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THE Adelaide R EVIEW ap ril 2013


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2013 colour trends by Leanne Amodeo


angerine Tango was always going to be a hard colour to follow. The name alone was enough to put a smile on any face, and when applied to anything from a piece of furniture to nail polish it becomes an instant head-turner. So when Pantone announced Emerald as its colour trend for 2013 it was greeted with mixed reactions. The swatch plastered across all the good design blogs showed a subdued green seemingly unlike the colour of the actual gemstone. But as the year progresses we see Emerald pop up in shades that are rich, deep and luxurious. The fashion catwalk is always a good indication of how a colour is going to be applied and the likes of Roberto Cavalli and Lanvin are saying ‘go bold’. Of course, green (whether bejewelled or not) is inherently associated with nature and the choice of Emerald as this year’s colour trend suggests a return to a natural aesthetic. One could argue that the colours of nature never really go out of style, however, Pantone’s choice of green does manage to shine the spotlight that little bit brighter on the environment and its associated global design issues.

In Australia, Colourways (the memberbased trend forecasting group established by the Design Institute of Australia) has also announced its two colour trends for 2013. Their Tundra palette features the organic colours found in nature and includes iced blues and cool greys. When applied across a product,

interior or object, these muted colours have the potential to convey feelings of elegance and calm. They also provide the ideal canvas upon which to develop a sophisticated or multilayered colour scheme. Providing a contrast to Tundra, Colourways’ second colour palette includes sugary pinks, corals and pretty purples. Going by the decidedly apt name of Sweet Chalk, its overtly feminine shades don’t pack the visual punch of a fire engine-red but are still just as effective across both small- and large-scale applications. It may be very well to be told what colours we should be upholstering our furniture in, dressing in or even painting our walls, but there’s still something to be said for a personal style that is best served unaffected by fads or trends. It’s why the classic Thonet no 18 chair comes in a number of stains and tints as well as custom colours, not just the one nominated hue; although it would be quite something to see it in Emerald. With the recent announcement of Melbourne’s Atherton Gardens Hub Development as the winner of the Grand Prix prize at the 2013 Dulux Colour Awards we are once again reminded that when it comes to colour, there are no restrictions. A broad colour palette, whether understated or bright, can be unleashed to enliven any design. That the Hub also features Emerald-coloured details may be purely coincidental. But for those taking note, it is also completely on-trend.

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Metallix offers a unique new look for contemporary architecture. The premium, metallic finish of these clay bricks will add a subtle sheen to your project. Presented in five lustrous colours, Metallix allows bold statements when used in large expanses of brickwork or fantastic contrast when used as a feature material. Created in response to demands from architects for clay bricks that would look superb in their own right and be able to work visually alongside other construction materials. The glistening sheen and quartz-like effect when the sun hits the brick provides an iridescent appearance depending on lighting conditions and the complementary colour elements selected. Metallix contrasts well with materials such as metal, timber and glass in both façades and as a feature element. The Metallix range of bricks is suitable for internal and external uses and is rated for use in coastal environments where the effects of wind borne salt spray can affect other products. The range offers benefits such as longevity, strength, thermal/acoustic insulation and a strong sense of style and form. Colours (from light to dark): Platinum Nickel (greenish tinge) Lava (red) Bronze (dark but not quite black) Emery (glossy black)

» Austral Bricks 392 South Road, Richmond SA


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PAINTING ‘Unfurl’ by Waldemar Kolbusz. Oil on canvas 183 x 122cm

CHAIR ‘369 Black Series’ by Walter Knoll, Germany. Fully upholstered black perforated leather seat with black plastic back and a highly polished black powdercoated steel frame. 770W x 760D x 430SH x 700mm H COFFEE TABLE ‘369-T Black Series’ by Walter Knoll, Germany. Highly polished black powdercoated steel frame with black coated safety glass top. 650 dia x 410mm H SIDEBOARD ‘Reflect’ Sideboard by Muuto, Denmark. Board with oak veneer and solid oak legs in natural finish. 1797W x 400D x 694mm H FLOOR LAMP ‘Hunter Grand’ Floor Lamp by Ruben, Sweden. Metal frame with brass fittings and disc base. 1460mm H (stand height). WATER JUG Geo’ Vacuum Flask by Normann Copenhagen, Denmark. GLASSWARE Simply Glass’ by Klaus Rath for Stelton, Denmark. 0.4L Aptos Cruz

» Aptos Cruz 147 Mt Barker Road, Stirling SA

TALL WOODEN FIGURE ‘Female Senufo Rhythm Pounder’ Ivory Coast, West Africa

BLUE GLASS SCULPTURE ‘Curled Leaf with Seed’ - Blue Battuto Glass Form. Edols Elliot


printed cushion ‘Tension 3’ - Limited edition cushion by Artist Annette Bezor : 46 x 46cm Edition of 200. Priced at $245.00ea BLACK AND CREAM BOX Bone Inlay Box from India


Bean Stool A relative of the Ben + Flo table, the quietly confident and versatile Bean Stool will liven up any interior or exterior space with its quirky yet elegant lines. Use the Bean Stool as a bedside table, stool or side table in your living room and customise colours to suit your taste.

Ÿ Designed and made in Australia Ÿ Size: 300mm W x 300mm D x 450mm H Ÿ Upholstered pad seat available upon request Cumulus Pendant There is a time when you look up into the sky and imagine the possibilities of a cloud’s form. It could be a ship, then a horse, then a sheep, but at the same time it is still a cloud. Our Cumulus lights are a contradiction of themselves. At first glance they are a simple and elegant shape, but with closer inspection they are complex structures with the guise of a simple veil. Ÿ Shade frames are made from solid Tasmanian oak. Ÿ Fabric shades are made from natural fibre fabrics and have a concealed zip. Ÿ Shades can be made from custom fabrics that are pre-approved by Enoki. Ÿ Fabric pendant cord is available in grey, white, red and black. Ÿ Unless otherwise specified, pendants come with a grey cord. Ÿ Pendants are supplied with 2.5m of cord. Longer cord is available upon request. Ÿ All electrical components are approved for use in Australia and many other parts of the world. Broth Cushions Broth cushions are a playful way to brighten up any space with some colourful iconic imagery. Part of the Soup family, Broth Cushions are available in a range of icons and colours and can be mixed and matched to create maximum impact. Broth cushions are locally screen printed on 100% natural fibres. Ÿ Designed and made in Australia Ÿ Available in 45cm x 45cm or 65cm x 65cm H Ÿ Filling made from 100% recycled plastic bottles

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Interior Trends Photos: Jonathan van der Knaap, Mike Baker and Matthew Wren.




Sabrina Turn Stools Solid American Oak Natural Finish 350mm diam x 450mm high Echo Buffet Solid American Oak Frame 7 x Drawers in your choice of Dulux Colours 1500wide x 500deep x 900h Sabrina Armchair Upholstered Arm chair with Solid American Oak Tapered Leg. 800wide x 800mm deep Jade Stool Solid American Oak 300mm diam x 450mm high

» Zuster

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As the Milan Furniture Fair approaches, we watch nervously as to what the fashion world will release with its 2014 season, as it sets the benchmark for interior design trends

by Carmel Siciliano


ashion, being a guide to the general mood and the social context of what is happening in terms of the European economic financial conditions, chose to express a positive outlook in terms of very commercial minimalism, and some unconventional treatment of classic styles. As we experiment with this general feel of financial stress and social economical change, we look at ‘recycle’ and rejuvenating the ‘old’. Pattern is making a comeback. Let’s not focus heavily on colour blocking as historic patterns are being recreated with the strongest new trend: a white background. Fabrics and wall coverings bringing small and massive floral with white backdrops, vintage prints with a twist of white, bold colours and patterns thrown onto a white canvas - you get the gist! Whatever it is, do it on white to make it in style. With minimalism we look at the return of tweed, wool, woven and almost

hessian type materials with detail stitching. ‘Handle’ is the biggest sense to focus on. Fabrics and finishes should all be touchable. Textures with warmth and depth are preferred tp engage the user into the space with all their flesh. The colours of sand and stone will prevail. Be inspired by your morning whole meal bread with the warmth of beige and neutral. These colors mixed with white will allow the texture and touch of materials to be at the forefront. This year will be about experiencing and engaging in your home rather than passing it by. This trend is brought about by a need for the caring of others with the natural sense of touch and tactile qualities, the color of flesh and nail and the softness of suede. Think of natural materials with texture and neutral tones like roots and washed up wood.

In keeping with the minimalist overarching trend of the season, grey is the main colour, with some elegant accents like burgundy, blue and teal, and more fashion forward oranges and electric blues. Last year we saw lots of yellow, limes as accents, but as 2014 arrives we will see a spectrum of teal blues to deep burgundy arrive in our furniture. This mixed in a monochromatic palette; we arrive to a sophisticated elegant tailored look that is slightly more structured – a look we haven’t seen in a while.

» Carmel Siciliano is the Director of Stile Interiors.

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FORM meet the architect The Adelaide Review and the Australian Institute of Architects held a VIP preview of the AIA Awards at Nexus Hub on Friday, March 22 with guest speaker Ben Hewett. The 2013 AIA Awards program will be launched in the May edition of FORM.

Photos jonathan van der knaap

Joan Holden, Natalie Di-Sisto.

Helga Cucchiarelli, Justin Cucchiarelli, Peter Cucchiarelli.

Nicole Prime, Don Prime.

Gerald Matthews, Douglas Alexander, Mark Whiltshire.

David Ey, Kishan Sidhu, David Dawson.

Ben Hewett, Paul Boyce.

Nathan de Leeuw, James Dujmovic.

Edwina Shannon, Sue Phillips, Mick Rix.


Recharge & Move Forward… According to the world's leading colourexperts, Pantone’s colourof the year 'Tangerine Tango’marries the vivaciousness of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, providing the energy boost we need to rechargeand move forward. Dane Arm Chair

Jensen Sofa

A perfect burst into spring, Design Furniture presents this uplifting colourin an exciting new‘Danish Retro’ collection. Our award winning collection is beautifully complimented with a retrospect look at the Australian legendary designer Florence Broadhurst, whose life crossed over with the Danish Retro Period. Florence’s work is in increasing demand as a new generation embraces the talents of such a captivating woman whose legacy will no doubt live on for many years to come. Visit us at

Matisse Chair

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DIA/NAG Rug Design Competition 2013 Terrace Floors & Furnishings is teaming up again with the DIA, NAG and Danish carpet manufacturer ege for the only South Australian based rug design competition. It is a competition for design professionals to explore the total freedom of custom rug design using innovative dye injected prints on textile flooring. The possibilities are sure to amaze you! The theme this year is getting back to basics – rethinking core design principles and collected ideas to create a changing space. The three finalists will have their rug designs made with the winner presented with their winning rug at a DIA/NAG/ege and Terrace Floors Awards Night in July 2013. For full details and to register go to: or email us:

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FORM section of the April 2013 Adelaide Review  
FORM section of the April 2013 Adelaide Review  

FORM is a monthly section within The Adelaide Review that is dedicated to the world of design and architecture.