Artichoke, June 2011

Artichoke, June 2011


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


Perchées lamp.
Product | 5 Sep 2011

Design products to dream of

The latest design products from Artichoke.


Small Home, Gallery and Office in West End by James Russell Architect.
Award | 2 Aug 2011

2011 AIDA winners

The winners of the Australian Interior Design Awards 2011 were announced on 15 April 2011.

Martha McDonald, The Weeping Dress (detail), 2010.
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 31 Aug 2011

L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011

The 2011 festival invited the wider community to experience fashion and design through exhibitions, films and installations.

Australian delegate Suzie Attiwill MDIA, associate professor of interior design at RMIT and Idea Chair, signing the IFI Interiors declaration.
Discussion | Joanne Cys | 4 Jul 2011

IFI Global Symposium

The conclusion of this interior design global symposium saw the New York Declaration signed.

Staging Space: Scenic Interiors and Spatial Experiences.
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 31 Aug 2011

Scenic Interiors and Spatial Experiences

Staging Space: Scenic Interiors and Spatial Experiences is about creating a visual identity that affects the user.


The Life Aquatic by Stephanie Lague.
Discussion | 1 Aug 2011

DIA South Australia Awards 2010

The best of South Australian design was celebrated at the Laminex Group DIA SA Design Awards in Adelaide in November 2010.

Urban Station communal workspace
Projects | Jan Henderson | 15 Sep 2011

Urban Station communal workspace

Buenos Aires has a new sensation called Urban Station – a communal workspace rented by the hour to mobile professionals.


Design Anthropology: Object Culture in the 21st Century
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 5 Sep 2011

Design Anthropology

A collection of more than fifteen essays by design thinkers edited by Alison J. Clarke.

This book is a neat little collection of ingenious cardboard objects from around the world.
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 4 Jul 2011

Cardboard Book

This book is a collection of projects from around the world, saluting that recognizable and disposable material – cardboard.

Functional Aesthetics: Visions in Fashionable Technology
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 6 Sep 2011

Functional Aesthetics

Sabine Seymour’s book delves into the next generation of wearable, functional and state-of-the-art design.


The Faculty of Arts Graduate School at the University of Melbourne by Bates Smart.
Discussion | Clare Newton | 1 Sep 2011

Innovative learning spaces

Many factors play into the creation of successful, forward-thinking learning spaces.

Dandenong High School, designed by Mary Featherston Design.
Discussion | Kellee Frith | 1 Sep 2011

Mary Featherston’s school designs

Reflecting a shift towards collaborative and experience-based learning, Featherston’s designs are purposeful and flexible.

Corridor with the green internet pod, left and Pixel wall, right.

Bangkok University Creative Center

The Bangkok University Creative Center critiques, challenges and questions the identities and activities of young people.

The building’s permeable facade opens onto a central green playground.
Ideas | Margie Fraser | 2 Sep 2011

Clayfield College by Archibett

The ubiquitous Queenslander verandah morphs into flexible indoor–outdoor classrooms in this new Brisbane school by Archibett.

Outdoor learning at St Monica’s by Baldasso Cortese.
Projects | Susan Wilks | 2 Sep 2011

Three school projects go beyond the classroom

Architects and designers are creating fresh school environments to support a new era in education delivery.

Scale model showing the interior; design by 
Gehry Partners.
News | Melonie Bayl-Smith | 6 Sep 2011

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building by Gehry

UTS’s appointment of Gehry Partners as architects created instant controversy – but what is Gehry’s proposal?

Training space for teachers created for Independent Schools Victoria by BVN Architecture.
Discussion | Bill Dowzer | 6 Sep 2011

Design and technology change classrooms

Interaction between design and technology is seeing classrooms evolve into dynamic learning spaces via the virtual world.

Desso carpet.
Product | 7 Sep 2011

Products for learning environments

Products for learning environments from Artichoke.


Upstairs, one of the group teaching rooms with seating in clusters.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 5 Sep 2011

Baldwin Spencer Building

A new learning centre at Melbourne University, by Woods Bagot, injects modern student-focused design into a heritage skin.

Spaces are zoned according to activity and relational heights for different age groups.
Projects | Susan Sherringham | 7 Sep 2011

Kids Inc Childcare at the Zenith

This Sydney childcare centre by Futurespace is sensory, playful and safe.

External colours and materials were chosen to make the building blend in with the predominantly red brick campus.
Projects | Rachel Hurst | 8 Sep 2011

Innova21, University of Adelaide

The Innova21 building by DesignInc echoes the textured, layered approach of Charles and Ray Eames.

Reception to the university’s Central Clinical School on level 6.
Projects | Jenni Calzini | 9 Sep 2011

Monash Uni’s medical teaching facilities

Bates Smart’s highly complex interior is flexible and appealing.

Voids have been cut through the architecture to help create a sense of openness and orientation.
Projects | Elana Castle and Penny Craswell | 14 Sep 2011

Westfield, Sydney CBD

John Wardle Architects, Wonderwall and Westfield’s collaborate on a major Sydney redevelopment.

The bar is in reflective bronze, while other materials and furnishings are light and airy.
Projects | Stephanie Williams | 15 Sep 2011


The Stokehouse’s interior by Pascale Gomes-McNabb features the materiality of brass, timber and oak.

Colour has been used throughout to identify functional areas.
Projects | Hélène Frichot | 16 Sep 2011

Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne

Tasteful and universal, Gray Puksand’s interiors for the CAE, in Melbourne, include layers that reference the street below.


The solid timber parquetry is interspersed with mirror inlays towards the changing rooms.
Projects | Marg Hearn | 13 Sep 2011

Thurley’s flagship store in Melbourne

Russell & George’s unified space for the Melbourne Thurley store belies a richly layered and detailed interior.

White interiors are framed in black when viewed from the outside.
Projects | Cassie Hansen | 9 Sep 2011

Kenzo Melbourne

Kenzo’s Melbourne store is an enchanting example of simple and rich design that reflects and complements the brand.

Tank Fish and Chippery.
Projects | Marg Hearn | 13 Sep 2011

Tank Fish and Chippery

Anna Drummond applies a set-design-inspired approach to space making at Melbourne’s Tank Fish and Chippery.

Virgilio Forchiassin, Living Space Mobile 
Kitchen Unit, 1968.
Discussion | Colin Martin | 8 Sep 2011

Counter Space

An exhibition at MoMA in New York looks at the history of kitchen design, including aesthetics, technologies and ideologies.

Soft Architecture lighting collection by Flos
Product | Penny Craswell | 7 Sep 2011

Soft Architecture lighting by Flos

Soft Architecture by Flos explores a light not as an object, but as a glowing extension of the architecture itself.

Garagistes wine and food bar, in Hobart, by Paul Johnston Architects.
Projects | Judith Abell | 13 Sep 2011

Garagistes wine and food bar

This Tasmanian garage converted to a wine and food bar has a rough, stripped-back shell furnished with honest material.

Brent Knoll house by March Studio.
Discussion | Marg Hearn | 7 Sep 2011

The power of transdisciplinary design

Greatly enriched design solutions can be created when different design disciplines pool ideas.

(Left to Right) Spiky Sea Sponge; Hollow Pink Tube; Orange Shell; Bearded Shell; Purple Weed, brooches from the Scintilla series (2010), oxidized sterling silver, enamel paint, wax, dimensions variable.
Discussion | Wendy Walker | 5 Jul 2011

Exhibition: Julie Blyfield

An exhibition of Adelaide-based Julie Blyfield’s jewellery and objects.

Second Edition cafe-bookshop
Projects | Jan Henderson | 14 Sep 2011

Second Edition cafe-bookshop

DEA Interiors’ design for this charitable cafe-bookshop in Melbourne injects new life into old objects.

The Debutants from Between Worlds, 2009, pigment ink print, 105 × 105 cm, edition of 8.
Discussion | Marcus Costello | 10 Sep 2011

Polixeni Papapetrou exhibition

Marcus Costello reviews Polexeni Papapetrou’s exhibition of photographs, Tales from Elsewhere.

Reception is in simple white, with the artworks taking centre stage.
Projects | Niki Kalms | 12 Sep 2011

The Blackman

The Blackman hotel is designed around its collection of artworks by iconic Australian artist Charles Blackman.


Yves Béhar inspects the back of the SAYL chair.
People | Deborah Niski | 4 Aug 2011

Profile: Yves Béhar – designer

Following his $100 laptop and glasses project for Mexican kids, Yves Béhar brings the same design principles to the new SAYL chair.

A Day in the Life

Joel Sampson.
People | 3 Aug 2011

A Day in the Life: Joel Sampson

What makes a design studio tick? Artichoke magazine asks Joel Sampson, interior designer in the Hassell Sydney studio.