Colour: Texture: Form – Living Surrounds was a curatorial blend of design, art and experimental culture, a return to invention, celebration of colour, pattern and eccentricities. A blend of hand-made product, integrated with modern technology, distilled within a group dynamic.
The CTF team
The installation was commissioned for Decoration + Design Sydney and was a key feature of the February event.
Curator Scott Lewis presented architect Anthony Dann’s unique cardboard tetris structure that housed integrated bespoke products and flora displays.
Applied artwork was contributed by Surface by Belinda Christie while Arron McKenzie and Scott Lewis provided the painterly contributions on the structure.
Curatorial selection and art direction by Adele Townshend Design, in conjunction with Scott Lewis and Belinda Christie completed the vision.
Mark Woodman, a dynamic designer, writer and speaker, has lived a life in design and colour. As an avid traveller, Mark’s roving eyes are constantly scanning to discern new directions and the stories behind them.
The world of design and colour has brought him to Londonbased consultancy, Global Color Research, where he serves as their North American representative. Mark is also the President of the international association at Colour Marketing Group. When time allows, he continues to design residential and corporate spaces.
Mark frequently lectures on colour and design for prominent organisations such as ASID, CMG, 100% Design, Heimtex Frankfurt, Surfaces, TexWorld and Decorex London. His mantra is to bring colour to the lives of as many people as possible.
“Every corner we turn offers influences and inspirations,” says Mr. Woodman, “from the colours in a garden to the rust on an old ship, inspiration abounds! Join me on a colour journey.”
The enigmatic designer took visitors on a visual kaleidoscopic journey sharing her insider secrets and decor dynamics taken from her new interiors book, `Decorating with Style’.
In this exclusive video chat, we asked Abigal what her no.1 transformative tip is to change an interior; why she truly believes in ditching the rule book and throwing out trends; and why colour, pattern and texture are the three key principles of good interior design.
In a world of chaos, where life seems to flash past like yellow cabs in New York City, keeping things stripped back and simple on the inside makes a whole lot of sense.
Keeping to a monotone palate of black and white is an increasingly popular interiors trend. While many might think its too minimalist, it’s actually the perfect canvas to make all your highlight pieces pop. Just add a splash of colour in the form of a red vase or a canary yellow curtain and you have a striking setting.
What do you think of the monotone movement? Will you be adopting black and white in your next re-design?
Nature has been a constant source of inspiration for design throughout time. From its diverse colour spectrum to the variety of surfaces and unexpected shapes, it’s a mecca for stimulation.
These stunning hand made feather lights marry cutting edge technology and design with the beauty of nature and the finest European craftsmanship. Textura are renowned for their innovative furniture, lighting and textiles for residential and commercial projects.
Imported exclusively to Australia, Textura’s selection of beautiful signature pieces – from inflated stainless steel furniture, to these handmade feather lights and stylish throws – will definitely inspire you.
Written by Genty Marshall of New Black Global Trends
“Having been entranced by Carnovsky’s incredible installations, it is so exciting to be able to deliver the Australian debut of these stunning designs in this one-off exclusive for Design Futures, Decoration+Design Melbourne from 19-22 July, 2012.
Thanks to the support of Safari Living, Carnovsky will be producing a custom installation of their Animalia RGB wallpaper, to be presented at the heart of this season’s feature, Colour Visions.
The work of Carnovsky is the perfect example of the new ways in which designers are challenging our understanding and appreciation of colour and light. Having been selected to show in the most prestigious trend forums across Europe in 2012, it is thrilling to now showcase their work in Australia for the first time.
In Colour Visions, these designs will appear as an enclosed room with LED lighting shifting through the colour spectrum. As the colour of the light changes, aspects of the design are revealed and recede. Within the room, a white dining setting will emphasise this relationship between transmitted and inherent colour.”
To visualise the incredible installation, watch this short film from the Carnovsky installation at Maison&Objet, Paris 2012. Concept by Elizabeth Leriche. Clip courtesy of New Black Global Trends.
Genty Marshall represents a new generation in design trend analysis and forecasting. Within this age of trend-watchers, the editing of information to provide a basis for action is a specialised skill. The careful selection of relevant and actionable trends for a diverse range of clients was the guiding principle for Genty to start her own international consultancy, New Black Global Trends.
Design Futures at Decoration + Design has provided an inspirational jumping point for many interior designers and architects, providing an inspired look at the future; how that future influences the way we live, interact, socialise and work; and how that in turn affects design.
Design Futures returns to Melbourne at Decoration + Design from 19 – 22 July 2012 – registrations are now open so you can register to visit and witness Genty’s fourth installment of this inspiring trend platform.