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Holly Cunneen

Holly Cunneen

Holly has spent her time in the media writing about architecture, design and our local industry. With a firm view that “design has a shared responsibility to the individual as much as it does the wider community,” her personal and professional trajectory sees her chart the interests, accomplishments, hypocrisies and crises of the architecture and design community.


Living Edge is moving up and out!

The cat is out of the bag for Living Edge’s first-ever Melbourne sale. Don’t miss out on up to 60 per cent off on selected ex-display and floor stock from Herman Miller, Walter Knoll, Muuto, e15, Vitra and others.

Bethan Gray: The world through her eyes

Bethan Gray works, travels, finds inspiration and collaborates with craftspeople the world over. Recently in Australia, we were lucky to be able to catch her for a brief moment to chat about her world of creativity and beauty.

Alysi retail fitout. Photo by Giuseppe Dinnella.

Studiopepe is deeply personal

“We investigate the subjective and objective sensations and experiences linked to colours in order to define the personality of each project,” says Studiopepe co-director Chiara Di Pinto. It’s a personal approach that has garnered the Italian design studio world-wide acclaim.

Winners revealed: Habitus House of the Year 2019

Habitus House of the Year honours exceptional residential architecture and design from the Indo-Pacific region. Here are your 2019 winners.

New Volumes c/o Artedmous right at home with Cult

New Volumes can now be found in Cult showrooms across Australia, making for a textbook example of perfect synergy as both brands are steadfast supporters of local designers and makers.


Biasol’s modern bubble tea café in Shenzhen

Tea drinking may be steeped in tradition but 蜜葉裡 Ambrosia in Shenzhen has been designed by Biasol for the modern, mindful tea drinker of today.

IKSOI Design Studio creates a cave-like café in India

In Ahmedabad, the Java+ café by IKSOI Design Studio creates a dark and moody atmosphere with a generous sense of space.

Would you like to sit indoors or out?

Ten new pieces from designers Tim Rundle and Tom Fereday for SP01 expand on previous, one-off designs to form two new collections for the indoors and out.

Christian Mussati outside WonderGlass Orwell House. Photo by James Harris.

The art of light with WonderGlass

In 2013 Christian Mussati co-founded WonderGlass with his father Maurizio. The Italian handblown glass lighting company has become known for its bespoke craftsmanship and collaborative efforts with some of the architecture, design and art industry’s most globally revered names.

An architect of light

The founder and CEO of Occhio, Axel Meise, has long been a pioneer of lighting design as a way to enhance one’s way of living. At Euroluce 2019, the German brand unveiled new additions to the much-loved Mito family lighting series.

A slice of Italy in Melbourne: Biasol’s Pentolina

An Italian pasta bar in Melbourne’s CBD by Biasol Design drew design inspiration from the likes of ancient Rome and the modern, culture hub that Melbourne itself has developed.

Art and design come together in Luxxbox’s GOMA Chair

Brisbane-based lighting and furniture studio Luxxbox has developed the GOMA chair, designed initially for the Gallery of Modern Art Restaurant, it’s the perfect chair for long lunches and deep conversation.

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