‘Our combined practice is greater than the sum of its parts’ – Adam&Arthur

Product designer Adam Goodrum and straw marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur, trained in Paris by straw marquetry master Lison de Caunes, are partners in crime when it comes to creativity. Together, Goodrum and Seigneur formed Adam&Arthur in 2015, and have been unstoppable ever since, as shown by the number of honours, exhibitions and awards the duo […]

‘I want to be a part of every phase of a product’s development’ – Industrial designer Tom Fereday

Driven by a desire to discover the tension that exists between natural materials and contemporary design and manufacture, Sydney-based industrial designer Tom Fereday is all about honest and enduring design. Fereday is no new kid off the block. Since forming his studio in 2013, He has flexed his design skills to industry acclaim. More than […]

Getting to know Canberra-based designer Elliot Bastianon

Canberra-based designer Elliot Bastianon possesses an eclectic and diverse material palette that has garnered serious industry attention since launching his studio in 2014. Most recently in March, Bastianon was a part of the inaugural Melbourne Design Fair, which is presented as part of Melbourne Design Week. The Fair is a commercial showcase of limited edition, […]

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Patricia Moore receives 2022 World Design Medal

Dr Patricia Moore, the internationally renowned designer and gerontologist, has been announced as this year’s World Design Medal winner for her significant contributions to the advancement of the industrial design profession. Announcing the decision, the World Design Organization (WDO) has issued a media release describing Moore as a pioneering figure in design and a leading […]

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 […]

How leaders create team effectiveness during doubt and anxiety

With all of the instability in the world right now, leaders are under more pressure than ever to appropriately lead and manage their teams.

Architectural minimalism informs new bathroom collection from Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola has teamed up with Laufen to bring together the “rigour of architectural minimalism” and the “dynamism of water and sound waves” in a new basin and freestanding bathtub. Featuring a gently rippled exterior that mimics the way sound waves travel through water, the new products complement the traditional smooth surfaces found in the […]

Getting to know Sydney furniture and industrial designer James Walsh

Fresh from his win at the Australian Furniture Design Award, Sydney furniture and industrial designer James Walsh sits down with ADR editor Elisa Scarton to chat about his winning piece and his design journey to date. With just three years under his belt, the young designer has already exhibited at a satellite event at Milan’s Salone […]