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Winning Combo Image Credit: Belle Magazine Australia
Winning Combo Image Credit: Belle Magazine Australia

Winning Combo

The creative potential is limitless when art and design cross paths.

Lucy Montgomery

GUEST DESIGNER and stylist Emma Elizabeth of Local Design (pictured with Belle’s interior design editor Lucy Montgomery) believes the worlds of design and art can combine to create the perfect equilibrium. “The cross-pollination of art, fashion, and design through one-off collaborations and limited-edition collections offers a ‘slow design’ antidote to our fast and fickle consumer culture. It’s all about celebrating rare treasures that really push boundaries and reflect the artistry and innovation of their creators. These pieces reconfigure art objects as functional products and functional products as flights of fancy,” says Emma. localdesign.com.au

1_SAVING GRACE

Known for his use of repurposed materials, Netherlands-based designer Piet Hein Eek’s ‘Canteen’ table, $5000, is crafted using scrap wood. studioalm.com

2_FORM GUIDE

LA-based ceramicist Heather Rosenman’s ‘Scribe’ ceramics (platter and vessel pictured), from $1425, combine a primitive aesthetic with modern sensibilities. spenceandlyda.com.au

3_WAVE RIDER

Tessellated aluminum adorns this Ben McTavish surfboard, $6240 (sold by Shapiro Auctioneers), by American artist Frank Howell (1937-1


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