BIG’s first foray into furniture channels its founder’s love of Minecraft

Danish practice BIG’s Voxel sofa is an adaptable modular piece inspired by founder Bjarke Ingels’ professed love of the video game Minecraft. Speaking to Dezeen in 2015, Ingels said architecture should be more like the game, where users turn surreal dreams into inhabitable space. “These fictional worlds empower people with the tools to transform their […]

Hee Welling designs a chair that is both of the moment and timeless

The About A Chair is arguably the new go-to chair for a high quality, comfortable chair at a reasonable price point. Marketed through HAY and in turn by Cult Design in Australia, it is the chair that has fame, well beyond the designer himself. And this is just as the designer, Hee Welling, would have […]

Finalists unveiled for Lexus Design Awards 2020

A breathing felt cloud and a portable body cleaner are two of the six finalists announced in this year’s Lexus Design Awards. Now in their 8th year, the awards are a platform for young creators to show off and develop their talents. The six finalists will receive mentorship and funding of up to $37,000 in […]

Specifying in design

With the frantic pace of today’s projects, details like selecting furniture are often left to the last minute, creating headaches for themselves and their clients. Interstudio’s Michele Kearney gives her practical tips to avoiding any specifying mistakes.  When I first started working in the industry, a supplier would call a design studio when they had […]

Dulux Colour Awards announces jury for 2020 prize

With entries closing at the end of this month, the 2020 Dulux Colour Awards have announced its lineup of judges. To award the best use of colour will be Jean-Pierre Biasol, Jonathan Richards from Richards Stanisich, Kathryn Robson from Robson Rak and Foolscap Studio’s Adele Winteridge. From across the Tasman, Auckland-based interior design studio, Material […]

Miele launches “never-before-seen technology” in new Generation 7000 range

German brand Miele has brought its Generation 7000 Built-in appliances to Australia, promising users revolutionary technology and enhanced connectivity. The range includes a selection of ovens, speed ovens, built-in coffee machines and Miele’s most powerful steam appliances, including its steam-combination, straight steam and steam-microwave combination ovens. The company unveiled its designs at the 2019 Internationale […]

Dale Hardiman to explore life and death at Melbourne Design Week 2020

The afterlife of everyday objects will be one of the highlights of this year’s Melbourne Design Week courtesy of local designer Dale Hardiman and his collective, Friends & Associates. A 2019 IDEA Highly Commended finalist, Hardiman’s show will encourage a broader conversation about the ecology of objects, their consequences and the implications of materials, supply […]

Meet the lighting designer illuminating projects for Kengo Kuma and Oscar Neimeyer

In an exclusive interview with ADR as part of his first visit to Australia, Italian lighting designer Mario Nanni explains how a self-taught electrician came to design for some of the world’s biggest architects. Nanni founded Viabizzuno in Northern Italy with no formal training in lighting design. He has since brought light to the grotto […]

Yellow Diva celebrates 10 year anniversary of iconic WB bar stool

Drawing inspiration from the traditional wooden butchers’ block, Yellow Diva’s iconic WB bar stool was an instant hit with architects and designers when it first arrived on the scene in 2009. In the decade since its inception, Yellow Diva have released a range of products based on the design that now includes a variety of […]