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. […]

Core Collective Architects uses GECA certified carpet in award-winning women’s clinic

Core Collective Architects has designed an environmentally-conscious women’s clinic, specifying a selection of GECA Cradle to Cradle certified carpet from Shaw Contract. A multi-disciplinary healthcare for women at all stages of life, Eternal Women’s Health in Hobart was recently named a winner in the 2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards. Located a short distance from the […]

Design Within Reach: driven by values

Design Within Reach was established with a clear and laudable aim. And the clue is all in the name. At the time the studio was founded in 1998 it was very difficult for consumers to buy a wide range of classic furniture through one retail channel. But the team at Design Within Reach believed then, […]