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 […]

‘Winning has been amazing for our business’: Luchetti Krelle on its 2018 IDEA success

Rachel Luchetti, director of Luchetti Krelle, speaks to ADR about the studio’s 2018 IDEA win and the transformative impact the accolade has had on the business.  ADR: What made Luchetti Krelle enter IDEA in 2018? Rachel Luchetti: We enter IDEA every year as we feel that it’s an awards program that celebrates the true nature of […]

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 […]