The December/January issue of inside magazine is out on newsstands now, showcasing all the winners of the 2023 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) and featuring interviews with the great minds working in interior design.
After 21 years of IDEA, we are never surprised by the calibre of Australian interior and product design, but we are always thrilled to hear the new ways designers are solving real-world problems to produce fitting outcomes for their clients.
The IDEA winners issue of inside is an opportunity to pick the brains of the winners and understand how a project went from a glimmer in their eyes to executed masterpieces.
This issue’s cover star is Somers House by Kennedy Nolan. Our overall project winner proved that accessibility doesn’t mean you need to compromise on aesthetics. It’s a wheelchair-friendly coastal beauty nestled among the eucalypts, with views for everyone.
inside speaks to Bates Smart about its pro-bono collaboration with Garner Davis Architects on Dandenong’s Refugee Resource Hub, which won this year’s Community Services award, and YSG about its waterfront stunner and winner of the IDEA Colour award – Black Diamond.
The winners edition also features profiles of Designer of the Year, Arent&Pyke, as well as Gold Medal winner, Adam Goodrum, and inside spends five minutes with furniture designer and 3D artist Locki Humphrey, the winner of the Object, Furniture & Lighting – Rising category.
But, as always, the winner’s issue of inside is not just about IDEA.
The magazine’s regular Discourse column asks ‘What is trauma-informed design?’ and seeks the answers from psychologists and architects alike.
Adam Haddow, director of SJB Architects Sydney, his husband Michael Combs and their Yorkshire terrier Eric take inside on a tour of their Surry Hills home, which was just named World Interior of the Year.
And let’s not forget the biophilic revolution currently sweeping the interior design world – Jane Rocca’s interview with punk petal maestro Azuma Makoto in his Tokyo workshop is a testament to the fusion of flower power and product design in interiors.
All this and more is available to read in your printed or digital copy of inside 118. Order your copy here or at selected newsagents.
Photography by Derek Swalwell.