The new open plan: creating a room-within-a-room with BuzziBracks

As Zenith introduces BuzziSpace’s BuzziBracks, ADR takes a look at how the new product can revolutionise the open-plan workplace. Work environments are increasingly being designed in an open-plan fashion and at the same time organisations need to provide a variety of zones to support the various ways – and places – people work today and […]

Apparentt’s new Esteem chair features a steam-bent backrest

Melbourne based design studio Apparentt has released a new chair, which gently supports the user through carefully considered joinery and curves.  The Esteem chair has been developed and refined over several years, and this distinctive piece is the result of many iterations and subsequent prototypes. From conception to realisation, the goal was to create “the perfect package” of […]

Designer Michael Young uses an ‘animated algorithm’ to create acoustic wall panels

British designer Michael Young has designed three acoustic performance wallcoverings using a specially created algorithm.  The large-scale wallcoverings, designed in collaboration with textile company Woven Image, can be used to help control acoustics in open interior spaces, creating calm environments. “By setting up an animated algorithm we generated a changing two-dimensional pattern and freed the animation […]

The wonder of glass: in conversation with Christian Mussati

As glass lighting and installation company WonderGlass expands into Australia, ADR meets with co-founder Christian Mussati who discusses how a family passion for glass led to the creation of a unique business. It was during a family Christmas in the Dolomites, Italy that the grain of a business idea was formed between father and son […]

Coco Flip’s new lighting collection takes cues from the humble honey dipper

Coco Flip has launched a new lighting collection called Honey, which was hand made in Melbourne by local artisans. The collection includes a pendant light, table lamp and wall sconce and was inspired by the curves found on a honey dipper. The stepped geometric silhouette is also a nod to a stylised Art Deco sensibility. Honey […]

Luxxbox’s GOMA chair showcases the intersection of art and design

A specially designed chair developed exclusively for the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) by Australian design studio Luxxbox has become a permanent fixture in the Gallery’s acclaimed GOMA Restaurant. Luxxbox founder and creative director, Jason Bird said the finely crafted chair was designed and made in Australia showcasing the intersection of […]

Zenith adds award-winning SEELA chair to its Lapalma line-up

Zenith has introduced Lapalma’s new SEELA chair range, which brings together two unlikely materials: polypropylene and wood. The new SEELA collection of stackable chairs, chairs with arms and stools by Lapalma is as unique as the company that created it. Designed by Finnish designer Antti Kotilainen, the versatile collection matches two extremely different materials, polypropylene […]

Behind the Cafe Culture + Insitu rebrand

Earlier this week design supplier Cafe Culture + Insitu announced that it was rebranding to Design Nation. ADR catches up with founder and director Marnie Hammond to take a behind-the-scenes look at the newly named company. Cafe Culture + Insitu started out in Canterbury, Sydney in 1998 with a trade showroom supplying café furniture direct […]

Carefully crafted foam: Zenith introduces All Sorts Additions

As Zenith introduces All Sorts Additions, an extension of Swiss Design’s original All Sorts collection, ADR catches up with Darren McKinnon, director of Swiss Design to talk about the inspiration behind the range and its design evolution. As a director of a manufacturing company, Darren McKinnon is often consumed with running the business. So when […]

Café Culture + Insitu rebrands to Design Nation

Australian design supplier Café Culture + Insitu has rebranded to Design Nation to better reflect the wide range of solutions it now offers architects and designers. The change, which comes into effect from today (11 February), also marks 20 years in business for the company. Founded in 1998, Design Nation originated as a business-to-business furniture […]