Project: Paddington Residence

Paddington residence by Alena Smith Interior Design as Featured in Belle Australia (Magazine) 

Explore the exquisite Paddington Residence, showcased in this month's Belle Magazine, designed by Alena Smith Interior Design. A standout feature is the iconic Arkade chair designed in 1983 by Nanna Ditzel & ARV lounge chair, a creation of David Thulstrup for the esteemed Danish brand Brdr Kruger. 

Both crafted in certified solid fumed oak, the ARV chair exudes elegance with its hand-polished finish and is adorned with weaved paper cord. The natural wax oil treatment adds a touch of refinement, creating a harmonious blend of craftsmanship and design. 

Whilst the Arkade Chair exemplifies Ditzel’s signature of elegant geometries and fondness for soft circular shapes, expressed with recurring arches, hence the name Arkade, the Danish word for Arcade, and a nod to classic architecture.

Click here for more information in Brdr Kruger & ARV Lounge Chair and Arkade Dining Chair

Interior Design @alena_smith_interior_design
Builder @grosserconstructions
Photo @smartanson
Stylist @claredelmar

Bobe restaurant featuring Pan Wall Lamp

Welcome to BoBe Restaurant – Step into a historical place in the heart of Copenhagen, where every moment is a celebration of life and exquisite taste. This unique culinary haven was meticulously designed to transport you to a world where culture and beauty seamlessly blend. As you step through the restaurant, you'll be greeted by the soft glow of multiple PAN Wall Lamps that gracefully frame the dining area with a contemporary design.

PAN WALL 50 and 95 were carefully selected for their aesthetic appeal, adding an extra layer of charm to the dining experience. These lamps emit ambient upward lighting that illuminates the exposed aluminium surface while leaving a beautiful light pattern on the wall, paired with an intimate downlight. Each meal becomes a symphony of flavors, accentuated by the subtle play of light from PAN.

Visit BoBe Restaurant at Gråbrødretorv 11, Copenhagen.

PAN WALL 50 and 95 are designed by Bent Karlby in 1970. Explore the series here.

Welcome Halycon Lake to our Surry Hills showroom

Welcome to Halcyon Lake: Where Rugs and Artistry Unite

For the very first time, Halcyon Lake proudly presents a handpicked selection of exquisite rugs, elegantly complemented by Fred's distinctive Scandinavian furniture and lighting collections, all on display in our Surry Hills showroom.

Established in 1984, Halcyon Lake, a Melbourne-based enterprise, is renowned for sourcing and creating handcrafted rugs and carpets from across the globe. Their journey in the industry has been marked by a commitment to unique, top-tier designs, underpinned by a contemporary and forward-thinking philosophy. Each of their products is meticulously crafted using traditional methods and natural materials, culminating in sustainable pieces that pay homage to the artistry of rug making.

Unveiling The Chromatic Collection

The latest offering, The Chromatic Collection, is a testament to the beauty of time-honored techniques from Central Anatolia, Turkey. This collection introduces four designs that reimagine classic border and check patterns, infusing them with subtle tonal nuances, intricate detailing, and our signature flat woven edge. Meticulously woven, each rug undergoes an extensive seven-step washing process, revealing the natural sheen and variegation of the wool. The Chromatic Rug Collection perfectly captures the fusion of simplicity and craftsmanship, encapsulating the essence of dedication and artistry that goes into each rug.

'The Chromatic Collection, although understated in appearance, is the result of a meticulous development process. From concept inception to initial sampling and the intricate process of color refinement, these handcrafted rugs embody a quiet elegance. Inspired by nature, the curated color palette offers rich and earthy tones that enhance any space without overpowering it.'

  • Chromatic: In stock in 4 sizes & 19 colours
  • Chromatic Check: In stock in 5 colorways
  • Chromatic Duo 1: In stock in 4 colorways

    Custom orders available in up to 19 colors, with lead times of approximately 16 - 18 weeks.


Meet Beat Basics

Hailing from Germany, our expert rug maker has been crafting by hand since 1840. From shearing to the finished product, we maintain rigorous quality control, ensuring the use of the finest raw materials and the highest weaving standards. By employing pure New Zealand wool, we strive to refine our crafting process to minimize environmental impact. The result is a meticulously crafted, textural rug that's durable and easy to maintain. Each piece is woven by hand in Morocco and boasts reversibility, allowing for extended wear.

  • In stock in 5 colors
  • Available in 250 x 350 cm and 300 x 400 cm

We eagerly await your visit to our Surry Hills showroom, where you can experience the captivating charm of these exceptional collections firsthand.

Fred Events: Surry Hills Walking Tour

Last month, Fred Events hosted over 80+ designers at the annual Surry Hills Design Walking Tour. Showcasing new collections from our furniture and lighting brands, introduced our art collection 'The Art Space by Fred,' and, for the first time, welcomed our favourites @halcyonlake to present The Chromatic Collection of rugs, which are now proudly displayed on the floor of our Surry Hills showroom full time!

A huge thanks to our fellow fabulous Surry Hills neighbours who made the event so special: Royal Oak Floors, The Green Room, K5furniture and Est Lighting. 

Thanks to all those who attended, and a special mention to Halcyon Lake; we are thrilled you are a part of our Sydney community. If you want to take part in the next Surry Hills Design Walking Tour sign up to our newsletter! Link in bio

Photography @millymead