Woods Bagot serves up the nostalgia of ‘now’ at Melbourne’s new Next Hotel.
Founded in 1997 by William Smart, Smart Design Studio (SDS) draws on a philosophy of deeply embedded function. This self-reflective visual essay connects the dots, the nuance and the relationships across a selection of the studio’s projects.
For more than 15 years, Bourke Street, Surry Hills was home to the Smart Design Studio team, but also William Smart with his residence above the office. The same approach has been applied to an all-new home and work space, taking key learnings from the old. This is Version Two.
It’s a win/win in Collingwood where Six Degrees have designed a new venue for STREAT, providing a youth training academy and revitalising a near-derelict property and industrial streetscape.
There’s nothing wrong with celebrating the golden eras of design, but there’s a fine line before taking it too far. No.19 café by Biasol in Melbourne shows us case-in-point how to lift design cues from our past all the while keeping things contemporary.
The ‘New Spring’ installation for Milan 2017 will have you graming and hashtaging like nobody’s business. And it’s the marker of what next-gen retail should be.
New York-founded, Hong Kong-based Lim + Lu have brought their distinctive east-meets-west design style to a new café–restaurant on the central district in Hong Kong.
Across all industries – fashion, furniture, interior and architecture – Australian Design deserves a round of applause: we’re seeing artistic beings exhibit their creative flair against long-lasting success.
It’s not just passion, it’s not just skill, and it’s not just knowing the right people. Staying alive – and relevant – in the design industry is an intricate balance of all three. And for nearly 20 years, Farage has had the winning combination.