Artichoke, September 2016

Artichoke, September 2016


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


Artichoke issue 56.
Archive | Cassie Hansen | 30 Aug 2016

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An introduction to the September 2016 issue


The designers have made small moves to create a playful space that captures and reflects the beachfront light.
Projects | Judith Abell | 8 Mar 2017

Beach vibes: The Salty Dog Hotel

In Hobart, Brustman + Boyde in collaboration with Pippa Dickson have turned a 1970s beachside motel into a fun and friendly bar and dining space that references Australian coastal vernacular.

Vietnamese food markets typically feature a variety of vendors. in reference to this concept, So 9 has different stations and zones for the restaurant’s different specialties.
Projects | Sing d'Arcy | 13 Jan 2017

Stroke of luck: So 9

In Waterloo, Sydney, design firm BrandWorks has used a little thing called luck to create So 9, a refined and minimal Vietnamese restaurant.

The timber screen was used to zone the dining space. The exact placement of the timber arch aligns with the two-toned circle on the back wall.
Projects | Susanne Kennedy | 11 Jan 2017

Mint condition: The Penny Drop

At the base of the new Australian Taxation Office building in Melbourne’s Box Hill, this new cafe by We Are Huntly plays on the concept of “penny dropping.”

The Noma Australia pop-up was a major drawcard to the new Barangaroo precinct in Sydney.
Projects | David Welsh | 21 Dec 2016

Great Dane: Noma Australia

How do you design a ten-week pop-up restaurant in Sydney with a 27,000-person waitlist, for one of the most famous chefs in the world? Foolscap Studio has the answer.

The design of Hues Hair uses bold colour and simple geometry to lend the interior a sense of order and unity.
Projects | Ella Leoncio | 4 May 2017

A cut above: Hues Hair

Inspired by the Memphis Group, architect Adriana Hanna uses playful colour and sharp shapes to create a Melbourne hair salon that’s a cut above the rest.

Round edges, including on the ottomans and cylindrical pendant lights, mimic the fluid lines of the spiral staircases.
Projects | Michelle Bailey | 1 May 2017

A lyrical labyrinth: Research Learning Centre

M3architecture took inspiration from a labyrinthian library featured in a children’s book for the design of this research and learning centre at Brisbane Girls Grammar School.


Five small-scale workshop pods act as a tiny precinct within the warehouse space.
Projects | Hayley Curnow | 3 Mar 2017

Claisebrook Design Community

CODA Studio has converted a sleepy warehouse in a forgotten pocket of East Perth into a contemporary co-working space that offers areas to think, create, gather and eat.

106 Flinders Street is a residential-like space in which the client can work, meet and entertain.
Projects | Susanne Kennedy | 25 Jan 2017

Comforting seamlessness: 106 Flinders Street

Bates Smart has rethought the conventional workplace in its design of an office for an architectural physicist in Melbourne’s CBD.


Designer Dale Hardiman’s table appeared like colourful globules of bubblegum and was made from a biodegradable and food- safe polyester plastic.
Discussion | Linda Cheng | 22 Nov 2016

Dinner arty: Best of the Best 2016

Some of Australia’s artistic and design elite took on the art of table decorating for Best of the Best, an exhibition in the National Gallery of Victoria’s Great Hall that raised funds for the acquisition of artworks.