Australian and New Zealand practices excel in 2022 Shaw Contract Design Awards

The 2022 Shaw Contract Design Awards program is an opportunity to recognise spaces that inspire creative ways of living, working, learning and healing through a design lens. The 2022 Shaw Contract Design Awards, now in its 17th year, had almost 600 submissions from 44 countries with 37 projects selected as Best of Region finalists. All […]

Alex Hopkins on Herman Miller’s new Zeph chair

Herman Miller is renowned for its high-performance seating and its new Zeph chair is no exception, as Studio Tate’s design director Alex Hopkins explains.

Pittella launches the new Ginkgo handle, inspired by its namesake tree

Headlining the new dnd for the Pittella collection, Pittella has launched the Ginkgo handle. Designed by renowned industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti, the minimal and cutting-edge design is a natural addition to Pittella’s offering.  The Ginkgo door handle has been thoughtfully designed to replicate the fan-like geometry of the leaves of a Ginkgo tree. In 2017, […]

Laufen combines elegance with ease for the bathtub

MondoClad – a sustainable alternative to timber

MondoClad from HVG Facades is a range of premium solid aluminium panels that come in a variety of woodgrain colours and is 100 percent recyclable.

Meet the 2022 Shaw Contract Design Awards judges

Judging for the 2022 Shaw Contract Design Awards is well and truly under way! Built on Shaw Contract’s foundation to celebrate the optimism of design and its ability to influence everyday life, the Shaw Contract Design Awards showcases excellence and the creative vision of designers and architects from all over the globe. 2022 Shaw Contract Design Awards Overview “Now […]

Geometric and textured Sonar bath by Laufen

Swiss bathroom manufacturer Laufen has revealed its Sonar bath designed by Patricia Urquiola who was inspired by “the way sound waves travel through water”. The freestanding piece is part of the broader Sonar Collection, including washbasins, vanities and toilets. Featuring thin edges and geometric texture, the Sonar bath is finished in white and is designed […]

Getting to know Canberra-based designer Elliot Bastianon

Canberra-based designer Elliot Bastianon possesses an eclectic and diverse material palette that has garnered serious industry attention since launching his studio in 2014. Most recently in March, Bastianon was a part of the inaugural Melbourne Design Fair, which is presented as part of Melbourne Design Week. The Fair is a commercial showcase of limited edition, […]

Being Bialek

Michael Bialek, the B in SJB, has now been with the multi award-winning Sydney and Melbourne-based practice for nearly 50 years.

Patricia Moore receives 2022 World Design Medal

Dr Patricia Moore, the internationally renowned designer and gerontologist, has been announced as this year’s World Design Medal winner for her significant contributions to the advancement of the industrial design profession. Announcing the decision, the World Design Organization (WDO) has issued a media release describing Moore as a pioneering figure in design and a leading […]