As many of us return to work this week, it’s an appropriate time of year to examine a realm often woefully lacking in design inspiration for the average desk-bound employee: the workplace interior.
Bespoke wallpaper, catwalk ready prints, custom-designed upholstery fabric – it’s all in a day’s work for Surface by Belinda Christie. Adrienne Hughes interviews the Australian designer for (inside).
Twelve times the impact for retailers with a social conscience
The innovative new Melbourne retail space gives community-minded spenders an opportunity to put their money behind socially and ecologically sustainable initiatives.
Scale Melbourne’s new Magic Mountain
With an eclectic fitout developed by architect Phillip Schemnitz, the appropriately vertiginous space works hard.
Thought-provoking offices as we head back to work in 2015
F2 Architecture awarded for design of exclusive Marais Melbourne retail project
F2 Architecture’s work resulted in a masterfully resolved project, with mirrored surfaces articulating the opulent glamour of the interior space.
Jarrod Lim and Hinika
Included in Melbourne Now, Australian-born furniture designer Jarrod Lim is making inroads in both the European and Asian markets. Co-editor Gillian Serisier caught up with Lim at SingaPlural.
The kitchen Mecca, EuroCucina, was back in full force for its turn this year as part of 2014’s Milan Furniture Fair. Annie Reid reports.
All Gussied Up
Acknowledging architectural and social history to imbue a classic Santa Monica Queen Anne with the nous of high art takes the multidisciplinary skill of California-based practice Rios Clementi Hale Studios.
Smart Design Studio’s ability to infuse a one-time nightspot with light-filled daytime aspirations reveals a particular elegance of touch.
Within a reduced material palette, Beatrix Rowe pursues a masculine interior of strength and warmth with just a little quirk. Gillian Serisier reviews the detailed interiors at Canterbury House.