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 […]

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

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 […]

Luxxbox’s GOMA chair showcases the intersection of art and design

A specially designed chair developed exclusively for the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) by Australian design studio Luxxbox has become a permanent fixture in the Gallery’s acclaimed GOMA Restaurant. Luxxbox founder and creative director, Jason Bird said the finely crafted chair was designed and made in Australia showcasing the intersection of […]

Zenith adds award-winning SEELA chair to its Lapalma line-up

Zenith has introduced Lapalma’s new SEELA chair range, which brings together two unlikely materials: polypropylene and wood. The new SEELA collection of stackable chairs, chairs with arms and stools by Lapalma is as unique as the company that created it. Designed by Finnish designer Antti Kotilainen, the versatile collection matches two extremely different materials, polypropylene […]

Behind the Cafe Culture + Insitu rebrand

Earlier this week design supplier Cafe Culture + Insitu announced that it was rebranding to Design Nation. ADR catches up with founder and director Marnie Hammond to take a behind-the-scenes look at the newly named company. Cafe Culture + Insitu started out in Canterbury, Sydney in 1998 with a trade showroom supplying café furniture direct […]

Carefully crafted foam: Zenith introduces All Sorts Additions

As Zenith introduces All Sorts Additions, an extension of Swiss Design’s original All Sorts collection, ADR catches up with Darren McKinnon, director of Swiss Design to talk about the inspiration behind the range and its design evolution. As a director of a manufacturing company, Darren McKinnon is often consumed with running the business. So when […]

Café Culture + Insitu rebrands to Design Nation

Australian design supplier Café Culture + Insitu has rebranded to Design Nation to better reflect the wide range of solutions it now offers architects and designers. The change, which comes into effect from today (11 February), also marks 20 years in business for the company. Founded in 1998, Design Nation originated as a business-to-business furniture […]