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

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 […]

“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 […]

How do our decisions make an impact at every scale? – a Q&A with Shaw Contract

Shaw Contract vice president of marketing John Stephens and Shaw Industries global sourcing director of raw materials Shannan Billings exchange thoughts on designing with the planet at the forefront in this excerpt from Shaw Contract’s sustainability Journal Two Degrees. You could call this a marriage of the minds. He’s a former history major. She can’t […]

The World of Tom Dixon

Design has the power to create a feeling, to make you question the details and push the boundaries of innovation and creativity. We chat to Tom Dixon as he teams up with Living Edge. A pioneer, leader and boundary-pushing creator, Tom Dixon continuously brings exciting design propositions to areas of lighting, accessories and furniture. The […]

Specifying in design

With the frantic pace of today’s projects, details like selecting furniture are often left to the last minute, creating headaches for themselves and their clients. Interstudio’s Michele Kearney gives her practical tips to avoiding any specifying mistakes.  When I first started working in the industry, a supplier would call a design studio when they had […]

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 […]