‘I want to be a part of every phase of a product’s development’ – Industrial designer Tom Fereday

Driven by a desire to discover the tension that exists between natural materials and contemporary design and manufacture, Sydney-based industrial designer Tom Fereday is all about honest and enduring design. Fereday is no new kid off the block. Since forming his studio in 2013, He has flexed his design skills to industry acclaim. More than […]

The Curated Finishes collection by Phoenix, a kaleidoscope of elegance

The Curated Finishes collection, a subtle but powerful hymn to timeless materials such as tiles, timber and stones, is finally here. Phoenix creates bathroom and kitchen fittings through refined Australian design.  For over 30 years, it has been trusted to deliver innovation, precision and quality in every product – designed in-house and made with pride […]

Supporting Australia’s emerging talent with Harbour Outdoor

From its very foundations, Harbour Outdoor has been invested in nurturing up-and-coming talent within the Australian and international design industry. As the next generation of the family business takes the helm, this tradition shows no signs of slowing. Nicholas and Harrison Condos are incredibly proud of their father, Jim. Chief creative officer and chief executive officer […]

Fieldwork Architects captures the ‘heritage of place’ in Elwood Home

Getting to know designer-maker Samuel Burns from Sabu Studio

Inspired by honest materials intertwined by a refined sensibility of contemporary craftsmanship, Melbourne-based designer-maker Samuel Burns is an emerging creative to watch. Establishing Sabu Studios in 2020, Burns has produced subtle and unobtrusive designs that delight and intrigue. Earlier last month at the IDEA 2021 gala in Sydney, Burns was also announced the recipient for […]

Seven Australian furniture and lighting designs that mix form and function

Today’s lookbook showcases seven Australian furniture and lighting designs that demonstrate genuine innovation in terms of materials, manufacturing, and distribution or functionality. Our curated visual inspiration is from the IDEA 2021 finalists. The winners and highly commended were announced last week, which you can check out here. IDEA 2022 is now open for entries, celebrating the best Australian interior […]

“We always honour the original designer’s intent” – Cultivated on restoring HAY’s About a Lounge chair 

Australian furniture company Cult has been restoring some of its most iconic pieces – the Wishbone, Ox, Series 7 and Swan chairs – for years.  In fact, it has been actively encouraging designers – and the general public – to bring any original piece bought from Cult into a showroom to be repaired and restored […]

Kristine Yeats reflects “white sandy beaches” in Hayman Island resort with Harbour 

Sustainability, durability and understated luxury are at the heart of Kristine Yeats’ design for the Hayman Island Beach House, which was rebuilt following Cyclone Debbie in 2017. Located on Queensland’s Hayman Island, the project is part of the InterContinental resort and can be booked as three individual suites or one 3-bedroom home.  “Reflective of the […]

Herman Miller encapsulates adaptability and versatility in new OE1 collection

Australian workplaces are adapting to life post global pandemic and Herman Miller is right there beside them with its new collection OE1.  “The market is responding and learning that whether working from home, in the office, or collaborating via a hybrid arrangement, adaptability and versatility are essential,” explains the global furniture company.  “OE1 is designed […]

A personal space for everyone with the Verse Collection by Zenith Design Studio

As we make the move back to shared spaces, it’s the privacy of the home that should be translated into workspaces. Zenith Design Studio has introduced the Verse Collection to create that personal space for everyone. The natural need for privacy and personal space within shared environments has been overlooked in the increase of open, […]