“It’s our obligation to manage the Earth’s resources” – Herman Miller on sustainability

Stewardship of the environment has long been a core value for Herman Miller. The company market manager for NSW, Queensland and New Zealand Gigi Davidge explains how in this special feature.  Valuing the environment has always been in the Herman Miller DNA. Our founder declared, “We will be a good corporate neighbour by being a good steward of […]

Last chance to win one $6420 Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair

There’s less than a week left to enter ADR’s Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair competition, which closes for entries at midnight AEST on 19 November. We’re giving away one of these iconic chairs with the winner able to choose their own fabric from the Capture, Diablo, Fame, Rime or Tonus upholstery collection. Find out more and […]

Being sustainable is as much about us as “influencing others to step up” – Humanscale

“When we started exploring sustainability, the conversation in the furniture world was still, ‘You don’t eat your chair, so who cares about its toxins?’. Jane Abernathy’s words sound ridiculous to our 2021 ears. But Humanscale’s chief sustainability officer first broached the subject of product labels half a decade ago. “Back then, suppliers would tell us […]

King on a legacy of sustainability

“For us, sustainability isn’t just in designing one chair out of recycled plastic,” says King head of product, David Hardwick. “That’s not the approach we take. Sustainability is very much fundamental to everything we do, and it’s been that way since the very beginning.” If you’re familiar with King, you’re familiar with the longevity of […]

Herman Miller celebrates 75th anniversary of the Eames LCW Plywood

The Eames LCW Plywood is turning 75! And to celebrate, ADR is teaming up with Herman Miller for a little stroll down memory lane. It all started on the set of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, where Charles and Ray Eames were experimenting with wood-moulding. It was the early 1940s, so perhaps not a huge surprise that the […]

“It’s an act of respect” – Sydney craftsman on restoring Artichoke pendants with Cultivated

“There is one story about the Artichoke that I love,” Annabel Hammond tells me from the workshop of Sydney’s Astor Metal Finishes.  “We had a lady come in with one that was all banged up and dented with wires hanging off it. Someone had given it to her at a building site, assuming it was […]

Cult launches new collection for in-house brand nau

The 2021 nau collection from Cult features contemporary, hand-crafted furniture and lighting from the likes of Adam Goodrum, Kate Stokes, Adam Cornish and Tom Fereday. Designed and made in Australia, the much-anticipated new collection is packed with everything from outdoor pieces to a locally crafted flat-pack furniture series to an edit of functional, refined designs […]

Ross Gardam teams up with Stylecraft to launch new Hearth collection

Inspired by the popular Place range, the new Hearth collection from Ross Gardam features generous proportions perfect for lounging, while its modular nature ensures it fits any space. The new collection is all about its proportions – oversized French seams, soft arms and spacious surfaces. Gardam set out to create pieces that were distinctive, instantly […]

Luxury five-star defines new Glen Iris assisted living residence with furniture from ownworld

ownworld has teamed up with architects Smith+Tracey to deliver five-star Art Deco-inspired luxury to residents in the newly opened Morgan Glen Iris Retirement Living. “In the old days, it was the facility matron who made all the decisions about furniture in aged care, and generally it lent towards practical institutional furnishings and finishes,” ownworld director […]

Meet the maker: Miele’s Andreas Enslin on the Generation 7000

“It’s not inspiration by shapes, colours, materials. It’s inspiration by needs,” Miele vice president of design Andreas Enslin tells me from his home in Austria. Enslin is the man behind the brand’s Generation 7000. At the helm of the team of engineers and designers who created the never-before-seen technology that defines this range of ovens, […]