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 […]

Designer Michael Young uses an ‘animated algorithm’ to create acoustic wall panels

British designer Michael Young has designed three acoustic performance wallcoverings using a specially created algorithm.  The large-scale wallcoverings, designed in collaboration with textile company Woven Image, can be used to help control acoustics in open interior spaces, creating calm environments. “By setting up an animated algorithm we generated a changing two-dimensional pattern and freed the animation […]

Ikea teams with University of Technology Sydney for Future Living Lab

Ikea has joined forces with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to launch the IKEA x UTS Future Living Lab to generate new ideas and produce prototypes, exhibitions and events. Located at the UTS campus in Ultimo, Sydney, the lab will “push the boundaries of innovation, research and experimentation to develop new design approaches and smart technologies for the unique […]

Shaw Contract’s manufacturing goes carbon neutral globally

Bamboo enjoying sustainable growth as building material