Laufen unveils Sonar bath designed by Patricia Urquiola

Swiss bathroom manufacturer Laufen has unveiled its Sonar bath designed by Patricia Urquoila as an ode to “thin edges and geometric texture”. The freestanding piece is part of the wider Sonar Collection, which also includes washbasins, vanities and toilets. Finished in white, the Sonar bath is designed to provide “novel design solutions in the limited […]

Cultivated sponsors IDEA 2021 Sustainability Awards

Cultivated has just been announced as the newest sponsor of IDEA 2021, placing its support behind one of the program’s most sought-after prize – the Sustainability Award. Established in 2013, but officially launched at Melbourne Design Week this year, Cultivated is Cult’s in-house sustainability program. The leading Australian design destination, which offers premium furniture, lighting and […]

Competition: Win one of 5 Oliver Tub Chairs from King, valued at $1450 each

In our latest competition, we’re teaming up with King to give away five Oliver Tub occasional chairs, valued at $1450 each. Don’t let the name fool you, The Oliver Tub Chair was designed for compact spaces and grand gestures. Surely the most misunderstood piece of furniture in the home is the occasional chair. As its […]

Pittella sponsors the IDEA 2021 Emerging Designer of the Year award

Luxury Italian door and bathroom fitting manufacturer Pittella has been named the new sponsor of the IDEA 2021 Emerging Designer of the Year award. IDEA 2021 entries close at midnight AEST on 11 June 2021. Enter now. From its 1970s-era store in Victoria Street, Footscray, Pittella was the first of its kind to import and sell […]

Video house tour: Future Food System with Joost Bakker

Designer, floral artist and ‘no waste’ advocate Joost Bakker’s Future Food System home on the banks of the Yarra River is 25 years in the making. The 87-square-metre home on the edge of Melbourne’s Federation Square is a self-contained world, where incredible design extends beyond aesthetics. For resident chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett – […]

Zenith named inaugural sponsor of IDEA’s Community Services award

Corporate and commercial furniture company Zenith has been named the inaugural sponsor of the IDEA Community Services award. Headlining the 2021 program, this new category recognises the positive impact interior design and architecture have had on our community or not-for-profit sectors. IDEA 2021 entries close at midnight AEST on 11 June 2021. Enter now. From […]

Herman Miller reissues Ray Wilkes’ iconic Chiclet sofa for a new generation

Herman Miller has rereleased its iconic postmodern Chiclet lounge seating with “power and material options” designed for a new generation. First introduced in 1976, the piece, which reminded people of the famous Chiclet gum, was originally created by British industrial designer Ray Wilkes for office building lobbies. In the decades since, it has become a […]

Shaw Contract gives back with Global Day for People + Planet initiative

On 29 April 2021, Shaw Contract paused for the day so its staff could volunteer their services as part of its Global Day for People + Planet initiative. Starting on the east coast of Australia and following the sun around to Asia, the Middle East and finally the west coast of Canada, the initiative was […]

ILVE unveils Design Your Own product configurator

Expressing your (or your client’s) individuality through food and design just became one step easier with the new Design Your Own product configurator from ILVE. Created exclusively for Australia, Design Your Own ILVE lets designers and home cooks create their own freestanding oven, visualising the product as it comes together with live pricing. Designers can […]

New Canopy collection from Shaw Contract brings a soft, organic feel to any space

The new Canopy collection from Shaw Contract features layered structures and natural, biophilic elements with textural nuances that will capture your imagination. Available in 23cm x 91cm carpet tile and Broadloom options, Canopy was designed for spaces that speak to the mind and feed the soul. Warm, comforting sanctuaries that beckon us to work, to […]