Aesop launches object collaboration with Henry Wilson

Aesop has announced its first functional design piece, in collaboration with the Sydney-based designer Henry Wilson, who has previously designed two Aesop signature stores. The brand’s first foray into object design comes in the shape of a Brass Oil Burner, crafted from solid brass in Australia. Wilson used a lost wax casting process —an ancient technique […]

How Vola reinvented the bathroom

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow, so the saying goes, and the same can be said for tapware brand Vola, which grew from a home-grown brand to an internationally renowned name. As it enters its 50th anniversary year ADR talks with marketing director Birthe Tofting to find out how the brand changed bathrooms around the world, and how its designs […]

Schiavello celebrates at Sydney Opera House

On a warm and windy evening, Schiavello hosted its Sydney end of year client Christmas Party at the Sydney Opera House. Photographer Oscar Coleman was there and shared some images with us.

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Scandi design: In convo with Anderssen & Voll

Established in the fall of 2009 by Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll, the design company that bears their names has flourished thanks to an approach that is receptive to cultural and market influences. We caught up with the pair to learn more about what makes them tick. ADR: What typifies Scandinavian design? Espen Voll: Democratic? […]

Ten years in the making: Luxxbox’s Jason Bird

Being a designer and manufacturer in Australia is no easy feat, particularly as the manufacturing sector has dried up over the past 10 years. One studio in Brisbane that has been going from strength to strength, however, is Luxxbox. Aleesha Callahan chats to the founder, Jason Bird, to learn about its trajectory, plus, what’s in […]

Freshness, quality, commitment: DesignByThem

“The name DesignByThem was chosen because it represented the collective vision we had for the brand.” Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis of DesignByThem discuss their brand, the future of Australian design and overcoming limitations.

Q&ADR: Ilan El, founder of ILANEL lighting studio

This week we meet Ilan El, founder of lighting studio ILANEL. He discusses his 13m tall Deco chandelier, working with Save The Children, and his upcoming project in Melbourne’s Malt District.

5 minutes with Bryan Cush of Sawdust Bureau

As the VIVID design competition is days away from being announced, ADR chats with last year’s furniture design winner, Bryan Cush.

Jean-Pierre Jardel on Planex’s steel locker storage

As second-generation, family-run business, Planex is a company that has continued to evolve and keep up with what designers need in steel lockers.