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? […]

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.

Elliat Rich’s ‘sculptural vanity’ wins top furniture design award

Movement through Australia’s expansive interior provided the inspiration behind Elliat Rich’s winning entry into this year’s Australian Furniture Design Awards. The Alice Springs-based designer took top honours with her piece titled Place. The highly original work can be described as a sculptural vanity – a kind of old-fashioned object evoking feminine ritual. The unit, which […]

Q&ADR: lighting, sound system and furniture maker Alex Earl

"The most pleasant surprise was probably recently when I had a chance to pause late one night in the workshop and survey everything we were working on at that moment. I felt proud of what we were making." ADR talks to maker Alex Earl, who discusses the intricacies of designing sound and lighting objects and pushing the boundaries of materials.

Q&ADR: Ceci and Aydin Keyvanloo of VUUE

Every week in our Q&ADR column, ADR interviews an architect, designer, object maker or industry person about who they are beyond the work – their life, inspiration, challenges and aspirations. This week talk to Ceci and Aydin Keyvanloo, the founders of furniture brand VUUE, to find out how they got started, what makes Australian design […]