George Surtees in 2012. Photo: Rita Bila

Modern Baroque: The designs of George Surtees

When the Boulevard Hotel opened in Sydney in May 1973, it was promoted ‘as one of the world’s great hotels’ (1). With its distinctive arch-pattern topped façade, and ‘sculptured’street-level colonnade, the Boulevard quickly established itself as a city landmark. It … Continue reading

Cinema at 5 o'clock, Nika Zupanc, SaloneSatellite 2012

SaloneSatellite, Milan 2012

Started 14 years ago by Marva Griffin, Satellite, part of Milan’s famous Salon Internazionale del Mobile has grown from just 55 stands and 101 designers in it’s first year to one of the world’s most important platforms for young furniture and lighting designers. … Continue reading


In conversation with Erwan Bouroullec: kilim technology and the Losanges Project

Erwan Bouroullec is one half of French industrial design duo, les frères Bouroullec. Since launching his partnership with brother Ronan in 1997, Erwan has undertaken projects with numerous manufacturers, including Vitra, Kvadrat, Magis, Kartell, Established and Sons, Ligne Roset, Axor, Alessi, Issey Miyake, Cappellini and more recently Flos and Mattiazzi. Continue reading