Vogue Living

Vogue Living July - August 2017

Vogue Living tells stories that engage, fascinate and excite, weaving together a myriad of influences that inspire our lives, be it cultural trends, arts and architecture, a new secret find around the corner, a far flung destination, or a privileged glimpse into a private and compelling world. Interiors, spaces and places, here or there, come vividly to life through their inhabitants and the lens of the camera. Beauty is paramount.

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viva italia!


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luchino visconti

I REMEMBER A SUMMER with a group of Spanish friends in Mallorca many years ago. We were in a beautiful house on the mountainous northwest coast that had once belonged to Luis Salvador, the eccentric Austrian archduke who resided on the Spanish island throughout the late 19th century. The company was as wonderful as the setting spectacular, but what I really remember about that summer was my INTRODUCTION to an Italian film, IL GATTOPARDO, after lunch one afternoon. »« As we waited for the video to load, one of my friends translated the name and gave a brief synopsis: “The movie is called THE LEOPARD, with Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon, by Italian director VISCONTI. It’s set in 19th-century Sicily and is one of the most BEAUTIFUL THINGS you’ll ever…

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in vogue edit

IMMERSE Photographer Kara Rosenlund’s Salt Haze (2017; below) forms part of a new limited-edition series of 20 works titled Into the Sea — a romantic salute to Australia’s eastern coastline from Bondi to the Whitsundays. shop.kararosenlund.com MEET:Sally Smart The Melbourne-based artist has joined forces with Italian fashion house Marni on a dynamic new collection. “It’s exciting to align my work with Marni’s extraordinary design aesthetic. I’m known for my large-scale cut-out collage installations. The Marni clothing and accessories range features imagery from my series of embroidery works, The Choreography of Cutting. It reinterprets the experimental dance techniquesof the avant-garde company Ballets Russes from the early 1900s. I’m looking forward to seeing the art collaboration with Marni unfold worldwide.” (02) 9327 3809 ADORE: The latest additions to theStone collection, by native New Yorker turned LA-basedjeweller Kathleen Whitaker,…

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profile: studio gamfratesi

“We make intimacy a key part of our work, where our sofas or desks almost embrace you” —Enrico Fratesi A NY QUARRELLING BETWEEN design’s most famous couple, Charles and Ray Eames, slipped under the radar, but contemporary design couple Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi consider a healthy debate integral to the success of their GamFratesi studio. Curating two successive Mindcraft exhibitions on Danish design at Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Danish-Italian couple have built an international reputation over the past 10 years that has won them such collaborators as Porro, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna and Cappellini. Based in Copenhagen, Gam (Danish) and Fratesi (Italian) each represent the archetypal creative approach of their respective culture. Their countries are equally famous for design but at either end of the aesthetic and philosophical spectrum. On the…

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two french ceramists keep a fine tradition alive.

Storytelling drives everything Ivan and Benoît do, whether it’s the shape of a plate or the way they’ve decorated their creative studio, a small flat where friends and collaborators stay on visits to Paris Our favourite word is mystery,” says Ivan Pericoli, one-half of the creative duo behind the soughtafter Parisian ceramics and lifestyle brand Astier de Villatte. More than 20 years ago, Ivan and his friend and business partner Benoît Astier de Villatte established the brand renowned for its offbeat charm. Their distinctive style marries an elegant sense of the past with a witty vibe of the present. “We are inspired by the old and forgotten,” says Benoît. The pair’s friendship blossomed after studying together at Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts under the guidance of Benoît’s artist father, Pierre Carron, and then…

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in store

AUSTRALIAN COLLECTIVE Cult has launched Nau, a new contemporary Australian design brand. It boasts an impressive interior range by local talent including (from left) Jack Flanagan, Gavin Harris, Adam Cornish and Adam Goodrum. Available exclusively at Cult. naudesign.com.au; cultdesign.com.au One of a kind CASTORINA & CO is a mecca for Mid-century Modern Italian furniture. Its Melbourne showroom features handpicked one-offffs, limited-edition fifinds and museum-grade pieces from the very best designers. castorina.com.au The light fantastic Now available in Australia, the Bottega Veneta home collection, which includes the Bottega Veneta Table Lamp (right), $7980, features understated designs and quality materials. bottegaveneta.com Fashion houseTalithahas opened a lifestyle showroom in London’s Notting Hill, where its bohemian garments and eccentric shop fittings are sold. Owners Kim Hersov and Shon Randhawa hired interior designer Hubert Zandberg to create the intimate atelier. “The idea…