Dyson introduces task light that simulates natural light

Following 892 prototypes over a two-year period, Dyson has launched its Lightcycle task light, which continually adjusts its colour temperature and brightness in relation to the local daylight conditions.  The light uses a time, date and location-driven algorithm to calculate the colour temperature and brightness of daylight, anywhere in the world. To do this, the light uses […]

The importance of protecting Australian design

With the rise and rise of the Australian product designer, the profile of homegrown objects, furniture and lighting has been elevated to truly desirable and justifiably embraced by the public and design community alike. With an array of Australian objects now on par for style and substance with products designed overseas, it is disappointing to […]

BuzziSpace and Zenith: singing the sound of silence

Belgian company BuzziSpace has become a master at marrying silence and style. Having been partnered with Zenith for almost a decade, the pair are committed to rethinking the management of noise in our workspaces. When designing an office space, it’s easy to think of only the visible items required to do our jobs well: workstations, […]

Competition: design the world’s most beautiful bar cart with Archie Rose

Meet the VIVID 2019 winners

The winners of VIVID 2018 were announced at a special awards ceremony last week at the Decor + Design exhibition in Melbourne. Selected from over 50 finalists, this year’s VIVID award winners include Eamon Riley (Furniture design), Thomas Cohen (Object design), Kirsten Wang (Concept design), Pauline Tsolos and Darcey Zelenko (Lighting design), Dustin Fritsche (Judges Choice) and […]

Designing for ‘the environment of conversation’ – the Bayou collection

Created with human interaction and collaboration in mind, the Bayou collection forges moments for working, gathering and relaxation. It wasn’t so long ago that offices revolved mostly around our desks. But as our attitudes to work and workplace culture evolve, the idea of ‘work soft’ environments is gaining momentum. And it was through this future-focused […]

Adam Goodrum on how his new Scape collection responds to urbanisation

As Tait releases Scape by Adam Goodrum, ADR catches up with the designer to talk about the inspiration behind the collection and how it acts as a respite from rapid urbanisation. With almost 70 percent of the world’s population living in cities by 2030, the thoughtful design and planning of our public spaces will be vital. […]

A look at the Vivid Design Awards finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Vivid Design Awards have been announced, with the work of 53 designers in the running for an award.  This year marks the 16th edition of the program, which shines a spotlight on Australia’s up-and-coming furniture, lighting and object designers from across the country. The finalists will exhibit their design prototypes […]

The furniture design influencers

In the second of a four-part series highlighting interior designers, design media and the furniture designers and makers who have all played a role in positioning Australian furniture on the global stage, inside co-editor Gillian Serisier takes a look at the identity being etched by some of our finest furniture designers. When it comes to an […]

Design with a conscience: the Archie table

Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the Archie table collection, designed by Nicholls Design and distributed through Zenith, is made from timber harvested with cultural sensitivity and by environmentally friendly practices. Just as the rings, marks and patterns on a tree tell a story, so too does the timber used in the Archie table collection, […]