In profile: Scholten & Baijings
Minimal in form yet richly layered in colour, material and graphic pattern, the work of Dutch designers Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings spans textiles, furniture and ceramics. As recent collaborations demonstrate, the studio’s distinctive aesthetic is backed by a rigorous approach to research.
Interview: Robert McGauran
Australian Design Review speaks to Robert McGauran of McGauran Giannini Soon Architects about social and affordable housing.
Interview: Nonda Katsalidis
Australian Design Review speaks to Nonda Katsalidis of Fender Katsalidis Architects (FKA) about advancing the built environment through prefabrication methods.
Interview: Neil Durbach
Australian Design Review speaks to Neil Durbach, principal at Durbach Block Jaggers Architects, about Australian residential design.
In profile: Chris Hardy
Canberra-based industrial designer Chris Hardy’s clean and minimal aesthetic is driven by a rational approach to materials and an interest in finding surprise in the everyday.
The end of prefabrication
Chris Knapp reflects upon the series of utopian misfires in prefabrication’s evolution and asks why architects have not managed to capitalise effectively upon the platform.
London Design Festival
More than 300 events filled the program for this year’s eagerly anticipated London Design Festival. In addition to the big fairs such as Tent London, designjunction and the festival hub at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the city hummed as crowds spilled out from galleries, product launches and seminars. Inside correspondents, Rebecca Roke and Giovanna Dunmall, report on some of the highlights.
National Aboriginal Design Agency
Established in March 2012, the National Aboriginal Design Agency brokers partnerships between Aboriginal artists and local manufacturers to bring the narrative of Aboriginal art to the contemporary design industry. Leanne Amodeo spoke to founder and creative director, Alison Page, about the work of this burgeoning social enterprise.