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, […]

Being Bialek

Michael Bialek, the B in SJB, has now been with the multi award-winning Sydney and Melbourne-based practice for nearly 50 years.

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

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 […]

“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 […]