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Cafe Culture + Insitu rebrands as Design Nation

Cafe Culture + Insitu rebrands as Design Nation

As contract furniture company Cafe Culture + Insitu hits its 20-year mark, the brand announces a new identity and a new era of design – introducing Design Nation

Yancoal Sydney Workplace, by Hammond Studio

Yancoal Sydney Workplace, by Hammond Studio

Encouraging the evolution of company culture is no mean feat, particularly when said company is in an industry as notoriously conservative as mining. Yet with their new Darling Park office for Yancoal, Hammond Studio managed to do just that.

Light Warrior, by WOWOWA

Light Warrior, by WOWOWA

How to create a unified office space for two individual brands? WOWOWA explored this to bring structure and flair to a challenging warehouse tenancy.

Finding freedom in simplicity – Billiani’s Layer chair

Finding freedom in simplicity – Billiani’s Layer chair

Defined by a continuity and linearity between design and material is the Layer chair by the award-winning German designer, Michael Geldmacher, for Billiani.

I Spy an Italian chair

I Spy an Italian chair

From Italian master Emilio Nanni comes the Spy chair, and rarely has there been such sweet fusion between sturdy frame and comfortable seat.

Salamanca

Salamanca

The new Parliament Square development symbolises the current rejuvenation of Hobart and the Salamanca Building is the key.

Red Energy Melbourne

Red Energy Melbourne

Pavilions, hubs, neighbourhoods, precincts and the like are fast becoming a popular staple in the agile workplace diet – but why? In their latest project for Red Energy Melbourne, iconic studio Carr sees the significance of these spaces as allowing users to claw back some personal ownership of their working environment.

How Drum chairs honour the legacy of wood design

How Drum chairs honour the legacy of wood design

The Drum collection from Italy’s Billiani is a chair range that is functional and beautiful – serving as a designer statement on the versatility and timeless charm of wood.

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.

Designer chat! Studio Truly Truly in conversation

Designer chat! Studio Truly Truly in conversation

The Aussie expats who headed Netherlands-way to found Studio Truly Truly were back home for a series of design conversations presented by Cafe Culture+Insitu and Rakumba.

Masters in Profile: Emilio Nanni

Masters in Profile: Emilio Nanni

Italian design is full of master craftsmen and artisans, and when it comes to contemporary furniture, it’s impossible to ignore the master of Emilio Nanni.

The story of a metal doll

The story of a metal doll

Just as a little girl’s doll collection continues to grow over time, Billiani’s versatile and extensive Doll range has welcomed a brand new member into the family – the Doll Steel Barstool.

Crossing boundaries: The rise and rise of cross-over furniture

Crossing boundaries: The rise and rise of cross-over furniture

It’s been touted as a trend, but we predict it will only continue to increase in popularity, that is ­– furniture designed for use across multiple typologies. Here’s a round-up of standouts from the Salone.

Escala Sydney

Escala Sydney

If engaged at the beginning of a business lifecycle, designers can become so much more than the vessels of a new brand. In the case of Escala by Molecule, they have the opportunity to define it.

Chandon

Chandon

Capturing the refined exuberance of an expertly poured glass of bubbly, Foolscap Studio’s sumptuously reimagined Domaine Chandon winery brings renewed effervescence to a well-loved Yarra Valley destination.

Suncorp

Suncorp

Sometimes the most highly evolved designs are incomplete. When conceptualising the new Suncorp headquarters in Sydney, the interiors team at Geyer worked to the idea of ‘designing to 80%’. The result is a radical take on the oft-used idea of workplace flexibility. While the building caters to the needs of its residents in the present, it comprehensively avoids dictating what these needs will be in the future.

Five minutes with … Bruce Rowe of Anchor Ceramics!

Five minutes with … Bruce Rowe of Anchor Ceramics!

Founder of Anchor Ceramics, Bruce Rowe, supports a new generation of designers working with one of the world’s oldest materials: clay and ceramics.

Chifley Plaza Sydney by SJB

Chifley Plaza Sydney by SJB

The shopping mall is making a comeback – but not in the way you might expect. SJB reimagines the retail experience at Sydney’s iconic Chifley Plaza through a clever pairing of Manhattan Art Deco nostalgia and a design strategy that appeals to our hearts and our feet.

Collins Square Events Centre by Carr Design Group

Collins Square Events Centre by Carr Design Group

Carr Design Group combines corporate, residential and hospitality design principles for a diverse and flexible function space at the Collins Square Events Centre. Have they created the ultimate new design typology for next-gen hospitality? We think yes…

Gilbert + Tobin Barangaroo by Woods Bagot

Gilbert + Tobin Barangaroo by Woods Bagot

Design that reflects its local environment is a huge focus for practising architects and designers, and Sydney’s Barangaroo development is a hotbed for this kind of thinking. Gilbert + Tobin’s new Barangaroo workplace, designed by Woods Bagot, draws inspiration from the rich history and landscape of the site, while nestling nicely into Sydney’s new commercial identity.

Cafe Culture + Insitu At SID17

Cafe Culture + Insitu At SID17

Cafe Culture + Insitu will be back at this year’s event (Fri August 11 – Sat August 12) with a spectacular line-up of designer furniture and several must-see seminars!

Avoiding Kitsch: Why Contemporary Minimalism Isn’t Done … YET

Avoiding Kitsch: Why Contemporary Minimalism Isn’t Done … YET

Minimalism is back with a vengeance. Less might be more, but sometimes less is just less. Has the minimalist crusade taken a detour?

Western Sydney University, by Woods Bagot

Western Sydney University, by Woods Bagot

Integrated technology might be commonplace in the workplace, but in education spaces it’s still a fairly new phenomenon. At Western Sydney University, Woods Bagot’s vertical campus design raises the bar in more ways than one.

Hawker Hall by Craig Tan Architects

Hawker Hall by Craig Tan Architects

The success of any restaurant is judged on that unique combination of food, service and fit-out. But just as important are the bathrooms which, in the case of Hawker Hall, actively contribute to the socially energised atmosphere.

Jemena Melbourne by Woods Bagot

Jemena Melbourne by Woods Bagot

In an era where technology and the ‘digerati’ rules all, we feel a strong need to make close online connections with the world at large. But how does this sense of connectivity and community translate to the physical workplace, and by extension, its design? In Jemena’s new Melbourne headquaters, seven floors and 800+ people have offered up a juicy challenge in exploring how design might create a sense of communal familiarity in a large-scale environment.

Lonely Planet Melbourne by Siren Design

Lonely Planet Melbourne by Siren Design

Siren Design’s quirky and inventive design for Lonely Planet’s new iconic headquarters in Melbourne, is a veritable ‘world on a shoestring’. Let the interactive brand journey begin!

Salone 2017: A Set-Up Of Solid Geometry Celebrates Pedrali’s New Collection

Salone 2017: A Set-Up Of Solid Geometry Celebrates Pedrali’s New Collection

2017’s Salone del Mobile furniture fair will see Pedrali displaying its new 2017 collection within a unique solid geometry set-up in tribute to the soundness of the legendary Italian design company.

The Making of INCEPTION: a collaboration for Melbourne Indesign 2014

The Making of INCEPTION: a collaboration for Melbourne Indesign 2014

Café Culture +Insitu with Hot Black and DKO architects create a time lapse video of their installation for The Project at this years Melbourne Indesign.

SHIFTING THE SHOWROOM EXPERIENCE THROUGH COLLABORATION

SHIFTING THE SHOWROOM EXPERIENCE THROUGH COLLABORATION

The Project is that moment when you enter a showroom and find yourself overwhelmed with surprise, excitement, joy and the urge to Instagram – right away! This year, at Melbourne Indesign we saw exhibitors approach The Project from all angles – the common element among all being collaborative engagement.

Cafe Culture + Insitu shine at MID14’s The Project

Cafe Culture + Insitu shine at MID14’s The Project

As if a showroom brimming with beautiful product wasn’t enough, Cafe Culture + Insitu’s installation for The Project at Melbourne Indesign was bright, bold and engaging.

BEHIND THE BRAND: DARØ

BEHIND THE BRAND: DARØ

Since 1969, the Darø vision has been to design lamps which create value and arouse enthusiasm. Design is determined by light, and light is determined by function.