Commissioned to transform a sparse architectural Caufield house into an inviting home for a young family, Nickolas Gurtler utilised a warm monochrome colour palette and layered raw textures with refined finishes throughout the contemporary home.
“A common thread in all our projects is the inclusion of pieces by local Australian artisans and makers – the talent that we have in this country, particularly when it comes to lighting is world class. We see lighting as the “jewellery” of a space, specifying pieces that exemplify this ideology is our signature.
For this project, the ABACUS pendant constellation was central to the concept – being that the dining space was surrounded by glass, we needed the luminaires to function as pieces of art as well as sources of illumination. The warmth of the aged brass and the rawness of the rough-hewn quartz crystals juxtaposed beautifully against the other elements that were sleek and angular. The quality of the light creates the perfect ambience when dining, with the crystals absorbing and diffusing the light in the space.” – Nickolas Gurtler