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Design Lives Here

Australian interiors, furniture and lighting

Penny Craswell



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Thames & Hudson
31 March 2020
Australian design has forged its own unique trajectory, influenced by geographic isolation, a distinctive natural environment and a modern sensibility.

Design Lives Here showcases the best of Australian residential architecture and interiors, and pays homage to the local designers and makers who have crafted bespoke pieces of furniture and lighting for these homes, whether large or small.

From a reimagined Californian bungalow with a dining table inspired by the humble HB pencil to a monumental inner-city residence furnished with more than 100 custom pieces, these houses - and the objects that reside within - offer a compelling snapshot of contemporary Australian design through the lens of materiality, utility, site and place.
By:   Penny Craswell
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781760760175
ISBN 10:   176076017X
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   31 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Penny Craswell is a Sydney-based editor, writer and curator who specialises in design, craft, architecture and interiors. She is the former Editor of Artichoke, Deputy Editor of Indesign and Assistant Editor of Frame magazines, and has been published widely in design periodicals, books and online media around the world. Penny is Creative Strategy Associate at the Australian Design Centre (ADC) and Co-Director of Sydney Craft Week. Her blog is The Design Writer.

Reviews for Design Lives Here: Australian interiors, furniture and lighting

Craswell seeks to look at design objects not just as products to be sold, but as pivotal characters in the narrative of a home * Houses Magazine * Featuring houses and apartments big and small, Design Lives Here tells a valuable story about Australian design and the interaction between furniture, lighting and the home * Houses Magazine * Design Lives Here illuminates showstopping residential Australian architecture and interiors while guiding the reader through the key players and designers at work in the local industry today. * The Design Files *

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