Monday, 8 November 2010

Nicholas & Alistair

If the Nicholas & Alistair gallery had been open when I lived in Melbourne, I may never have left. Housed in a hundred-year-old building located near the banks of Melbourne's Yarra River is what can only be described as Australia's greatest collection of 20th century design.

The gallery is named after co-owners Nicholas Mesiano and Alistair Knight (of course) who spend much of the year travelling the globe sourcing pieces for the gallery. In fact they've recently returned from a 2 month buying expedition in Europe and the Americas. Lucky them!

The pair pride themselves on finding the more exceptional and unusual examples of design...and I have to say the list of designers whose pieces have graced the space reads like my favorites list: Gio Ponti, Osvaldo Borsani, Carlo Scarpa, Ico Parisi, Jacques Adnet, Guillerme and Chambron, Jules Leleu, William Haines and Paul Evans....and many more.

I'll definitely have to pay them a visit next time I'm back home...
















5 comments:

maison21 said...

lovin' it all!

mary said...

Wow, that completely white space is the perfect backdrop as is the wonderful lighting. The pieces are great and so sculptural. Great gallery.

red ticking said...

sooo elegant and classy... and i am happy to have found your blog! xx

design traveller said...

Great pieces... Vintage beauties :)

Katie said...

I really love those chairs! So unique. :)