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Hassett Park takes home the 202020 Vision Green Design Award

13 Jun, 2017

Hassett Park in Campbell, ACT has been awarded the 202020 Vision Green Design Award at the Good Design Awards Ceremony held in Sydney last week. Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects designed the grassy oasis; taking home the stand-alone award, which recognises and celebrates the…

Melbourne park goes solar

11 Jun, 2017

A new play facility has arrived at Melbourne’s Fitzroy Adventure Playground. It’s not a slide, nor is it a set of monkey bars. It’s something very different. This playscape installation is titled Coal Flowers. The commanding and intriguing structure accommodates 25 solar panels, which generate and utilise renewable energy for…

New Castlemaine Eco Village Creates a Stir

10 Jun, 2017

Castlemaine is the home of a new eco village that is set to create new standards for sustainable living in Australia. Even before the official launch, Melbournians have been travelling up to Castlemaine to the informal Coffee Q&A sessions to learn more about this path-breaking new development. The Paddock Eco…

Clubhouse by Dowel Jones

9 Jun, 2017

Dowel Jones’ largest presentation to date, Clubhouse, has opened. Clubhouse is set within the large 450 square metre space of The Stables in North Melbourne. Open from the 7-12 June, the exhibition will see Dowel Jones present a multitude of new pieces set alongside their current products, as well as an interactive…

Denfair 2017 highlights

8 Jun, 2017

Denfair 2017 has officially begun. The eclectic showcase brings together designers from all industries, representing the zenith of creativity and innovation. Read on for a roundup of our favourite products and designers at Denfair this year. Tait has invited Adam Goodrum to create their new outdoor collection, Trace. The culmination…

Velce’s Active Stool to launch at Denfair

7 Jun, 2017

Velce’s Active Stool is being launched this week at Denfair in Melbourne 8-10 June as part of the Front Centre exhibit, representing New South Wales design. Anna and Ricardo, Velce’s founders, have spent the last two years researching sitting and seating and why ergonomic seating, despite the growing realisation that…

Marine Debris Bakelite Project

6 Jun, 2017

How would you like to purchase beautiful, functional, collectable objects, designed by some of the world’s best designers and clean up our oceans at the same time? Supercyclers’ Sarah K and Andrew Simpson have developed a new material created from 100 per cent recycled plastic collected from Australian beaches after…

Bower Studio to build Wadeye Culture Centre

5 Jun, 2017

University of Melbourne students are working together with the Aboriginal community in Wadeye to build a permanent home for precious and historic cultural collections. The Melbourne School of Design’s Bower Studio has partnered with The Faculty of Arts’ Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and the Thamarrurr Development Corporation to…

Denfair’s Speaker Space program

4 Jun, 2017

The Speaker Space program has now been unveiled for Denfair’s 2017 Third Edition. The diverse program for Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary design event includes an array of design thought-leaders from Australia and abroad. Design editor Nicky Lobo has curated the program for the inaugural talks series, exploring Australian design futures and…

AFDA finalists announced

1 Jun, 2017

JamFactory and Stylecraft are thrilled to announce six outstanding finalists have been selected for the 2017 Australian Furniture Design Awards. The judges reviewed 103 entries from all around Australia, including some from eligible Australian designers in the US, Canada and Singapore, all hoping to win the $20,000 cash prize and…