Born in the midst of the global financial crisis, VAV Architects is made up of three practitioners, Daria Leikina, Darragh Breathnach and Pablo Bolinches Vidal, based respectively in Australia, Ireland and Portugal. Their mutual love of architecture and passion for follies and interventions is what drives the practice forward.
Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch are young furniture designers based in Melbourne. Through their company Dowel Jones they are crafting beautifully made products that push the boundaries of design innovation and sustain the environment.
HASSELL Sydney Studio
Taking a Heritage building with an excellent architectural pedigree into a new iteration has been achieved with grace and grandeur thanks to HASSELL Sydney studio’s feel for volume and a reductive palette.
Representing a new breed of inner city developments, Paramount House has emerged as one of Sydney’s most authentic and highly adaptable mix-use projects.
Phoenix from the flames: Rarely can this term be used without denoting a metaphor, and while A. Baker quite literally has come from flames, it is also a metaphor for an emerging spirit of design in our nation’s capital.
A Spaniard in Milan
Born in Oviedo, Spa in in 1961 Patricia Urquiola is an architect , a student of Achille Castiglioni and an exceptional designer. When recently in Sydney to celebrate Space’s 20th birthday and the launch of the new range for Kartell, she spoke with Gillian Serisier.
When beauty and sophistication come together in a project the designer has achieved the brief. Miriam Fanning and Lauren Foy of Mim Design have done just this with a perfect marriage of style, substance and complexity in their design for the Little Group offices.
Breeding chairs of the future
Designer Jan Habraken’s Chairgenics project revolves around ‘breeding’ the ideal chair by applying the principles of genetic engineering to design inanimate objects.
Contemporary designs from Rouse Phillips
Sydney-based textile company Rouse Phillips’ latest range of products includes hand-painted fabrics in bespoke designs and a series of kilims and hand knotted rugs.
Zhou Zhou Bar, South Yarra
The interiors of this Chapel Street bar have been created by Hecker Guthrie and the design is all Shanghai with deference to one of the city’s most famous area, The Bund.