Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hot hot hot: Designer furniture goes to auction

Ooooh, tingly excitement... It's on again, Cite are clearing some of their ex showroom gorgeous designer wares via online auction site Allbids (formerly DOLA). I went nuts on this last time, having had the opportunity to get to know all of the pieces very well, some going for rediculously low prices, I struggled with the idea of people who did not realising their worth. With the information on the Allbids listings so limited, it's difficult to gage exactly what the items really are. So let me help you with what I know, here are some of my favourites...

1. Meeni chair, by hot Canberra expat designer Matthew Sheargold. From his series Eeni, Meeni, Myni and Mo, this is a gorgeous compact chair with fab retro appeal.
2. Speed stool, by Gary Galego, award winning Aussie designer. This is a beautiful piece, timber veneered formed frame, upholstered all-round in brilliant Lustrell vinyl (in stone) with perfect detail.


3. The Oliver lounge, by Norman & Quaine. The Sydney based duo certainly took my breath away when I saw this one for the first time. The seat cushions are injection moulded, the look is totally retro, but the technology is brand new. Gorgeous and courageous fabric combo in pistachio green... l.o.v.e. i.t.

4. Estambul rug, by Spanish designer Nani Marquina. This is a casual interpretation of traditional kilim rug designs, very cool. Using New Zealand wools.
5. Ping Pong table, by Melbourne based family of designers, Tait. They found their niche by designing some of the most unique and fab outdoor furniture anywhere, love this fairly new design, and don't miss the listing for the Fat table and benches also by Tait.
6. Oku floor lamp, by Luzifer Lighting, Spain. This is engineered timber veneer and this light is the most stunning thing in the room when lit (and quite tall) A-MAZING!

7. creme de la creme... The Charles Wilson 801 corner lounge suite... {drooling} this is the most gob smackingly divine lounge, by Aussie designer Charles Wilson. This also utilises some amazing technology... you can't tell from the pic, but the arm is scoop shaped, moulded to curl up in - load up your cushions, you'll want to sleep on it! Top comfort and built from steel, it'll last forever, I promise.

Please do yourself a favour and check it out, there's so much more and some amazing collectable pieces (Kenneth Cobonpue - incredible!), I really could go on... {sigh} enjoy!

1 comment:

Tara said...

I can't believe I missed this! I am so a dedicated follower now. Please keep letting us know of these things.