Belle August - September 2021

Belle is an interior design and decoration magazine, with a focus on Australia and the world’s finest homes. Belle keeps readers up to date with local and international news and trends in design, interiors, art, architecture, furniture, fabrics and wallpaper, food, travel and luxury goods.

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editor’s letter

I have been extremely fortunate to have worked at Belle for around 13 years and over that time I have seen the genesis of lots of collaborations, synergies and a fabulous dynamic circle of life in the design world. Some of these ingenious liaisons work, some don’t, but in my opinion an excellent creative concept is always worth a shot! I remembered all the ideas that spark from design industry soirées when I attended a gorgeous brunch down at the Sydney Wharf Theatre, home of the Bangarra Dance group, a couple of weeks ago. The light-filled room looked like it was floating on the harbour with rugs and creative people adorning the walls and seats. Yosi Tal, the owner of Designer Rugs, was our host and he was introducing design…

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therapeutic goods

1 ‘STRUCTURES FOR LIFE’ Artist Niki de Saint Phalle, who was born in 1930 and died in 2002, was a woman way ahead of her time in embracing a freedom out of reach for many of her contemporaries. She ‘played’ at her art practice partly to temper her childhood trauma. A powerful feminist force within the art world she explored female labelling from ‘bride’ and ‘whore’ to ‘witch’ and ‘devouring mother’, questioning why men are great at inventing industrial machines to make work easier but struggle at making the world a better place. Her retrospective at MoMA, generously supported by luxe skincare marque La Prairie, is a fitting homage to a prolific and dynamic body of work. Until September 6. moma.org 2 LUXE AND ECO-CLAD Enjoying life’s luxuries often comes with the burden…

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belle fanuli interior design awards 2021

IN PARTNERSHIP with leading furniture and design brand Fanuli, Belle is delighted to announce the finalists in this year’s Interior Design Awards. Celebrating its 11th edition, the prestigious program recognises excellence in Australian interior design and decoration. This year’s awards garnered more than 290 submissions, reflecting the remarkable vision and vitality of the Australian design industry today, especially in the face of a very challenging year. Thank you to all of the talented designers who entered, and to our panel of expert judges – Saskia Havekes, Louise Olsen, Stephen Ormandy, Jean Wright, Karen McCartney, Lucy Montgomery, Steve Cordony, Fabio Fanuli, Sandro Fanuli, Marco Fanuli and Harry Roberts. Winning designers and their work will be published in the October issue of Belle – on sale August 23. The Finalists RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR BRISBANE HOUSE Greg…

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good looking

MELBOURNE SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES Jeremy Eaton’s UV-exposed fabric photographs channel the erotic charge suggested by the lighting of a cigarette – a gesture coded and recurring in gay cinema – by stitching together smoking scenes from films such as Pink Narcissus, Before Night Falls and A Single Man. This approach to the sexualised object – as in Through the hand to the mouth (left) – aligns the artist with sculptor Naomi Eller, whose anthropomorphised ceramic weights are showing alongside his work in a paired exhibition at LON Gallery. Until July 31. longallery.com BENDIGO RUMINATIONS Titled after 13th-century poet and mystic Rumi’s paean to the power of friendship, intellectual synergy and spiritual bonds, ‘Soul FURY’ finds kinship across a globe-spanning group of 16 female artists, including Shireen Taweel, Naiza Khan and Nusra Latif Qureshi,…

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ground work

AS A YOUNG MAN, Gianmatteo Romegialli had two passions: a love of architecture passed down from his parents who had a practice in the northern Italian town of Morbegno where he grew up, and trial, a motorcycle off-road sport at which he became a national champion. Gianmatteo draws an analogy. “Every piece of the motorcycle is precision designed with necessity and aesthetics in mind and has to function perfectly, like architecture,” he says. A motorcycle also embodies a sense of freedom and Gianmatteo’s spirit of adventure led him to Australia as a graduate architect. “I had seen Glenn Murcutt’s Kempsey House in a magazine and its relationship to the landscape was new to me. In Italy there is always a historical context to factor in,” he says. Gianmatteo’s colleague and travelling…