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 […]

Understanding the importance of light in transforming spaces

Light has been a crucial element of spaces since the dawn of time. A functional, human-centric space in large part comes down to the quality of its lighting, and more specifically, the way light co-exists with darkness. Sydney lighting design practice DJCoalition echoes this sentiment through the philosophy present on the company website, ‘We light […]

Dowel Jones teams with Boom Gallery to open retail store

Playing ahead of the trend, Melbourne design practice Dowel Jones has partnered with Boom Gallery to open a retail store in Geelong. Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch, the duo behind Dowel Jones, now have the opportunity to showcase to the public their limited edition pieces alongside their best-selling products. The flagship store presents furniture, lighting and objects […]

Cosh Living celebrates ten-year anniversary

Celebrating 10 years of showcasing incredible furniture, Cosh Living took the opportunity to launch its new look Sydney showroom. Beautifully resolved, the showroom reads as a series of rooms that flow effortlessly together. Drawing colours from photography of the Otway Ranges, mossy and misty greens are paired with deep forest shades, pale greys and natural […]

Kiyoshi Sadogawa: designing for life

Kiyoshi Sadogawa is a design hero who has been creating for 60 years. Speaking with him before the opening of the Australian Flagship Conde House furniture store in Melbourne, his passion is evident as he speaks of beauty and comfort and the all-consuming drive that informs his work. Beginning his career in 1958, Sadogawa studied […]

Kett Studio: Australian sensibility, global craftsmanship

Inspired by the beauty of Australian landscapes and a passion to work with the best craftspeople across the globe, Kett Studio is producing furniture that is luxurious and elegant yet liveable. Created by Justin Hutchinson – who has worked in-house for brands like Tait and Stylecraft – Kett is a celebration of both Australian landscapes […]

Experimental furniture exhibition shows ‘the future of Australian design practice’

The ExLab: Experimental Furniture Exhibition has returned for 2018 and will showcase the talent of graduate students at the Melbourne School of Design. This year, the design brief challenged students to design a small furniture piece using an experimental process that is driven by material qualities and processes of making. This unusual process results in innovative […]

Floria Tosca – Old Utopias

Touching on themes of the magical and natural as co-inhabiting the same space and time, the work of Floria Tosca offers a concertinaed kind of evolution. Colour and form are fragmented through shards that shift dimension and break the plane to render perspective ambiguous. Similarly, scale is adjusted to shift focus and decentralise the image. […]

Meet the makers: Wingnut & Co.

Eschewing the practicalities of mass-production has helped Melbourne-based ceramics studio Wingnut & Co create demand for its artisanal homewares. As an object of desire, Wingnut & Co.’s ‘pot and spoon’ is at the top of the list. It is organic, tactile, supremely useful for lovers of condiments, and a perfect marriage of stoneware and steel. […]