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New year, new beginnings, new commercial spaces

New year, new beginnings, new commercial spaces

Welcome 2022 with a bang! As we begin to usher in the new year, furniture powerhouse Zenith is already looking to bring about a fresh take on our interiors.

Bringing home into the open office

Bringing home into the open office

With their new Verse Collection, Zenith Design Studio is translating the home’s privacy into workspaces that have been designed for collaboration, creating offices that are worth the commute.

You’re looking at the Best of the Best of Indo-Pacific design

You’re looking at the Best of the Best of Indo-Pacific design

Out of the 687 exceptional design submissions received for the 2021 INDE.Awards, one university building in Singapore stood out as the ‘Best of the Best’.

And the well deserved 2021 INDE.Awards wins go to…

And the well deserved 2021 INDE.Awards wins go to…

The 2021 INDE.Awards winners have been announced, and each is a testament to the design excellence of the Indo-Pacific!

Zenith Design Studio’s Precinct Seating: Flexibility for the dynamic topography of a modern office

Zenith Design Studio’s Precinct Seating: Flexibility for the dynamic topography of a modern office

The way we work has evolved, creating a demand for an interactive workplace that honours the individual needs of employees through mobile and easily adaptable spatial solutions.

Discover architecture’s best for 2021 at this year’s INDE.Awards

Discover architecture’s best for 2021 at this year’s INDE.Awards

You’re invited to our annual celebration of Indo-Pacific architecture and design! Find out more about this year’s INDE.Awards here.

Zenith conquers new frontiers with showroom in Shenzhen

Zenith conquers new frontiers with showroom in Shenzhen

The new space makes waves in one of the most popular cities in Southeast China by showcasing the best in corporate and commercial furniture.

The INDE.Awards 2021 shortlist has delivered the goods

The INDE.Awards 2021 shortlist has delivered the goods

Granting a moment of sweet relief from the months’ of anticipation building around this year’s INDE.Awards, the 2021 INDE.Awards shortlist has been announced.

Keith Melbourne x Zenith: An evolution of contemporary luxury

Keith Melbourne x Zenith: An evolution of contemporary luxury

From the acclaimed designer who abandoned an international engineering career to pursue his creative passion comes yet another exquisite collection for Zenith: Lois. We talk to Keith Melbourne about revisiting early work to create something new – and the contemporary appeal of understated luxury.

What sort of advancement, value and growth do we really need in the world?

What sort of advancement, value and growth do we really need in the world?

Consisting of four CPD accredited discussions, the inaugural INDE.Summit is to be held on 5 August 2021 and will cast a discerning light over the notion of civil ‘development’.

Celebrating the INDE.Awards 2020, better late than never

Celebrating the INDE.Awards 2020, better late than never

Rainy Sydney played host to the INDE.Awards mixer event: an opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate a 2020 programme unlike any other.

INDE.Awards entries extended to April 1st!

INDE.Awards entries extended to April 1st!

Get your photography ready and your project details in order, because you’ve got until April 1st to enter INDE.Awards 2021!

The office that meets the moment

The office that meets the moment

Boasting ready-made products that ensure flexibility and cleanliness, Zenith have created a range of tools that are beneficial for employees and employers.

Best of the Best

Best of the Best

To achieve the honour of Best of the Best at the 2021 INDE.Awards is an acknowledgment that one project in the Indo-Pacific region is an exemplary design that transcends the norm to be a design of substance and note.

Reflecting on 2020 with the JAC Chair

Reflecting on 2020 with the JAC Chair

Design firms from Asia present their take on 2020 in a design competition by Zenith Interiors.

The brilliant new Zenith Perth showroom

The brilliant new Zenith Perth showroom

With a history going back over 100 years, the building that houses the new Zenith Perth showroom is a deserving home for such a vital design brand.

Flexibility and Productivity with the Kissen Conference Table

Flexibility and Productivity with the Kissen Conference Table

An expansion of the popular Kissen collection, Zenith Design’s Kissen Conference Table is the customisable, large-scale solution for any office space.

Why INDE 2020 was our Best Yet!

Why INDE 2020 was our Best Yet!

2020 INDE’s brought our community together from across the globe to celebrate the excellence in architecture and design from across the Indo Pacific

The 2020 INDE.Awards Winners are here!

The 2020 INDE.Awards Winners are here!

The 2020 INDE.Awards Winners have been announced. Discover the best in the Indo Pacific

Zenith, a Partner of Distinction

Zenith, a Partner of Distinction

As the Platinum Partner and sponsor of the Best of the Best category in the 2020 INDE.Awards, Zenith understands just how important it is to support the architecture and design community of our Region.

Bring the outside in, with Para Vert

Bring the outside in, with Para Vert

Ippolito Fleitz Group reimagines our connection with nature through a sophisticated system of biophilic room dividers.

Zenith Interiors celebrates its Melbourne Showroom Launch

Zenith Interiors celebrates its Melbourne Showroom Launch

Last week Zenith Interiors launched their latest showroom with a bang!

Ridge: furniture by the way of the Australian outback

Ridge: furniture by the way of the Australian outback

Founded in 2010, Beeline is the result of a sincere love of authenticity in furniture design, and with the Ridge collection, a love of the classic Australian corrugated iron roof.

Jac Comes to Dinner

Jac Comes to Dinner

Zenith launches the Jac collection with a dinner series across all of Australia and New Zealand

Minimalism meets colour with the Staple Stool

Minimalism meets colour with the Staple Stool

Designed by Yellow Diva, the Staple Stool combines an elegant simplicity in its form with a graphic injection of colour, resulting in a functional seat with inspired stature.

It’s time to meet Jac

It’s time to meet Jac

Introducing the people’s chair – Jac – Zenith’s latest collection of lifestyle and workplace chairs, designed by Schamburg + Alvisse.

Formway Design is making lives better, one product at a time

Formway Design is making lives better, one product at a time

It’s a lofty goal, but New Zealand design studio Formway understands the impetus and responsibility that comes with designing furniture. We talk to Joint General Managers and Lead Designers Kent Parker and Paul Wilkinson.

Conversation seating: Bayou for Swiss Design

Conversation seating: Bayou for Swiss Design

At the heart of Bayou’s DNA – Swiss Design’s commercial modular seating system – is the idea of encouraging more human interaction and conversation. Designer Frag Woodall tells all.

Produce: Shaping a progressive practice

Produce: Shaping a progressive practice

Singaporean studio Produce was recognised with the Best of the Best accolade at the INDE.Awards 2019, partnered with Zenith. We unpack the innovative and progressive spirit that earned them this ultimate regional honour.

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.

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.

Who wins gold at the INDE.Awards 2019? Here are the winners

Who wins gold at the INDE.Awards 2019? Here are the winners

The day has arrived… the INDE.Awards 2019 Gala. The winners have been revealed in a glamorous affair at Melbourne Museum, here we showcase them all.

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.

SEELA: a fusion of ergonomic and aesthetics

SEELA: a fusion of ergonomic and aesthetics

Lapalma’s story began in the 1980s, and while it has embraced modernity, SEELA is proof the company’s love of classic design shapes is here to stay.

Zenith’s new showroom for Auckland’s next chapter

Zenith’s new showroom for Auckland’s next chapter

Being a truly international furniture powerhouse, Zenith’s recent showroom is all about taking the passion for design and innovation in New Zealand to the next level.

Tick tock! One week left to enter the 2019 INDE.Awards. DEADLINE: 8 February

Tick tock! One week left to enter the 2019 INDE.Awards. DEADLINE: 8 February

The excitement is mounting. The timer is getting closer and closer to D-Day. There’s only ONE WEEK LEFT to enter the 2019 INDE.Awards!

Can design help tell the story of our Indigenous people?

Can design help tell the story of our Indigenous people?

Taylor & Hinds Architects designed krakani lumi, a standing camp in Mount William National Park, that helps to tell the significant story of country and the creation.

A welcome with a bang: Zenith Canberra’s new showroom

A welcome with a bang: Zenith Canberra’s new showroom

Zenith’s Canberra team celebrated in style for not one but two reasons – the end of the year and a beautiful new showroom.

Celebrating summer and a brand-new refurbishment… Brisbane-style

Celebrating summer and a brand-new refurbishment… Brisbane-style

Zenith’s Brisbane showroom was the perfect backdrop for a summery party.

INDE.Awards launches its 2019 program

INDE.Awards launches its 2019 program

Entries open 29 November for the INDE.Awards. Join us as the 2019 awards take off with an action-packed program.

Furniture to facilitate privacy: As seen at Orgatec 2018

Furniture to facilitate privacy: As seen at Orgatec 2018

From phone booths and fully-enclosed systems through to high-backed desking options and chairs – here are seven of the latest furniture pieces that promote privacy in a new age of workplace quietness.

Indesign’s Orgatec soirée

Indesign’s Orgatec soirée

The grey skies of Cologne were not enough to dampen the spirits for an Aussie design cohort. Coming together at the Radisson Blu, our Orgatec event was the perfect backdrop for the community to share a drink and swap stories.

The Australian design industry comes together to help the drought-affected farming community

The Australian design industry comes together to help the drought-affected farming community

With the Drought Relief Sale, Zenith raises a large sum to help farming communities affected by drought in the dry zone.

Breakout spaces that break the traditional paradigm: The University of Canberra

Breakout spaces that break the traditional paradigm: The University of Canberra

University life is about so much more than attending classes. With such spaced out schedules, it’s no surprise so many students choose to spend their downtime on campus – studying, relaxing, socialising. These activities need dedicated spaces and dedicated furniture to encourage healthy student life.

Catering for the new age of hospitality design with Zenith

Catering for the new age of hospitality design with Zenith

As we set the table for a new era of hospitality design, Zenith presents innovative, unique solutions that balance style and performance.

Ningaloo

Ningaloo

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

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.

5 minutes with… Sean Dix!

5 minutes with… Sean Dix!

On his recent tour of New Zealand, we caught up with Sean Dix on the aspects of contemporary design that continue to influence his inimitable practice.

Australia’s design community rallies to help farmers suffering from drought

Australia’s design community rallies to help farmers suffering from drought

Zenith produces a mega clearance initiative to assist Aussie Helpers – a charity ensuring wellbeing and survival for communities affected by rural drought.

The Wild, Wild West: Zenith celebrates Western Australia’s design community

The Wild, Wild West: Zenith celebrates Western Australia’s design community

With its showroom in West Perth, Zenith demonstrates a firm grasp of Western Australia’s emerging commercial sector and characteristic quirkiness.

5 minutes with … Benjamin Hubert of LAYER!

5 minutes with … Benjamin Hubert of LAYER!

With AXYL, his new range of furniture in collaboration with Allermuir, Benjamin Hubert reinforces the importance of substance, style and sustainability.

Sydney’s satellite celebration – the Zenith INDE.Awards Live Telecast

Sydney’s satellite celebration – the Zenith INDE.Awards Live Telecast

As the Official Platinum Partner of the INDE.Awards 2018, Zenith’s Sydney showroom played host to the official viewing party, with all the winners and celebrations streamed live from the Singapore awards show.

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.

The excellence of Asia Pacific’s design in 2018: ONE project stood out above the crowd

The excellence of Asia Pacific’s design in 2018: ONE project stood out above the crowd

The top architects and designers from across the world – our INDE jury – has selected ONE project that exemplifies the best our region has to offer.

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 …

Five minutes with … Schamburg + Alvisse!

Five minutes with … Schamburg + Alvisse!

Following their recent win at the Good Design Awards (2018) for the EDO Streetscape, we catch up with the NZ powerhouse Schamburg + Alvisse.

The ancient back streets of Tokyo inspires the workplace of the future

The ancient back streets of Tokyo inspires the workplace of the future

As Schamburg + Alvisse launch its latest – EDO Streetscape – we investigate the unique design story behind the collection.

Design For The Way We WANT To Work: Presenting Candlefox HQ

Design For The Way We WANT To Work: Presenting Candlefox HQ

Candlefox HQ is shortlisted in the 2018 INDE.Awards. Here we investigate its inspiring design journey to achieve a truly inclusive workplace for all.

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.

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.

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.

Team Zenith is back on board for this year’s INDE.Awards

Team Zenith is back on board for this year’s INDE.Awards

Zenith returns to the INDE.Awards in 2018 as Platinum Partner. Taking the Asia Pacific’s best design to the global stage, we look forward to celebrating this region’s most excellent in creative practice.

Indesign Luminary: Charles Wilson

Indesign Luminary: Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson‘s career as a successful and innovative furniture and industrial designer has had a seemingly unstoppable upward trajectory.

Zenith’s First Anniversary Fiesta in Singapore

Zenith’s First Anniversary Fiesta in Singapore

Its already been a year? Zenith celebrated its first year in Singapore with a showroom fiesta!

Welcome To The Age Of Asia Pacific

Welcome To The Age Of Asia Pacific

As the global economy shifts to become more interconnected than ever and new manufacturing hubs crop up around the world, Asia Pacific is leading the way.

Do Designers Have A Responsibility To Manufacturers?

Do Designers Have A Responsibility To Manufacturers?

The A+D world faces a precarious future: dwindling local expertise, unlikely local capacity, and a race we thought was heading toward the bottom but seems, instead, to be heading nowhere.

Happy Third Birthday To Zenith In Hong Kong!

Happy Third Birthday To Zenith In Hong Kong!

As Zenith celebrates their third anniversary in Hong Kong, we look to some of the brand’s landmark achievements in designing the Asia Pacific A+D world.

Is Design Too Important To Leave To You, The Designers?

Is Design Too Important To Leave To You, The Designers?

Let’s ask the best design minds currently working in the most important sector … health.

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…

A New Frontier For Modularity : ‘Mix’ It Up With Zenith Design Studio

A New Frontier For Modularity : ‘Mix’ It Up With Zenith Design Studio

With a design intent driven by empowering the end-user – be it individual or team – SOL-MIX aims to celebrate a new frontier for flexibility in the workplace.

Zenith Design Studio Has Just Won The War For Talent

Zenith Design Studio Has Just Won The War For Talent

Can design really make a difference to the international problem of attracting, retaining and building talent?

Zenith Unites The Region

Zenith Unites The Region

As the Official Platinum Partner of the 2017 INDE.Awards, Zenith is bringing the entire Asia Pacific region together!

5 Minutes With… Schamburg + Alvisse

5 Minutes With… Schamburg + Alvisse

Sustainable furniture pioneers Marc Schamburg and Michael Alvisse were in Singapore recently to hold a series of presentations and conversations with interior designers. We caught up with them at Zenith’s Singapore showroom to hear their latest news.

What Does 60 Years in Design Look Like? – IDL

What Does 60 Years in Design Look Like? – IDL

We take a 60-year trip down memory lane, looking at the development of one of Australia’s most significant manufacturer and supplier of commercial furniture … Zenith Interiors.

In Profile: Sean Dix – IDL

In Profile: Sean Dix – IDL

“What’s really nice about being a designer is this idea that, theoretically, you should be able to design anything.”

Agile in Adelaide and Perth

Agile in Adelaide and Perth

Zenith Interiors launched a collection of exciting new products in unstructured office settings to demonstrate agility in the workplace across their showrooms in Australia.

Top three things you need to know about Zenith Interiors

Top three things you need to know about Zenith Interiors

For an Australian company that has been around since the early 1950s, you’d think you’d know all there is to know about them. But here’s three things you might be surprised to learn what the Zenith brand is all about…

Zenith Launches Agile – IDL

Zenith Launches Agile – IDL

Zenith Interiors launched a collection of exciting new products in unstructured office settings to demonstrate agility in the workplace.

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.

Zenith Dinner Series NSW

Zenith Dinner Series NSW

Zenith’s Sydney showroom was a little less about furniture and all about good food last week