Australian practices shine in Shaw Contract Design Awards

Now in its 16th year, the Shaw Contract Design Awards program is a chance to recognise the spaces that shape and inspire new ways of living, working, learning and healing. The 2021 Shaw Contract Design Awards had over 700 submissions from 37 countries with 46 projects selected as Category Finalists by a diverse panel of […]

Hassell teams up with Cult to furnish Sydney lobby

A distinctly urban feel dominates the lobby area of 60 Martin Place, designed by Hassell with furniture from Cult. The building, completed in 2019, sits on a prominent corner of Sydney’s global financial hub, in one of the most coveted sites in the city. At 33-floors, the tower has a striking curved facade with enviable […]

Herman Miller makes its Aeron Chair even better with ocean bound plastic

Designing an icon is no mean feat. Remastering an icon poses an even greater challenge – how does one improve on perfection? Created by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick in 1994, Herman Miller’s Aeron Chair broke the mould in terms of its design, functionality, aesthetics and material innovation – without relying on the standard use […]

We must “take ownership” of what happens to our products at end of life – Richard Munao on Cultivated

“What’s the difference between an original and a copy?” Cult founder Richard Munao asks me one Friday afternoon. “The original you’ll always want to keep and if you don’t, someone else will want to buy it. Whereas the copies? They end up on the side of the street.” We’re chatting about Cultivated – an initiative […]

Herman Miller introduces ocean-bound plastics into products and processes

Stewardship of the environment has long been a priority for Herman Miller; the planet is at a pivotal moment in its climate crisis.  Committed to designing not just better products, but a better world, Herman Miller strives to create stronger communities, healthier and more inclusive workplaces and a greener planet. Every year, an estimated eight million tonnes of […]

Krost and Concept Commercial Interiors bring “dark textural tones” to Melbourne office

A dark interior is “carefully contrasted and complemented” by a selection of furniture pieces from Krost in this new Melbourne office workspace. Designed and built by Concept Commercial Interiors for strategic advertising agency 10 Feet Tall, a commanding black palette with splashes of tan leather is brilliantly balanced into a unique and contemporary working environment. […]

Harbour 1976 celebrates “Australian way of life” in its handcrafted outdoor furniture

Harbour 1976 specialises in hand-crafting outdoor furniture which not only exudes comfort and luxury, but also utilises durable materials that withstand the harsh environment that Australia calls home. Much of the fusion of traditional and modern elements in Harbour’s designs can be attributed to the designers’ Australian roots. Having expanded their family business internationally, Harrison […]

Herman Miller supports changing face of the workplace with redesigned Ratio Workstation

In a post-pandemic world, the success of an office will stem from how well it can support the ever-changing ways we work, not just now, but in the future. A huge part of that comes from the furniture you specify. The right furniture is as agile as the workplace itself, capable of adapting to meet […]

Breeze XL by Harbour designed for grand outdoor spaces with sustainably grown teak

Harbour’s newest collection ahead of Spring and Summer 2021 is the handcrafted Breeze XL Teak collection. Seamless in form and function, Breeze XL Teak is an expansion of Harbour’s best-selling Breeze collection with a thicker frame designed for grand spaces. Featuring back slats for the ultimate in comfort and luxury, Breeze XL Teak captures a […]

DesignByThem for DL Range by Gibson Karlo merges fashion and industrial design principles

DesignByThem has teamed up with fashion designer Dion Lee for a project that, at its heart, promotes cross disciplinary design across Australia. The DL Range picked up top prize in the USE category at this week’s Design Institute of Australia awards, beating out 20 other shortlisted entries to take home the win. The DIA jury, […]