In pictures: Design Nation’s anniversary roadshow

To celebrate 20 years and to introduce its new business name,  Cafe Culture + Insitu (now Design Nation) recently held a series of celebratory events in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. If you couldn’t make the event or want to check out a snap of yourself, have a scroll through the images below.

Jumpthegap design comp challenges young talents to plan the design of the future

The eighth edition of Roca’s International Design Competition jumpthegap is underway, offering a platform for international students and professionals of architecture and design under the age of 40 to show their talent by providing sustainable and innovative conceptual solutions for the bathroom space of the future. Jumpthegap proposes young designers and architects to think of […]

A leap in technology: Rocks On’s new product launch

Rocks On, supplier of porcelain floor and wall tiles, has launched a slew of new product lines underpinned by new technologies. Launching 13 new product lines last week in Sydney, CEO Mark Boyle promised to complete this year with a total of 55 ranges. Extraordinarily beautiful, the ceramic porcelain tiles mimic stone, limestone, timber, marble and […]

ADR Workplace Design Trend Report: download now!

Covering current challenges, micro-trends, ergonomics and new perspectives, ADR’s Workplace Design Trend Report is a must-read for all designers and architects.  Launched at a breakfast panel event last week, the report provides a deep dive into the office design landscape now and in the future. Based on insight from a variety of design experts and academics the […]

Shaw Contract Design Awards 2019: entries closing soon!

Time is almost up to enter the Shaw Contract Design Awards and be recognised globally for excellence in architecture and design. Returning for the 14th year, the Shaw Contract Design Awards recognise the creative vision of the architects and designers who inspire new ways of living, working, learning and healing. The awards place a spotlight […]

Behind the Cafe Culture + Insitu rebrand

Earlier this week design supplier Cafe Culture + Insitu announced that it was rebranding to Design Nation. ADR catches up with founder and director Marnie Hammond to take a behind-the-scenes look at the newly named company. Cafe Culture + Insitu started out in Canterbury, Sydney in 1998 with a trade showroom supplying café furniture direct […]

Melbourne Design Week looks to the future with 2019 program

The National Gallery of Victoria wants to spark a broader discussion around how design can shape our future during next month’s Melbourne Design Week. The theme this year focuses on ‘Design Experiments’ and aims to provide “an opportunity for designers to reflect on what they do, to imagine new and better ways of doing things, […]

Designing a ‘micro-city’ for creatives

Last September, audiovisual production company Attraction moved into its new workspace and for the 300 or so employees, the change was drastic. Previously divided by activity sectors on two different floors, each with their own corporate identity and culture, the company left its closed offices behind to join together in a shared single floor space of 53,000 sq […]