Artichoke, March 2012

Artichoke, March 2012


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


Bum steer: Oliver Kratzer on the true value of design
Archive | Oliver Kratzer | 21 Feb 2012

The true value of design

Oliver Kratzer’s introduction to Artichoke 38 as the president of the Design Institute of Australia.


Awkward Beauty marries jewellery and fashion.
News | 2 Mar 2012

Design events from Artichoke 38

Design events from around Australia.

Sparkk fabrics are designed and made in Sydney.
Ideas | 1 Mar 2012

Products from Artichoke 38

The latest design products.

Moooi section at Space Asia Hub.
People | Jan Henderson | 4 Jun 2012

Creative snapshot with Marcel Wanders

While in Singapore for the launch of the new Space Asia Hub, Marcel Wanders talked about design, life and Moooi.

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart.
Discussion | Lynn Churchill | 1 Mar 2012

The DIA WA Forum

This forum charted the subtle shifts that are changing the way we think, and featured five speakers on and around design.

Tilly Devine wine label by Parallax.
Award | 1 Mar 2012

2011 DIA SA award winners announced

The Laminex Group 2011 DIA SA Awards celebrated and supported the high achievers in the South Australian design industry.

At Artichoke Night School: (left to right) Rowena Cornwell, Geoff Bainbridge, Penny Craswell and Byron George.
Discussion | 1 Mar 2012

The sixth Artichoke Night School

Food and design was the topic of the sixth Artichoke Night School, held at Space in Brisbane.

Wolfgang Sievers, Club Bar, Menzies Hotel, Melbourne, 1965, chromogenic photograph.
Discussion | Colin Martin | 1 Mar 2012

Modern style in shutter city

An exhibition at the State Library of Victoria explores how modern photography was adopted and flourished in postwar Melbourne.

Milan International Furniture Fair, 2011.
Archive | 1 Mar 2012

Events from Artichoke 38

From exhibitions to trade fairs, from conferences to symposia.

Where They Create by P. Barbera.
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 5 Jun 2012

Where They Create

This book by P. Barbera proves that design can trigger an emotive response.

Wicked! Design on the Edge of Bad Taste by K. Bofinger.
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 16 Jun 2012

Wicked! Design on the Edge of Bad Taste

This book contains designs that are so wacky it’s hard to tell if they’re cool or horrible.

Light and Emotions: Exploring Lighting Cultures edited by V. Laganier & J. van der Pol.
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 18 Jun 2012

Light and Emotions

This book explores the work of lighting designers and how it changes according to context and culture.


Eni Australia by Hassell.
Award | 1 Mar 2012

DIA WA award winners announced in Perth

Interior and product designers were awarded in Perth for outstanding creations in professional and student categories.

A Day in the Life

Mardi Doherty and Fiona Lynch, directors of Doherty Lynch.
People | 2 Aug 2012

A day in the life: Doherty Lynch

Mardi Doherty and Fiona Lynch tell us what makes their Melbourne design studio tick.

More articles

Informal meeting areas jut out into the peripheral void above the stair.
Projects | Darragh O'Brien | 5 Jun 2012

AECOM, Sydney

This workplace by BVN provides connection through two impressive staircases.

A staircase in Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, by Antoni Gaudi.
Discussion | Darragh O'Brien | 18 Jun 2012

Essay: On Stairs

As well as being beautiful structures, stairs provide the possibility for serendipitous, unstructured encounters.

At QUT Kelvin Grove Library, a ceiling made of hundreds of old book covers adds drama to the staircase.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 2 Jul 2012

QUT Kelvin Grove Library

Peddle Thorp Architects and James Cubitt Architects transform a university library.

Enzie spiral staircase.
Product | 21 Jun 2012

Stairs – materials and construction

We look at products for creating stunning stairs, and one standout staircase.

Textile field by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec 
at the Victoria and Albert museum.

2011 London Design Festival

Two writers explore the 2011 festival, which included eclectic exhibitions, high-end design and architectural installations.

The spa is a lightweight structure on the roof, and provides amazing views of London.
Projects | Giovanna Dunmall | 22 Jun 2012

London: Spa at Four Seasons

Built on the flat roof of the Four Seasons, this spa by Eric Parry creates an oasis in the sky with views of London.

Spun Lamp by Evie Group.

Emerging design

From the conceptual to the real world, there is a wealth of emerging talent out there – we cherry pick a few of the best.

Live Element by Johnny Angelino.
Award | 1 Mar 2012

Artichoke Magazine Prize

A prize awarded to a final-year student in each of the interior design/architecture degree courses in Australia and New Zealand.

Themes representing nature are displayed in graphics throughout the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Discussion | Emily Cormack | 26 Jun 2012

Contemporary art in healing environments

With art a major contributor to patients’ ability to heal, we take a look at the positioning of art within hospitals.

Sweet enticement: the neon sign of Zumbo's Star City cafe.
Projects | Penny Craswell | 13 Jul 2012

Zumbo patisserie

This Sydney cafe by Luchetti Krelle for a confectionary king is a nod to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Hellenic republic, a “traditional taverna” by Mills Gorman Architects.
Discussion | Mark Scruby | 25 Jul 2012

Authentic eating

Are Australia’s dining choices any more authentic or sophisticated than they used to be?

Detail of the hand-blown glass orbs.
Projects | Elisha Buttler | 16 Jul 2012

Nobu restaurant

Singapore-based architect Michael Fiebrich gives the global Nobu brand a distinctively Western Australian restaurant.

Steel screens by Paul Dodd have sheet-music characters within their design.
Projects | Marg Hearn | 26 Jul 2012

My Mexican Cousin

In a pocket of the Melbourne Recital Centre, Six Degrees shapes an intimate restaurant and bar.

Limewashed ceiling beams create a linear effect in the Loft.
Projects | Cameron Bruhn | 6 Aug 2012

Melbourne Cup Carnival marquees

The Birdcage marquees at the Melbourne Cup Carnival are carefully orchestrated interiors for the theatre of social exchange.

The striking form of the building boasts an architecturally folded roof.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 10 May 2012


This Brisbane restaurant by Arkhefield features a stacked, curving timber wall that runs through the centre of the space.

Exposed beams on the bar and restaurant levels at Ms G’s.
Discussion | Robert Morley | 2 Aug 2012

Sydney raises the bar

Following a change in licensing laws, Sydney is seeing a range of new bars popping up, with design a key ingredient.

The main bar in black marble makes a brooding counterpoint to the restored sandstone.
Projects | Sing d'Arcy | 23 Jul 2012

Bar 100

A 150-year-old church in Sydney’s historic quarter, The Rocks, reincarnated as a bar by Woods Bagot.

Downstairs looking through to the kitchen at the rear.
Projects | Leta Keens | 1 Aug 2012

Jamie’s Italian restaurant

For Australia’s first Jamie’s Italian, Peck von Hartel has created a richly detailed interior expressing Jamie Oliver’s ethos.