We must “take ownership” of what happens to our products at end of life – Richard Munao on Cultivated

“What’s the difference between an original and a copy?” Cult founder Richard Munao asks me one Friday afternoon. “The original you’ll always want to keep and if you don’t, someone else will want to buy it. Whereas the copies? They end up on the side of the street.” We’re chatting about Cultivated – an initiative […]

A look back at the IDEA Gold Medalists

The IDEA Gold Medalist was introduced in 2010 as a way to recognise those practitioners who have made an influential and enduring contribution to Australian design culture over the course of a career. All this week and last, we’ve been sharing the shortlisted projects and practices for IDEA 2021. See the 2021 IDEA shortlist here. […]

IDEA 2021 Community Services shortlist announced

In 2021, we introduced a new category to the IDEA awards program – Community Services. The new category acknowledges the positive impact interior design and architecture have had on our community or not-for-profit sectors.  Designed to highlight the work architects and interior designers do for those who don’t traditionally have access to design expertise, it […]

Sullivan+Strumpf to launch The Guardians by contemporary artist Nithiyendran

One of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran is set to showcase his exhibition The Guardians at Sydney Sullivan+Strumpf across four exciting weeks. Opening October 14, Nithiyendran’s major solo exhibition will feature creative references to his diverse global influences and gestures to broad histories related to sculptural and ritualistic icons designed to protect […]

School for vulnerable students completed by Gray Puksand

The Melbourne City Mission’s Hester Hornbrook Academy Sunshine campus by Gray Puksand is a project built on establishing values of “community and belonging” for Victoria’s most disadvantaged youths. Leveraging on The Academy’s values of community and belonging, the practice created a contemporary and purposeful learning space for Sunshine, located 12km west of the CBD. In […]

Herman Miller introduces ocean-bound plastics into products and processes

Stewardship of the environment has long been a priority for Herman Miller; the planet is at a pivotal moment in its climate crisis.  Committed to designing not just better products, but a better world, Herman Miller strives to create stronger communities, healthier and more inclusive workplaces and a greener planet. Every year, an estimated eight million tonnes of […]

The 18 Overall Winners from 18 years of IDEA

All this week and last, we’ve been sharing the shortlisted projects for IDEA 2021, but there are a few categories that don’t have shortlists. Case in point – the IDEA Overall Winner. Overall Winner is awarded to the submission the jury believes to be the most outstanding design among the individual category winners for that […]

Signature Floors combines colour, pattern and coordination in Fusion collection

Designed in response to growing project constraints and tightening timelines, Fusion Planks by Signature promises to deliver exceptional functional flooring within budget. This colour carpet plank collection offers a stunning colour, pattern and coordination story for a range of budgets. It’s also GreenTag GreenRate level A certified for Green Star projects and can contribute to […]

The IDEA 2021 Emerging Designers of the Year and Designers of the Year revealed

Today is the day! The last of the IDEA 2021 shortlisted projects are set to be revealed, and we could not be more more excited about our Designers of the Year and Emerging Designers of the Year. All the finalists are listed below, each with a link to a dedicated page on the IDEA website where you can find […]