Here’s to 2015 and all it beholds…
As January has already come to a close, we at Enoki are looking forward to what is going to be an exciting year, full of collaborative and distinctive projects. On the interior agenda are a vast array of residential projects, a cellar door, an addition to the Adelaide Central Market and a ‘shed’ in the Adelaide Hills. And joining the revitalisation of Adelaide laneways, La Buvette (owned by wine savvy Dominique Lentz) will soon open it’s doors on Gresham Street. On the graphic agenda is some long awaited book and publication projects, continued environmental graphic projects for two schools, identity development for multiple clients, more wine labels for Adelaide Hills producers and the possibility of an exciting collaboration abroad.
Here’s to 2015 and all it beholds…
Here’s to 2015 and all it beholds…
Working in close conjunction with the client and architect Chris Dimond, this new residential build is a home to grow with. Reflecting the clients homeland, the interior channels the simplicity and detailing of Scandinavian design. Warm timbers sit comfortably next to the crisp white interior, set to a backdrop of stone walls. Bold pops of colour were provided to the kitchen, making it a statement central hub which connects all living areas. Custom joinery elements feature throughout, assisting this young family with the organisation of everyday life.
Another Enoki project has been featured in this years Australian House & Gardens Top 50 Rooms special. This Adelaide residence living room came in at number 10, you can check it out for yourself on page 93. Headlined 'Moody Blues', the once barely used space is now cloaked in deep colours to create an inviting and cocooning living area that the family love.
The secret is out, here are some pics of the newly installed graphic peices quirking up the walls of the new Grill Restaurant at The Stirling Hotel. Black and white Australian landscape images are layered with abstract markings, symbolic of Indigenous cave paintings of the Mount Lofty ranges area. Treat yourself to a meal in the beautiful new space this weekend and check them out for yourself.
The Cumulus has been causing a bit of a stir on Instagram recently, appearing in some beautiful shots of The Cross Street Project by C+M Studio. The project is a newly renovated Sydney apartment, not only for sale with or without all the furniture in it, but it is also a completely shoppable space. To find out more check out the Cross Street Project website or for more info on the Cumulus head to the Enoki website.
Here are a few snaps from our photoshoot last week at the new Adelaide East Education Centre with our lovely photographer Simon Vaughn from Evolved Images. The project included the branding, signage and environmental graphics for the new school for children with disabilities. The lively shapes and colours have a great positive and fun effect on the space and act as way finding for the different classrooms down the central corridor.
Introducing Capsule Projects! A team comprising 3 progressive companies with a successful history of creative collaborations on various commercial projects. The four directors, Susanna Bilardo and Judd Crush from Enoki, Patrick Caroscio from Design Think and Anthony Giordano from Giordano & Associates, decided it was time to create an 'official' joint venture and Capsule Projects was born. The exciting opportunity arose for the new collective earlier this year to tender for the new Adelaide Channel Nine office and studio fitout and Capsule Projects were successful. The high profile project at 169 Currie Street, the former Adelaide Bank building, will consist of 3 levels of work spaces for the 100 plus staff and news spaces, including a glass fronted studio at street level that enables passers-by to view production from the street. Enoki are very excited to be a part of this new addition to Adelaide as part of the Capsule Projects team! Bring on 2015!
A few months ago we posted the story of Dirptado, a quirky and interactive mascot designed by Enoki to represent the client's company's core values. He has now gone on to win Silver in the Communications category at the 2014 DIA Awards this past weekend! We are very proud of the little guy! We'd also like to make a big shout out to our friend Patrick Caroscio from Design Think for winning gold for his project Frame Church Conversion!
Next time your in town, take a stroll down Rundle Place and check out the new Boutique chocolate shop, Just Bliss Chocolates. Not only are their chocolates divine, but you may spot a touch of Enoki in the new space. 3 Cumulus Nude pendants float above the counter, finished in a very fitting chocolatey walnut stain. Shout out to Sam Agostino for selecting the lights to compliment her beautiful fit out and owner Gulcay Bateman for the lovely feedback and images.
Flick through the pages of the latest Fete magazine and you will find a beautiful spread of products including the Enoki Cumulus pendant in a custom grey fabric. Fete sourced the talented stylist Megan Morton to shoot a story on Spring makeovers and the end result are the lovely images found on page 80. Megan ran the shoot as a styling workshop for The School, where aspiring creatives could experience a day in the life of a magazine shoot. Read more about the day in Fete and check the Enoki website for more information on the Cumulus.
Here's some snapshots of some signage we designed recently for our client Gilchrist Connell and a juice cart they sponsored at the 2014 Australian Insurance Law National Conference on Hamilton Island. A number of umbrellas were purchased for the event and branded with the logo, cups were designed and printed and menu's and signage were made for both the cart and the umbrellas. Overall, the event was a success, and kept everybody happy and hydrated in between sessions.
We love this shot of the Enoki Cumulus Nude in the latest issue of Real Magazine! Used in a beautiful dining room setting they really make the space. A cluster of Cumulus Nudes is a great way to bring a splash of colour into your space, with custom colours available to suit any taste! There are also a number of size options to play with, featured in this image is the 260, the smallest out of a range of four. For more information on the new Cumulus Nude pendants check them out on our website.
Established in 1988, A Touch of Beauty engaged Enoki to refurbish this much loved beauty salon. The sophisticated interior uses dark hues and soft furnishings to create a relaxed atmosphere for the clientele. Clean lines dominate the space, layered with Carrara marble, providing a classic aesthetic.
The Enoki Cumulus pendant has made an appearance in the latest issue of Vogue Living magazine. The article focuses on a beautifully simple monochromatic bathroom designed by Carole Whiting of Whiting Architects in which the Cumulus has pride of place hanging above the black heritage bath. Check it out on page 190 of the Sept/Oct issue.
Cafe Sia, a recent Enoki hospitality project has opened it's doors in Gawler. Here are a few quick snaps we took on site at the opening. A joint venture between our graphics and interior departments, Cafe Sia is about a family friendly casual environment with equal measures of fun and sophistication.
As you may have heard, Enoki were exhibitors at Melbourne Indesign this year and what a show! We had a fabulous time meeting the design world of Melbourne and introducing them to our two newest products - the Cumulus Nude and Woof Stool. Both products were received fantastically and will be popping up in a few magazines over the next couple of months so keep your eyes peeled. For any more information on these two newbies check out our website or give us a call.
One of our recent Enoki projects - the Prospect residence has graced the pages of the recent Belle Magazine. Pick up the October Issue and flick through to page 228 to check out the luxurious kitchen and 242 for a glimpse of the stylish monochromatic bathroom. For the full story and more images, jump on our website.
Last week Susanna was invited to speak at the latest installation of Future Design Friday's. The theme of the night was 'Appetite for more – Does beautiful cutlery equal market cut-through? The discussion centred around the role of graphic and interior design and architecture in creating and developing unique and effective permanent and temporary hospitality spaces. Other speakers included Dom Roberts from Mash Design, Graham Charbonneau and Dave Bickmore from Studio Gram and Keith Dougal from Woods Bagot. It was an inspiring night filled with talk of our two favourite topics, food and design!
Late last year we were approached by a client looking for 'something' to represent their company's core values. These were DI – Deliberate Outcomes, RP – Resilient Partnerships, TA – Tailored Approach, and DO – Deliberate Outcomes. There was no limit to what form this ‘thing’ might take except that it needed to be light enough to carry to the bar down the road, or to bring along to a work function. From this exciting brief DIRPTADO was born. Dirptado is made up of four solid timber 'mouth' pieces, each representing a core value and two different copper 'heads' which speak of partnerships and give DIRPTADO a personality of his own. The final piece was handcrafted by the Jam factory and has been embraced wholly by the client and his staff.
The Enoki Cumulus and Cumulus Nude 260 have been spotted lighting up the pages of the Australian House and Garden Magazine. Check them out on page 43 and 77 of the September Issue. For more information on any of our products see our website and for your chance to win one of the new Cumulus Nude 260's visit us at Melbourne Indesign next week in the Galleria.
Here at Enoki, when it comes to creating our own furniture range or specifying for an interior project we are all about Australian made and supporting our local craftsman. One of our furniture suppliers Koskela has created a beautiful video addressing this issue and how vital it is to the quality of their product, to have a close relationship with their local manufacturers. Check it out on the Koskela website and support Australian made!
Koskela + Made In Australia from Koskela on Vimeo.
Koskela + Made In Australia from Koskela on Vimeo.
There are only 28 days to go until we will be exhibiting at Melbourne Indesign! Come and check us out at Galleria, 17-23 Wills Street Melbourne CBD. Join us for a wine while you peruse the latest members of the product family, the Cumulus Nude pendants and the Woof stool. Our original Cumulus pendant is also featured in an article on the Melbourne Indesign website today discussing the de-corporatisation of the workplace. Check it out and come and visit us in Melbourne!
Here’s a little sneak peek into a residence completed late last year by the Enoki interior team, in conjunction with Butcher Brown Architects. Pictured is a sample of stage one works. The internal spaces are filled with warmth and an element of luxury, through the layering of materials, textures and an array of furniture and fittings. Enoki was engaged to design a number of custom items, including a solid Walnut desk with inlaid leather, beautifully crafted by Gareth Brown. Refined detail was key throughout the building works, producing a highly polished result. Photography by Simon Vaughan.
Just over a week ago, 520 delegates made their way from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States, to Adelaide Oval for the annual CEFPI conference. CEFPI, Council of Educational Facility Planners International, is an organisation focused purely on educational facilities and in particular the relationship between designers, planners and educators. Alex participated as a delegate, as well as being a member of the Mayfield Project SA Chapter. The Mayfield Project is a research program for Young Professionals, coordinated through CEFPI Australasia. This year the SA Chapter focused on learning environments and how they affect/aid learning. These spaces are a crucial part of everyone’s lives and how these environments will develop in the coming decades will only be for the better.