What a weekend! Between organising the lantern stall and working at our annual Christmas Market in the German International School in Terrey Hills, I squeezed in a visit at Sydney InDesign on Saturday. As I had only a few hours, I chose to attend a talk with Timothy Oulton, founder and creative director of the British furniture brand of the same name, at Coco Republic in Alexandria. You can listen to his interview by clicking on the 'Play' button below.

Then, I browsed the Galleria at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh. Galleria is an open-plan design exhibition allowing emerging designers and new brands, who haven’t established their own showrooms yet, to showcase their products. I spotted some interesting pieces that are worth considering when furnishing an apartment or smaller house.

A multi-purpose desk

This desk is the first product from emerging designer Anita Whitbourn and has been chosen for the emerging designer's exhibition Launch Pad. Launch Pad is an important design initiative, promoting the support and development of Australian product design. The table has several modules, such as a coat rack, a mirror, a leather lined tray, a desktop panel, and a laptop holder, that can be added or removed from the central unit. A cube chair with a soft upholstered seat cushion also functions as a side table by placing the square tray on top. This desk is a very clever solution for small spaces and works as a hall table, dressing table, or desk.

Modular Storage that Pops

Form follows function with this timeless product for home and office from Swiss design company USM. Designed in 1961 in Switzerland, this modular storage concept is a classic today. The core piece is the patented USM ball joint that connects the different open and closed storage compartments. The world is your oyster when building your unique piece of furniture for any room of your home. Define your storage needs, and then go wild with the USM modules. Shelves and doors are available in a range of colours, such as red, yellow, orange, green, blue, black, and white, and allow you to inject your personal style into your space.

A Stool with a Tilt

The Tilt Stool from Studio Dossier, designed and made in the US, is a quirky piece that functions as a seat, side table or shelving solution. The polypropylene version is available in yellow, orange, red, blue, or charcoal; the folded plywood comes in light timber or walnut.

If you are interested in any of those products, please contact me. I can help you sourcing them and will pass on savings for those that are only available wholesale.








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