Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Founded in 1950 and since then run as a family business.
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The life and career of Finnish-American architect and industrial designer Eero Saarinen set the stage for some of the world’s most iconic landmarks – both in the public realm and within our very own lounge rooms and workplaces. On the 75th anniversary of his Womb Chair we take a look back over Saarinen’s career.
SGID 2019 immersed the community in design’s big issues in an exciting, fun-filled day. If you missed it, don’t worry, we’ll get you up to speed on the products and discussion topics you need to know. But you’ll have to wait till next time for the community connection!
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Designed by Gensler, the Hyundai Capital Convention Hall in Seoul, South Korea has harnessed intelligent design strategies to achieve a distraction-free learning/training space for staff, a custom assembly space, a functions venue, a place for guest lectures and a great wow-factor for client showcasing and presentations.
The oft-opposing principles of medical-based thinking and evidence-based design have long been a sticking point for healthcare designers. The new Bendigo Hospital by Bates Smart and Silver Thomas Hanley shows us they need not be mutually exclusive. There is a sweet-spot to be found. It just takes an intelligent and intuitive design touch.
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.
What is ‘salon learning’ and how is design responding to this new educational format? Arts West, Melbourne Univeristy’s riotous new Arts Faculty by ARM Architecture and Architectus, reimagines on-campus learning via the philosophy of object-based learning.
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