Welcome back! It’s been a lovely break and we’re at the beginning of an exciting new year. Rounding off last year was the IDEA Awards and party and what a gala affair! Sydney turned on the weather and crowd for a fabulous night. Thanks to all our sponsors, who contributed their support, and congratulations to the winners and highly commended. Last year IDEA showcased amazing work from designers, architects and object makers and in 2015 we look forward to another outstanding year for IDEA.
In this the first issue of (inside) for 2015 you may notice a few changes. Of course the exciting and diverse content remains, but Hannah, our wonderful graphic designer, has given the magazine a ‘mini facelift’ and we hope you like the results! So with the holiday season over, it’s time to discover what’s been happening while we have all been relaxing, and issue 85 will not disappoint.
For a touch of the international, Joy Weideman reviews the latest Ai Weiwei exhibition in London (p32) and we find out just what is happening at Design Days Dubai this year (p40). We profile über photographer John Gollings (p36) and speak with Sibella Court (p42). Survey presents a discussion on the differences, similarities and opinions regarding interior architecture and interior design (p48). Let’s talk about this and we welcome your feedback. In this issue, we have included a new feature entitled Craft to Completion that explores the life cycle of exceptional furniture design.
For our first review we focus on Schamburg + Alvisse and its collaboration with Zenith Interiors (p54). Our projects are diverse – a commercial workplace by Molecule that is beautifully resolved and has delighted its client (p58), an orthopaedic surgeon’s rooms by fmd architects with more curves than a Bondi wave break (p66), the beautifully appointed Melbourne showroom of furniture retailer Jardan by IF Architecture (p72) and the outstanding and award-winning Regional Terminal at Christchurch Airport by BVN in association with Jasmax (p80). Travelling to Singapore, we visit an apartment that is perfect in its detail (p86). Last but certainly not least is Pascale Gomes- McNabb Design’s Stokehouse Restaurant in Melbourne, a delight for the eye and no doubt for the stomach (p94).
So sit back and put your feet up, sip on something long and cool and enjoy the first issue for 2015 and the beginning of what will be a wonderful year for design.
Jan and Gillian
Co-editors of (inside) Interior Design Review