“Flexibility has become the most valuable currency” in the workplace – Balder Tol, WeWork

As companies around the world start to rethink their workplace needs post-COVID19, they’re in search of more flexible and safer, turnkey options, says WeWork general manager of Australia and New Zealand Balder Tol. Speaking to ADR recently about the future of co-working in a post-pandemic ‘normal’, Tol says WeWork has been affected by the pandemic, […]

Retreat, Nourish and Reset are the 2021 colour palettes from Dulux

Paint brand Dulux Australia has chosen three tonal palettes that “prioritises natural colours and textures” as its forecast for 2021. Combining softer tones “for comfort and security” with moments of stronger colour to “brighten our outlook and wellbeing”, the palettes are dominated by greys, creams and browns. Dulux Australia says its 2021 Colour Forecast stems […]

Australian Design Centre looks back at 20 years of homegrown design

The work of Adam Cornish, Alex Gilmour, Adam Goodrum, Charles Wilson and some other well known Australian designers who got their start at WORKSHOPPED are at the centre of its latest exhibition at the Australian Design Centre. WORKSHOPPED20 looks back at 20 years of Australian design by emerging and established designers and celebrates the annual program, […]

Introducing Jillian Hood, associate publisher and commercial manager IDEA, inside and ADR

Jillian Hood has been appointed as associate publisher and commercial manager of IDEA, inside magazine and Australian Design Review at Niche Media. She will be teaming up with Tili Bensley-Nettheim, editor of AR magazine and ADR Architectural and Elisa Scarton, editor of inside magazine and ADR Interiors. As a qualified Interior Designer who has run […]

8 essential design books every interiors lover should read

Whether it’s encyclopaedia on the basic principles or an envy-inducing font of eye-candy inspiration, a good design book is something no designer can resist. One of the things I’ve noticed in chatting to Australian interior designers over the last couple of months, is that they never had the time to actually read those design books… […]

Don’t miss Studio Tate’s workplace design webinar

Studio Tate will be hosting a webinar to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted workplace design on Wednesday 19 August 2020. Titled The Future of Workplace Design – Challenges and Opportunities, it will be held at 1pm AEST and will be moderated by Australian Design Review editor Elisa Scarton. Panelists will be discussing changes they anticipate […]

Hare + Klein Interior book celebrates home as “more than mere shelter”

We sit down with Sydney interior design doyenne Meryl Hare’s newest book Hare + Klein Interior to while away a few carefree hours immersed in homes that perfectly encapsulate their inhabitants. Hare + Klein is synonymous with uncompromisingly comfortable, liveable interiors made exceptional by deceptively effortless styling. Whether it’s for a stark inner city warehouse […]

United in Design sets out to make interior design more diverse

Two UK designers have come together to launch United in Design, an organisation that aims to increase racial diversity in the interior design industry. Founded by Sophie Ashby and Alexandria Dauley, United in Design seeks to provide an “actionable road map” for design studios, magazines and suppliers to address the lack of representation and make […]

James Walsh wins Australian Furniture Design Award with rammed earth bench

Sydney furniture and industrial designer James Walsh took home this year’s Australian Furniture Design Award with a rammed earth and recycled glass filings bench that “reinvents ancient material tradition”. The terracotta toned piece, called Anthropic Bench, combines earth and glass to produce “a seductive, sustainable and hard wearing composite.” Walsh spent a month experimenting with […]

Latest issue of inside on newsstands now

The July issue of inside, now on newsstands, features incredible projects and profiles from all over the country. “This issue is a celebration of the trailblazers and industry shakers. The up-and-comers and the underestimated,” writes Elisa Scarton in this month’s Editor’s Letter. In this issue our gaze is firmly placed on the future of Australian interior […]

Australian architects and designers post black square for racial equality

Australian architects and designers joined more than a million people around the world yesterday by posting a black square to Instagram to support those protesting for racial equality in light of the death of George Floyd. Gray Puksand, Woods Bagot, Bates Smart, Kate Challis, Ben Callery, Fender Katsalidis, Cumulus Studio, Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, […]