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Welcome to the second issue of inside for 2016. As we embrace the autumnal season it’s the ideal time to make the most of the clement weather and enjoy the artistic offerings that abound in our own respective backyards. Much has been happening and we start in Sydney with a review of the 20th Biennale of Sydney (p23) and Mikhael Subotzky’s exhibition, WYE, at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (p18). If you find theatre more enticing, then In-house explores the world of opera (p62) with a fascinating insight into the creative minds of two of Australia’s foremost set designers.
Change is, as we all know, constant, and in Discourse we explore the world of the technological workplace (p66) while in Survey (p32) our schools are undergoing a design revolution and helping to reinvent the mode and method of teaching in the process.
In Profile we talk with Pascale Gomes-McNabb (p55) and find out just what makes her a standout in the ever-changing genre of hospitality design, while in Practice (p58) we explore the business of HAY, the conception and reality of this dynamic company that produces so many iconic furniture pieces.
Our projects are the pick of the world’s best. Each is unique in its own vision and final resolution, but all are excellent examples
of design at its best. Perhaps you’re wishing that summer was still here and indeed the sun and sea shine through the Macmasters Beach House (p72) in New South Wales and Anglesea House 5 (p108) in Victoria. The quiet serenity of Ranley Grove House (p88) epitomises the laid-back feel of Queensland, and the glamour and fast pace of Sydney is captured in the Two International Towers Lobby (p102) at Barangaroo.
Two international projects caught our eye and just had to be included in this a broad mix of projects. The first is the sophisticated and luxurious headquarters for a global mining and resources company (p80), and the second is the vibrant and eclectic interior of the Ham Yard Hotel (p94), both projects situated in London.
Variety is the spice of life and this issue of inside has diversity in spades. It’s about looking at design from all angles, enjoying all its forms, but always making the interior the hero.
The Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2016 are in full swing and already we have been inundated with entries. You
still have a few weeks to enter your special project, furniture piece, light or object and we encourage you to take this opportunity to submit your work and join your peers in showcasing your talent and participating in this extraordinary awards program. Let’s make 2016 a great IDEA. It’s started off with a bang and can only get better.
– Jan and Gillian
Planex steel locker system with Gantner ‘smart’ electronic lock has been used at Western Sydney University, designed to empower students.