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 […]

Dyson introduces task light that simulates natural light

Following 892 prototypes over a two-year period, Dyson has launched its Lightcycle task light, which continually adjusts its colour temperature and brightness in relation to the local daylight conditions.  The light uses a time, date and location-driven algorithm to calculate the colour temperature and brightness of daylight, anywhere in the world. To do this, the light uses […]

The importance of protecting Australian design

With the rise and rise of the Australian product designer, the profile of homegrown objects, furniture and lighting has been elevated to truly desirable and justifiably embraced by the public and design community alike. With an array of Australian objects now on par for style and substance with products designed overseas, it is disappointing to […]

A look at the Vivid Design Awards finalists

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

As glass lighting and installation company WonderGlass expands into Australia, ADR meets with co-founder Christian Mussati who discusses how a family passion for glass led to the creation of a unique business. It was during a family Christmas in the Dolomites, Italy that the grain of a business idea was formed between father and son […]

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, […]