Boyd Blue Blog

  • Boyd Blue Events

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Despite the Winter weather, creative people need stimulation and inspiration and Boyd Blue events offer just that - making it worth venturing into town for.


    Events are an opportunity to network with other interior design professionals and be inspired by the latest products or techniques for upcoming projects.


    In the coming months, we have a number of events including Custom Rug Workshops where you can learn about this highly skilled craft, design possibilities and what goes into creating high quality finishes.


    Custom rug workshops will be held in Melbourne 20th June 10:30-11:30am, Brisbane 21st June 11-12pm and in Sydney 22nd June 12-1pm – refreshments will be provided.


    Other dates for the diary include Boyd Artwork Launch to be held on 27th June at 2pm. We welcome you to come along for the unveiling and help us celebrate these new arrivals in our Melbourne Showroom.


    You can catch the Designer Boys at Décor and Design in Melbourne 20th-23rd July showing off some new additions to their collection of artworks.


    In August 7-11th we have a visit from international speaker, Ross Hamilton Englisbe, Founder and General Manager of Hamilton Conte which is very exciting. More news about these upcoming events in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland coming soon.


    These events are strictly for design professionals only and RSVPs are essential. 


    To express your interest in these events, email our showrooms: Brisbane: Sales@BoydBlue.Com, Sydney: SalesNSW@BoydBlue.Com and Melbourne SalesVIC@BoydBlue.Com we look forward to seeing you. 




  • A New Look for Arteriors at High Point 2016

    Thursday, November 03, 2016


    This year at High Point Market, Arteriors demonstrated how transitional the Arteriors collection can be by creating an urban glamour look with a pink vibe with their guest designer Windsor Smith.


    Arteriors have added another 240+ new products to their Fall 2016 Collection.

    Here are some images from the Arteriors High Point Market 2016  







  • Hamilton Conte Preview 2017 Collection at Maison Objet

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    In avant-première of its 2017 visual image, Hamilton Conte have shared 
    a few of their latest products at the September Maison & Objet Paris.

    Hamilton Conte’s creations are typically inspired by 20th century 
    lines and particularly by the 1970s. 

    For the September presentations at Maison & Objet Paris, 
    the brand has brought in elements of the Art Deco and Orientalist movements. 
    The fluid lines of their products combine with more geometric and
    decidedly Art Deco elements, as well as the exotic. 

    The PEACOCK GATE of the City Palace of Jaipur in India served notably 
    as inspiration for the patterns and colours of the textiles used.

    Finally, the brand has departed from its more 
    traditionally neutral canvas to integrate high colour. 

    The presentation spaces at Maison & Objet were also completely renewed 
    with Art Deco-inspired dividers as well as a totally new layout.

    “As in each Maison & Objet presentation, 
    I try to show the Hamilton Conte brand and its product range from another angle. 
    This time, I was inspired by this door in India, 
    which I found both joyous and atypical. 
    That allowed me both to bring together different styles and also to play with colours
    - blue and green being my special favourites for quite some time.
    My challenge was to find some sort of harmony in this diverse palette 
    as well as to add in touches of orange,”
    Fabian Pellegrinet Conte,  Artistic Director of the brand.


    A sneak peak of the stunning new 2017 collection from Hamilton Conte... 



     

     

    Click to enquire about this luxurious brand. 

  • Our Head Office & Warehouse are Relocating

    Friday, September 09, 2016

     
    We are excited to announce that we are moving our operations to a new 4000 sqm site in Ormeau QLD, combining all administration and warehouse in a centralised location.
     
    This relocation will position us to deliver you, our valued clients an improved after sales delivery service with the larger premises enabling more efficient quality control on orders and a streamlined delivery process with all items being despatched from a single warehouse location, considerably reducing delivery times for in-stock items.

    Our new headquarters’ address is 15 Blanck Street, Ormeau, QLD, 4208; and the new contact number is (07) 5549 0722. 
    The relocation has also presented us with the opportunity to repurpose our existing Ashmore premises. We are thrilled to re-establish an inspiring trade showroom that will open on 15 September, giving local designers exclusive access to our collections on the Gold Coast again. 

    We are also opening a clearance outlet to the general public from 23 September, where end-of-line and floor stock will be available for purchase. We are offering our trade clients, exclusive access to the clearance outlet for one week, before opening to the public. This is an exciting opportunity that will enable us to move on end of line ranges allowing us to further expand our current range of in demand collections.

    The trade showroom and clearance outlet will be open 8:30am - 5:00pm weekdays. The existing office number for Ashmore, (07) 5527 0899, will be retained for use by the showroom and outlet.

    Your ongoing support and patience is appreciated whilst we make this transition. It is an exciting milestone in the Boyd Blue story and one that positions us well for the future.

    Yours sincerely,
    Shelley and the team 

  • Boyd Blue Introduces Two Prestigious New Brands

    Tuesday, September 06, 2016


    The Hamilton Conte and Box Living brands are coming soon to Boyd Blue, as part of our new Platinum Collection. 

    Sharing in our devotion for artisanal production and attention to detail, we can't wait to introduce you to these stunning collections. 


    H A M I L T O N  C O N T E  P A R I S

    Hamilton Conte Paris is a furniture and home accessories brand that draws inspiration from directors Ross and Fabien’s diverse cultural backgrounds and complementary talents.

    Combining pragmatism and passionate creativity, Hamilton Conte Paris approach their craft with originality and warmth. Sharing in our devotion for artisanal production and attention to detail, their artistic approach takes inspiration from a variety of styles and cultures.

     Each creation reflects a passion for storytelling, merging design movements from the 1950s and 1970s, the Americas and Scandinavia, and adding a touch of Parisian f lair.



    B O X  L I V I N G

    Combining exotic design influences, technology and heritage hand-crafting techniques, design and craftsmanship have come together to create furniture and décor of the highest caliber. These are pieces you will find nowhere else. They are the result of the vision and passion of two extraordinarily talented architects and designers – Maya and Marcel . 

    All pieces are produced to meticulous quality standards, using only top-grade materials and heirloom craftsmanship in carving, weaving and assembly. 

    Focusing on Box Living's Galeri Collection, we are excited to bring this timeless, bespoke collection to our clients whom only the very best will do.



  • Introducing our new Boyd Blue collections...

    Monday, August 08, 2016

    With the release of our exciting new catalogue only weeks away, we would like to share an insight into the Boyd Blue product range and introduce our THREE new collections.


    The use of natural materials and traditional craftsmanship are our inspiration and is at the core of everything we do.


    We have dedicated ourselves to promoting and preserving the art of fine craftsmanship. Handmade is a global craft and our goal is to work with the best artisans we can, travelling the globe with a passion for designing and sourcing the best products in the world.


    Along with our love for handmade we have a desire for authenticity, we care for where our products are made, who makes them and where the materials are sourced. We care that they are made by people that need our business.


    The majority of products today are mass produced, we aim to support our artisans who grew up loving product and inherited a craft, a craft which is their life. The concept of making product by hand with the expertise that has been handed down from generation to generation is rare in our world, attention to detail is what you are getting.


    Our products are unique, there will always be the personality of the artisan that lives and breathes in the products they are manufacturing. All pieces are one of a kind, when you are working with artisans things don’t always come out perfectly as each artisan works in different ways.


    It's the marks made by the artisan’s hands which we believe to represent craftsmanship. What machines render perfectly an artisan renders imperfectly and it is this signature imperfection that renders each and every Boyd Blue piece.


    Introducing... BRONZE


    "Representing a love of craftsmanship "



    Inspired by unique one of a kind pieces this collection is defined by the materials and authentic craftsmanship specific to Jaipur India. Since the bygone era, Jaipur has been the home for innovative craftsmen. 


    Jaipur’s rich heritage and its unique colourful culture and traditions has quietly inspired the artists and craftsmen to make “art” that has been receiving appreciation from around the world.


    With an eclectic product range handmade using a mix of materials including hand beaten metals, embossed foil and hand carved mango wood and white marble, our bronze collection embodies the spirit of the artisan and offers a unique and inspiring range of entry level products.


    Introducing... SILVER


    ''Timeless glamour and modern elegance'' 




    This global collection is the outcome of a long history of craftsmanship. Craftsmanship in Indonesia is not only a matter of practicality and technicality; it is also a value, an ethos, and a commitment. It has been practiced and internalized in their culture as a driving factor to achieve excellence. 


    Indonesia specialises in its conscious use of materials and finishes, their craft is working with specialised materials including figured veneer with a smoked eucalyptus finish, rasotica brown marble and hand hammered copper. 


    The artisans who produce our Silver collection have a vision and love for design details, care and attention to detail is what you are getting.


    Inspired by timeless silhouettes and manufactured using traditional textured materials and fine detailing our Silver Collection is a homage to traditional Indonesian crafsmanship presented in a contemporary context. 



    Introducing... GOLD


    ''Meticulous craftsmanship, sophisticated designs and luxury finishes




    This sophisticated décor is manufactured in The Philippines and features well-tailored furniture made using a combination of the very best techniques in fine craftsmanship and authentic luxury finishes. 


    Showcasing unique and rare finds including products manufactured using laminated canvas and raffia, mock croc and lizard textured parchment, fine marquetry veneer and faux shagreen, our Gold Collection has a special niche. 


    These pieces are investment pieces that celebrate unique finishes and modern craftsmanship.


    A new collection will be launching on our website each week from Monday, 15 August. These exclusive products will be available to order on pre-sale. 

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  • Be Seduced and Inspired at DEN Fair 2016

    Friday, May 27, 2016



    DEN Fair is now one of the most influential events in the Australian design calendar, creating an unprecedented platform for the interior design industry. 

    An uncompromised reflection of the industry’s passion for design, aesthetics and originality, DEN Fair has been curated to seduce and surprise both visitors and exhibitors. 

    With a passion for supplying luxury living to the design trade, Lounge Designer Furniture are the perfect complement to the DEN Fair. 

    Following the release Lounge’s new Luxury Living product book and new look website, we invite you to join Lounge and members of the Boyd Blue team, as we launch their latest design release.

    VISIT LOUNGE @ STAND 610
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEN FAIR



    In celebration of the DEN Fair we have merchandised our Melbourne Showroom with new globally inspired and eclectic pieces. 

    We invite clients to an exclusive after hours preview of the refreshed showroom on Wednesday 1 June, Thursday 2 June, Friday 3 June

    Our Creative Director, Shelley Boyd will be hosting the evenings and would love to chat with you about her globetrotting adventures sourcing our beautiful collections. 

    We will be extending our trading hours until 7pm on these days, along with serving drinks and canapes. 

    Come along and be inspired by the beautiful new product on display, including some of the luxury pieces from Lounge Designer Furniture. 

     If you would like to attend our Melbourne Showroom exclusive previews, please RSVP to info@boydblue.com


  • Arteriors and Skyline Exhibit at Prestigious International Trade Shows

    Friday, May 06, 2016

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    Our internationally-renowned brands, Arteriors and Skyline Design, recently showcased their beautiful product at two of the most influential trade shows in the world: High Point Market and Salone del Mobile. 

    THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM ARTERIORS:

    Every year Arteriors exhibit at the bi-annual High Point Market events and showcase their inspiring new introductions for the season. 

    At the recent High Point Market in April, Arteriors launched their three BIG themes for Spring 2016: White & Gold, Silver Linings and Curves for Days. 



    In lieu of a guest designer at the Spring market, the showroom included the debut of ‘The Salon’. Featuring the Royalton Lamp, Lucia Chair, Connaught Bar Cart and Hugo Ottoman, among others, ‘The Salon’ showcased the understated elegance that embodies urban glamour.


    Gilded finishes, soft fabrics, and luxe marble collide to reveal a sumptuous palette that is formal and feminine. It’s luxurious, but totally livable. Layered, yet clean. These subtle paradoxes helped create a compelling space that displayed how transitional the Arteriors collection can be. 


    A simple search of #Arteriors on Instagram can give you a quick taste of the items that caught the eye of Market attendees – in particular the new Turner Sofa, along with the ‘Style Spotted’ Dallas Chandelier, Wade Lamp, Fitzgerald Accent Table. 


    THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM SKYLINE: 

    Skyline Design has just returned from exhibiting at one of the most important dates in the furniture industry, Salone del Mobile in Milan. 

    More than 30,000 people attended the trade show, where Skyline launched its new catalogue and exciting new product designs. 



    Commencing in January, Skyline have been on an international roadshow, showcasing its luxury outdoor furniture range and launching the exciting new catalogue. 

    Skyline has been on display at some of the most influential trade events across the globe, including: Maison Objet Paris, Valencia Fair, Bali Hospitality Show, Jakarta IFEX Show, CIFF Guangzhou in China, High Point Market, Las Vegas Hospitality Design Expo and Index Show in Dubai. 


     Some of the stunning new products launching at these trade events are the Geometric daybed designed by Belen Burguete and the Pob living set, a Noel Royo's design. 

    Keep an eye out for these pieces in the new catalogue coming soon! 




  • Exciting News from Lounge Designer Furniture

    Tuesday, April 05, 2016

    The team at Lounge Designer Furniture have been busy over the past few months and we are thrilled to share the exciting new developments.

     

    Lounge’s fabulous new website launched last month, and showcases the luxury and unique 2016 range. These distinctive products remain exclusively available to designers and stylists.

     

    One of the exciting new features of the  website is a beautiful portfolio of in situ photographs. Also found on the website are new product specification cards, a resourceful tool for the design trade.


     

    These product cards have been redesigned with the inclusion of line drawings for each combination and specification, to meet the needs of clients and and correlate with the Lounge price list.

     

    Lounge has also released a new Luxury Living product book that will arrive in our showrooms shortly.
    The Luxury Living book showcases the current 2016 core range, along with stunning photographs of the products in situ, and product sizing information. Product sizing can be found at the back of the book for quick referencing.


    The online version can be viewed now on the Lounge website here.

     

    This coming June, Lounge will also be showing at DEN Fair in Melbourne. Held over 2-4 June 2016, Lounge will be launching an exciting new product design at the event.  

    Click here to view the beautiful new Lounge Designer Furniture website.

     

  • Introducing the NEW 2016 Catalogue from the Designer Boys

    Thursday, March 03, 2016

     

    This month we are thrilled to launch the new catalogue from the Designer Boys and their biggest one yet!

     

    The new catalogue is all about giving clients a world-class offering of artworks and providing one of the biggest and most diverse collections of wholesale artworks available in the industry.

     

    The Boys have introduced hundreds of new artworks from their global family of artists, expanded their frame choices with gorgeous new mouldings and will now be offering an amazing range of gallery style canvases.

     

    Here are just a few of the new and exciting features in the 2016 Catalogue:

    1000+ new artworks
    Now offering 2200+ artworks
    New frame choices
    Gallery style canvas artworks
    Platinum collection of luxury art prints
    Unique collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has got bigger
    New partnership with Textile agency, Shibori
    Renowned artist Peter Arnold joins the family
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    Click to email our Brisbane or Sydney showroom to request a catalogue or enquire about the new art prints.

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