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Michelle Phillips

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Designer (Furniture Design)

Member since August 14, 2007

  • IDEA Awards

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    Calling all entries for IDEA 08 - Open now. If your recent design project is innovative, resourceful and powerful, submit it to the IDEA Awards (inside) magazine will publish all short-listed submissions showing a contribution and a passion for design.

    Australian based entries only.

    (Closes on 5 August 2008)

  • Nett

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    NETT designed by ton haas Stacking / indoor / outdoor / 4leg / sled base

  • compressed waste vegetation

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    check out the new chairs from YAZZ, the IMPRINT chair is formed from compressed waste vegetation, comprising cellulose-fibres with the addition of bark, spruce or cocount.

    Winner of the Best of Neocon Innovation Award, Chicago, USA

  • Revolt Chair on a Stamp

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    The 'Revolt' Chair, created in 1953 by Friso Kramer for ahred, was considered revolutionary and now the chair has been selected by TNT post as one of the ten 'style icons' representing typically Dutch products, to be included on the series of stamps 'Tien voor Nederland 2007' (Ten for the netherlands 2007)

    More than just an icon, the chair, created in 1953 by Friso Framer, was considered revolutionary, bypassing the traditional tubular frame for a bent sheet steel frame. The name 'Revoult' actually came from this idea of revolution, a revolution in the design and materials selected and Ahrend (the company the chair was desgined for) has not looked back.

  • Hue Cues

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    Resene's 'The Range 2008' is a heady blend of colour options inspired by elements of fashion, nature, the economy and the world today. Timeless, vintage hues are freshened by fashion bolds in a quest for balance between old and new. Distinctions between home and work are blurring, creating a need for palettes sympathetic to both environments. Transition into new colour phases become slower as both out responsibility toward the globe and interest in sustainable materials, design and living, grow whilst texture is subdued, the light and dark elements within nature represented in the combination of metallics with woods.

    Website: Phone: 1800 738 383

  • Home to Work

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    With the Project Collection, B&B Italia have launched a completely new range, specifically tailored for commercial environments. Noticing that their home furniture was being used more and more in commercial environments, the company decided to build on that. Head of the Project Collection in Italy, Paul Stratham was recently in Australia to launch the collection at Space Furniture. He said "every product Jeffreny Bernett has designed for the home has been a tremendous product in the contract market so he was a ligical choice for the project collection.

  • Tide's coming in

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    Get ready for this years Design Tide - an exhibition and market for up-and-coming designers that happens each November as part of Tokyo design week.

  • Graphic Fusion

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    Laminex has teamed up with blueandbrown graphic design and Corporate Culture to create 'Connected with Level', a range of tables with a twist. Graphic designed table tops. Check them out at:

  • Juicy Fruit

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    It's time to say goodbye to winter greys and welcome colour back into the home! We're loving mellow yellow, tasty tangerine, over-the-top orange and every colour in between for its feelgood factor - and that's just for starters. Reminiscent of flowering blossoms and conjuring a mood of breezy spring weather, thsi colour palette is a winner on fresh and flirty fabrics and highlights the detail of rich textures to freat effect. Use these colours anywhere you need a instant spirit booster - it will look fantastic against white in kitchens and bathrooms. Punches of tangerine on cushions and throws give your living spaces a quick update, while investing in a beautiful lampshade with cast the season's hottest hue around your bedroom after dark.

  • Nineties' Minimalism

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

    Nineties' Minimalism gets an update this year as a deluge of products aimed at streamlining life breaks onto the sceme to enchance it. Like minimaliam, thsi design stance embraces simplicity. Thsi time around, the look is more sensual, with finishes such as timber and stone, and tactile finishes such as rubbed-back concrete walls and soap-finished wood grain defining the trend.

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design