Turning the tables

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Milé Trpkovski-designed homes could be considered a form of suburban art, which makes URBI very proud to have him as our principal design consultant. Milé talks interior design and material trends

Milé has had a close working association with the guys from URBI for a least decade. He was delighted that they approached him about designing a base for their Ceasarstone custom-made furniture.

“I’m genuinely excited about being involved in URBI. Home owners will be able to design bespoke furniture to perfectly match their home environment – it’s what I believe interior design has missed, until now.

“Most homes today are open plan, so the relationship between the kitchen, family and dining room is more direct than ever. URBI gives home-owners the opportunity to create a physical connection between the built-in joinery like the kitchen, with loose furniture like the dining table.

“URBI is using materials traditionally used in construction for furniture design, like powder-coated steel. It opens up a range of colours and other opportunities, further extending the relationship between furniture and buildings.”

Milé Trpkovski is Principal Architect of  in2, a Melbourne-based practice that designs some of Australia’s most cotemporary, high-end buildings and interiors. Milé cites the hard-wearing, scratch and stain resistance of Caesarstone® as a key feature, especially for dining and coffee tables. “When you’re dragging plates across the table, you can clearly see the advantage.”

In2 recently won the Building Designers Association of Victoria award for Best Residential Design New Houses over $1m for the White House Beaumauris. They are also finalists for the same project in the Bayside Built Environment and NABD (National Alliance of Building Designers) Awards

White House Beaumauris in bayside Melbourne].

“Featuring more natural products like stone in the home has almost become a benchmark. When you choose engineered stone from Caesarstone®, you’ll start designing with a range of unique properties. Given that Ceasarstone now offers 'organic' alternatives it is a very attractive option with great 'life' properties,” he said.