Designer Adam Cornish on a return to accessible design and sustainability

Melbourne-based designer Adam Cornish is a busy man. He has recently teamed up with Cult for its Australian design brand Nau and has designed his first collection with Tait called Seam. ADR chats to Cornish about designing democratically, the responsibility of the design industry to think sustainably and how Australian design is being noticed on […]

In profile: Iain Halliday

With more than 30 years in the interior design industry, Iain Halliday has not only shaped the aesthetic of Australian interior design, but has continually challenged fashion and taste. His is 
an aesthetic to die for – layered, rich, opulent and stunningly clear of clutter, despite the great plethora of objects and art his projects […]

In conversation with Zwei Architects

Zwei (Interiors & Architecture) is a practice established by two women who are making their mark in the design world, raising families, giving back to their profession and doing it all with style and panache. Running a busy practice is challenging enough, but add to the mix, family, children, mentoring up and coming designers and […]

From cubicles to collaboration: the evolution of workplace design

Over the course of the last century, our workplaces have transformed beyond recognition. What were once spaces designed purely for function, the offices of today focus on leading-edge technology, collaboration and community, says Bob Stewart, head of Zenith’s research and development. US engineer Frederick Taylor is credited as being one of the first people to […]

Inside Shaw Contract’s Shanghai Mill tour

Over 4 days in March 2018, commercial flooring brand, Shaw Contract, invited a group of clients to experience the bustling city of Shanghai, China and take an exclusive tour of its Nantong Mill. The state of the art Nantong facility represents a long-term investment in the Asia- Pacific region for Shaw, featuring new machinery with […]

Renee Popovic on the changing landscape of Australian design

Last month interior designer and architect Renee Popovic fought off competition from over 140 interior designers and architects from around the world to see her bathroom recreated at Salone del Mobile in Milan. The competition, run by Victoria + Albert, saw Popovic design a boutique hotel bathroom inspired by natural beauty. ADR spent some time […]

Designing in Asia: tips from WMK’s Jonathan Conroy

Hotels are booming business in Asia. Last year in South East Asia alone, an incredible 437 hotels began construction, commissioned by big brand businesses and first-time owners alike. With western tourists visiting the region in their droves, it’s only natural Asian businesses are looking to their relatively close by Australian design and architecture neighbours to […]

New Australian design collaboration blooms at Milan

The Bloom cabinet was among the bold designs at the 2018 Milan Design Week and marks a new collaboration between famed Australian industrial designer Adam Goodrum and French marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur, writes Susan Muldowney.  This year’s Local Milan No 3 exhibition presented by Local Design at Milan Design Week was housed in a venerable […]

Australian design gets risky in Milan

If contemporary Australian design is all about risk taking, the pieces exhibited at Local Milan No 3 during this year’s Milan Design Week seemed to sum it up, writes Susan Muldowney. It’s near impossible to paint Australian design with a single definition and a visit to the Local Milan No 3 exhibition (presented by Local […]

Christopher Boots on his ‘unfailing curiosity about our natural world’

In the lead up to IDEA 2018, ADR is running a series of Q&As and profiles with this year’s esteemed jury. In the fourth instalment we catch up with the inimitable Christopher Boots, who talks through his evolving creative approach to design.  Entries into IDEA 2018 close on Saturday 28 April at 5pm. Get your entry in now! ADR: What’s […]