Stuv in the Spotlight at the 2022 Australian Interior Design Awards
Each year we excitedly await the Australian Interior Design Awards, an opportunity to celebrate innovation and excellence in the field. This year, Oblica is proud to feature in three shortlisted projects within the Residential Design category. In each of these projects, Stuv’s clean lines and refined aesthetic takes centre stage.
Bringing together the expertise of Arent&Pyke and David Boyle Architect, the thoughtful and detailed design of Legato House is truly spectacular. With a change in their client’s circumstances, the duo was given the opportunity to revisit and enhance their original design, building on themes of artisan craft and materiality. With an eclectic mix of colour and forms, the team has fostered a sense of warmth and intrigue. Incorporated within a rendered wall, the Stuv 21/95 sits framed by an exquisite black marble benchtop and curved, pistachio-green cabinetry. Its elegant and understated appearance complements its surroundings, whilst bringing functionality to the space.
Also featuring the Stuv 21, St Huberts House by Robson Rak Architects has made this year’s shortlist. Once a grand Victorian mansion, this residence has seen numerous iterations since its creation in 1880. Restoring its former glory, Robson Rak was tasked with transforming the space from four separate apartments back to a single residence for a local family to call home. With careful and considered attention to detail, the team have expertly managed to reconcile the home’s heritage sensibilities with magnificent modern additions. Among them is the custom marble surround which sits within the home’s original hearth, housing the Stuv 21/135. The simplicity and sophistication of the fireplace ties in beautifully with the carefully crafted marble surround and raised hearth bench, giving a contemporary touch consistent with the home’s new modern identity.
Another nominated project is Ripponlea House, where Luke Fry Architecture & Interior Design has thoughtfully executed a brief to transform a heritage Edwardian home into a timeless and serene family sanctuary. Bringing their own interpretation of the ancient Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi, the clear and simplistic style of the home is designed to cultivate a sense of tranquillity. A consistency in materiality and tone, alongside the elegant linear forms of the home’s interior detailing, creates a welcome sense of continuity and calm. Complementing the silvery-grey hues of the extension’s beautiful cabinetry, rendered and bagged brick walls, and concrete benchtops, the Stuv 16 sits pride of place in the living room. The fireplace’s clean lines, concealed handles and expansive viewing window marry with the refined aesthetic of the home, whilst its enhanced combustion technology offers a calming, radiant warmth to the space.
With this year’s winners to be announced at the AIDA Gala Dinner on June 17th, we are eagerly anticipating the result, and wish the best of luck to all nominees.