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At The Forefront

Design Hunters

At Home With Vincent Lim And Elaine Lu Of Lim + Lu

Husband-and-wife team Vince Lim and Elaine Lu have gone from strength to strength since they founded design studio Lim + Lu two years ago. Tamsin Bradshaw finds out how they combine love and work on a visit to their fresh, flexible home in Hong Kong’s Happy Valley.

Architecture

Opening Up An Interwar Duplex

Looking at the existing floor plan of a three storey, interwar duplex, Foomann Architects could see the potential for a new way of living for a family of five.

Architecture

A Japanese Sensibility Guides A Singaporean Residence

The Faber Drive House by HYLA Architects showcases all the goodness well-designed courtyards can bring into a semi-detached home.

Design Hunters

4 Ways In Which Richard Munao Has Seen The Consumption Of Design Shift

With a 20-years-in-business milestone under his belt, who better to talk to than CULT founder and Managing Director Richard Munao about the changing landscape of design consumption in Australia.

Architecture

Twin Townhouses In Melbourne Reveal A Hamburger-Like Plan

The Linardi Townhouse in Collingwood, Melbourne, shows what can be achieved on the smallest of sites. Built vertically over six levels, these twin townhouses are beautifully crafted by designers and owners Jesse and Seada Linardi.

Design Hunters

International Style: A Reference Point For When East Met West

When International Style began making waves in Europe in the early 20th century, it didn’t take long to make its way down the globe into South East Asia. But the real magic happened at the crossing point between east and west.

INDE Awards Timeline

Tapping Into One Of Singapore’s Most Engaging Designers: Olivia Lee

The Singaporean-born and based, Central Saint Martins-educated designer founded her eponymous studio in 2013. Since then her portfolio has bounced back and forth between industrial and spatial design.

The INDE.Awards 2018 Shortlist Has Been Released!

In the second year of Indesign Media’s INDE.Awards, more than 400 incredibly diverse projects, people, products and ideas – widespread across the Asia Pacific – were submitted into the running. The esteemed jury of the 2018 INDE.Awards have made their selections. Here they are…

Modern Living Is An Art Form – Here’s How To Perfect It

We’ve never been more high-tech, never been more ‘connected’. But, what does modern living look like? Let’s ask Gaggenau, your 2018 partner for the Living Space at the INDE.Awards!

Celebrating Hecker Guthrie’s New Melbourne Retail Space

Step inside this new Melbourne retail showroom by Hecker Guthrie and see how Schiavello embarks on a new era of design for the Australian market.

From our Friends

A Bundle Of Joy

Soft, gentle, inviting. The Bundle Sofa makes a compelling argument for why the sofa is the most important piece in your living room.

Liebherr And Things To Know About Wine Cellars

Like a kid in a candy store or a bookworm in a bookshop, wine connoisseurs know the value of vintage bottle stored correctly. And Liebherr’s new built-in dual zone wine cellar is here to provide that home.

ILVE cooking up designs for true foodies

As Australia continues to foster a world-class foodie culture, more and more home cooks are searching for innovative equipment to cater to their growing needs. ILVE has always been at the forefront of the foodie movement, with ILVE Australia heavily influencing the design of their global appliances.

Cooler Design, Fresher Food With Vario

Fitting within standard integrated spaces, the newly launched Vario 200 series refrigerators are the perfect solution to modern refrigeration.

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From The Archive

Around The World

Film Inspired Design: The Budapest Cafe In China By Biasol

Nestled in the cinematic urban landscape of Chengdu, China, is a blockbuster destination with whimsical character and international appeal. The Budapest Café is inspired by Director Wes Anderson’s distinctive visual style and Melbourne’s signature café culture.

Architecture

Open-Plan Architecture And Plenty Of Space For Yoga

Kouichi Kimura of FORM Architects, creates an open-plan residence in Japan’s Shiga Prefecture, connecting living spaces with a key outdoor patio for the owners own private yoga studio.

Design Hunters

For Gabriel Tan, Time Is Of The Essence

Product designer Gabriel Tan thinks designers should spend more time with their clients and manufacturers. For him, this approach, coupled with a desire for timelessness in design, has led to the creation of an endearing portfolio of products.

Architecture

A True Modernist by KAVELLARIS URBAN DESIGN

Integrating optical illusions into the design, this home from KAVELLARIS URBAN DESIGN beautifully subverts the canon of the classic home.

Design Hunters

Ode To Eastern Bathroom Design

Forget cherry blossom motifs, Asia’s cultural principles are influencing modern bathroom designs in far deeper ways. More than ever, designers are looking to the Eastern values of simplicity, balance and connection to nature to create calming retreats in our homes, just when we need it most.

Architecture

Living On Higher Ground

Fabian Tan recasts the barn as a lofty living space with Knikno House, a two-storey home in Malaysia.

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