Blainey North & Associates is a global design firm specializing in interior architecture and the design of luxury environments for five and six-star hotels, exclusive residences, and bespoke commercial and retail projects in Australia and around the world. Stay with us and discover more about these incredible projects!
Representing a chivalric age of glamour and power, Blainey North‘s idea of a golden chamber was explored within the creation of a three-story private residence in Sydney. Integrating light in both the architectural and interior elements, an illusionary effect of infinite space was created, composing bold reflections into sculptural and built forms, magnetizing endless lines, shadows, and texture.
Subverting traditional yacht design, the 54-meter Baglietto Superyacht, Mischief, was reimagined breaking down the historical conventions of maritime interiors. Gone are the traditional navy hues, and instead are replaced with a dramatic Yves Klein ultramarine blue. Blainey North shrouded the austere Asian timber interior in white lacquer and marble, creating a new canvas for the color scheme.
The Crown Towers Villa, Melbourne, is a new level in crafted, luxurious hospitality. The vast space floats above the city, occupying the top floor of Australia’s only 6-star hotel. With contemporary materiality woven together with traditional references, the interior is entirely bespoke from the smallest detail to the largest gesture.
Decode + Deconstruction
Infusing philosophies of the Dutch De Stijl movement and one of its prime thinkers, artist Piet Mondrian, Blainey North drew a preference for the abstraction of form and color, straight lines, and clear definitions of space and applied in a new way.
The New Thermae
In order to look to the future, it is sometimes necessary to explore the past. Blainey North researched the origins of spa culture in general, and Roman bathhouses in particular, where the planning is a series of axis adjoining circular areas as points of connection in order to create an interactive space.
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La Section D’or
Like the French artists of that time, the interior was planned, using the pure mathematical system of the Section D’or, crafting the space in a grid formation through a matrix of timber and bronze frames. The restaurant aims to imbue the sense of nostalgia of an old French bistro, whilst feeling absolutely contemporary in its detailing.
The Revy in Sydney was originally designed by Government Architect Walter Liberty Vernon in 1912 and had served the Royal Australian Navy for close to 100 years. As such the approach required respect for this measured, majestic building alongside a level of ingenuity to retain the character of the building while providing a series of luxurious living spaces.
Tonalities of Light
With a brief to create a warm family residence, The Blainey North team experimented with the tonalities of natural light to create a sophisticated chic new aesthetic. Simplistic in its essence, the new interior layer added to contemporary design.
Through bisecting the space with a colonnaded walkway, with large-scale pivoting room dividers, stepped columns, and a tiered bulkhead, the broad gestures of repetition define the space. Blainey North lit these sections carefully to enhance their three-dimensional qualities and intensify their natural shadowing.
For a public relations practice, with an emphasis on the intersections of fashion, new technologies, and contemporary luxury, Blainey North developed a strong visual language through a rich material palette and manipulation of space.