Franco Crea on building a business in design

As Melbourne-based furniture designer Franco Crea prepares to launch a new sofa collection named after his mother Mena who passed away recently, he took some time to share his thoughts on building a design business in Australia and the myriad challenges young creatives face. ADR: Since establishing your company in 2013 you’re now running studios […]

Forty years of iconic design

It’s now 40 years since internationally renowned architect and designer Mario Bellini’s iconic cab range of furniture first came to fruition. Distributed by Italian furniture innovator Cassina, the range was conceived in 1977 as an extension and prosthesis for the body: a skeleton in tubular steel and stretched, stitched leather, fastened to the frame with […]

Building a design icon

While there were plenty of eye-catching designs recognised at this year’s IDEA gala dinner, one piece of work that garnered considerable praise was the Settlers chair by Jon Goulder. We take a closer look at how the chair was conceived and constructed. The winner of the Object – Furniture and Lighting category, the Settlers chair […]

Fun and functional office furniture

Workplaces can be busy, messy and loud. In commercial environments, modern office interiors are designed to maximise space while encouraging productivity and creative collaboration. With flexibility and versatility paramount, the ubiquitous stool has become a necessary staple in most homes, as well as hospitality and office spaces. Enter one of Luxxbox’s most recent product releases, […]

Flexibility in simplicity

A new Ross Gardam-designed collection of lounges and accessories for Stylecraft offers countless permutations from a core of just five base elements. Each piece in the Adapt range is designed to stand alone or combine to create larger pieces in straight or curved configurations. Beyond this, these elements can be added to by attaching arms, […]

It takes a village

Schiavello Group managing director Peter Schiavello shares his thoughts on our rapidly changing world and why it’s important to see the challenges this presents, not as a source of anxiety, but rather as an opportunity to explore new ways of doing things – for being more agile and adaptable, and finding the perfect tools and systems […]

Scandi design: In convo with Anderssen & Voll

Established in the fall of 2009 by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll, the design company that bears their names has flourished thanks to an approach that is receptive to cultural and market influences. We caught up with the pair to learn more about what makes them tick. ADR: What typifies Scandinavian design? Espen Voll: Democratic? […]

From Japan with love

Japanese craftsmanship is world renowned, and local Australian importer of fine Japanese wares Apato will be carrying two new ranges in the New Year.

SP01 launches new collection with Tim Rundle

Australian design brand SP01 has launched a new range in collaboration with London-based designer Tim Rundle, featuring arm chairs, tables and mirrors.