Visual Comfort from Bloomingdales is the premier resource for designer lighting solutions

Founded in 1987, Visual Comfort is the pre-eminent name in signature, original designer lighting worldwide and it’s available in Australia at Bloomingdales. Drawing on a mix of craftsmanship and technology, it features chandeliers, pendants, wall sconces, table lamps and floor lamps from industry icons such as Kelly Wearstler, AERIN, Thomas O’Brien, Suzanne Kastler, Lauren Rottet, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]