The international set: Aussie design abroad
When it comes to Australians doing well overseas, mainstream thinking seems to stop at the mega-stardom of Marc Newson. The global product design sector is, however, alive with a swathe of Australian designers – as Gillian Serisier writes for inside.
Green divide: Joost Bakker on biophilic design
“I respect nature and never try to imitate it in my work, I believe we are human and all we can do is show nature the respect it deserves,” says Joost Bakker. The influential sustainable designer discusses the limitless potential of biophilic design and shares his latest project, a new vertical garden system for Schiavello.
Feel me, touch me: focus on fabrics
From the earliest days textiles have held a special place in the hearts and hands of artisans and consumers. Fabrics can evoke memories by touch, inspire design by texture and pattern, and create warmth and interest within a project, as Jan Henderson writes for inside.
COS and Daniel Emma hang in style
Continuing the brand’s active involvement with all fields of design, COS collaborated with local design pair Daniel Emma to create a three part installation inspired by the timeless COS white shirt.
Legal union: Castan Chambers
inside co-editor Jan Henderson witnesses a change of design guard in Melbourne’s legal precinct, at new chambers designed by fmd Architects with interior architecture by Gray Puksand.
Darlinghurst design: Bar Brosé
Defining inner city cool, Luchetti Krelle’s design for Darlinghurst venue Bar Brosé is as light as air.
EOOS collaborates with Carl Hansen & Søn
“For us it’s not about architecture, it’s more about the big social problems,” says Martin Bergmann from Austrian practice EOOS. inside co-editor Jan Henderson speaks with EOOS and Knud Erik Hansen of Carl Hansen & Søn about their collaboration, Embrace.
Susan Muldowney visits a Victorian terrace in inner-city Melbourne to discover a home with two faces by Dan Gayfer Design that makes the most of the spatial footprint below and the natural light from above.
Jin Kuramoto: designing a viewpoint
In the suburbs of Tokyo there is a designer quietly working his way to international prominence. inside co-editor Jan Henderson visited the studio of Jin Kuramoto to speak to the man who is challenging design boundaries.
Pacific lighthouse by SJB, Koichi Takada and PTW
Taking full advantage of the penthouse position overlooking Bondi Beach, the Pacific Lighthouse apartment by SJB, Koichi Takada and PTW posits ‘barefoot glamorous’ as a perfect inner city back mode.