King Living announces $27,000 student award

King Living has launched a $27,000 scholarship for design students at the University of Technology Sydney. The scholarship fund was unveiled earlier this month and will be divided across 1st, 2nd and Honour year students, with one student from each year receiving a portion of the fund. “As a company that continually pushes the boundaries […]

Luxxbox’s Jason Bird chats about acoustic lighting in ADR video

Brisbane-based industrial designer Jason Bird chats about acoustic lighting in this video produced by ADR for Luxxbox. Watch our chat with Jason Bird now. Bird’s career launched in architectural lighting in Australia before relocating to the US, designing for several major US manufacturers. Returning home to his own practice he focused on designs embodying a […]

Friends & Associates explores matters of life & death in new exhibition

Dale Hardiman and Tom Skeehan of Friends & Associates are teaming up with the likes of Flack Studio, March Studio, Breathe Architecture and Mark Richardson to interpret life and death through object design. Part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, Life & Death asks 31 Australian designers, architects and artists to answer the question, ‘What happens […]

Living Systems Collection

With its innate ability to grow, evolve and adapt, the Living Systems Collection by Shaw Contract is well-named. Evocative of the patterns, textures and colours found in the natural world, in all aspects, this carpet tile collection has an organic approach at its heart. Influenced by regenerative design and mirroring nature, Living Systems is adaptive […]

The World of Tom Dixon

Design has the power to create a feeling, to make you question the details and push the boundaries of innovation and creativity. We chat to Tom Dixon as he teams up with Living Edge. A pioneer, leader and boundary-pushing creator, Tom Dixon continuously brings exciting design propositions to areas of lighting, accessories and furniture. The […]

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 […]