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Infosys entices its people back to work in The Docklands

Infosys entices its people back to work in The Docklands

In delivering the new Docklands head office for global tech giant Infosys, Siren Design has delivered nimble, cloud-enabled agile workspaces, human comfort, environmental responsibility, and some local flavour to boot.

A ‘home away from home’ for this mobile workforce

A ‘home away from home’ for this mobile workforce

‘Sense of place’ makes a workplace feel uniquely welcoming and familiar. In its fit-out for Boston Consulting Group, Bates Smart with Schiavello conjure a ‘home away from home’ for its mobile workforce.

Enabling Transformations: Agility and the Workplace

Enabling Transformations: Agility and the Workplace

As society emerges from the COVID-19 lockdowns into a new paradigm, many of us are not returning to the same offices and the same workstyles. In this whitepaper we take a look at how this disruption is now becoming an opportunity for new, nimble, adaptable approaches to the workplace.

Peeling back the label – the facts behind ‘locally made’

Peeling back the label – the facts behind ‘locally made’

What does it truly mean to specify a ‘Product of Australia’? Schiavello unpacks the layers of localism, social ethics, wellbeing and authentic craftsmanship involved in designing and manufacturing its furniture and products in Australia.

Building workplace resilience in the state of constant change with Schiavello

Building workplace resilience in the state of constant change with Schiavello

In the times when – perhaps more than ever – we crave stability, confidence and certainty, the world appears to be in a constant state of flux. However, Schiavello’s latest research indicates that if organisations lean into that change, they can flourish.

No longer memories past: Woods Bagot’s Next Hotel Melbourne

No longer memories past: Woods Bagot’s Next Hotel Melbourne

Woods Bagot serves up the nostalgia of ‘now’ at Melbourne’s new Next Hotel.

A new era for Indigenous collaboration

A new era for Indigenous collaboration

Pushing forward the discussion of design, Schiavello recently hosted a panel talk with some of the brightest minds in the industry – and a key issue on the table was Indigenous design and collaboration. Here’s what came out of it.

Agents of Spring, from Group GSA and artillery

Agents of Spring, from Group GSA and artillery

What does workplace design look like when the work is play? Find out as GroupGSA and Agents of Spring collaborate on a fun-centric workplace for the modern age.

Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

What are students’ expectations of academic libraries? This is a question John Wardle Architects tackled when renovating and expanding Monash University’s Caulfield Library.

Green Square Library and Plaza, from Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture

Green Square Library and Plaza, from Stewart Hollenstein and Stewart Architecture

Designed by Stewart Hollenstein, in association with Stewart Architecture, Green Square Library is a vital community space facilitating lifelong learning and helping people connect in an emerging community.

Woodside, by Unispace

Woodside, by Unispace

The same blue-sky thinking that underpins Woodside’s energy exploration, development delivery and supply business set the tone for its new global HQ in Perth, designed by Cox Architects and Unispace.

Denton Corker Marshall Studio

Denton Corker Marshall Studio

Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) is well known on the Melbourne and international architectural scene, and it was time for them to have a new home.

Microsoft Technology Centre, by Tom Mark Henry

Microsoft Technology Centre, by Tom Mark Henry

How to make a global tech giant with a transient workforce feel at home? Find out with Sydney’s new Microsoft Technology Centre.

Winning at work with experience-rich environments: Space&Co. Sydney

Winning at work with experience-rich environments: Space&Co. Sydney

Sydney’s newest co-working hub, Space&Co. shows how agile work practices can drive design thinking.

Indesign at Melbourne Design Week + our top picks

Indesign at Melbourne Design Week + our top picks

This year’s Melbourne Design Week is the biggest and most extensive program to date. We pick out some of the highlights, including three events Indesign is proud to be involved in.

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.

University of Adelaide, by ARM Architecture

University of Adelaide, by ARM Architecture

The dynamic upgrades ARM Architecture made across two buildings at the University of Adelaide are proof that creating effective learning environments is about more than providing practical outcomes for students.

Synergy, CSIRO by BVN

Synergy, CSIRO by BVN

More a library than a workplace, the new CSIRO building in Canberra, designed by BVN, is deeply satisfying in a host of ways.

Red Energy Melbourne

Red Energy Melbourne

Pavilions, hubs, neighbourhoods, precincts and the like are fast becoming a popular staple in the agile workplace diet – but why? In their latest project for Red Energy Melbourne, iconic studio Carr sees the significance of these spaces as allowing users to claw back some personal ownership of their working environment.

The Colourist Manifesto: Three lessons I learned from Giulio Ridolfo

The Colourist Manifesto: Three lessons I learned from Giulio Ridolfo

With ColourLab, both Schiavello and Ridolfo salute a new wave of recognition for colour’s central position as a driver of good in the world.

Design community in action: From the Founder’s desk in May & June

Design community in action: From the Founder’s desk in May & June

With a jam-packed May turning into an even bigger June, it has been a busy two months with outstanding industry happenings. Raj Nandan, Indesign Media’s founder and publisher, thinks the A&D community should give itself a firm pat on the back.

This is my story: a long and challenging struggle to enter the design industry

This is my story: a long and challenging struggle to enter the design industry

The architecture and design world is one of dreams. It’s one of inspiration and it’s one of bravery. But for many of tomorrow’s greats, the dream seems unachievable. For myself, the journey was not what I expected.

INDE.Awards 2018 Gala: The night that brought APAC A&D together

INDE.Awards 2018 Gala: The night that brought APAC A&D together

‘Community’ was the dominant theme at the INDE.Awards 2018 Gala in Singapore. It was a celebration of outstanding design, architecture, material and culture as well as an opportunity to knit together a stronger fabric for our regional industry.

Top 5 tips for thinking like an agile designer

Top 5 tips for thinking like an agile designer

The desire to be an agile designer is strong in today’s busy design community, but what does this mean exactly?

Tomorrow’s Greats: Presenting the top emerging talent of Asia Pacific

Tomorrow’s Greats: Presenting the top emerging talent of Asia Pacific

Launch Pad nurtures the next generation of design talent in our region. Meet the up-and-comers that inspired us this year.

Who came out on top? Presenting your INDE.Awards Winners for 2018

Who came out on top? Presenting your INDE.Awards Winners for 2018

The wait is over! Couldn’t make it to INDE.Awards Gala on 22 June in Singapore? Don’t fret! Here are your official 2018 winners …

Celebrating Schiavello’s ColourLab

Celebrating Schiavello’s ColourLab

The new ColourLab range from Schiavello, developed in collaboration with Giulio Ridolfo, is a considered palette for contemporary commercial and living environments – and Sydney and Melbourne have celebrated…

Mentoring the future faces of industrial design: Launch Pad 2018 live judging

Mentoring the future faces of industrial design: Launch Pad 2018 live judging

Six finalists, together with an esteemed jury, all came together in Schiavello’s Sydney showroom for a morning of mentoring, followed by the live judging for Launch Pad 2018.

For art’s sake: a chair designed for Australia’s biggest art events

For art’s sake: a chair designed for Australia’s biggest art events

Chris Connell’s new chair design for Schiavello was made specifically to meet the needs of one of the biggest art events Australia has ever seen.

See the finalists for Launch Pad 2018

See the finalists for Launch Pad 2018

Take a look at the next generation of industrial design talent from the Asia Pacific region in Launch Pad 2018. With a diverse range of products, materials and technology – one thing they all have in common is design finesse.

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.

Suncorp

Suncorp

Sometimes the most highly evolved designs are incomplete. When conceptualising the new Suncorp headquarters in Sydney, the interiors team at Geyer worked to the idea of ‘designing to 80%’. The result is a radical take on the oft-used idea of workplace flexibility. While the building caters to the needs of its residents in the present, it comprehensively avoids dictating what these needs will be in the future.

Conrad Architects’ own studio

Conrad Architects’ own studio

Embodying Conrad Architects’ approach to design, its new studio is a place to inspire the design aspirations and ambitions of those who work in and visit it.

5 designs we love from the Launch Pad archive

5 designs we love from the Launch Pad archive

Want to win a AUD$10,000 manufacturing grant and mentoring from some of the leading figures in industrial design, manufacturing and retail? Enter Launch Pad 2018 now! Here’s all the inspo you need.

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.

Want to be a truly international brand? Here’s how one of Australia’s leading suppliers is taking over the world

Want to be a truly international brand? Here’s how one of Australia’s leading suppliers is taking over the world

We talk a lot about the importance of a the globalism of contemporary design, but one of Australia’s leading brands is working toward building an international design community. Here we look at the global growth of Schiavello in recent years.

We like big design weeks (and we cannot lie)

We like big design weeks (and we cannot lie)

Melbourne Design Week has released this year’s program, and it’s dramatically bigger than last year.

The jury is out for Launch Pad 2018 – the ultimate mentoring program!

The jury is out for Launch Pad 2018 – the ultimate mentoring program!

Launch Pad has launched the careers of many local industrial designers. As a program focused on mentoring and manufacturing, it gives an incomparable chance to put your designs in front of local and international heavyweights.

Fair Game: A look at Australian design

Fair Game: A look at Australian design

As globalisation opens Australian designers up to the international marketplace, we find ourselves at a unique pitching point. ‘Australian’ is the new design commodity. Yet we continue to search for the words that best articulate our most desirable, differentiating qualities. Beyond a can-do, make-do culture, what sets Australian design apart from its contemporary counterparts?

Meet Your First 2018 INDE Sponsors

Meet Your First 2018 INDE Sponsors

Collaboration and partnerships are at the heart of all great design. Meet our first INDE.Awards sponsors for 2018. They’re helping you get close to greatness!

From Here On

From Here On

Designed by Siren Design, From Here On provides the sophistication of a boutique hotel with the comfort of a luxury apartment in a highly functional and welcoming workplace environment.

Celebrating the Year that Was with Schiavello

Celebrating the Year that Was with Schiavello

Celebrating a huge 2017, Schiavello played host to Sydney’s design scene with a party and celebration in Sydney Opera House.

Bendigo Hospital by Bates Smart & Silver Thomas Hanley

Bendigo Hospital by Bates Smart & Silver Thomas Hanley

The oft-opposing principles of medical-based thinking and evidence-based design have long been a sticking point for healthcare designers. The new Bendigo Hospital by Bates Smart and Silver Thomas Hanley shows us they need not be mutually exclusive. There is a sweet-spot to be found. It just takes an intelligent and intuitive design touch.

Last Night With Adele Bates

Last Night With Adele Bates

After 5 years running her eponymous multi-disciplinary design practice, Adele Bates takes a moment to relax, reflect and most importantly – celebrate!

Celebrating Schiavello in the UAE!

Celebrating Schiavello in the UAE!

The design experts at Schiavello have now expanded their reach with a successful launch into the United Arab Emirates, which was celebrated with a stellar event in Dubai on Monday September 25th.

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.

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.

Who Are The Most Influential Brands in A+D?

Who Are The Most Influential Brands in A+D?

#SID17 is an absolute immersion in Australian architecture and design. And, year-on-year it proves why the entire global design industry needs to get together and present their R&D to push us all forward.

SID17: What Went Down At The Venue?

SID17: What Went Down At The Venue?

Global design fairs usually occupy dull exhibition halls, where besuited visitors trudge down rows of same-same stands. SO. BORING. This is why every year at Sydney Indesign, we turned things up a notch at The Venue: one location with one enormous lineup! And it was truly stellar…

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…

Come See THE Design That Wowed Spain’s Royal Family @ SID17!

Come See THE Design That Wowed Spain’s Royal Family @ SID17!

Mario Ruiz’ MR Chair is joining us at SID17 thanks to your friends at Schiavello! Want to find out how MR Chair made the Spanish Prince ‘royally’ excited? Read on, my friend – read on.

M.I.A = Made In Australia … or … Missing In Action?

M.I.A = Made In Australia … or … Missing In Action?

This local design house is doing incredible things to prop up the nation!

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’.

Who Won At The Inaugural INDE.Awards?

Who Won At The Inaugural INDE.Awards?

On Friday 30th June, we announced winners of the very first INDE.Awards program. Couldn’t make it? Don’t stress! Here are your offIcial 2017 winners…

MAP is Back at Schiavello

MAP is Back at Schiavello

Leading Australian furniture manufacturer, MAP, reboots their design brand with a new collection available at Schiavello.

University of Melbourne Arts West by ARM Architecture & Architectus

University of Melbourne Arts West by ARM Architecture & Architectus

What is ‘salon learning’ and how is design responding to this new educational format? Arts West, Melbourne Univeristy’s riotous new Arts Faculty by ARM Architecture and Architectus, reimagines on-campus learning via the philosophy of object-based learning.

Western Sydney University, by Woods Bagot

Western Sydney University, by Woods Bagot

Integrated technology might be commonplace in the workplace, but in education spaces it’s still a fairly new phenomenon. At Western Sydney University, Woods Bagot’s vertical campus design raises the bar in more ways than one.

480 Queen Street Brisbane, featuring BHP Billiton by BVN

480 Queen Street Brisbane, featuring BHP Billiton by BVN

What happens when private business goes public – in a commercial design sense, that is? Brisbane’s most recent commercial addition, 480 Queen Street by BVN, is designed to create a sense of community inclusiveness. It’s a new-think approach to the traditional public-versus-private model.

University of Queensland Architecture School by m3architecture

University of Queensland Architecture School by m3architecture

The University of Queensland’s School of Architecture building has been born again thanks to the design of m3architecture.

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.

Garden State Hotel by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Garden State Hotel by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

What does it take to redesign a tried and tested model? For centuries, the iconic Australian pub has shaped our country’s communities, quenching the thirsts of millions of Aussies and offering social solace at the end of a long, hard day. This side of the new century, our shifting lifestyles, played out in the concrete jungles of our capital cities, has bred a new brand of beer o’clock. But just how ‘refreshing’ is it?

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!

Announcing your Launch Pad Finalists

Announcing your Launch Pad Finalists

From hundreds down to five – it’s time to meet the cream of the crop and see who’s up for INDE Gold. Say hello to your 2017 Launch Pad finalists.

Schiavello Launches in Beijing!

Schiavello Launches in Beijing!

A stylish soiree at Schiavello’s new showroom marks its arrival in China.

Fit for a King: Mario Ruiz’s Latest Wows the Spanish Royal Family

Fit for a King: Mario Ruiz’s Latest Wows the Spanish Royal Family

As a leading light in international design, Mario Ruiz’s latest offering seeks to revolutionise how A+D redefines the workplace. Give your project the royal treatment!

How Australian Brands Are Changing Some Lucky Designers’ Lives!

How Australian Brands Are Changing Some Lucky Designers’ Lives!

We’re on the lookout to really make a difference in some emerging designers’ lives. Helping get those prototypes out into production, this is really an incredible opportunity. But how has it evolved?

‘Anything is Possible’: 50+ Years of Design Excellence

‘Anything is Possible’: 50+ Years of Design Excellence

Ever dream of seeing your design make the big time? Ever dream of becoming an A+D powerhouse? Don’t worry, we’ve got your sorted!

Announcing Your Official Partner for Launch Pad 2017

Announcing Your Official Partner for Launch Pad 2017

Join us in welcoming your Official 2017 Launch Pad Partner: Schiavello.

WIN! @ Launch Pad 2017

WIN! @ Launch Pad 2017

Launch Pad entries close April 17th. Make sure you enter now to become A+D’s next BIG THING! Here’s what’s in it for you…

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.

Six Times Design Partied Hard In 2016!

Six Times Design Partied Hard In 2016!

Who had the best Industry bash this year? We list our top industry’s events from Jan to now.

Coming Up For Aire: The War on Talent

Coming Up For Aire: The War on Talent

A+D community is increasingly involved in the war for talent retention. Mario Ruiz’ latest Aire for Schiavello has just changed the battlefield.

Function and Fashion Rolled into One Simple Seating Solution

Function and Fashion Rolled into One Simple Seating Solution

A lively reflection of shape, tonality and texture, the new Karo collection of ottomans from Schiavello offers us a flexible and refreshing approach to agile working and collaborative activity.

Neurological Nourishment

Neurological Nourishment

Australian manufacturer Schiavello and Melbourne-based designer-artist, Joost Bakker, present the latest iteration of their Vertical Garden indoor greening system.

Always One Step Ahead: Schiavello’s Workplace Design Story

Always One Step Ahead: Schiavello’s Workplace Design Story

Back when activity-based working was still a novelty in Australia, Schiavello launched a new agile desking system that suggested a whole new way of working.

Schiavello Celebrates 50 Years of Creating

Schiavello Celebrates 50 Years of Creating

Schiavello celebrated its milestone 50th anniversary on Wednesday 13th July.

Schiavello continues to expand across Asia

Schiavello continues to expand across Asia

Schiavello has continued to expand with a pair of exciting new partnerships in Hong Kong and South Korea.

Inside the Glimmering Prima Pearl Tower

Inside the Glimmering Prima Pearl Tower

This attention to detail permeates every element of the Prima Pearl Tower, creating a cultivated environment designed to emulate the grandeur of luxury hotels.

Indesign magazine #62 dissections directory

Indesign magazine #62 dissections directory

A full directory of the contact information for every company referred to in the project dissections of Indesign Magazine #62.

Settled, but still setting standards: How one company is building the next design generation

Settled, but still setting standards: How one company is building the next design generation

We all must lead by example, but how can you lead an industry and, thereby, lead the future? We look at how Schiavello is nurturing tomorrow’s design greats.

Meet Schiavello: Your 2018 Launch Pad Partner!

Meet Schiavello: Your 2018 Launch Pad Partner!

Want $10,000 to take your prototype through to production? No problem! Launch Pad 2018 is here and we want YOU!

Melbourne Food and Wine’s Pop Up

Melbourne Food and Wine’s Pop Up

Witness the erection of a unique pop up bistro, involving 3 shipping containers, over 1000 trees and 1,305 timber pallets in Melbourne