RMIT interior design: 80 years young

Last week the discipline of interior design at RMIT was celebrated to mark the occasion of the faculty’s 80 year anniversary. The proceedings were held at the newly renovated Capital Theatre in Melbourne and the setting was an appropriate place for an evening of meeting old friends, reminiscing and socialising. Among the guests were students, […]

KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness

The NGV:International has opened a new exhibition – an Australian first that celebrates 25 years of the work of KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly.  The exhibition comprises over 100 works, many of which appropriate familiar pop culture figures such as The Simpsons, Sesame Street and Disney characters overlaid with KAWS’ signature character BFF or simply the familiar crosses for eyes motifs. Most […]

Shaw Contract’s new reFrame collection allows for subtle or dramatic colour play

Flooring company Shaw Contract has introduced a new collection of woven luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) that transform spaces with a convergence of tonal gradations and colour. Called reFrame, the collection of 9x36in sized tiles was created by The Shaw Contract Design Studio, which developed a visual with a tonal, fade-out effect, using colour transitions with […]

Major permanent artwork unveiled at Barangaroo

German artist Sabine Hornig has unveiled a major photographic installation adoring a 170-metre glass walkway. Titled Shadows, the large-scale photographic installation, inspired by the native flora of Sydney, articulates a 170-metre walkway connecting Barangaroo South’s three International Towers. Commissioned by Lendlease in 2017 and completed in September 2019, the vast site-specific work is made up of transparent images of native flora […]

Studio Ginger and Edge Concepts merge to launch new creative studio Sandbox

Luke Cannon of Studio Ginger and Richard Oakley and Fonda Valasis of Edge Concepts have announced they have merged their businesses to form new creative studio Sandbox, offering an expanded design approach for retail clients. Sandbox will unite staff from Studio Ginger and Edge Concepts in a new headquarters in the Bayside suburb of Hampton, […]

Revealed: the 2019 Shaw Contract Design Awards Winners

Shaw Contract has announced the winners of its 2019 Design Awards, as the flooring expert continues to champion purposeful, authentic design. The awards, which have now been running for 14 years, place a spotlight on a diverse range of talents from across the globe, celebrating design in action and purposefully rewarding the innovative and truly […]

In pictures: IDEA 2019 Shortlist Reveal

The shortlisted projects for the 2019 Interior Design Excellence Awards were revealed at a sold-out event in Sydney last week, where talented members of the Australian design community gathered to celebrate. Two hundred and seventy-two projects were shortlisted across 14 categories and two special awards. The night also provided the Designer of the Year entrants the […]

Australian practices celebrated in Shaw Contract Design Awards

Australian design is once again taking to the global stage with seven Aussie projects taking out Category Awards in the 2019 Shaw Contract Design Awards. This year’s awards saw over 700 total entries submitted from around the world. Overall, 36 Category Winners were selected by a panel of international judges drawn from across the industry, […]

AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards announced

The 2019 AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards were announced at a gala ceremony on 20 June at the Calile Hotel in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane. The awards program was celebrating its fifth year running the competition, with this year’s entry number reaching 62 over the 13 categories, which included tourism, infrastructure, cultural heritage, play spaces and […]

ODO appointed to design Australia’s first 1 Hotel interiors

Melbourne-based interdisciplinary design firm ODO has been appointed to design the interiors of Australia’s first 1 Hotel. Situated on the northern bank of the Yarra River, 1 Hotel Melbourne will form part of Seafarers, a $450 million mixed-use project by Riverlee that will transform the forgotten site into a lively precinct. The nature-inspired and sustainably-designed […]

Shaw Contract gives designers ‘permission to play’ with new Inside Shapes tool

Shaw Contract has introduced a new digital tool for its Inside Shapes carpet tile collection, which allows specifiers to visualise the myriad design possibilities available to them. A collaboration between the Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love and Shaw Contract, Inside Shapes is a flooring system that reimagines how a carpet tile may be […]