The 50th Issue


EST MAGAZINE ISSUE 50 | Celebrating 50 

Welcome to our 50th issue. It’s a milestone moment for our team and the magazine, as est has always been a leader in the digital publishing space. To celebrate, we’ve asked Australian architects Kennedy Nolan and interior designer David Flack to join an international lineup of 10 architects and designers in naming their five era-defining products. This definitive edit of 50 products captures our enduring reverence for Australian design with a global lens across design disciplines.

As with every September issue, we explore exceptional living within the fabric of existing buildings – this time in Belgium, France and the US. We enter a 16th-century Belgian estate painstakingly restored over four years and see the transformation of ‘Calin’ – three secluded guesthouses in Provence’s rolling vineyards. We’re also granted access to an architecturally-significant home-turned-exhibition-space in Palm Springs paying tribute to the city’s iconic desert modernist movement.

Closer to home, we’re invited inside architect Ed Glenn and interior designer Edwina Glenn’s converted hotel – now an intimate family residence in one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs. Our Australian home stories extend beyond the written word and into film as we experience an 1860s homestead overlooking Port Phillip Bay reimagined by interior design studio Mim Design and Neil Architecture.

Our foray into film continues with UK designer John Pawson taking us on a personal walkthrough of his ‘Home Farm’ in the Cotswolds, while at the same time, our podcast This Much I Know hosted by Karen McCartney takes us into architect John Wardle’s Melbourne home to understand his approach to preservation and materiality.

Following our on-the-ground coverage earlier this month, we share 10 highlights from Maison & Objet and Paris Design Week, revealing our constant search for inspiration and ideas – the undercurrent to every digital issue of est magazine.

– Sophie Lewis, editor

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