Pieces we love: ACME&CO
“[These artefacts are] a collection of some pieces that we have acquired and others that we dream of…” Vince Alafaci and Caroline Choker from award-winning design practice ACME&CO pursue a style that is simultaneously eclectic and minimal. The pair share some of their most sought-after objects with inside.
Into the light
“Light in its purest form is about perception. It literally changes the way in which we see the world,” says Melbourne-based lighting designer, Volker Haug. MEZZANINE talks to Volker and other designers about new technologies that are bringing aesthetic opportunities to their work, and allowing them to set a new mood of sustainability.
Piero Lissoni: respectful design
“You have to use fun,” says Piero Lissoni. ADR speaks to Lema’s prolific artistic director about design cultures, his longstanding relationship with Lema, and his secret to producing work that is both modern and timeless, on his recent visit to Australia as a guest of Rogerseller.
Moving metal with Korban/Flaubert
Korban/Flaubert is a Sydney-based duo – metal specialist Janos Korban and architect Stefanie Flaubert – a creative pair with a fascination for producing objects from natural materials. ADR speaks with the design duo about their inspiration, design process, and the nuances of working with metal.
Arper’s complete solution
In the specialised area of workplace design, a recurring challenge is for offices to stay ‘of the moment’.
Dyson’s enduring light bulb moment
It is lamentably rare to have the inventor of a product speak about it publicly. Intriguing inventor and product designer Jake Dyson visited Dyson’s Sydney headquarters last month to give an insight on the development process and breakthrough technology behind his slick CSYS range.
Relaxed and refined: Arper Work/Life
“People these days are seeking softness, a more inviting working environment, whether in the home or in the office”, said Arper’s CEO Claudio Feltrin, during last week’s launch of Arper’s Work/Life range at Stylecraft.
The Dix effect
One of the most prolific designers of our time, Sean Dix, has been known to smash chairs being sold in his name at trade shows. Dix makes an appearance for a talk and Q&A session at DENFAIR tomorrow, as a guest of Zenith Interiors.