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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, […]

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 […]