“Inspiring collaboration zones” a must for 2021 workplaces – Krost

With little more than two months until the IDEA 2020 winners are announced, we’re talking trends with a few of our favourite industry leaders. This week, it’s office furniture with Krost. Originally manufacturers of steel products, Krost has been operating in Australia since 1989. The original Krost logo was a knight clad in indestructible armour. […]

ADR’s Christmas gift guide for architects and designers 2020

With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve compiled a last minute Christmas gift guide for architects and designers. It includes one very festive cocktail set, the obligatory desk accessory and tongue-in-cheek plate collection from a young ceramic artist. Hare + Klein Interior by Meryl Hare Hare + Klein Interior is a visual reminder of how our […]

“Hygiene, technology and materiality” to define bathrooms in 2021 – Laufen

With little more than two months until the IDEA 2020 winners are announced, we’re talking trends with a few of our favourite industry leaders. This week, it’s bathrooms with Laufen. For more than 125 years, the LAUFEN brand has been using the oldest malleable material known to man to make innovative bathroom products in state-of-the-art […]

IDEA Gala tickets on sale now!

Tickets for the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) are on sale now. Join the best of Australia’s design talent for a night to remember!  Buy your tickets here now. The winners of IDEA 2020 will be announced at The Timber Yard in Melbourne on 19 February 2021. If you attended last year’s gala, you’ll be familiar with […]

ADR’s top 16 Australian architects and designers for 2020

It’s December already! We’re kicking off our review of 2020 with a look at the year’s best interviews with Australian designers and architects. “We’re here to live, not to defy death. Our architecture should do the same” – Koichi Takada A chance virtual encounter with Koichi Takada in the middle of Melbourne’s second lockdown turned into an […]

Recyclable materials a must for emerging furniture designers in 2021 – Zenith

In the lead up to the 2020 IDEA Gala, ADR catches up with Zenith to talk trends and sustainability in furniture design for 2021. If there’s one IDEA category that always fills me with excitement, it’s the Object, Furniture and Lighting (Rising). My love of emerging designers is well documented and this category never disappoints. […]

IDEA Gala tickets on sale this week!

Tickets for the IDEA Gala go on sale Friday 9 December 2020. Save the date and join us we celebrate the best in Australian architecture and design! Now in its 18th year, IDEA is a forum for celebrating incredible local design and the practitioners who push the envelope with every project. But it’s also a […]

Core Collective Architects uses GECA certified carpet in award-winning women’s clinic

Core Collective Architects has designed an environmentally-conscious women’s clinic, specifying a selection of GECA Cradle to Cradle certified carpet from Shaw Contract. A multi-disciplinary healthcare for women at all stages of life, Eternal Women’s Health in Hobart was recently named a winner in the 2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards. Located a short distance from the […]

Pastels bring playfulness to Melbourne gelato shop by Ewert Leaf

Pastel blue tiles, terrazzo tables and salmon seats create “an insertion of playfulness” within a late 19th-century building in this gelato shop designed by Ewert Leaf. Located in South Melbourne, the brief for Little Sky Gelateria was “a fanciful retail space”, showcasing the art of gelato production. “Through their love of gelato, the clients aspired […]

“Through design, we tell stories or narratives with hidden meanings” – Esoteriko

Established in late 2017 by founder Anna Trefely, Esoteriko Interior Architecture is a flourishing emerging studio located in Sydney. Perfectly balanced between residential and commercial projects, at its core Esoteriko embraces trust, honesty, respect and collaboration. Known for delivering a highly considered response to clients and site, Esoteriko creates versatile interiors with an emphasis on […]

INK uses aged brass and black Paperock board in Sydney jewellery store

INK Interior Architects fitted out AHW Studio’s Sydney store in aged brass and black Paperock board to reflect the “tactility” of the family-owned brand’s jewellery. The studio’s material choice embodies the brand’s ethos, which celebrates “the beauty of imperfections” when sourcing vintage watches from all over the world and repurposing them into rings, pendant necklaces […]