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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.

Flexible, Creative, Diverse – the new Living Office

Flexible, Creative, Diverse – the new Living Office

In Living Edge’s new Sydney Living Office, work is sensitively blended into the beautiful furniture showcases. It’s a dynamic destination that serves as a specification hub, and the central headquarters for the Living Edge team.

Geyer and Valmont pioneer authentic design-led projects

Geyer and Valmont pioneer authentic design-led projects

As Geyer and Valmont come together, a new collaborative model is taking shape. Gillian Serisier speaks with Geyer/Valmont managing director, Marcel Zalloua, and Geyer global design lead, Adam Mundy.

The curtain rises on Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf Renewal Project

The curtain rises on Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf Renewal Project

The Sydney Theatre Company (STC) is a much loved and revered institution, not only in its hometown of Sydney and across Australia, but also around the globe. Now that it has a revitalised and renewed home at The Wharf in Walsh Bay is the icing on the cake for both the staff of the STC and the theatre going public.

4 chic new hospitality spaces to discover as Sydney reopens

4 chic new hospitality spaces to discover as Sydney reopens

As Sydney tentatively reopens, we’ve gathered some of the city’s newest and most beautiful venues to check out.

How Crown Group is bringing serenity to city living

How Crown Group is bringing serenity to city living

Paving the way for a new era of slow, biophilic multi-residential design are the two new developments by Crown Group in the inner-Sydney suburb of Waterloo.

Cosentino takes on the skies in latest collaboration

Cosentino takes on the skies in latest collaboration

The largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, a 22-metre-waterfall designed by Waterforms International is a marvel of modern design.

This new tile brand is a true leader in technology and sustainability

This new tile brand is a true leader in technology and sustainability

Despite being around less than 12 months, Kaolin offers premium products that are infused with an ancient craftsmanship and advanced practice.

Demonstrating kitchen excellence in a place of beauty

Demonstrating kitchen excellence in a place of beauty

Located in Surry Hills, Sub-Zero and Wolf’s new studio couples showroom functionality with the warmth that radiates throughout a home kitchen.

State of the Art: NSW commits $5m to Artspace redevelopment

State of the Art: NSW commits $5m to Artspace redevelopment

A worthy investment has seen NSW commit $5 million to see The Gunnery, the heritage-listed home of Artspace, undergo a state-of-the-art redevelopment.

Sydney’s Green Square to get new sustainable parklands

Sydney’s Green Square to get new sustainable parklands

Residents at Sydney’s Green Square are set to benefit from more open space for recreation and relaxation with The Drying Green, a new 6200sqm park that is fast taking shape.

Ownworld sample library launched in Sydney

Ownworld sample library launched in Sydney

The commercial furniture experts at ownworld have a new way to present their terrific range of furniture, lighting and accessories. Presenting the Sample Library.

Elegance at the heart of the home with Bosch at Veridian Kogarah

Elegance at the heart of the home with Bosch at Veridian Kogarah

Designed to connect, evolve and thrive in the Sydney locale of Kogarah is Veridian – a residential haven that celebrates the community culture. Luxurious and comfortable, it’s the perfect place to call home.

Sydney Architecture Festival: <em>Making. Housing. Affordable.</em>

Sydney Architecture Festival: Making. Housing. Affordable.

The Sydney Architecture Festival 2019 unveils a series of events that looks at the role and value of architecture and its innate response to the human need for shelter. For one whole week, the city of Sydney turns into a sphere of exploration and research, investigating the rise in urban density and the inimitable housing crisis.

An artful balance of wellness and functionality at Chifley Lifestyle

An artful balance of wellness and functionality at Chifley Lifestyle

Renowned architecture and design firm Gray Puksand demonstrates the importance of a healthy work-life balance with a sophisticated and elegant end of trip facility – Chifley Lifestyle.

A Nordic-themed party for Designer Rugs’ Norse collection launch

A Nordic-themed party for Designer Rugs’ Norse collection launch

Take a look at some of the best moments from the scintillating launch party of Designer Rugs’ new collection – Norse by Anna-Carin McNamara.

Tom Mark Henry serves up ’90s nostalgia and sass at C.C. Babcoq

Tom Mark Henry serves up ’90s nostalgia and sass at C.C. Babcoq

C.C. Babcoq is a playful and bold carvery and cocktail bar, with colour, pattern and personality inspired by its muse.

Akin Atelier’s sensitive touch: CAMILLA & MARC

Akin Atelier’s sensitive touch: CAMILLA & MARC

Customer experience are the words on every retailer’s lips in 2019. Retail design aficionados Akin Atelier show us what a successful customer experience looks like.

Luxury living in The Malton

Luxury living in The Malton

The word home can inspire so many different things for so many different people, however one constant is that it should represent a complete picture of serenity – which The Malton delivers in spades.

Designers new and established showcasing at WORKSHOPPED19

Designers new and established showcasing at WORKSHOPPED19

WORKSHOPPED19 is giving Sydneysiders a chance to see work from nearly 40 designers working in furniture, lighting, and object design, asking when is a design fit for purpose?

Top picks from the VIVID 2019 line-up

Top picks from the VIVID 2019 line-up

A jam-packed program of events, talks and workshops, we take a look at the VIVID Sydney line-up, pulling out the best design talks.

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.

The finishing touches on Canterbury League Club

The finishing touches on Canterbury League Club

Canterbury League Club is all about escapism, so when Altis Architecture set about redesigning the venue, they knew everything needed a certain look, including the carpeting.

Memocorp: the quiet achiever

Memocorp: the quiet achiever

The Stella Collective’s grand lobby for property group Memocorp takes an understated approach to dismantling corporate design norms.

Examining the future of the workplace at WORKTECH19

Examining the future of the workplace at WORKTECH19

In late February, WORKTECH19 will see a series of boutique conference events covering the future of work, the workplace, design, and innovation – and Indesign readers can get special access!

Celebrating PMDL’s new Sydney Office

Celebrating PMDL’s new Sydney Office

PMDL has recently opened an all-new design studio in North Sydney, and celebrated in style with team members and design lovers from across the Asia Pacific.

Announcing the inaugural SCCI Architecture Hub

Announcing the inaugural SCCI Architecture Hub

The Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas has announced the first ever SCCI Architecture Hub for this October, and for design lovers, it’s a doozy!

Using smart folding doors to rev up Ferrari’s Sydney showroom

Using smart folding doors to rev up Ferrari’s Sydney showroom

The elegant and effective folding doors of the Australian Trellis Door Company were recently installed at the Ferrari Showroom at Star City Casino, Sydney – ensuring safety as well as style.

Quay Quarter Tower update with AMP Capital’s Eve Clark

Quay Quarter Tower update with AMP Capital’s Eve Clark

Every professional working on a high-rise project has a clearly defined vision of how they are going to utilise their expertise to bring about transformative, commercially successful results. AMP Capital design director Eve Clark is one such professional.

Dollar Signs, Deadlines, and Design: What You Need to Know

Dollar Signs, Deadlines, and Design: What You Need to Know

What’s driving growth in the Australian hospitality and commercial sectors?

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.

Playing by the rules: why compliance matters

Playing by the rules: why compliance matters

The Australian design industry is beset with certifications, regulations, and laws. What’s the difference between the three, and what do they mean for you?

Everything design professionals need to get in FRONT in the Tech Age

Everything design professionals need to get in FRONT in the Tech Age

The conversation about technology in commercial and hospitality spaces is only just getting started. Here are the key terms you need to get involved with this critical point in design history.

Celebrating 20 years of design with Cult

Celebrating 20 years of design with Cult

Two decades of great design is something to truly celebrate, so for their 20-year anniversary, the design experts at Cult have expanded their Sydney showroom, and partied in style.

Park Life: Step Inside One Sydney Park

Park Life: Step Inside One Sydney Park

One of Australia’s most inspiring developments, One Sydney Park, proves that the future of residential design is looking greener than ever!

Can a workplace raise your game?

Can a workplace raise your game?

Game theory informs Susquehanna’s analytical approach to trading, and the company’s smart new Sydney workplace by Gensler takes its culture to new heights.

Futurespace Breaks Traditional Barriers At Savills’ New Sydney Workspace

Futurespace Breaks Traditional Barriers At Savills’ New Sydney Workspace

Designed by Futurespace, the design strategy for Savills new Sydney digs was influenced by ABW methods, allowing for the breakdown of both physical and communication barriers to enable a more coherent, collaborative, team-accessible workplace.

Can A Good Interior Take A Brand From Good To Great?

Can A Good Interior Take A Brand From Good To Great?

Elana Castle interviews Maebe Tetlow-Stuart about Studio Tate’s sophisticated interior for Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters in Darling Square. As expected, their interior is as elevated as the Toby’s Estate coffee-drinking experience itself.

JEB’s Sydney Showroom – A Fresh Take in Office Furniture

JEB’s Sydney Showroom – A Fresh Take in Office Furniture

The new JEB Group space in Sydney is open for business and looking incredible! Housed in a heritage-listed building in Surry Hills, the space is a tribute to the design ethos of JEB.

Who You Gonna Call? Airtasker! by Siren Design

Who You Gonna Call? Airtasker! by Siren Design

Airtasker’s new workplace reflects the company’s goals, purpose and growth, and is designed for getting more done.

Sydney School Of Entrepreneurship By MAKE Creative

Sydney School Of Entrepreneurship By MAKE Creative

MAKE Creative was given the exciting task of developing the new Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE) located on the TAFE Ultimo campus. The SSE is a collaboration between 11 NSW universities and TAFE NSW for students interested in entrepreneurial thinking.

The WeWork ‘Money Box’ Branch In Sydney’s Martin Place By TomMarkHenry

The WeWork ‘Money Box’ Branch In Sydney’s Martin Place By TomMarkHenry

Designed by TomMarkHenry, NYC co-working phenomenon WeWork sprouts a new location in Martin Place’s former Commonwealth Bank building, fondly nicknamed the ‘Money Box’.

L’Oréal Training Academy By Technē Architecture + Interior Design

L’Oréal Training Academy By Technē Architecture + Interior Design

Technē Architecture + Interior Design brings L’Oréal’s Australian flagship training academy firmly into the modern (and digital) age. We asked Technē interior designer Kate Archibald about how the design succeeds in educating and inspiring its trainees.

University of Sydney To Launch Study On Activity-Based Working

University of Sydney To Launch Study On Activity-Based Working

First of its kind, the University of Sydney study focuses on activity-based and agile work environments in offices designed by Cachet Group in a 12-18month sample program.

How To ‘Design-In’ Local Charm With Untied By Technē Architecture + Interior Design

How To ‘Design-In’ Local Charm With Untied By Technē Architecture + Interior Design

For a new rooftop bar in Sydney’s Barangaroo, Technē Architecture + Interior Design draw on Australian design tropes to inject the new precinct with some local flavour.

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!

The 2017 Sydney Architecture Festival Is Here!

The 2017 Sydney Architecture Festival Is Here!

The Sydney Architecture Festival offers international and local insights into the city’s built environment with a packed program of architecture talks, exhibitions, panel discussions, children’s activities, open day events and guided tours.

The ‘Affirmatives’ Have It! The NAWIC Great Debate 2017

The ‘Affirmatives’ Have It! The NAWIC Great Debate 2017

Returning for the first time in years, the NAWIC Great Debate was a forceful, no-holds-barred tête-à-tête between the local design industry’s most critical thinkers.

The ‘Most Beautiful Office in The World’ Now Offers Co-Working!

The ‘Most Beautiful Office in The World’ Now Offers Co-Working!

Designed by Woods Bagot and officially acknowledged as the world’s best-designed workplace at the prestigious 2016 World Architecture Festival (WAF) INSIDE Awards, Paramount by The Office Space is now offering co-working opportunities within its two stunning Surry Hills locations.

Chifley Plaza Sydney by SJB

Chifley Plaza Sydney by SJB

The shopping mall is making a comeback – but not in the way you might expect. SJB reimagines the retail experience at Sydney’s iconic Chifley Plaza through a clever pairing of Manhattan Art Deco nostalgia and a design strategy that appeals to our hearts and our feet.

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.

Bringing The Drama Back To Retail: Chifley Plaza Sydney by SJB

Bringing The Drama Back To Retail: Chifley Plaza Sydney by SJB

The shopping mall is making a comeback – but not in the way you might expect. SJB reimagines the retail experience at Sydney’s iconic Chifley Plaza through a clever pairing of Manhattan Art Deco nostalgia and a design strategy that appeals to our hearts and our feet.

There’s No Place Like Home…And Domain Should Know! Domain Sydney By Siren Design

There’s No Place Like Home…And Domain Should Know! Domain Sydney By Siren Design

The Domain Group’s new workplace located in a heritage warehouse in Pyrmont has high-end design, an urban flair and home-away-from-home atmosphere.

Meet The Calyx, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s New Horticultural Display Centre

Meet The Calyx, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s New Horticultural Display Centre

See how The Calyx, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s New Horticultural Display Center, designed by PTW Architects, has blossomed into a world-class attraction, landing a 2017 Good Design Award.

Sydney’s World Design Capital Bid Is Public And Gaining Some Pace!

Sydney’s World Design Capital Bid Is Public And Gaining Some Pace!

Today and tomorrow, Sydney plays host to two VIP representatives from the World Design Organisation, in a move to be declared World Design Capital in 2020.

JEB Group Launches Their New Sydney Showroom With An Amazing Presentation from Koleksiyon

JEB Group Launches Their New Sydney Showroom With An Amazing Presentation from Koleksiyon

In celebrating the launch of their new Sydney store recently, the JEB Group took the opportunity to officially launch Turkish furniture brand Koleksiyon over two VIP nights with special guest, Koray Malhan, Brand and Design Director.

What Is Best-Practice For The ‘Agile Education’ Space?

What Is Best-Practice For The ‘Agile Education’ Space?

Flexibility is key, and a high priority in many educational facilities, as is the case in this striking fitout for Macquarie University’s Sydney City Campus (MUSCC) ‘Central Hub’, designed by dwp.

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.

Intuit by Gensler: “A Global Tech Company’s Uniquely ‘Sydney’ Workplace”

Intuit by Gensler: “A Global Tech Company’s Uniquely ‘Sydney’ Workplace”

The city of Sydney has served has a source of inspiration for Intuit’s Sydney workplace. Designed by Gensler, the branded environment is fun and flexible and reflects the company’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Alquema Sydney Flagship by loopcreative

Alquema Sydney Flagship by loopcreative

Can technology improve the designer-builder relationship? In their latest retail project, the Alquema flagship in Sydney’s famed QVB, loopcreative discovers how gadgets, gizmos and golden ratios can solve the age-old quarrel.

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.

Future-Proofing Is All About Solid Adaptive Re-Use

Future-Proofing Is All About Solid Adaptive Re-Use

A century-old woolstore is redeveloped for another 100 years of use, ready for the new industries that emerge and develop in Pyrmont.

Productivity Rules! Enero By Amicus And The Bold Collective

Productivity Rules! Enero By Amicus And The Bold Collective

It’s mission accomplished at the new Enero workplace in Pyrmont. Designed by Amicus and The Bold Collective, it prioritises productivity and play.

Office Got You Stressed? Not At Dropbox Sydney

Office Got You Stressed? Not At Dropbox Sydney

If Dropbox relieves the stress of people working together, then so too does the Dropbox Sydney office designed by Gensler. Based on the concept of ‘workplace as home’ it could almost be a new interpretation of ‘working from home.’

Can Technology Improve The Designer-Builder Relationship?

Can Technology Improve The Designer-Builder Relationship?

The simple design tool making the impossible possible. Everyone said loopcreative’s plan for Alquema’s flagship store couldn’t be done, but they knew better. We find out how 3D printing turned an abstract design into reality.

Want Something to WOW Your Boss?

Want Something to WOW Your Boss?

Your boss is going to want to get behind #SID17. Here’s how you can help them do it – and in turn, help you!

State of the Art: Sydney Opera House Renewal

State of the Art: Sydney Opera House Renewal

The Sydney Opera House has unveiled designs for an impressive renewal project by ARM architecture. While an upgrade might be long overdue, are we overlooking the bigger picture?

Sydney, it’s Make or Break Time

Sydney, it’s Make or Break Time

The Sydney Design 2016 program has just been released, and asks festival-goers to consider creative design that’s a little more turbulent.

VIVID IDEAS: For the Creative People, by the Creative People

VIVID IDEAS: For the Creative People, by the Creative People

We got the opportunity to find out a little bit about what goes into organising Vivid Ideas, and some of the highlights in store for design enthusiasts from Vivid Ideas curator Jess Scully.

In Profile: Anaesthetic

In Profile: Anaesthetic

Meet Ben and Kiri Wahrlich, the husband and wife team behind design studio ANAESTHETIC who take great inspiration from their homeland New Zealand to design luxurious and precision-engineered lighting. Rebecca Gross reports.

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.

iGUZZINI DAZZLES SYDNEY WITH LAUNCH OF NEW SHOWROOM

iGUZZINI DAZZLES SYDNEY WITH LAUNCH OF NEW SHOWROOM

The world’s premier luxury lighting company iGuzzini impressed the who’s who of the Australian design and architecture community on Friday night, with launch of their first independent Australian showroom at Jones Bay Wharf.

ownworld Sydney by arnoldlane

ownworld Sydney by arnoldlane

Having outgrown its initial showroom in Darlinghurst, ownworld continues to leave a mark on the design industry with the help of arnoldlane.

THE CONTEMPORARY OFFICE AS A COMMUNITY

THE CONTEMPORARY OFFICE AS A COMMUNITY

A move from traditional offices has seen the rise of a new generation of work environments – collaborative, co-working domains offering ultimate flexibility.

ARTEDOMUS LAUNCH NEW SHOWROOM CONCEPT

ARTEDOMUS LAUNCH NEW SHOWROOM CONCEPT

Artedomus host an intimate evening to preview the newly refreshed showroom on Church st, Richmond.

DESIGN RESIDENCY

DESIGN RESIDENCY

Introducing a new all-in-one residency for emerging designers in Sydney – mentoring, PR, networking and studio space.

A Japanese Garden in Coogee by Pepo Botanic Design

A Japanese Garden in Coogee by Pepo Botanic Design

This coastal garden expresses the balmy summers of Sydney and a Japanese temple aesthetic in equal measure