Publications

seven habits

ar – magazine

AR – Effective habits are internalised principles and patterns of behaviour that assist us to perform at our best. The third in the series... Habit 3 – Put first things first   Put first things first. Sounds simple, right? But what is the most important thing you could do when you arrive at work? And is that the […]

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inside – magazine

inside – The July issue of inside, now on newsstands, features incredible projects and profiles from all over the country. “This issue is a celebration of the trailblazers and industry shakers. The up-and-comers and the underestimated,” writes Elisa Scarton in this month’s Editor’s Letter. In this issue our gaze is firmly placed on the future of Australian interior […]

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“Resi-mmercial will continue to dominate the workplace” in 2021 – Shaw Contract

With less than a month until the IDEA 2020 winners are announced, we’re talking trends with a few of our favourite industry leaders. This week, it’s workplace design trends with Shaw Contract. Globally headquartered in Georgia, USA, Shaw Contract designs and manufactures carpet and resilient products that give foundation to spaces and support to the […]

In 2021, designers need to design spaces that incorporate “the psychology of colour” – Haymes

With little more than a month until the IDEA 2020 winners are announced, we’re talking trends with a few of our favourite industry leaders. This week, it’s paint trends with Haymes Paint. Founded in Ballarat, Victoria, in 1935, Haymes is now on its fourth generation, supplying paint to more than 300 independent paint specialists and […]

Back to work programs across industries are being supported by technology

Back to work strategies are being empowered by a range of technology solutions, making the transition simpler and safer for all. Australians in all industries, including architecture and design, are slowly filtering back to work and the Government has issued its ‘return to work’ plan involving 10 national COVID-19 Safe Work Principles. These have been […]

Spowers clads Melbourne aged care home in apricot and espresso carpet tiles

Spowers has developed a carefully curated aged care residence that uses apricot and espresso carpet tiles from Shaw Contract to foster a “calming, uplifting and comfortable” setting for seniors. Japara ‘The Regent’ Aged Care Facility in Mount Waverley, Victoria was recently named a winner in the 2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards. With outdoor spaces overlooking the […]

Zenith explores a soft future with ‘phygital’ work

Zenith and Mond Qu, founder of Melbourne-based think-tank and multi-disciplinary studio United Make, have co-designed The Future is Soft: an electrifying new client experience that both invents and investigates the future of ‘phygital’ work. Zenith has always been at the vanguard of integrating technological advancements into workplace design. This time, they are reversing the direction […]

Workplace designers need to “convince people their health counts” in 2021 says Kirsten Brown of Herman Miller

The coronavirus pandemic has presented architects and designers with the opportunity to address more than just hygiene shortcomings in the workplace in 2021, according to Herman Miller Australia national workplace insight manager Kirsten Brown. In this video interview with ADR editor Elisa Scarton, Brown says the industry needs to look beyond COVID-19 in the new […]

The bathtub according to Laufen

As more people seek refuge from increasingly hectic lives, greater attention is being placed on bathtub design. The modern bathroom is now viewed as a sanctuary and a private space for relaxation. While this is informing the style of bathroom finishings, it’s also having an impact on the shape and design of bathtubs In collaborating […]

“Inspiring collaboration zones” a must for 2021 workplaces – Krost

With little more than two months until the IDEA 2020 winners are announced, we’re talking trends with a few of our favourite industry leaders. This week, it’s office furniture with Krost. Originally manufacturers of steel products, Krost has been operating in Australia since 1989. The original Krost logo was a knight clad in indestructible armour. […]

“Hygiene, technology and materiality” to define bathrooms in 2021 – Laufen

With little more than two months until the IDEA 2020 winners are announced, we’re talking trends with a few of our favourite industry leaders. This week, it’s bathrooms with Laufen. For more than 125 years, the LAUFEN brand has been using the oldest malleable material known to man to make innovative bathroom products in state-of-the-art […]

Recyclable materials a must for emerging furniture designers in 2021 – Zenith

In the lead up to the 2020 IDEA Gala, ADR catches up with Zenith to talk trends and sustainability in furniture design for 2021. If there’s one IDEA category that always fills me with excitement, it’s the Object, Furniture and Lighting (Rising). My love of emerging designers is well documented and this category never disappoints. […]