'John Olsen In Conversation' coincides with the opening of the NGV retrospective celebrating the Australian artist's incredible seven-decade career.
To celebrate the event, Space Furniture partnered with the NGV to provide furniture for John Olsen's sold out evening with Philip Adams. Pieces selected included Zanotta Calla armchairs and an SP01 Etoile side table. One of Australia’s greatest living artists, the NGV retrospective will be the most comprehensive reviews of John Olsen's work to date.
John Olsen: The You Beaut Country is on at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from 16 September 2016 to 12 February 2017.
It was the late 1800s when Swedish designer Ludvig Andersson launched Kasthall to make rugs for the world. Today the company’s rich Nordic knowledge of natural yarn, colour and technique is found in the original factory where collaborations with local and international designers from Ilse Crawford to Acne Studios underpins a vibrant design studio and some of the most exciting rug collections coming out of Scandinavia.
At the recent Work Place/Work Life conference in Sydney, architects from around the world revealed some of the radical changes to the workplace in cities from Copenhagen to Melbourne. more space caught up with Emily Moss, a principal at Hassell in Sydney, to discuss projects for Arup, Lendlease, Atlassian and Morningstar, which have not only changed how their client’s work but established a new kind of client relationship.
‘All the Invisible’ is a film by art director Federico Pepe that celebrates the work of Glas Italia, a company that grew from the traditions of Italian glass making and for more than 40 years has explored the ancient craft through innovation and collaboration with designers like Patricia Urquiola, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Piero Lissoni.
The studio of Garcia Cumini is based in Udine, an area of northern Italy that blends history and culture much like the backgrounds of founding designers Vicente Garcia Jiménez and Cinzia Cumini whose experiences are diverse and richly layered. We catch up with the duo to talk about Spokes and the Italian lighting maker Foscarini who has a reputation for experimentation and spotting talent.
For this year’s Sydney Contemporary art fair Sullivan+Strumpf gallery and designers Flack Studio worked together to create an immersive experience featuring leading artists from the Asia-Pacific and furniture from the Sapce collection designed by some of the world’s greats. more space caught up with Flack Studio to discuss their first gallery collaboration.
Filmed on location in the Space Sydney showroom, stylist Steve Cordony has created a series of interior vignettes capturing his ideas for timeless living. As one of Australia’s leading stylists, Steve was an ideal choice for a series that explores the diversity of the Space collection via the immersive medium of film.
Salvador Dalì famously posed in the UP5 armchair and the James Bond classic ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ featured it inside architect John Lautner’s Elrod House in Palms Springs. By the 1970s the UP Series, which turns 50 this year, was suddenly more than just a new piece of furniture, it had come to represent a whole new generation of designers.
Formafantasma is the studio of Italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin who met while studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Their work explores craft and industry, and often involves new ways of engaging their audience through furniture, objects, lighting and exhibitions. They recently began a collaboration with Brooklyn-based lighting studio Roll & Hill. more space caught up with the duo who share both work and life together.
Design studio Pierce Widera is interior designer Amy Pierce and architect Nat Widera, who met while working together at Chris Connell Design. Since opening their own office they have completed a diversity of projects, from a teeny tiny 35 square metre café, to a co-working space and a multi-level hospitality project. more space caught up with the talented duo to talk design, friendship and the influences that shape their practice.
The story of Mart can be traced back to the 1960s and a time of huge social change. For the founder of B&B Italia, Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, that meant looking for ideas in sometimes unexpected places. A chance encounter with a rubber duck manufacturer in the UK became the catalyst for a new way to make sofas, and continues to underpin the furniture group’s philosophy for innovation and collaboration.