“In my opinion, Hay seems always to be creating a buzz, and this year at Milan was no different.” Following his trip to Salone del Mobile, Canberra-based furniture designer Chris Hardy gives his insight on the stand-out exhibitions and highlights this year.
“Public art can bring back intimacy”, says artist Elliat Rich. A look at recent and upcoming projects across the country yields myriad works that interact with the environment and the public in subtle and multi-stranded ways, facilitating a creative connect between people and their surrounds.
The future of hotels with Rosie Morley
“The perception of luxury has largely shifted, particularly in the Australian context.” Carr Design Group’s Rosie Morley discusses the contemporary shift in hotel design, and their current hotel project in Mornington Peninsula.
Hides to seek: the return of leather
In line with the resurfacing of timber and other natural materials in interior and furniture design, leather is on its way back and not always as you would expect. Stephen Todd looks at the ways the material is being used in product and interior design for MEZZANINE magazine.
Milan with Chris Hardy
Creating homes for intergenerational living
With open-plan living on the way out and our homes becoming hubs for multifunctional inter-generations, MEZZANINE magazine explores how the facilitation of privacy and social interaction inspires the decisions architects and designers make when forming the spaces we inhabit.
Trent Jansen in Milan
“I feel that we are in a very conservative cycle of design,” says Trent Jansen. The acclaimed designer touched down in Milan as part of the exhibition New Craft, with his Briggs Family Tea Service design on display as part of XX1 Triennale International.
Pushing boundaries with Manuelle Gautrand
Manuelle Gautrand is a French architect who creates buildings and interiors that push the boundaries of style and innovation. Inside magazine chats to Gautrand about the highlights of her 25-year career, throughout which she has created countless projects that embrace people and places.
St George’s Barangaroo branch receives 6 Star Green Star rating
St.George’s Barangaroo branch has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Interiors rating, becoming the first bank branch and the first retail fit-out in Australia to achieve the impressive rating.
Table talk with Nathan Day
Spending three days exploring the depths of north-western Tasmania with Nathan Day, Western Australia’s first formally accredited furniture-maker, is as much an education in timber as it is an eye-opening experience.
The rise of online shopping continues to present a challenge for brick-and-mortar stores, with architects and designers evolving the retail experience in attempts to engage hands-on, real life shopping.