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Corporate amenities are something else in ANZ Open House

Corporate amenities are something else in ANZ Open House

Together with ANZ, Foolscap Studio has reinvented corporate amenities through the highly detailed, bespoke and materiality rich fit-out of ANZ Open House.

Simon says we ought to be thinking outside the CBD

Simon says we ought to be thinking outside the CBD

Simon Pole, global design director at Unispace, says that the CBD has had it too good for too long. As workplace designers, this is our moment to look beyond the office towers.

Insta-worthy amenities complete this Hong Kong retail interior

Insta-worthy amenities complete this Hong Kong retail interior

In Hong Kong, Bean Buro rejuvenated common areas of a trendy AMP shopping mall to appeal to its social media savvy habitués.

What’s workplace design got to do with office dynamics?

What’s workplace design got to do with office dynamics?

Hybrid working puts the pressure back on the individual to expertly communicate and perform within a team of dispersed personnel. How can workplace design help to enhance office dynamics?

10 pet friendly workplaces that deserve design kudos

10 pet friendly workplaces that deserve design kudos

Bringing your pet to work day may have once been a novel idea, but there’s mounting evidence to say that pet friendly workplaces could be the way forward.

When design brings workplace culture to life

When design brings workplace culture to life

Inspired initially by the groundbreaking Google HQ, workplace culture has risen steadily as a priority on the agenda of businesses since the beginning of the internet age.

Employee health and wellness rules all at Market Lane

Employee health and wellness rules all at Market Lane

From its basement bike racks to its rooftop meeting pods, Market Lane by Elenberg Fraser fulfils a craving for greener pastures among its health-driven workers.

The World of the Workplace

The World of the Workplace

Work is integral to our lives – it sustains and informs us and ensures connection with colleagues and the broader community, if not the globe, and The Work Space category in the 2021 INDE.Awards showcases the very best in workplace design.

The Indesign Edit on high-performing surfaces inspired by industrial aesthetics

The Indesign Edit on high-performing surfaces inspired by industrial aesthetics

Capturing the essence of five iconic cities, the new Silestone® Loft Collection takes you on a worldwide journey of inspired urban living.

This curated experience is a destination in itself

This curated experience is a destination in itself

Making a statement of creativity, Studio IAAD has designed a project that is both beautiful and on brand and becomes a journey of discovery.

McGrath Double Bay does WFH a bit differently

McGrath Double Bay does WFH a bit differently

Blending commercial and residential design in a way that we don’t see everyday, McGrath Double Bay by The Unlisted Collective presents a new paradigm of home office, being that it’s inverted.

Piccolo House by Wood Marsh is everything and more

Piccolo House by Wood Marsh is everything and more

Wood Marsh shows us how placemaking is done via Piccolo House, a new mixed use building in South Melbourne for local boutique property developer, Piccolo.

Pinsent Masons’ new home away from home

Pinsent Masons’ new home away from home

A new workplace by Design Theory ticks all the boxes in style and amenity and, referencing the surrounding landscape, it is right at home in the city of Perth.

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.

Fender Katsalidis and SOM win bid to design Silicon Valley, down under

Fender Katsalidis and SOM win bid to design Silicon Valley, down under

Fender Katsalidis and SOM’s triumphant design for Central Place, a $2.5 billion commercial development as part of Sydney Tech Central, has been unveiled.

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.

From flat to fantastic: Monolithic Wall cladding with Staron Solid Surfaces

From flat to fantastic: Monolithic Wall cladding with Staron Solid Surfaces

Eco-friendly, versatile and seamless, Staron makes for a stunning wall cladding option for indoor commercial environments.

The A-Z on FRONT.design 2019

The A-Z on FRONT.design 2019

Want to know the who, what, where, when and why for the country’s most unique commercial design event? We bring you the ultimate guide to FRONT.design 2019.

Register now for FRONT.design 2019

Register now for FRONT.design 2019

Looking for a commercial industry event that challenges what it means to design better? FRONT 2019 has all the answers.

Where to next for Australian commercial property?

Where to next for Australian commercial property?

Some things are best left to the experts. Read on for our round-up of essential reading to understand where Australian commercial property is headed next.

Studio -gram pushes design boundaries

Studio -gram pushes design boundaries

There is a design studio in Adelaide that is quickly reshaping the entire design landscape of the city – meet studio -gram. And find out why the practice is one of our Prodigy nominees for the 2019 INDE.Awards

Exploring new design narratives with Studio Adjective

Exploring new design narratives with Studio Adjective

Hong-Kong based practice Studio Adjective sees design as a vehicle for storytelling. We look at the duo’s trajectory as they’re nominated as a Prodigy in the 2019 INDE.Awards.

Studio Esteta celebrates the beauty in difference

Studio Esteta celebrates the beauty in difference

In just three years, Melbourne practice Studio Esteta has established itself as a presence to watch on the Australian design stage. We go behind the scenes to learn what makes these 2019 INDE.Awards’ The Prodigy nominees tick.

The Shaw Contract Design Awards gives back

The Shaw Contract Design Awards gives back

How will your work make an impact? Which causes are important to you? The Shaw Contract Design Awards are a chance to make your mark and give back.

The evolution of ‘modularity’: How commercial furniture systems are responding to new professional behaviours

The evolution of ‘modularity’: How commercial furniture systems are responding to new professional behaviours

According to Matt Newell of Business Interiors, “Too often, modularity is seen as a ‘piece of furniture’.” How is the commercial sector reimagining this?

Top c-level executives to ASX-listed companies and Government will be at FRONT. Will you?

Top c-level executives to ASX-listed companies and Government will be at FRONT. Will you?

Getting an elusive introduction to the right person at a large corporation, multinational or Government office can be tricky. FRONT simplifies that process through unique matchmaking technology. And now that you’re in the door, we’ve got tips for you to consider when talking to these heavyweights.

Want an easier, more pleasurable and definitely more focused solution to networking? I’m glad you asked…

Want an easier, more pleasurable and definitely more focused solution to networking? I’m glad you asked…

Get ahead of the competition with FRONT’s exclusive, matching event platform. Preregister now to take advantage and get a 360-degree view on the brands, products and people you want to meet!

FRONT Featured Speaker Peter Tonkin on the importance of preserving our built heritage

FRONT Featured Speaker Peter Tonkin on the importance of preserving our built heritage

We catch up with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Director and FRONT Featured Speaker Peter Tonkin to discuss the evolution of Australian architecture, adaptive reuse, and why preserving our built environment is more critical than ever.

Art at work: An insider’s guide to art in commercial design

Art at work: An insider’s guide to art in commercial design

The integration of art into commercial design and architecture projects can leave a visceral impact. We speak to an art consultant and an art dealer to get an insight on how designers can get the best results for their commercial projects.

If you work in the commercial sector, THIS is your wake-up call: FRONT is coming!

If you work in the commercial sector, THIS is your wake-up call: FRONT is coming!

Register now to attend FRONT: the most powerful event driving change in the commercial sector and connect with the leaders in the new commercial ecosystem.

Dollar Signs, Deadlines, and Design: What You Need to Know

Dollar Signs, Deadlines, and Design: What You Need to Know

What’s driving growth in the Australian hospitality and commercial sectors?

Here’s what commercial property players can learn from experts in architecture and design

Here’s what commercial property players can learn from experts in architecture and design

Branding is one of the backbones of contemporary design. How does this translate into commercial property?

The definitive guide to workplace generations

The definitive guide to workplace generations

Boomers, Millennials, Gen X… here’s what we really mean when we talk about generations in the workplace.

Everything design professionals need to get in FRONT in the Tech Age

Everything design professionals need to get in FRONT in the Tech Age

The conversation about technology in commercial and hospitality spaces is only just getting started. Here are the key terms you need to get involved with this critical point in design history.

3 surprising ways to improve ocular health while working

3 surprising ways to improve ocular health while working

Digital eye strain during work has become the new normal, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Mindfulness aside, ergonomics could be one of the key solutions to improving ocular health. Humanscale has answers.

The red revolution: Red Energy by Carr Design leaves a distinct mark on the commercial landscape

The red revolution: Red Energy by Carr Design leaves a distinct mark on the commercial landscape

Is there anything as dynamic as a revolution? Rapid, rambunctious, and radical, revolutions are often over as swiftly as they begin, leaving behind a swirl of rubble to be rebuilt and rearranged into something new. In short: revolutions are great, but they can only last so long.

Learn from the best with Humanscale Consulting

Learn from the best with Humanscale Consulting

Humanscale’s Ergonomic Consulting assists organisations with the development and implementation of cost-effective ergonomics programs. Here we discover their unique approach to improving wellbeing at work.

Schiavello is Bringing Agile Working to the Table

Schiavello is Bringing Agile Working to the Table

Typically the domain of entire office spaces, the idea of ‘agile working’ is condensed into a single table with Schiavello’s new furniture collaboration.

Adjusting for comfort: Ushering in a New Age for Australian ergonomics

Adjusting for comfort: Ushering in a New Age for Australian ergonomics

Does Australia’s approach to ergonomics need to be reassessed? According to the experts at Humanscale Ergonomic Consulting, our Ergonomics Standards is in dire need of critical overhaul.

Working smarter AND harder: Humanscale Consulting proves the value of ergonomics to a business’ bottom line

Working smarter AND harder: Humanscale Consulting proves the value of ergonomics to a business’ bottom line

How does ergonomics affect economics? Humanscale shows us how improved ergonomic behaviours can improve business performance and individual wellbeing.

Is there a ‘secret’ to sitting? Do you know the latest ergonomic innovations? We ask the experts: Humanscale

Is there a ‘secret’ to sitting? Do you know the latest ergonomic innovations? We ask the experts: Humanscale

Thanks to advances in technology and new working behaviours taking place across the world, the discipline of ergonomics continues to evolve. Here we talk to the ergonomic experts at Humanscale Consulting to find out how improved ergonomics is creating a new culture of best practice.

Workplaces, they are a-changing: And CBS is bringing the workplace revolution to Asia Pacific

Workplaces, they are a-changing: And CBS is bringing the workplace revolution to Asia Pacific

We’re definitely at the forefront of workplace transformation, but throughout Asia Pacific the workplace revolution is coming full force. We chat to CBS about the changing face of work in our region.

How Zgonic is changing the future of work

How Zgonic is changing the future of work

Zgonic’s monitor arms may be the answer to a rising demand in mobile workspaces today! Let’s explore why.

What is the power of custom design in the commercial market?

What is the power of custom design in the commercial market?

As lead times shorten and competition among our commercial clients is rising, leading brands prove that custom design is more important than ever.

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?

Sophistication over size at Norton Legal

Sophistication over size at Norton Legal

Being small in size doesn’t mean quality or sophistication needs to be sacrificed as we discover in this petite commercial project – Norton Legal by Dreamer.

Get Up Off Of That Thing! Designing The Millennial-Proof Workplace

Get Up Off Of That Thing! Designing The Millennial-Proof Workplace

Here’s why designers need to think more intelligently about promoting movement for the millennial end-user.

Futurespace Breaks Traditional Barriers At Savills’ New Sydney Workspace

Futurespace Breaks Traditional Barriers At Savills’ New Sydney Workspace

Designed by Futurespace, the design strategy for Savills new Sydney digs was influenced by ABW methods, allowing for the breakdown of both physical and communication barriers to enable a more coherent, collaborative, team-accessible workplace.

5 Mins With… Scott Compton, Warren And Mahoney

5 Mins With… Scott Compton, Warren And Mahoney

Using references from the much-lauded film The Usual Suspects and award-winning TV series Mad Men to unpack this subject for his readers, Scott argues that the best lead designers are those who can use an ‘invisible hand’ to guide their teams. We spoke to Scott about his thoughts on the design process and the importance of the ‘invisible hand’.

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.

SID17: Did You Make it To B2 District? …Cos It Was Amazing

SID17: Did You Make it To B2 District? …Cos It Was Amazing

At Sydney Indesign’s B2 District, we put a spotlight on our industry’s local heritage – its people, its achievements, and its brands. B2 was all about fostering a culture of appreciation for the unflagging passion that underlies the Australian architecture and design industry… And this year’s exhibitors totally nailed it! See why…

A Restructure For Team Wilkhahn Asia Pacific

A Restructure For Team Wilkhahn Asia Pacific

Wilkhahn Asia Pacific announces a pivotal restructure of the responsibilities within the senior management team to better serve the needs of the growing Asia Pacific region.

Why ‘Paperless’ Might Be A Pipedream

Why ‘Paperless’ Might Be A Pipedream

Paper was there on desks in the world’s first office, and it’s there on desks around the world today, still! The ‘paperless’ debate continues to wage war, but we want to know if we’re not looking at going ‘paperless’ in the right way

Analogue Tech is Making a Comback: Ansarada Chicago by THOSE Architects

Analogue Tech is Making a Comback: Ansarada Chicago by THOSE Architects

What happens when we take the ‘tech’ out of office design? Analogue business technologies are on the rise again.

It IS Easy Being Green!

It IS Easy Being Green!

It’s totes official! Pantone’s colour of the year has been announced! Greenery has officially been named the colour of 2017. And we couldn’t be more chuffed with the choice.

Tailor-Made: PDG Headquarters by Studio Tate

Tailor-Made: PDG Headquarters by Studio Tate

Inspired by the subtle sophistication of a bespoke suit, Studio Tate’s design for PDG’s Melbourne office is a perfect fit down to the finest detail.

Fresh off the press! Krost’s 2018 catalogue inspires and informs

Fresh off the press! Krost’s 2018 catalogue inspires and informs

The Krost 2018 catalogue is here and wants to help take your project to the next level! Here we guide you through their comprehensive portfolio of product for 2018.

Why Your Next Project Might Need Lasers

Why Your Next Project Might Need Lasers

Designed by primary design team FJMT, 200 George employs sophisticated digital design through their collaborators AR-MA to stunning effect, capitalising on the hybrid skills of technology-native architects.

Organic Workspaces: The Future of the Workspace

Organic Workspaces: The Future of the Workspace

To what extent can the workplace be an evolutionary environment? Haworth sees the future of the workspace as ‘organic’ by necessity, and offers a range of capabilities to put flexibility within reach.

Your Latest Digital Resource for Specifying + Designing

Your Latest Digital Resource for Specifying + Designing

Haworth has launched a new site intended to be a one-stop home for specifiers looking for the best for their projects.

High-Tech + High-End: Tomorrow’s Officescape

High-Tech + High-End: Tomorrow’s Officescape

How is high-technology and luxury helping redefine the working world?

New Year, New Home

New Year, New Home

Ringing in 2017 with brand new digs, Krost hosted the local A+D industry for the launch of their new showroom. Thanks for the memories guys!

Education Hits the Road in Uganda

Education Hits the Road in Uganda

A multidisciplinary team in Kampala will transform the urban landscape with MatatArt, a mobile educational arts facility.

5 Decades, 5 Hits : A Playlist for 50 Years in Design

5 Decades, 5 Hits : A Playlist for 50 Years in Design

This year, Schiavello celebrates 50 years in design. A truly homegrown success story, IndesignLive is proud to present Schiavello: 5 decades in 5 songs.

The Role of Catalogues: The A+D Marketing Story

The Role of Catalogues: The A+D Marketing Story

Recent research shows that no other media compares with the reach of catalogues’ increased population and strong distribution networks.

What Can Executives Teach Us?

What Can Executives Teach Us?

Orgatec reminds us that design plays a decisive role in leadership and performance. But what can we learn from leadership, today?

Asia Pacific and The Office: How to Crack the Market

Asia Pacific and The Office: How to Crack the Market

The Asia Pacific region continues to develop at an alarmingly fast rate. What might this new chapter in economic history mean for the A+D community?

The Lure of Innovation: Orgatec 2016

The Lure of Innovation: Orgatec 2016

Wilkhahn’s stand at Orgatec 2016 drew huge crowds with products that showed the brand’s consistent push for innovation in workplace furniture.

Which Famous Faces are Roaming the Halls at Orgatec 2016?

Which Famous Faces are Roaming the Halls at Orgatec 2016?

Couldn’t make it to Cologne this year? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out the Top 6 Famous Faces we’ve spotted at this year’s Orgatec, on the ground.

BuzziSpace + Zenith Interiors: The Science of Sound

BuzziSpace + Zenith Interiors: The Science of Sound

For Belgian company BuzziSpace, silence and style go hand-in-hand. Along with Zenith Interiors, BuzziSpace is committed to rethinking the management of noise in our workspaces – leading the charge of acoustic engineering in product design.