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Home Living : August 14th 2012
REFASHIONED FURNITURE COVERED IN ARTISTIC GLORY VINTAGE TIMBER PIECES DRESSED IN WALLPAPER Susan Redman Now you see it, now you don't . . . Art Pratique's wallpapered Aldwych dresser. Details: artpratique.com.au ATTRACTED by vividly coloured and patterned furniture, fairgoers at this year's Sydney Designex were enthralled by a new concept in decorative detailing -- wall- papered furniture. Radford Furnishings and Art Pratique have teamed up to produce spectacular pieces of cabinetry, decorated in all-over geometrics and floral patterns. With wallpapers supplied by Radford, Art Pratique, a new business launched at the fair, covers vintage furniture with stunning papers, finishing them off with a lacquer sealant. The idea looks even more astonishing when applied to common, conventional, pieces. Project director Mr Gary Stanley and creative director Ms Beancaa Chan are partners in the business. ''We have com- bined Gary's practical experi- ence with my interior design background,'' Ms Chan said. At prices for already-papered pieces starting from $1500, the service isn't cheap, but com- pared with other pieces of furniture on the market it is wonderful value for money. After all, each piece is a one- off, hand-papered piece. Art Pratique will paper cus- tomer's furniture, too. As a guide, Ms Chan said to expect the price to start from $800. ''There are lots of factors determining the cost of the finish, such as the size of the furniture supplied, the amount of detail, the preparation re- quired, any repair work and the cost of the wallpaper chosen for the job,'' she said. Ms Chan and Mr Stanley were clearly pleased with the overwhelming response their furniture received at Designex. ''We've had commercial in- quiries from hotels, and many more from retail design outlets wanting immediate stock,'' Ms Chan said. ''We are currently working with furniture-makers to re- lease our own range of furni- ture in the future.'' Ms Chan believes her furni- ture is a perfect design solution for dull alcoves in rented prem- ises, hospitality and office spaces. It also provides a spec- tacular focus in the home. ''Wallpapered furniture has virtually never been done be- fore,'' she said. ''There is an amazing array of wallpaper designs, which on their own are brilliant, but when applied to furniture, the effect is spectacular. ''Our service guarantees that virtually no two pieces are alike. Most people look at our furniture in amazement, and can't believe it's wallpapered.'' Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5
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