Tête-à-tête with Studio Tate

Studio Tate is a collaborative interior design practice that is steadily climbing the ladder of success. Led by two talented women, it is a practice that knows what it wants and has a plan to realise every ambition. These days all good design practices understand that as much as exceptional creativity is paramount to success, […]

Meet the IDEA jury series: Yasmine Ghoniem

In the lead up to IDEA 2019, ADR is running a series of Q&As and profiles with this year’s esteemed jury. In the first instalment, we catch up with Yasmine Ghoniem, one half of interior design practice Amber Road. ADR: What’s the biggest misconception that people have about life in a design practice? Yasmine Ghoniem: It’s not all […]

New ‘super venues’ show how to create intimacy at scale

Having worked on two large Melbourne venues The Espy and Garden State Hotel, Nick Travers, director at Technē Architecture + Interior Design, tells ADR how to design multi-faceted, layered spaces at scale.  The secret of a successful large hospitality venue is making it feel intimate. While a typical bar and restaurant project might be anywhere […]

Rothelowman’s Mat Dalby unpacks technology-driven office design

Mat Dalby, principal of interiors at Rothelowman writes how technology-driven office design can help us work smarter. I don’t think there’s been a more exciting time since the industrial revolution to be alive. As one of those fortunate young people who knew what they wanted to do from really early on, I’ve been able to […]

How designer Nina Maya switched from fashion to interiors

Very few take the opportunity to switch career paths at the height of their success, but in 2012 this was exactly what Nina Maya did. Having graduated with a design degree from UNSW COFA (now UNSW Art and Design), majoring in textiles and graphics, Nina Maya took a position with Italian fashion house Grazia Bagnaresi […]

At home with: Yasmine Ghoniem

Half of one of the most extraordinary young design practices, Amber Road, Yasmine Ghoniem takes us inside her beachside apartment. inside: How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? Yasmine Ghoniem: We purchased the property in November of 2017. We spent six months renovating, then work commitments had me in […]

Sophie Safrin and Karen Daroff on what makes good design

As the two Australian winners of the 2018 Shaw Contract Design Awards prepare to depart for their winners trip to this year’s Art Basel Miami, two of the program’s Final judges, Karen Daroff of Daroff Design and Sophie Safrin of Hot Black weigh in on their definition of good design, observed trends and the future […]

A life in design: Sandy and Peter Geyer

Over the past 40 years Sandy and Peter Geyer have made a tremendous mark on the A&D industry. The recent winners of the 2018 IDEA Gold Medal, the couple notes that their legacy is helping people to realise that interior design isn’t just superficial application but rather a change in the way companies operate. Take […]

Turner hires Kristi Wayman as director of interiors

Turner has scaled up its interior design team with the appointment of Kristi Wayman as director of interiors and 12 new staff hires following a raft of new project wins. In her new role, Wayman is responsible for leading interior concept and development across the multi-residential, retail, hospitality, workplace, aged care and mixed-use sectors. Principal […]

In conversation with Architects EAT

In the lead up to the highly anticipated IDEA Gala party on 23 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 Albert Mo and Eid Goh, directors of Architects EAT, to talk about Australian design and what it would mean to […]

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 […]