Artichoke, September 2012

Artichoke, September 2012


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


The Happy Place served as a seminar space at Designex.
Discussion | 1 Sep 2012

Design immersion, emerging design

A seminar space called The Happy Place and a glamorous bar provided some memorable settings at Designex (14–16 May 2012) in Sydney.

Vitamin Green
Discussion | Jill Pope | 1 Sep 2012

Vitamin Green

A powerful supplement for creativity and inspiration, showcasing over one hundred of the best contributions to sustainable design.

Hands On: Interactive design in print
Discussion | Cassie Hansen | 1 Sep 2012

Hands On: Interactive design in print

Profiles of designers whose work show the infinite and entertaining potential of the print medium.

Writing Design: Words and Objects
Discussion | Penny Craswell | 1 Sep 2012

Writing Design: Words and Objects

The relationship between design and writing is examined on a number of different levels.


Foscarini’s installation in Superstudio Più, Tortona.
Product | Giovanna Dunmall | 1 Sep 2012

Designer, Object, Brand

Giovanna Dunmall sums ups what the world’s key design manufacturers offered at the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair.

A Day in the Life

A day in the life: Mark Landini
People | 17 Oct 2012

A day in the life: Mark Landini

Retail and hospitality design specialist Mark Landini talks about running a small studio.

More articles

Protect Me From What I Want (recreation), (1983–85) by Jenny Holzer.
Discussion | Colin Martin | 2 Jan 2013

Postmodernism gets ‘the museum treatment’

Colin Martin reflects on a 2012 exhibition that explored the themes of postmodernism and commodity culture.

The Common Man: Terracotta tiles, red bricks and greenery represent Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.
Discussion | Tobias Horrocks | 31 Oct 2012

South Wharf

Restaurants, cafes and bars along Melbourne’s South Wharf Promenade reference the area’s maritime history.

Melbourne: The interior is based on a bespoke gentlemen’s salon.
Projects | Elana Castle | 1 Sep 2012


Twenty-five years have passed since the Aesop story began. We take a look at two recent additions.

Float sofa by Karim Rashid for Sancal.
Product | Giovanna Dunmall | 21 Nov 2012

Artichoke picks: Milan 2012

Artichoke magazine’s pick from the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair.

The Bulgari Hotel, London.
People | Jan Henderson | 1 Sep 2012

Antonio Citterio

Prolific and at ease with his craft, Antonio Citterio gives an insight into his design and architecture work at his Milan studio.

A slow-moving attendant clad in all white at Studio Toogood’s La Cura.
Discussion | Giovanna Dunmall | 19 Dec 2012

Experiments in technology & design

Changing technologies are driving a shift towards an experimental process-driven design.

Branca chair by Sam Hecht of Industrial Facility.
Discussion | Jan Henderson | 1 Sep 2012


Timber chairs are all the rage, but they are not just a trend for Mattiazzi.

The basement presentation area.
Projects | Cecilia Fabiani | 1 Sep 2012

Dodo Store

A store in the centre of Milan shows why Paola Navone is sought after as a creator of magical experiences.

Furl bowl by Adam Goodrum.
Product | 1 Sep 2012

Australian connection

Adam Goodrum and Nick Rennie launched new products at the Milan Furniture Fair.

The interiors of the domes feature aluminium foil and chandeliers.
Discussion | Jan Henderson | 1 Sep 2012

The Secret Garden

This project by Paola Navone and Zaha Hadid features flashes of electric blue among a botanical oasis in urban Milan.

Gas on Glass cooktop.
Product | 1 Sep 2012

Kitchen & Bathroom

The bathroom and kitchen exhibitions at the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair featured innovations in technology and materials.

Discarded books live anew as a wall in Deakin Waurn Ponds Library by Six Degrees Architects.
Discussion | Darragh O'Brien | 19 Dec 2012

When time is immaterial

The adaptive reuse of materials allows for the retrieval of lost spaces in the creation of new ones.

Stripped-back arches and cornices contrast with new smooth concrete.
Projects | Penny Craswell | 24 Oct 2012

The Apollo restaurant

The Apollo restaurant in Sydney, with interiors by George Livissianis, peels back layers of the building’s history.

The large custom-made steel barn door opens the bar onto the lane.
Projects | Shane Thompson | 8 Nov 2012

Super Whatnot

An inner-Brisbane laneway bar by Marc & Co uses its gritty setting inside an old loading dock to advantage.

Coffee alchemy at Melbourne Cafe Plantation.
Discussion | Elana Castle | 13 Feb 2013

Caffeine-fuelled design

How a region-wide caffeine addiction spawned an innovative coffee culture and distinct design aesthetic.

Semicircular sections of the upper floor are removed to let light in.
Projects | Marcus Costello | 8 Nov 2012

Reuben Hills

Melbourne practice Herbert & Mason give Sydney a chic shrine to coffee in a former printing factory in Surry Hills.

The interiors have recycled and vernacular layers.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 7 Dec 2012

Bridge Hotel

Techne Architects revives a Melbourne pub with fictional narratives and building salvage.

Timber and brass dominate the main restaurant and bar.
Projects | Mark Scruby | 9 Nov 2012

Hell of the North

For a local bar and bistro in Fitzroy, SMLWRLD architects use a firey yellow and bluestone as the signature.

Moody lighting and a variety of unique artworks create a theatrical atmosphere at The Blocks.
Projects | Penny Craswell | 1 Sep 2012

The Blocks

A multisensory installation by London design practice Studio Toogood that demystifies wine.

The film must be shown inside with the audience seated on 3-seater sofas laid out in a grid.
Discussion | Penny Craswell | 1 Sep 2012

The Clock

Created by artist Christian Marclay The Clock is a twenty-four-hour artwork and timepiece.

The production subtly melded the textural, sensual and technical.
Discussion | Pippa Dickson | 10 Jan 2013

The Barbarians

Liminal Spaces created an immersive, experiential and highly intelligent set design for the opera The Barbarians.