A look at the Vivid Design Awards finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Vivid Design Awards have been announced, with the work of 53 designers in the running for an award.  This year marks the 16th edition of the program, which shines a spotlight on Australia’s up-and-coming furniture, lighting and object designers from across the country. The finalists will exhibit their design prototypes […]

Milan Design Week 2019: wrap-up

As the 58th Salone del Mobile wraps up for another year it’s time to take stock and attempt to digest all the wonderful sights and experiences that have occurred during the past week. It was sunny at first, then came a little rain and cooler evenings, but in general, the weather was pleasant to enjoy […]

Milan giveaway! Win a Panthella MINI lamp with ADR and Cult

To celebrate Milan Design Week 2019, Australian Design Review and Cult have teamed up to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Panthella MINI lamp (in yellow) designed by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen. With an RRP of $825 the lamp is a smaller edition of Verner Panton’s iconic Panthella Table lamp from […]

The wonder of glass: in conversation with Christian Mussati

Coco Flip’s new lighting collection takes cues from the humble honey dipper

Coco Flip has launched a new lighting collection called Honey, which was hand made in Melbourne by local artisans. The collection includes a pendant light, table lamp and wall sconce and was inspired by the curves found on a honey dipper. The stepped geometric silhouette is also a nod to a stylised Art Deco sensibility. Honey […]

Understanding the importance of light in transforming spaces

Light has been a crucial element of spaces since the dawn of time. A functional, human-centric space in large part comes down to the quality of its lighting, and more specifically, the way light co-exists with darkness. Sydney lighting design practice DJCoalition echoes this sentiment through the philosophy present on the company website, ‘We light […]

Burnt out fluorescent bulbs are recycled in this wall-mounted light

Castor Design has come up with an innovative way to recycle burnt out fluorescent bulbs by transforming them into wall-mounted lights lit through induction. The Induction Wall Light is an interesting exploration of the use of existing materials to prevent them from going to waste. Rather than destroying a fluorescent bulb, which would release gases that might be environmentally harmful, […]

A new lighting collection that showcases Venetian glassblowing skills

A new lighting collection from Parachilna named Gémo showcases the centuries-honed glassblowing skills of the Venetians. Designed by Luca Nichetto, the lamp has a faceted shape and imprinted surface evoking a ball of yarn: hence its name Gémo, which means ‘yarn ball’ in the Venetian dialect. The mouth-blown glass lighting collection offers a spin on […]

Australian designers take over Milan Design Week

The work of 26 Australian designers is currently on show in Milan, the largest independent showcase of Australian design in Milan to date. Curated by the Local Design founder Emma Elizabeth, the Local Milan No. 3, aims to advance awareness and understanding of Australian design amongst a global audience. “It’s hard to describe Australian design […]

Pendant light with acoustic qualities

The new Teamwork pendant light from Melbourne-based ISM Objects has been specially crafted to absorb sound, with the aim of enhancing both concentration and collaboration in the home and workplace. The light shell is crafted from spun aluminium and has a decorative fabric panel that conceals an internal sound absorbing material. The outer shell is […]