Design Intelligence

EST MAGAZINE ISSUE 43 | Design Intelligence

Welcome to 2022. To kick off the New Year, we’re paying tribute to those with design in their DNA, profiling leaders and innovators and the unique contributions they make to our world.

We’re recharging our creativity through the cross-pollination of ideas in art, fashion, furniture, architecture and design, recognising how each discipline informs the other, shaping how we live today.

Design luminary Kelly Wearstler offers a personal glimpse at this convergence in her case study Beverly Hills home – her self-described ‘laboratory’. At the same time, we tease out the work of three leading multi-disciplinary designers and how their ingenuity translates from furniture to couture.

We head to Paris to explore the synergy between Belgian architect Nicolas Schuybroek and BA&SH founder Barbara Boccara in her own home, while in Sydney’s Balmain, we see interior designer Nina Maya’s background in textiles at Italy’s Grazia Bagnaresi present through a layered, artisanal approach. Further abroad, New York-based designer Giancarlo Valle expresses his penchant for bold and bespoke spaces in a Soho townhouse.

We find out where our esteemed 10 Australian and international Design Visionaries experience exceptional design in 2022 and in turn, what makes them tick. Architect Kerstin Thompson, one of Australia’s esteemed 10 attests, “ultimately, exceptional design should be for and about the everyday.”

Looking to the future, we forecast 10 pieces across furniture, lighting and accessories you should know about this year, just as our Detail pages manifest our appreciation for design curiosity and collaboration.

– Sophie Lewis, managing editor

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