100 Chairs in 100 Days: Martino Gamper

30 Nov, 2015

Renowned for his cross-disciplinary and culturally responsive approach to design, London-based Martino Gamper came to major acclaim with 100 Chairs in 100 Days. In this project Gamper collected disused chairs from London alleyways and friends’ homes and reassembled them — one per day — into poetic and often humorous forms….

Ai Weiwei in Conversation at The National Gallery of Victoria

30 Nov, 2015

The National Gallery of Victoria confirmed today that Ai Weiwei, artist, activist and one of the world’s most significant contemporary artists, will travel to Melbourne for the opening of the NGV’s major world-first exhibition Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, which has been developed by the NGV in collaboration with The…

Melbourne unites to support renewable energy

30 Nov, 2015

In an Australian first, some of Melbourne’s most iconic businesses, universities, cultural institutions and Councils have united to drive new investment in renewable energy. Led by the City of Melbourne, the consortium includes the University of Melbourne, RMIT, National Australia Bank, NEXTDC, the City of Port Phillip, Moreland City Council,…

Invisible Architecture

27 Nov, 2015

Leading environmental design consultancy Atelier Ten celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, marking a landmark in its journey from a small London-based studio to an international thought-leader with a portfolio that includes some of the world’s most celebrated high-performance buildings Established in London in 1990 by a group of progressive engineers, Atelier Ten…

DesignOffice’s Pop Down Bar

26 Nov, 2015

Winner at IDEA 2015 and recipient of a high commendation at the Eat Drink Design awards 2015, DesignOffice’s Pop Down Bar in American ash has been repurposed to highlight the environmental impact of American hardwood use. The Pop Down Bar was unveiled in 2014 as the launch venue for the…

The Big Design Market

25 Nov, 2015

The Big Design Market is back again on 4, 5 and 6 December bringing together the best of independent Australian and international design for 3 huge days at Melbourne’s iconic Royal Exhibition Building. A wonderland for Christmas shoppers with over 230 stallholders, it’s the ultimate destination for those who value…

Roji Respite

24 Nov, 2015

With a lovely brief to reflect the philosophies of the surrounding development as well as the products used in the salon, Craig Tan Architects was asked to include “a connection to nature, sustainability and the use of organic ingredients and natural materials” in their recent project. The Roji Salon is entered…

World Architecture Festival

20 Nov, 2015

A Manhattan transport hub, a ballet school in St Petersburg and an olive oil factory in Uruguay were all winners at the recent World Architecture Festival Awards. In the Culture Completed Buildings category, Soma City Home for All in Japan, by Klein Dytham Architecture, was victorious. This pro bono project is an…

Timber Memory and Summer Light at Craft

18 Nov, 2015

Timber Memory is a survey of Victorian woodwork from the 80s until now, presenting highlights from the State Craft Collection in conjunction with contemporary timber makers. The rare opportunity to access and exhibit the Victorian State Craft Collection and pair these with contemporary pieces celebrates the talent and history of Victorian makers working with…

The Design Circus

17 Nov, 2015

Schiavello has announced it will sponsor the Design Circus 2015, a three-day event shining the spotlight on design in Perth. Focused on inspiring a culture of design in Western Australia, the event aims to educate visitors through interactive workshops with world-renowned designers and fun exhibits from leading brands including Schiavello. “In…