Designers explore biobased building materials at Dutch Design Week 2019

It’s a pop-up pavilion, but not as you know it. This one is made from mushrooms grown especially for this year’s Dutch Design Week. One of the highlights of the event, which wrapped up over the weekend, the temporary performance space was designed by set designer and artist Pascal Leboucq in collaboration with Erik Klarenbeek’s studio Krown Design. […]

Virgil Abloh’s IKEA collection hits store on 7 November

Millennials and millennials-at-heart will be able to stock up on multi-functional textiles and furnishings that “satisfy their practical needs and emotional aspirations” when the long-awaited collaboration between IKEA and fashion designer Virgil Abloh arrives on our shores in little more than a week’s time.  The ambitious ethos outlined by the Swedish furniture company is in line […]

The importance of protecting Australian design

With the rise and rise of the Australian product designer, the profile of homegrown objects, furniture and lighting has been elevated to truly desirable and justifiably embraced by the public and design community alike. With an array of Australian objects now on par for style and substance with products designed overseas, it is disappointing to […]

BuzziSpace and Zenith: singing the sound of silence

Belgian company BuzziSpace has become a master at marrying silence and style. Having been partnered with Zenith for almost a decade, the pair are committed to rethinking the management of noise in our workspaces. When designing an office space, it’s easy to think of only the visible items required to do our jobs well: workstations, […]

Competition: design the world’s most beautiful bar cart with Archie Rose

Sydney-based distillery Archie Rose is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design the world’s most beautiful bar cart. This is your chance to be a part of Archie Rose history by designing the company’s first-ever bar cart. The design must do justice to Australia’s rich tradition of distilling as well as the company’s commitment to innovation, using traditional methods […]

Meet the VIVID 2019 winners

The winners of VIVID 2018 were announced at a special awards ceremony last week at the Decor + Design exhibition in Melbourne. Selected from over 50 finalists, this year’s VIVID award winners include Eamon Riley (Furniture design), Thomas Cohen (Object design), Kirsten Wang (Concept design), Pauline Tsolos and Darcey Zelenko (Lighting design), Dustin Fritsche (Judges Choice) and […]

Designing for ‘the environment of conversation’ – the Bayou collection

Created with human interaction and collaboration in mind, the Bayou collection forges moments for working, gathering and relaxation. It wasn’t so long ago that offices revolved mostly around our desks. But as our attitudes to work and workplace culture evolve, the idea of ‘work soft’ environments is gaining momentum. And it was through this future-focused […]

Adam Goodrum on how his new Scape collection responds to urbanisation

As Tait releases Scape by Adam Goodrum, ADR catches up with the designer to talk about the inspiration behind the collection and how it acts as a respite from rapid urbanisation. With almost 70 percent of the world’s population living in cities by 2030, the thoughtful design and planning of our public spaces will be vital. […]

A look at the Vivid Design Awards finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Vivid Design Awards have been announced, with the work of 53 designers in the running for an award.  This year marks the 16th edition of the program, which shines a spotlight on Australia’s up-and-coming furniture, lighting and object designers from across the country. The finalists will exhibit their design prototypes […]

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 […]