Getting to know IDEA 2020 Emerging Designer finalist Ricci Bloch

We catch up with Ricci Bloch, a finalist for the IDEA 2020 Emerging Designer of the Year award. The Sydney architect has four years under her belt in her own practice and and 13 years in the industry creating beautiful, holistic spaces that weave together elements of architecture, interiors and landscape. Her two shortlisted IDEA […]

Getting to know IDEA 2020 Emerging Designer finalist Lawless & Meyerson

We catch up with Jo Lawless, one half of Lawless & Meyerson, a finalist for the IDEA 2020 Emerging Designer of the Year award. The Sydney interior design studio that started as a wing of Brian Meyerson’s architecture practice, MHNDU, blossomed into its own fully fledged brand in 2015. Today, it’s best known for its […]

Bates Smart takes holistic approach with hospital wing

Bates Smart has designed the Gandel Wing of the Cabrini Malvern private hospital with a focus on creating spaces that “encourage healing”. Unveiled in Melbourne late last year, the $120 million new wing combines state-of-the-art treatment and the latest technology, transforming the hospital into a welcoming and human centric environment. The new wing accommodates patients […]

Five projects from IDEA Designer of the Year finalist GOLDEN

GOLDEN’s reductionist approach to expressive interiors demonstrates an intuitive understanding of the impact physical environments have on our well-being, earning the studio a much deserved spot as a finalist in the IDEA 2020 Designer of the Year category. Raised in the SJB school of interior design under the inimitable Andrew Parr, directors Kylie Dorotic and […]

Lawless & Meyerson strips back Heritage building for new office

Lawless & Meyerson stripped back to “reveal the beauty and scars” of the existing building fabric in its new office in Sydney. Located in the former Wilsons Steam Laundry in a Heritage-listed warehouse in the heart of Surry Hills, the space spans two levels and is shared by the studio and architecture firm MHNDU. When […]

PTID creates office without boundaries for Stockland

PTID has given the new Stockland office in Melbourne’s Rialto Tower an open layout to better reflect the “egalitarian Australian urban community.” “The new workplace aptly branded ‘Evolve’ was an opportunity to reimagine a new way of working,” explains the practice. “The open layout without boundaries or borders provides a diverse landscape of activity settings […]

“Australian designers are leaders in the global field” say IDEA 2020 jury

In the coming weeks, our seven superstar judges will get together virtually to select the winners of IDEA 2020. It’ll be a jury day like no other. Instead of meeting in person, our jury will be beaming in from their homes and offices throughout the country. But the consistency and rigour of our judging process […]

IDEA 2020 Workplace Under 1000sqm category announced

The shortlist for the IDEA 2020 Workplace under 1000sqm category has been revealed today. The shortlisted projects for each category are listed below in a dedicated video and featured on the IDEA website where you can find more images and information about each project. Shortlisted projects were selected by our editorial team. A further round of judging by our […]

IDEA 2020 Object – Furniture and Lighting (Professional) and Sustainability shortlists announced

The shortlist for the IDEA 2020 Object – Furniture and Lighting (Professional) and Sustainability categories have been announced. The shortlisted projects for each category are listed below in a dedicated video and featured on the IDEA website where you can find more images and information about each project. The Residential Multi, Colour, Retail, Object – Furniture and Lighting (Rising), […]

IDEA 2020 Designer of the Year finalists

The shortlist for the IDEA 2020 Designers of the Year have been announced, recognising the incredible contribution of seven amazing practices. The shortlisted designers are listed below in a dedicated video and featured on the IDEA website where you can find more information about each. The shortlist of designers were selected by our editorial team. A further round […]

IDEA 2020 Hospitality and Institutional shortlists announced

The shortlist for the IDEA 2020 Hospitality and Institutional categories have been announced. The shortlisted projects for each category are listed below in a dedicated video and featured on the IDEA website where you can find more images and information about each project. Shortlisted projects were selected by our editorial team. A further round of judging by our jury […]