XO Chair by Workshopped combines classic proportions and contemporary lines

Rye Dunsmuir's XO Chair by Workshopped combines classic proportions, contemporary lines and age-old processes to ensure sustainability through longevity.

Can we appreciate Design as Art?

No one takes down a painting after two years because it’s out of fashion - what makes design different?

Nendo showcases innovative ‘seven doors’ collection for Abe Kogyo

Prolific Japanese design studio Nendo has launched yet another product range in their burgeoning collection, this time with the reinterpretation of the simple wooden door.

How to properly achieve timeless design

Timeless Design – it’s a term bandied about the design industry almost more than any other. But what is it that makes a design truly stand the test of time

Chip off the old Block

Danish designer Simon Legald has channelled the classic design of tray tables in designing Block.

Designing for Local Needs

How important is it to design for a local market, and what benefits are there for designers who keep location a focus

Twisting the classics

Newly launched furniture design firm White Furniture Design designs Australian made furniture from its space on the Gold Coast

The importance of supporting Australian design

Nobody would argue over how important it is to support Australian design. Not just great for building the local industry, supporting Australian design will only increase the quality and range of design options available to us all

Cult’s revamped LC50 Collection celebrates Le Corbusier

Throughout 2015 Cult and Cassina will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant collections of contemporary design, the LC Collection, along with the commemoration of the 50 years since Le Corbusier passed away

At Home with Hansen and Hayon

At this year’s Milan Design Fair, Danish furniture brand Fritz Hansen accompanied the release of a new dining and lounge chair by Jaime Hayon with a softer, more welcoming showroom feel. Indesign managing editor Lorenzo Logi caught up with the Spanish designer on the occasion

Why Support Emerging Designers?

It's a nice idea to support emerging designers. But aside from that, what are the benefits of doing so? What do we as consumers get out of buying these new designs and what does it mean for the future of the design industry?

Saving the Industry from the Replica Plight

Last week we looked at copyright and design laws, which relate to the form of a design. In Part 3, we discuss what can be done about the common practice of replica furniture being sold by association with the name of the original designer, design or brand.

Continuing the Replica Design Fight

In Part two of our series with K&L Gates on replica designs, we look at the ways in which new and original designs can be protected.


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