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 […]

Rem Koolhass and David Gianotten gift MPavillion to Monash University

Naomi Milgrom AO, founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, today announced that MPavilion 2017, designed by world-leading urban thinkers and architects Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten of OMA, has been gifted to the people of Melbourne and will be relocated from its temporary site at the Queen Victoria Gardens to its new home at Monash […]

Cult twentieth anniversary | event gallery

When Cult celebrated its 20th anniversary recently, photographer Fiona Sustano was there. She shared some of her images with us. Photography: Fiona Sustano -uploaded by Rob Hay

Changing perceptions: How Melbourne Design Week wants people to rethink what design means

Melbourne Design Week kicks off next month with this year’s theme aiming to change the public’s idea about what design really means. Design Effects, an 11-day program of talks and events, will explore how design delivers change for people and the environment. Ahead of the event, ADR caught up with Ewan McEion, head of department […]

The Cove: a co-working space inspired by Scandi design and Japanese aesthetics

Brisbane is riding the crest of the co-working wave with the recently opened The Cove, a loft-style workspace that draws on a fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese design. Designed by Collectivus, alongside builders Unita, lighting specialists Viv-id and The Cove Founder Courtney Norris, the space is functional with clean lines and an overarching palette of […]

Asif Khan reveals design for ‘darkest building on earth’

British architect Asif Khan has released details of his latest project the Hyundai Pavilion at PyeongChang Winter Olympics, which he is calling the “darkest building on earth”. Commissioned by car manufacturer Hyundai as part of its ‘global mobility initiative’, the 10 metre-high pavilion is coated with light absorbing Vantablack VBx2 and illuminated by thousands of […]

Good Design Awards celebrate 60th anniversary

Entries for this year’s Good Design Awards are now open, as the program celebrates spending 60 years promoting excellence in design and innovation. The annual awards recognise the achievements of designers across 10 design disciplines spanning more than 30 categories, from the best new products and services on the Australian market; excellence in architectural design; digital and […]

The Arne Jacobsen classic Pot chair gets a modern facelift

It might not have received the same appreciation as its design icon siblings the Egg and the Swan, but the Pot chair by Arne Jacobsen has been relaunched by Fritz Hansen to bring a classic 1950s feel to contemporary interiors. The trio of chairs were originally designed in 1959 for the SAS Royal Hotel in […]