Set in the new Surry Hills showroom of K5, the last of our Habitus House of the Year events kicked off with a riveting conversation, bringing together international guest Orhan Niksic (CEO of Zanat), esteemed gallerist Sally Dan-Cuthbert, and K5 CEO Erna Walsh to delve into the realm of collectible design.
The speakers shared what makes design border on art, highlighting how objects carry deep meanings and each recounted personal anecdotes about cherished chairs and artworks. It was a down-to-earth exploration of the intersection between functional design and artistic expression.
As the discussions unfolded, guests sipped on Four Pillars Gin that perfectly complemented an impressive spread of sumptuous food, adding to the buzz in the atmosphere.
The evening culminated with Habitus editor Aleesha Callahan revealing the winners of the 2023 Habitus House of the Year. It was a moment of recognition and celebration for the exceptional designs that had captured the essence of contemporary living.
It was a night where design took centre stage – from insightful panel discussions to the recognition of outstanding design achievements. A fitting finale to a year of exploration, creativity, and the celebration of design as a way to enhance life.