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Destination Oakwood: Melbourne’s new skyline star

Destination Oakwood: Melbourne’s new skyline star

CHT Architects with SORA Interior Architecture & Design have completed Oakwood Premier Melbourne. It’s a project that enhances Melbourne and adds luminosity to the skyline.

Turning 10 with Type: SBW

Turning 10 with Type: SBW

Razzy graphic forms and pops of hypercolour – this new furniture collection from SBW shows that after 10 years of designing and manufacturing, they really know what they’re doing.

Brighten up the New Year with a first look at the best upcoming programs in art and design

Brighten up the New Year with a first look at the best upcoming programs in art and design

We’re kicking off 2022 with a little reminder that there are some incredible events on the horizon. Take a look at the program from Melbourne Design Week 2022 and check out what’s on at the 23rd Sydney Biennale.

A special place for learning, wellbeing and community

A special place for learning, wellbeing and community

Hayball has once again created a new paradigm in education design, encompassing the nuanced demands of the health sector in the Betty and John Laidlaw AO, Alfred Innovation and Education Hub.

The Healing Garden – a place for all to renew, revive and relax

The Healing Garden – a place for all to renew, revive and relax

A tribute to a love of nature, The Healing Garden at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, designed by landscape architecture studio Openwork is now open.

Russell & George redefine Melbourne dining with Society

Russell & George redefine Melbourne dining with Society

In just 10 days’ time, when Indesign’s ‘Social Spaces’ issue launches, we’ll be taking you on an intimate tour of Society. Until that time, we’re here to give you a sneak peak of what’s to come.

Léo Terrando launches own studio and lets us in on ‘the dream’

Léo Terrando launches own studio and lets us in on ‘the dream’

Australian-based French designer Léo Terrando has left his 14-year post at SJB to start his own boutique design firm, focused on premium luxury interiors.

Russell & George creates artwork out of retail space

Russell & George creates artwork out of retail space

A love letter to a city experiencing a year of hardship, Russell & George’s store for Sarah and Sebastian is an allegory for finding light in times of darkness.

Fender Katsalidis’ Paragon is an urban forest of paradise

Fender Katsalidis’ Paragon is an urban forest of paradise

An urban forest flourishes from inside Paragon, a new multi residential tower designed by Fender Katsalidis in Melbourne CBD that looks a lot like paradise.

“You can take the girl out of Gippsland but…”

“You can take the girl out of Gippsland but…”

There’s no taking the Gippsland out of the Farmer’s Daughters — a new restaurant on Collins St, Melbourne, by Agents of Architecture.

Australia’s next architectural masterpiece seeks designer

Australia’s next architectural masterpiece seeks designer

With a new architectural competition just announced, those who comprise the design community in Australia have the opportunity of a lifetime – to create something that will change and enhance the landscape of Melbourne, art and architecture forever.

The Cloud: Foolscap’s new base reveals a distinctly collaborative spirit in the heart of Melbourne’s design community

The Cloud: Foolscap’s new base reveals a distinctly collaborative spirit in the heart of Melbourne’s design community

After 10 years, multi-disciplinary design studio Foolscap Studio needed a change. After spending years in an office in the hubbub of Melbourne’s CBD, the team was long-ready to find a peaceful new home from which it could expand on its already impressive resume of projects.

Bates Smart’s $32m design of The Foundry

Bates Smart’s $32m design of The Foundry

Bates Smart has designed The Foundry, its site located on 592-600 Smith Street in Clifton Hill, Melbourne for $32m.

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.

Saturday Indesign: The show must go on!

Saturday Indesign: The show must go on!

We are very proud to announce that Saturday Indesign 2020 is going ahead Saturday the 20th June, 2020!

The Fitzroy café that we still can’t stop talking about

The Fitzroy café that we still can’t stop talking about

At Bentwood, designer duo RITZ&GHOUGASSIAN embraces heritage with a layered, bold and charming soul that’s made for Melbourne’s energetic coffee scene.

Spilling the tea on sustainability

Spilling the tea on sustainability

T2’s new corporate offices have made sustainability their primary concern.

From clicks to bricks

From clicks to bricks

CoLAB Design Studio revitalised Francesca’s Melbourne Central store, translating the online brand and shopping experience into a physical store and stronger offline presence.

Disrupting Melbourne’s art scene

Disrupting Melbourne’s art scene

A city that knows no boundaries, Melbourne’s art scene is progressive and electric – constantly redefining the creative landscape in Australia. For over 10 days in February, the city will be transformed into a wonderland by some of the best international and local urban artists within the industry at the annual festival, Can’t Do Tomorrow.

A captivating arts centre with a revitalised soul

A captivating arts centre with a revitalised soul

Embed within the heart of Geelong’s energetic Ryrie Street, HASSELL dramatically reveals and reintroduces the new Geelong Arts Centre as the region’s trailblazing creative hub.

Timeless with a passionate and innovative spirit: Neatt. by studio.mckeon

Timeless with a passionate and innovative spirit: Neatt. by studio.mckeon

Built on a wealth of knowledge and a passion for valuable design, Seaton McKeon of studio.mckeon, in collaboration with James Laffan, presents the latest furniture collection, Neatt.

Plush-pink opulence meets 80s disco vibe at Peaches

Plush-pink opulence meets 80s disco vibe at Peaches

What’s not to love about Peaches? Pierce Widera’s stunning rooftop cocktail bar channels the 70s, 80s and 90s in an electrifying hospitality vibe.

Industrial elegance and Italian heritage in Melbourne’s east: Bicycle Thieves by Pierce Widera

Industrial elegance and Italian heritage in Melbourne’s east: Bicycle Thieves by Pierce Widera

Inspired by the 1984 film masterpiece, Bicycle Thieves is a light-filled eatery that celebrates Italian culture and creates captivating food with a contemporary twist.

Splinter Society designs a uniquely local café experience with Project 281

Splinter Society designs a uniquely local café experience with Project 281

This newly-designed café in Brunswick, Melbourne celebrates its neighbourhood’s industrial roots while also working in a contemporary context.

The good workplace: Our Community House

The good workplace: Our Community House

This newly opened co-working space in Melbourne provides the perfect setting for social enterprises to make an impact with their work.

Designing people-centred workplaces with Zip

Designing people-centred workplaces with Zip

Corso Interior Architecture recently partnered with CreativeCubes.Co to design their second coworking space in Melbourne’s inner suburb of Hawthorn.

The new Aspect Furniture showroom

The new Aspect Furniture showroom

Aspect Furniture has been servicing the design scene in Australia for over 40 years, and their new Melbourne showroom is an ideal space to showcase this dedication.

Come on down! Aspect Furniture​’s new Melbourne showroom opening

Come on down! Aspect Furniture​’s new Melbourne showroom opening

Open now, the new Aspect Furniture showroom is a modern edge encapsulation of what makes the brand great.

Celebrating the new e&s flagship store

Celebrating the new e&s flagship store

Leading kitchen, bathroom and laundry retailer e&s has opened its landmark tenth Victorian store – a flagship retailer in Preston.

Designing bricks-and-mortar retail in the digital age: Hecker Guthrie’s showroom for Schiavello

Designing bricks-and-mortar retail in the digital age: Hecker Guthrie’s showroom for Schiavello

Retail is in a state of flux. Schiavello’s Melbourne showroom, designed by Hecker Guthrie, brings a biophilic response with an architectural sensibility. We take a step inside the 2018 INDE.Awards shortlisted project.

The difference is (and always has been) Gaggenau

The difference is (and always has been) Gaggenau

Gaggenau’s rich history spans more than three centuries. During this time, the German-based company has redefined what it means to be a brand. Its new showroom in Melbourne takes this one step further to reinforce how exquisite design can allow a home’s true soul to sing.

Celebrating the launch of Architectus Urban Design and Planning Melbourne

Celebrating the launch of Architectus Urban Design and Planning Melbourne

Victorian design just got better! Renowned design firms Architectus has launched its Urban Design and Planning arm for the city of Melbourne.

How the Elwood House has it all in city living

How the Elwood House has it all in city living

Inner city Melbourne has many beautiful locales and highly sought after suburbs in which people want to live, but few are so pretty as the beachside suburb of Elwood. An established suburb, Elwood has become a hub for those who appreciate parklands and the beach while still wanting to immerse themselves in the social interaction to be found at nearby cafes, restaurants and speciality shops. And the Elwood House is the perfect example of this suburb’s popularity.

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.

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.

5 Minutes With … Made By Pen!

5 Minutes With … Made By Pen!

Join us behind the scenes of one of Melbourne’s most inspiring independent studios – Made By Pen!

Cycling Through Melbourne With Herman Miller + Richard Weinman

Cycling Through Melbourne With Herman Miller + Richard Weinman

Join us as we cycle around the world’s ‘Most Liveable’ city with Richard Weinman of Warren and Mahoney and Herman Miller X Rapha!

A Market-Food Typology For A New Generation: Wilson & Market by Kestie Lane

A Market-Food Typology For A New Generation: Wilson & Market by Kestie Lane

Wilson & Market is the new flagship restaurant located at the Prahran Market. The eatery includes a ‘hole-in-the wall’ take-away window, a café that extends into the market square and a brasserie and bar with an entrance off Commercial road – a reimagined model of a highly traditional format.

Making ‘The Library’ Cool, Again: North Fitzroy Community Hub by GroupGSA

Making ‘The Library’ Cool, Again: North Fitzroy Community Hub by GroupGSA

GroupGSA creates a multimodal and creative space—North Fitzroy Library and Community Hub project—for the inner city Melbourne.

Is Hightail By Technē The Pub Of The Future?

Is Hightail By Technē The Pub Of The Future?

Nick Travers of Technē gives an insight into next-gen pub design and orientation –shaking up Melbourne’s sleepy Docklands.

Sensory Lab Collins Street, By Foolscap Studio

Sensory Lab Collins Street, By Foolscap Studio

Melbourne-based Foolscap founder and director Adele Winteridge talks about the deconstructed, futuristic design of Sensory Lab’s first freestanding store on Collins Street, responding to the ritual of a morning coffee in the context of modernist architecture.

5 minutes with… Hayball’s Fiona Young

5 minutes with… Hayball’s Fiona Young

“I’m particularly interested in how pedagogy and learning space design can interact to create dynamic learning environments that engage students.” Hayball Studio Director Fiona Young is a tour de force in the Asia Pac design community.

PwC Melbourne by Futurespace

PwC Melbourne by Futurespace

The old-school ‘client showroom’ is in desperate need of a shake-up – but where to start? Designed by Futurespace, PwC’s new Melbourne headquaters is purpose-built to break down traditional barriers between staff and clients. The results are extraordinary.

Collins Square Events Centre by Carr is the future of hospitality

Collins Square Events Centre by Carr is the future of hospitality

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…

It’s Cool To (Design) Care: Jewish Care Victoria by JCBA

It’s Cool To (Design) Care: Jewish Care Victoria by JCBA

With fluid and embracing forms, the Coppel & Piekarski Family Disability Respite Centre is a responsive, accessible and sensitive building that reflects the client’s approach to caregiving.

When Clichés Become Cool Again: Workshop Bros By Studio Esteta

When Clichés Become Cool Again: Workshop Bros By Studio Esteta

Studio Esteta’s design of Workshop Bros Glen Waverley will refresh your memories and challenge your perceptions of nostalgic Chinese eateries.

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’.

Woods Bagot Fosters Company Culture Through Craftsmanship & Materiality For ADCO Constructions

Woods Bagot Fosters Company Culture Through Craftsmanship & Materiality For ADCO Constructions

One highly considered design feature expresses ADCO’s approach to craftsmanship and materials and fosters company culture.

Five Mins With… Stasia Raft, Raft Studio

Five Mins With… Stasia Raft, Raft Studio

Design powerhouse Raft Studio is all grown up! We celebrate its eighteen years of creative chutzpah and catch up with director Stasia Raft, one of the most magnetic personalities in the biz.

MAJOR! Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten Reveal OMA’s Design For Australia’s MPavilion 2017

MAJOR! Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten Reveal OMA’s Design For Australia’s MPavilion 2017

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation today released the MPavilion 2017 design by renowned Netherlands-based architects Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten of OMA – and we – are – keen!!

Aged-care can be beautiful: Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

Aged-care can be beautiful: Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

What is interior design’s responsibility in revolutionising aged-care environments? The new Emmy Monash Aged-Care facility in Melbourne’s Caufield has all the luxury commodities of a contemporary multi-residential complex. From thoughtfully considered finishes through to superior shared facilities, no expense has been spared on residents’ comfort and quality of life.

The Top 5 Things to See and Do at Denfair 2017!

The Top 5 Things to See and Do at Denfair 2017!

Wanna know what Team Indesign is keen to check out at Denfair next week? Well, read on, my friend. Read on.

r.a.w Melbourne, by Travis Walton Architecture + Interior Design

r.a.w Melbourne, by Travis Walton Architecture + Interior Design

Working with architect-designer, Travis Walton, health and fitness company Ready And Willing (r.a.w. for short), has created a very un-gym environment. It takes many cues from modern office design, bringing warmth to an industrial space. Each space however, is unashamedly about health and fitness.

Happy Place Melbourne, by Fiona Lynch Design Office

Happy Place Melbourne, by Fiona Lynch Design Office

When happiness is a valuable currency, is designing emotions a thing? Author and nutritionist Lola Berryand coffee mastermind Salvatore Malatesta have joined forces with Fiona Lynch Design Office to launch Happy Place. A juice bar-café designed to deliver a sense of health and happiness to each and every customer.

Unispace Headquarters Melbourne, by Unispace

Unispace Headquarters Melbourne, by Unispace

How can ‘smart workplaces’ stay flexible when advancements in integrated technology move so quickly? Unispace’s new Melbourne studio exhibits a built-in fluid and mutable working style that transcends the clunkiness of faddish design trends and wire-driven technology.

Staple Cafe St Kilda by Samantha Eades

Staple Cafe St Kilda by Samantha Eades

Charming and cute, we outline all the FF&E specified in Samantha Eades’ Staple Cafe in St Kilda.

Woods Bagot Melbourne by Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot Melbourne by Woods Bagot

When do the rules and theories of contemporary workplace design not apply? In the case of Woods Bagot’s new Melbourne headquaters, project lead Bruno Mendes threw the rule book out and picked up a cookbook instead.

Swinburne University Factory of the Future by H20 Architects

Swinburne University Factory of the Future by H20 Architects

How (and why) is design humanising technology? Melbourne-based H20 Architects bring together man and machine, blurring the lines to ease human discomfort around technology with Swinburne University’s Factory of the Future.

Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

Gandel House at Emmy Monash Aged-Care by Bates Smart

What is interior design’s responsibility in revolutionising aged-care environments? The new Emmy Monash Aged-Care facility in Melbourne’s Caufield has all the luxury commodities of a contemporary multi-residential complex. From thoughtfully considered finishes through to superior shared facilities, no expense has been spared on residents’ comfort and quality of life.

Harry The Hirer, Melbourne, by SJB Interiors

Harry The Hirer, Melbourne, by SJB Interiors

How are designers problem solving the often opposing needs of the one-size-fits-all space? Harry The Hirer is a solid success story in puzzling together a series of complex needs.

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!

What Does ‘Sensory Space’ Really Mean, And Why Is It Becoming A Valuable Currency In Design Culture?

What Does ‘Sensory Space’ Really Mean, And Why Is It Becoming A Valuable Currency In Design Culture?

Melbourne-based design duo, Melissa Chen and Kayoko Kubo of MI.KA Studio lift the veil on this increasingly abstract concept.

Atlas Dining by GelliKovic Architects

Atlas Dining by GelliKovic Architects

Atlas Dining is a new restaurant concept in Melbourne that has globally inspired cuisine served in a globe-inspired dining room.

888 Collins Street is Getting Lit

888 Collins Street is Getting Lit

Designed by Ramus Illumination for the Woods Bagot project, the illuminated façade of this Melbourne residential development is putting on a good show – just like the local weather.

Igneous Light by James Walsh and Ash Allen

Igneous Light by James Walsh and Ash Allen

Inspired by the streets of their native town, Melbourne designers James Walsh and Ash Allen have designed the Igneous Light that brings Victorian bluestone indoors.

From the Floor, Up: Walking on Luxury

From the Floor, Up: Walking on Luxury

Australia’s prime architects and developers know that the best finishing touch on a project is a finished floor – and only the best-quality and most sustainable materials will do!

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.

Long Shot Melbourne by loopcreative

Long Shot Melbourne by loopcreative

As a new cohort/era of soaring high rise developments surface in Sydney and Melbourne — loopcreative is designing authentic hospitality and retail spaces with emphasis on experience and longevity.

Going Solo: Formerly the ‘Edwards’ in Edwards Moore, Ben Edwards establishes his very own Eponymous Studio.

Going Solo: Formerly the ‘Edwards’ in Edwards Moore, Ben Edwards establishes his very own Eponymous Studio.

Yes, you heard right, Ben Edwards has established a new practice and it’s everything we hoped it would be.

Open House Melbourne, Opening Minds

Open House Melbourne, Opening Minds

This year’s Open House Melbourne was a continuation and evolution of a program that is yet to truly receive the recognition it deserves.

The designer details behind Elenberg Fraser’s EQ tower

The designer details behind Elenberg Fraser’s EQ tower

Elenberg Fraser is the firm behind some of Australia’s most exciting multi-residential and mixed-use developments. Recently they worked with Novas to custom design a door hand for EQ in Melbourne.

The Heritage of Seed in a Monochromatic Design

The Heritage of Seed in a Monochromatic Design

Seed’s new store in Melbourne Emporium, by Mim Design, is bold and charming. It captures the heritage of the Australian retailer and celebrates its iconic style in a visually intriguing way.

Satelight – Supporting Australian Design

Satelight – Supporting Australian Design

Satelight’s light fittings are designed and manufactured locally

Miniforms from Cafe Culture

Miniforms from Cafe Culture

Clean forms and primary colours from Italian family-owned production house

Built to Last – A Business Model

Built to Last – A Business Model

Marty Teare Furniture Design has been locally made, designed and owned for over thirty years