First look: Zaha Hadid Design makes Australian debut

Zaha Hadid Design – the furniture and product arm of Zaha Hadid Architects – made its Australian debut at Denfair last week, where ADR sat down with co-director Maha Kutay. Famous for her radical deconstructivist designs, Zaha Hadid’s work is unmistakable. Buildings like the Riverside Museum in Glasgow and the Guangzhou Opera House are characterised […]

Living Edge launches EOFY sale

As the end of the financial year approaches, Living Edge is offering 15 percent off all of its brands until 30 June. Here, we highlight just some of the products available, focusing on Scandinavian brand Muuto. Ambit Pendant Crafted with precision and embodying the values of Scandinavian design, the Ambit Pendant Lamp is as timeless as […]

Armadillo & Co: from floor to foundation

inside speaks to the founders of ethical rug company Armadillo & Co about its inception, its ethos and its change in direction.  Sally Pottharst, from Zimbabwe, studied as an accountant before immigrating to Australia where she became a charted accountant and enjoyed a career with KPMG before shifting focus to her family’s floor covering company […]

A growing A-team: Brunner’s A-Collection

As Zenith’s offering of the Brunner A-Collection grows, ADR takes a look at this unique furniture collection, so named because of the characteristic A-shape of its slender frames. Created by the world-renowned German design duo Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub (jehs+laub), an essential component of the A-Collection design concept is the liquid connection between the […]

Timber triumph: Sebastian Cox

Meeting with Sebastian Cox at this year’s I Salone was an interesting affair. The British designer established his studio in 2010 in Greenwich, south-east London and now with a staff of 12 (plus Willow the dog) he creates bespoke furniture for those who love fine design, utilising timber taken from British woodlands by a very […]

Milan trends

It’s always interesting to see the way colour and design move over the year and organically culminate at I Salone. With so much product on display, Milan is certainly the place to investigate trends or directions and emerging styles. This year it wasn’t exactly that ‘anything goes’, but there were two quite distinct streams of […]

Smarter than your average chair

‘Task’ and ‘chair’ – two simple words that when put together tell us all we need to know about the furniture they describe. A task chair is a simple piece of furniture designed with utility in mind, so that users can sit in it and think about nothing but whatever task they have to complete. […]

Milan Design Week 2019: wrap-up

As the 58th Salone del Mobile wraps up for another year it’s time to take stock and attempt to digest all the wonderful sights and experiences that have occurred during the past week. It was sunny at first, then came a little rain and cooler evenings, but in general, the weather was pleasant to enjoy […]

The interior design influencers

In the first of a four-part series in inside, co-editor Gillian Serisier takes a look at the interior designers, design media and the furniture designers and makers who have all played a role in positioning Australian furniture on the global stage.  The turn of the century has very much seen Australian furniture come into its own. Where […]

Milan giveaway! Win a Panthella MINI lamp with ADR and Cult

To celebrate Milan Design Week 2019, Australian Design Review and Cult have teamed up to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Panthella MINI lamp (in yellow) designed by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen. With an RRP of $825 the lamp is a smaller edition of Verner Panton’s iconic Panthella Table lamp from […]