“Design for the distributed workforce” is a must in 2021 – Herman Miller

In an ongoing weekly series in the lead up to our IDEA awards Gala, we chat to Herman Miller to get its insight into the future of one of the A&D sectors most heavily impacted by COVID-19 – workplace design. It’s a sector Herman Miller knows a thing or two about. Founded in Zeeland, Michigan, […]

2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards winners announced

The Shaw Contract Design Awards winners for 2020 were announced this week with two Australian practices picking up prizes. With nearly 500 entries from 29 countries, this year’s competition was judged by a global group of esteemed jurors, who, for the first time, met virtually to select the seven final winners. Looking for the year’s […]

“Texture, texture, texture” to define door handles in 2021 – Halliday + Baillie

With the IDEA awards set to be announced in person in Melbourne on 19 February 2021, we caught up with Halliday + Baillie director Tanya Rive to take stock and talk trends for the Residential Single category. In an ongoing weekly series in the lead up to our awards Gala, we’ll be chatting to our […]

Are you sitting comfortably?

While 2020’s pandemic has shone a light on the dangers of being overly sedentary, not enough attention has been paid to the health benefits of great ergonomic design, particularly in the chairs we use every day for work. Ergonomic design has been studied for thousands of years and yet the health impacts of bad design, […]

The truly great outdoors with Charles Wilson and King Living

Charles Wilson and King Living combined equals an array of wonderful solutions for outdoor lifestyles. The pure joy that we can glean from being outdoors is one of things that will be associated with 2020 for a long, long time. When normal activities are restricted and our time spent outside the confines of our own […]

Rediscover outdoor living with the new Vivid Slimline SS collection by Phoenix

Phoenix is ready for summer with its brand-new Vivid Slimline SS collection, expertly crafted from premium 316 marine-grade stainless steel. Building on Phoenix’s popular and timeless Vivid Slimline range, the new SS collection is particularly suited to outdoor kitchens, laundries and beach homes. This is thanks to the superior corrosion resistance of 316 marine-grade stainless […]

Remix from Formway – where old meets new and magic ensues

The latest release from Formway is almost prescient in its design and could have been developed with today’s situation in mind- whether that is at a desk in a home office, at the dining room table or actually in your usual workspace. Formway is a research-led design studio behind products that are created to answer […]

The beauty of resilience: Signature Floors launches 88 Planks

Signature Floors launches 88 Planks – a curated collection of vinyl planks for bespoke to large-scale projects. 88 Planks by Signature Floors pushes the boundaries of what vinyl plank flooring can achieve in a commercial environment. Using wood, stone and colour finishes, the collection showcases the innovative use of these classic elements, much like the […]

Discover the range of flush sliding locks from Halliday + Baillie

Proudly designed and made in New Zealand, these sliding locks by Halliday + Baillie combine the best of form and function. The collection includes a range of key and snib locking sets covering solid and framed timber and aluminium glazed exterior doors. With a 55mmm back set, the HB630 series is designed for solid or […]

Fritz Hansen N02 Recycle chair now at Cult

The Fritz Hansen N02 Recycle chair by nendo is a new, all-purpose chair made of upcycled plastic household waste, available now from Cult. N02 is Fritz Hansen’s first chair produced in coloured, recycled Polypropylene. The strong, stackable chair is designed in collaboration with Japanese studio nendo and is inspired by a simple crease of paper […]