Decor + Design were thrilled to welcome show stalwarts GlobeWest back in 2018. Their exhibition stand has always set the bar high and been a favourite with visitors, featuring chic, creatively displayed collections.
With 10,000+ trade visitors passing through this year’s show from July 19 – 21 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, GlobeWest’s product showcase was again a much-discussed feast for the senses.
The show also heralded the launch of Collections 2019, 25 distinctive new furniture and homewares collections, inspired by uniquely Australian living.
With interior designers and retailers from around the country visiting Decor + Design, GlobeWest fits the brief for a broad range of interior and design needs. Distinctive pieces have been created to inspire Australians and reflect the beautiful spaces that surround them.
The highlight of the 144sqm stand this year was an increased 36 square metre outdoor living showcase, where the brand, already known for its distinctive indoor collections, demonstrated equally diverse outdoor furniture from powder-coated frames, woven roping and natural timbers, merging style with durability for the harsh Australian climate. Soft to the touch fabric upholstery that’s equally luxurious to indoor products was also a standout, as featured in GlobeWests’ new Mauritius collection.
GlobeWest’s Mauritius Collection
The contemporary outdoor collection includes stunning white-washed features and tweed-like fabrication. The rope weaving in the modular sofas is a beautiful way to add texture to an outdoor space and was a huge hit with the design savvy audience at Decor + Design 2018. Click here to view GlobeWest’s extensive new outdoor collection, including the seven new ranges.
Click here to view GlobeWest’s complete outdoor collection, including 7 new ranges.
We recently sat down with GlobeWest’s Design Manager, Keti Lytras for an insight into the brands diverse indoor offering.
Keti says that overarching influences of the new indoor collections include a reconnection with nature, a sense of nostalgia and maximalist design.
“As the pace of life increases, our need to disconnect, especially in our homes gets greater. Nothing recharges and reinvigorates us like natural elements, whilst nostalgic materials and textures bring a sense of warmth and comfort”, explains Keti.
“A sense of play and a feeling of optimism are also driving bolder, more confident use of colour and materials and we wanted to have fun with that,” she adds.
That confidence shines through. Experiments with patterns, heightened textures, surprising compositions and soft, tactile surfaces are evident within the collection, which demonstrate how interesting silhouettes and previously perceived clashes can, in fact, hold timeless appeal.
Collections 2019 is underpinned by six key design directions, the result of ongoing research into colour, form, texture and materials by the Melbourne-based GlobeWest creative team.
We’ve picked some of our favourite pieces from each direction…
CORE INTERIOR STYLE: CONTEMPORARY
Design Direction 1: Modern Day Mellow
Carefree comfort emerges when nostalgia takes a tactile, contemporary twist.
Retrospective elements combine with contemporary design to embrace the late 60’s and 70’s in a fresh new look. With a nod to a 70’s revival, the Humphrey Stitch sofa adds texture with tan leather tufted stitching and mid-century profiling. Colourways herringbone, charcoal, desert speckle and olive further enhance the Italian leather Humphrey range. Harper showcases stunning hand-crafted geometric detail in both matte black and white-wash timbers. Warm tweeds, rattan, leather, linen and terrazzo create an exciting blend and allow the individualisation of any space.
Design Direction 2: Soft Minimalism
Comforting curves fill spaces with a soft sophistication. 80’s optimism emerges in shades of dusty mauve, apricot, mint and blush pastel tones. Architectural curves and rounded finishes in new collections Odin and Amara inspire a sense of quiet tranquillity. With matte black tubular bases and terrazzo finishes, the Odin collection is balanced by a beautiful blush undertone, fusing industrial styling with a feminine touch. In upholstery, new additions to Juno take form in beautiful seamless shapes while new colourways glacier and soft pearl add allure.
See more Contemporary products here.
CORE INTERIOR STYLE: MODERN
Design Direction 3: Effortless Equilibrium
Inspire stillness and balance in a minimal play on positive and negative spaces.
Reinforcing linear design, the new Baxter case goods collection features strong lines, sleek finishes and grid-style bases, adding a mathematical intrigue to this minimal range. Huxley creates a statement with thin metal framing and clean lines across dining and case goods, while Amara Cube pairs black glass with matte black marble, projecting a sense elegance and sophistication. Soft furnishings within this theme include tones of teal, petrol, burnt orange and brown, adding an earthy edge to matte black and slate grey frames.
See more Modern products here.
CORE INTERIOR STYLE: CLASSIC
Design Direction 4: Sophisticated Simplicity
Create space for quiet reflection with sophisticated shapes and tones. New neutral shades of beige and mauve join a softened blue/green palette.
There’s a visual softness to seating epitomised by the Felix Chubby occasional chair. New Amelie collection embodies a restrained luxury with elegant curves. The textural terrazzo, soft antique brass framing and sandblasted surfaces in this collection add compelling interest. New additions to the popular Elle collection include storm and black vein marble detailing across coffee and side tables. Playful pops of colour in luxurious velvets can be seen in dining chairs, sofas and occasional chairs characterised by curved edges and low seating.
See more Classic products here.
CORE INTERIOR STYLE: RETREAT
Design Direction 5: Nature’s retreat
Timber takes on masterful forms, bringing heart to homes from the country to the coast.
The craftsmanship of the new Arlo Buffet with plantation shutter doors in rustic teak creates a sense of familiarity. Avery’s ‘perfectly imperfect’ handcrafted details across living, dining & bedroom furniture invite you to consciously unwind whilst the soft biscuit tweed of new Felix ‘pebble’ sofa surrounds you in pared-back comfort.
See more Retreat products here.
CORE INTERIOR STYLE: ECLECTIC
Design Direction 6: Bohemian Drama
Design for drama with a theatrical production of high sheen metals, immersive silhouettes and mesmerising colour.
An eclectic approach to glamour and playful use of texture and colour will excite lovers of dramatic, maximalist design.
The new Eloise dining chair includes a burst of honey yellow, while the new Sullivan collection embraces a mixture of colours in luscious velvets. Ongoing Kennedy collection has expanded with fringed sofas in cobalt blue and a jungle-inspired patterned bench seat. Taj creates interest through intricate bone-inlay dressers and bedsides in sage and black and a new metal checker dining table is a feast for the eyes and senses.
Beautifully handcrafted elements are integrated into decorative collections, with Harira brass planters and platters in handcrafted, hammered finishes. Popular boho-inspired Balthazar collection now sees unique pendants in yellow & olive green suedes together with cushions and pendants in fine macramé stitching.
See more Eclectic products here.
Browse the GlobeWest range by interior style here.
GlobeWest’s Homewares range has also grown for Collections 2019 and sees the inclusion of a variety of new rugs in textural patterns and fringed detail, platters, planters and cushions to complement the new themes.
To see the GlobeWest Design Directions come to life in photography and video visit the GlobeWest website.
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