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Living in Quiet Luxury

For all the impacts the pandemic has had on our collective lives, perhaps the biggest impact that multi-residential developers are noticing is the shift in how people view their home spaces. “As people have spent more time at home, they’re now looking at their homes through a new lens,” confirms Fabrizio Perilli, CEO of TOGA. TOGA is the boutique developer behind The Hunter, located in Sydney’s Double Bay. This exclusive clutch of high-end apartments – just 13 in all – symbolises many of the qualities that new homeowners are now seeking from high-density living situations. “Features such as accessibility, flexible spaces for work, green spaces, large living spaces, appropriately-sized balconies, outside areas and being close to the action of cultural hubs is front and centre of mind,” says Fabrizio. “Many of these features include spaciousness and exceptional amenity.” All of which have proven successful at The Hunter, he says. The development, designed by architects Cottee Parker JPRA, integrates features which you might typically find in a generous freestanding home. Oversized living and dining areas, high-end finishes and V-ZUG Swiss appliances, elegant coffered ceilings with soft LED lights, home automation systems. Drawing this together is a “clean simple design philosophy” which sees the “living and bedroom spaces simply defined, and a seamless connection between internal and external living spaces”, according to Cottee Parker Architects’ Brad Sharpe. “With the living areas connecting directly to the outdoor covered terrace areas, the casual outdoor living environment extends from the outdoor space through to the kitchen,” notes Brad. Within this microcosm of comfort dwells a considered selection of gourmet-standard appliances that support the “connected, functional and spacious environment” and that experience of living in quiet luxury. “The clean detailing and uncomplicated design lines of the V-ZUG appliances made them the appropriate choice for use within the clean, uncomplicated design aesthetic,” highlights Brad. “The appliances sit comfortably within the [apartments’] various kitchen design configurations [and] the quality of the appliances matches the high quality of the kitchen finishes.” The architectural vision has certainly paid off; residents at The Hunter share in TOGA and Cottee Parker JPRA’s passion for connected and comfortable living. “We love the open plan design for our kitchen and living room,” say residents Peter and Christine Esho. And “we love the V-ZUG appliances as they match the quality design of the kitchen.” Most importantly, they support the Eshos in living a life of togetherness with their children. “They are user-friendly and we enjoy using them to cook meals with our kids,” they say. The very embodiment of connected, understated luxury for modern living. [gallery ids="107237,107234"]abc
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Super Design presents: the Best of Kitchens

The kitchen is an ever-evolving space. Bringing together technology and design like no other room in the home, the kitchen is always brimming with new updates, trends and products. With Super Design just one week away, we’re offering you a front row seat to expand your knowledge in all things kitchen and immerse yourselves in a schedule specifically curated to bring you up to date with the latest and greatest. Get ready to discover the newest products, innovations and design trends from the best names in global design. You’ll go behind the scenes to discover exclusive content and take a front row seat in supercharged design discussions. Coming to you November 16-27, don’t miss your chance to experience the design dimension. Register now or read on to discover the best of Kitchens.

Cantilever

A Future-Proofed Approach to Design November 25 Digital 

Design for longevity is not just a value, it’s a way of life. And it all begins with the designer and manufacturer. Meet four of Australia’s most sustainably led design brands as they discuss their distinct approach to design for longevity and unique vision for modern living. From their innovation hubs to your home, each brand delivers future proofed designs with extraordinary results. Here’s how you can, too. This session is brought to you by Cantilever,  a design focussed Kitchen manufacture company, committed to creating user-centred products designed and made for longevity. Speakers: Justin Hutchinson Travis Dean Vanessa Katsanevakis Nic Naes  

Sub-Zero and Wolf

A Showroom Space to Learn How to Enhance Your Kitchen November 18 Digital 

Sub-Zero and Wolf is firmly at the forefront of high-end, design and technology-led refrigeration and cooking appliances in the kitchen. For the newly opened showroom space in Surry Hills, Sydney, they’ve collaborated with celebrated multi-disciplinary designer Adele Bates to create a physical space that facilitates education, experimentation and in-depth consultation so that consumers and A+D professionals walk away with a complete understanding of the unique design possibilities of Sub-Zero and Wolf and how the range can complement, and indeed, enhance their kitchens, homes and lifestyles. Join host Alice Blackwood as she takes a deep-dive into this project, with Adele, Andrew Mumford and James Moore of Sub-Zero & Wolf sharing their insights on how design facilitated a unique and ultra specific brief. Speakers:  Adele Bates Andrew Mumford Alice Blackwood  

The Rebirth of the Kitchen November 23 Digital 

Join Meryl Hare (Hare & Klein), Simona Castagna (Minosa), Joanne Lawless (Lawless & Meyerson) and Greg Natale (Greg Natale Design) as we look at how the kitchen has come to hero everything from sustainability to technological innovation, family life and the new work-from-home wave. Speakers:  Alice Blackwood Meryl Hare Joanne Lawless Greg Natale Simona Castagna  

Experience the Sub-Zero Wolf Showroom 

November 20 11am-12pm November 20 2:00pm-3:00pm November 26 10am-11am November 26 4pm-5pm Sub-Zero and Wolf is at the forefront of high-end, design and technology-led refrigeration and cooking appliances in the kitchen. The newly opened showroom space in Surry Hills, Sydney, designed by celebrated multi-disciplinary designer Adele Bates, is a tangible testament to this. The design of the Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom represents the synthesis of aesthetic sensibility and practical objectives, ultimately designed to create an intimate connection between the visitor, the brand, and the appliances. In a series of events exclusive to Super Design, join James Moore of Sub-Zero and Wolf for a guided tour of this unique and inspiring showroom and discover how it facilitates education, experimentation and in-depth consultation so that consumers and A+D professionals walk away with a complete understanding of the unique design possibilities of Sub-Zero and Wolf and how the range can complement, and indeed, enhance their kitchens, homes and lifestyles.  These sessions are brought to you by Sub-Zero and Wolf.Designed for timeless appeal, these iconic brands bring substance to luxury with the powerful combination of performance, design and dependability. Sub-Zero and Wolf products offer limitless design possibilities backed by 75 years of appliance expertise. Together Sub-Zero and Wolf create a powerful partnership that lays the foundation for an extraordinary kitchen.  

V-Zug

Supreme Colling Global Premiere November 20 Digital 

What’s Cooler Than Being Cool? A. The V-ZUG Supreme Cooling Range

V-ZUG Australia launch their new Supreme Cooling collection and invite you to a first look at a range of food preservation and wine cooling options that take luxury to a new level. Be among the first to see and experience the range with an activation that explores both the product and the design process. Start planning your future projects with the help of V-ZUG Supreme Cooling gift. Attendance to this digital event is limited to 50 pax.  Speakers: Mohan Du Chris McCue Michael Drescher Damon Krongold Simon Hicks  

The Refresh Butler Experience 25 November Digital 

When your brand revolves around design and innovation there needs to be a special piece that makes a statement. The Refresh Butler is that piece for V-ZUG – a boutique Swiss manufacturer with a remarkable sense of social and environmental responsibility. In this session, you’ll discover the unique luxury that the Refresh Butler offers in the fabric care space, caring for your most loved garments, whilst delivering a piece of functional furniture that sets a new standard in lifestyle solutions. Add to your virtual air miles as you take a trip to Switzerland to explore the unique design and build process and (more locally) hear from Tracey Wiles (Woods Bagot) and the team at Bottega Property Group on integrated the Refresh Butler into luxury spaces. Registered guests will be treated to a grazing feast to enjoy as we travel direct to Zug for a unique product experience. Attendance to this digital event is limited to 50 pax. Speakers: Tracey Wiles Louis Mennes Nick Malloch  

Beyond Carbon Neutral November 27 Digital 

Sustainability might be a given in modern-day design terms, but there are many ways to be sustainable and make a positive impact. Featuring panellists Liam Wallis (HIP V. HYPE), Rebecca Trenorden (Carr), Jan O’Connor (Environa) and David Kaunitz (Kaunitz Yeung Architecture), this session is your chance to take a layered look at sustainability in design. From client-driven values to process, practice and outcome. We go wide to look at the bigger picture, before diving down into the finer detail. Speakers: Jan Henderson Liam Wallis Rebecca Trendorden Jan O’Connor David Kaunitiz These sessions are brought to you by V-ZUG. Design, innovation & sustainably focussed, V-ZUG offers luxury lifestyle solutions from Switzerland, since 1913.  

Winning Appliances

The Latest Kitchen Technologies November 16 Digital

Discover the latest appliances for your customer’s kitchens. From steam ovens to warming drawers, and downdraft induction cooktops, hosts Chloe Skipp (Winning Appliances) and James Garvan (James Garvan Architecture) will showcase the must haves for any kitchen, from the masterchef and entertainer to the traditional home cook. Chloe will also demonstrate several recipes using these technologies. Plus all viewers who attend will receive the latest Winning Appliances cookbook. Speakers Chloe Skipp James Garvan  

Kitchen Confidential November 19 Digital

What do you really need in your kitchen, to cook, live and work like a pro? Join panelists Kirsten Stanisich (Richards Stanisich), Carol Whiting (Carol Whiting Design), Dominic Cerantonio (Cera Stribley), Deanna Trianta (Winnings Appliances) and Aleks Efeian (Gaggenau) as they share new intel on the appliances and design innovations leading the kitchen evolution and uncover how design and consumer culture are influencing change.  Speakers:  Kirsten Stanisich Carole Whiting Aleks Efeian Domenic Cerantonio Deanna Tambassis  

The Winning Appliances Kitchen - Specifying the Kitchen for your Customer’s Tastes & Lifestyle November 24 Digital

Designing with your client’s taste and preferences should always be top of mind. Kate McGlone (Winning Appliances) and James Garvan (James Garvan Architecture) will showcase the different kitchens in the Winning Appliances Richmond & Chadstone showroom, demonstrating how each kitchen suits different customer’s lifestyle needs from the entertainer through to the sustainably conscious client. Kate will take you through the design along with the appliances that match. Speakers Kate McGlone James Garvan

Design-Lead Appliances for the Kitchen & Laundry November 25 Digital

Discover the latest design-led appliances that are a must-have in all your client’s homes. Our Showroom Manager and Kitchen Design & Architect Lead, Daniel Ryan will showcase the latest products to incorporate into your clients kitchen & laundry design. From seamlessly integrated gas burners through to at home dry cleaning units. Speakers Daniel Ryan James Garvan These sessions are brought to you by Winning Appliances, Australia’s leading kitchen and laundry specialist, with a superb range sourced from the world’s finest brands.abc
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Meet Habitus’ New Editor Aleesha Callahan

For more than 10 years Habitus has been unearthing the most unique residential design from across the Indo Pacific Region, sharing the projects, and the people and products that make them different. Habitus is pleased to announce Aleesha Callahan has been appointed editor, taking over from outgoing editor Holly Cunneen. Aleesha brings 10 years cross-sector industry experience having first practised as an interior designer in Brisbane before moving into publishing. Aleesha’s first foray into design media was in Berlin, where she curated and produced content for Architectuul.com, an architectural archive platform, which piqued her interest in mid-century modernist and Soviet constructivist architecture. After returning to Australia from Europe she worked in communications for the Australian Institute of Architects, before becoming the editor of Australian Design Review with Niche Media. She then joined the Indesign Media team as editor of Indesignlive.com in 2017. With an unwavering passion for the value and influence that design and architecture has on the way people live, Aleesha is excited to continue to bring the incredible projects and the people behind them to the readers of Habitus. “I can’t wait to discover and share the amazing work from this special corner of the world, and really highlight what it means to live in design,” she says. If you’ve got interesting ideas or projects, and unique products to share, send pitches directly to Aleesha at aleesha@indesign.com.au.abc
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A Triple-Threat Home In The Sky

It’s not uncommon for a client brief to grow in scope and complexity. However, when the design team from GOLDEN was engaged to select furniture and art for a client’s future home, little did they know they would soon be involved in a large-scale sleight of hand that involved reconfiguring three separate apartments that had been combined into one mega-penthouse in the sky, and reimagining its inner-city trappings to better evoke a relaxed and spacious beach abode, like the one the clients would eventually be moving from. The client, an established family with independent children, had an existing family home in the beachside town of Mornington, Victoria. However, it was their eventual intention to move to Albert Park, Melbourne, where their seventeenth-storey penthouse would be waiting for them. Such a move can be a shock to the senses, considering the different atmospheric and spatial characteristics of beach versus city living. Part of the work cut out for the designers was to minimise the magnitude of this move by replicating the spatial abundance, the viewpoints, and the natural light of the existing home into the new one. “[The brief was] driven by a need for the dwelling to provide as much freedom to live as their large house in Mornington provides,” explains GOLDEN Studio Director, Daniel Stellini. “Our response was focused on creating a ‘home in the sky’ that would provide the sense of space that their existing family home afforded, coupled with the excitement of high-rise living in close proximity to the city and inner-urban parks and the lake.” Although the three apartments had been merged prior to GOLDEN’s engagement, that did not mean the team was immune from the effects of the transition. As the project developed, it became clear that the team would need to continue to make updates to the layout, with the intention of creating a seamless flow between spaces, and of orienting as much as possible towards the view. The dining space, for instance, was relocated from the rear of the apartment to the prime view corner adjacent the kitchen, to allow for both the kitchen and dining areas to have their own views in two different directions. The project was completed in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic rearranged the world order, and yet it was accidentally primed for the ways we have learned to live and work in lockdown. The final floorplan contains a master suite, guest bedroom, a gym, two bathrooms, and a study zone, all of which are carefully designed to support working from home. Outside of this, all features of the house coalesce to foster seamless tranquillity – for instance, the separation of the master bedroom into sleeping area and meditation zone. A hidden television in a leather-clad armoire adds further separation while providing potential to escape the communal areas for quiet relaxation. This peaceful theme is supported by the invitation of light and views into as much of the floorplan as possible. Of course, this focus on views was not one-note. There was also an underlying commitment to functionality, which was achieved with a great degree of imagination in order to accommodate the aesthetic priorities. For instance, the oversized island bench in the kitchen was replaced with a sculptural island, the function of which was extended with a concealed bar. This approach was rolled out across the entire 260sqm floorplan; the designers gave careful consideration to each space and how they were able to be designed to accommodate multiple offerings. In all of this, the original brief was not forgotten: the selection of furniture and artwork; a task that was perhaps, finally, made easier by the fact that GOLDEN had control over the entire aesthetic, extending into the materiality of the mega-apartment as a whole. The cloud-like patterns in the textured feature rug, the curved graphic print of the bedroom wallpaper, and even the organic shape of the weights rack in the gym room are all examples of how cohesion was achieved within all elements of the design. In other projects, furniture might be considered a finishing touch, but in Lake View Penthouse it is incorporated into a holistic vision that considers everything from fixed materials, such as the stone references that are used throughout the apartment, right down to the lampshades. “An emphasis on balance was incorporated in our design response from the outset, and this manifested itself through the use of timeless and luxurious materials that would enhance the natural light that the penthouse was washed in,” says GOLDEN Director Alicia McKimm. “Overall our goal was to deliver a design that was both holistic and original in its use of pure high-quality materials, and that would result in a warm, textural and natural space, that provided a uniquely urban yet sensorial home for our client.” “My favourite aspect of the project is the combination of all design elements, and how cohesively the home and rooms all connect together,” says Stellini. “We love that the space is designed specifically for the client, driven by their daily needs and personal tastes. Although this apartment is encased in floor-to-ceiling glass, it feels like a home with solidarity and warmth rather than a standard city apartment.” GOLDEN designbygolden.com.au Photography by Sharyn Cairns We think you might also like Bolton House by Martin Friedrich Architects abc
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Rediscover Outdoor Living With Phoenix’s Vivid Slimline

The award winning team at Phoenix Tapware has already gained acclaim for their Vivid Slimline range, and this new SS evolution of the collection is the next step in this story. Designed to suit outdoor kitchens, laundries, and coastal residential areas, the Slimline SS collection features the neat, streamlined aesthetics of the existing collection, and a hardwearing superior corrosion resistance thanks to its marine-grade stainless steel composition, ensuring years of life and usage where harsh elements are present. The Vivid Slimline SS collection is the result of a year of extensive research and development from the Phoenix Tapware team, which included a series of corrosion tests on various grades of stainless steel which lead to the selection of the marine-grade 316 steel. Phoenix are so confident in the durability of this stainless steel, all items in the collection come with a lifetime warranty on the finish. Like the Vivid Slimline collection, SS has a refined, slender profile with an added thin, elegant, extended pin lever, delivering a stunning architectural aesthetic while being able to stand up to tough Australian conditions. “Vivid Slimline SS is a celebration of the raw material and is designed to echo the craftsmanship and textures of 316 stainless steel,” says Phoenix Senior Designer Ban Liu. The new Vivid Slimline SS, like all of Phoenix’s products, is manufactured to premium quality. Precision and durability are no exception when it comes to this collection, with Phoenix offering a 15-year warranty period on the cartridge, 7 years on product and parts, 1 year on labour and a lifetime warranty on the finish for the entire Vivid Slimline SS collection – so you can rest assured that while you’re dining or relaxing in the outdoors, you’ll be able to for years to come. [gallery columns="2" ids="107175,107176"] [gallery columns="2" ids="107178,107180"] Over Phoenix’s 30 year history, the team have nurtured Australian design talent and created a legacy of unique and innovative design. Their taps, mixers, showers and accessories have earned the team awards and acclaim across the industry, and the new Slimline SS collection fits right in with this legacy. Phoenix Tapware phoenixtapware.com.au [gallery columns="2" ids="107177,107181"] [gallery columns="2" ids="107183,107184"]abc
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Love to support local? Here are our top picks for your Super Design experience

If we can find a silver lining for 2020, it’s that it's put our local communities to the top of our agendas. While living in a digital world can sometimes have us operating like global design citizens, the bans on international flights and large events have had us all looking a little closer to home. And what perfect timing: we’re living in a society that is re-learning to value craftsmanship and true artisans, we’re looking for materials that are sustainable and practices that are ethical, we are seeking quality and timelessness as the ultimate antidote to design trends that are made to be temporary. So this year, let us help you uncover the magic of your local design world with Super Design. We’ve lined up artisans who live and breathe local design, brands who specialise in creating products crafted from their local resources and designers who build spaces intimately connected to their spatial context. Join in the talks, experience the events and be inspired to discover design that is just beyond your door.

Tint presents: Love Local

Sourcing local materials, finishes and furniture has become de rigueur. But is it a priority? In today’s local design and manufacturing economy, what are the pros and cons of ‘keeping it local’? In this panel we ask Todd Hammond (Hammond Studio), Jean-Pierre Biasol (Biasol), Lily Goodwin (Pattern Studio), Alice Nadja Sehovic (Architects EAT) and Djordje Dikic (Tint Paint) what is feeding growing consumer demand? And what are the opportunities and challenges that arise from building supply while keeping it local?  This session is brought to you by Tint, a technology company who have their hearts, minds and brushes in paint to help make decorating spaces fun, simple and rewarding.

Speakers: 

Todd Hammond Jean Pirre Biasol Djordge Dikic Alice Nadja Sehovic  

Cantilever presents: A Future-Proofed Approach to Design

Design for longevity is not just a value, it’s a way of life. And it all begins with the designer and manufacturer. Meet four of Australia’s most sustainably led design brands as they discuss their distinct approach to design for longevity and unique vision for modern living. This session is brought to you by Cantilever Interiors, a design focussed kitchen manufacture company, committed to creating user-centred products designed and made for longevity. Cantilever believes that Australia has a unique design culture, informed by our diverse heritage and influenced by our unique landscape.

Speakers:

Justin Hutchinson Travis Dean Vanessa Katsanevakis Nic Naes  

Design Nation presents: Women Indesign: Collaborative Partnerships and Making a First Impression

When Angela Kasimis purchased a derelict corner block in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Glebe, she was taking a leap into the unknown. With no formal hospitality or design experience, she had visions of a boutique wine bar that traded grunge for something decidedly more continental. Enter Pattern Studio, who took Kasimis’ ideas and transformed them into reality, with No. 92 emerging as a refined destination with an approach to design and hospitality that is rich, evocative and immersive. In this session, Kasimis (No. 92) and Lily Goodwin (Pattern Studio) come together to reflect on their collaboration and the magic that comes from a strong working relationship between client and designer. This session is brought to you by Design Nation, who have spent the last 20 years curating a carefully considered selection of local and global designer furniture and lighting. Their products are designed to make you feel differently, and transform the way you live and work every day.

Speakers:

Lily Goodwin Angela Kasimis Angie Pai  

Artisan presents: Discover Artisan: Crafted by Hand, Inspired by Nature

“We have known wood our entire life, from the forest we played in as children…” – Fadil The Ćostović family grew up surrounded by forest in the former Yugoslavia – made up of five brothers and a hardworking mother. The eldest of the five boys, heavily influenced by his grandfather who was a self-taught craftsman continued the legacy and love of wood. This session shares the story of Artisan founder Fadil Ćostović, whose family’s appreciation and multi-generational connection to wood not only survived family tragedy and war but has gone on to become an award-winning design and innovation manufacturer located in Bosnia, which specialises in the manual production of high-quality furniture made from solid wood, their insistence on manual artisan work is what sets them apart. Artisan’s passion and understanding of the timber used resonates within each piece the craftsmen’s hand’s touch. “Artisan is a realisation of my dreams” – Fadil  

Cult presents: Cocktail Hour! Four Pillars Gin x Cult

Join Cult Design and Four Pillars Gin for an exclusive cocktail hour discussing drinks, design and the story behind the world’s most awarded (and arguably most delicious) craft gin brand. Straight from the new Four Pillars Laboratory in Sydney’s Surry Hills, Cocktail Hour! brings together the creators, makers, designers and drinkers responsible for bringing the new Sydney gin hub to life. Four Pillars Co-Founder Matt Jones will be joined by YSG Studio’s Yasmine Ghoniem (the award-winning interior designer responsible for conceiving the space), Cult Design Founder Richard Munao and acclaimed designer Tom Fereday for a 45-minute panel discussion and an exclusive cocktail masterclass. Over a cocktail (or three) our leading panel of experts will debrief on the unique and immersive design of the gin bar and the custom-made, Australian-designed furniture inside. See you at Cocktail Hour!

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Lily Goodwin Josh Cain Tom Fereday Richard Munao Yasmine Ghoniem

Didier presents: Interior Landscaping with the New Puffalo Universal Group

After the successful introduction of the deluxe Puffalo lounging, Ross Didier has extended the collection and created a significant new modular program called the Puffalo Universal Group. Be there as the collection is officially launched! Universal Group brings a softer and more human centric approach to non-residential interiors including a broad selection of sofa modules, desking, ottomans, tablet tables and partition screens, where the pieces can be simply joined-together then reconfigured without any specialist skills or tools. Made in Melbourne and endlessly adaptable, this versatile furniture collection offers boundless inspiration for creating interior landscapes from the largest communal environments to the smallest private pods, allowing designers to freely tailor distinctive configurations and play with fabrics, colours, materials, and timber finishes.

Speakers

Jan Henderson Ross Didier  

Porta presents: Well, Designed: Health and Wellbeing in Post-Pandemic Times

Personal wellness has never felt so important. More than just a lifestyle pursuit, health and wellbeing has quickly become an everyday imperative for home, work, and within the public sphere. Join Alicia McKimm (Golden), Dale O’Brien (Gray Puksand), Richard Healy (Bates Smart) and Lisa Gasperotti (Porta Mouldings) as we explore the meaning of wellness in a post-pandemic world, how biophilic design can influence our lives for the better and how designers are creating a roadmap for better living going forward. This session is brought to you by Porta, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of decorative timber products to the home improvement, building, trade and commercial sectors. 

Speakers: 

Jan Henderson Alicia McKimm Dale O’Brien Richard Healy Lisa Gasperotti

Tilt Industrial Design presents: Meeting of Minds: John Wardle and Durbach Block Jaggers in Conversation with Jan Henderson

In this session renowned architect John Wardle and Camilla and Neil from Durbach Block Jaggers come together to discuss Sydney’s new Phoenix Central Park. This extraordinary gallery and performance space originated with a flexible, open-ended brief. In this intimate one-hour session, we gain rare insight from both architect and client, as they discuss the inception and fruition of this once-in-a-lifetime project. This session is brought to you by Tilt Industrial Design, whose team of dedicated and experienced industrial designers, fabricators and engineers, push the boundaries to work with the latest technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques to help our clients achieve innovative design outcomes.

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Jan Henderson John Wardle Neil Durback Camilla Block Tim Phillipsabc
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Light up your 2020 with Super Design

Super Design brings together the very best of design into one mega, hybrid design festival. Combining intimate physical activations and immersive digital sessions, Super Design can be accessed wherever you are, breaking down the barriers of space and time to deliver the design event you’ve been waiting for.  As a special feature of Super Design for 2020, we’ve curated a stream of events that celebrate the best in lighting. Led by our lighting ambassador, Donn Sailsbury, we’ve got the best of lighting brands and industry experts to ensure you’re across the products, developments and insights that are shaking up the lighting space. So read on to discover all you need to know about the lighting lineup for Super Design, and start building your schedule to make sure you don’t miss out on these illuminating sessions.

Meet our Lighting Ambassador, Donn Salisbury

Donn is Director of Electrolight, an independent lighting design studio with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco. Donn’s 20+ years experience in lighting design exhibits a combination of creativity, innovation and accolades. With a background in visual arts, creative design and engineering, coupled with a passion for lighting and the visual realm, Donn’s insight and leadership drives his team of talented designers toward modernism of illumination design in the built environment and the world of light art. Donn is a member of the IALD and IES, and has a long past and ongoing role in the lighting community, currently seated as the NSW Coordinator for the IALD, as well as past roles in the IES, Objective:Light, Property Council of Australia and the GBCA See Donn in the session Light Bulb Moment (sponsored by Inlite)

Our Lighting Sessions

Euroluce

Founded in 1978, Euroluce has evolved to become one of Australia’s most respected providers of decorative, contemporary architectural and technical lighting solutions with destination light studios in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and representatives in Perth and Adelaide. Their team of lighting professionals work in partnership with world-renowned architectural, lighting design practices and interior designers to deliver collaborative, innovative and sustainable lighting solutions to the most prominent architecture and commercial projects in Australia. Ready to connect with Euroluce? November 17 - Light Stories Let Euroluce take you on a virtual tour of their newly refurbished flagship studio in Sydney. This interactive tour will explore the entire showroom space, created to inspire, bring ideas of creativity and showcase today’s most iconic and globally acclaimed luminaire designs. November 26 - Finding the Light: Q&A with Michael Anastassiades Join us for an exclusive live virtual Q&A with preeminent lighting designer Michael Anastassiades as he talks about his inspirations and processes when designing, as well as insights into his latest collection for Flos – Coordinates. The Cypriot-born, London based designer has created an exceptional range of lighting throughout his career, with many of his designs for Flos becoming iconic in their own right – Captain Flint, String Light, IC Lights, and Arrangements to name a few. November 19 - Euroluce Showroom Tour November 20 - Euroluce Showroom Tour November 24 - Euroluce Showroom Tour November 25 - Euroluce Showroom Tour You’ve viewed the virtual tour, now discover more! Book a studio tour where the Euroluce team will be delighted to show you around the entire space created to inspire, bring ideas of creativity and showcase today’s most iconic and globally acclaimed lighting designs from our decorative and architectural lighting ranges. Discover classic products from brands such as Flos, Reggiani, Oluce, Wästberg, Yamagiwa and Tala. We will walk you through the inspiration behind the design and the award-winning designers such as Michael Anastassiades, Vico Magistretti, Patricia Urquiola, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and many more while respecting all current safety measures. Light refreshments and goodie bag gifts included.

Kreon

kreon is an international organisation manufacturing architectural interior lighting products (lighting tools) and complete metal ceiling solutions, creating contextually appropriate systems within an increasingly changing world. Committed to excellence since 1982, the premise for kreon’s design is a very clear, characteristic visualisation of the company’s philosophy: purity and simplicity.  Want to join Kreon at Super Design? November 18 - Explore Light and Shadow with Kreon As light defines shadow, shadow delineates light. In this session we explore the possibilities that can shine on a project bringing an interior to life in all its glory. It’s simply about the best product and placement and Kreon has the answers. Whether it is lighting for the home or office, a cafe or bar, lighting sets the scene and becomes the conduit for better design. As light is integral to living so shadow enhances light but for this to be correct it takes skill and application. Here Kreon launches two new products that will ‘light the way’ and all at the flick of a zoom switch.

Inlite

Inlite is a leading supplier of architectural lighting in Australia and New Zealand. Serving the architectural, design and engineering community, Inlite provides detailed, specialist lighting solutions, offering the very best in technical expertise, innovation, service and delivery. Inlite represents leading European brands such as Delta Light, that are at the forefront of new technological developments, with a focus on both performance and design aesthetics. Join Inlite at their session! November 18 - Light Bulb Moment Architectural lighting has the power to really shape and transform a space. All too often it is considered as an after-thought. But what if it were your first consideration? This session looks at how lighting can be used as an intelligent design tool, and a primary source of inspiration in the initial stages of concept design.  

About Space Lighting

Founded in 1989 by Mark Vasserman, what is known as About Space was then known as Design Station. In 2009, About Space opened its doors in Fitzroy for the first time as a decorative lighting company and has since transformed into one of Melbourne’s true luminaire destinations, offering decorative, architectural and commercial lighting solutions. Learn more with About Space November 16 - The ‘Must-Knows’ of Lighting About Space’s new Virtual Showroom will come to life in an immersive experience that will uncover the core lighting commandments. Hosted by St. Kilda Showroom Manager, Jodie Meier, this session will explore the several different forms of light, recommended lux levels, the importance of CRI and more. November 18 - In Conversation with Adele Locke, Expert in Lighting Design This session features a conversation between Mint Lighting’s Director of Design, Adele Locke and About Space St. Kilda Showroom Manager, Jodie Meier, where they talk all things lighting design and discuss how architects and interior designers can avoid flooding a space with light by using a layered approach. November 15 - How the right Light can Convert your House to a Home with Nicole Rosenberg In this session, join Nicole Rosenberg and About Space St. Kilda Showroom Manager, Jodie Meier, as they discuss all things Interior design, exploring some of their recent projects and taking a closer look at how to choose lighting options for a space.

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Michael Anastassiades Michael Anastassiades founded his studio in London in 1994 followed by his eponymous brand in 2007. His work looks to explore contemporary notions of culture and aesthetics through lighting, furniture, objects and spatial design. Through his practice he aims to provoke dialogue, participation and interaction. His designs are most notable for their honest use of materials, familiarity of form and clarity of function. They are at once disciplined and obsessive with a playfulness that inspires a vitality one might not expect. See Michael in: Finding the Light: Q&A with Michael Anastassiades (sponsored by Euroluce) Andre Tammes André is a designer with over 50 years’ experience in stage, architectural and environmental lighting whose work continues to be informed by 20 years in stage production lighting design and theatre consultancy. He co-founded Lighting Design Partnership (LDP) with Jonathan Speirs in 1984 in Edinburgh, Scotland and was also responsible for establishing LDP’s Sydney office in 1996. He is currently the Development Director for Design Matrix, an India based architectural lighting design group. In addition to his design work, André has been influential in the development of lighting design as a distinct profession. He has been responsible for numerous architectural lighting design projects across Europe, Scandinavia, Middle East, India, China, SE Asia and Australia. See Andre in: Light Bulb Moment (sponsored by Inlite) Mark Talbot Mark joined Architectus in 2019 bringing to the company almost 30 years of experience in architecture, interior architecture and industrial design. He has worked in world-class studios in Australia, London and Hong Kong. Most recently, Mark led client and project acquisitions at Geyer having previously managed the company’s Sydney studio. Mark has diverse and comprehensive expertise across the residential, hospitality, commercial, education, health, mixed-use and aviation sectors. His project experience encompasses future-focused flexible workplaces such as the Suncorp Sydney Headquarters at 10 Shelley Street, luxury residential developments including Hong Kong’s 129 Repulse Bay Road, and significant master plans for clients including Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art. See Mark in: Light Bulb Moment (sponsored by Inlite) Danilo Mandelli Danilo Mandelli is the Director of Project Management at the architectural lighting brand Delta Light. Developing bespoke lighting solutions, Belgian company Delta Light has collaborated with internationally acclaimed architects and designers such as OMA, Dean Skira, MVRDV, Peter Zumthor and others. Danilo’s project management and creative solutions for high-profile projects have showcased his talent in design consultancy. See Danilo in: Light Bulb Moment (sponsored by Inlite) Pascale Gomes-McNabb Pascale is a critically acclaimed and award winning Melbourne-based designer with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Pascale’s design work includes commercial and residential interior landscapes to furniture, objects, jewellery and lighting. She creates holistic environments that merge art and design, delivering visually engaging, intuitive and thought provoking yet intensely functional nuanced designs. See Pascale in: Light Bulb Moment (sponsored by Inlite) Adele Locke Mint Lighting’s Director of Design, Adele Locke, the self-confessed “lighting geek” has been immersed in the Lighting Industry her entire life, growing up making light fittings in her family business. Adele’s background spans from luminaire manufacturing and bespoke lighting design to large scale commercial projects, management, and architectural lighting design. Adele also works on small and large commercial projects, from retail to public spaces.  Some of her commercial work includes AAMI Park Stadium, University of Newcastle’s Great Hall and Melbourne Airport.  See Adele in: In Conversation with Adele Locke, Expert in Lighting Design (sponsored by About Space) Nicole Rosenberg “Don’t be afraid of colour”, this is the mantra Nicole Rosenberg follows when decorating one of her residential or commercial projects. Having decorated her own children’s bedrooms and those of her family and friends, Interior Designer Nicole Rosenberg made the decision to start her own business, Liberty Interiors. Nicole has since established herself as one of Australia’s best-known Interior Designers, amassing a large volume of social media followers. See Nicole in: How the Right Light can Convert your House into a Home (sponsored by About Space)abc
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Get Physical with Super Design

We’ve spent so much of 2020 longing to dive back in to tangible design. We want to meet new people, discover new spaces and be able to reach out and touch all the new products that have landed. And now - thanks to Super Design - we’re making that a reality! Open to all our NSW design lovers, Super Design has a set of curated physical activations presented by some of our favourite brands in the industry. From brand new showroom walkthroughs to curated product demonstrations, this is your chance to dive back into the design events you know and love. Not in town? Don’t sweat it - we’ve thought of you too! You’ll be able to experience the spaces in the digital realm, where you can experience all the latest spaces at the touch of a button. Keen to know more? We’ve got all the details for you below.  

Best of physical showrooms

Euroluce presents: Light Stories, the Studio Journey

November 19 November 20 November 24 November 25 You’ve viewed the virtual tour, now discover more! Book a studio tour where the Euroluce team will be delighted to show you around the entire space created to inspire, bring ideas of creativity and showcase today’s most iconic and globally acclaimed lighting designs from our decorative and architectural lighting ranges. Discover classic products from brands such as Flos, Reggiani, Oluce, Wästberg, Yamagiwa and Tala. We will walk you through the inspiration behind the design and the award-winning designers such as Michael Anastassiades, Vico Magistretti, Patricia Urquiola, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and many more while respecting all current safety measures. Light refreshments and goodie bag gifts included.  

Sub Zero Wolf presents: Experience the Sub Zero Wolf Showroom

November 20: 11am-12pm November 20 2:00pm-3:00pm  November 26 10am-11am  November 26 4pm-5pm Sub-Zero and Wolf are at the forefront of high-end, design and technology-led refrigeration and cooking appliances in the kitchen. The newly opened showroom space in Surry Hills, Sydney, designed by celebrated multi-disciplinary designer Adele Bates, is a tangible testament to this. The design of the Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom represents the synthesis of aesthetic sensibility and practical objectives, ultimately designed to create an intimate connection between the visitor, the brand, and the appliances. In a series of events exclusive to Super Design, join James Moore of Sub-Zero and Wolf for a guided tour of this unique and inspiring showroom and discover how it facilitates education, experimentation and in-depth consultation so that consumers and A+D professionals walk away with a complete understanding of the unique design possibilities of Sub-Zero and Wolf and how the range can complement, and indeed, enhance their kitchens, homes and lifestyles.  

Neolith presents: the Culture of Collaboration

November 27: 10am-11am November 27: 3pm-4pm Get up close and personal with Olivia Lee’s (Olivia Lee) one-off product made in partnership with CDK Stone. Crafted from the new Himalaya Crystal Neolith product from the brand’s new Six S Range, this exclusive creation will only be available to view in the CDK showroom for a limited time. Explore the magic of collaboration and witness the new range. ***All physical events at Super Design have a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan in place and are run by businesses registered as COVID Safe. Your safety is our top priority. Due to COVID restrictions, it’s important that you do not attend if you are unwell or showing any flu-like symptoms. In this case, we ask that you please cancel your registration as early as possible, so that others on the waitlist may take your place. Attendance to each physical event is limited. Please refer to each event to check individual capacities.  

Best of digital showrooms

Cosh Living presents: Experience our New Showroom

November 25 This event takes you through an exclusive first look at Cosh Living’s new showroom, introducing you to the designers and collaborators that worked together to produce the space. In this event, you’ll hear from Justin Hutchinson and his team from Kett about their approach in designing the showroom, discussing concept, approach, process and small hiccups along the way. Visual merchandiser CJ presents featured collections from Tribu, Dedon, Potocco and Kett and local collaborators Rakumba lighting and Cantilever Interiors talk through their unique contributions to the space. This event is your opportunity to be the first in line for the new space and to experience the new collections and discover what goes into creating these unique spaces. Get involved in a Q&A session with Justin Hutchinson (Head Designer – Kett) and Shane Sinnott (Director Cosh Living) to have your questions answered.  

Euroluce presents: Light Stories

November 17 Let Euroluce take you on a virtual tour of their newly refurbished flagship studio in Sydney. This interactive tour will explore the entire showroom space, created to inspire, bring ideas of creativity and showcase today’s most iconic and globally acclaimed luminaire designs. Discover classic products from brands such as Flos, Reggiani, Oluce, Wästberg, Yamagiwa and Tala. We will walk you through the inspiration behind the design and the award-winning designers such as Michael Anastassiades, Vico Magistretti, Patricia Urquiola, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and many more.  

Sub Zero Wolf presents: A showroom Space to Learn how to Enhance your Kitchen

November 18 Sub-Zero and Wolf is firmly at the forefront of high-end, design and technology-led refrigeration and cooking appliances in the kitchen. For the newly opened showroom space in Surry Hills, Sydney, they’ve collaborated with celebrated multi-disciplinary designer Adele Bates to create a physical space that facilitates education, experimentation and in-depth consultation so that consumers and A+D professionals walk away with a complete understanding of the unique design possibilities of Sub-Zero and Wolf and how the range can complement, and indeed, enhance their kitchens, homes and lifestyles. Join host Alice Blackwood as she takes a deep-dive into this project, with Adele, Andrew Mumford and James Moore of Sub-Zero & Wolf sharing their insights on how design facilitated a unique and ultra specific brief.abc
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Is Sustainability Still On Your Agenda?

With a special keynote delivered by internationally-acclaimed guest speaker, Dr. Janis Birkeland, the 2020 Sustainability Summit has been designed to bring together dozens of academics, industry experts, and corporate specialists who will discuss, investigate and evaluate the most pressing issues around built environment sustainability currently affecting the industry and the country. This year, there are five pertinent topics that are front of mind and top of the panel agenda:
  1. Water conservation and its relationship to sustainable design
  2. Designing and building for the new bushfire paradigm
  3. Passive designs, Passive houses and multi-residential builds
  4. Planning for a carbon zero / carbon positive future
  5. How does building automation lead to better building sustainability?
  This year, the Summit will be held online due to the pandemic, however for attendees this will prove to be an added bonus as this will ensure that the 2020 Sustainability Summit will now have the potential for a global audience and not just a national one as in previous years. So for just $99, attendees will be able to listen and interact over a full day of talks and discussions about the latest ideas and trends in sustainable as well as receiving 5 formal CPD points from the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). The 2020 Sustainability Summit will be held online on Thursday, November 12, with tickets available here. The full list of this years’ panellists and more information about the Summit, including the day's program, can be found here. Sustainable Building Awards sustainablebuildingawards.com.au Featured image: Warehouse Greenhouse by Breathe Architecture, photography by Tom Ross We think you might also like Peter Colquhoun Opens 2020 Sustainability Awards Registrationsabc
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Kelly Hoppen Is The Design Entrepreneur We All Wish We Were

There are thousands of designers working throughout the world but only a select few make the grade to become icons of their time. One such contemporary superstar is Kelly Hoppen, a designer who, throughout her forty-plus year career, seems to always be one step ahead and in fact creates, dare I say the word, trends while others trail far behind. Kelly Hoppen was born in South Africa and grew up in England. She began her stellar career at the tender age of 16 ½ years old with a commission to design a family friends’ kitchen and the projects have kept coming since then. Her style is sublime; a fusion of clean lines and neutral tones that portray a timelessness that translates from residential to commercial through to hospitality projects and beyond. But perhaps the most fascinating thing about Kelly is her ability to participate within the entire spectrum of design, to make it her own and to then forge ahead creating an empire as multifaceted as it is today. Tiles designed by Kelly Hoppen for Hakwood Kelly has accomplished so much and it all began when the idea of an entrepreneurial woman was a rare species. All while organically growing her interiors practice to include product design – both for her own brand and a multitude of disparate companies – she’s authored books, appeared on television and in film, established an e-commerce destination as well as taking on the mantle as an ambassador for causes that mentor and nurture young people. Suffice it to say that her grasp of design and how it can impact life is impeccable. With a portfolio of projects that touches every genre and working in virtually every corner of the world, Kelly has spread her wings and designed ships and yachts, hotels and resorts and, through her residential and commercial work, is now a driving force in China creating design that is sought after and desired. The Perfect Naturals leather collection by Kelly Hoppen for Pavoni Not afraid to put herself in the spotlight, Kelly has been a regular on television, an investor participant on BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den, and lately launched her own Podcast series, The Kelly Hoppen Show, where she interviewed a range of successful women about their career and life journeys. In 2009 Kelly received an MBE for services to design and this year was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of her work for the GREAT campaign, a marketing initiative to encourage visitors, business, investment and study in Britain and Northern Ireland. Of course there are other accolades as well – European Woman Of Achievement, ELLE Decoration Award and Grazia Designer of the Year, to name a few – however Kelly's greatest achievement is in the strength of her practice and business, the diversity of her offerings and the sheer talent that she brings to each and every project and it is these attributes that set her aside from her peers.
Kelly Hoppen is a guest of Super Design and will be interviewed live by Jan Henderson on 20 November at 8pm.
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Save 20% on Your New Zanotta Sofa

Since 1954, Italian design house Zanotta has been shaping and changing the world of interior design. With the brand’s trademark industrial design style, the group has carved out an esteemed place in the world of contemporary luxury furniture. Until November 14, you can own a beautiful Zanotta sofa at a 20% saving thanks to a limited time sale from Cult! The entire Zanotta sofa collection showcases a beautiful range of Italian design, so be sure to check out the full range on Cult’s website, but take a look at three Habitus favourites…

Dove Sofa

Designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba Designed like an island or a nest, the Dove is a sofa that encourages rest, relaxation and a feeling of home. The Dove sofa is a confidential and discreet product that, through its modularity, adapts to the needs of its users, as well as the style of the space it inhabits. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="107030,107028"] Details found in the double stitched seams, in the curves that form the cushions and armrests, display the care and thoughtfulness of the Zanotta design team.

Flamingo Sofa

Designed by Damian Williamson Another modular sofa from Zanotta is the Flamingo. Available alongside matching armchairs and monobloc chairs, the Flamingo is a sofa that suits the soft palate of any contemporary design aesthetic. Available with either polished or black painted aluminium alloy feet, as well as a natural or black nickel-satin finish. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="107021,107023"] The steel frame supports the elastic strips upon which the heat-bound polyester cushions rest, offering strength in design, and ultimate comfort for the users.

Shiki Sofa

Designed by Damian Williamson Inspired by the the pure simplicity of a traditional Japanese futon, the Shiki recalls the appearance of a thick padded mattress resting upon an upholstered wooden base.‎ The design is characterised by a dynamic alternation of different thicknesses and heights throughout, mimicking a busy city skyline - an architectural sofa created through contrasting materials, finishes and volumes.‎ [gallery type="rectangular" ids="107092,107094"] Available in two-seat, three-seat, and modular configurations, the Shiki Sofa is available with a removable fabric or leather cover with quilted seat cushions. Upon request, a monobloc sofa withall higher backrests is also available. The sale is on now until November 14, so head to Cult now for a deal you’ll not likely see again! Cult cultdesign.com.auabc
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Meet the Super Design 2020 Speaker Lineup

Super Design is nearly here! Are you ready to experience the latest evolution of design events - where you will select from two weeks of action-packed activations to curate the design festival of your dreams! Choose from intimate showroom tours, exclusive product launches, insightful design discussions and immersive workshop experiences and pick how you connect and where you watch. Not sure where to start? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you our Super Design edits to give curated snapshots into the new design dimension, making sure you’ve got all the information you need to ensure your inaugural Super Design experience is one to remember. Without further ado, let’s kick things off by introducing you to just some of the local, regional and international speakers that are bringing you some of the best design insights, inspiration and behind the scenes knowledge that you’ve ever seen in one lineup. Covering workplace, residential, hospitality and everything in between, this is your all-access pass to some of the industry’s most interesting people and practices whose insights will help forecast the future of the design world. Join us for Super Design 16-26 November to meet, engage and hear from this incredible lineup. Carla Sozzani . In Conversation with Carla Sozzani & Christian Anresen (presented by Cult Design) Carla Sozzani is well known as the founder of 10 Corso Como, the Milanese concept store – possibly the world’s first ‘concept store’ – which she founded in 1991. She is also a gallerist and editor, having worked with the likes of Bruce Weber and Herb Ritts and collaborated with Azzedine Alaia and Rei Kawakubo. Carla has put on exhibitions with the likes of Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, David La Chappelle and Steven Meisel and has collaborated with Fritz Hansen on a new palette of 16 colours for iconic Arne Jacobsen designs in 2020. This new palette will form the basis for Carla’s session where she will be joined by Christian Andresen - Head of Design at Fritz Hansen - to explore the process behind creating a new colour palette for one of Fritz Hansen’s most iconic designs, and dive into the importance of colour in design more broadly. Register for Carla’s session.   Kelly Hoppen . Global Game Changer: in Conversation with Kelly Hoppen Kelly Hoppen MBE is a multi-award winning interior designer with over 40 years of experience. Having changed the face of the design industry, she is one of the most sought-after designers of her generation and proudly creates multi-faceted interior spaces all over the world. Kelly’s ever-evolving style, defined by a subtle fusion of clean lines and neutral tones and intuitively balanced with an opulent warmth, has been honoured with numerous prestigious awards and accolades globally. Kelly has put her stamp on the homes, yachts and jets of private clients as well as commercial projects including hotels, bars, restaurants, offices, super yachts and apartment block developments of magnitude with private function floors. With thousands of projects spanning the last four decades, Kelly’s portfolio boasts a diverse selection of projects and provides “ideation” for brands and hotels across the world. In recent years, Kelly’s career has expanded into TV and film and in 2014 she launched e-commerce store, kellyhoppen.com.  A dedicated supporter of numerous good causes, and the championing and nurturing of young entrepreneurs, Kelly is an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and sits on their committee. She is also a proud ambassador for the Government’s GREAT campaign, avid campaigner for anti-bullying, and supporter of the Diana Awards and a connector for BAFTA. In 2017 and 2018, Kelly collaborated with Tess Daly to launch their limited edition TRUST candle, in aid of the Prince’s Trust. In this exclusive ‘in conversation’, we hear from Kelly on how she started out, her key influences, and how she came to build her design empire. Register for Kelly’s session.   Michael Anastassiades . Finding the Light: Q&A with Michael Anastassiades (presented by Euroluce) Michael Anastassiades founded his studio in London in 1994 followed by his eponymous brand in 2007. His work looks to explore contemporary notions of culture and aesthetics through lighting, furniture, objects and spatial design. Through his practice he aims to provoke dialogue, participation and interaction. His designs are most notable for their honest use of materials, familiarity of form and clarity of function. They are at once disciplined and obsessive with a playfulness that inspires a vitality one might not expect. Anastassiades trained as a civil engineer at London’s Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine before taking a masters degree in industrial design at the Royal College of Art. His work is featured in permanent collections at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the MAK in Vienna, the Crafts Council in London and the FRAC Centre in Orleans France.  The studio has designed products with various manufacturers including Flos, B&B Italia, Herman Miller, Cassina, Bang & Olufsen, Puiforcat, Fratelli Fantini SpA, Lobmeyr, Salvatori, Svenskt Tenn, Carl Auböck/ Sigmar, Coedition and SCP. He has designed signature limited edition collections for Nilufar Gallery, Milan, Dansk Mobelkunst, Copenhagen and Taka Ishii Gallery, Japan. In this session, Michael will discuss his inspirations and processes when designing. He will also share exclusive insights into his latest collection for Flos - Coordinates. Register for Michael’s session.   John Wardle . Meeting of Minds: John Wardle and Durbach Block Jaggers in Conversation with Jan Henderson (presented by Tilt Industrial Design) John Wardle has an international reputation as a design architect. The founder of John Wardle Architects, John is attuned to the importance of detail – it is through the detail that the nature of material, the fit to function and the experience of occupation is expressed. The work of JWA is tailored to place and highly experiential in nature. Diverse in scale and typology, the firm’s portfolio spans domestic dwellings, university buildings, museums and large commercial offices. The practice has won coveted national and international awards for education, residential and civic design. John was honoured in 2020 with the Gold Medal, the Australian Institute of Architects highest individual distinction. In 2018, the practice was recognised with the RIBA Award for International Excellence. In 2018, JWA’s Somewhere Other was the first Australian work to be presented in the Arsenale at La Biennale di Venezia. In his session, John will be joined by Camilla and Neil from Durbach Block Jaggers to discuss Sydney’s new Phoenix Central Park. This extraordinary gallery and performance space originated with a flexible, open-ended brief. In this intimate one-hour session, we gain rare insight from both architect and client, as they discuss the inception and fruition of this once-in-a-lifetime project. Register for John’s session.   Kirsten Stansisich . Kitchen Confidential: New Directions in Productions and Design (presented by Winning Appliances) Kirsten co-founded Richards Stanisich with Jonathan Richards in 2018 after working together for 10 years. Kirsten enjoys the development of design by innovating and pushing our experience with materials and detailing. She is restless in her pursuit of originality and will imbue a project with a sophisticated palette. She has a wealth of experience across the residential and hospitality sectors and works regularly with large corporate clients on CBD projects. Kirsten regularly participates in industry events and award systems with her public speaking, participation on judging panels and has held prominent positions in the Design Institute of Australia and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2019. Kirsten will be joined by fellow panelists Carol Whiting (Carol Whiting Design), Dominic Cerantonio (Cera Stribley), Deanna Tambassis (Winnings Appliances) and Aleks Efeian (Gaggenau) to share new intel on the appliances and design innovations leading the kitchen evolution and uncover how design and consumer culture are influencing change. Register for Kirstin’s session.   David Trubridge . Global Designer Collaborations, by Offect of Sweden (presented by Flokk) David Trubridge has built his studio and its operation on a profound environmentally-conscious philosophy, which informs all aspects of the studio’s design and production. A true lover of nature and the outdoors, concern for the environment has always come before profit for David Trubridge. This ethos is demonstrated in the studio’s dedication to sourcing environmentally sustainable materials. David Trubridge graduated from Newcastle University in England in 1972 with a degree in Naval architecture. Working briefly as a forester, David Trubridge taught himself to make furniture. He sailed around the world with his family before settling in New Zealand in 1985. His fortunes changed in 2001 when his Body Raft was taken to Milan and launched into production by Cappellini. This transformed a small-scale operation into a design studio with a strong presence in the global lighting and furniture markets. In his session, David will be joined by Andrea Ruggerio and Jin Kuramoto to share insights into the design processes of their newly released Flokk products, Waka, Soundsticks and Maki. Register for David’s session.   Meryl Hare . The Rebirth of the Kitchen (presented by Sub-Zero Wolf) Meryl Hare is Principal and Design Director of interior design practice Hare + Klein formed in Sydney in 1989. Hare + Klein is a five-time winner of the prestigious Australian Interior Design Awards, has won an Australian Timber Award, the inaugural Future Home Green Interiors Award, H&G’s Top 50 Rooms, was shortlisted for the international 2017 WIN Awards and has been selected for the prestigious Andrew Martin International Design Review in eleven volumes. Meryl is an Accredited Designer and a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia, she has received a citation for services to the Design Industry and was inducted to the DIA Hall of Fame in 2011 and House & Garden Hall of Fame in 2018. In 2014 Meryl co-authored with David Clark, a book of Hare + Klein’s work titled ‘Hare + Klein: Texture Colour Comfort’. Her second book, titled ‘Interior’, was released in 2020. Hare + Klein has launched two rug collections of hand-knotted rugs from Nepal through Designer Rugs in 2014 and 2018, with a new collection due for release in 2020. In 2019 she launched HK Edit – a concept store showcasing furniture designed by Hare + Klein and made in Australia as well as rugs and an edit of favourite furniture and objects. For The Rebirth of the Kitchen, Meryl Hare (Hare & Klein), Simona Castagna (Minosa), Joanne Lawless (Lawless & Meyerson) and Greg Natale (Greg Natale Design) will look at how the kitchen has come to hero everything from sustainability to technological innovation, family life and the new work-from-home wave. Register for Meryl’s session.   Yasmine Ghoniem . Cocktail Hour! Four Pillars Gin x Cult (presented by Cult Design) Born to an Egyptian father and Australian mother, Yasmine’s projects are birthed from a nomadic childhood that provided the well-spring for her visionary flair as staging and storytelling inform her immersive approach to design. Her formative years were spent in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before studying interior design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in America, after which her star rose in the offices of Architropolis in Portland, OR, designing boutique hotel interiors and high end residences. Her intrepid instinct brought her to Sydney where in 2013 Yasmine founded the multi award-winning Sydney-based design collective, Amber Road, with her sister, landscape architect, Katy Svalbe. In the span of just six years, it won and/or was shortlisted for over 40 design accolades including the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards Emerging Design Star (winner, 2017) and the Editor’s Medal at the prestigious Interior Design Excellence Awards (winner, 2017), bolstering its reputation as one of Australia’s most directional and respected design studios. Yasmine established YSG in February 2020 as a multidisciplinary initiative encompassing her existing interior design practice and custom-designed ranges for the home. Her hybrid residential and hospitality projects have been lauded for their gutsy instinctual approach to design, where daring palette-plays, organic shapes and unexpected textural pairings elicit experiential outcomes with lasting impact. Within its inaugural year, YSG garnered myriad design accolades including: Best Residential Design, Best Residential Decoration and Best of NSW state at the 2020 Australian Interior Design Awards. This session will feature a 45-minute panel discussion between Yasmine, Matt Jones (Four Pillars), Richard Munao (Cult Design) and Tom Fereday followed by an exclusive cocktail masterclass. Over a cocktail (or three) our leading panel of experts will debrief on the unique and immersive design of the gin bar and the custom-made, Australian-designed furniture inside. Register for Yasmine’s session.   Greg Natale . The Rebirth of the Kitchen (presented by Sub-Zero Wolf) Multi-award-winning Australian designer Greg Natale is known for his masterly use of pattern and colour, and his bold application of both in creating tailored, curated and sophisticated spaces. Greg has released two books on interior design showcasing his unique style and his designs have featured in numerous local and international publications. Among the many awards to his name are International Luxury Designer of the Year for 2016 at High Point Market in North Carolina and, locally, Belle Interior Designer of the Year for both 2011 and 2014.  He has collaborated with local and global brands such as leading Australian firm Designer Rugs, classic French furniture label Grange, and Italian tile experts Bisazza, with whom he launched The Mosaico Collection during Milan Design Week 2017. Latest projects include a furniture range with American company Kindel and a new Greco-Roman wallpaper collection with Sydney-based Signature Prints. Greg continues to expand his business and currently has his own line of products available in Bergdorf Goodman, as well as a new flagship store in Sydney. For The Rebirth of the Kitchen, Meryl Hare (Hare & Klein), Simona Castagna (Minosa), Joanne Lawless (Lawless & Meyerson) and Greg Natale (Greg Natale Design) will look at how the kitchen has come to hero everything from sustainability to technological innovation, family life and the new work-from-home wave. Register for Greg’s session.   Kirsti Simpson . Out of Office: the New Working Culture (presented by Flokk) Kirsti is an internationally recognised specialist in workplace design who has earned a place on numerous boards – a testament to an impressive career defined by a number of ‘firsts’ in her profession. She brings a style and flair to work environments that are also highly practical – places that balance function and innovation to ensure they’re successful on day one and well into the future. Kirsti is a great advocate and ally for her national and international clients, and one of her strengths is her ability to listen wholeheartedly and think strategically to help them achieve their business goals. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland. In this session, Kirsti (HASSELL), Simon Pole (Unispace), Sue Fenton (Woods Bagot),  and Nic Brunsdon (Nic Brunsdon) will analyse the rapid shift we have experienced in workplaces to forecast a future of hybrid spaces. Register for Kirsti’s session.   Nic Brunsdon . Out of Office: the New Working Culture (presented by Flokk) Nic is the director of the design practice NIC BRUNSDON and the director of the urban program Spacemarket, which pairs disused spaces with useful people. Since its formation, Spacemarket has paired over 500 tenants across 20,000m2 of floorspace and continues to work across Australia to activate forgotten, unloved, and in-between use spaces that test the changing nature of work and occupancy.  He has worked on policy formation and development at all three levels of government, most recently leading the Design WA suite of built environment policies within the Department of Planning, Lands, and Heritage for the Western Australian State Government. In 2015 he was the winner of the Australian Institute of Architects Emerging Architect Award, firstly for Western Australia and then nationally. He is a past nominee for the 40 under 40 young business leaders award, a nominated thought leader for the City of Perth, the 2015 recipient of the Dulux International Study Tour for Emerging Architects, the 2017/18 recipient of the Gil Nicol Biennial International Study Bursary, a founding Board Member of Activate Perth, is a part of the upcoming season of Grand Designs Australia, and has recently received recognition at the World Architecture Festival, Dezeen Awards, Houses Awards, and Australian Institute of Architects Awards programs. In this session, Kirsti (HASSELL), Simon Pole (Unispace), Sue Fenton (Woods Bagot),  and Nic Brunsdon (Nic Brunsdon) will analyse the rapid shift we have experienced in workplaces to forecast a future of hybrid spaces. Register for Nic’s session.   Simon Pole . Out of Office: the New Working Culture (presented by Flokk) Simon has over 25 years experience leading exceptional and complex projects with clients globally. As the Global Director of Design at Unispace, Simon’s ideas enhance workplace performance and change the way businesses do business. He is a global leader in agile workstyles across multiple industry sectors, delivering ground-breaking concepts and award-winning environments for his clients. His forte is working closely with the c-suite to understand their business, to interpret the data and translate the words and numbers into tailored design solutions which enhance employee performance; ultimately changing the way businesses do business. In this session, Simon, Kirsti Simpson (HASSELL), Sue Fenton (Woods Bagot),  and Nic Brunsdon (Nic Brunsdon) will analyse the rapid shift we have experienced in workplaces to forecast a future of hybrid spaces. Register for Simon’s session.   Leone Lorrimer . The Winning Process (presented by Sculptform) For over 30 years Leone has been a recognisable presence in the architecture and design profession. Her projects have won numerous awards in Australia and internationally. She has been a leading design professional, a mentor and an executive director of two major international practices, as well as working as client to some of the world’s most famous architecture and design practices. Leone has recently been appointed as National Practice Leader for GHDWoodhead. In Leone’s session, she will be joined by Greg Hogg (Hogg & Lamb), Tristan Wong (SJB) and Jeremy Napier (Sculptform) to explore what it takes to design an award-winning project.  Register for Leone’s session.   Neil Durbach and Camilla Block  . Meeting of Minds: John Wardle and Durbach Block Jaggers in Conversation with Jan Henderson (presented by Tilt Industrial Design) Graduating from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1978, Neil Durbach set up practice in Sydney after winning the National competition for the new Royal Australian Institute of Architects headquarters building at Tusculum, Sydney in 1983. Camilla Block graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1991, and joined Neil Durbach in practice in 1992. In 1998, the office of Durbach Block Architects was established. Most recently Durbach Block Jaggers were awarded the 2020 NSW Architecture Medallion, the Sir G. Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture and the John Verge Award for Interior Architecture for the Phoenix Central Park Performance Space and Gallery with John Wardle Architects. DBJ have received the Robin Boyd Award three times for the best residential project in Australia, as well as State and National Architecture Awards across all building types, including public, education, commercial, residential, heritage and urban design. In this session, Camilla and Neil from Durbach Block Jaggers will be joined by John Wardle to discuss Sydney’s new Phoenix Central Park. This extraordinary gallery and performance space originated with a flexible, open-ended brief. In this intimate one-hour session, we gain rare insight from both architect and client, as they discuss the inception and fruition of this once-in-a-lifetime project. Register for Camilla & Neil's session.abc