(inside) interior design review

No. 113

The premier professional journal for today's interior architects and designers in Australia, presenting the latest in cutting-edge interior projects and insightful discussions addressing the industry's most relevant topics to date. For the sophisticated and innovative designer, (inside) chronicles the ongoing conversation of design, both globally and locally, and the creative prowess that drives it forward. Our continued support of the Australian design industry through IDEA (Interior Design Excellence Awards) and its annual programme nurtures both young and established designers, boasting their work locally and overseas.

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in this issue

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Restlessness and a stubborn resistance to the status quo. As I write this, much of the country is once again sheltering in place. The feeling of déjà vu all the more unwelcome for its unexpected return in 2021. We are feeling restless, eager for the return to ‘normal’. To me, the projects and practices featured in this issue resonate with the same sentiments. Affected as they are by all that has happened around us, they still, somehow, shine brightly and beautifully as examples not just of the potential of Australian design, but of its future. They are full of joy and hope and an eagerness for the day when we can gather once more, at home and in public, without a thought for social distancing. But many of them are…

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EMMA-KATE WILSON Emma-Kate Wilson is a Sydney-based contemporary art and design writer. Her writing examines current trends in global interior design and architecture, as well as the broader cultural impact of art and design. After moving to Australia from the UK in 2013, the writer has immersed herself in the visual language of the country — specialising in designers’ and artists’ pursuit of creative practice. SARAH HETHERINGTON Sarah Hetherington is Director of Galleries at Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s leading art fair, and moonlights as a freelance art, architecture and design writer. Sarah has contributed to a range of arts magazines including Art World, Eyeline, The Art Market Report and Vault. She is also a member of the International Association of Art Critics. RACHAEL BERNSTONE Rachael Bernstone is a freelance architecture and sustainable design journalist from Perth.…

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The first monograph on the Japan-born, Sydney-based architect Koichi Takada is a love letter to organic architecture, humanistic values and holistic design. Form follows nature in the projects that grace its pages – a smattering of the many Takada has completed to date, scattered across Australia, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. Projects like the breathtaking and award-winning National Museum of Qatar in Doha with its undulating European oak walls modelled after the Dahl Al Misfir caves and Brisbane’s Urban Forest, which will feature the world’s tallest manmade waterfall cascading from its rooftop pool deck to dissipate, with a misting effect, on its podium’s green walls and ground level planting. Koichi Takada Architecture, Nature and Design features more than 200 pages of photographs, sketches and images of nature interwoven…

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the mix

SHOP LEXI MKII X PHOENIX TAPWARE Proudly designed in Australia, the award-winnng Lexi MKII collection builds on the distinctive linear profile of Lexi with a sleeker, more sophisticated aesthetic. The slender profiled outlet and pin handle is now elongated and sits vertically, offering a more streamlined and complex engineering element. A standout feature of the new collection is the energy-saving Cold Start cartridge technology as featured in the Lexi MKII Basin and Vessel Mixers, which have both achieved a WELS 6-star rating for water efficiency. phoenixtapware.com.au “From Cosmopolitan-inspired vodka to gin that evokes warm summer sunsets, the three blends these creatives envisaged don’t disappoint! Pick your favourite flavour, splash your name across the front of the label and enjoy sipping on designer spirits.” READ WORKS BY MIM DESIGN Locally produced, published and printed in Australia with a…

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daniel boddam

“I’m inspired by the simplicity and elegance of Christian Liaigre, Vincent Van Duysen and Joseph Dirand. I admire the craftsmanship and timelessness of their work.”DANIEL BODDAM ORIGIN STORY Both of my parents were in architecture. As a child we travelled regularly, and having a Venezuelan mother we would often visit relatives in Venezuela via New York and Miami. Each trip was centred on architecture. AESTHETIC A pursuit of simplicity, a singular belief that a sense of calm and well-being can be achieved through design. SECRET TO STAYING CREATIVE I used to have a much larger studio in Sydney, but, in 2017, I noticed all of my designs were being produced from home. I feel my most creative within an environment that offers a sense of tranquillity and freedom. MUSES? NATURE Going for walks and looking…

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PROJECT COLLINGWOOD MEDICAL PRACTICE MCCLUSKEY STUDIO WITH SJB PHOTOGRAPHER DEREK SWALWELL Evoking a sense of tranquillity in the cultural heart of Melbourne, Collingwood Medical is the debut commercial project by interior design practice, McCluskey Studio. Designed in collaboration with SJB, the space spans two levels and takes cues from the architectural form of the building in which it resides. As the lift doors open, green detailing weaves down from the building’s façade and bold green stairwell and into the green natural stone of the reception desk, delivering a sense of calm and relief. Soft green curved walls lead to treatment rooms, drawing the eye out and mimicking the industrial forms of the building and external architectural arches. Interiors seeks serenity while catering to the requirements of a medical facility and its state-of-the-art equipment by mixing…