Slow Beam — Hobart, Tasmania
Nestled within the rugged hills of West Hobart, Slow Beam is a hedonistic design-savvy passion project from couple Lauren Bamford and Keith Mason who saw an opportunity to champion Australian artistry.
Joining forces with Melbourne-based design practice Hearth Studio, they drew upon the linearity of Gio Ponti’s architecture for the building, which comprises two box-like charred-wood pavilions that both complements and contrasts the untamed bushland.
Interior cues from 1970s modernist design results in a playful retro-imbued space with a milieu of black-stained ply walls that provide a moody backdrop for a kaleidoscopic range of Australian-designed furniture and art. This includes an arresting painting by Melbourne artist Ali McCann in the bedroom, and, in the living room, Grant Featherston chairs that sit on a vibrant, geometric rug by Esther Stewart. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer bucolic views over Hobart, best enjoyed while imbibing on complimentary Knocklofty gin. §