Championing Australian design

Australian designers’ abilities and creativity are world-leading. inside speaks to Zenith about the importance of embracing our local talent. Australian-designed furniture has never been more in demand. With a unique aesthetic, the country’s designers are known for imbuing their creations with all the qualities of our great nation: creativity, humility and a healthy dose of […]

Designers explore biobased building materials at Dutch Design Week 2019

It’s a pop-up pavilion, but not as you know it. This one is made from mushrooms grown especially for this year’s Dutch Design Week. One of the highlights of the event, which wrapped up over the weekend, the temporary performance space was designed by set designer and artist Pascal Leboucq in collaboration with Erik Klarenbeek’s studio Krown Design. […]

Virgil Abloh’s IKEA collection hits store on 7 November

Millennials and millennials-at-heart will be able to stock up on multi-functional textiles and furnishings that “satisfy their practical needs and emotional aspirations” when the long-awaited collaboration between IKEA and fashion designer Virgil Abloh arrives on our shores in little more than a week’s time.  The ambitious ethos outlined by the Swedish furniture company is in line […]

Design Tasmania awards 2019 finalists announced

The finalists in this year’s Design Tasmania awards have been announced with a total of 55 designers shortlisted in categories covering furniture, jewellery, visual communications and fashion and textile design. The winner’s of the six categories and five major awards will be announced at a gala on 29 November. After this, curious visitors can see […]

Form and function unite for next generation shower experience

Australian tapware manufacturer Phoenix has reimagined the traditional shower head with the introduction of two new collections that incorporate a unique shower spray technology. Named HydroSense, the patent-pending technology delivers a more relaxing and immersive experience. The new design dispenses water in curved sheets that disperse mid-fall into dense, cascading droplets. Phoenix head of research […]

Dyson introduces task light that simulates natural light

Following 892 prototypes over a two-year period, Dyson has launched its Lightcycle task light, which continually adjusts its colour temperature and brightness in relation to the local daylight conditions.  The light uses a time, date and location-driven algorithm to calculate the colour temperature and brightness of daylight, anywhere in the world. To do this, the light uses […]

The importance of protecting Australian design

With the rise and rise of the Australian product designer, the profile of homegrown objects, furniture and lighting has been elevated to truly desirable and justifiably embraced by the public and design community alike. With an array of Australian objects now on par for style and substance with products designed overseas, it is disappointing to […]

BuzziSpace and Zenith: singing the sound of silence

Belgian company BuzziSpace has become a master at marrying silence and style. Having been partnered with Zenith for almost a decade, the pair are committed to rethinking the management of noise in our workspaces. When designing an office space, it’s easy to think of only the visible items required to do our jobs well: workstations, […]

Competition: design the world’s most beautiful bar cart with Archie Rose

Sydney-based distillery Archie Rose is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design the world’s most beautiful bar cart. This is your chance to be a part of Archie Rose history by designing the company’s first-ever bar cart. The design must do justice to Australia’s rich tradition of distilling as well as the company’s commitment to innovation, using traditional methods […]

Meet the VIVID 2019 winners

The winners of VIVID 2018 were announced at a special awards ceremony last week at the Decor + Design exhibition in Melbourne. Selected from over 50 finalists, this year’s VIVID award winners include Eamon Riley (Furniture design), Thomas Cohen (Object design), Kirsten Wang (Concept design), Pauline Tsolos and Darcey Zelenko (Lighting design), Dustin Fritsche (Judges Choice) and […]