Dowel Jones teams with Boom Gallery to open retail store

Playing ahead of the trend, Melbourne design practice Dowel Jones has partnered with Boom Gallery to open a retail store in Geelong. Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch, the duo behind Dowel Jones, now have the opportunity to showcase to the public their limited edition pieces alongside their best-selling products. The flagship store presents furniture, lighting and objects […]

Cosh Living celebrates ten-year anniversary

Celebrating 10 years of showcasing incredible furniture, Cosh Living took the opportunity to launch its new look Sydney showroom. Beautifully resolved, the showroom reads as a series of rooms that flow effortlessly together. Drawing colours from photography of the Otway Ranges, mossy and misty greens are paired with deep forest shades, pale greys and natural […]

Kiyoshi Sadogawa: designing for life

Kiyoshi Sadogawa is a design hero who has been creating for 60 years. Speaking with him before the opening of the Australian Flagship Conde House furniture store in Melbourne, his passion is evident as he speaks of beauty and comfort and the all-consuming drive that informs his work. Beginning his career in 1958, Sadogawa studied […]

Kett Studio: Australian sensibility, global craftsmanship

Experimental furniture exhibition shows ‘the future of Australian design practice’

The ExLab: Experimental Furniture Exhibition has returned for 2018 and will showcase the talent of graduate students at the Melbourne School of Design. This year, the design brief challenged students to design a small furniture piece using an experimental process that is driven by material qualities and processes of making. This unusual process results in innovative […]

Floria Tosca – Old Utopias

Touching on themes of the magical and natural as co-inhabiting the same space and time, the work of Floria Tosca offers a concertinaed kind of evolution. Colour and form are fragmented through shards that shift dimension and break the plane to render perspective ambiguous. Similarly, scale is adjusted to shift focus and decentralise the image. […]

Meet the makers: Wingnut & Co.

Eschewing the practicalities of mass-production has helped Melbourne-based ceramics studio Wingnut & Co create demand for its artisanal homewares. As an object of desire, Wingnut & Co.’s ‘pot and spoon’ is at the top of the list. It is organic, tactile, supremely useful for lovers of condiments, and a perfect marriage of stoneware and steel. […]

Aesop launches object collaboration with Henry Wilson

Aesop has announced its first functional design piece, in collaboration with the Sydney-based designer Henry Wilson, who has previously designed two Aesop signature stores. The brand’s first foray into object design comes in the shape of a Brass Oil Burner, crafted from solid brass in Australia. Wilson used a lost wax casting process —an ancient technique […]

rD by Ross Didier: uncompromising in design, form and function

These days collaborative design is an essential aspect of a brand’s aspirations and inspirations. For James Richardson, partnering with leading Australian designer Ross Didier was an organic and natural progression resulting in a new collection of furniture that is uncompromising in design, form and function. The ranges from rD by Ross Didier, comprise of Helm, […]

Burnt out fluorescent bulbs are recycled in this wall-mounted light

Castor Design has come up with an innovative way to recycle burnt out fluorescent bulbs by transforming them into wall-mounted lights lit through induction. The Induction Wall Light is an interesting exploration of the use of existing materials to prevent them from going to waste. Rather than destroying a fluorescent bulb, which would release gases that might be environmentally harmful, […]