What will the interior design industry look like in the new decade?

What is the future of interior design? With the rise of social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest – both of which launched in 2010 – the industry experienced, perhaps for the first time, changes that went beyond trends and colours to include new marketing strategies, the threat of the DIY-stylist and the increasingly difficult […]

Shaw Contract gives designers ‘permission to play’ with new Inside Shapes tool

Shaw Contract has introduced a new digital tool for its Inside Shapes carpet tile collection, which allows specifiers to visualise the myriad design possibilities available to them. A collaboration between the Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love and Shaw Contract, Inside Shapes is a flooring system that reimagines how a carpet tile may be […]

How IoT is shaping the office of the future

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to radically change office life. With cloud- connected furniture beginning to penetrate the workplace, architects and designers are now starting to recognise the possibilities of a workplace where everything from a desk to a chair can gather data and intelligence that improves our working lives, writes Bob Stewart, head […]

A leap in technology: Rocks On’s new product launch

Rocks On, supplier of porcelain floor and wall tiles, has launched a slew of new product lines underpinned by new technologies. Launching 13 new product lines last week in Sydney, CEO Mark Boyle promised to complete this year with a total of 55 ranges. Extraordinarily beautiful, the ceramic porcelain tiles mimic stone, limestone, timber, marble and […]

Ikea teams with University of Technology Sydney for Future Living Lab

Tap-mounted Airblade minimises mess at UWA