Textures and Tones: 8 Design Trends We’re Loving

The Lust List. 1. Brisbane-based rebel designers FIFTEENTHIRTYEIGHT are one of our favourite new finds! This talented duo are creating furniture pieces with some serious cred. Case in point: The Modernist. It’s not just a coffee table, it’s a geometric gem. All pieces are made to order. Check them out and give them some local […]

The Lust List.

1. Brisbane-based rebel designers FIFTEENTHIRTYEIGHT are one of our favourite new finds! This talented duo are creating furniture pieces with some serious cred. Case in point: The Modernist. It’s not just a coffee table, it’s a geometric gem. All pieces are made to order. Check them out and give them some local love! fifteenthirtyeight.com

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2. Designer and stylist Emma Elizabeth has put her cross-disciplinary approach to design into the NATURAL PROGRESSION collection, as part of Designer Rugs designer collaborations.The three designs – Plumage, Medusa and Pisces – can be customised to a square, rectangle, circular or triangular rug form. designerrugs.com.au / emmaelizabethdesigns.com

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3. Working from homes in Sydney and Byron 2 Bay, LYN & TONY create beautiful images, objects and installations.Their ‘Scented Intoxication’ exhibition featured objects made from stretched salvaged calf leather and wax canvases, and jewellery of leather and stone. Then there was the sensory element – two custom scents by Elise Pioch Balzac of Maison Balzac, L’Obscurite (darkness) and L’Etrangete (strangeness). lynandtony.com

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Lyn and Tony

4. Silversmith ALISON JACKSON draws inspiration from clean lines and geometric shapes, paired against soft satin finishes, for her tableware series. Alison often individually hand raises each piece of hollowware from flat sheet through to the finished form, an age-old process that is intensely time- consuming, often taking days to complete as the metal is hammered, shaped and worked. alisonjackson.com.au

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Alison Jackson

5. OUCH FLOWER’S multi-disciplinary artist and designer Phillipa Taylor has been experimenting with striking jewellery designs for her new Seed Bead collection, basing them on her signature fibre arts. Each piece is handcrafted and inspired by modernist shapes and colour palettes, making them wearable art for lovers of adornment. ouchflower.com

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Ouch Flower

6. Juxtaposing street and pop art with fine art, MAGNUS GJOEN creates new and modern takes on old masterpieces, questioning the correlation between religion and war, beauty and destruction. His skull works are incredibly dark yet distinctly romantic, while his more colour saturated pieces like ‘The Girl Who Wouldn’t Be Pop’ shows his lighter side. magnusgjoenart.com

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Magnus Gjoen

7. South African-born, Australian-based textile designer LETITIA GREEN combines the soul and natural energy of her homeland with a love for vibrant pattern and colour in a stunning range of silk scarves. It’s a merging of art and fashion, inspired by a fun and colourful style and a passion for illustration, graphics, street art, sculpture and hand typography. letitiagreen.com

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Letitia Green

8. Italian designer PAOLA LENTI’S latest collection for her series ‘Travel Notes’ was created in Gavi, Italy. With beautiful, contemporary designs showing the perfect combination of quality materials and craftmanship, it has the Lenti signature all over it. paolalenti.it

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Paola Lenti