Artichoke, December 2011

Artichoke, December 2011


Enjoy Australia’s most respected coverage of interior architecture, design, objects, people and products.


Oliver Kratzer.
Archive | Oliver Kratzer | 1 Dec 2011

Raising clients

Oliver Kratzer’s introduction to Artichoke 37.


A piece from Barbara Doran's Elle à Donné exhibition.
News | 1 Dec 2011

Design events from Artichoke 37

Design events from around Australia.

Edwards Moore's lighting for Keep Left.
News | 1 Dec 2011

Industry updates from Artichoke 37

News from the design industry.

Minnie Pwerle on fabric.
Product | 1 Dec 2011

Products from Artichoke 37

The latest design products.

Ryan Russell of Russell and George speaks at the round table.
Discussion | Niki Kalms | 1 Dec 2011

Design value in commercial interiors

A discussion on the value of design in commercial interiors at the Commercial Interiors Round Table in Melbourne.

Speakers Michael McCann from Dreamtime Australia Design on media and awards.
Discussion | 1 Oct 2011

Artichoke Night School No. 5: Business strategy

Michael McCann, Sam Davy and Angela Ferguson on strategies for building your design business.

Nicola Lloyd and Tim Grey in their Brisbane studio.
People | Margie Fraser | 8 Mar 2012

Nicola Lloyd talks design thinking

Queensland’s Smart State Design Fellow for 2011 speaks about her practice Lloyd Grey.

Ranjani Shettar, Sun-sneezers blow light bubbles, 2007–08. Collection of the artist, Bangalore. Featured in Dewdrops and Sunshine.
Archive | 20 Apr 2012

Design events from Artichoke 37

Design events from December 2011 – February 2012.

Food Design XL
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 20 Mar 2012

Food Design XL

A fun and enlightening book that shows you each tiny step that goes into what’s on your plate.

Doppelganger: Images of the Human Being
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 18 Apr 2012

Doppelganger: Images of the Human Being

This book explores the human body as art.

Colour Hunting: How Colour Influences What We Buy, Make and Feel
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 23 Apr 2012

Colour Hunting

The book considers how we subconsciously perceive colours and how those perceptions can influence what we buy and feel.


Kangaroo hide and fur covering the chairs creates a surface you want to touch.
Projects | 6 Mar 2012

Vue de Monde

This Melburnian restaurant boasts inky black interiors by Elenberg Fraser inspired by the Yarra River flood plain.

The bar’s design is clean and simple, with hand-blown glass ball lights suspended above.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 20 Mar 2012


With crisp architecture that is at once spare, masculine and luxurious, Esquire is Brisbane’s newest hot spot.

The dining space with fireplace and sculptural wine cellar beyond.
Projects | Penny Craswell | 4 Apr 2012

Concrete Blonde

Artisan-made, bespoke features make the interior of this Sydney nightspot by Dreamtime Australia Design unique.

Briggs Family Tea Service by Trent Jansen, limited edition of five.
Discussion | Lou Weis | 1 Dec 2011

Broached Commissions: Broached Colonial

Lou Weis, of the Broached Commissions, describes a project that draws on Australian history for a series of design objects.

Oru by Chris Hardy, 2010.
Discussion | Rodney Hayward | 1 Dec 2011

Australian Chair Survey

Former head of furniture at the ANU School of Art Rodney Hayward summarizes the recent Australian Chair Survey exhibition.

La Prima Ballerina by Simone Leamon, 2011.
Discussion | Joanne Cys | 1 Dec 2011

Prototyping: Making Ideas Exhibition

An exhibition representing the most challenging and creative part of the design process.

Dale Hardiman, Kids Straw Stool, a biodegradable design made from pea straw.
Discussion | Esther Anatolitis | 1 Dec 2011

Fringe Furniture

The 2011 Fringe Furniture program centred on the theme of Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark.

Khai Liew and Bruce Nuske, Bruce cabinet 
on stand, 2010.
Discussion | Colin Martin | 1 Dec 2011

The Collec+ors Exhibition

Collec+ors consists of six furniture pieces designed by Khai Liew in collaboration with six artisan colleagues.

Fable by Ross Didier.
People | 18 May 2012

Designer profiles

Eight designers who have contributed substantially to Australia’s design fabric.

The white curves of the main stair are influenced by the Seidler base building.
Projects | Penny Craswell | 17 Apr 2012

GPT Group

GPT Group’s workplace interiors by Woods Bagot set out to reuse as much of the old fitout as possible.

Macquarie Group levels 08–09 at One Shelley Street, Sydney, designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects and Woods Bagot.
Discussion | Natalie Slessor | 8 Mar 2012

Workplace design and human behaviour

Natalie Slessor expounds the importance of understanding psychology and human behaviour in creating workplace interiors.

Skilled Medical
Projects | 17 May 2012

Skilled Medical

Hola Projects used salvaged materials from a previous fitout to create a workplace in warm tones with real character.

Interior collaborative spaces are a gesture 
to the colour spectrum of soundwaves.
Projects | Deborah Niski | 19 Apr 2012

Cochlear headquarters, interiors by Geyer

With interiors by Geyer, the Cochlear headquarters in Sydney is a fitting building for an innovative Australian organization.

A Day in the Life

Artillery Melbourne (left to right) Michael Edwards, Nick Leong, Ian Piggott, Carla Franzo, Gracie Coury, Sonja Duric.
People | 29 Mar 2012

A Day in the Life: Sonja Duric

What makes a design studio tick? We ask Sonja Duric, director of Artillery in Melbourne.

More articles

Flynn Talbot, X&Y Light, a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards 2011.
Discussion | Penny Craswell | 5 Apr 2012

Australian furniture design

Artichoke editor Penny Craswell considers Australia’s burgeoning furniture design scene.

Freud chair.
Product | 22 May 2012

New Australian furniture design

We collect some of the best new furniture designed in Australia, from both established and emerging designers.

Fluid Taxonomies, a light installation by Philippa Abbott and Simone Bliss at Do Design Space.

2011 State of Design

The 2011 festival took the theme Design That Moves. Emerging writers engaged with the program through Write On Design.

Intersect, 2011, by Tania Spencer, and Lace Fence by Joep Verhoeven of DEMAKERSVAN, part of Love Lace.
Discussion | Marcus Costello | 1 Dec 2011

Sydney Design 2011

Upcycling, a return to nostalgic forms, process and materials, the slow movement in food, gardening and transport.

Typological [r]evolution of the workplace
Discussion | Philip Vivian | 10 Apr 2012

Typological [r]evolution of the workplace

Philip Vivian charts the various typologies of the workplace and asks, ‘What’s next?’

Meeting zones are lined with environmentally friendly EchoPanels.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 8 May 2012

Plus Architecture’s offices

The Plus Architecture team’s design for its own offices.