Being sustainable is as much about us as “influencing others to step up” – Humanscale

“When we started exploring sustainability, the conversation in the furniture world was still, ‘You don’t eat your chair, so who cares about its toxins?’. Jane Abernathy’s words sound ridiculous to our 2021 ears. But Humanscale’s chief sustainability officer first broached the subject of product labels half a decade ago. “Back then, suppliers would tell us […]

King on a legacy of sustainability

“For us, sustainability isn’t just in designing one chair out of recycled plastic,” says King head of product, David Hardwick. “That’s not the approach we take. Sustainability is very much fundamental to everything we do, and it’s been that way since the very beginning.” If you’re familiar with King, you’re familiar with the longevity of […]

HVG Facades introduces premium wood grain range that lasts

At last, architects and designers can specify a premium wood grain range that lasts, with HVG Facades’ ZINTL cladding using ezy HD2 technology. To celebrate the new range, ADR reached out to the Australian premium external wall cladding company to find out more. What is ZINTL cladding + ezy HD2 powder coating system? ZINTL aluminium cladding wood grain […]

Josh and Matt Design collaborates with Gumtree to drop upcycled home collection

Ahead of National Recycling Week, Gumtree has unveiled a limited collection of upcycled home decor and accessories in partnership with emerging Melbourne artist, Josh and Matt Design. Gumtree Collections is a new elevated offering from Gumtree, which aims to highlight how the circular economy can support the transformation of unwanted items into premium ones, saving […]

Miele partners with four Aussie and NZ designers as stores reopen

Miele is celebrating its partnership with four Australian and New Zealand designers as stores affected by COVID-19 restrictions reopen. The reopening of the appliance brand’s experience centres in NSW and Victoria were marked with a plethora of events and workshops. Designers can head to their local centre for a range of free sessions from choosing […]

Herman Miller celebrates 75th anniversary of the Eames LCW Plywood

The Eames LCW Plywood is turning 75! And to celebrate, ADR is teaming up with Herman Miller for a little stroll down memory lane. It all started on the set of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, where Charles and Ray Eames were experimenting with wood-moulding. It was the early 1940s, so perhaps not a huge surprise that the […]

“It’s an act of respect” – Sydney craftsman on restoring Artichoke pendants with Cultivated

“There is one story about the Artichoke that I love,” Annabel Hammond tells me from the workshop of Sydney’s Astor Metal Finishes.  “We had a lady come in with one that was all banged up and dented with wires hanging off it. Someone had given it to her at a building site, assuming it was […]

Cult launches new collection for in-house brand nau

The 2021 nau collection from Cult features contemporary, hand-crafted furniture and lighting from the likes of Adam Goodrum, Kate Stokes, Adam Cornish and Tom Fereday. Designed and made in Australia, the much-anticipated new collection is packed with everything from outdoor pieces to a locally crafted flat-pack furniture series to an edit of functional, refined designs […]

Flooring your way with Signature Studio

The Studio by Signature Floors combines the expertise of some of Australia’s qualified and experienced textile designers to provide stylish and durable custom carpets for commercial flooring projects. The Studio is a space for ideas and exploration. So whether you’re inspired by nature, abstraction, or the built world – you can rely on the Signature […]

Meet the 2021 Shaw Contract Design Awards judges

Judging for the 2021 Shaw Contract Design Awards is well and truly under way! Now in its 16th year, the program recognise the spaces that shape and inspire new ways of living, working, learning and healing.  The winner will be announced later this month, but in the meantime, 21 design professionals from across the globe will be hard at work […]