Milan trends

It’s always interesting to see the way colour and design move over the year and organically culminate at I Salone. With so much product on display, Milan is certainly the place to investigate trends or directions and emerging styles. This year it wasn’t exactly that ‘anything goes’, but there were two quite distinct streams of […]

Milan Design Week 2019: wrap-up

As the 58th Salone del Mobile wraps up for another year it’s time to take stock and attempt to digest all the wonderful sights and experiences that have occurred during the past week. It was sunny at first, then came a little rain and cooler evenings, but in general, the weather was pleasant to enjoy […]

The interior design influencers

In the first of a four-part series in inside, co-editor Gillian Serisier takes a look at the interior designers, design media and the furniture designers and makers who have all played a role in positioning Australian furniture on the global stage.  The turn of the century has very much seen Australian furniture come into its own. Where […]

Milan giveaway! Win a Panthella MINI lamp with ADR and Cult

In pictures: Design Nation’s anniversary roadshow

To celebrate 20 years and to introduce its new business name,  Cafe Culture + Insitu (now Design Nation) recently held a series of celebratory events in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. If you couldn’t make the event or want to check out a snap of yourself, have a scroll through the images below.

The new open plan: creating a room-within-a-room with BuzziBracks

As Zenith introduces BuzziSpace’s BuzziBracks, ADR takes a look at how the new product can revolutionise the open-plan workplace. Work environments are increasingly being designed in an open-plan fashion and at the same time organisations need to provide a variety of zones to support the various ways – and places – people work today and […]

Apparentt’s new Esteem chair features a steam-bent backrest

Melbourne based design studio Apparentt has released a new chair, which gently supports the user through carefully considered joinery and curves.  The Esteem chair has been developed and refined over several years, and this distinctive piece is the result of many iterations and subsequent prototypes. From conception to realisation, the goal was to create “the perfect package” of […]

Designer Michael Young uses an ‘animated algorithm’ to create acoustic wall panels

British designer Michael Young has designed three acoustic performance wallcoverings using a specially created algorithm.  The large-scale wallcoverings, designed in collaboration with textile company Woven Image, can be used to help control acoustics in open interior spaces, creating calm environments. “By setting up an animated algorithm we generated a changing two-dimensional pattern and freed the animation […]

The wonder of glass: in conversation with Christian Mussati

As glass lighting and installation company WonderGlass expands into Australia, ADR meets with co-founder Christian Mussati who discusses how a family passion for glass led to the creation of a unique business. It was during a family Christmas in the Dolomites, Italy that the grain of a business idea was formed between father and son […]

Coco Flip’s new lighting collection takes cues from the humble honey dipper

Coco Flip has launched a new lighting collection called Honey, which was hand made in Melbourne by local artisans. The collection includes a pendant light, table lamp and wall sconce and was inspired by the curves found on a honey dipper. The stepped geometric silhouette is also a nod to a stylised Art Deco sensibility. Honey […]