The Home Resort Edit
Two incredible Australian design collaborations are bringing nostalgic luxury to outdoor living this summer.
Tait x Mokum
Melbourne’s outdoor furniture legends, Tait have teamed up with textile specialists Mokum to introduce a stunning 1970s inspired aesthetic to their collection. Titled ‘An Australian Outdoor Story’, the 2019/20 release coincides with the introduction of new designs by Adam Goodrum. The fabrics are quite the centrepiece of this collaboration and push the boundaries of possibility, with everything from high-textured weaves and plush outdoor velvets to classic resort stripes. The standout print is Mokum’s new signature tropical inspired print, ‘Tropicalia’ (pictured).
Tropicalia is designed by Catherine Martin, the Academy Award® winning and nominated Costume and Production designer of Baz Luhrmann films Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Australia. The fabrics not only look and feel amazing, they are geared for the tough Australian summer with UV light fastness, solution-dyed compositions and bleach clean-ability, helping them withstand sunscreen, wine spillages and more.
Available via Design Farm, representing Tait x Mokum
Photography: Robert Walsh
Styling: Steve Cordony
Basil Bangs x Ken Done
Sydney’s Basil Bangs has released a limited-edition collection with artist Ken Done to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The collaboration features his ‘December Coral Garden’ artwork and includes a UPV50+ beach umbrella and picnic rug. Basil Bangs Creative Director, Krista Huebner has dreamed of a collaboration with Ken Done since creating Basil Bangs with her friends back in 2010, saying, “Ken Done is one of our art heroes and a true master of colour. As a child of the 80s he was a firm presence in my household.”
Available via Basil Bangs.
Designers Callum Campbell and Jack Flanagan had the idea of using a technique readily associated with mining to create a beautiful object. After extensive development and prototyping, they created the Grain Stool, a design that creates beauty from a context where it isn’t traditionally seen.