Australia’s top commercial photographer announced

Sydney-based professional photographer, Gavin Jowitt, was named Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year at the 2019 Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) this week. Organised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), APPA is the most prestigious competition for professional photographers. This year saw 1647 entries judged over three days with the results announced at a […]

Unispace appoints Julie Watts as design principal

Workplace interior design and fit-out business, Unispace, has appointed Julie Watts to the position of design principal, based in Melbourne. Watts joins the practice from Cox Architecture, adding to the growing number of women specialising in workplace design within Unispace, globally. With a passion for sustainability and a broad range of experience from hospitality to healthcare, […]

The art of designing a theatre

Architects looking to work with theatre companies need to think outside the black box. Stephen A Russell spoke to three practices embracing dramatic flourish. Hamish Lyon, director of architecture and design at NH Architecture, was thrilled and a little overwhelmed when the practice was appointed to work on the redesign of Arts Centre Melbourne’s (ACM) […]

At home with Hayball’s Bianca Hung

inside co-editor Jan Henderson knocks on the door of Bianca Hung’s charming home and is given the guided tour of an interior that is refined and perfect for a life filled with design. inside: How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? Bianca Hung: I have been here for 12 […]

Armadillo & Co: from floor to foundation

inside speaks to the founders of ethical rug company Armadillo & Co about its inception, its ethos and its change in direction.  Sally Pottharst, from Zimbabwe, studied as an accountant before immigrating to Australia where she became a charted accountant and enjoyed a career with KPMG before shifting focus to her family’s floor covering company […]

‘Winning has been amazing for our business’: Luchetti Krelle on its 2018 IDEA success

Rachel Luchetti, director of Luchetti Krelle, speaks to ADR about the studio’s 2018 IDEA win and the transformative impact the accolade has had on the business.  ADR: What made Luchetti Krelle enter IDEA in 2018? Rachel Luchetti: We enter IDEA every year as we feel that it’s an awards program that celebrates the true nature of […]

Woods Bagot appoints Make’s Tracey Wiles as interior design leader

Woods Bagot Australia has snapped up former partner at Make Tracey Wiles to lead interior design in Australia and New Zealand.  Wiles has worked on a number of key hotel projects in the UK and Europe, major retail projects throughout Harrods’ flagship London store, private residences as part of Lord Foster’s personal team and, most […]

Meet the IDEA jury series: Tina Engelen

In the lead-up to IDEA 2019, ADR is running a series of Q&As and profiles with this year’s jury. In the second instalment, ADR speaks to Tina Engelen, designer and principal at Co-ap. ADR: What’s the biggest misconception that people have about life in a design practice? Tina Engelen: That designers possess creativity – we also […]

At home with: Jeff Copolov and Kendra Pinkus

Jeff Copolov and Kendra Pinkus are a formidable design duo, having worked together at Bates Smart for 23 years. This year marks a change with Pinkus moving to Robert Mills Architecture & Interiors; however, this beach house is a place for them to come together and relax in beautiful surroundings. inside co-editor Jan Henderson dusts […]

Meet the IDEA jury series: Dan Cox

In the lead up to IDEA 2019, ADR is running a series of Q&As and profiles with this year’s jury. In the second instalment, we catch up with Dan Cox, director of interior design, Carr. ADR: What’s the biggest misconception that people have about life in a design practice? Dan Cox: That it is all […]

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, […]