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

Bethan Gray champions local artisans in her latest Middle Eastern-inspired furniture collection

Welsh designer Bethan Gray showcases her latest collection in Australia featuring pieces inspired by her travels in the Middle East and her own rich heritage.  Available in Living Edge stores, the Shamsian collection is named after Iranian artist Mohamad Reza Shamsian, with whom Gray collaborated. Shamsian has been making pieces for the Sultan of Oman for the past 40 years, but […]

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.

Top 5 Alexandra Buchanan

Alexandra Buchanan is the founder and director of Alexandra Buchanan Architecture (ABA), a boutique studio based in Brisbane, whose residential projects are dotted all along the eastern seaboard. 1. Favourite item in your own home I have a beautiful Sri Lankan planter’s chair that I love! My husband bought it for me for Christmas one […]

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? […]