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Ross Gardam

Ross Gardam

Ross Gardam established the contemporary furniture and lighting studio in 2007 with the aim to create quality, original, accessible design. Ross Gardam™ offers a collection of internationally acclaimed products, each hand crafted in Melbourne, Australia, by local artisans and manufacturers.

Our studio is located in the CBD of Melbourne and comprises a passionate team of designers, engineers and makers. All products are designed by Ross Gardam and embody a unique, modern aesthetic. The studio strives to achieve simplicity and purity in everything we do.

Ross Gardam is an Australian furniture and lighting designer. Each product is hand crafted in Melbourne, Australia, by local artisans and makers.


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No place like home: Elka Collective by Aplin Creative

Word on the street is that independent fashion brands are investing in bricks and mortar once again. A tour through Elka Collective’s new store by Aplin Creative is visually compelling proof that the reports are true.

Indesign In Focus: Minimal ambient lighting

Whether it’s a commercial interior or a hospitality setting, lighting can create a mood, evoke emotions and entice users to engage with the space. Our Indesign In Focus this week brings to you the best minimal but ambient fixtures.

The latest releases from ICFF 2019

The ICFF in New York has just wrapped, we take a look at some of the latest noteworthy releases.

“Innovative and awe-inducing” – Announcing INDE.Awards 2019 Official Shortlist

The results are out! We’re excited to introduce you to your INDE.Awards 2019 Official Shortlist. Read on to find out which entries made the final cut.

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Whose chair is it anyway? How replica furniture took over the world

In the multi-billion dollar business of replica furniture production, we ask the tough questions about what bootlegging is doing to our design industry.

What makes Good Design?

Last week saw hundreds of products across a wide range of categories awarded in the annual Good Design Awards. Here we highlight the projects and products that remain close to our heart – architecture, interiors and furniture.

Are Bowie Bonds the solution to IP issues?

What can design learn from Bowie Bonds?

For many furniture designers struggling to survive on two to five per cent royalties cheques, the recently departed David Bowie delivers a masterclass in ‘get rich or die at Salone’.

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A look back: INDE.Awards 2017 winners and themes

Your INDE.Awards Official Shortlist for 2018 is about to be announced. We cast our eyes back to the successful entries of 2017. What new directions will 2018 bring?

From the Publisher’s Desk

Another month has whisked by with plenty of action from all corners. Raj Nandan, Indesign Media Asia Pacific’s Publisher, recaps on the highlights throughout the month and what we’re looking ahead to in April.

(L-R) Gemma Cahill (Arnsdorf), Ross Gardam, Holly Ryan, Vanessa Katsanevakis (Sussex Taps) and Jes Blanch (moderator from Russh magazine).

How sustainable is local fashion and design?

Featuring Ross Gardam, Holly Ryan and speakers from Arnsdorf and Sussex Taps, the VAMFF panel discussion explored environmental best practice across industrial design, handcrafted jewellery, and fashion.

Pulling The Rug Out

Having just launched their inaugural rug collection, Stylecraft reminds us that Australians continue to reimagine the design rulebook.

Everything is Illuminated! The Lighting Designers You Need to Know

For designers, lighting is an underappreciated element that is integral to shaping the character of – and experience within – a space. We showcase some of the best lighting designers from across Australia and New Zealand.

5 minutes with … Ross Gardam!

As his latest collection of lounges and accessories – ADAPT – hits the Australian market, we sit down with Ross Gardam to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the collaboration with Stylecraft.

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Adapt in Name, Adapt in Nature: The Lounge Designed for Today’s Dynamic Workplaces

Weaving together the best of commercial and residential design, what’s not to love about Ross Gardam’s new collection of lounges and accessories?


Local Design x Kozminsky: A Rockstar Line-up of Aussie Designers

Melbourne’s Kozminsky celebrates its 165th birthday with a killer collaboration with 7 of Australia’s most unique and sought after designers.

Galleria – Indesign’s vibrant, interactive hub

Indesign’s dynamic Galleria hub offered lofty heritage-listed industrial architecture at the Locomotive Workshops at Eveleigh’s Australian Technology Park in Sydney’s inner-west. Sophie Davies reports.


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