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Peeling back the label – the facts behind ‘locally made’

What does it truly mean to specify a ‘Product of Australia’? Schiavello unpacks the layers of localism, social ethics, wellbeing and authentic craftsmanship involved in designing and manufacturing its furniture and products in Australia.

Building workplace resilience in the state of constant change with Schiavello

In the times when – perhaps more than ever – we crave stability, confidence and certainty, the world appears to be in a constant state of flux. However, Schiavello’s latest research indicates that if organisations lean into that change, they can flourish.

No longer memories past: Woods Bagot’s Next Hotel Melbourne

Woods Bagot serves up the nostalgia of ‘now’ at Melbourne’s new Next Hotel.

Krakani-lumi by Taylor & Hinds is a standing camp in Tasmania – the project was designed in consultation with the local Indigenous community. Photo by Adam Gibson.

A new era for Indigenous collaboration

Pushing forward the discussion of design, Schiavello recently hosted a panel talk with some of the brightest minds in the industry – and a key issue on the table was Indigenous design and collaboration. Here’s what came out of it.


Winning at work with experience-rich environments: Space&Co. Sydney

Sydney’s newest co-working hub, Space&Co. shows how agile work practices can drive design thinking.

Mercedes Me cafe, designed by JCB Architects, will be the backdrop for the 'Break the Business Model' talk.

Indesign at Melbourne Design Week + our top picks

This year’s Melbourne Design Week is the biggest and most extensive program to date. We pick out some of the highlights, including three events Indesign is proud to be involved in.

Designing bricks-and-mortar retail in the digital age: Hecker Guthrie’s showroom for Schiavello

Retail is in a state of flux. Schiavello’s Melbourne showroom, designed by Hecker Guthrie, brings a biophilic response with an architectural sensibility. We take a step inside the 2018 INDE.Awards shortlisted project.

Developed with Giulio Ridolfo

The Colourist Manifesto: Three lessons I learned from Giulio Ridolfo

With ColourLab, both Schiavello and Ridolfo salute a new wave of recognition for colour’s central position as a driver of good in the world.


Design community in action: From the Founder’s desk in May & June

With a jam-packed May turning into an even bigger June, it has been a busy two months with outstanding industry happenings. Raj Nandan, Indesign Media’s founder and publisher, thinks the A&D community should give itself a firm pat on the back.

This is my story: a long and challenging struggle to enter the design industry

The architecture and design world is one of dreams. It’s one of inspiration and it’s one of bravery. But for many of tomorrow’s greats, the dream seems unachievable. For myself, the journey was not what I expected.

INDE.Awards 2018 Gala: The night that brought APAC A&D together

‘Community’ was the dominant theme at the INDE.Awards 2018 Gala in Singapore. It was a celebration of outstanding design, architecture, material and culture as well as an opportunity to knit together a stronger fabric for our regional industry.

Top 5 tips for thinking like an agile designer

The desire to be an agile designer is strong in today’s busy design community, but what does this mean exactly?

Tomorrow’s Greats: Presenting the top emerging talent of Asia Pacific

Launch Pad nurtures the next generation of design talent in our region. Meet the up-and-comers that inspired us this year.

Who came out on top? Presenting your INDE.Awards Winners for 2018

The wait is over! Couldn’t make it to INDE.Awards Gala on 22 June in Singapore? Don’t fret! Here are your official 2018 winners …

Schiavello's new ColourLab range

Celebrating Schiavello’s ColourLab

The new ColourLab range from Schiavello, developed in collaboration with Giulio Ridolfo, is a considered palette for contemporary commercial and living environments – and Sydney and Melbourne have celebrated…

Launch Pad 2018 live judging: Finalists and entrants (Back row L-R): Max Leishman, Mac Nordman, Jeanie Mulligan. (Front row L-R): Isaac Francis, Dan Layden, Roberto Vessella, Tom Hewitt.

Mentoring the future faces of industrial design: Launch Pad 2018 live judging

Six finalists, together with an esteemed jury, all came together in Schiavello’s Sydney showroom for a morning of mentoring, followed by the live judging for Launch Pad 2018.

The Gallery Chair by Chris Connell for Schiavello.

For art’s sake: a chair designed for Australia’s biggest art events

Chris Connell’s new chair design for Schiavello was made specifically to meet the needs of one of the biggest art events Australia has ever seen.

Launch Pad 2018 finalist Scintilla Collection by Max Leishman.

See the finalists for Launch Pad 2018

Take a look at the next generation of industrial design talent from the Asia Pacific region in Launch Pad 2018. With a diverse range of products, materials and technology – one thing they all have in common is design finesse.

Schiavello is Bringing Agile Working to the Table

Typically the domain of entire office spaces, the idea of ‘agile working’ is condensed into a single table with Schiavello’s new furniture collaboration.

5 designs we love from the Launch Pad archive

Want to win a AUD$10,000 manufacturing grant and mentoring from some of the leading figures in industrial design, manufacturing and retail? Enter Launch Pad 2018 now! Here’s all the inspo you need.


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Karo Ottoman

Interior Designer: Group GSA + artillery Builder: Plan Group   Budget: $110,000 Duration: 4 months   Furniture ‘Climate’ workstations, Schiavello. ‘Stua Gas’ task chairs, ‘ESO Rix’ lounge chair, ‘Prostoria Monk’ lounge chair, Stylecraft. ‘Crop’ bar stool, Relm Furniture.   Lighting ‘TW’ solid oak pendant lighting, Temperature Design. Lighting generally throughout, Stokes Lighting.   Finishes Upholstery throughout, At […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect: John Wardle Architects Builder: Hansen Yuncken Structural & Building Services Engineer, Sustainability Consultant: Irwinconsult Landscape Architect: Taylor Cullity Lethlean [TCL] Signage and Wayfinding: Buro North Audio Visual: CHW Consulting Artist: Rose Nolan   Budget: $39m Duration: 21 months   Furniture ‘Tip Ton’ student chair, Vitra. ‘Pearl’ lounge chair, Jardan. ‘Hay About A Lounge’ lounge chair, Cult. ‘Jasper’ task chair, Zenith. ‘I.AM’ […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect/Interior Designer: Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture Builder: John Holland Group Structural & Services Engineer: Arup Landscape Architect: Hassell   Budget: $61m   Furniture Chairs and tables, Ross Didier. Lounge chairs, Jardan. ‘Tacchini’ occasional chairs, ‘Derlot Editions’ modular furniture, Stylecraft. Bean bags, Koskela. Desks, Schiavello. Moveable shelving, Raeco. Concierge furniture, Instinct Furniture.   Lighting ‘Wastberg’ desk lights, […]

Karo Ottoman

Interior Design: Unispace Architect: Cox Architecture (Base Build Architects) Project Manager: Insight Project Services Builder: Multiplex Structural Engineer: ARUP Digital Artworks: Wayfinding Café Design: Mim Design Digital Design: Accenture Specialty Furniture: Glen Holst   Duration: 32 months   Furniture Muuto, Walter Knoll, Herman Miller, PROOF furniture, Living Edge. Vitra office furniture, Vitra. Jardan furniture, Jardan. EDO chairs, Tacchini, Cosse, Thinking Works furniture, Stylecraft. Rossetto […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect & Interior Designer: Denton Corker Marshall Project Manager: Denton Corker Marshall + Schiavello Builder: Schiavello Structural Engineer: Arup Services Engineer: Umow Lai   Budget: $1.5m Duration: 12 months   Furniture ‘Krossi’ workstations, ‘Denton Corker Marshall’ reception desk, Schiavello. ‘Denton Corker Marshall’ banquet seating, MAP. Herman Miller ‘Eames’ Segmented Base ET166 meeting tables, Living Edge. ‘Vitra’ and ‘.04 Maarten Van […]

Karo Ottoman

Interior Design: Tom Mark Henry Builder: Schiavello Project Manager: JLL   Budget: $7.5m Duration: 12 weeks   Furniture Furniture throughout, Haworth. ‘Herman Miller’, “vitra’, ‘Stellar Works’, ‘E-15’ furniture, Living Edge. ‘Steelcase’, ‘Viccarbe’, ‘Turnstone’ furniture, Steelcase.   Lighting General lighting, Dowel Jones, LPA, Versalux, Pierlite, Light Lights Lights. Inlite lighting, Delta light, Inlite. ‘Luciferos’, Gineico. Flos lighting, Euroluce. CTO […]

Karo Ottoman

University of Adelaide Common Teaching Area Architect: ARM Architecture Project Manager: Rob Hutson, University of Adelaide Builder: Sarah Constructions Structural Engineer: WGA Services Engineer: BCA Engineers Acoustic Engineer: Marshall Day A&V Technology: University of Adelaide Building Certifier: Katnich Dodd   Budget: $1.9m Length: 24 weeks   Furniture Breakout Spaces: ‘Moooi’ extension chair, new antique container stools & tables, Space Furniture. ‘Nau’ rev stool, […]

Karo Ottoman

CSIRO Architect: BVN Interior Design: BVN Project Management: RPS Project Management Builder: Laing O’Rourke Structural Engineering: Taylor Thomson Whitting BCA & Fire Engineering: AE&D Civil/Traffic Electrical/Comms/Av Security/Acoustic Engineering: Aurecon Mechanical/ESD Engineering: Steensen Varming (Aust) Pty Ltd Hydraulic Engineer: THCS PTY. LTD. Landscape Designer: ASPECT Studio Accessibility: Eric Martin & Associates   Budget: $110m Duration: 34 months   Furniture ‘Artek’ dining chairs and stools, ‘Krossi’ round tables, […]

Karo Ottoman

Red Energy Architect: Carr Project Manager: Montlaur Builder: Shape Structural Engineer: WSP Services Engineer: ARUP Quality Surveyor: Altus Group Building Surveyor: Philip Chun   Duration: 23 months   Furniture ‘Duo Lounge’ modular sofa, ‘Navigate’ low back sofa, District 246. ‘Plum Easychair’ armchairs, ‘Hay’ revolver stool and ‘About a Chair’ chairs, Cult. ‘Fable’ stool, Café Culture. ‘Peggy Chair’, Interior Base. ‘Lev Gas’ lift […]

Karo Ottoman

 Architect: Geyer Project Manager: Turner Townsend Thinc Builder: Buildcorp Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group Services Engineer: Medland   Duration: 2 years   Furniture Thinking Works, Keith Melbourne, Ross Gardam furniture throughout, Stylecraft. Miscellaneous furniture, Koskela, Jardan, Zenith. Muuto, Herman Miller throughout, Living Edge. Hay throughout, Cult. Saba Italia throughout, Café Culture Insitu. Bernhardt Design, Enea throughout, KE-ZU. Fornasarig throughout, Own […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect: Conrad Architects   Furniture Custom made tables, Schiavello. ‘Catifa’ meeting chairs, Stylecraft. ‘Z-Flex’ workstations, ‘Flow’ take chairs, How Group. ‘Favela’ chair, ‘Up Seven Foot’ object, Space Furniture. ‘QTZ’ chair, Hub Furniture. ‘Mod’ shelving, Barbera Design.   Lighting ‘Reggiani Sunnylight’ track lighting, ‘Oluce Atollo’ table lamp, Euroluce. ‘Tolomeo’ task lighting, Artemide.   Finishes Custom made […]

Karo Ottoman

Furniture Schiavell0 – World Chair Thinking Works – Oki Doki Stool Stellar Works / Living Edge – Chillax Low Chair, QT Chair and Table, Vitra Pivot Task Chair, Slow Armchair Koskela – Beanbag I, Jake Stool, Jake Picnic Table, Custom High Workbench and Collaboration Table, Pencil High Table, Dining Table Life Interiors – Momico Ottoman […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect Silver Thomas Hanley Photography Peter Clarke Interior Designer Bates Smart Builder Lendlease Structural Engineer Irwinconsult Services Engineer Norman Disney & Young Acoustic Engineer Acoustic Logic Landscape Architect Oculus Building Surveyor PLP Wind Assessment  MEL Consultants Wayfinding/Signage  ID Laboratory Furniture Vitra – ‘Physix’ conference task chair KFive – ‘Nola’ city walk bench  Schiavello – Customised […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect Woods Bagot Photography Trevor Mein Furniture Living Edge – Mirra 2 Chair, Fabricus Lounge Chair, Eames Walnut Stool, Jaan Living Lounge, Eames Meeting Tables, Mirra Task Chairs Wilkhahn – Graph Chairs, Cantilever Chair Vitra – PhysixChair, Repos Lounge Chair Stylecraft – Catifa Dining Chair, Mayfair Meeting Chair, Blava Easy Lounge Chair, Gher Informal Meeting […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect Futurespace Photography Nicole England Project Manager Savills Project Management Builder Mirvac Construction Services Engineer Simpson Kotzman Furniture Cult – Beetle Chair, 33A Stool, Bulbo Tables, Issy Lounge, Plum Chair, Seashell Chair, About A Table, Little Friend Table, DLM Table, Taco Table Anibou – Takushi Table, Bell Table Living Edge – Fibre Chair, Oslo Lounge, […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect Siren Design Photography Yvonne Qumi Project Manager & Builder B2B Project and Construction Management Structural Engineer Kersulting Service Engineer Waterman Group Building Surveyor McKenzie Group Furniture Schiavello – Humanscale World Chair, Slot Stool, personal pedestal units, Krossi Informal Meeting Table, fixed height tables, adjustable work stations Workspace – Vybe Sled Base Chair, Asterisk Table Hub […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect A+A (ARM Architecture + Architectus) Photography Warwick Baker Builder Kane Construction Structural Consultant Iriwn Consult Project Management AURECON Building Surveyor McKenzie Group Quality Surveyor Slattery Australia Furniture Designcraft – Gallery display cases HUB Furniture – Lowe Atticus Monteray Bench Seats and Table Schiavello – Humanscale task seats, group study desks, climate workstations Wilkhahn – […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect Woods Bagot Photography Nicole England Furniture Steelcase – Think V2 Task and Meeting Chairs Stylecraft – Arper Meeting Chair, high back armchair and sofas, ottoman lounge, Pix Ottoman, modular lounge, side table, lounge chair, Aava Barstool, Stylus Meeting, Coffee & Booth Tables, Blade meeting and quiet room Tables, layout table, quiet room tables, events […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect BVN Photography Scott Burrows Builder Grocon Property Group Dexus Space Planners BICG Structural Engineers Aurecon Landscape Architect Lat 27 Furniture Cult – Fritz Hansen Lobby Chair, Space Lobby Table, Informal Carl Hansen Chairs and Tables Hub Furniture – Moroso Lobby Chair and Table Steelcase – Gesture Task Chair Schiavello – Workstations Storage Stylecraft – […]

Karo Ottoman

Architect m3architecture Photography Brett Boardman Builder Schiavello Furniture I.AM – Stacking tables Image Lighting – Tolomeo Decentrata Suspension Lights Artemide – Tolomeo Decentrata Suspension Lights Darkon – Downlights and luminaries Finishes Forbo – Marmoleum floor tiles Woven Image – Echo panel pinboards Australian Metalcraft – Zinc finishes Fixed & Fitted Designer Doorware – Glass door […]

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