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May 2019

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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EDITORIALEditor Tanya BuchananCreative director Cathryn ZhangDeputy editor Harry RobertsSenior copy editor Janice HoggInterior design editor Lucy MontgomeryDesigner / art production Matus KundratArt director Madeleine WrightContributing editors Steve Cordony (Style director-at-large), Emma Elizabeth, Karen McCartney (Architecture), Judy Pascoe (Library), Melissa Penfold, Carli Philips (Melbourne), Stephen Todd, Jean Wright (Design)EDITORIAL OFFICE GPO Box 4088, Sydney, NSW 1028Tel (02) 9282 8456, email: belle@bauer-media.com.auCONTRIBUTORSSimon Brown, Nadine Bush, Terence Chin, Felix Forest, Stephan Julliard, Kit Kemp, Pablo Martin, Trevor Mein, Chris Pearson, Romello Pereira, Ian Phillips, Mark Roper, Prue Ruscoe, Anne Stroud, Edward Urrutia, Nicholas WattADVERTISINGLuxury commercial manager Analise Gattellaro, (02) 9282 8935Advertising production manager Kate Orsborn, (02) 9282 8364Luxury & Homes executive Jennifer Burke, (02) 9288 9145Director of sales, NSW Karen Holmes, (02) 9282 8733Director of sales, Vic, SA, WA Jaclyn Clements, (03) 9823…

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KIT KEMPAn extract from Design Thread by Kit Kemp, Firmdale Hotels co-founder and creative director, features on p148. How would you describe your aesthetic as a designer? The finished project should look colourful and carefree, but to achieve the right balance we take into account scale, light, aspect and attention to detail. Your favourite career experiences? Taking unattractive greenfield sites and building hotels from concept to completion. It is always a thrill to walk through the doors into a lobby of your own creation. Where is home for you? Central London in walking distance from my design studio. I walk to work past the V&A and the Natural History Museum, two of my favourite places. Your ultimate travel escape in 2019? Vienna to see the Klimt collection at the Belvedere,…

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editor’s letter

Kerry Armstrong and Tanya Buchanan at ArtStart.Shipwreck by Oliver Wood.Hoop Jumping by Vanessa Stockard.Arent & Pyke entry in the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards with artwork by Judith Wright.Forgive us, but at Belle, we can’t help being seriously into beauty and talent – we appreciate being surrounded by and looking at exquisite objets and stunning imagery, and we absolutely love discovering new creative brilliance. To me, there is nothing more exciting than seeing young creatives develop their practice and attract recognition from an appreciative audience and the industry at large. That’s what has been so wonderful about the Belle ArtStart competition sponsored by Belle Property and Studio Gallery Melbourne. This year the exhibition and winners’ announcement was held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and our winner…

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orange crush

1 GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? Australia’s top creatives will fashion a series of spectacular tables for the National Gallery of Victoria’s Art of Dining: Best of the Best 2019. Hecker Guthrie, Flack Studio, Thomas Hamel & Associates with de Gournay and Adelaide Bragg are just a few of the stellar names participating. May 2-3. ngv.vic.gov.au2 NEW-FANGLED BANGLE Clash de Cartier is the edgy yet elegant release from Maison Cartier. Spikes and curves adorn these instantly classic rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings in pink gold. cartier.com3 A DECADE OF DESIGN Celebrating 10 years in collaboration with Yosi Tal and his team at Designer Rugs, Greg Natale has launched New Regency 10 The Anniversary Collection. ‘Waikiki’ is pictured here. designerrugs.com.au; gregnatale.com4 BOILED EGG WITH SOLDIERS, MA’AM? Kaymet trays have been a staple of the royal…

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spy belle

from left ‘Maxime’ sofa, $4995, from Coco Republic. ‘Organic’ coffee table, $1790, from Water Tiger. Vintage ceramic vases, POA, from Rudi Rocket. Plinth painted in Limewash ‘Huon Pine’ from Bauwerk. Black pot, $255, from Water Tiger. Karakter ‘Side Table No. 2’, $4480, from Cult. Elm hat chairs, $1450 each, from Orient House. Steel frame door, POA, from Steel Door. Recycled European oak random width floorboards, POA, from Woodstock Resources. Background painted in Limewash ‘Nullarbor’ from Bauwerk.from left ‘Olive’ flax linen bedding set, from $250, from Bed Threads. SleepTailor ‘Craftsman’ mattress, $3499 for queen, from Snooze. John Saxon ceramic bowl, $350, from Studio ALM. Sophie Cape Calacatta Caladia Verde 2016 artwork, $2200, from Olsen Gallery. E15 Palo floor light, $1815, from Living Edge. ‘Suns Hydria’ vase, $740, from Alana Wilson. Recycled…

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what we love right now

1_SCANDI SCENEFriends | Founders’ latest addition to their family, the ‘Novel’ chair is no exception to their ethos of creating monochromatic Scandinavian sophistication via geometric abstraction. friendsfounders.com2_MYTH AND THE MANThere was no medium that Karl Lagerfeld could not work his magic over, including a series of tables, fountains, mirrors and marble objects in collaboration with architect Aline Asmar d’Amman. carpentersworkshopgallery.com3_MARBLE MOMENTFrench furniture designer Christophe Delcourt has taken marble and stone to the next level, creating graphic textiles and collectable forms. collection-particuliere.fr4_STEEL SILHOUETTEThe limited-edition ‘Pouso’ lounge chair is the perfect meeting point of design and sculpture by the Brazil-based architect, Rodrigo Ohtake. rodrigoohtake.com5_TETRAS RIPPLE‘Shanty’ cabinet by Doshi Levien is a layered tetras approach reflecting the beauty of improvised architecture. bdbarcelona.com(PHOTOGRAPH BY STEPHANE FEUGERE (KARL LAGERFELD))[ Art meets design ]ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONLocal Design’s…