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.

Nexus Designs is excited to announce the official launch of the CSR Viridian Glass Interior and Decorative product range.

Over the past year, Nexus Designs has been working with CSR Viridian Glass to audit, review and propose a new strategic direction and representation for their Interior & Decorative Product Range.

We have focused on the most unique feature of glass – light and how it interacts with glass. Our aim has been to inspire Architects and Interior Designers to consider using glass, not only for exterior applications but interior applications as well.

Harley Anstee, together with our Graphic Design team of Sally Evans, Edith Prakoso and Myra Murtagh, have explored how light can be Coloured, Diffused, Reflected, Imaged, Layered and even Invented, culminating in the naming of the six product ranges within Interior & Decorative – Spectra, Lumina, Mirra, Pixa, Scala and Futura.

This strategy has gone on to inform our design solutions for an extensive range of print collateral, packaging, photography and other marketing elements – be sure to check out our Mirra photoshoot starring Sizzler the sausage dog!

Select photography by Adrian Lander, Emma Barett and Parallax 

“It has that Australian flavour—it’s relaxed and understated rather than over the top”

– Sonia Simpfendorfer, Creative Director

 

Our latest project, The Hamptons New York, was featured on the January 2016 issue of Belle Magazine.

Photography by Jonny Valiant and styling by our own Lucy Marczyk.

 

 

 

 

 

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We would like to congratulate City of Melbourne for the official opening to Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre last week. There was an amazing selection of creative activities include: Arduino and 3D printer demonstrations by MakerBasics, hand script lettering course by Old School – The New School of Typography, 3d-selfie scan (see above!) by The Robots Are Coming, a showcase of Oculus Rift and a DIY virtual reality set using Kinect and Android-based mobile virtual headset by the Melbourne Library team, cooking demonstrations and a lot more!

If you haven’t been to the library – you might want to check out the events that are running there and their bookable facilities because it’s one of the most affordable meeting spaces we’ve seen so far in the city. Go to their website to check it out.