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Artichoke Issue 72 September 2020

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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1 min.

The relationship between client and designer can make or break a project. A successful working partnership is founded on trust, communication and respect – and it is these characteristics that often lead to the best work. As designers, it is your responsibility to show the value that good design can bring, while working within the constraints and business prerogatives set out by your clients. Listening, understanding and engaging not only helps projects go more smoothly, but makes for lasting business relationships. For Melbourne-based studio Carr, the Norton Rose Fulbright Sydney office (page 78) marks its thirteenth time working for the law firm over 19 years. Over this period, Carr has become acutely familiar with its client’s aspirations, working styles and evolution, and the communication process between designer and client has become…

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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. Prior (page 44) Peter Bennetts is a Melbourne-based globe-roaming architectural photographer whose work appears in internationally acclaimed publications. The Link at Chadstone (page 16) Sing d’Arcy is a senior lecturer in the interior architecture program at the University of New South Wales. Sing has published in the area of architectural and design history, and the history of Sydney interiors. SJB Sydney Studio (page 88) Thomas Daniell is professor of Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism at Kyoto University, Japan. His most recent book is An Anatomy of Influence. Aman Kyoto (page 102) Ying-Lan Dann is an RMIT Interior Design Industry Fellow within the School of Architecture and Urban Design. She…

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the edit

The Ceto collection by Ross Gardam Ross Gardam’s Ceto lighting collection is evocative of ripples on the surface of the ocean. The unique rippled glass of the sculptural luminaires was developed through experimentation with traditional optic glassblowing techniques. The ripples are on the inner side of the shade while the external shape remains smooth. The various configurations of the Ceto light – chandelier, floor lamp, wall lighting and pendant – share a delicate balance between the organic glass elements and the machined aluminium components. Ross Gardam — rossgardam.com.au Kun Design Lotus planters from Domo The latest pieces from the Kun Design range feature symmetrical and striking designs, mixed with bold colours and luxurious materials. Inspired by nature and life, the latest collection, Lotus, plays on these associations with quirky designs that add personality and…

4 min.
the link at chadstone

When Chadstone Shopping Centre was envisaged as a groundbreaking suburban retail hub 60 years ago, its site in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs was still a paddock, accessible only by cars. Today, Vicinity Centres, the owner of the huge retail complex, remains focused on innovating physical retail spaces, but with quite a different outlook to the days when cars were at the heart of masterplanning. The Link is a street for pedestrians. It “stitches restaurants, retail, the hotel and other future use within this huge site,” explains project leader Jacob Alsop of the Sydney-, London-and Hong Kong-based firm Make Architects. Situated between the reclaimed edge of a multi-level car park and an existing building, the pedestrian walk rises three levels and spans 110 metres to connect the retail centre, the recently completed Hotel…

5 min.
darling exchange market hall

Darling Square is the most recent piece in the New South Wales state government’s $4 billion-dollar redevelopment of Darling Harbour. Located on the edge of Chinatown on the southern side of the harbour, the centrepiece of the project is the Darling Exchange, a circular building by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Associates. In 2017, Anthony Gill Architects (AGA) was one of three practices invited by developer Lendlease to pitch for the design of the market hall that would occupy the ground floor of Kuma’s Darling Exchange. The brief suggested that some tenants might be grocers, florists or bakers, while others would serve food and be open for breakfast or dinner, with an overlap during the day. Flexibility would be key to allow some outlets to shut while others remained open. AGA is…

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lee mathews james street

Long a welcome convenience, online shopping became something of a necessity in 2020 – the year that “social distancing” was etched into our everyday lexicon. For a great portion of this year, and more than ever, we have double-clicked our way through virtual “shopfronts” and conscientiously waited for packages to land on doorsteps by contactless delivery. Now, as we shimmy forth from the comfort and monotony of our domestic chrysalids and re-enter society, many of us want, or even crave, more from our shopping experience than the sensation of harsh blue light on the eyes and unrelenting scrolls of the fingertips. Such sensuousness is at the design heart of Lee Mathews’ latest store by Fiona Lynch. Located on leafy James Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, this new Queensland home for Mathews’…