In this article I’ll be sharing with you four of my favourite designer products that you too can own. It was hard to narrow it down to just four because there are so many incredible and locally designed products on the market.
You’ll see from my selections that they all have a unique character and I’m definitely not afraid of a bit of colour!
■ BRIGHT BEADS 3 CLUSTER
Coco Reynolds is the young Australian designer behind these quirky and unique pendant lights. They’re made from a combination of timbers; American walnut, smoked ash, rock maple and American oak. They can be a stand-alone pendant or grouped together in a cluster as shown.
They attach into the ceiling via a black fabric cord and nickel ceiling rose. This set of three includes the Aleenta, Abacus and Aztek pendants. The design is simple yet they command attention. A perfect application would be offsetting them over a large bathroom vanity or perhaps over a bedside table.
■ ISLAND SONG RUG
As soon as I saw this rug I couldn’t take my eyes away. Now this isn’t for the faint-hearted, if you want to make an impact then this is the piece for you.
From the Camilla collection this rug aptly named Island Song is an explosion of colour and detail. It oozes rich tones that make you feel as if you’re off on a Spanish holiday. The symmetry is beautiful. This rug would work beautifully with a combination of walnut timber and glass topped furniture sitting on it – or even a simple scheme of white to let the rug have the spotlight.
■ DIAL HANGERS
Designed by Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson these dial hangers are a testament to the design principle of form versus function.
They come in a range of colours and can be installed at various heights in clusters or as a simple row. Their durable powder-coated stainless steel body allows them to be installed in a wet area like a bathroom or even outdoors.
They are a fun addition that serves a practical function whether used for hanging coats or wet towels.
■ DESERT DESIGNS JAPINGKA/MIRNMIRT QUILT COVER
I’m all up for having bold, bright and beautiful bed linen simply because it’s interchangeable.
This allows you to make a statement and then when you’re sick of it swap it over. It’s a much more cost effective way at bringing colour and life into a space. Inspired by the artistic work of indigenous artist Jimmy Pike this new reversible quilt cover is like no other. The collaboration between Kip & Co and Desert Designs brought about this modern take on a traditional design. Made from 100per cent cotton with a 300 thread count it’s machine washable which is always a plus for the standard household.
You can also purchase the matching sheet set and pillowcases.
The Bright Beads Three Cluster pendant light sells for $1260, which I think is a bargain, considering it is designed and made right here in Australia from the highest quality of solid timbers.
The Island Song Rug can be purchased for $5220. This is a piece worth investing in and it will last you a lifetime. It has beautiful wool spun through it, so it feels like a soft felt.
The Dial Hangers are super affordable at only $35 a piece. Again, they are designed and made here in Australia, so I’m a big promoter of keeping the profits on our doorstep.
The Japingka/Mirnmirt Quilt Cover retails for $209 in the queen size. It also comes in a double and king size.
If you would like more information contact Sarah from Birdblack Design – firstname.lastname@example.org
■ Sarah Nolen is a designer from Birdblack Design. Check out www.facebook.com/birdblackdesign