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We just can’t get enough of this year’s Milan Design Week

We just can’t get enough of this year’s Milan Design Week

We’re back again for another showcase of our favourite moments and pieces from Milan Design Week 2021. Read on to discover a selection of some of the globe’s most remarkable designs from the past year.

When the possibilities are endless…

When the possibilities are endless…

Hearth, the new lounge collection by Ross Gardam, is in a league of its own when it comes to comfort and style.

Who’s next in line for the Australian Furniture Design Award?

Who’s next in line for the Australian Furniture Design Award?

The competition, presented by Stylecraft and the NGV, aims to support Australian design, with a number of prizes to supplement income and boost the profile of the winner.

A sight to behold: The magic of expressive lighting

A sight to behold: The magic of expressive lighting

In a magical lighting installation designed by STUDIOX3, Stylecraft extends their European offering with an exciting new collaboration with Italian powerhouse, Artemide.

Woods Bagot and local designers collaborate for Stylecraft

Woods Bagot and local designers collaborate for Stylecraft

Stylecraft’s new Adelaide showroom, designed by Woods Bagot, brings a welcoming lightness to the mezzanine of 11 Waymouth Street.

6 office acoustics solutions for harmony in the hybrid workplace

6 office acoustics solutions for harmony in the hybrid workplace

Could office acoustics be the key to finding harmony as we adapt to new and hybrid ways of work? Here are our top six acoustics solutions for hybrid workplaces.

Eikund launches with a splash at StylecraftHOME

Eikund launches with a splash at StylecraftHOME

Making the most of a special event, the design crowd came out in force to celebrate the launch of Norweigan brand Eikund at StylecraftHOME in Melbourne.

Have you heard the news about Stylecraft x Haworth?

Have you heard the news about Stylecraft x Haworth?

Stylecraft x Haworth are entering into a long-term partnership in Australia, effective 1st July, 2021 to better serve corporate clients and design firms across Australia.

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.

Skip the lead times, shop StylecraftNOW

Skip the lead times, shop StylecraftNOW

Stylecraft’s coveted collections of local and international designer furniture are now quicker and easier to acquire than ever before, thanks to StylecraftNOW.

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.

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.

Unexpected forms, dreamy landscapes and powerful tones: Inspiring design products for the new year

Unexpected forms, dreamy landscapes and powerful tones: Inspiring design products for the new year

Get excited and find your inspiration. Here are some of our favourite and fantastical design pieces from the colour wheel and beyond to welcome another year of great design.

Introducing StylecraftNOW – the new online store from Stylecraft

Introducing StylecraftNOW – the new online store from Stylecraft

The design community of Australia has a new reason to rejoice with the launch of StylecraftNOW – the best new online space to secure new and almost-new designer furniture and lighting.

We need to talk about delivering fit for purpose

We need to talk about delivering fit for purpose

The onus is on architects and designers to create places and spaces that are suitably fit for purpose, even if final say over a project’s FF&E schedule is not.

Meeting the new needs of our workplaces with Stylecraft

Meeting the new needs of our workplaces with Stylecraft

Now is the time for workplaces and commercial venues to showcase the flexibility and agility of office furniture we’ve known and loved all along.

Recycled materials elegantly resolved comprise the winner of the AFDA 2020

Recycled materials elegantly resolved comprise the winner of the AFDA 2020

From Australia’s top furniture designers James Walsh has been given the 2020 Australian Furniture Design Award for his design, the Anthropic Bench.

The Indesign Edit On Working The Workplace

The Indesign Edit On Working The Workplace

Welcome to the first edition of The Indesign Edit. In this issue, we focus on commercial projects and feature three of the best that workplace design has to offer.

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.

The Place of togetherness and intuitive creativity

The Place of togetherness and intuitive creativity

Balanced and a natural problem-solver, Place is a new type of lounge – one that is smart, intuitive and brings people together. Australian designer, Ross Gardam invites you to experience a refreshed way of working with the Place collection.

A celebration of curiosity and observation, come take a seat on Bauhaus

A celebration of curiosity and observation, come take a seat on Bauhaus

Bauhaus is a meeting of modernity with the traditional pleasures of simplicity, versatility and lush colour and we can’t get our eyes off of it.

New space, new identity for Stylecraft Singapore

New space, new identity for Stylecraft Singapore

Stylecraft and HASSELL’s collaborative legacy of awe-inspiring showroom interiors has breached new frontiers with the new Stylecraft Singapore showroom.

The Future of Retail and the Shopping Experience

After being nominated for an INDE.Award, StrylecraftHOME’S Melbourne showroom will display on Channel 10’s Australia By Design: Interiors

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.

Winners revealed: Habitus House of the Year 2019

Winners revealed: Habitus House of the Year 2019

Habitus House of the Year honours exceptional residential architecture and design from the Indo-Pacific region. Here are your 2019 winners.

Australian Furniture Design Awards (AFDA) 2020 calling for entries

Australian Furniture Design Awards (AFDA) 2020 calling for entries

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and Stylecraft will present the biennial award extravaganza as part of the Melbourne Design Week next year.

Keith Melbourne launches the Avion Collection in Sydney with Stylecraft

Keith Melbourne launches the Avion Collection in Sydney with Stylecraft

After three long years in the making, Stylecraft’s Avion collection by Keith Melbourne received a very warm welcome from Sydney’s design community.

Agile versatility: Meet the Avion Collection by Keith Melbourne

Agile versatility: Meet the Avion Collection by Keith Melbourne

The Avion Collection designed by Keith Melbourne for Stylecraft brings a modular and incredibly flexible option for the workplace. It’s a new kind of agile versatility.

Cornering the market: Xoko by Akaba

Cornering the market: Xoko by Akaba

What’s in a corner? The new Xoko range designed by Iratzoki Lizaso for Akaba uses a unique corner shape to great effect, making for flexible, practical commercial applications.

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.

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.

We countdown the unforgettable moments from Saturday Indesign 2019

We countdown the unforgettable moments from Saturday Indesign 2019

What does gnocchi, sparkling meteors and Employee of the Month Narelle have in common? Saturday Indesign 2019… What did you miss, or what do you want to relive? We count down some of the highlight moments from our day-long design festival.

Catch these impressive collaborative installations

Catch these impressive collaborative installations

Need some fuel for your creative fire? Catch out these incredible collaborative installations created just for Saturday Indesign.

Indesign In Focus: Minimal ambient lighting

Indesign In Focus: Minimal ambient lighting

Whether it’s a commercial interior or a hospitality setting, lighting can create a mood, evoke emotions and entice users to engage with the space. Our Indesign In Focus this week brings to you the best minimal but ambient fixtures.

What’s on at City Central for Saturday Indesign

What’s on at City Central for Saturday Indesign

With Saturday Indesign only a week or so away (yay!), find out all the things happening in the City Central district. It’ll come in handy, especially if you’re looking to plan your travel for the day.

Win BIG at Saturday Indesign with $20,000 worth of prizes

Win BIG at Saturday Indesign with $20,000 worth of prizes

Saturday Indesign is just around the corner, and you can win big with prizes from Cosentino & Gaggenau, Stylecraft, FLOC Studio, Arthur G and more at this one-day design extravaganza.

Indesign In Focus: An Outdoor Lifestyle

Indesign In Focus: An Outdoor Lifestyle

With a climate that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, Australia’s outdoors offer plentiful opportunities. This week’s Indesign In Focus brings you a curated list of outdoor furniture that should not be missed.

Minimalist furniture: Tom Skeehan’s ‘Nave’

Minimalist furniture: Tom Skeehan’s ‘Nave’

Tom Skeehan of SKEEHAN Studio brings forward a commercial range for Stylecraft Furniture exploring the material narrative within Australian manufacturing.

“The industry comes together as one” at Saturday Indesign

“The industry comes together as one” at Saturday Indesign

As long-time collaborators and supporters, Stylecraft has joined a growing list of design suppliers that will be opening up their showrooms for Saturday Indesign, 22 June.

Solid timber makes a comeback

Solid timber makes a comeback

Is it being fuelled by a retreat from technology, a focus on crafting, or the will to slow down and pause? Simple, robust, solid wood furniture seems to be making a comeback.

The Indesign Salone del Mobile chair wrap-up

The Indesign Salone del Mobile chair wrap-up

Salone del Mobile Milan certainly has more on offer than just furniture. But among the installations, FuoriSalone events and everything else, chairs in particular remain a special highlight. We look at the latest releases right from Milan.

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.

Using office furniture to inspire

Using office furniture to inspire

Arper’s latest range of office furniture, available from Stylecraft, is a trio of collections that will inspire the best from employees and design lovers alike.

Yancoal Sydney Workplace, by Hammond Studio

Yancoal Sydney Workplace, by Hammond Studio

Encouraging the evolution of company culture is no mean feat, particularly when said company is in an industry as notoriously conservative as mining. Yet with their new Darling Park office for Yancoal, Hammond Studio managed to do just that.

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Dissections by Crone Architects

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Dissections by Crone Architects

An owner-occupier client with a program more diverse than most and a need for information sharing in a constantly evolving sector – led to an uplifting and pragmatic design outcome that supports healthcare professionals to ‘walk the walk.’

Working 9to5 with ergonomics, style and ultimate comfort

Working 9to5 with ergonomics, style and ultimate comfort

In today’s ever-changing working generation, productivity is the key to success and ergonomics can either make or break this.

The Cologne Convo: Australians take over Orgatec 2018

The Cologne Convo: Australians take over Orgatec 2018

We came out in droves for Orgatec 2018 – the year that Australians dominated the German commercial furniture fair quite unlike ever before.

Ningaloo

Ningaloo

The magical Ningaloo Reef experience in North-West Australia now has added dimension with the opening of a classy visitors centre.

Salamanca

Salamanca

The new Parliament Square development symbolises the current rejuvenation of Hobart and the Salamanca Building is the key.

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.

Mercedes Me Melbourne

Mercedes Me Melbourne

When is a showroom not a showroom? Whenever Mercedes-Benz launches a new Me Store. Mercedes Me Melbourne inhabits a shell by Woods Bagot, as part of the Rialto Towers street level refurbishment.

The evolving designs of Arper

The evolving designs of Arper

Arper – it’s a brand you know and love. Straight out of Italy, here are the latest products to hit Stylecraft’s showroom floor.

5 minutes with Helen Kontouris on her Botanical collection

5 minutes with Helen Kontouris on her Botanical collection

Lush greenery, both inside and out, has become something of a phenomenon. Helen Kontouris’ Botanical planter collection has taken note of the tranquillity, privacy and beauty that can come from plants.

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.

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.

StylecraftHOME Melbourne now open

StylecraftHOME Melbourne now open

We’ve been patiently awaiting the re-opening of Stylecraft’s iconic Flinders Lane showroom in Melbourne. Finally, the newspaper has come off the windows… it was well worth the wait.

What makes Good Design?

What makes Good Design?

Last week saw hundreds of products across a wide range of categories awarded in the annual Good Design Awards. Here we highlight the projects and products that remain close to our heart – architecture, interiors and furniture.

RMIT New Academic Street

RMIT New Academic Street

The redevelopment of RMIT’s so-called ‘grey ghosts’ signals a much-anticipated final instalment in the University’s long – decades in fact – campus transformation.

NAB Place

NAB Place

The National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Brisbane Headquarters, NAB Place, designed by global architecture firm, Woods Bagot, sets a new benchmark in collaborative workplace environments.

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.

Mirvac HQ

Mirvac HQ

When builder/developer Mirvac decided half-way through the development process for the EY Centre at 200 George Street, Sydney to move their headquarters into six levels of the building, it was a vote of confidence in their own project.

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.

Pulling The Rug Out

Pulling The Rug Out

Having just launched their inaugural rug collection, Stylecraft reminds us that Australians continue to reimagine the design rulebook.

Keep it Down in There! Acoustic Furniture for Today’s Busy Offices

Keep it Down in There! Acoustic Furniture for Today’s Busy Offices

With the launch of ThinkingQuietly, a new range of high-performance acoustic furniture from ThinkingWorks, Stylecraft continues their tradition of providing the Australian market with the latest and greatest in commercial furniture.

5 minutes with … Ross Gardam!

5 minutes with … Ross Gardam!

As his latest collection of lounges and accessories – ADAPT – hits the Australian market, we sit down with Ross Gardam to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the collaboration with Stylecraft.

The Working Capitol, Robinson Road Singapore by HASSELL

The Working Capitol, Robinson Road Singapore by HASSELL

Has co-working been up-staged by the pervading popularity of an out-of-office culture? The answer is, not quite yet! In their latest design for The Working Capitol Robinson Road Singapore, HASSELL expertly subverts pop culture tropes to re-envisage co-working as a progressive yet playful model that speaks the language of the Millennial workforce.

Adapt in Name, Adapt in Nature: The Lounge Designed for Today’s Dynamic Workplaces

Adapt in Name, Adapt in Nature: The Lounge Designed for Today’s Dynamic Workplaces

Weaving together the best of commercial and residential design, what’s not to love about Ross Gardam’s new collection of lounges and accessories?

This Might Just Be Australia’s Next Design Icon: Meet Paperclip

This Might Just Be Australia’s Next Design Icon: Meet Paperclip

Paying homage to the iconic blend of sleek design and unwavering efficiency that is the humble paperclip, Seaton McKeon’s new range of outdoor furniture marries form and function.

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.

Bravo Tacchini! One of Italy’s Oldest Brands Reinvents Itself at #Salone17

Bravo Tacchini! One of Italy’s Oldest Brands Reinvents Itself at #Salone17

The Italian brand paraded several new collections for us to swoon over and introduced us to some fresh design talent!

Indesign + Stylecraft Present : The Salone del Mobile 2017 Edit

Indesign + Stylecraft Present : The Salone del Mobile 2017 Edit

Check out our official edit of Milan’s 2017 Salone Del Mobile, in collaboration with our friends at Stylecraft.

Turning Japanese … ‘Wood’-Turning Japanese, That Is!

Turning Japanese … ‘Wood’-Turning Japanese, That Is!

Japan’s biggest wood furniture manufacturer certainly didn’t disappoint in Milan this year with an exciting line-up of new designs!

Want To Get ‘Together’ With Arper? We’ve Got You Sorted!

Want To Get ‘Together’ With Arper? We’ve Got You Sorted!

Psssssssst … here are some secrets straight from Europe about a new model of collaboration.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Ovolo Sydney, by Hassell

Ovolo Sydney, by Hassell

Is hospitality the future of agile working? If it is, the new multi-user focused Ovolo Hotel Sydney, designed by Hassell, is a wondrous glimpse into that future.

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.

Team by name, Team by Nature: Cascando Puts Flexible Working into Practice

Team by name, Team by Nature: Cascando Puts Flexible Working into Practice

Communication and collaboration is the currency of most companies operating in agile working environments. To better facilitate this Cascando has conceived a flexible and fluid workplace solution based on the concept of ‘Team’ work.

Celebrating Arper with Stylecraft

Celebrating Arper with Stylecraft

Stylecraft has celebrated the launch of the new Arper Work/Life collection, available in Australia exclusively through Stylecraft.

IN PROFILE: Claudio Feltrin

IN PROFILE: Claudio Feltrin

Arper has been creating fluid, flexible and comfortable furniture, fitting for any living or working space since 1989. We caught up with Arper CEO Claudio Feltrin on a brief visit to Sydney to discuss Arper’s origins, the thinking behind the Kinesit task chair, and the lasting approach that sets them apart.

Anytime Office, Anywhere

Anytime Office, Anywhere

Where do you do your best work?

Arper Work/Life

Arper Work/Life

Stylecraft presents the latest collections from Arper – a perfect balance between work and life, life and work.

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.

SHIFTING THE SHOWROOM EXPERIENCE THROUGH COLLABORATION

SHIFTING THE SHOWROOM EXPERIENCE THROUGH COLLABORATION

The Project is that moment when you enter a showroom and find yourself overwhelmed with surprise, excitement, joy and the urge to Instagram – right away! This year, at Melbourne Indesign we saw exhibitors approach The Project from all angles – the common element among all being collaborative engagement.

Stylecraft Canberra Showroom Launch

Stylecraft Canberra Showroom Launch

The opening of Stylecraft’s new showroom in Canberra drew a strong turn out from the ACT’s design community

Stylecraft announce new Singapore Managing Director

Stylecraft announce new Singapore Managing Director

Stylecraft are very excited to announce their new Managing Director in Singapore, Louise Courtice, who took time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions for us on her exciting new role!