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Turning 10 with Type: SBW

Turning 10 with Type: SBW

Razzy graphic forms and pops of hypercolour – this new furniture collection from SBW shows that after 10 years of designing and manufacturing, they really know what they’re doing.

Magnetic moments with Tom Mark Henry’s Jade Nottage

Magnetic moments with Tom Mark Henry’s Jade Nottage

King recently teamed up with three Sydney designers of note, to explore the deep connections they hold to particular furniture pieces. In this first instalment, Tom Mark Henry’s Jade Nottage contemplates meaningful moments and lasting legacies with the Issho Dining Table.

Celebrating local with nau 2021

Celebrating local with nau 2021

Cult Design’s in-house brand, nau shines a light on the beauty of locally-made design with their new 2021 collection featuring inspiring products from some of the country’s most prolific designers.

The life and Sòl of the bathroom: apaiser

The life and Sòl of the bathroom: apaiser

As the unparalleled focal-point for bathroom design, the quality of a freestanding bathtub can mean the difference between average and exceptional interiors. And with their range of sculptural, sustainable and luxurious baths, no one executes this better than apaiser.

Move-In: Turn-key FF&E that embraces local craftsmanship

Move-In: Turn-key FF&E that embraces local craftsmanship

Australia’s renowned furniture, fittings & equipment outfitter creates versatile, tailor-made solutions that foster a collaborative design approach and promotes local talent.

Unexpected forms, dreamy landscapes and powerful tones: Inspiring design products for the new year

Unexpected forms, dreamy landscapes and powerful tones: Inspiring design products for the new year

Get excited and find your inspiration. Here are some of our favourite and fantastical design pieces from the colour wheel and beyond to welcome another year of great design.

Brickworks x Adam Goodrum bring back the breeze block

Brickworks x Adam Goodrum bring back the breeze block

As original as it is functional, Adam Goodrum brings back the iconic breeze block in Kite Breeze: a homage to Australian living and European manufacturing.

The Indesign Edit: Ross Gardam, The Pursuit of Refinement & Innovation

The Indesign Edit: Ross Gardam, The Pursuit of Refinement & Innovation

A year in review: Melbourne-based industrial designer, Ross Gardam talks to us about his most recent collections and what the future has in store in this edition of the Indesign Edit.

Scape by Tait takes home the gold for Best in Class Accolade at the Good Design Awards 2020

Scape by Tait takes home the gold for Best in Class Accolade at the Good Design Awards 2020

The Scape Collection by Adam Goodrum showcases design innovation through function, versatility and inimitable style – making it worthy of winning the Best in Class Accolade Award in our industry’s most prestigious design event.

Designed to intrigue: Breeze embodies monolithic ambiguity

Designed to intrigue: Breeze embodies monolithic ambiguity

Australian designer, Ross Gardam presents the new table collection of Breeze: where light and design interplay to create an extraordinary furniture experience.

The Indesign Edit: FABLE by Didier

The Indesign Edit: FABLE by Didier

The Indesign Edit: FABLE by Didier explores the ten-year story of one of the most cherished furniture collections across the Australian design industry.

Australian multidisciplinary studio, SKEEHAN unveils an exciting new identity

Australian multidisciplinary studio, SKEEHAN unveils an exciting new identity

Established nearly a decade ago, Tom Skeehan brings purpose and an intuitive personality with the new soul of the SKEEHAN brand.

The Fresh Form Of Bellaire

The Fresh Form Of Bellaire

Low in profile, minimalist in aesthetic, modular in form, deep in comfort; Bellaire by King Living is everything you desire in a modern sofa, and more.

[Don’t] Lose yourself at the Qantas First Lounge Singapore

[Don’t] Lose yourself at the Qantas First Lounge Singapore

One of only four worldwide, Caon Studio and Akin Atelier collaboratively see to it that you won’t want to leave the newly unveiled Qantas First Lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

“If you allow architecture and design to move you, it will move you.” Presenting: Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross.

“If you allow architecture and design to move you, it will move you.” Presenting: Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross.

Renowned for his comedic wits and profound views of the world, Tim Ross’ love for architecture stems deep – dating back to his childhood years of fond memories and experiences of the beauty of design.

The emergent voices who are changing the pace in Australian design

The emergent voices who are changing the pace in Australian design

In a two part series, we explore the design chain and its process with the brilliant minds behind closed doors. In part 1, we speak to Phillip Gray of Port Stephens Joinery.

Laminex celebrates its new Australian landscape-inspired range

Laminex celebrates its new Australian landscape-inspired range

To celebrate Laminex’s new collection of 17 decors honouring the Australian landscape, the team hosted an exclusive dinner event.

Terrace seamlessly blends into the groove of everyday life

Terrace seamlessly blends into the groove of everyday life

Introducing Terrace by Adam Cornish for nau: a collection of durable stainless steel furniture pieces, with a motif of organic lines and classic silhouettes.

5 minutes with… Studio Truly Truly

5 minutes with… Studio Truly Truly

We catch Joel Booy, one half of Netherlands-based Aussie expats Studio Truly Truly, on home soil for the launch of Typography, the duo’s box-fresh lighting system for Rakumba.

Reducing sound with light: Dasch by Luxxbox

Reducing sound with light: Dasch by Luxxbox

Our workplaces have been stripped bare to an open plan shell. Noise is an issue. Enter Luxxbox’s Dasch acoustic pendant. It reduces sound through light, all within a sleek product.

Playing by the rules: why compliance matters

Playing by the rules: why compliance matters

The Australian design industry is beset with certifications, regulations, and laws. What’s the difference between the three, and what do they mean for you?

GOLDEN Aussies abroad

GOLDEN Aussies abroad

Designed by GOLDEN, Moby 3143 won Best Café and Sum of Us won Best Leisure Venue at the annual World Interiors News Awards.

Arthur G furniture from Henry Sgourakis

Arthur G furniture from Henry Sgourakis

Designer furniture brand Arthur G has teamed up with multi-disciplinary designer Henry Sgourakis to create an all-new furniture range, and they’re celebrating in Sydney.

From A to Zgonic: designing for a healthy workplace

From A to Zgonic: designing for a healthy workplace

You’re an intelligent and efficient worker, so why should your task furniture be any different?

The jury is out for Launch Pad 2018 – the ultimate mentoring program!

The jury is out for Launch Pad 2018 – the ultimate mentoring program!

Launch Pad has launched the careers of many local industrial designers. As a program focused on mentoring and manufacturing, it gives an incomparable chance to put your designs in front of local and international heavyweights.

Fair Game: A look at Australian design

Fair Game: A look at Australian design

As globalisation opens Australian designers up to the international marketplace, we find ourselves at a unique pitching point. ‘Australian’ is the new design commodity. Yet we continue to search for the words that best articulate our most desirable, differentiating qualities. Beyond a can-do, make-do culture, what sets Australian design apart from its contemporary counterparts?

Commercial Inspired, Residential Applied – Arthur G by way of Henry Sgourakis

Commercial Inspired, Residential Applied – Arthur G by way of Henry Sgourakis

Designer furniture brand Arthur G has teamed up with multi-disciplinary designer Henry Sgourakis to create an all-new furniture range, and they’re celebrating in Sydney.

5 Mins With.. DesignByThem On Their 10-Year Milestone

5 Mins With.. DesignByThem On Their 10-Year Milestone

Established in 2007 with the mission to create an Australian design brand, DesignByThem has always aimed to bring together and represent the talent of Australian designers in a collection that is a playful balance of fun and function. Ten years on, let’s see how they got on…

Cutting Through the Noise and Mess of the Modern Office

Cutting Through the Noise and Mess of the Modern Office

The modern office – could there be a place where noise and mess cause more distractions? We’ve been designing open plan living spaces for years now, but sometimes the best work comes from the quiet spaces…

5 Minutes With… Furnished Forever

5 Minutes With… Furnished Forever

Furnished Forever is a commercial furniture studio founded in 2017 by Canberra-based designers René Linssen and Elliot Bastianon. We talk to the partnership to find out how Furnished Forever started and what makes it special…

5 Mins With… Bates Smart’s Brenton Smith

5 Mins With… Bates Smart’s Brenton Smith

On the eve of his promotion, Bates Smart Director Brenton Smith speaks on the recipe for creative intelligence that keeps the practice at the top of its game.

Celebrating the Launch of Nau

Celebrating the Launch of Nau

Last week saw Cult celebrating 20 years of serving the Australian design community in launching Nau – a contemporary design brand from Australia’s most curious and spirited designers…

Is Workshopped Australia’s Most Important Design Exhibition?

Is Workshopped Australia’s Most Important Design Exhibition?

It was Sydney’s Moore Park Supa Centa that played host to Workshopped, now in its 17th year, where over 800 people were present for the VIP Opening Night of Workshopped 17.

Redefining Room Partitions With Shelf 1

Redefining Room Partitions With Shelf 1

From Luxxbox comes Shelf 1, where sculptural space division and storage meet.

5 Mins With… Lightly’s Cindy-Lee Davies

5 Mins With… Lightly’s Cindy-Lee Davies

How did Flashdance (yep, the film) help spark a successful creative career? Find out as we talk shop with one of Melbourne’s leading lights in industrial design.

Feel Your Halo

Feel Your Halo

Something Beginning With has unveiled an all-new furniture collection, where buoyancy meets industry with interplay of material and finishes; say Halo!

5 mins with… Charles Wilson on the Zaza sofa for King Living

5 mins with… Charles Wilson on the Zaza sofa for King Living

The Zaza sofa is the latest classic and comfortable product to emerge from the ongoing partnership of Charles Wilson and King Living.

Vale Madeline Lester

Vale Madeline Lester

Celebrated Australian designer and DIA Hall of Fame inductee, Madeline Lester, passes away at 68. On behalf of the Australian design community, we wish to pay our respects to Madeline – a person who gave so much to this industry and contributed greatly to its success.

Growing The Luxxbox Podia Family

Growing The Luxxbox Podia Family

After 10 years championing authentic design, design studio Luxxbox is renewing their commitment to Australian manufacturing by expanding one of their most popular product families, The Podia.

Live On The Ground At ICFF NYC With Cult’s New Aussie Brand NAU

Live On The Ground At ICFF NYC With Cult’s New Aussie Brand NAU

ICFF (The International Contemporary Furniture Fair), now in its 29th year, is a vast but tightly edited showcase of some of the world’s most aspirational residential and contract products in New York City. We visited the Cult stand, the furniture and lighting company, which leveraged ICFF to launch NAU – their new in-house Australian collection.

Can Architects Design Furniture, Too?

Can Architects Design Furniture, Too?

European architects have been designing furniture for years. Think of Le Corbusier or Mies van der Rohe. More recently, architects such as Sir Norman Foster or Frank Gehry come to mind. Now its Rigmarole, courtesy of March Studio from Down Under.

Alexander Lotersztain Talks “Designing For Millenials”

Alexander Lotersztain Talks “Designing For Millenials”

Introducing Les Basic – A new design brand by Aussie designer, Alexander Lotersztain, created for Millenials that use their designs for work, home and play.

Setting the Bar High for Standing Desks

Setting the Bar High for Standing Desks

Building on the clean lines and simplicity of the Slab table, the new Slab StandUp from Luxxbox sets a new bar for agile working environments.

A Decade In, and Luxxbox still Lights Up the Room

A Decade In, and Luxxbox still Lights Up the Room

Luxxbox is celebrating 10 years in the design game with an exhibition at Salone del Mobile’s design week in Milan.

How is Social Media Un-Earthing our Most Remote Creatives?

How is Social Media Un-Earthing our Most Remote Creatives?

When graphic designer and architect, Kelwin Wong, decided to create a unique illustration each day to post to Instagram, it wasn’t just about having a bit of fun, he wanted to draw focus to his city and his profession.

Luxxbox and the Brisbane Powerhouse bring you ThinkLab

Luxxbox and the Brisbane Powerhouse bring you ThinkLab

An innovative partnership with Brisbane’s leading design firm Luxxbox and Brisbane Powerhouse has resulted in ThinkLab at River Studio.

STOP! Collaborate and Listen: Craig & Karl

STOP! Collaborate and Listen: Craig & Karl

Assumed long-distance relationships were a recipe for heartache and angst? Clearly you haven’t met Australian graphic designers Craig & Karl; collaborating across the world with brands like Apple and Chanel – and all remotely!

When Aussie Designers do Cool Stuff Overseas…

When Aussie Designers do Cool Stuff Overseas…

Nikolai Kotlarczyk presents his debut collection at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017

5 Mins With… Adam Cornish

5 Mins With… Adam Cornish

Designer, Adam Cornish talks origins, influences, process, collaboration and the current struggles faced by Australian creatives.

Australian Design, Workshopped in Rosebery

Australian Design, Workshopped in Rosebery

Workshopped has opened its new showroom in Sydney’s emerging Rosebery design precinct, as the new home to exhibit, manufacture, and sell Australian design products.

Are we designing a human experience? Workshopped 16 Design Exhibition Opens Entries

Are we designing a human experience? Workshopped 16 Design Exhibition Opens Entries

Does the chair, table, lamp do what you’d hoped it would? Is it comfortable, functional, do you smile when you look at it?

Arthur G expands to Adelaide

Arthur G expands to Adelaide

Australian furniture designer and manufacturer, Arthur G has opened a new showroom space in Adelaide.

Arthur G Celebrating 35 Years of Design And Craftsmanship

Arthur G Celebrating 35 Years of Design And Craftsmanship

Melbourne based furniture company Arthur G is celebrating its 35th anniversary this November 2015 as it enters a new phase of growth and market expansion.

What’s in a name? King Furniture’s new identity

What’s in a name? King Furniture’s new identity

For Australian brand, King Living, which started out as King Furniture in 1977, it has been a journey of continual evolution. And while the word Furniture has simply replaced Living on the otherwise original logo, there’s a lot more to this soft rebrand story.

IG Design and the importance of collaboration in local manufacturing

IG Design and the importance of collaboration in local manufacturing

New from the IG Design collaborative label AMD Collective comes a beautifully crafted range designed and manufactured in Australia.

Leading Aussie design makes its home on William Street

Leading Aussie design makes its home on William Street

Australia’s leading design centre, which runs everything from 3D printing workshops to sustainable architecture exhibitions, is set to move into the City of Sydney’s growing creative hub on William Street.

SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH

SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH

Something Beginning With (SBW) strives to unify the functional with the visual, creating a unique and balanced product blend.

Built to Last – A Business Model

Built to Last – A Business Model

Marty Teare Furniture Design has been locally made, designed and owned for over thirty years

5 Minutes With… Chris Hardy

5 Minutes With… Chris Hardy

Australia’s Chris Hardy has been announced as an exhibitor at Milan’s Ventura Lambrate as part of the annual Salone in April, we took 5 Minutes of Chris’s time to find out what makes him tick

Amelia Chair & Ottoman

Amelia Chair & Ottoman

The Arthur G Amelia Chair and matching ottoman is a sleek and elegant design with a contemporary edge synonymous to Arthur G.

Benson Wing Back

Benson Wing Back

The Benson Wing Back is a classic and elegant design with a contemporary edge synonymous to Arthur G.

Arthur G (Collection)

Arthur G (Collection)

Committed to supporting local workmanship, each and every product from the Arthur G collection is designed and manufactured in Australia.