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, […]

Living Edge launches EOFY sale

As the end of the financial year approaches, Living Edge is offering 15 percent off all of its brands until 30 June. Here, we highlight just some of the products available, focusing on Scandinavian brand Muuto. Ambit Pendant Crafted with precision and embodying the values of Scandinavian design, the Ambit Pendant Lamp is as timeless as […]

A growing A-team: Brunner’s A-Collection

As Zenith’s offering of the Brunner A-Collection grows, ADR takes a look at this unique furniture collection, so named because of the characteristic A-shape of its slender frames. Created by the world-renowned German design duo Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub (jehs+laub), an essential component of the A-Collection design concept is the liquid connection between the […]

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 […]

Smarter than your average chair

‘Task’ and ‘chair’ – two simple words that when put together tell us all we need to know about the furniture they describe. A task chair is a simple piece of furniture designed with utility in mind, so that users can sit in it and think about nothing but whatever task they have to complete. […]

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

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 […]