From the acclaimed designer who abandoned an international engineering career to pursue his creative passion comes yet another exquisite collection for Zenith: Lois. We talk to Keith Melbourne about revisiting early work to create something new – and the contemporary appeal of understated luxury.
Louis Poulsen celebrates the 50th anniversary of the original Panthella with the release of a new medium-sized table lamp and a unique metallic finish. Celebrating the design’s imaginative inception, both Panthella Table 320 and the warm gloss of the brass pay homage to Verner Panton’s daring and playful yet functional legacy.
As we’re hopefully nearing the end of what might have been the most sedentary period of life for some, one thing has become abundantly clear to many. A comfortable, high-quality chair is a crucial part of any work set-up, whether in an office environment or a home setting.
The ultimate premise of design is to create better environments, utilities and tools that help people thrive – whoever they are and wherever they live, work and play. The ingrained diversity of humankind means that to design for a varied, global audience successfully, inclusivity, diversity, and equality have to drive not only the design process, but also manufacturing practices, operational procedures, and leadership style of any design brand aspiring to build a better experience for all.
Milliken-Ontera has been bringing a uniquely customisable brand of creativity to Australian and New Zealand flooring design for over three decades. Having always designed and supplied from their manufacturing facility in Sydney, it has also been renowned for its impressive speed to market. This year, however, the brand boosts its already advanced personalisation capabilities by introducing a mass customisation concept that makes it even easier to create distinct flooring solutions in just three weeks.
The onset of the pandemic redefined the role of the office space and accelerated the dynamic transformation Australian workplaces had been going through. We sit down with Kirsten Brown, National Insights Manager for Australia and New Zealand at Herman Miller, to talk about why the office of tomorrow will have to work harder to prove effective and why designing a space with fundamental human needs in mind is the best way to future-proof it.
As a brand using design and innovation to shape how people experience water for over half a century, it is only fitting that sustainability is at the heart of VOLA’s ethos. With their philosophy anchored in longevity, careful management of resources and mindful operations, the original modern tap designer is protecting the planet for future generations – one timeless product at a time.
Sustainability is paramount in modern design. In fact, one could argue that if a design isn’t sustainable, it isn’t truly modern. With a clear understanding of the negative implications of climate change and access to sustainable resources, selecting sustainable materials isn’t a choice anymore. It’s an urgent obligation – and a long-term commitment.
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