In profile: Alias
Since its beginnings in 1979, Italian furniture brand Alias has forged a reputation for sleek, refined industrial design driven by material and production innovations.
Book Review: Alexander Girard
This book on the life and work of Alexander Girard explores the designer’s love for colour and pattern, and reveals the obsessive design mind of this significant figure of mid-20th century American design.
Profile: Georgia Nowak
From architectural practice in Sweden to development work in Ethiopia to sculpture at the VCA, Georgia Nowak’s career has taken an itinerant trajectory. But while geographically dispersed, her practice’s focus has been consistent: the creation of human-centred space.
Letter from Tokyo
One year on from the March 11 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Christian Dimmer asks: Is it possible for post-traumatic Japan to overcome institutionalised problems with infrastructure and architecture in order to become more ‘resilient’?
Under the guidance of ‘garbage warrior’ Mike Reynolds, Earthship Biotecture is a radical, and often experimental, approach to sustainable design. Jo Leeder headed to the Earthship Biotecture seminar in Melbourne to learn more about Reynolds and his vision for self-sufficient housing.
Swinburne’s Design Factory
As Swinburne University looks to the design education of Helsinki’s Aalto University, Dean of Design, Ken Friedman, makes a concerted effort with his department not to mimic the ‘living lab’ but rather to create awareness of a new path in design.
We meet the team behind Broadsheet, a new breed of street press celebrating Melbourne and Sydney’s hospitality, retail and fashion venues and their creative collaborations with local designers.
Inside magazine 70: Working for Solutions
As savvy employers realise that ‘happy’ offices make for happy employees, is it any wonder that today’s newly designed work spaces are a marvel within themselves? This issue showcases some outstanding examples of new work spaces and discusses issues relevant to finding better workplace design solutions.