Additional images of Melbourne Indesign installation

Just a quick update to my round-up of Melbourne Indesign last week. Space furniture has just sent through some wonderful new images of the Tanqueray Gin Palace by photographer Peter Bennetts.

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Eat Drink Design Pop Down by DesignOffice at Space furniture. Photography: Peter Bennetts.


The palace was designed by Melbourne studio DesignOffice in collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council, Britton Timbers and Architecture Media. Read more

Porcelain Bear showroom interiors unveiled

By Penny Craswell

When Gregory Bonasera and Anthony Raymond first got their hands on the building that was to become the Melbourne showroom of their design brand Porcelain Bear, it was one of the most graffiti-covered buildings in Collingwood.

Porcelain Bear showroom exterior. Photography: Dianna Snape
Porcelain Bear showroom exterior. Photography: Dianna Snape

Although it had most recently been used by an events company, the building’s original use was as an auto mechanic workshop, a history that was appealing to the pair. “There’s even evidence of an old petrol bowser in the driveway,” says Bonasera. “We love its history and its modernist, industrial aesthetic.” Read more