Designed by David Caon in collaboration with Christopher Farr and Gregory Parkinson for the Wallpaper* Handmade Wellness + Wonder Exhibition, Salone del Mobile.

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Qantas brisbane chairmans lounge, 2018

The Qantas Chairmans Lounge in Brisbane was a three year labour of love. Designed in collaboration with Felice Carlino of Sumu Design, the Chairmans Lounge concept represents the highest echelon of lounge offered by Qantas. Membership is strictly at the invitation of Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce and this is reflected by the unmarked, brush brass entrance. Careful attention was paid to details and materials to ensure this lounge expressed a luxurious, mature and understated feel. Bespoke wool carpets, a hand-made palladiana floor and machined solid walnut feature as architectural details repeated throughout the space. Bespoke furniture was created by the BLOC factory in Melbourne especially for this space in order to ensure a consistent language throughout. The design in it's entirety represents attention to detail and careful creation of an atmosphere to reflect or relax prior to flight.

Designed in collaboration with Sumu Design

Photography by Lucas Muro

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Qantas PERTH TRANSIT lounge, 2018


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Qantas TablewarE, 2017

A lightweight set of tableware designed for Qantas Airways for use on aircraft and in lounges.
The collection is comprised of a 5 piece flatware set in brushed stainless steel, a 4-piece glassware set in lead and barium free crystal and a 16-piece crockery set in Bone China by Noritake.

Photography by Caon Design Office

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Qantas premium economy seat, 2017

The new Qantas premium economy seat, launching on the airline's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft has designed specifically for ultra-long haul travel. Developed in conjunction with Thompson Aerospace in the UK, this bespoke design includes custom laminates, leathers and fabrics created by Caon Design Office.

Photography by Tom Ferguson

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The BLOC system of modular furniture is a distillation of Caon's extensive experience devising award-winning aviation interiors. Just as aeroplane premium seating must do double time as support for long haul leisure and work activities, so too does the Bloc system facilitate long days spent in today’s deconstructed office environments. BLOC is manufactured in Australia and available through Living Edge.

Photography by Felix Forest  
Photography by Tom Ferguson


For sales inquiries, contact Living Edge 


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Qantas economy seat, 2017

The Qantas Economy seat for the company's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has been designed for ultra-long haul routes. Based on a featherlite Recaro seat, the studio worked closely with the iconic German manufacturer to develop refined levels of comfort and new features. Included exclusively in this version of the Recaro seat is a tablet holder, mood light, foot net and bespoke fabrics designed by Caon.

Photography by Tom Ferguson

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Darling point residence, 2016

A on going private commission to redevelop an apartment overlooking Sydney harbour

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Salon exterior photography by Esteban La Tessa

Salon exterior photography by Esteban La Tessa

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Qantas singapore lounge, 2013

The Qantas Singapore Lounge, designed in collaboration with Felice Carlino of Sumu Design, was the first lounge to explore the 'Premium' concept combining facilities for First and Business class passengers and set the brief for all new Qantas Lounges. The design referenced the streets of Singapore as a concept to inject a regional relevance to the feel of the environment. Caon Design office developed bespoke products for the majority of the furniture used throughout the lounge.

Designed in collaboration with Sumu Design

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Qantas Hong kong lounge, 2014

The Qantas Lounge in Hong Kong, designed in collaboration with Felice Carlino of Sumu Design, was the second design to incorporate the 'Premium' concept to service both First and Business Class passengers. The landscape of the city of Hong Kong formed the basis of the concept and influenced the selection of materials and colours. Black steel framework hides existing services and creates zones in an open space. Earthenware stone tiles reflect the vibrancy of the city while also paying homage to the extensive use of tiles to clad buildings in this bustling Asian hub. Aside from the creative direction of the interior design, Caon Design Office also designed most of the furniture deployed throughout the space.

Designed in collaboration with Sumu Design

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A small range of timber furniture designed for manufacture in New South Wales Australia. The Vignette table incorporates a glass top with a printed gradient interlayer and plays with opacity towards the seated user. The Ghillie, a timber chair designed as a graphical platform for applied finishes with softened shapes and configured in both dining and easy proportions.

Photography by Felix Forest 
Computer imagery by Caon Design Office


Contact Anomaly

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A design study undertaken in 2013 for a staggered configuration Business class seat

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impossible, industreal model ideas, 2003

Impossible jug was a design produced for the Model Ideas exhibition during Milan Salone Del Mobile, 2003. Model Ideas sought to introduce 3D printed samples as objects in their own right and the designers were encouraged to produce designs which couldn't be achieved by other means. 3D printing was a relatively new and inaccessible medium and post the exhibition many of the designs were put into limited production

Photography by Ilvio Gallo
Computer generated imagery by Caon Design Office

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