Five kitchen design trends from Neolith

Unique materials, earth-drawn colours and stunning, statement stone – kitchens are fast becoming the most luxurious place in the home. Today, Neolith marketing manager Kate Deakin-Bell reveals five of the biggest design trends we can expect to see in cooking spaces in 2023. Neolith, a global architectural surface expert, predicts we will have earth-drawn colours and materials fill our […]

Al fresco entertaining in the Australian summer with timeless King furniture

Outdoor wining and dining is a great pleasure of the Australian festive season. And it’s one that can be enhanced by furniture purposely built to withstand the elements that shapeshift across our continent and, in some states, across the course of a day. King set the benchmark for longevity in Australian furniture when it was […]

Cult celebrates HAY Melbourne with Danish breakfast and summer street party

On a recent sunny morning in Collingwood, Cult hosted a special breakfast with HAY at Hope Street Radio to celebrate the opening of its new HAY Melbourne store, plus the new HAY Phaidon book and HAY’s 20th anniversary. That same week, Cult held a festive street party outside the new HAY Melbourne store in Fitzroy. Coinciding […]

How to specify: Halliday + Baillie

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the art of door handles. Handles may be touched hundreds of times a day, so alongside design aesthetics, materials and finish are of the utmost importance at Halliday + Baillie. In this video from ADR’s series How to specify, Halliday + Baillie CEO and […]

Getting to know: Halliday + Baillie on the craftsmanship of hardware

Halliday + Baillie is a major player when it comes to designing, manufacturing and exporting innovative and timeless hardware. The New Zealand company has been around for two decades, and aesthetics, materials and finish are among its highest priorities. In these videos, Halliday + Baillie CEO and director Tanya Rive looks back at the origins […]

Discover the power of colour in the workplace with Herman Miller

It’s no secret that dynamic workplaces help people do their best work. This prompted Herman Miller to create problem-solving designs that are as beautiful as they are helpful. Colour is a powerful tool. Its ability to inject personality and well-being into a space enhances productivity, people’s mood and experience. With this in mind, Herman Miller […]

TAFE NSW and IKEA put design students in the spotlight

TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore students have won a design competition with IKEA. Their work is currently exhibited at the Tempe store as part of a long-standing collaboration with the Swedish brand. Students from Certificate III in Design Fundamentals, Certificate IV in Design, Diploma of Live Production Design, and Diploma of Graphic Design (Illustration) created […]

Herman Miller takes SLAB on a whistle-stop design tour in the US

After winning Herman Miller’s Work, Redefined – The Design Challenge, Melbourne multidisciplinary design studio SLAB travelled to Michigan, US, to visit the global furniture company’s headquarters. As the winners of Herman Miller’s 2021 Design Challenge, SLAB Architecture was commended for their community-based and socially adaptable design approach to the future of the office. SLAB’s idea of […]

‘I want to be a part of every phase of a product’s development’ – Industrial designer Tom Fereday

Driven by a desire to discover the tension that exists between natural materials and contemporary design and manufacture, Sydney-based industrial designer Tom Fereday is all about honest and enduring design. Fereday is no new kid off the block. Since forming his studio in 2013, He has flexed his design skills to industry acclaim. More than […]

The Global Life of Design at the NGV, a voyage through the history of design

The National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) newest exhibition, The Global Life of Design, examines and reveals the interlocking networks of power, economics and influence that continue to shape design practices today. From pigments to produce, timber and textiles, the global exchange of commodities throughout history has influenced design traditions, leading to breakthroughs in technology, the […]