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Vale Michael Bryce: Forever an Indesign Luminary

From the pages of Indesign #16 (c.2004), this reissued Luminary profile honours the life and legacy of the late Australian architect/designer, Michael Bryce.

Pippin Drysdale, photographed by Robert Frith.

Indesign Luminary: Pip Drysdale

Australia has produced some fine ceramicists, but none has achieved the international prominence of Pip Drysdale, which makes her an Indesign Luminary alumni.

Bruce Rickard

Indesign Luminary: Bruce Rickard

We dive into the Indesign archives and reflect on the life and work of Indesign Luminary Bruce Rickard (1929-2010).

Portrait by Anthony Browell.

Indesign Luminary: Johannes Kuhnen

The pioneering work of designer, Johannes Kuhnen, has had a considerable influence on craft-based design in Australia.

Adam Goodrum, photographed by Anthony Browell.

Indesign Luminary: Adam Goodrum

Collaborations with iconic brands and recognition by international museums have confirmed Adam Goodrum’s reputation as a truly world-class designer.

(L-R) Janne Faulkner and Harley Ansteen, founders of Nexus.

Indesign Luminary: Nexus Designs

It’s with sadness that Indesign has heard of the passing of Janne Faulkner – a true pioneer of design in Australia. Here we republish the Indesign Luminary feature from issue #57 of Indesign.

Tom Sitta portrait by Anthony Browell.

Indesign Luminary: Tom Sitta

Expatriate Czech, Vladimir ‘Tom’ Sitta, has changed the way people think about landscape design in Sydney.

Indesign Luminary: Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson‘s career as a successful and innovative furniture and industrial designer has had a seemingly unstoppable upward trajectory.

Caroline Casey, industrial designer, photographed by Anthony Browell.

Indesign Luminary: Caroline Casey

A meticulous and intuitive designer, Caroline Casey has a diverse range of outstanding products to her name.

Ken Cato AO, photographed by Anthony Browell.

Indesign Luminary: Ken Cato AO

Ken Cato has brought a new level of sophistication to Australian graphic design in a career spanning over forty years, which makes him an Indesign Luminary.

David Trubridge portrait by Anthony Browell.

Indesign Luminary: David Trubridge

Mercurial seems too mild a word to describe David Trubridge who has changed the face of design in New Zealand.

Rosemary Kirkby by Anthony Browell.

Indesign Luminary: Rosemary Kirkby

Rosemary Kirkby has been described by an industry commentator as “a fearless, well-organised dynamo of a campaigner for better workplace design.” Kirkby has created internationally acclaimed and award-winning workplaces, which have revolutionised the thinking about work and workplaces and set completely new benchmarks.

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