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DQ#45 On Sale Now

DQ prepares you for a fresh season in design, with the Future Leaders Issue – an edition that uncovers a new generation of forces and faces in design.

DQ#45 On Sale Now


April 16th, 2012

The ultimate industry guide for architects, designers, specifiers and suppliers, DQ brings you all the latest news on the products, people and parties in design across Australia and abroad.

April marks the release of the Autumn Issue #45, and the announcement of DQ’s annual Top Ten forces and faces in design.

Entitled Tomorrow Top Ten, this special feature reveals 10 talented creatives whose stories are bound by the threads of shared experience, re-activation of shared spaces, and the cultivation of a living design culture within our communities.


Top Tenner Nick Harding in studio


Work by Top Tenner Jordana Maisie

Complementing this is DQ’s annual graduate design showcase, selecting 10 of the most promising emerging designers entering the industry. Their work as a whole carries an adventurous spirit, refined by an impressive level of resolution.

Each issue DQ brings you key interviews with designers from across the globe, peeling back the layers of their practices to reveal the nuts and bolts of their personality, design process and ethos.

Here we introduce you to lighting designer and engineer Jake Dyson, of the famed Dyson family. He speaks on the evolution of his studio and business and the conceptual thinking behind his ground-breaking LED lights.


Jake Dyson

Also featured is South African designer Gregor Jenkin, who made a lasting impression at the Design Miami fair with his Migrant/Migrate collection of pieces; and Marc Newson who was in Sydney for the blockbuster New Year’s Eve fireworks show.


Gregor Jenkin

Travelling the globe to catch all the major design events, we stop in at the Business of Design Week where we chat with the mysterious and wonderful Japanese designer known as Nosigner; as well as Manfred Dorn of the renowned German-based design studio Phoenix Design.



Just as uplifting is our visit to the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a travelling thinktank that has set its travel course for New York, Berlin (where it’s currently located), and Mumbai.

Engaging with community at street level, the BMW Guggenheim Lab tackles topics surrounding urbanity and the built environment. “It’s not about the Lab itself. It’s the quality of the conversations happening here that really matters,” says assistant curator Maria Nicanor.


BMW Guggenheim Lab

Capturing all the latest trends and events, DQ brings you the very latest products, showroom spaces, parties and inspiring stories to feed your creative practice and keep you linked in to the local and global design community.

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