“I was not interested in adhering to the designer as an agent of consumption model” – Megan Norgate

Sustainable interior design is not a strategic business choice but rather an opportunity to find work in the world that responds to your “circle of concern,” says Melbourne interior designer Megan Norgate. Speaking to ADR recently, the founding director of BRAVE NEW ECO says sustainability in interior design has “definitely become a more mainstream consideration” […]

IDEA 2021 entries now closed. Here’s what happens next!

Thanks to everyone who entered IDEA 2021! We know it’s been a difficult few months, but to all the practices and studios who entered IDEA 2021, we wanted to say thanks! Read on to find out the next steps for this year’s awards. Entries have come in from all over the country and abroad with […]

PTID decks out Melbourne office with teal wall

PTID has unveiled its “flex-focussed” Flinders Street workhub with rich colour and design choices that “foster genuine curiosity and interest”. Drawing upon its experience of last year’s COVID-19 lockdown, the PTID WorkHub was designed to encourage its team, clients and industry partners to “connect physically and virtually. “PTID believe in creating spaces that positively shape […]

Foolscap Studio delivers nightclub design to South Yarra fitness destination

Adrenalin. Pumping music. Neon lights. Hard surfaces. A raging nightclub immediately springs to mind – this is the embodied experience of 1Rebel’s new gym designed by Foolscap Studio. What distinguishes UK-based 1Rebel’s (1R) first foray in Australia from typical gyms is its innovative approach to design, driven through strategic research into the psychological journey and […]

One day left to enter IDEA 2021

The extended entry deadline for IDEA 2021 ends on 25 June at midnight AEST. This is your last chance to enter your projects and your studio! Can I really complete my entry in 24 hours? Yes! Sign into your account and choose one of our project categories that best fits your project. You can also nominate yourself for the special […]

K.P.D.O. overhauls ’80s Melbourne addition to accommodate art collection

Warm white walls and pale timber floors serve as the background to a vast collection of art in this Melbourne renovation by K.P.D.O. The studio, which is led by 2016 IDEA Gold Medallist Kerry Phelan and Stephen Javens, were approached by a client looking transform an “uninspiring 1980s addition” to a Victorian villa. “The project […]

Four days left to enter IDEA 2021

There are only four days left to get your entry in to IDEA 2021. To help you prepare your entry and submit it before midnight AEST on 25 June, we’ve put together answers to some key questions: 1. What is IDEA? The Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) is Australia’s oldest independent architecture and interior design […]

Cultivated sponsors IDEA 2021 Sustainability Awards

Cultivated has just been announced as the newest sponsor of IDEA 2021, placing its support behind one of the program’s most sought-after prize – the Sustainability Award. Established in 2013, but officially launched at Melbourne Design Week this year, Cultivated is Cult’s in-house sustainability program. The leading Australian design destination, which offers premium furniture, lighting and […]

Sue Carr awarded 2021 Order of Australia

Sue Carr has been awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of her service to “interior design, education, and women in business” in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The Order of Australia recognises Australians who have displayed outstanding service or exceptional achievement in the community, acting as an opportunity to celebrate professional excellence. The […]

studiofour adds dramatic black zinc extension to Federation-era Melbourne home

Focused on “fusing old and new”, studiofour has expanded a Federation-era family home with the addition of a dramatic black zinc-clad extension. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern East, Central Park Residence presents an unchanged face to the streetscape of similarly built Federation homes. It’s only until you step to the back of the […]

JDA Co. inserts rooftop bar into Heritage-listed Brisbane shopping strip

JDA Co. has “perched” a new bar onto the rooftop of one of Stanley Street’s Heritage-listed shops in the Brisbane inner-city suburb of Woolloongabba. An addition to the modern French restaurant that occupies the shop beneath it, the newly opened Le Bon Bar was designed under stringent local Heritage restrictions. “We designed the structure to […]