Dowel Jones teams with Boom Gallery to open retail store

Playing ahead of the trend, Melbourne design practice Dowel Jones has partnered with Boom Gallery to open a retail store in Geelong. Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch, the duo behind Dowel Jones, now have the opportunity to showcase to the public their limited edition pieces alongside their best-selling products. The flagship store presents furniture, lighting and objects […]

Achieving ‘resimercial’ design

As the distinctions between residential and commercial spaces continue to blur, driven by a relaxation of formality in many of our indoor spaces, Shaw Contract has introduced Haven – a collection of modular carpet tiles designed to reflect the comforts and familiarity of a residential space into workplace, healthcare and education markets.   Traditional wisdom tells us […]

Greg Natale designs ‘luxe and glamorous interior’ for Snaidero showroom

Greg Natale has designed the new flagship showroom for Italian kitchen brand Snaidero, with an interior that encapsulates the DNA of the brand and shows off his well-known liking of high-octane glamour. Occupying 600 square metres in Sydney’s Redfern, the showroom has been curated to display Snaidero’s signature collections and bespoke design configurations. The showroom floor showcases eight […]

In conversation with Mardi Doherty

In the lead up to the highly anticipated IDEA Gala party in November, ADR will be chatting to each of the six design firms shortlisted in the Designer of the Year category.  This week, we catch up with Mardi Doherty, director of Doherty Design to talk about Australian design and what it would mean to the practice to walk […]

Alexander &CO’s latest restaurant design is ‘a study of traditional details’

Alexander &CO has designed a new fitout for Sydney restaurant Stanton&Co, which the practice describes as ‘a study of traditional details and heritage panelling’. The restaurant is housed within Rosebery ‘s greater Cannery precinct, which is a heritage development including other food, beverage and commercial tenants. The project explores various timber panelling, joinery and metal structures […]

A look at award-winning Mercedes Me by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

ADR takes a behind the scenes tour of the Mercedes Me concept store, which earlier this year was announced as a final winner in the 2018 Shaw Contract Design Awards. One of seven concept stores globally, Mercedes Me Melbourne occupies a highly prominent position in an area of the city currently undergoing extensive regeneration and […]

Futuristic cinema design

London-based architectural firm Sybarite has a designed a futuristic cinema for high-end Chinese retailer SKP using bold and distinctive branding as well as luxurious materials. The cinema, the first for the retailer, is housed in it’s new 20-storey luxury department store in the ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an. The cinema spans two floors, which are linked with […]

Askdeco’s design for this Beirut apartment is ‘industrial with a luxurious twist’

Askdeco, a full-service design firm based in Lebanon, has designed a luxury apartment that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and ancient Roman ruins on one side, and the vibrancy of downtown Beirut’s colourful streets on the other.  “One Oak 3&4 B2 is a modern family duplex owned by a young couple with a baby,” explains Nisrine […]

In conversation with DesignOffice

In the lead up to the highly anticipated IDEA Gala party in November, ADR will be chatting to each of the six design firms shortlisted in the Designer of the Year category.  This week, we catch up with Mark Simpson and Damien Mulvihill, founders of DesignOffice to talk about Australian design and what it would mean to the practice […]

Ikea teams with University of Technology Sydney for Future Living Lab

Ikea has joined forces with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to launch the IKEA x UTS Future Living Lab to generate new ideas and produce prototypes, exhibitions and events. Located at the UTS campus in Ultimo, Sydney, the lab will “push the boundaries of innovation, research and experimentation to develop new design approaches and smart technologies for the unique […]

Ewert Leaf injects ‘homely feel’ into Carman’s new headquarters

Ewert Leaf has transformed a former chocolate factory in Melbourne into the new headquarters for Australian breakfast and snack brand Carman’s. Located in the city’s industrial sector of Huntingdale, the space acts as a hub to welcome employees and consumers alike. The idea behind the design is to “reinvent wellbeing within the workplace while cultivating an […]