Design Nation teams up with Melbourne-based designer Dean Norton

As the recently rebranded Design Nation expands its carefully curated local collection in support of the nation’s talented design community, ADR takes a look at some of the newly added Australian-designed products. The Moodlum collection Created by English-born, Melbourne-based designer Dean Norton, Moodlum is a timeless furniture collection composed of a leaning shelf, coffee table, […]

How do our decisions make an impact at every scale? – a Q&A with Shaw Contract

Shaw Contract vice president of marketing John Stephens and Shaw Industries global sourcing director of raw materials Shannan Billings exchange thoughts on designing with the planet at the forefront in this excerpt from Shaw Contract’s sustainability Journal Two Degrees. You could call this a marriage of the minds. He’s a former history major. She can’t […]

A message from our editors – How can we help?

When we sat down to write this message to our readers and everyone in the Australian architecture and interior design industry, we wrote and rewrote dozens of introductions, but there are no perfect words. And really everything we wanted to say can be summed up in these four words.   How can we help? Since […]

King Living announces $27,000 student award

Luxxbox’s Jason Bird chats about acoustic lighting in ADR video

Brisbane-based industrial designer Jason Bird chats about acoustic lighting in this video produced by ADR for Luxxbox. Watch our chat with Jason Bird now. Bird’s career launched in architectural lighting in Australia before relocating to the US, designing for several major US manufacturers. Returning home to his own practice he focused on designs embodying a […]

Friends & Associates explores matters of life & death in new exhibition

Dale Hardiman and Tom Skeehan of Friends & Associates are teaming up with the likes of Flack Studio, March Studio, Breathe Architecture and Mark Richardson to interpret life and death through object design. Part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, Life & Death asks 31 Australian designers, architects and artists to answer the question, ‘What happens […]

Living Systems Collection

With its innate ability to grow, evolve and adapt, the Living Systems Collection by Shaw Contract is well-named. Evocative of the patterns, textures and colours found in the natural world, in all aspects, this carpet tile collection has an organic approach at its heart. Influenced by regenerative design and mirroring nature, Living Systems is adaptive […]

The World of Tom Dixon

Design has the power to create a feeling, to make you question the details and push the boundaries of innovation and creativity. We chat to Tom Dixon as he teams up with Living Edge. A pioneer, leader and boundary-pushing creator, Tom Dixon continuously brings exciting design propositions to areas of lighting, accessories and furniture. The […]

BIG’s first foray into furniture channels its founder’s love of Minecraft

Danish practice BIG’s Voxel sofa is an adaptable modular piece inspired by founder Bjarke Ingels’ professed love of the video game Minecraft. Speaking to Dezeen in 2015, Ingels said architecture should be more like the game, where users turn surreal dreams into inhabitable space. “These fictional worlds empower people with the tools to transform their […]

Hee Welling designs a chair that is both of the moment and timeless

The About A Chair is arguably the new go-to chair for a high quality, comfortable chair at a reasonable price point. Marketed through HAY and in turn by Cult Design in Australia, it is the chair that has fame, well beyond the designer himself. And this is just as the designer, Hee Welling, would have […]