Getting to know industrial designer Edward Linacre

Edward Linacre is an industrial designer, artist and co-founder of the creative community platform Mycelium Studios. He also received the Object – Furniture and Lighting – Professional award at the IDEA 2021 gala in Sydney for his project titled Flask System. Described as broaching new territory in architectural lighting, the Flask System includes a novel […]

Getting to know designer-maker Samuel Burns from Sabu Studio

Inspired by honest materials intertwined by a refined sensibility of contemporary craftsmanship, Melbourne-based designer-maker Samuel Burns is an emerging creative to watch. Establishing Sabu Studios in 2020, Burns has produced subtle and unobtrusive designs that delight and intrigue. Earlier last month at the IDEA 2021 gala in Sydney, Burns was also announced the recipient for […]

Seven Australian furniture and lighting designs that mix form and function

Today’s lookbook showcases seven Australian furniture and lighting designs that demonstrate genuine innovation in terms of materials, manufacturing, and distribution or functionality. Our curated visual inspiration is from the IDEA 2021 finalists. The winners and highly commended were announced last week, which you can check out here. IDEA 2022 is now open for entries, celebrating the best Australian interior […]

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Last week to enter Cult competition and win a Flowerpot Portable Table Lamp by Verner Panton

There is less than one week left to enter ADR and Cult’s Flowerpot Portable Table Lamp by Verner Panton competition, which closes for entries at 23:59 EDST on 30 March. Valued at $375, the giveaway celebrates the release of the portable version of this iconic mid-century lamp. Find out more information and enter before the deadline here. Danish […]

&Tradition releases Flowerpot Portable Table Lamp by Verner Panton from Cult + your chance to win one!

To celebrate the release of the new portable &Tradition Flowerpot Portable Table Lamp by Verner Panton, ADR has teamed up with Cult for a very special giveaway. In 1968, Danish designer Verner Panton penned a vividly coloured lamp that embodied the experimental attitude of its creator. Now, more than five decades later, fellow design brand […]

Interview: Lighting designer Christopher Boots

Chatting to Christopher Boots is disarming. It might be a gloomy Melbourne afternoon, late in the week, when the working from home inertia has most definitely set in, but Boots has a cheerfulness that is impossible to ignore, even if he forgets you had an interview scheduled and calls back 45 minutes later. The Melbourne […]

Yasmine Ghoniem and Katy Svalbe on creating personalised interiors

When it comes to residential design, whether it be minimalist or maximalist, designers are creating unique personalised interiors as a reflection of the client, their needs and lifestyle choices. ADR looks back at Pacific Bondi with interior designer Yasmine Ghoniem, who designed the home with landscape architect Katy Svalbe when the duo were at Amber […]

“Don’t be blinkered” in your COVID-19 leadership, says Articolo lighting designer Nicci Green

Look for the opportunities you weren’t open to or even aware of before because you were “blinkered” is Nicci Green’s advice to anyone running a business during the coronavirus pandemic. In another of our virtual fireside chat with Australian architects and designers about leadership in the time of COVID-19, the Melbourne-based lighting designer behind Articolo […]

Meet the lighting designer illuminating projects for Kengo Kuma and Oscar Neimeyer

In an exclusive interview with ADR as part of his first visit to Australia, Italian lighting designer Mario Nanni explains how a self-taught electrician came to design for some of the world’s biggest architects. Nanni founded Viabizzuno in Northern Italy with no formal training in lighting design. He has since brought light to the grotto […]