Luxxbox’s GOMA chair showcases the intersection of art and design

A specially designed chair developed exclusively for the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) by Australian design studio Luxxbox has become a permanent fixture in the Gallery’s acclaimed GOMA Restaurant. Luxxbox founder and creative director, Jason Bird said the finely crafted chair was designed and made in Australia showcasing the intersection of […]

Zenith adds award-winning SEELA chair to its Lapalma line-up

Zenith has introduced Lapalma’s new SEELA chair range, which brings together two unlikely materials: polypropylene and wood. The new SEELA collection of stackable chairs, chairs with arms and stools by Lapalma is as unique as the company that created it. Designed by Finnish designer Antti Kotilainen, the versatile collection matches two extremely different materials, polypropylene […]

Behind the Cafe Culture + Insitu rebrand

Earlier this week design supplier Cafe Culture + Insitu announced that it was rebranding to Design Nation. ADR catches up with founder and director Marnie Hammond to take a behind-the-scenes look at the newly named company. Cafe Culture + Insitu started out in Canterbury, Sydney in 1998 with a trade showroom supplying café furniture direct […]

Carefully crafted foam: Zenith introduces All Sorts Additions

As Zenith introduces All Sorts Additions, an extension of Swiss Design’s original All Sorts collection, ADR catches up with Darren McKinnon, director of Swiss Design to talk about the inspiration behind the range and its design evolution. As a director of a manufacturing company, Darren McKinnon is often consumed with running the business. So when […]

Café Culture + Insitu rebrands to Design Nation

Australian design supplier Café Culture + Insitu has rebranded to Design Nation to better reflect the wide range of solutions it now offers architects and designers. The change, which comes into effect from today (11 February), also marks 20 years in business for the company. Founded in 1998, Design Nation originated as a business-to-business furniture […]

Cosh Living celebrates ten-year anniversary

Celebrating 10 years of showcasing incredible furniture, Cosh Living took the opportunity to launch its new look Sydney showroom. Beautifully resolved, the showroom reads as a series of rooms that flow effortlessly together. Drawing colours from photography of the Otway Ranges, mossy and misty greens are paired with deep forest shades, pale greys and natural […]

Kiyoshi Sadogawa: designing for life

Kiyoshi Sadogawa is a design hero who has been creating for 60 years. Speaking with him before the opening of the Australian Flagship Conde House furniture store in Melbourne, his passion is evident as he speaks of beauty and comfort and the all-consuming drive that informs his work. Beginning his career in 1958, Sadogawa studied […]

Kett Studio: Australian sensibility, global craftsmanship

Inspired by the beauty of Australian landscapes and a passion to work with the best craftspeople across the globe, Kett Studio is producing furniture that is luxurious and elegant yet liveable. Created by Justin Hutchinson – who has worked in-house for brands like Tait and Stylecraft – Kett is a celebration of both Australian landscapes […]

Experimental furniture exhibition shows ‘the future of Australian design practice’

The ExLab: Experimental Furniture Exhibition has returned for 2018 and will showcase the talent of graduate students at the Melbourne School of Design. This year, the design brief challenged students to design a small furniture piece using an experimental process that is driven by material qualities and processes of making. This unusual process results in innovative […]