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The things that really matter, with Melinda Huuk

The things that really matter, with Melinda Huuk

The Studio* Collaborative’s Melinda Huuk sums it up perfectly when she says, we can rationalise beauty to ourselves but it “needs to be underpinned by purpose and responsibility”. She highlights the Fleur Sofa by King for its responsible manufacture – a quality that takes its beauty beyond skin-deep.

Sophie Solomon finds beauty in gentle tensions

Sophie Solomon finds beauty in gentle tensions

Sophie Solomon of SSD Studio designs living spaces that evoke emotion and connection. She was drawn to the Luna Chair by King for its fine blend of contrasts and the power of this to touch the individual.

Magnetic moments with Tom Mark Henry’s Jade Nottage

Magnetic moments with Tom Mark Henry’s Jade Nottage

King recently teamed up with three Sydney designers of note, to explore the deep connections they hold to particular furniture pieces. In this first instalment, Tom Mark Henry’s Jade Nottage contemplates meaningful moments and lasting legacies with the Issho Dining Table.

An interplay of geometry and hue in art for the horizontal plane

An interplay of geometry and hue in art for the horizontal plane

Tappeti, inspired by the textures and directionality of weaving and the harmony and juxtaposition of colour and fibre to create its evocative new collection. The new range, GRIGLIA, Italian for grid, capturing the inspiration of the design approach.

Peeling back the label – the facts behind ‘locally made’

Peeling back the label – the facts behind ‘locally made’

What does it truly mean to specify a ‘Product of Australia’? Schiavello unpacks the layers of localism, social ethics, wellbeing and authentic craftsmanship involved in designing and manufacturing its furniture and products in Australia.

Embracing the sensory dimension – where design meets materiality

Embracing the sensory dimension – where design meets materiality

When designing, materiality is one of the most essential considerations in creating a space that is welcoming, comfortable and luxurious. King Head of Textiles, Sebastian Nash, explores the importance of creating a considered material palette.

Tappeti ORA captures the infinite beauty of our world

Tappeti ORA captures the infinite beauty of our world

As humans, we delight in the details of the world around us. The play of a breeze across water, shimmering sunlight on sand and the mysterious fractals and rich tonal hues of a dappled forest floor are the accents that enrich our experience of a place and time. Tappeti’s new ORA range captures the aesthetic essence of these immersive experiences in handwoven art rugs that evoke a sensory response.

Enticing people back to the office with a spectacular space

Enticing people back to the office with a spectacular space

In delivering the spectacular new Docklands head office for global tech giant Infosys, a dynamic balance has been struck between nimble, cloud-enabled agile workspaces, human comfort, environmental responsibility and infusing local flavour into world-class design.

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