Designing for ‘the environment of conversation’ – the Bayou collection

Created with human interaction and collaboration in mind, the Bayou collection forges moments for working, gathering and relaxation. It wasn’t so long ago that offices revolved mostly around our desks. But as our attitudes to work and workplace culture evolve, the idea of ‘work soft’ environments is gaining momentum. And it was through this future-focused […]

Adam Goodrum on how his new Scape collection responds to urbanisation

As Tait releases Scape by Adam Goodrum, ADR catches up with the designer to talk about the inspiration behind the collection and how it acts as a respite from rapid urbanisation. With almost 70 percent of the world’s population living in cities by 2030, the thoughtful design and planning of our public spaces will be vital. […]

A look at the Vivid Design Awards finalists

The finalists for the 2019 Vivid Design Awards have been announced, with the work of 53 designers in the running for an award.  This year marks the 16th edition of the program, which shines a spotlight on Australia’s up-and-coming furniture, lighting and object designers from across the country. The finalists will exhibit their design prototypes […]

The furniture design influencers

In the second of a four-part series highlighting interior designers, design media and the furniture designers and makers who have all played a role in positioning Australian furniture on the global stage, inside co-editor Gillian Serisier takes a look at the identity being etched by some of our finest furniture designers. When it comes to an […]

Design with a conscience: the Archie table

Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the Archie table collection, designed by Nicholls Design and distributed through Zenith, is made from timber harvested with cultural sensitivity and by environmentally friendly practices. Just as the rings, marks and patterns on a tree tell a story, so too does the timber used in the Archie table collection, […]

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 […]