“Why would you want wood to look uniform?” asks innovative furniture maker Sebastian Cox, collaborating with emerging sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon to create an architectural sculpture that challenges preconceived limitations of timber usage.
We catch up with inaugural AFDA winner Seaton McKeon during his visit to Melbourne, after his first meeting with Tony Russell, brand director at Stylecraft, to discuss their upcoming collaboration.
The Invisible Store of Happiness
Touch wood: an insight into timber
Nothing accrues a beautiful patina in the way a timber surface can. While the warmth, durability and availability that has made timber such a popular construction material persist, advances in materials technology have seen some savvy suppliers exploring new ways of using timber in contemporary interiors.
Retail therapy: Q+A with Design Clarity
We chat with managing director Kristina Hetherington about the role of design in a constantly evolving industry and the present and future of the company.
Potts Point Pied-À-Terre by Arent&Pyke
Arent&Pyke discuss their Potts Point pied-à-terre, an indulgent home resplendent with colour, texture, detail and form.
Is there a consistent connection between the silently beautiful but bold Nordic architectural design gestures, and the way in which the mind can be freed to creatively innovate? ADR contributor Bronwyn Marshall unpacks the enduring appeal of Nordic design.
Technē Architecture + Design
Always moving forward and never resting on its laurels, Technē Architecture + Design has made a name for itself designing beautiful projects that showcase the practice’s talent, imagination and integrity.
Interconnected design: Q+A with Adele Bates Design
As a relatively new design studio, Melbourne-based company Adele Bates Design has developed a varied portfolio, covering projects that range from multi residential, workspace, single residential and even branding. We speak with director Adele Bates about how her passion for all things design has steered her boutique full-service company to success.