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, […]

Biophillic design informs Darwin office by Hames Sharley

Hames Sharley teamed up with international engineer Aurecon to incorporate biophilic design into the latter’s Darwin offices. With offices across Australia, Asia and the Middle East, Aurecon sought to create collaborative multi-functional spaces in its Darwin fit-out. More than 60 workstations were designed to fit into the 500m2 floor plate, alongside a number of project-based […]

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 […]

A message from us about the IDEA Gala

These last few months have been tough. We feel particularly for our vibrant creative and design community – the talented individuals and small businesses that are experiencing unprecedented challenges in unprecedented circumstances. Our sincerest gratitude rests with the frontline health and essential workers, both locally and globally, who have dedicated their days, nights and sometimes […]

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… […]

Studio Tate creates timber and marble meeting suites in Melbourne

Oak and veined marble dominate these office suites, designed by Studio Tate to complement an existing office in Melbourne. The Melbourne design studio was asked to create an “interconnected, yet acoustically sound” multiple-function suite. The brief asked for the new space to be both private and adaptable to enable collaboration between staff in the head office […]

Getting to know Gillianne Griffiths from Melbourne’s Studio Griffiths

With a master’s degree in music, majoring in conducting, Gillianne Griffiths began her career as a professional musician before transitioning into interior design. She now heads up Studio Griffiths in Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula, with the philosophy that simplicity, style and elegance are key to successful design. Griffiths orchestrates single and multi-residential spaces with a […]

At home in Paul Conrad’s minimalist Melbourne pad

There is nothing cold or calculating about the minimalist interior Paul Conrad chose for his Melbourne family home, infusing the space with the pared-back natural palette and calming aesthetic that defines his eponymous practice. ADR: How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? Paul Conrad: This project was a completely […]

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 […]

Carr designs Japanese-inspired interior for Melbourne Heritage home

A chance encounter in an airport bookstore led this family to entrust the revitalisation of their Melbourne Heritage home to Sue Carr and her design team. On a work assignment in Chiba, Japan, Shaun Rust once stood awestruck at the sight of Vessel, an oversized geometric public sculpture by Melbourne artist Robert Owen. “The sculpture […]

Getting to know Melbourne furniture, product and interior designer Thomas Coward

Thomas Coward isn’t just a bathware designer. The Cornwall-born, Melbourne-based creative who grew up on a farm dreaming of being a tractor has spent years designing everything from interior fit-outs to furniture, tiles, and even the bathroom sink. He’s currently creative director at Artedomus, where he recently collaborated with IDEA 2020 judge and style maven Hana […]