King Living launches Australia’s first virtual showroom

In an Australian-first, King Living launched its virtual showroom today, making it easier for customers to explore and shop its full collection from the couch. The brand behind products like the Zaza sofa and Luna chair, which it designed together with Sydney furniture designer Charles Wilson, conceptualised the showroom in response to the coronavirus lockdown, […]

King Living incorporates storage into new Hugo sofa

Australian furniture designer King Living combines comfort, flexibility and storage into its new modular Hugo sofa. Designed for all interiors from compact apartments to large flowing living spaces, the Hugo can be reconfigured into a formal setting for entertaining, a cosy sofa for relaxing or even a luxurious bed for two King Living’s signature engineer […]

Bringing the inside out with King Living

King Living introduces the Zaza sofa and Luna chair, two new outdoor pieces that can withstand the Australian sun without sacrificing the contemporary design of their indoor muses. Hot summers and beautiful furniture don’t go together. At least, that was the preconceived notion that King Living set out to defeat with its latest outdoor collection.  […]

Design Nation teams up with Melbourne-based designer Dean Norton

As the recently rebranded Design Nation expands its carefully curated local collection in support of the nation’s talented design community, ADR takes a look at some of the newly added Australian-designed products. The Moodlum collection Created by English-born, Melbourne-based designer Dean Norton, Moodlum is a timeless furniture collection composed of a leaning shelf, coffee table, […]

How do our decisions make an impact at every scale? – a Q&A with Shaw Contract

Shaw Contract vice president of marketing John Stephens and Shaw Industries global sourcing director of raw materials Shannan Billings exchange thoughts on designing with the planet at the forefront in this excerpt from Shaw Contract’s sustainability Journal Two Degrees. You could call this a marriage of the minds. He’s a former history major. She can’t […]

Friends & Associates explores matters of life & death in new exhibition

Dale Hardiman and Tom Skeehan of Friends & Associates are teaming up with the likes of Flack Studio, March Studio, Breathe Architecture and Mark Richardson to interpret life and death through object design. Part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, Life & Death asks 31 Australian designers, architects and artists to answer the question, ‘What happens […]

The World of Tom Dixon

Design has the power to create a feeling, to make you question the details and push the boundaries of innovation and creativity. We chat to Tom Dixon as he teams up with Living Edge. A pioneer, leader and boundary-pushing creator, Tom Dixon continuously brings exciting design propositions to areas of lighting, accessories and furniture. The […]

BIG’s first foray into furniture channels its founder’s love of Minecraft

Danish practice BIG’s Voxel sofa is an adaptable modular piece inspired by founder Bjarke Ingels’ professed love of the video game Minecraft. Speaking to Dezeen in 2015, Ingels said architecture should be more like the game, where users turn surreal dreams into inhabitable space. “These fictional worlds empower people with the tools to transform their […]

Hee Welling designs a chair that is both of the moment and timeless

The About A Chair is arguably the new go-to chair for a high quality, comfortable chair at a reasonable price point. Marketed through HAY and in turn by Cult Design in Australia, it is the chair that has fame, well beyond the designer himself. And this is just as the designer, Hee Welling, would have […]

Specifying in design

With the frantic pace of today’s projects, details like selecting furniture are often left to the last minute, creating headaches for themselves and their clients. Interstudio’s Michele Kearney gives her practical tips to avoiding any specifying mistakes.  When I first started working in the industry, a supplier would call a design studio when they had […]