In Melbourne, the Open House platform has gained momentum, bringing the public into the conversation and asking questions about what we as communities want our cities to be. We talk with Emma Telfer, Open House Melbourne's Executive Director, about the importance of architecture programs that engage the community in city making.
A career designing: buildings, furniture, electronics, ceramics, lighting, jewellery and textiles, Ettore Sottsass was a man of the world who wrote poetry and collected friends including Allen Ginssberg, Max Ernst, Bob Dylan and Pablo Picasso,. His work pushed and prodded the industry's new toy in the 1950s: industrialisation, to create designs that expressed an attitude that continues to connect today.
In the final episode of ‘A Life Individual’ we are immersed into the creative worlds of music and design. Join us as we visit Gillianne and Allan Griffiths at their beautiful home on the Mornington Peninsula.
Award-winning architect Brad Swartz has just received the 2017 Emerging Interior Design Practice Award from the Australian Institute of Design and it’s no wonder, in the last two years his Sydney studio has won a string of accolades for apartments that are inventive and punch way beyond their size.
Launched at the MAXXI museum in Rome a year on from Zaha Hadid’s untimely death, 'Zaha Hadid in Italy' highlights the seminal Italian buildings and projects shaping the practice that include the R&D collaboration with Italian manufacturer B&B Italia that produced the iconic Moon System.
Stylist, teacher, traveller, writer, Megan Morton’s career began at Inside Out magazine at a time when Australian stylists were elevating the art of the edit. On the eve of her next trip to France and India, we catch up in her Sydney studio to discuss the creative process, her belief in the power of sharing, and the “tangents and random threads” that shape a layered life.
In this episode of 'A Life Individual', artist Andrea Sullivan invites us into her Sydney home and shares the ideas behind her artwork and why colour plays such an important role throughout her beautifully decorated home.
Edra's Boa sofa may have found a new home in the Hollywood Hills with Kendall Jenner, but its roots are grounded in the cultural history of Brazil and the traditions of craftsmanship reinterpreted by the Sao Paulo-based and internationally renowned, Estudio Campana.
Under the neon lights of "A Life Individual”, white lab coats, an inflatable dinosaur, and furniture by the world’s best brands, transformed the Space installation with humour and style wrapped up in a series of graphic b&w screens, a technique made famous by design radicals Archizoom that set the scene for the perfect Instagram vignette.
Space Asia celebrates 10 years in Kuala Lumpur at a time when the city is embracing a fresh take on regional architecture, with local and international architects leading the way on new thinking across city-making and residential interiors.
Euroluce is the barometer for light innovation. This year the festival lit a path across Milan, from the Brera district to the famous Spazio Krizia, unveiling artful installations and new works by Studio Formafantasma, Tokujin Yoshioka, Nendo, Edward van Vliet, and more...
"For me, making a magical house is a bit like cooking. It is never just one ingredient that makes it great, and a lot of it has to do with the love, with the care, attention and time - you just can’t do it fast, it’s part of an ongoing story that is largely autobiographical."
Designer Francesco Beinfaré may be in his late-70s but his radical thinking and artistic approach is more relevant that ever, with his new sofa Pack and Chiara demanding attention for both its design and its commentary on the world around us.
Part showroom, part concept shop, Over/Under is a new installation for SP01 in Soho, New York City, designed with the Brooklyn-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio to mark the US launch for the Australian brand.
One of the first women to graduate in architecture from the prestigious Milan Polytechnic in the 1940s, Anna Castelli Ferrieri was a design maverick who co-founded the Kartell company with her husband Guilio Castelli in 1949 and as its art director changed the international landscape of design.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's first collection for Cassina includes the Cotone armchair and the Baleno shelving system that express the Bouroullec's interest in process and making, perfectly balanced by Cassina's artisanal and industrial skills.
See inside the home of surgeon Terry Wu which features in the ‘A Life Individual’ campaign for Space Furniture – "I feel a deep responsibility to nurture and support cultural endeavours", Wu explains, "both for the community and for our children’s future."
Marking the company's 90th birthday, Cassina produced a collection with new friends and old – going back to the archives with Gio Ponti and Mario Bellini, while future gazing at the influences shaping how we will live tomorrow with Patricia Urquiola, Konstantin Grcic and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
The Australian design brand SP01 made its international debut at Milan Design Week with the launch of the group's indoor collection by Metrica – the award winning Milan-based design studio, and outdoor collection by Tom Fereday – a rising star of Australian design.
At the Milan Furniture Fair this month, Moooi launched 'A life Extraordinary', featuring new works by familiar faces and newcomers, all set against the opulent photographic backdrop of insects in hyper-colour detail.
Although for many the Ghost chair is more recognisable than the designer who created it, for designers, Cini Boeri's exploration into material and technique has set a precedent for practice, while establishing its manufacturer Fiam as a maker of makers.
The architectural exploration of design is the focus of a new book by Cassina, 'This Will Be The Place', a renewed collaboration with the internationally renowned designer Konstantin Grcic, and the Soft Props sofa – all soon to be released at this year's Milan Furniture Fair.
The National Gallery of Victoria launches a new show, 'Creating the Contemporary Chair', featuring key design pieces from the Space Furniture collection, including the Ghost chair by Cini Boeri, the Rose chair by Masanori Umeda, and the Post Mundus chair by Martino Gamper.
For Italian architect and designer Antonio Cittero, a 25-year collaboration with Kartell shows the depth with which the Italian design industry supports the great designers, and for Kartell that relationship has produced some of their most significant designs.
World-leading iItalian furniture maker Cassina returns to Space, with its prestigious collection firmly under the wing of art director and celebrated Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. This return to the fold is both timely and significant with Patricia last heading to Australia to celebrate Space’s 20th birthday in 2013.