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Behind the interior at the Rigg Design Prize

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Behind the interior at the Rigg Design Prize

This year the NGV’s Rigg Design Prize asked ten practices to delve behind the cultural, historical, material and technological aspects of society that inform and shape today’s ‘domestic living’. more space takes a look at the studios who responded to the challenge, and the ideas and design processes behind each interior.

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Venice!

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Venice!

While the Venice Architecture Biennale is in full swing, more space goes inside the 16th century Palazzo Papadopoli now home to the Aman Grand Canal Hotel. Originally designed n 1570 the latest intervention by Jean-Michel Gathy embraces the palace’s opulent history, layering it with a curated collection of contemporary design.

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Inside Iceland's Blue Lagoon with Basalt Architects

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Inside Iceland's Blue Lagoon with Basalt Architects

For Reykjavik-based architects Basalt, it is the geographic context deep in the lava on a private inlet of the titular lagoon that shaped The Retreat, a new addition to the Blue Lagoon Hotel recently nominated for a prestigious Mies van der Rohe award and featuring furniture by B&B Italia and Maxalto.

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SP01 in Milan, and now Vienna, LA, Paris...

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SP01 in Milan, and now Vienna, LA, Paris...

It’s official, Milan Design Week 2018 was the city’s biggest gathering ever with half a million visitors in just six days. Now that the dust has settled, more space revisits the week’s highlights with a look at Australian brand SP01 that just over a year since its debut is represented around the world, from Los Angeles to Toronto, London, Paris and Vienna.

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The Moderns, a design legacy

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The Moderns, a design legacy

We visit the Rose Seidler House for a spring picnic tour with Space and a group of architects, engineers and designers from across Australia. Nearly 70-years since the house was completed, its popularity reveals even more than Harry Seidler's exciting and radical vision for the suburban home in 1950.

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Inside the high tech hand made world of Edra

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Inside the high tech hand made world of Edra

With legendary art director Massimo Morozzi, founders Valerio and Monica Mazzei launched Edra in the final days of the Memphis movement, developing an advanced research hub where designers, including Zaha Hadid, Francesco Binfaré and Fernando and Humberto Campana, helped establish Edra's reputation as the avant-garde of the Italian design industry.

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Introducing... the Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

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Introducing... the Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

From headquarters in Red Hook, Brooklyn – one of New York's emerging artisan communities and a diverse mix of metal workers, glass blowers, distilleries and chocolate makers – it's no wonder founders Jean Lee and Dylan Davis are producing work that balances playful experimentation and rational function across furniture, lighting, objects and interiors.

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Ettore Sottsass: architect, poet and master of Memphis

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Ettore Sottsass: architect, poet and master of Memphis

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.

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Artichoke Night School

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Artichoke Night School

Artichoke magazine brought design enthusiasts together in Brisbane to explore the topic of 'Blurred lines: Designing hybrid interior spaces' at the new Space Furniture showroom in Fortitude Valley.

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Gebrüder Thonet Vienna x Front

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Gebrüder Thonet Vienna x Front

Drawing on the past but not getting lost in it, the Gebrüder Thonet Vienna group is working with some of the most interesting designers today, including the Stockholm-based Swedish trio Front.

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A little birdie told me

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A little birdie told me

In his first collaboration with Moooi, London-based designer Umut Yamac has created an interactive light called Perch that plays on his interest in design that moves us, and a fascination with birds.

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