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3 learnings with Caroline Olah of Reddie

3 learnings with Caroline Olah of Reddie

We sit down with Reddie Furniture founder Caroline Olah to discuss Asian influence, design heritage and manufacturing.

Sophie Solomon finds beauty in gentle tensions

Sophie Solomon finds beauty in gentle tensions

Sophie Solomon of SSD Studio designs living spaces that evoke emotion and connection. She was drawn to the Luna Chair by King for its fine blend of contrasts and the power of this to touch the individual.

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.

The shapely form of Apparel

The shapely form of Apparel

A new furniture collection from the design talent of Ross Didier sets the scene with fashion-inspired forms, exemplary craftsmanship and comfort on every level.

Bringing iconic design back home

Bringing iconic design back home

Launched last month, Herman Miller’s new localisation programme hones in on the importance of supporting local, Australian manufacturing and sustainability in design.

Did you hear? Milan Furniture Fair is happening right now

Did you hear? Milan Furniture Fair is happening right now

18 months since we last experienced Milan Furniture Fair, at last, it’s back! Here’s what to expect (and what not to miss) during the reimagined week of design.

A sculptural selection that balances art and function

A sculptural selection that balances art and function

With a long-lasting commitment to staying at the forefront of the latest design and technical innovations, Enlightened Living brings a curated selection of pieces sourced from every corner of the globe to the Australian market.

A new perspective: P.O.V by TON & kaschkasch

A new perspective: P.O.V by TON & kaschkasch

Introducing P.O.V. by TON, available in Australia through James Richardson Furniture. This modular range of tables with a stackable dining stool plays with expectations and perspective, rendering a beautiful product that is versatile and exceptionally well-crafted.

Long live the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Long live the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

A revered icon of mid century design and feat of unparalleled craftsmanship and comfort, the Eames Lounge and Ottoman, continues to impress with new and contemporary colourways.

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.

When great design brings the home office to life

When great design brings the home office to life

In this new edition of The Indesign Edit, the founding and managing director of CULT, Richard Munao speaks about the importance of great design within the home-workplace as we take a look at the brand’s extraordinary offering of iconic furniture pieces.

The Silo table system can do anything you want it to

The Silo table system can do anything you want it to

Following the success of the ingenious Blade hub system, Stylecraft and Thinking Works launch a new collection that offers endless possibilities for the flexible demands of a modern workplace.

Space Furniture’s latest brand a showpiece of Italian design

Space Furniture’s latest brand a showpiece of Italian design

Available now to Space Furniture, Baxter’s range of furniture pieces are an emulsion of beauty, modernist aesthetic and traditional craftsmanship.

Objects of Desire

Objects of Desire

Objects shape our lives as they bring beauty and function to our existence. Every year, through the INDE.Awards, we are privileged to showcase new iterations of objects that vie for the title of icons of the future. Great design is timeless and within The Object category there is the opportunity to present object design at its very best.

Stylecraft showroom launch a resounding success

Stylecraft showroom launch a resounding success

The Woods Bagot-designed Adelaide showroom has been unveiled to the public, with plenty of industry personalities joining Stylecraft in celebration.

A curator’s compelling collection reaches Australian shores

A curator’s compelling collection reaches Australian shores

Once a collection of unique furniture laying idle, The Wrong Shop is now a haven for those seeking eclectic art that bridges the worlds of art and design.

Exclusive Discounts On GUBI Icons

Exclusive Discounts On GUBI Icons

For the month of November, Cult are offering a series of amazing savings opportunities on a range of iconic products from the GUBI collection in two exclusive discounts.

New bookcases showcasing the beauty of Italian craftsmanship

New bookcases showcasing the beauty of Italian craftsmanship

From Cattelan Italia comes two new bookcases that honour the rich history of Italian design, and pay tribute to the premium materials of their composition.

A culinary voyage around the world with the Ester collection

A culinary voyage around the world with the Ester collection

Renowned Italian furniture brand, Pedrali celebrates the charm of Ester in some of the most esteemed restaurants across the globe.

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.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the outdoors with Lily

Sit back, relax and enjoy the outdoors with Lily

At Tait, the Australian landscape is at the heart of everything they do. This year, the local furniture brand brings the nature-inspired Limited Edition Lily Tray Table by Nancy Ji back to the design scene.

Living Edge launches new website

Living Edge launches new website

Living Edge’s has just launched their new site, a great place to browse, shop and be inspired.

A tribute to the masters of Italian design

A tribute to the masters of Italian design

“Family is paramount; it is a priceless legacy of resources, inspiration and expertise.” Across the generations, Flexform SpA embodies their company values into forward-thinking, timeless and human-centric products. In 2020, their new Outdoor Collection is no different.

Bring the outside in, with Para Vert

Bring the outside in, with Para Vert

Ippolito Fleitz Group reimagines our connection with nature through a sophisticated system of biophilic room dividers.

‘We wanted to imbue all our products with rich personalities,’ Dowel Jones on championing creativity

‘We wanted to imbue all our products with rich personalities,’ Dowel Jones on championing creativity

With just one week to go, Dowel Jones’ Design From Home competition seeks to ignite collaboration and artistry across Australia’s design community.

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.

Bringing Italian opulence and heritage into the home

Bringing Italian opulence and heritage into the home

Family-owned brand, Cattelan Italia continues to redefine the art of living with evocative, graceful and refined Italian furniture for 41 years and counting.

Glowing from the inside out: Cult’s new look

Glowing from the inside out: Cult’s new look

If it couldn’t get better, Cult Design is offering a $500 giveaway to celebrate.

The history of James Richardson Furniture

The history of James Richardson Furniture

Family owned and imbued with a sense of designer pride, the history of James Richardson Furniture is one driven by integrity, and exemplifying the story of Australia’s interest in design.

Celebrating 30 years of Krost

Celebrating 30 years of Krost

Krost is the go to name for business furniture for good reason – their workstations, tables, chairs and all business accessories have a considered, thoughtful design and aesthetic, and in 2019, the company is celebrating its 30th birthday.

HAY’s Hee Welling on democratic design in the age of globalisation

HAY’s Hee Welling on democratic design in the age of globalisation

In Australia to launch a new series of chairs for HAY, Hee Welling pauses to chat with us about evolution, democratic design and drawing classes.

USM Haller E: Classic furniture in a new light

USM Haller E: Classic furniture in a new light

Fusing classic Bauhaus style metal tubing with advanced interior lighting, USM’s Haller E system sheds a new light on furniture design.

Smart and sustainable furniture with So Watt

Smart and sustainable furniture with So Watt

Sydney-based design studio, So Watt, celebrates dynamic collaboration and enhances the workplace with the Rover Team Table.

Pedrali showcases @ NeoCon 2019 for the first time

Pedrali showcases @ NeoCon 2019 for the first time

Pedrali put its best foot forward with its latest collection of modern office furniture at one of the commercial design industry’s most popular design fairs.

Ownworld wows at Milan

Ownworld wows at Milan

Each year the Milan Furniture Fair manages to surpass even the highest of expectations with its extensive showcase of innovative designs, vibrant installations and compelling ideas – and ownworld’s brands brought their A-Game in 2019.

Indesign In Focus: Sustainable Design

Indesign In Focus: Sustainable Design

As designers, we are responsible for building and creating. But how can we design thoughtfully without waste? This weeks’ Indesign In Focus combines a list of sustainably designed products and accessories.

Would you like to sit indoors or out?

Would you like to sit indoors or out?

Ten new pieces from designers Tim Rundle and Tom Fereday for SP01 expand on previous, one-off designs to form two new collections for the indoors and out.

World furniture history lessons from 8 brands at Salone 2019

World furniture history lessons from 8 brands at Salone 2019

From Bond a villain’s favourite seat to timeless classics with updated and expanded finishes, here our pick of the best reissued pieces at Salone 2019.

5 minutes with BIG-GAME at Salone

5 minutes with BIG-GAME at Salone

A ‘quiet’ design, a durable character and a solid working relationship contribute to the ongoing appeal of BIG-GAME’s Castor collection for Karimoku New Standard.

Art and design come together in Luxxbox’s GOMA Chair

Art and design come together in Luxxbox’s GOMA Chair

Brisbane-based lighting and furniture studio Luxxbox has developed the GOMA chair, designed initially for the Gallery of Modern Art Restaurant, it’s the perfect chair for long lunches and deep conversation.

Zenith’s new showroom for Auckland’s next chapter

Zenith’s new showroom for Auckland’s next chapter

Being a truly international furniture powerhouse, Zenith’s recent showroom is all about taking the passion for design and innovation in New Zealand to the next level.

New furniture that’s best Inclass

New furniture that’s best Inclass

Inclass has recently partnered with a notable line-up of design leaders to release a collection of innovative contract furniture solutions for the workplace, available through Ownworld.

Distinctly retro furniture by Masquespacio

Distinctly retro furniture by Masquespacio

Quirky colour combos with a decidedly retro influence – Masquespacio’s new furniture collection with Houtique is everything you would expect from this inventive Spanish design studio.

Pedrali’s modern office showcase at Orgatec

Pedrali’s modern office showcase at Orgatec

The narrative of the modern office has been explored in new ways through Pedrali’s new products premiered at Orgatec 2018.

5 minutes with Edra’s Niccolo Mazzei

5 minutes with Edra’s Niccolo Mazzei

Playful Italian furniture brand Edra recently had Niccolo Mazzei, the son of founder Valeria Mazzei, in town. We caught him to learn more about Edra’s unique design approach.

Love at First Bite from Ross Didier

Love at First Bite from Ross Didier

Blending the functionality of contemporary furniture and the aesthetic charm of sweet treats, the First Bite Collection from Ross Didier looks good enough to eat!

The cloud like comfort of the Mariposa chair

The cloud like comfort of the Mariposa chair

Originally inspired by the classic Argentinian design, Swedish entrepreneur Lars Kjerstadius went on to dedicate 10 years of his life to perfect the fusion of the whimsical butterfly design and the comfort of a cloud for the Mariposa chair.

Arthur G by way of Henry Sgourakis

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.

Harbour 1976 and the legacy of local design on the world stage

Harbour 1976 and the legacy of local design on the world stage

Since 1976, the Condos family has handcrafted furniture in their Sydney workshop – and since 2008, the Harbour 1976 brand has been a showcase of its mastery of design.

Keep Calm and <em>Carry On</em> – the Swedish stool

Keep Calm and Carry On – the Swedish stool

Introducing Move On, On Point and Carry On – a furniture trio designed by the Stockholm based architect and designer Mattias Stenberg.

Using Swedish customisation for commercial design with a Gap!

Using Swedish customisation for commercial design with a Gap!

The Gap Collection, from Sweden’s Swedese, is an all-around design favourite, and thanks to its unique customisation options is a perfect fit for any contemporary commercial fitout.

The designer furniture classics to specify in an office

The designer furniture classics to specify in an office

In workplaces big and small, designer furniture has the ability to take things up a notch. From unique tables to classic easy chairs – we count down the top six to bring into your next workplace project.

Celebrating StylecraftHOME: Your new Melbourne design destination

Celebrating StylecraftHOME: Your new Melbourne design destination

StylecraftHOME launched in February 2017 in Sydney with the opening of its first dedicated showroom. Following a quick embrace from the design community, now it’s Melbourne’s turn.

Celebrating the launch Holmris B8 with JEB

Celebrating the launch Holmris B8 with JEB

What better than a Viking themed feast to celebrate the local launch of Danish design brand Holmris B8? Thanks to JEB, we can now all indulge in some world-class Scandinavian design.

Furniture designed for flexibility and adaptiveness – that’s Flokk!

Furniture designed for flexibility and adaptiveness – that’s Flokk!

With space management an ever-relevant consideration to take into mind when designing for workspaces, it’s sometimes easy to forget the practical matters should take priority – designing an office that enables productive, meaningful work.

Herman Miller buys a stake in Hay

Herman Miller buys a stake in Hay

It’s a new future for Herman Miller and Hay, with the former acquiring a 33 per cent interest in the acclaimed Danish brand.

Living Edge’s EDITION

Living Edge’s EDITION

Collectible design has always had its devotees who appreciate and seek out rare and enviable pieces, such as EDITION, by Living Edge

Krost’s eye-catching Jive tables

Krost’s eye-catching Jive tables

Jive, Krost’s new collection of tables, desks and bench seating, encapsulates simple, modern and practical design.

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.

60 years of iconic design with Fritz Hansen

60 years of iconic design with Fritz Hansen

Showcasing elegance and the beauty of ageing, Fritz Hansen releases a special update to the classics in honour of turning 60.

Dauphin’s Fiore chair range

Dauphin’s Fiore chair range

From Germany’s Dauphin comes Fiore – a range of chairs inspired by the smooth contours of a flower petal.

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.

Engineered for a new age – VON by Atlason Studio for ercol

Engineered for a new age – VON by Atlason Studio for ercol

A chair is never simply a chair. In the case of Hlynur V. Atlason’s VON collection for ercol, seating taps into our increasingly blended lifestyle and ongoing search for authenticity. We met Atlason in the furniture halls of Milan Furniture Fair last month.

Stackable solutions for space saving design

Stackable solutions for space saving design

When a space has to serve multiple uses, the furniture needs to be considered but variable. And Wilkhahn has the answers.

Scandinavian design, from BoConcept

Scandinavian design, from BoConcept

Great design knows no borders. Why not bring the luxury, sophistication and style of the big city living into the home? This is the philosophy that drives BoConcept.

Scandinavian design within reach

Scandinavian design within reach

Great design knows no borders. Why not bring the luxury, sophistication and style of the big city living into the home? This is the philosophy that drives BoConcept.

Do we need more chairs? These new releases from Milan make a good case

Do we need more chairs? These new releases from Milan make a good case

Chairs are the ‘sexy’ part of the furniture design world. And what would Salone del Mobile Milan be without a deluge of chairs? Here are our top picks of the most beautiful, compelling, innovative or just plain impressive chairs.

The Edith Chair, from UCI

The Edith Chair, from UCI

Part of UCI’s La Collezione Bellissima – the beautiful Collection – from Italy, the Edith Chair is a functional chair that recalls the modernist classics of mid 20th century design.

Relax into the Balù

Relax into the Balù

Designed by Emilio Nanni from Italian design firm Traba, Balù is a seat for relaxation and conversation, with a deep, rounded comfortable seat.

Simple, practical, modern: Meet JEB’s new partner Holmris

Simple, practical, modern: Meet JEB’s new partner Holmris

Every year JEB seeks out the world’s best furniture brands to showcase them in their Australian showrooms and this continues with a new partnership with Danish design group Holmris.

Billiani on the anatomy of a chair

Billiani on the anatomy of a chair

Built on a foundation of family and quality, Billiani has been crafting fine furniture for over 100 years. But what does Billiani define as a fine piece of furniture?

The state of manufacturing with Anton Schiavello

The state of manufacturing with Anton Schiavello

With trades and skills moving offshore, manufacturing in Australia has been a hot topic for the industry. We talk to Anton Schiavello about how they are keeping the sector alive, and how they are working closely with the next generation of design talent.

The New Frontier of Collaborative Seating

The New Frontier of Collaborative Seating

Herman Miller Asia Pacific has launched an all-new design system perfectly suited to the changing landscape of collaboration in the commercial environment – Sabha Collaborative Seating™.

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.

Tom Fereday’s Bespoke Furniture for a Bespoke Brand

Tom Fereday’s Bespoke Furniture for a Bespoke Brand

Each piece of free-standing furniture at Louis Vuitton’s Westfield Bondi Junction store has been created specifically for the French brand by Australian designer Tom Fereday.

Designing Like Cats And Dogs: IKEA Launches A Pets Range, And We’re So Here For It

Designing Like Cats And Dogs: IKEA Launches A Pets Range, And We’re So Here For It

Have you ever felt like your cat or dog wasn’t just a pet, but a member of the family? It’s exactly that focus that led IKEA to make the comprehensive LURVIG pet product range.

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…

EDITION by Living Edge Is Officially Here, And We’re Obsessed!

EDITION by Living Edge Is Officially Here, And We’re Obsessed!

Launched recently at this year’s Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, EDITION by Living Edge flies in the face of design convention to celebrate the blurred lines between art and furniture. It’s rebellious, cheeky and we can’t get enough!

Workplace Design Looks To The Residential World

Workplace Design Looks To The Residential World

Wisdom Homes’ new headquarters takes it cues from the residential sector, swapping whites for a more inviting and stylish palette of black and timber peppered with greenery.

Five Mins With… Award-Winning Young Designer Nicole Larkin

Five Mins With… Award-Winning Young Designer Nicole Larkin

Nicole Larkin is a young Australian designer establishing a career in architecture and the arts and winning well-deserved awards and scholarships as she goes.

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.

Creativity Has An Economy: Dowel Jones

Creativity Has An Economy: Dowel Jones

Meet Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch, the designers behind Melbourne-based studio Dowel Jones who are fostering a culture of creativity and collaboration.

Mid-Century for New Times

Mid-Century for New Times

Enduringly appealing mid-century Scandinavian design is faithfully reproduced and translated into new forms by Shanghai-based brand MatzForm, which is reaching into the contract market through its partnership with Haworth’s x Friends program.

Douglas & Bec: A Family Business

Douglas & Bec: A Family Business

Meet Douglas and Bec, the father and daughter design team with a lifetime of experience designing and making things together.

Finding Privacy in the Modern Workplace

Finding Privacy in the Modern Workplace

The workspace is buzzing with a dedicated focus on open-plan and collaborative workplace design, but how can we achieve a piece of privacy within such a crowded and distracting space?

Timeless Yet Adaptable: Sipa’s Subtle Balance

Timeless Yet Adaptable: Sipa’s Subtle Balance

Today’s hospitality environments call for adaptable, hard-wearing pieces that offer character and detail in design, while also being flexible to an ever-changing social-life-meets-work-life scene. This is the shifting world into which Sipa designs.

Revisiting the Classics: Eames Lounge & Ottoman

Revisiting the Classics: Eames Lounge & Ottoman

What makes a design icon? We pay tribute to the Eames Lounge & Ottoman, in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

Palissade Park

Palissade Park

A new collection of of outdoor furniture designed by Paris based Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for HAY.

Love at First Bite

Love at First Bite

Launching at Melbourne Indesign 2016, Ross Didier’s newest creations look good enough to eat.

In Profile: BassamFellows

In Profile: BassamFellows

Life beyond the Tractor Stool. We check in with Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows.

In Profile: Sean Dix – IDL

In Profile: Sean Dix – IDL

“What’s really nice about being a designer is this idea that, theoretically, you should be able to design anything.”

In Profile: Tom Skeehan

In Profile: Tom Skeehan

Ashley Tucker speaks to Australian furniture designer Tom Skeehan about his design process, working with Australian manufacturers, and what it means to have a strong material narrative in your work.

Natural Sitting With the Fern Chair

Natural Sitting With the Fern Chair

When we think about ‘seating’, we often think of an object: something tactile and physical. Yet when we think about ‘sitting’, we think about an organic action, comfort, and relaxation. Haworth’s Fern chair reworks traditional design with a focus on sitting, rather than seating.

HIGH END CONTEMPORARY BEACH SHACK

HIGH END CONTEMPORARY BEACH SHACK

‘High-end contemporary beach shack’ may read like a juxtaposition of stylistic ideals, but in the right hands it’s easy to see exactly what it means, as Rebecca Gross discovers.

In Profile: daast

In Profile: daast

Meet Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashin, the driven and innovative designers behind daast, a Sydney-based design studio creating conceptual and experimental furniture, lighting, and architectural objects. Rebecca Gross reports.

Making Your Office Lively with Krost

Making Your Office Lively with Krost

Krost introduces a dynamic new range of colourful soft seating to brighten up the office space for 2016.

Gebruder Thonet Vienna GmbH comes to Space

Gebruder Thonet Vienna GmbH comes to Space

The Austrian company Gebruder Thonet Vienna GmbH has a legacy of pioneering the use of the mechanical steam bent process on a grand scale that forms the core of their universally recognised signature curves and elegant designs.

Celebrating the iF Design Awards 2016

Celebrating the iF Design Awards 2016

February 26th saw the annual iF World Design Awards 2016 ceremony where the most creative, practical and exciting designs across the world and industry were celebrated.

All the pieces coming together with Walter Knoll

All the pieces coming together with Walter Knoll

Walter Knoll is known for timeless furniture pieces that are iconic in their own right, this year the historic German brand decided to bring all the pieces together at the 2018 Salone del Mobile. Along with introducing some new designs, of course.

Indesign Specifies: Furniture for Cafe Fit-outs

Indesign Specifies: Furniture for Cafe Fit-outs

Finishing touches are important in any space, and today we look at a selection of furniture perfect for a cafe space.