Formafantasma is the studio of Italian designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin who met while studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Their work explores craft and industry, and often involves new ways of engaging their audience through furniture, objects, lighting and exhibitions. They recently began a collaboration with Brooklyn-based lighting studio Roll & Hill. more space caught up with the duo who share both work and life together.
Design studio Pierce Widera is interior designer Amy Pierce and architect Nat Widera, who met while working together at Chris Connell Design. Since opening their own office they have completed a diversity of projects, from a teeny tiny 35 square metre café, to a co-working space and a multi-level hospitality project. more space caught up with the talented duo to talk design, friendship and the influences that shape their practice.
He is a designer whose big ideas have helped write the narrative for a string of name hotels across South East Asia. more space caught up with Nic Graham to discuss ideas and design process, and why the big hotels are getting braver.
Not a design company that follows the status quo, more space talks with Edra’s Niccolò Mazzei who grew up in the family business amongst the designers and the history of craftsmanship and innovation in Tuscany, and where knowledge runs deep and curiosity begins each new collection.
Space Encounters is Gijs Baks, Stijn de Weerd, Joost Baks and Remi Versteeg, and a team of international architects, designers, artists, stylists, product designers and landscape architects based in Amsterdam. more space recently caught up with Stijn de Weerd to talk about design, experimentation and the future.
more space recently caught up with Nexus Associate and Senior Interior Designer Lucy Marczyk, to talk about curiosity, design collaboration and diversity, and the creative gear shift required to work in a dynamic design studio.
Designer Arihiro Miyake is on the go. With a studio in Helsinki, any given week might also find Miyake in Amsterdam with Moooi, in Milan visitng the many collaborators and manufacterurs he works with, or in Japan working on a new interior. more space caught up with the designer to find out more…
The Melbourne design studio founded by architect Gilad Ritz and interior architect Jean-Paul Ghougassian is building a reputation for finely honed interiors that have won the duo a prestigious AIDA Emerging Interior Design Practice Award and a loyal following.
A range of bespoke lights for Roll & Hill, a series of playful, kinetic hanging mobiles, and, most recently, a sophisticated interior installation for Australian brand SP01's New York launch. We catch up with Ladies & Gentlemen Studio's Jean Lee and Dylan Davis to hear about their new studio in Brooklyn, the people who have inspired their design journey, and the projects we can expect from them in 2018.
For architect and designer Achille Castiglioni, the answer to that question is curiosity. To celebrate his 100th birthday, we catch up with Giovanna Castiglioni at the Foundation Achille Castiglioni to find out more about the year-long program of events that share the work of a man who truly understood design.
Studio Juju is Singapore designers Priscilla Lui and Timo Wong. Their work traverses furniture, products and interiors and carries the spirit of 1960s contemporary art – minimal in form, often saturated in colour, and embedded with an optimism that says "hello, let's try something new".
Nestled amongst pristine rainforest in Byron Bay, the newly renovated Byron at Byron is the first resort by Sydney-based design firm Luchetti Krelle. more space caught up with Rachel Luchetti to discuss the brief, the new restaurant for chef Matthew Kemp, and the design influence of the traditional Australian verandah.
At a time when hotels are looking to design with fresh eyes, more space caught up with Tracey to discuss where hotels are heading, the impact of the sharing economy, her favourite places in the world to stay, and why designers may be holding the golden ticket.
New Zealand born and London-based, Tim Rundle has designed the latest collection for Australian brand SP01 inspired by design history, making, an Australian colour palette and bringing together a diverse mix of materials. more space caught up with Tim to chat about the ideas and influences behind the new range.
Rising above the gritty, urban heart of Sydney, Cleveland Rooftop designed by Adam Haddow of SJB, balances equal parts architecture and landscape and is a living case study for how cities could and should develop – while demonstrating first-hand how embracing nature shapes a happier life.
We meet Spanish designer Jaime Hayon whose ideas across art and design are big and colourful, always fun, and in recent years have included a large green chicken, a giant porcelain doll, and a zebra-striped polar bear wearing a gold top hat.
We travel to Hotel Il Sereno on the shores of Lake Como to meet hotelier Luis Contreras whose family has established remarkable hotels where design, tradition and nature meet – and where luxury is being redefined with the help of designer Patricia Urquiola and furniture maker B&B Italia.
Piero Lissoni's studio is a thriving creative hub, with projects from furniture to hotels to the visual identity for the International Film Festival in Venice We meet Piero Lissoni's first collection with B&B Italia – Saké and Formiche – a collaboration that began over dinner with founder Piero Busnelli more than 20 years ago.
To mark their 90th anniversary, Italian furniture manufacturer Cassina has released This Will Be The Place, a book that boldly examines the territory of the future in tune with the present and the past, with surprisingly diverse results.
more space caught up with Formwerkz director Gwen Tan to discuss the studio's love of plants and design experimentation, the impact of narrative in their work, and the testing of design ideas in Tan's own house that have resulted in a new understanding of nature and architecture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each February Sweden hosts Stockholm Design Week for more than 700 exhibitors from around the world, transforming the city with shows at dinner parties and vernissage cocktails, galleries and museums – the perfect platform for an emerging designer with a knock-out new collection.
Meet DesignOffice’s Damien Mulvihill and Mark Simpson who are fast gaining a reputation for interiors full of inspiration and immersive experiences designed to engage us in the real world.
Meet philanthropist Naomi Milgrom AO whose support of architecture and design via the MPavilion project is shaping new ways of seeing the city through collective creativity.
Your bedroom should be the ultimate expression of relaxation and luxury. David Hartikainen, New South Wales Showroom Manager at Space Furniture, discusses how best to create a luxurious bedroom design in your home.
We go behind the brand with Desirée de Jong, Moooi art director and graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven who joined Marcel Wanders Studio when Moooi was just a dream.
Meet Kylie Dorotic and Alicia McKimm, cofounders of the Melbourne design studio We Are Huntly and winners of the 2016 Emerging Interior Design Practice Award.