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Bland banned at Matt Blatt

Beatrice Smith

Autumn might be getting chilly, but that’s just more reason to stay inside, pour a cup of something hot and cuddle up in your favourite room.

If, however, that space is looking a little lacklustre, it could be time for a new addition. Whether you’re seeking a statement piece or ready to take the plunge and update a staple item, Matt Blatt’s ‘Bland is Banned’ promotion is worth a look.

Matt Blatt caused a stir when it came to Canberra in 2016 with their store a far cry from flat pack, and featuring replica items from iconic designers as well as a range of contemporary furniture. Soon enough, the brand’s reputation was firmly cemented as the place to find ‘that perfect piece’ as a must-visit for renovators and window shoppers alike.

Now, some of the Fyshwick store’s most iconic pieces are becoming that little bit more affordable as they launch their ‘Bland is Banned’ promotion*. Featuring items from across their entire range from beds to dining room tables, lamps to armchairs, prices have been reduced.

“At Matt Blatt, we’re working to ban bland in our capital,” says Fyshwick Showroom Manager Jason Egan. “We’ve loved becoming a go-to destination for the discerning design-lovers of Canberra over the past year. Canberrans seem drawn to the quirkiness of the Matt Blatt brand and the premium quality of our furniture pieces.

“We have over 100 products on sale as part of our Bland is Banned promotion and there really is something for absolutely everything, whether your aesthetic is Scandi, minimalist, bohemian, modern, mid-century…or just a little all over the place.”

To help you decide, we’ve curated a selection of pieces to suit every home. Warning: it may make you want to redecorate your whole house.

Minimal Modern

If your ideal home is so Instagrammable it hurts, you’ll find your ultimate flat lay kit at Matt Blatt. We’re talking marble, sleek lines and a monochrome palette.

(L-R) Replica Eero Saarinen Oval Tulip Dining Table in Marble, $1999, Cleveland Rectangle Dining Table, $297, Replica Eames Wire Chair, $38, Gleam Side Table, $595, Christian Rudolph-Christiansen Winner 3 Seater Sofa with Chaise, $1600.

MAD FOR MAD MEN

Get that mid-century modernist, Slim Aarons vibe in your home with these gorgeous retro pieces. Matt Blatt’s reputation for lovingly crafted replicas is second to none and gives you the ability to incorporate iconic design into your home at an affordable price.

(L-R) Replica George Nelson Ball Clock $60, Koppla Leather Swivel Armchair, $2450, Bakbo Entertainment Unit, $1017, Basix 3 Seater Sofa, $966.

NOTHING BUT NEUTRAL

Neutral textures like blonde wood fit in so many homes. Tropical modern? Tick. A touch of vintage? Tick. Scandi minimalism? Tick.

(L-R) Nissan Desk, $999, Benjamin Curved Plywood Stool, $46, Sean Dix Streamline Bedside Table, $358, Stockholm King Bed, $999.

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

As with all good design stores, Matt Blatt has its fair share of bold pieces for people wanting to make a statement. Need an eye-catching piece for your home? Look no further.

(L-R) Replica Jake Phipps Jeeves Pendant Platinum, $58, Abramo Desk, $1564, The Big Apple Velvet 3 Seater Sofa, $1795.

Check out the entire range of items on special online or visit the Matt Blatt Fyshwick store at 76 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick. They’re open from 9.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday – Friday, 9.30 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

*Sale runs until 3 April 2018.

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Beatrice Smith

Bea loves that her job as HerCanberra’s Online Editor involves eating, drinking and interviewing people - sometimes simultaneously. The master of HerCanberra’s publishing schedule, she’s usually found hunched over a huge calendar muttering to herself about content balance. Otherwise, you’ll find her at the movies or ordering a cheese board. More about the Author

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