It’s like somewhere from another world. A home that frames the landscape around it, changing its mood with the seasons. It feels calm when the sea is soothing and smooth, violent when the weather turns and the waves crash against the rocks.
This was the setting for the Rhodes & Beckett SS16 Campaign shoot, chosen by revered Australian photographer, Jennifer Stenglein. The personal home of Architect Robin Williams, Villa Marittima on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, captures the essence of the season for Rhodes & Beckett and frames our design. It’s striking and architectural - minimalism defined - cutting away all of the clutter and focusing on shape and form. It draws its warmth from the people inside it, finds its mood from the natural world it inhabits, and fills its spaces with fresh colour each and every morning and with every passing cloud.
It was the perfect setting for the Rhodes & Beckett SS16 launch, because its neutrality allows the pieces in the collection to take centre stage. Since it was built in 2014, the home of Williams has garnered much national and international acclaim for its design. In 2015, it was awarded the National Architecture Awards’ gong for People’s Choice. Of the 11 finalists, the people decided that this house was the most captivating designed and built in Australia for the year. The project also won the Residential Architecture Award – Houses (New), at the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards, and a commendation at the 2015 Houses Awards for the New House over 200 m² category.
You can see in the campaign images from Jennifer the way the house transforms. Our season is varied and diverse, with suits of cobalt and deep navy, stark whites and concrete grey. When the outfits change to colour the tone brightens and change the space. You see the images come to life when the seasons colours blend with the colours around the pool, picking up the feminine jewel tones, crisp white cottons, and off whites with pops of lilac and bold purple.
Villa Marittima: Robin Williams Architect (robinwilliamsarchitect.com)
Photographer: Dean Bradley (deanbradley.co)