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Habitus Habitus #43 - Design Concoius

What does it mean to live in design? With three issues published each year, Habitus is a publication that has been passionately unpacking design from the inside-out and outside-in for more than ten years. Habitus explores how architecture and design express various ways of life, going beyond one-dimensional stories to gain a real understanding of how people live. Through rich narratives, Habitus unpacks what makes design and architecture from the Indo-Pacific so unique. From outstanding houses, to in-depth profiles and a curation of the latest design products – everything featured in Habitus offers a way for readers to connect with the richness and diversity across the region.

Indesign Media Asia Pacific
3 Issues

in this issue

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get carried away holding tight to your sense of purpose

What pushes us to create? Is it our natural inclination to design, craft and construct? Perhaps a desire to exist for a moment in the realms of our imagination – a desire championed by infancy and youth yet cast aside as time passes and responsibility rolls in. Or maybe it’s the utter thrill of solving a user-driven puzzle in which design often results. Maybe a combination of all three. This issue, the Design Conscious issue, we chose to look at how architects and designers reconcile the desire and ability to create – and the ideas that snowball in the process – with the need to promote function and avoid the superfluous. The apartment of Singapore-based Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui of Studio Juju is on the cosy end of the spectrum, so…

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habitus takes the conversation to our contributors discovering their inspiration and design hunter® journeys

ALICE BLACKWOOD GENTLE ACTIVISM #64 As the editor of Indesign magazine, Alice is a passionate supporter of the Australian design industry. With over 10 years’ experience, she has come to appreciate the power of design as a tool for social and environmental consciousness. She believes building longevity, versatility and flexibility into objects and built environments is key to making design accessible and cultivating a positive ‘ripple’ effect that reaches beyond the individual. KHOO GUO JIE SIT BACK AND ENJOY #50 Curious about architectural forms, space and objects, Khoo Guo Jie’s role as one half of Studio Periphery leads to an eclectic portfolio. Constantly challenging his perspectives, to stray away from becoming complacent, he believes that it allows him to “break-free from the chain of ignorance and seek for progression”. LEANNE AMODEO WORTH THEIR WEIGHT #40 As an Australian…

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make a house a home

With the design of the STRUCTURAL lighting series, designer Arik Levy created an innovative system where light, architecture and sculptural form come together. Structural traces existing spatial design, connecting points of light and joining planes that underline its architectonic character. vibia.com In 2014 and 2017, Phoenix Tapware claimed recognition at the iF Design Awards and the German reddot awards respectively for the ORTHO Collection. Upon examining the features of Ortho, it’s easy to see why. Its modern yet stylishly minimalist design and efficient energy-saving features have marked it out as a revolutionary addition to contemporary washroom design. Classic, geometric shapes meet simple stylish finishes. phoenixtapware.com.au The present day HIDR AULIC rug from Gan features delicate geometric patterns in an elegant rug that recreates the hydraulic flooring design of early 20th century buildings. gan-rugs.com The latest product…

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textural elements

A new voice in lighting design, BEEM is a collaboration between Samuel Wilkinson and LED specialists Chris Stimson and Bujar Shkodra. BEEM offers playfully designed luminaires with soft-filament LED technology, offering light for up to 25,000 hours. beemlamps.com Young in age but mature in values, &tradition was launched in Denmark in 2010 with the desire to bridge the ideals of Nordic tradition to contemporary design. Available in Australia through Cult, &tradition initially operated as a lighting brand, but now offers a collection that spans an array of world-class furniture from established and emerging designers. cultdesign.com.au Natural curves meet plump upholstery in the latest addition to Tait’s TRACE collection by Adam Goodrum. Trace demonstrates a finesse for organic form. The sunlounge evokes poolside indulgence and effortless summer afternoons with the sound of water lapping and…

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atmosphere enhancing

From Ross Gardam comes the NEBULAE Collection. Inspired by the diffusion of natural and LED lights, the geometric machined forms work with the fluid glass discs to create a unique balance. The chandelier can be composed in a variety of hanging configurations of various lighting amounts. Currently one, two, three and five hanging options are available, with more to come. stylecrafthome.com.au Schock invented the quartz composite sink and has been constantly reinventing it ever since. The newly released WEMBLEY range showcases this. Made from the Premium Cristadur material, the range sets extraordinary standards in terms of surface feel, practicality and aesthetics including a curvaceous bowl. abey.com.au When designing the URNA, MING, and FLOWER vases, Carina Seth Andersson drew inspiration from geometric forms. The subtle colours and timeless lines of the mouth-blown vases are designed…

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mixing materials

Continuing Sarah Ellison’s coastal design aesthetic, the GOLDEN collection of furniture was inspired by the Golden era of post-mid century furniture design of the late 1960s and 1970s. Images of long Australian summers come to mind in the aesthetically charming, yet utterly functional collection, which explores new means of employing rattan in furntiure design. sarahellison.com.au The NUECRETE basin range from Studio Bagno, available at Candana, sees three versatile shapes that can suit multiple benchtops and bathrooms. Hand-crafted and moulded from fibre-reinforced concrete, all basins are sealed with a non-porous finish that’s durable, maintainable and easy to clean, ensuring the charm of concrete remains for years. candana.com.au Caesarstone is known for its creative and innovative quartz surface finishes, including several terrazzo designs that cleverly meld contemporary sophistication with industrial textural aesthetics. Terrazzo finishes can make…