On their imagined river cruise vessel, Monocle’s The Escapist has chosen Nexus Designs as one of the essential ingredients in creating the perfect freshwater getaway.

“Recruiting Australian firm Nexus Designs, whose portfolio includes various maritime projects, we’ll incorporate a seafaring-inspired palette. Classy naval stripes and sea-rope detailing will be used sparingly. Expect sturdy, elegant furniture: Patricia Urquiola’s Husk Chair from B&B Italia, with shelled bottoms reminiscent of a boat hull, will be paired with tough-to-topple stools from Artek.”

Words by Nolan Giles & Marie-Sophie Schwarzer
Illustrations by Satoshi Hashimoto

We are thrilled that Domain magazine have recently chosen Nexus Designs, and our milestone 50 year anniversary, as the subject of their feature editorial. With interviews from Janne Faulkner, Harley Anstee and Sonia Simpfendorfer, Domain reveal the impact our work has had and continues to have across the Australian design landscape. Read the full article here.

One of our recent projects, Queens Domain, has been given a fantastic write-up thanks to Apartment Developments. Our own Lucy Marczyk discusses the interiors of Queens Domain, highlighting how we focused on residents’ wellbeing, using light, calming palettes and a raft of innovative and luxurious fittings. Read the full article here

“…The Lincoln was designed to suit the owner-occupier market and sold out very quickly due to the design of the apartments…” Thanks to The Urban Developer for your write-up of the recently completed Lincoln Apartments in South Yarra. Read the full article here and visit the project here

Our article on our recent trip to Milan Design Week has been published by ArchitectureAU. In this article we look at the 5 aspects of that has shaped Milan Design Week this year: Courage, Collaboration, Engagement, Discovery and Observation. Read the full article here

 

We’d like to thank everyone who attended our presentation event on 9th of May. Push Me Pull You, a report on the highlights and insights we gained from the recent 2017 Milan Design Week was a great success. Made possible by our wonderful hosts CULT and sponsor CSR Viridian, guests were treated to delicious antipasti provided by D.O.C, prosecco and wine from Tricolore Imports and of course an entertaining presentation from two of our senior designers.

The Nexus Designs Graphic Design team was asked by Dulux to design a colour card primarily focused on encouraging interest from architects and designers for commercial and high-end residential projects, and to communicate to these specifiers the product attributes.

The Product Development team were also invited to select and rationalise colours for the Duratec®, Duratec® Intensity®, Electro™ and Fluoroset® ranges. The result is an informative and inspiring brochure for specifiers.

Our project, Cider House, was featured in the March 2017 issue of Australian House & Garden magazine.

The palette was devised by Nexus Designs’ senior interior designer Karina Harvey. “The property has an old woodshed built from black oil-stained timbers,” says Sonia. “Karina loved this blackened timber against lush greenness, and she wanted to bring that into the interior.”

Read the full article here.

 

As a major sponsor of the Eat Drink Design Awards 2016, CSR Viridian approached Nexus Designs to produce an impactful communication piece for the event night.

Aware of the calibre of those attending the Awards night – from interior designers and architects to well-known hospitality figures – we knew we needed to push for a solution that was current, memorable and engaging. Realising it would be a powerful opportunity to showcase Viridian’s recently launched Interior & Decorative glass range, the idea of the glasshouse was born. The glasshouse would display different Interior & Decorative products, showcasing how each type interacts with light – from diffusion to reflection to texture.

Pushing the idea further, Nexus Designs collaborated with Loose Leaf, well-known botanical artists from Melbourne. Their installation of suspended plants and flowers added intrigue as visitors approached and walked into the space, discovering how the plants interacted with the glass and mirrors surrounding them.

By the end, we had 10 different Interior & Decorative products custom cut into 46 panels of toughened glass, weighing a total of 340kg. It was a herculean effort from all involved, and as the first – and very successful – glasshouse Viridian has produced, has set the benchmark for future displays.