Artichoke, March 2015

Artichoke, March 2015


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


Artichoke issue 50.
Archive | Cassie Hansen | 27 Feb 2015

Artichoke 50 preview

An introduction to the March 2015 issue.


The dining room’s panelled wall displays artwork and vases, while the lower section is finished in warm brick tiles. Artwork: Rebekah Stuart.
Projects | Peter Davies | 4 Aug 2015

A heady home: Polperro Winery

Hecker Guthrie employs a domestic sensibility to bring warmth and informality to the cellar door experience.

A wrought-iron cage encloses a long timber table.
Projects | Judith Abell | 17 Jul 2015

Fusion palate: Frank Restaurant & Bar

Unapologetic and not too serious: Frank Restaurant and Bar, designed by Georgina Freeman Design, is the new kid in Hobart.

Amber-toned glass is used as feature walling to the keg room, and as lighting panel backdrops in the bar areas.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 5 Aug 2015

Scoundrelous seduction: The Charming Squire

Drawing from the story of convict-turned-brewer James Squire, Collins and Turner in collaboration with Baber Studio and D’Occhio created a “seductive piece of urban design” in the form of a brewhouse in South Brisbane.

The grand six-storey atrium carves out a glowing white canyon in the centre of the building.
Projects | Sing d'Arcy | 8 Jul 2015

Poetry in motion: Charles Perkins Centre

At The University of Sydney’s Camperdown/Darlington Campus, this education and research facility by FJMT and Building Studio is a “poetic” spatial experience.

The attica pop-up restaurant on the second floor featured a stunning canopy of coppiced branches and roses in light bulbs, designed by Joost Bakker.
Projects | Cassie Hansen | 10 Jun 2015

Floral tribute: Lexus Design Pavillion

Mim Design take inspiration from the spring blooms of Flemington to create a temporary marquee at the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Kennards self storage head office is “a series of spaces within a space.”
Projects | David Welsh | 4 May 2015

Colour blocking: Kennards Self Storage

In northern Sydney, SJB Interiors has created a new working environment for this storage company – a series of spaces that reflects the communal and relaxed ethos of the family-owned business.

Backlit, frosted glass and clear glass shelves position the glasses front and centre.
Projects | Michelle Bailey | 11 Jun 2015

Wonder room: Optiko

Stephen Cameron Architecture has designed an optical store that resembles a cabinet of curiosities.


Matthew Shang and Paul Semple of Distillery.
People | 31 Mar 2015

Profile: Distillery

Australians Matthew Shang and Paul Semple are the directors of Singapore-based design studio Distillery. Here, they talk about what they love and have learnt about Singapore.


Artichoke Night School Session sixteen speakers Stuart Krelle (Luchetti Krelle), Patricia Bondin, Antonia Pesenti (both of Make Creative) and Rachel Luchetti (Luchetti Krelle).
Discussion | Alicia Sciberras | 13 Nov 2014

Artichoke Night School No. 16: Design duos

Held in Sydney, Artichoke Night School session sixteen saw two award-winning design duos share the secrets of their successful creative partnerships.

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Beneath banana plant print wallpaper, another upstairs bar has painted steel Barfront and joinery detailing.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 31 Jul 2015

Local character: The Terminus Hotel

Techné Architecture and Interior Design and Sand Hill Road breathe new life into a much-loved Melbourne pub.

Mint-green tiles and oak timber give customers a fresh space to shop.
Projects | Anna McCooe | 17 Aug 2015

Local flavour: Prahran Grocer

Newly minted design studio We Are Huntly has played on the traditional 1950s grocer to make Prahran Grocer in Melbourne a truly pleasant place to do the shopping.