Fleur Watson named as executive curator of Lyon Housemuseum Galleries

The Lyon Foundation has announced the appointment of former editor of Monument magazine and curator at RMIT Design Hub, Fleur Watson, as the executive curator of its new public museum, the Lyon Housemuseum Galleries. Offering a new platform for works of contemporary art, architecture and design, the new Housemuseum Galleries, due to open early 2019, will provide a […]

Designing brand Hillary Clinton

Cast your minds back to 2016, to the morning of 8 November to be precise. Do you remember what you were doing? There’s a strong likelihood that whatever it was, in the back of your mind you were expecting (or even hoping) that by the end of the day one of the world’s most formidable […]

Nendo to create immersive exhibition inspired by artist M.C. Escher

Japanese design studio Nendo is set to design a “deeply immersive” exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) inspired by more than 160 prints and drawings by Dutch artist M.C. Escher.  The exhibition forms part of NGV’s 2018/2019 program and will “intertwine the worlds of both artist and designer in a masterful and enigmatic visual presentation”. Celebrated as a master […]

IDEA 2018 entries close in one week!

Entries to the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) close in one week’s time, so make sure you don’t miss out on your chance of being recognised for achieving design excellence. To enter the awards please click here. IDEA is Australia’s largest and most successful independent design awards program. Launched by inside magazine in 2003, the program celebrates the best […]

Phillip K. Smith III and COS create mirrored wall installation for Milan Design Week

American artist Phillip K. Smith III has teamed with fashion brand COS to create Open Sky, a large-scale sculptural installation at Milan’s Palazzo Isimbardi. It marks COS’s seventh consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile and this year’s offering transforms the overhead square of sky of Palazzo Isimbardi’s courtyard into a physical ring of reflected sky. With […]

What really happens in a design studio? Figr Architecture, Maike Studio and CMD reveal all

From arguments with builders to timber factories burning down (yes, that really happened!) the real life of a design studio isn’t as glamorous as you might believe. ADR editor Natalie Mortimer recently hosted a panel at the Design Co-op  during Melbourne Design Week and spoke to Michael Artemenko of Figr Architecture, Mairead Murphy of Maike […]

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 […]

IDEA 2018 Early Bird entries extended!

Early Bird entries to the 2018 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) have been extended to close of business Wednesday 28 March, giving you extra time to take advantage of a discounted price.  IDEA is Australia’s largest and most successful independent design awards program. Launched by inside magazine in 2003, the program celebrates the best of […]

How the Hong Kong Design industry wants to put its stamp on the world

A group of eight Hong Kong-based emerging designers are visiting Melbourne during Design Week to showcase their work as part of the Hong Kong Design Centre’s (HKDC), Business of Design Week (BODW) initiative at the NGV. ADR caught up with the Chairman of HKDC, Professor Eric Yim, to find out his aims for the pilot program […]

Hayball-designed vertical school opens its doors in Melbourne

Construction is now complete on South Melbourne Primary School, Victoria’s first high-rise state school, with over 160 students now settled in for term one. The Hayball-designed project – and recipient of the 2016 World Architecture Festival Awards Future Project of the Year award – offers a contemporary building with modern teaching principles at the core […]