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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
‘Stripped’ by Greg Natale produces the same carbon footprint in its entire lifetime that you create in just 40 hours. ‘Stripped’ pays tribute to the work of minimalist architects Claudio Silvestrin and John Pawson.