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Artichoke Issue 66 March 2019

Artichoke, Australia’s most respected interior architecture and design magazine, presents inspiring examples of design excellence and engaging discussion of design issues to industry professionals and a broader audience of design-savvy consumers. It reviews significant new projects, profiles designers, showcases new products and explores creative design collaborations. It is the national magazine of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

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Australia
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English
Publisher:
Architecture Media Pty Ltd
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welcome

At the time of writing, I’ve just returned from Business of Design Week (BODW) in Hong Kong, Asia’s most important design conference. For this year’s BODW, Melbourne was the partner city and more than one hundred Victorian designs – across architecture, interiors, industrial design, furniture, fashion, technology and more – were on show to a global audience inside the purpose-built Melbourne Pavilion. In addition, more than twenty Melbourne designers and creatives spoke at the three-day summit. The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, who officially opened the Melbourne Pavilion, said it was the biggest international showcase of Melbourne design ever staged. Whether it was listening to Rob Adams AM from City of Melbourne speak about dedicating thirty-five years to the “urban choreography” process of transforming Melbourne from a city in…

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professional practice takes practice

In the last issue of Artichoke I wrote about the value of design, arguing that we need to shift our thinking about how it is communicated and understood, especially given the shifts in our own approaches – designers don’t just use design in order to make “stuff,” we use design to make stuff happen. (Well, I’m pleased to say some “stuff” certainly happened in response to that comment!) Since its publication, many of you have been in touch, sharing how this simple statement made a personal impact, offering a moment of validation that you’re on the right path, that what you do is recognized and that it matters. Of course, this is all very gratifying for the ego, but more importantly it gave me renewed inspiration. And so with the advent…

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contributors

Kate Ballis is a Melbourne-based artist who travels the globe photographing otherworldly landscapes and subjects. She is intrigued by the concept of making the unseen seen. Her book Infra Realism, published by Manuscript Publishing, was launched in Australia in November. Techne Studio (page 94) Marcus Baumgart is a designer and writer, and a founding director of Baumgart Clark Architects with long-time collaborator John A. Clark. You can read about their adventures at www.help.design. Techne Studio (page 94) Claire Beale is the National President of the DIA. She is a Melbourne-based textile designer, design educator and programs manager of the Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) and Bachelor of Textiles (Design) (Hons) degree programs in the School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT University. Comment (page 12) Rachael Bernstone is a writer who specializes in architecture and design.…

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in brief

Adamas wall light by Savage Design The Adamas wall light by Savage Design is machined from solid brass or stainless steel. With its warm precious metal creating a feature point on the wall, Adamas works effectively as a single light, or it can be lined up in numbers down a hallway for extra impact. The distinctive knurled pattern on the exterior of the light gives it its name, Adamas, which comes from the ancient Greek word for “diamond.” Savage Design — savagedesign.com.au Blackbook Executive by Jane Holmes ID Jane Holmes ID has designed a “corporate but playful” office for recruitment company Blackbook Executive in Melbourne’s South Yarra. A monochromatic palette of dark charcoal, marble and warm timber tones has been used to create a sophisticated mood throughout. Bold pops of vibrant greens and blues…

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caravan ii

“Who said sequels suck?” This is Flack Studio’s bold declaration about Caravan II, the second in a series of cafes and bakeries recently opened by husband-and-wife team Adam Kane and Jessica Chung in Seoul, South Korea, all designed by Flack Studio. The task of creating a sequel is often weighty, a tricky balancing act of capturing and continuing the essence and charm that made its predecessor such a success while bringing something surprising and fresh to the table. This was understandably at the forefront of Flack Studio founding director David Flack’s mind when approaching the design of Caravan II, especially as the brand and identity of the franchise is intimately linked to the personal history and stories of the owners. The name Caravan was inspired by the memories both Chung, a…

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bert’s bar & brasserie

Newport has been a popular destination since the 1880s when The Newport Arms Hotel attracted daytrippers and holiday-makers arriving via coach and paddle-steamer to Sydney’s northern beaches. Hospitality company Merivale bought The Newport Arms Hotel in 2015, renamed it The Newport and engaged Akin Atelier to design the redevelopment. The first stage transformed the iconic beer garden into a leafy oasis offering a variety of experiences. The second stage – Bert’s Bar & Brasserie – adds to that variety with a relaxed, sophisticated venue that pays homage to Newport’s history as a holiday destination. “People would be on holiday but still want reason to get dressed up and enjoy a sense of occasion,” says Kelvin Ho, founding director of Akin Atelier. The design team worked closely with Justin and Bettina Hemmes of…

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