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Best projects of 2021 – the Indesignlive edit

Best projects of 2021 – the Indesignlive edit

You liked it, we listened! We bring to you just a small sample of the built environment’s best projects from the year gone by.

Inside Hassell’s fit-out for HSBC Hong Kong

Inside Hassell’s fit-out for HSBC Hong Kong

Hassell’s multi-faceted workspace for HSBC Hong Kong that feels as much like home as it does a place for entertaining.

Shining a light on the art of expressive lighting design

Shining a light on the art of expressive lighting design

With a focus on quality craftsmanship, tradition and superior function, Enlightened Living continues to illuminate our everyday spaces with their extensive collection of timeless lighting products.

Tracing our steps and harnessing movement within the office

Tracing our steps and harnessing movement within the office

Ergotron’s TRACE monitor mounts aim to move with us, in order to maximise wellbeing and output.

Listen – Robert Puksand on turning 30 years young

Listen – Robert Puksand on turning 30 years young

Tune in to this podcast with Indesign editor Alice Blackwood and Gray Puksand’s founding partner, Robert Puksand.

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.

New year, new beginnings, new commercial spaces

New year, new beginnings, new commercial spaces

Welcome 2022 with a bang! As we begin to usher in the new year, furniture powerhouse Zenith is already looking to bring about a fresh take on our interiors.

Finding furniture that fits amongst home and office

Finding furniture that fits amongst home and office

As working between home and the office becomes more commonplace, we now need to find furniture that supports us within both environments.

Eternal summer: The best of al fresco living

Eternal summer: The best of al fresco living

As the summer season inches closer and closer, Pedrali invites you to immerse yourselves in the magic of the outdoors with great design.

Can commercial tenancies facilitate workplace flexibility?

Can commercial tenancies facilitate workplace flexibility?

Looking beyond the standard rental agreements of the past, Space&CO. are opting to bring options to the table previously unseen for office tenants.

Momentum by Materialised: A design force in unique wall coverings

Momentum by Materialised: A design force in unique wall coverings

Wall coverings have never looked or felt so good. Materialised introduces two new wall covering collections from Momentum, beautifully designed to liven up your interior space.

Don’t underestimate the design potential of durable flooring

Don’t underestimate the design potential of durable flooring

The trade-off between design versatility and performance is officially over in the world of durable flooring, thanks to these two Polyflor solutions.

A symphony for our eyes: When acoustic solutions meet innovative design

A symphony for our eyes: When acoustic solutions meet innovative design

“As true believers of good design, we can’t sit still. We need to get our hands dirty, pushing the limits and testing the boundaries.” Backed by over 30 years of research and design expertise, Autex Acoustics reinvigorates their brand identity in 2021.

Manerba’s new collection makes places we work ‘A Place to Live’

Manerba’s new collection makes places we work ‘A Place to Live’

James Richardson Furniture presents Manerba’s latest collection: an eclectic, sculptural collection of 12 pieces to inject a sense of life and wellbeing into the modern workplace.

Leon’s Place: A hidden oasis in the heart of the Eternal City

Leon’s Place: A hidden oasis in the heart of the Eternal City

A magical, boutique hotel by Planetaria Hotels, Leon’s Place is an enchanting symphony of beautiful design both old and new.

Step into the virtual world to create the ideal office

Step into the virtual world to create the ideal office

Paving the way for the post-pandemic office is Wilkhahn. With their new study, ‘Human Centered Workplace,’ the global company provides powerful insights on the new era of work through a range of products designed to encourage growth and productivity in the evolving workplace.

What ever will coerce people out of home and back to the CBD?

What ever will coerce people out of home and back to the CBD?

The pandemic saw unprecedented freedoms given to employees in an effort to keep the ball rolling. But as we move away from it, what does the ideal office look like in a post-pandemic world, and what will it take to bring employees back to the office in a full time capacity?

Bill Stumpf: the man who brought comfort to work

Bill Stumpf: the man who brought comfort to work

When one believes that a good design isn’t just a good business, but a moral obligation, they are bound to create revolutionary furnishings that have the power to truly better human experience. For Bill Stumpf, effective design was all about comfort.

The worldwide study on the post-pandemic workplace

The worldwide study on the post-pandemic workplace

A comprehensive survey conducted by Steelcase has birthed the ‘Global Report: Changing Expectations and the Future of Work.’ We take a look at the results.

More connection, less contact with Orangebox

More connection, less contact with Orangebox

Workplace Design in Post-Pandemic Times.

Here’s the Latest A&D Knowledge you Need

Here’s the Latest A&D Knowledge you Need

Super Design brings together the latest insights and innovations to get you on the front foot

3D textures with the Embossed Acoustic Panel Collection

3D textures with the Embossed Acoustic Panel Collection

Designed to create extraordinary experiences, Woven Image’s Embossed Acoustic Panels perform to commercial industry standards for interior wall linings.

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.

Designed to last: Ferroshade by Ricky Richards

Designed to last: Ferroshade by Ricky Richards

Established in 1983, Ricky Richards delivers design excellence through premium, high-quality textiles – and Ferroshade by Ricky Richards does no less.

The Indesign Edit: Kaynemaile Architectural Mesh

The Indesign Edit: Kaynemaile Architectural Mesh

Kaynemaile architectural mesh has been expertly crafted to ignite the daring design mind. Jump into this edition of the Indesign Edit to see the story behind this extraordinary product.

Cutting-edge, 3D textures with Gem by Woven Image

Cutting-edge, 3D textures with Gem by Woven Image

Throughout the industry, the Embossed Acoustic Panel Collection by Woven Image is one of our favourites. Here, we meet Gem: the third panel in the design-led acoustic range.

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.

RISE: A wellness space upping the game for end-of-trip facilities

RISE: A wellness space upping the game for end-of-trip facilities

101 Collins expands and enhances its end-of-trip facility, ONE, with the wellness and fitness studio RISE, designed by Gray Puksand.

A case of 20/20 vision

A case of 20/20 vision

Four villages, two towers, multiple connecting stairs and an entirely new working model that’s been four years in the making. How did Bates Smart combat a “long runway” to future proof its design for Australian Unity?

Cardno’s City-Like Office Celebrates Variety And Community

Cardno’s City-Like Office Celebrates Variety And Community

Resembling a modern mini-city, Cardno’s Brisbane office fosters the concept of community through a human-centric design by Cox Architects.

Have you designed the INDE.Awards’ best workspace of the decade? Mark its impact and enter now!

Have you designed the INDE.Awards’ best workspace of the decade? Mark its impact and enter now!

How have your workplace projects driven commercial design in the Indo-Pacific region? Tell us by entering the INDE.Awards 2020 special category: Best of the Decade | The Work Space, presented by Wilkhahn.

Tokyo’s sky forest

Tokyo’s sky forest

At Tokyo’s Kojimachi Terrace by Nendo, six of the 11 floors are prised open with landscaped terraces lined with warm timber.

Elegance at the heart of the home with Bosch at Veridian Kogarah

Elegance at the heart of the home with Bosch at Veridian Kogarah

Designed to connect, evolve and thrive in the Sydney locale of Kogarah is Veridian – a residential haven that celebrates the community culture. Luxurious and comfortable, it’s the perfect place to call home.

Back to the future Hall Chadwick Brisbane by COMUNiTI

Back to the future Hall Chadwick Brisbane by COMUNiTI

A progressive urban workplace’s imaginative design reflects its rural heritage, encourages movement and unifies its team: Hall Chadwick’s exciting new premises by COMUNiTI.

FRONT Featured Speaker Peter Marix-Evans on the future of Australian workspaces

FRONT Featured Speaker Peter Marix-Evans on the future of Australian workspaces

As the inaugural FRONT event approaches, we join SHAPE Australia CEO Peter-Marix Evans for a discussion about the changing face of Australian workspaces.

FRONT Featured Speaker Karen Primmer on the evolution of work and workspaces

FRONT Featured Speaker Karen Primmer on the evolution of work and workspaces

With the inaugural FRONT event fast approaching, we chat with Calder Consultants’ Karen Primmer about how workspaces have evolved and where they’re headed next.

High EQ: Mirvac’s EY Centre

High EQ: Mirvac’s EY Centre

Can you design emotional intelligence into a workplace? The trail-blazing EY Centre in Sydney gives it a red hot go, with a human-focused approach to both the development and design of the building. EY Centre’s appeal proved irresistible for Mirvac which, half-way through the development process, decided to locate its headquarters across six floors of the building.

What’s on the horizon for Australian commercial property?

What’s on the horizon for Australian commercial property?

In the latest instalment of our deep-dive into the property industry, we round up essential reading for those keen to understand where Australian commercial property is headed next.

Future-proofed: Geyer designs new home for Suncorp

Future-proofed: Geyer designs new home for Suncorp

Sometimes the most evolved designs are those left incomplete. When conceptualising the new Suncorp headquarters in Sydney, Geyer worked to the idea of ‘designing to 80 per cent’. The result is a radical take on workplace flexibility. While the building caters to its occupants in the present, it comprehensively avoids dictating their needs going into the future.

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.

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.

The Agile Insight Handbook: Technology, Trends And Choice For 2018

The Agile Insight Handbook: Technology, Trends And Choice For 2018

Vice President of Haworth International, Glen Foster, shares his insights into the changing face of the contemporary professional landscape.

L’Oréal Training Academy By Technē Architecture + Interior Design

L’Oréal Training Academy By Technē Architecture + Interior Design

Technē Architecture + Interior Design brings L’Oréal’s Australian flagship training academy firmly into the modern (and digital) age. We asked Technē interior designer Kate Archibald about how the design succeeds in educating and inspiring its trainees.

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.

Agile’s Final Frontier: Russell McVeagh Lawyers Auckland by Warren & Mahoney

Agile’s Final Frontier: Russell McVeagh Lawyers Auckland by Warren & Mahoney

The legal sector has traditionally adhered to a strict workplace hierarchy, with senior staff alloted a private office and entry-level employees assigned to the ‘open-plan’. Designed by Warren and Mahoney, the new head office for New Zealand law firm Russell McVeagh, challenges this antiquated workplace approach with a daring, material-rich agile strategy.

BEON Energy Solutions (Powercor CitiPower) by Siren Design

BEON Energy Solutions (Powercor CitiPower) by Siren Design

What are the principles and strategies behind designing for incidental staff collisions and chance encounters? Siren Design maps out its creative thinking and approach for Powercor CitiPower’s BEON Energy Solutions, Melbourne: a purpose built workplace which encourages its staff to ‘interact’ and ‘collide’.

Deloitte Perth, by Geyer

Deloitte Perth, by Geyer

How does the world’s most influential auditing firm self-audit? Designed by Geyer, the new Deloitte Head Quarters in Perth is a stellar case study for self-analysis and designing for the (sometimes opposing) needs of many in a single space.

KPMG Headquarters Barangaroo by Davenport Campbell

KPMG Headquarters Barangaroo by Davenport Campbell

Workplaces are no longer just singular production hubs, but company showrooms used by and with clients. Designed by Davenport Campbell, the new KPMG headquaters in Barangaroo transforms the brave new world of agile working into a workplace to call home.

Ansarada Chicago by THOSE Architects

Ansarada Chicago by THOSE Architects

A sports-themed workplace design by THOSE Architects for Ansarada in Chicago uses plenty of interesting products. This is the FF&E.

Gaggenau

Gaggenau

Gaggenau is a manufacturer of high-quality home appliances and acknowledged as an innovation leader in design and technology forged in Germany more than three centuries ago. The company, with a history dating back to 1683, has revolutionised the domestic kitchen with its internationally acclaimed products. Gaggenau’s success is founded on technological innovation and a clear […]

Two Innovative Companies, One Common Goal – IDL

Two Innovative Companies, One Common Goal – IDL

Occasionally, the collaboration of two iconic brands creates a solution that is greater than the sum of its parts – enter Corian and Dyson.

Screenwood’s Adaptable Acoustics

Screenwood’s Adaptable Acoustics

With Screenwood panels you don’t have to prioritise function over form.

Dissecting the Building Code of Australia: Rug Edition

Dissecting the Building Code of Australia: Rug Edition

The Building Code of Australia is the go-to bible for industry standards and regulations covering everything from floor coverings, to building materials, and construction details. We thought we’d take a look at one section of the BCA that covers the creation of rugs and consulted some industry experts on how much they know about the BCA.