Friday, February 25, 2011

soft architecture at euroluce

Steven Stewart attended the launch of Soft Architecture at lighting studio, Euroluce.
Soft Architecture is Flos Lighting's latest system that uses an innovative composite material to seamlessly integrate lighting fixtures with their surroundings.

welcome sarah robottom to our team...

We would like to welcome Sarah Robottom to our team at Phorm Interiors.
Sarah is a 2010 QUT Graduate in Interior Design and we are very excited to have an Honors student in our mix!
Sarah also comes to us after a 1 year stint at Allen Jack + Cottier Architects.

Who or what has influenced your style?

Design, as I have experienced it, is largely a collaborative experience. Style seems to me to be the result of solving design problems elegantly, and if that is a collaborative exercise, I would say that my peers have influenced me most.

What designer of the past or present do you admire most?

Whilst studying a tutor referred me to the work of Geoffrey Bawa. Though his focus is design for tropical environments, there are some valuable lessons in his work that can be applied in the Brisbane context. His work is also beautiful to look at...

What are you excited about right now in the world of design?

The opportunities that the sustainability crisis presents, and the shift towards warmer incarnations of minimalism.

phorm interiors' latest work::cinco bistro

The original interior at Cinco Bistro was completed by Phorm Interiors in April 2007.

When chef/owner, Peter Stubbs, acquired the tenancy next door, Phorm Interiors were once again commissioned to take on the design of the new space, incorporating a dining area, wine storage, new open plan kitchen and a stunning new bar.

As with our original concept, bold print features heavily in the design - focussing on a customised printing of the Florence Broadhurst designed 'Spanish Plate'.

This is highlighted with a series of exciting natural materials: recycled hardwood detailing to the bar top and surrounds; a spectacular wall feature of recycled brickwork; a stunning wine cabinet feature with copper detailing and handmade Moroccan hexagonal tiles to the bar front.

The overall design layers patterns and textures together, creating a bold and interesting aesthetic.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Drawn to Abstraction...Jan Manton Art

Jan Manton Arts' latest exhibition (17 FEB - 26 MAR 2011)
Featuring the art of Krista Berga, Daniel Mafe and Judith Wright.