“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, […]

“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 […]