Artichoke, March 2011

Artichoke, March 2011


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


Oliver Kratzer, DIA national president.
Archive | Oliver Kratzer | 15 Oct 2011

Pedal to the metal

Oliver Kratzer’s introduction to the March 2011 issue of Artichoke – his first as national president of the DIA.


The Journey by Frost Design in collaboration with artist Robert Foster of Fink & Co.
Archive | 4 Feb 2012

News flash

News stories from Artichoke 34.

Stylecraft Adelaide.
Archive | 25 Jan 2012

News scope

News from Artichoke 34.

The ANZ Centre by Hassell was the winning project In the interiors category at the World Architecture Festival 2010.
Discussion | Robert Backhouse | 20 Oct 2011

WAF: 2010 Interiors category

Hassell’s Rob Backhouse reports on the interiors category of the 2010 World Architecture Festival in Barcelona.

DIA WA Forum
Discussion | Sarah-Jane Beeck | 11 Mar 2011

DIA WA Forum

The Design Institute of Australia WA’s annual forum provided an array of inspiring speakers.

At Fringe Furniture, the installation by Edwards Moore showed furniture on mounds of chipped wood.
Discussion | Penny Modra | 11 Mar 2011

Melbourne Fringe

Melbourne’s 2010 Fringe Furniture examined the concept “The city has a face …the country has a soul.”


Florinda pendant lights.
Product | 17 Oct 2011

Design products: Editor’s pick

Artichoke editor Penny Craswell lists her favourite products.


Architect Sir Peter Cook gave the Nielsen design lecture.
Discussion | Margie Fraser | 28 Jul 2011

Unlimited: Asia Pacific Design Triennial

The first Asia Pacific Design Triennial, held in Brisbane in October 2010, used design to address a range of regional needs.

The studio is a single open space with unclad structural columns.
Projects | Tarsha Finney | 24 Sep 2012

BVN Sydney Studio

In a true democratization of space, BVN’s Sydney studio consists of one single open-plan floor.

Rebranding included external, reception and way-finding elements.
Projects | Emily Potter | 4 Oct 2012

Norton Rose

Carr Design Group’s refit of Norton Rose’s reception in Melbourne takes rebranding to a new level.

Arras in yellow against charcoal grey.
Product | Evan Reeves | 1 Mar 2011

Arras workstation

A workstation celebrating flexibility, collaboration and the benefits of chance encounters.

Visitors balance on 
an undulating path.
Discussion | Colin Martin | 29 Jul 2011

Ernesto Neto: The Edges of the World

Brazilian sculptor Ernesto Neto’s immersive sculpture exhibition has an olfactory dimension.

The retail side of the store with mattt bags 
on display.
Projects | Kate Rhodes | 1 Mar 2011

Mattt studio and shop

After ten years of selling handmade bags, Matt Thomson opens the Mattt studio and store where you get to see it being made.

The ping chandelier was created in collaboration with ceramicist Alistair White.
People | Deborah Niski | 10 Oct 2011

Mance Design

Dean Gaylor and Christopher Boutsinis of Mance Design carry on the pioneering spirit established by founder Geoffrey Mance.

Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in the foundry, 2007.
People | Penny Craswell | 1 Mar 2011

Belgium: The Book of Job: Studio Job

Complete with gilt lettering, a faux leather cover and a reproduction of one of the books of the Bible, The Book of Job: Studio Job is a work of art in itself.

Changing Faces by Kristy Ballard.
Award | Cassie Hansen | 1 Mar 2011

Artichoke Student Prize

Chosen as the best interior design students, these graduates show a deep creative imagination over a range of different types.


Post-Traumatic Urbanism edited by A. Lahoud, C. Rice & A. Burke.
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 24 Oct 2011

Post-Traumatic Urbanism

This book, edited by A. Lahoud, C. Rice and A. Burke, looks at the role of the architect in the aftermath of disaster.

Left, Right, Up, Down: New Directions in Signage and Wayfinding.
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 25 Oct 2011

New Directions in Signage and Wayfinding

This book looks at some of the best examples of wayfinding systems, many of which create an identity for a venue.

Collection: Offices by Chris van Uffelen.
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 26 Oct 2011

Collection: Offices by Chris van Uffelen

This book focuses on the architectural innovation behind a variety of office buildings.

Planning office spaces: a practical guide for managers and designers
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 10 Mar 2011

Planning office spaces

The ultimate examples of office eminence, from craft rooms for messy brainstorming sessions to beanbag-filled games rooms.


Run to paradox
Discussion | Steve Coster | 28 Aug 2012

Run to paradox

Designing good workplaces, says Steve Koster, relies on embracing the conflicting needs of a modern workforce.

TBWA/Chiat/day, Los Angeles, by Clive Wilkinson Architects, 1998.
People | Elana Castle | 15 Oct 2011

Clive Wilkinson

Clive Wilkinson’s interiors have helped to define a twenty-first-century style of workplace.

Don Draper (Jon Hamm) at his office desk in the TV show Mad Men (2007–).
Discussion | Kirsten Stanisich | 3 Oct 2012

The Corporate Office and Mad Men

Amid changing approaches to workplace design, why don’t we want to feel corporate in the corporate office?

The Stair Lounge within the stair void which connects levels 7 & 8.
Discussion | Marcus Baumgart | 1 Mar 2011


The Melbourne office of ISIS, developed with Kann Finch.

The curved meeting room in the lift lobby is more like the lobby of a boutique hotel.
Projects | Scott Drake | 12 Mar 2011

9. Yarra

A Melbourne office tower by Bird de la Coeur melds weekday work with weekend style.

The level 4 reception with artwork on the back wall by John Peart.
Projects | Tarsha Finney | 20 Sep 2012

Cox Sydney Studio

Cox Richardson’s Sydney studio encourages communal, messy creativity.

The main work space, with two rows of desks made of pallets.
Report | Merel Kokhuis | 1 Mar 2011

BrandBase Pallet

For a temporary Amsterdam office the material is the starting point instead of the space.

Plantlife and natural light capture Queensland's indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Report | Margie Fraser | 15 Mar 2011


The new Brisbane headquarters for AECOM by BVN Donovan Hill brings together staff from across nine separate locations into a single cohesive space.

Work ware
Product | 21 Sep 2012

Work ware

Workplace design from Artichoke 34.


Glow-in-the-dark funeral jelly at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
People | Mark Scruby | 18 Oct 2011

Bompas & Parr

London duo Sam Bompas and Harry Parr blur the lines between food, architecture and experimental art.

This Isis installation used the optic principle of refraction to mediate and disperse the light of LED modules.
Discussion | Ruth McDermott | 19 Oct 2011

LED lighting

LEDs are changing the way we light the world. But making use of their potential may require new thinking on lighting design.

Super Pit gold mine in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, part of Now.
Discussion | Colin Martin | 28 Jul 2011

Venice Biennale: Now and When

Now and When: Australian Urbanism, co-curated by John Gollings and Ivan Rijavec.

The centrepiece with milled brass top divides the space.
Projects | Elana Castle | 1 Mar 2011


The Sydney Icarus boutique, by Lenny Wong, has an interior to match the hip New York fashion it sells.


A collection of objects celebrating the best of Australian design.
Discussion | Giovanna Dunmall | 15 Jun 2011

Matilda: London Design Festival

This exhibition celebrating Australian design featured many items well-loved at home but unknown internationally – until now.

The stand for modular lighting, which looked like a giant pinball machine, designed by Rotor group.
Discussion | Penny Craswell | 1 Mar 2011

Belgium: Interieur

The Interieur Design Biennale proves that energy, creativity and close curation are the best assets to any design fair.

Sleeping out of the box: living room of the flat, with assorted design furniture and objects.
Archive | Penny Craswell | 1 Dec 2012

Sleeping out of the Box & Sofie Lachaert B&B

Two tiny guesthouses in Belgium in simple white and filled with exquisite objects by Belgian designers and artisans.

The Glazy Days of Sun Rays by Narelle Dore.
People | Penny Craswell | 2 Mar 2011

Belgium: Narelle Dore in Antwerp

Australian fashion designer Narelle Dore lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

Just In Case Handkerchief by Linde Hermans.
Product | 1 Mar 2011

Belgian designers to watch

Contemporary, cutting edge and with a healthy sense of humour, the quality of Belgian design is impressive.

The downstairs kitchen is casual in all white.
Projects | Niki Kalms | 30 Jul 2011

The Millswyn

A historical flavour combines with a love of fine dining in Hecker Guthrie’s interiors for a new French brasserie in Melbourne.

The Waiting Room’s interior is mirrored and faceted like vintage crystal.
Projects | Marg Hearn | 24 Oct 2012

The Waiting Room and Spice Temple

Grant Cheyne and Neil Perry team up to create two Melbourne destinations: The Waiting Room and Spice Temple.

A Day in the Life

Olivia Shih (left) and Yoshihito Kashiwagi (right).
People | Olivia Shih and Yoshihito Kashiwagi | 23 Aug 2012

Facet Studio

Interior designers Olivia Shih and Yoshihito Kashiwagi are Facet Studio, based in Sydney and Osaka.

Facet Studio's Doshisya Kyotonabe Chapel, Kyoto, Japan.
People | Olivia Shih and Yoshihito Kashiwagi | 18 Feb 2016

Facet Studio

An interview with architects Olivia Shih and Yoshihito Kashiwagi of Sydney/Osaka-based Facet Studio.

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The main space with pink-nude-coloured walls and black-and-white chequerboard floor.
Projects | Cassie Hansen | 17 Feb 2012

Fleur Wood store

Fun, floaty and a little bit vintage, Fleur Wood’s signature approach to fashion served as the starting point for this store.