Handmade in Japan

As technology invades every part of our lives these days, it’s difficult to imagine that in some parts of the world large-scale manufacturing is conducted without the aid of robotics, whether laser cutting of timber or fabric or the actual building of products. In Japan, however, there is a small city called Takayama situated in […]

Q&ADR: Ilan El, founder of ILANEL lighting studio

This week we meet Ilan El, founder of lighting studio ILANEL. He discusses his 13m tall Deco chandelier, working with Save The Children, and his upcoming project in Melbourne’s Malt District.

Luxury has arrived: Jena by Krost

Exuding modern flare and uncompromised attention to detail, the Jena chair stands out as a unique and distinctive furniture piece in any landscape.

The Paperclip collection by AFDA winner Seaton Mckeon

A silo form in light and architecture

Melbourne-based creative studio ILANEL has designed a custom pendant light for The Malt District development.

Orbis: Zenith Interiors

The move to sit-stand office solutions has come of age, with myriad positive outcomes and solutions to match. Boasting an elegant contemporary design, the Orbis range of work desks comprises a design solution to suit any workplace, commercial or institutional interior.

Australian soul with Italian heart: SP01

What does it take to bring Australian design to the world stage? What embodies the Australian aesthetic? How do you get a furniture brand off the ground? These are the kinds of questions the guys behind SP01 ponder. Sitting comfortably in the brand’s new outdoor range (designed by Tom Fereday) in Milan, Italy, Aleesha Callahan chats to SP01’s product development manager Matt Lorrain.

MUMA’s Future Eaters

Every now and then an exhibition comes along that invites the viewer to delve deep into past experience in order to see the possibilities of the future. A visit to Future Eaters, the latest exhibition to grace the floors of Monash University’s MUMA (Monash University Museum of Art), is just such an occasion.

2017 VIVID design competition winners announced

The VIVID 2017 Award winners were announced last week, at an award ceremony held at Decor + Design and AIFF exhibition in Melbourne. Selected from a shortlisted 44 products, the winners include James Walsh and Ash Allen’s Igneous light, an elegant bike rack by Adrian Olassau and a task light which pays homage to ancient boat building techniques.

5 minutes with Bryan Cush of Sawdust Bureau

As the VIVID design competition is days away from being announced, ADR chats with last year’s furniture design winner, Bryan Cush.