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At The Forefront

Architecture

A Japanese Sensibility Guides A Singaporean Residence

The Faber Drive House by HYLA Architects showcases all the goodness well-designed courtyards can bring into a semi-detached home.

Design Hunters

4 Ways In Which Richard Munao Has Seen The Consumption Of Design Shift

With a 20-years-in-business milestone under his belt, who better to talk to than CULT founder and Managing Director Richard Munao about the changing landscape of design consumption in Australia.

Architecture

Twin Townhouses In Melbourne Reveal A Hamburger-Like Plan

The Linardi Townhouse in Collingwood, Melbourne, shows what can be achieved on the smallest of sites. Built vertically over six levels, these twin townhouses are beautifully crafted by designers and owners Jesse and Seada Linardi.

Design Hunters

International Style: A Reference Point For When East Met West

When International Style began making waves in Europe in the early 20th century, it didn’t take long to make its way down the globe into South East Asia. But the real magic happened at the crossing point between east and west.

Architecture

The Successful Transformation Of A Tricky Space In Hong Kong

A flat in Hong Kong has seen a drastic evolution – or indeed revolution – changing into a mixed use living and working space, taking inspiration from the spatial design of communal village spaces. After all, as they say sometimes, it takes a village…

Architecture

Urban Retreat: The Westin Debuts In Perth

A new standard of contemporary design and luxury arrives in Western Australia, with the opening of its first Westin Hotel in the east end of the CBD.

INDE Awards Timeline

Tapping Into One Of Singapore’s Most Engaging Designers: Olivia Lee

The Singaporean-born and based, Central Saint Martins-educated designer founded her eponymous studio in 2013. Since then her portfolio has bounced back and forth between industrial and spatial design.

The INDE.Awards 2018 Shortlist Has Been Released!

In the second year of Indesign Media’s INDE.Awards, more than 400 incredibly diverse projects, people, products and ideas – widespread across the Asia Pacific – were submitted into the running. The esteemed jury of the 2018 INDE.Awards have made their selections. Here they are…

Modern Living Is An Art Form – Here’s How To Perfect It

We’ve never been more high-tech, never been more ‘connected’. But, what does modern living look like? Let’s ask Gaggenau, your 2018 partner for the Living Space at the INDE.Awards!

Celebrating Hecker Guthrie’s New Melbourne Retail Space

Step inside this new Melbourne retail showroom by Hecker Guthrie and see how Schiavello embarks on a new era of design for the Australian market.

From our Friends

A Bundle Of Joy

Soft, gentle, inviting. The Bundle Sofa makes a compelling argument for why the sofa is the most important piece in your living room.

Liebherr And Things To Know About Wine Cellars

Like a kid in a candy store or a bookworm in a bookshop, wine connoisseurs know the value of vintage bottle stored correctly. And Liebherr’s new built-in dual zone wine cellar is here to provide that home.

ILVE cooking up designs for true foodies

As Australia continues to foster a world-class foodie culture, more and more home cooks are searching for innovative equipment to cater to their growing needs. ILVE has always been at the forefront of the foodie movement, with ILVE Australia heavily influencing the design of their global appliances.

Cooler Design, Fresher Food With Vario

Fitting within standard integrated spaces, the newly launched Vario 200 series refrigerators are the perfect solution to modern refrigeration.

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From The Archive

Design Hunters

The Odyssey

Marc Newson is Australia’s most well-known designer. Yet his peripatetic nature has led him far from these Fatal Shores.

Interiors

Rejuvenating A Yarra Valley Icon

The Domaine Chandon Winery has been a fixture of the verdant Yarra Valley for over 30 years. So when the global Moët Hennessy sparkling wine house approached Melbourne designers Foolscap Studio, the stakes were high to not only produce a high-end hospitality experience for the new world, but also preserve the legacy of a three-decade old icon.

Homes

Atelier Here, At One With Nature

Across the way from a park, and backed by a hilly forest, Ang Mo Kio Residence by atelier here embraces the surrounding foliage for its four residents.

Design Products

Grafunkt Welcomes Ariake

Wood, ink, paper, leather – Ariake offers impeccably crafted furniture pieces designed by an international team with a unique Japanese twist.

Happenings

Melanie Katsalidis’ Store Launch

Inimitable local jeweller Melanie Katsalidis rings out 2017 with a new virtual home for her heart-stopping finery.

Design Hunters

The Fix-It Man

Melbourne creative director Lou Weis not only helms Broached Commissions, he consults to designers and brands in need of ideas.

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