With more than twenty years’ experience as a master glassmaker, artist and designer, Mark Douglass exhibits regularly and is represented by respected galleries in both Australia and Hong kong. He also produces lighting and interior products under the Mark Dougvlass Design brand. At Esplanade Brighton Mark responds to a request from the architects to create a highly individual glass object for every home. The tradition of using glass as a feature door handle stems from the venetians. Together, Wood Marsh and Mark Douglass have placed this idea within a new, contemporary context. Each resident chooses a hand blown glass door handle from this exclusive collection, produced exclusively by Mark in his Melbourne studio.
Artoz Rugs and Carpets is a small, design-driven custom rug and carpet manufacturing service. Spearheaded by Steve Clayton MA, the company has contributed to previous SC Land projects. Now, in collaboration with Wood Marsh, Artoz designed and manufactured wool carpets exclusively for Esplanade Brighton. Sumptuous to the touch, resilient and beautiful, these carpets use 100 per cent New Zealand wool. Steve personally oversaw the manufacture of the yarn before having it flown over to Melbourne. Unlike standard carpets, this Artoz-made product incorporates a highlight colour, providing a reflective quality unknown in wool. This means the carpets actually shimmer or change with the light, “like looking at the water at twilight”, as Steve describes it.
For residents and guests alike, the sense of arrival, the act of coming home, is significant. SC Land has commissioned architects, Wood Marsh, to add a truly personal signature to every home at Esplanade Brighton through the design and installation of a unique entry light. Hand crafted in marble and designed by Randal Marsh himself, the illuminated sculpture adorning each front door is a definitive artistic statement. Harmonising perfectly with the façade of this remarkable building and at one with the coastal surroundings, this unexpected touch expresses the Wood Marsh signature in a whole new light.
Within every residence at Esplanade Brighton is a kitchen equipped with the appliances and finishes required by the most demanding home chef. The induction cook-top, oven, steam oven and semi-integrated dishwasher provided as standard are from Gaggenau, the pioneering brand in this sector for more than 300 years. Induction involves a precise transfer of heat via a magnetic field, ensuring optimum use of energy and faster cooking times – just like gas. Since the diameter of a pot’s base is detected and only that precise area is heated, there is no loss of unused heat. Acknowledged as a leader in innovation, technology and design, these German-made appliances perform at a professional standard. Harnessing world-leading technologies, they have also been chosen for the health-giving benefits they offer. The Gaggenau collection is perfectly framed within a setting of stone bench tops and lacquered timber joinery.