Colour by numbers

Thursday, 9 June 2011

The Boyd Baker House was commissioned by mathematician Michael Baker and built in 1966 by one of Australia's most highly regarded architects, Robin Boyd.  The property features iconic mid-century collectibles in every room - including designs by Australian designer Grant Featherstone, as well as Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen and Eames, to name but a few - and the striking colourways all combine to create an attention-grabbing space.

Credits/Images:  Habitus Living

6 comments:

  1. Such a cool house. Although, in these shots it looks more like a furniture museum than the ground breaking piece of architecture that it was. Would be terrific fun to stay there for a weekend though, to fully appreciate it.

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  2. Blue Fruit: Agreed. And if you stayed for a week you could start to wear the furniture in - the chairs in the last two pics look as though they've been delivered from the showroom just in time for the photo shoot!

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  3. The walls make for a very earthy feel, especially the pattern the stones make.

    The room in the last picture is so elegant. The chairs and the wall together contrast with the flooring in consonance with the entire feel. More like in a design museuem.

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  4. Anil: Yes, the walls are quite beautiful aren't they - they provide a calming contrast to all those bright colours.

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  5. As soon as they legalise gay marriage in Australia, we're booked in! We'll re-cover that bloody Grant Featherstone while we're at it.

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  6. Flourish & Blume: Hope you get to book a room soon. Oh, and we missed the Grant Featherstone ... where is it?

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