As this edition represents our 50th anniversary within the Australian design market, we got to thinking – ‘what constitutes a milestone moment in business?’
July 31st, 2013
For DQ, our 50th issue marks 10 years in the local design scape, but what does it mean for other practices and brands? In this issue, we discuss the various milestones of key design houses and suppliers, and we assess the changing face of the industry.
DQ takes 5 Minutes With Tom Dixon to discuss brand positioning, design education and inspiration. Resident opinion columnist Byron George explores the concept of ‘cloud computing’ and its integration into the design world.
We analyse the value of flexibility in today’s design economy with furniture brand Insitu, and discuss the process of rapid growth as Insitu endeavours to open two showrooms across three months. DQ gives you wise words from DESIGNPRENEUR Leone Lorrimer, who talks brand-transformation, leading a company as well as using the workplace as a catalyst for change.
We go IN-DEPTH on globalisation and the effects and opportunities it presents to the Australian design market. Boasting the expert advice and experience of brands as Caroma, SMEG, Stylecraft, and HASSELL, DQ50 maps out the pitfalls and successes for international expansion.
The Milan Furniture Fair is the design event of the year. We take you behind the scenes to Milan 2013.
As the design industry’s leading resource and an important forum for discussion and opinion, DQ is for and about you and your business as a creative. You will indeed notice that this issue of DQ has undergone a makeover. Design is an ever-changing organism, and if any publication reflects that ethos– it’s DQ.
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Living Edge definitely has the edge when it comes to supplying furniture for the education sector. With a plethora of brands and collections at their fingertips, Living Edge provides the perfect solution for any learning environment.
In the bid to balance the desire to live amongst nature with the modest footprint of today’s homes, designer Victoria Azadinho Bocconi looks for inspiration in the depths of the Amazon jungle.
Bidding farewell to mundane and uninspired office spaces, colour has transformed our workplaces into layered and engaging environments. So we sit down with Karina Simpson, Hot Black’s Workplace Lead, to talk about the influence colour has on the workspace landscape through the prism of Herman Miller’s progressive colour philosophy.
A great building stands the test of time however an iconic building can indelibly imprint itself on a populace’s psyche to become an institution. But what is an iconic building? The Building category in this year’s INDE.Awards showcases fine examples of timeless architecture that could just be the next icons of the future.
The City of Melbourne’s Creative Spaces program is inviting expressions of interest from creative businesses to join their latest project in the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct.
Ruth McDermott and Ben Baxter have just published their new book, and it explores the duo’s stellar career as light artists. A must-read for those interested in light art, it provides the opportunity to experience the experiential.
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This shortlisted residential project channels the story of a house through decades of ownership by the same client. With sensitive touches and an ambitious overall design vision, Annandale Terrace by Sam Crawford Architects is a delightful home.
The North Building at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is complete. Part of the Sydney Modern Project and designed by Japanese practice SANAA, with Architectus as executive architects, it is a magical, ethereal spatial experience and a globally significant building.
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