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Indesign #74

Japanese atmospherics: Ishizuka by Russell & George

Japanese atmospherics: Ishizuka by Russell & George

Creating a sensory dining experience that fuses Japanese and Australian culture – rather than a “mock tradition” – Ishizuka by Russell & George transports diners while keeping their feet on the ground.

Bethan Gray on materialism

Bethan Gray on materialism

Bringing a decidedly hand-crafted and feminine approach to her work, we talk to industrial design Bethan Gray about the enjoyment that comes from working with skilled makers.

Indesign Luminary Mark Landini

Indesign Luminary Mark Landini

Mark Landini is not a man to mince his words. His relationship with retail design is one of practicality and inventiveness. Because there’s no room for ‘experiential’ and ‘fashionable’ design when you’re faced with fickle consumers and a booming e-retail economy.

A cinematic approach to design: Meet Olaver Architecture

A cinematic approach to design: Meet Olaver Architecture

Studying film and cinema before undertaking architecture has set Olaver Architecture up for creating atmospheric spaces. Gontran Cherrier in Hawthorn is just one example of this approach.

Ministry by design: fjmt’s Salamanca Building

Ministry by design: fjmt’s Salamanca Building

When the politics of a project involve Parliament itself, the architectural facilitator must be expert in multi-party negotiation. fjmt brings the design conversation back to the land and its people with Salamanca Building at Parliament Square, Hobart.

Is music the next design frontier? Chris James Studio is testing the theory

Is music the next design frontier? Chris James Studio is testing the theory

Tapping into the power of the senses in his work, music in particular, while also deploying clever tactics to create intrigue and delight – Chris James’ inspiration is as diverse as his work. Meet the new generation of design talent that instils purpose beyond Pinterest.

AlvinT Studio’s colour blocked café

AlvinT Studio’s colour blocked café

Seeking an inclusive café experience for a venue in Indonesia, AlvinT Studio makes a colourful interlude to step outside the box.

Room Service: The rise of in-hotel dining experiences

Room Service: The rise of in-hotel dining experiences

The country’s best chefs are teaming up with top hoteliers to offer travellers and locals a unique in-hotel dining experience. It’s the ultimate ‘staycation’ – with all the trimmings. We unpack the movement.

Can design help change perceptions and inspire action? Naim by The Stella Collective steps in the right direction

Can design help change perceptions and inspire action? Naim by The Stella Collective steps in the right direction

Designer Hana Hakim of The Stella Collective hopes the food and design at Middle Eastern café Naim will inspire curiosity and help bridge cultural divides.

The masculine charm of Kingsleys

The masculine charm of Kingsleys

If your business was a person, who would it be? Kingsleys in Sydney had already workshopped its brand strategy and came to SJB with an intriguing brief: to personify Liam Neeson. Looking beyond the Hollywood glamour, SJB has translated this quirky concept into a fit-out that speaks to both its locality and Liam using an interior palette filled with character quirks.

The next echelon of design hotel: Carr’s United Places

The next echelon of design hotel: Carr’s United Places

United Places Botanic Gardens pioneers a new level of luxury travel for Melbourne and its design lovers.

Hospitality design insights from the other side

Hospitality design insights from the other side

We often talk about the customer experience in hospitality design, but is this conversation inclusive of a venue’s service staff? From an in-depth conversation in print to a real-life panel at FRONT – get an insight from the inside.

The customer experience needs a human touch

The customer experience needs a human touch

Caroline Clements, Indesign‘s guest editor on The ‘Design Relish’ Issue, opens us up to new ways of thinking about hospitality design.

Creating an intimate dining experience: Lesa

Creating an intimate dining experience: Lesa

The newly opened Lesa, designed by Allistar Cox Architecture, uses a layered and textural material palette to give guests a rich dining experience.

Old world charm: Anchovy Bandit by Sans-Arc Studio

Old world charm: Anchovy Bandit by Sans-Arc Studio

With its subtle art-deco aesthetic and nostalgic undertones, Anchovy Bandit could be the setting of many a memorable movie scene.

It has landed! Indesign magazine #74 The ‘Design Relish’ Issue

It has landed! Indesign magazine #74 The ‘Design Relish’ Issue

Fresh off the press, the latest issue of Indesign magazine has landed just in time for the launch of FRONT. Which is timed perfectly to open up the conversation around our hospitality spaces.