Fortitude Valley 4006

Fortitude Valley 4006
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Patricia Urquiola has designed a surprising series of elements that transform the traditional concept of the sofa. Designed for B&B Italia, the product is named Bend sofa due to its curvaceous albeit monolithic form. Bend gives the appearance of being manually moulded from supple material as if by a sculptor and effectively conveys the idea of motion by alternating full and empty spaces. Contrasting seams add to the intrinsic design on the surface. The backrest is irregularly shaped without compromising comfort. Curved modules — assembled starting with the seats, ottoman and corner elements — form a sofa that breaks away from the usual visual format and differentiates from other contemporary pieces on account of its calculated eccentricity. Bend sofa offers flexible compositions including small linear versions, corner solutions, or a spectacular version that can fill a space with double-sided seating arrangements, becoming the absolute centre of attention with its iconic presence.
Contact Space Furniture on 07 3253 6000 or visit  

Innovative Living offers furniture that makes a difference in everyday life. Good design that combines style, comfort and functionality at an affordable price. Innovation is not just a name; it’s what this company does. Combining decades of experience in the furniture business with an eagerness to evolve and surprise, it can offer attractive and useful furniture for modern people. Designed by Per Weiss from Innovation Denmark, the Cubed chair is available as a single chair or two-seater that easily sleeps two. An innovative, compact sofa bed design, with characteristic sloping metal legs, the Sofa bed folds out from the wall into the room, minimising the space required to place it. It is very presentable from all angles thanks to the upholstered back panel and is available in all 70-plus Innovation textiles.
Contact Innovation Living on 07 3257 1077 or visit

From the beautiful boutique that is Unique France, this elegant Art Deco composition on a Marquetry floor comprises an elegant drinks cabinet in African Tukka wood (a popular trend in the 1930s), a pair of contemporary lamps designed for Unique France by a Parisian artist in pressed metal, a chair with inlays of ray skin (Galuchat) and Mother of Pearl, and a bronze lion attacking a wild pig by French artist of the 19th Century, Chemin.
Contact Unique France on 07 3254 0404 or visit  

With over 36 years experience in interior design and decorating, John Croft Design is showcasing the latest release from Designers Guild’s Zephirine collection of wallpaper, fabrics, cushions and rugs which complement each other beautifully. John loved it so much he is refurbishing his reception area using the wallpaper and fabrics of this wonderful, different and very striking range. Designers Guild stands behind its products and has always been known for its quality, durability and superb collections, which is very important for John and his clients.
Contact John Croft Design on 07 3257 0633 or visit  

Tavola Foresta Antislip Timber flooring looks beautiful, but many people worry that it is difficult to maintain and easy to scratch. The Parker Series of timber tiles squash these concerns. They are porcelain-glazed tiles that are extremely strong and suitable for the home or business. These beautiful tiles will not scratch, wear or fade — even if a heavy vehicle is driven on them! They are available in five timber patterns, 21 colours, and a variety of timber plank sizes. They require no maintenance at all, meaning there’s no need for sealing, staining, or sanding — ever! As well as floors, they can be used on walls inside your home or business, and even work wonderfully outside. They are available in an anti-slip finish for external areas or around the swimming pool and special step treads come in four colours.
Contact Ace Stone & Tiles on 07 5493 3344 or visit  

This stunning upholstered bedhead is available in double, queen or king size. Handmade by a family company in Melbourne, it features traditional buttoning techniques and is available in a wide choice of fabrics including the sumptuous velvet shown here. Helen Glover from HG Inside custom-makes furniture and interiors to meet any design brief and can customise any type of bedhead a client desires, meeting any brief. “Try this bedhead in satin — it looks totally glam!” says Helen.
Contact HG Inside on 07 3252 7500

The “Stylish Lady with Handbag” table lamp is a handmade sculpture with exquisite attention to detail, using metallic and textured accents. It’s a timeless piece guaranteed to be a talking point in any home. Globe Interiors showcases a wide range from this collection, along with many other unique statement pieces to enrich your home.
Contact Globe Interiors on 07 3216 1990 or visit  

Rogerseller presents Mare, a range of tapware representing a new era in mixer design, from Italian manufacturer Fantini. Aesthetically, its shape appears to be a prism on an oval base. This gives it a unique design of long curved lines with a distinguishing clean-cut handle balancing the soft body shape. Available now exclusively through Rogerseller, the Mare collection consists of a basin mixer and shower mixer (also available in a matt white and matt black finish), shower mixer with diverter, wall mixer and outlet and bidet mixer. The water-efficient functionality presents a strong appeal with a five-star, 5LPM flow rate.
Contact RogerSeller on 07 3251 4333 or visit  

Vanguard Blinds, the company that brings you six generations of blind-making experience, has combined the beauty of Italian design with the expertise of its Australian production facility to bring you a beautiful range of premium-quality folding arm awnings. The awnings are ideal for shading large outdoor entertaining areas as they can be installed up to 14 metres wide, with a projection from the wall of up to four metres. There are no additional posts or structures required to hold up the awnings, so you have the option of retracting the awnings away easily and neatly when not in use.
Contact Vanguard Blinds on 07 3852 2999 or visit

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