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Consider this your one-stop-shop for staying on top of the latest industry affairs. From architectural product news and interior design news to who’s on the move, we’ve got it covered, right here.

June 6, 2023

CPD Live is happening right now, 6-8 June

Hosted by Indesign Media and presented by a panel of experts and leading brands via a series of interactive online events, CPD Live is jam-packed with free CPD content, exploring leading topics and areas to inform specification. 

June 6, 2023

AUS-UK-NZ Mutual Recognition Agreement “opens up completely new opportunity”

The Mutual Recognition Agreement between Australia, New Zealand and the UK spells out greater skill mobility, permanent migration pathways and new opportunity for Australian and UK graduates.

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Integrity and innovation go hand-in-hand with Klaro Industrial Design

Highly responsive and light on its feet, K.I.D was created to address the need for commercially focused suppliers with a commitment to careful, enduring craftsmanship.

June 6, 2023

McGregor Coxall and Yulendj Weelam Lab embark on a new design research partnership

The three-year design research partnership launched by McGregor Coxall and RMIT’s Yulendj Weelam Lab embarks on a mission to transform Australia’s built environment by weaving in First Nations wisdom, embracing sustainable practices, and fostering a sense of belonging.

June 6, 2023

“It was beautiful timing”: Sydney’s Curatorial+Co. moves to new gallery space

The art gallery and consultancy, founded in 2015, is moving to the city arts district on William Street in Woolloomooloo.

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Circling back to the future

In our third and final instalment on the Excellence line we find out how V-ZUG’s design team pushed the company’s established reputation for timeless aesthetics and the longevity of its products to the next level through innovation and inspiration.

June 1, 2023

Futures Collective takes over Villa Alba at Melbourne Design Week

The Futures Collective returned to Villa Alba Museum for Melbourne Design Week 2023. This event united a cadre of designers under the umbrella of three thought-provoking pillars — Transparency, Currency and Legacy.

May 31, 2023

Mapping concrete and Brutalist architecture across Australia, Asia and beyond

From concrete Tokyo to Brutalist Sydney, Blue Crow Media provides a way into new cities — or perhaps a closer look at familiar ones — for the architectural connoisseur, especially those with a keen interest in the twentieth century history.

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Designed or built an amazing kitchen? Here’s your last chance for glory

Entries for the Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year close on April 30!

May 31, 2023

Mouthwatering design: Cumulus’ immersive whisky distillery in Tasmania

In the town of Oatlands, Cumulus has delivered Callington Mill Distillery. It’s a new venue that manages to be visually striking and functionally adept at the same time as engaging sensitively with the important local heritage.

May 30, 2023

Pixie by Flack Studio joins the Byron Bay design scene

Byron Bay: just the name conjures so much. Everyone has a Byron memory fuelling a rose-tinted ideal of chucking it all in and moving to the coast. Enter Pixie, the new restaurant designed by Flack Studio.

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GH Commercial unveils an exciting competition in celebration of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

GH Commercial is now the exclusive flooring and carpet partner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2023 – and two x double passes are up for grabs.

May 30, 2023

“Collector of stories”: Tim Ross is designing another legacy on television

The first series of Designing a Legacy aired in 2020 and self-proclaimed design nerd, Tim Ross, is back with a two-part series on ABC. It’s a chance to bring important architectural issues to a national broadcasting audience.

May 29, 2023

Five outstanding projects shortlisted for the 2023 Victorian Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects has unveiled its 2023 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist, featuring remarkable design innovation. Here, we delve into the unique stories of five standout projects — a mix of wellness centres, commercial spaces and residential precincts.

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American hardwood answers a growing demand for sustainable timber

American hardwood may just be the answer to our timber shortage woes, and our stringent sustainability requirements. The American Hardwood Export Council provides indispensable insight into the topic.

May 26, 2023

Back in Australia by popular demand: The update from MDF Italia’s Frederik Billiau

MDF Italia is now on the floor and displayed to best advantage at Bachli — and every product is an example of beautiful minimal design at its best. Jan Henderson speaks with MDF Italia's CEO, Frederik Billau.

May 25, 2023

SJB wins competition for Broadway student living development

The design of 263-279 Broadway SJB with Land and Form Studios has been announced as the winner of a competition held by City of Sydney. It's set to redefine student living in the heart of Glebe.

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Sustainability and supply chain issues top the design agenda

An expert panel of local and international designers has confirmed that sustainability and supply chain issues remain high on the agenda. Read more insights from their discussion, hosted by V-ZUG during Milan Furniture Fair.