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 […]

Miele launches latest freestanding cooker with some help from Shannon Bennett

At an intimate dinner for media, super brand Miele launched its latest Freestanding Cooker. The sleek new product was the star attraction of the evening along with Miele’s ambassador Shannon Bennett who provided the outstanding menu and explained just why this product is the next ‘must-have’ kitchen necessity. As the invited guests dined on pickled […]

Tom Fereday pushes the boundaries with ETO furniture range

King Living introduces the ETO range by Tom Fereday – a sophisticated collection that stretches the imagination of furniture design. Hot on the heels of the award-winning ETO desk come the ETO dining table and coffee tables – a natural progression that creates a slender and elegant range for working, dining and living. ETO dining […]

Bethan Gray champions local artisans in her latest Middle Eastern-inspired furniture collection

Welsh designer Bethan Gray showcases her latest collection in Australia featuring pieces inspired by her travels in the Middle East and her own rich heritage.  Available in Living Edge stores, the Shamsian collection is named after Iranian artist Mohamad Reza Shamsian, with whom Gray collaborated. Shamsian has been making pieces for the Sultan of Oman for the past 40 years, but […]

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 […]