Based in Adelaide, Khai Liew has literally, designed an amazing life and career. As an object maker par excellence he is unrivalled and his work is desired by all who see it. He is the epitome of the quiet achiever who has reached the ultimate in his profession as a leader on a global stage.
Designer Kit Willow is blazing a trail with KITX. Her second fashion label – which came into being in 2015 – has a powerful mandate to champion planet conscious fashion for future generations, without sacrificing style and quality.
In 2015 local designer Rachel Vosila challenged existing perceptions, as well as her own, of what a chair could and should be designing one chair a week for a year, her One A Week Project. Now, she’s interested in telling stories through families of furniture.
Resident is a New Zealand design practice driven by Scott Bridgens and Simon James who collaborate with a select group of designers. And as Rebecca Gross learns, its high-quality furniture and lighting is the unique result of these conditions and relationships.
Franco Crea debuted the latest additions to the Mila family – a collection of stools and chairs that continues his slimline aesthetic and playful attitude towards texture.
Alana Langan and Jacqui Vidal are co-founders of Melbourne-based botanical wares studio, Ivy Muse. Habitus Living reporter, Ashley Tucker spoke with Alana and Jacqui to learn about their successful design practice and brand new collection.
For Studio Elke’s Elke Kramer, design is a constant work in progress, and she finds herself consciously going out of her way to create designs that no one else is creating: “As soon as you find yourself pinpointing a single influence, I feel like I’m becoming a cliché, so I try my best to eject that from my work.”
Tom Skeehan’s career trajectory has taken off since being shortlisted in Launchpad 2012. Leanne Amodeo talks to the emerging designer about his inspirations, local manufacturers and what he thinks of the current state of Australian design.