A contemporary update to Marco Zanuso’s iconic Lady armchair

Designed in 1951 by Italian architect and designer Marco Zanuso for Arflex, the Lady armchair won the gold medal at the IX Milan Triennale in the same year. Today, the look of the Lady armchair has been given a contemporary update via a new offering of fabrics designed by Raf Simons and introduced to Cassina’s Everest collection. The […]

The considered art of custom furniture

Despite creating a wonderful folio of custom furniture pieces, the bespoke road is one B.E Architecture design director Broderick Ely walks with caution. The imposing dining table that sits in the kitchen of the St Vincent Place residence looks decades old. Crafted from two huge slabs of an elm tree that have been cut down […]

Designing for aged care

As Australia’s older generation continues to grow, the architecture and design community is beginning to see tremendous opportunity for change within aged care, says Kirstin Ojerholm business development manager at Zenith Interiors. By 2042 one in four Australians will be 65 years or older. This unprecedented change in our society, coupled with longer life expectancy, means […]

Fusing online and offline in the pharmacy world

A new pharmacy has sprung up in Brooklyn, New York that blends its online and physical worlds through playful visual cues and ease of use. Medly Pharmacy is a neighbourhood pharmacy that wants to override the often impersonal experience that people have when they visit a pharmacy. Owners Marg and Sahaj Patel wanted to create […]

The Arne Jacobsen classic Pot chair gets a modern facelift

It might not have received the same appreciation as its design icon siblings the Egg and the Swan, but the Pot chair by Arne Jacobsen has been relaunched by Fritz Hansen to bring a classic 1950s feel to contemporary interiors. The trio of chairs were originally designed in 1959 for the SAS Royal Hotel in […]

Bringing mobile style to desk environments

High numbers of us now work in shared spaces or find ourselves hot-desking around the office. While flexible environments promote collaboration and give employees more freedom, they can leave our creative spaces looking a little bland. To inject some personalisation into hot-desking, interior designer Christian Pistauer and Judit Maireder, director of brand consultancy firm Y Brand, […]

Franco Crea on building a business in design

As Melbourne-based furniture designer Franco Crea prepares to launch a new sofa collection named after his mother Mena who passed away recently, he took some time to share his thoughts on building a design business in Australia and the myriad challenges young creatives face. ADR: Since establishing your company in 2013 you’re now running studios […]

Forty years of iconic design

It’s now 40 years since internationally renowned architect and designer Mario Bellini’s iconic cab range of furniture first came to fruition. Distributed by Italian furniture innovator Cassina, the range was conceived in 1977 as an extension and prosthesis for the body: a skeleton in tubular steel and stretched, stitched leather, fastened to the frame with […]

Building a design icon

While there were plenty of eye-catching designs recognised at this year’s IDEA gala dinner, one piece of work that garnered considerable praise was the Settlers chair by Jon Goulder. We take a closer look at how the chair was conceived and constructed. The winner of the Object – Furniture and Lighting category, the Settlers chair […]

Fun and functional office furniture

Workplaces can be busy, messy and loud. In commercial environments, modern office interiors are designed to maximise space while encouraging productivity and creative collaboration. With flexibility and versatility paramount, the ubiquitous stool has become a necessary staple in most homes, as well as hospitality and office spaces. Enter one of Luxxbox’s most recent product releases, […]