Culture: Energise your month ahead
Read | Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century
It’s an ambitious title but this glossy new book from Phaidon, released this May manages to take on the task of selecting some of the most unique and extraordinary interiors from the past 100 years with finesse. Available in a choice of four different jewel toned velvet covers, the joy of this A to Z resource is that it not only showcases the work of interior designers and architects but also offers a glimpse inside the homes of artists, fashion designers and film stars from Coco Chanel and Pablo Picasso to Gianni Versace and Peggy Guggenheim.
Love | The magic of glass
New from Italy’s Wonderglass and just arrived in Australia via Living Edge are these beautiful handcrafted objet by the fabulous Bouroullec brothers. Right now coloured glass— and in particular Venetian glass — is having a moment. Handcrafted in Venice by father and son duo Maurizio and Christian Mussati, Wonderglass leads the new wave of glassmakers combining traditional techniques with a contemporary aesthetic. Next up is a collaboration with Japanese studio Nendo titled Melt, which launched during Milan Design Week this month.
Also on the must-see list is the National Gallery of Victoria’s new Liquid Light exhibition (on show until April 2020), which delves into the gallery’s incredible 500-year-old glassware collection. And for something a little closer to home, why not try working some coloured glass into your interiors — like these fabulous glass bricks from Austral Bricks.
Experience | The Bauhaus Centenary
This year the legendary Bauhaus school of design, art and architecture turns 100 and galleries across the globe are marking the anniversary with exhibitions and events celebrating one of the world’s most influential design schools. Geelong, near Melbourne, was once the home of Australia’s very own Bauhaus student, Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack who studied under renowned artists Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky at the Weimar school before being deported to Australia in 1940. Hirschfield Mack’s widow, Olive, bequeathed a significant collection of her husband’s prints, paintings and objet to the Geelong Gallery, which has them now on show until May 26. Worth the trip.
Published Friday, 26th April 2019
By Studio Prineas
Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century book by Phaidon. Photo by Phaidon.
Alcova Collection by Wonderglass. Photo by Wonderglass.
Untitled group by Dale Chihuly as part of Liquid Light: 500 Years of Venetian Glass exhibition. Photo by National Gallery Victoria.
Untitled as part of the Bauhaus Centenary – Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack Exhibition at Geelong Gallery. Photo by Geelong Gallery.
Isle of Man as part of the Bauhaus Centenary – Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack Exhibition at Geelong Gallery. Photo by Geelong Gallery.