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CafeCulture+Insitu

CafeCulture+Insitu

CafeCulture+Insitu is an established company that represents world-class international and local brands, delivering commercial furniture, lighting and custom design solutions to an array of beautifully designed functional spaces. These include corporate and creative offices, hospitality, shopping centres, educational, retail and residential environments.

For over 18 years, CafeCulture+Insitu has been providing architects and designers with quality products and service, contributing to some of the most exciting and innovative projects in Australia.

Our business prides itself on having an outward view, while maintaining a strong, localised focus, fusing popular European, British and American brands with talented, authentic Australian designers and brands. The company’s in-depth involvement in the finishing and delivery of all products and projects is supported by strong relationships with its partnering brands and close, one-on-one relationships with its manufacturers and craftspeople.

CafeCulture+Insitu is represented in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with networks in other states. Additionally, we have successfully delivered projects into Asia and the Middle East.


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CafeCulture+Insitu is an established company that represents world-class international and local brands, delivering commercial furniture, lighting and custom design solutions to an array of beautifully designed functional spaces.

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How Drum chairs honour the legacy of wood design

The Drum collection from Italy’s Billiani is a chair range that is functional and beautiful – serving as a designer statement on the versatility and timeless charm of wood.

(L-R) Kate and Joel Booy of Studio Truly Truly.

5 minutes with… Studio Truly Truly

We catch Joel Booy, one half of Netherlands-based Aussie expats Studio Truly Truly, on home soil for the launch of Typography, the duo’s box-fresh lighting system for Rakumba.

Designer chat! Studio Truly Truly in conversation

The Aussie expats who headed Netherlands-way to found Studio Truly Truly were back home for a series of design conversations presented by Cafe Culture+Insitu and Rakumba.

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Masters in Profile: Emilio Nanni

Italian design is full of master craftsmen and artisans, and when it comes to contemporary furniture, it’s impossible to ignore the master of Emilio Nanni.

Billiani doll chair

The story of a metal doll

Just as a little girl’s doll collection continues to grow over time, Billiani’s versatile and extensive Doll range has welcomed a brand new member into the family – the Doll Steel Barstool.

Anchor Ceramics' handmade ceramic planters

Five minutes with … Bruce Rowe of Anchor Ceramics!

Founder of Anchor Ceramics, Bruce Rowe, supports a new generation of designers working with one of the world’s oldest materials: clay and ceramics.

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#SID17 is an absolute immersion in Australian architecture and design. And, year-on-year it proves why the entire global design industry needs to get together and present their R&D to push us all forward.

SID17: Letting Loose At Waterloo

Walking down Danks street, Waterloo seemed like it was the centre of all things fine, delicate and oh-so-fancy! Whether it’s the best in high-quality oak, enviable bathroom fitouts, or even just the indulgence of contemporary European furniture, SID17’s Waterloo precinct spoke to our dreams, desires and aspirations.

Sydney Indesign 2017

Cafe Culture + Insitu At SID17

Cafe Culture + Insitu will be back at this year’s event (Fri August 11 – Sat August 12) with a spectacular line-up of designer furniture and several must-see seminars!

Avoiding Kitsch: Why Contemporary Minimalism Isn’t Done … YET

Minimalism is back with a vengeance. Less might be more, but sometimes less is just less. Has the minimalist crusade taken a detour?

Salone 2017: Lee Broom Celebrates The Decade Mark With ‘Time Machine’

The amazingly cool ‘Time Machine’ exhibit by quirky Londoner Lee Broom marks the tenth anniversary show by Lee Broom for Salone Del Mobile 2017 – and yet again, he nails it.

REA Melbourne by futurespace. Photo by Nicole England.

Indesign magazine #62 dissections directory

A full directory of the contact information for every company referred to in the project dissections of Indesign Magazine #62.

Tapping into Modern Cafe Culture

Phoenix Tapware strikes the ideal balance between form and function

The Zilio A&C collection grows with stylish new additions

The Salone del Mobile Milan 2015 saw the launch of four new additions to the Zilio A&C collection, created in collaboration with international designers who share the company’s guiding principles and ethos

Alpine Artisans

In celebrating its 25th year anniversary, German furniture manufacturer Zeitraum is as much about attitude as it is about furniture.

All In the Family – Zietraum

In celebrating its 25th year anniversary, German furniture manufacturer Zeitraum is as much about attitude as it is about furniture.

CAFE CULTURE + INSITU – DIDIER STORY

Unveiling the newly expanded Bombala, Tiller and Fable Collections, Ross Didier shared his story with a crowd of colleagues and friends at the Cafe Culture + Insitu Sydney showroom.

Dissections

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Suncorp

Sometimes the most highly evolved designs are incomplete. When conceptualising the new Suncorp headquarters in Sydney, the interiors team at Geyer worked to the idea of ‘designing to 80%’. The result is a radical take on the oft-used idea of workplace flexibility. While the building caters to the needs of its residents in the present, it comprehensively avoids dictating what these needs will be in the future.

Lights in the Attic

This artfully composed Melbourne café worships all things materiality. Designed by Melbourne-based studio Architects EAT, we speak with Director Eid Goh on taking our industry’s total obsession with fine materials to the next level, and the value of specifying beyond aesthetic.

Fonda Bondi

At Fonda Bondi, Studio Esteta has looked to the work of Luis Barragán and Sydney’s seaside location to design a space where Mexican cuisine and local hospitality are dished up.

From Here On

Designed by Siren Design, From Here On provides the sophistication of a boutique hotel with the comfort of a luxury apartment in a highly functional and welcoming workplace environment.

Chifley Plaza Sydney by SJB

The shopping mall is making a comeback – but not in the way you might expect. SJB reimagines the retail experience at Sydney’s iconic Chifley Plaza through a clever pairing of Manhattan Art Deco nostalgia and a design strategy that appeals to our hearts and our feet.

Collins Square Events Centre by Carr Design Group

Carr Design Group combines corporate, residential and hospitality design principles for a diverse and flexible function space at the Collins Square Events Centre. Have they created the ultimate new design typology for next-gen hospitality? We think yes…

Gilbert + Tobin Barangaroo by Woods Bagot

Design that reflects its local environment is a huge focus for practising architects and designers, and Sydney’s Barangaroo development is a hotbed for this kind of thinking. Gilbert + Tobin’s new Barangaroo workplace, designed by Woods Bagot, draws inspiration from the rich history and landscape of the site, while nestling nicely into Sydney’s new commercial identity.

Western Sydney University, by Woods Bagot

Integrated technology might be commonplace in the workplace, but in education spaces it’s still a fairly new phenomenon. At Western Sydney University, Woods Bagot’s vertical campus design raises the bar in more ways than one.

Hawker Hall by Craig Tan Architects

The success of any restaurant is judged on that unique combination of food, service and fit-out. But just as important are the bathrooms which, in the case of Hawker Hall, actively contribute to the socially energised atmosphere.

Jemena Melbourne by Woods Bagot

In an era where technology and the ‘digerati’ rules all, we feel a strong need to make close online connections with the world at large. But how does this sense of connectivity and community translate to the physical workplace, and by extension, its design? In Jemena’s new Melbourne headquaters, seven floors and 800+ people have offered up a juicy challenge in exploring how design might create a sense of communal familiarity in a large-scale environment.

Lonely Planet | Indesignlive

Lonely Planet Melbourne by Siren Design

Siren Design’s quirky and inventive design for Lonely Planet’s new iconic headquarters in Melbourne, is a veritable ‘world on a shoestring’. Let the interactive brand journey begin!