of the Lexus De­sign Pavil­ion; David Moyle’s raw striped trum­peter with salted turnip, mus­tard and horse­rad­ish.

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