Doshi Levien design Kvadrat collection inspired by Corbusier

In collaboration with Kvadrat, London-based wunderkinds Doshi Levien has designed a range of curtain textiles inspired by Le Corbusier, which use hi-tech fabrication methods.

Future classic: Robert Foster

Photo courtesy FINK Design. The FINK water jug is an achievement perhaps only made by mid-century Danes and very much the last thing you would expect to come out of the near-capital city of Queanbeyan but, hey, in 1993 Robert Foster made it happen! This piece of Australian design exploded into our memories. Its vibrant […]

Workspace work smart

All images courtesy of Workspace Commercial Furniture. Written by Jan Henderson for ADR. When manufacturing in Australia seems to be on the wane, one company is taking great strides to keep Australian expertise, know-how and jobs at home. South Australian-based furniture manufacturer Workspace is defying the odds and creating a successful business designing, manufacturing and […]

Kangaroo-inspired furniture by Nicole Monks

Premium Up – Linear and functional washbasins

Leading Italian bathware manufacturer, Catalano, have introduced the latest collection to their portfolio of washbasins, Premium Up. This ultra-modern range is now available in Australia exclusively through Rogerseller. The Premium Up collection represents an evolution in design and applications of washbasins by including functional surfaces next to the bowl. Beautifully thin edges accentuate the design […]

IKEA sued for copyright infringement

Image above: the Mo bed designed by e15, which is at the centre of the dispute with IKEA.  German furniture brand e15 is taking Swedish conglomerate IKEA to the High Court over a disputed copyright infringement on the design of its Mo bed. Designer Philip Manzier claims the Mo bed was developed over a three-year […]

A new era: Products for People

What do Chairbiz and Products for People have in common? For those in the know, one is the evolution of the other. What started as Chairbiz in 2000 has grown, morphed and adapted into Products for People in 2016. Australian Design Review talks to both Simon Duerden and Stewart Brown of Products for People (or […]

Series A by Workspace

Workspace’s latest in-house designed timber family is simply named A-series after the A-frame form which is carried through from the table to the chairs.

Nick Mouat: Tech-Tonics

Touted by his clients as the best kept secret in the Australian furniture industry, manufacturer Nick Mouat of Nickisms combines an understanding of both technology and timber to help make the ideas of Australia’s leading designers a reality.

From forest to furniture – a timber journey

Earlier in the year at Denfair, the American Hardwood Export Council invited six designers across Australia and New Zealand to use US hardwoods to create a bespoke piece of furniture. Each design was mapped from when the trees were felled in the hardwood forests of the US, tracking their environmental profile all the way to Australia, including the final design outcome.