What is the Australian design aesthetic?

The notion of an ‘Australian design aesthetic’ has been fuelling debates for decades, but ask Sydney designer Emma Elizabeth for her impression and it seems beyond dispute, writes Susan Muldowney. “It’s about risk taking,” she says. “Years ago, it was all about using wood and trying to look a bit Scandi, but today it’s about pushing […]

Inside the studio of Andrei Davidoff

Ceramicist Andrei Davidoff makes functional objects and conceptual art pieces that are textural, beautiful and timeless. Mark Scruby visits his studio to find out about his creative process and approach to design. Mezzanine: How did you get into ceramics? Andrei Davidoff: I was studying chemical engineering and commerce at uni, but it ended up not […]

David Flack on why ‘it’s a beautiful thing to create a space’

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 third instalment we catch up with David Flack, founder of Flack Studio who divulges how his style has evolved since setting up his own practice in 2014. Entries into IDEA 2018 close […]

Hamish Guthrie: why Hecker Guthrie ‘marches to the beat of its own drum’

In the lead up to IDEA 2018 ADR is running a series of interviews with the esteemed jury panel and this week it’s the turn of Hamish Guthrie, co-director of Hecker Guthrie. We caught up with the interior designer to find out why in a competitive industry it’s important to stay focussed on your own practice. You can enter […]

Kirsten Stanisich: how an architectural background has helped shaped her approach to interior design

In the lead up to IDEA 2018 ADR is running a series of interviews with the esteemed jury panel, kicking off with Kirsten Stanisich, director of  SJB Interiors. We caught up with the architect-turned-interior designer to find out what inspires and informs her interiors style as well as what she will be looking for as an IDEA […]

Geyer names Wendy Geitz as CEO

Interior design practice Geyer has appointed Wendy Geitz as CEO to drive the future vision and strategy of the five studio business. Wendy will head up the award-winning 40 year old company as it continues to deliver strategy led design solutions for top tier clients across Asia Pacific. Previously, Geitz has worked for Lendlease in various […]

New design event aims to harness collaboration and boost brand marketing

When Anne-Claire Petre of Anaca Studio and Elizabeth Bull of One Fine Print joined forces last year to open a pop-up shop, they were taken aback at the creative power of the collaboration. The temporary shop in Melbourne’s Fitzroy proved so successful that it sparked the idea of creating an event where smaller design brands […]

At home with: Vanessa Bird and Neil de la Coeur

Vanessa Bird and Neil de la Coeur spend their time living in their beautiful home and working together in their very successful practice, Bird de la Coeur Architects. As inside co-editor Jan Henderson knocks on the front door, the invitation is extended to step inside and explore their private world. inside: How long have you […]

Throwing some light on the issue

If you’re a workspace designer who thinks of light merely as an afterthought to make sure everyone can see what they’re doing or to highlight your latest and greatest art acquisition, you’ve got a lot to learn, says Humanscale’s Tim Goodred. ADR: How did your interest in lighting design develop? TG: My first job as […]

Schiavello celebrates at Sydney Opera House

On a warm and windy evening, Schiavello hosted its Sydney end of year client Christmas Party at the Sydney Opera House. Photographer Oscar Coleman was there and shared some images with us.