Future Design Fridays

Last week Susanna was invited to speak at the latest installation of Future Design Friday's. The theme of the night was 'Appetite for more – Does beautiful cutlery equal market cut-through? The discussion centred around the role of graphic and interior design and architecture in creating and developing unique and effective permanent and temporary hospitality spaces. Other speakers included Dom Roberts from Mash Design, Graham Charbonneau and Dave Bickmore from Studio Gram and Keith Dougal from Woods Bagot. It was an inspiring night filled with talk of our two favourite topics, food and design!

The story of DIRPTADO

Late last year we were approached by a client looking for 'something' to represent their company's core values.  These were DI – Deliberate Outcomes, RP – Resilient Partnerships, TA – Tailored Approach, and DO – Deliberate Outcomes. There was no limit to what form this ‘thing’ might take except that it needed to be light enough to carry to the bar down the road, or to bring along to a work function. From this exciting brief DIRPTADO was born. Dirptado is made up of four solid timber 'mouth' pieces, each representing a core value and two different copper 'heads' which speak of partnerships and give DIRPTADO a personality of his own. The final piece was handcrafted by the Jam factory and has been embraced wholly by the client and his staff.

Enoki lights up House and Garden Magazine

The Enoki Cumulus and Cumulus Nude 260 have been spotted lighting up the pages of the Australian House and Garden Magazine. Check them out on page 43 and 77 of the September Issue. For more information on any of our products see our website and for your chance to win one of the new Cumulus Nude 260's visit us at Melbourne Indesign next week in the Galleria.

Support Australian made!

Here at Enoki, when it comes to creating our own furniture range or specifying for an interior project we are all about Australian made and supporting our local craftsman. One of our furniture suppliers Koskela has created a beautiful video addressing this issue and how vital it is to the quality of their product, to have a close relationship with their local manufacturers. Check it out on the Koskela website and support Australian made!

Koskela + Made In Australia from Koskela on Vimeo.

28 Days to go!

There are only 28 days to go until we will be exhibiting at Melbourne Indesign! Come and check us out at Galleria, 17-23 Wills Street Melbourne CBD. Join us for a wine while you peruse the latest members of the product family, the Cumulus Nude pendants and the Woof stool. Our original Cumulus pendant is also featured in an article on the Melbourne Indesign website today discussing the de-corporatisation of the workplace. Check it out and come and visit us in Melbourne!

North Adelaide Residence 2

Here’s a little sneak peek into a residence completed late last year by the Enoki interior team, in conjunction with Butcher Brown Architects. Pictured is a sample of stage one works. The internal spaces are filled with warmth and an element of luxury, through the layering of materials, textures and an array of furniture and fittings. Enoki was engaged to design a number of custom items, including a solid Walnut desk with inlaid leather, beautifully crafted by Gareth Brown. Refined detail was key throughout the building works, producing a highly polished result. Photography by Simon Vaughan.

Alex represents Enoki at the CEFPI conference 2014

Just over a week ago, 520 delegates made their way from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States, to Adelaide Oval for the annual CEFPI conference. CEFPI, Council of Educational Facility Planners International, is an organisation focused purely on educational facilities and in particular the relationship between designers, planners and educators. Alex participated as a delegate, as well as being a member of the Mayfield Project SA Chapter. The Mayfield Project is a research program for Young Professionals, coordinated through CEFPI Australasia. This year the SA Chapter focused on learning environments and how they affect/aid learning. These spaces are a crucial part of everyone’s lives and how these environments will develop in the coming decades will only be for the better.

Introducing the Woof Stool!

Say hello to the newest member of the Enoki product family - the Woof stool! Available as both a low and bar height stool, with three different configurations for the footrest and a range of different colours, the options are limitless! Get in touch for more information on these newbies who will be making their debut at Melbourne Indesign in August!

2014 Australian Interior Design Awards

Earlier this year Susanna was asked to be on the jury for the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards. The ceremony was held last weekend, at the Hilton Sydney Ballroom and a great night was had by all. Others on the design jury included Matthew Blain (Hassell, NSW), Hamish Guthrie (Hecker Guthrie, Vic), Victoria Judge (Smart Design Studio, NSW), Paul Kelly (Paul Kelly Design, NSW), Geraldine Maher (Jackson Architecture, Vic), Ryan Russell (Russell & George, Vic), and Christina Waterson (Christina Waterson Studio, Qld). This year, Loft Apartment in West Melbourne by Adrian Amore Architects received the Premier Award for Interior Design Excellence and Innovation, as well as the Residential Design award. To check out more news from the night and other winning projects visit the official website.

Totem poles at Glen Osmond Primary School

Earlier this year we posted about project we were working on with the year one and two students of Glen Osmond Primary School. Here are the results! Over a number of sessions, the students each imagined and designed their own animals and painted them onto a number of totem poles that were erected in the school grounds. The outcome is a vibrant installation that the students can look back to in the coming years, a lasting contribution to the personality of their school. In the words of one of the students 'they look epic!".

Enoki at Melbourne Indesign 2014!

We are very excited to announce we will be exhibiting at Melbourne Indesign this year in August! We can't wait to stun the Melbourne crowd with our new shadeless cumulus range! We'll keep you updated with where we will be located, make sure you put us on your list of places to check out!

The Enoki Element Cushion Range

Introducing the Element cushion! This rich and rustic range of cushions is now available through selected stockists or directly through us at Enoki. You can snap up your own for $120, they look stunning as a set of three on a sofa or bed head!

Enoki on Inside Living

The Prospect residence has been featured this week on the architecture and interiors website Inside Living. Check out the full story and images here.

Pasta Deli opens it's doors!

A long time client of Enoki, Pasta Deli has opened it's new store in the renovated old fire station on Glynburn road in Glynde! Here is a quick snap we took when we went to visit last week. The deli offers fresh pasta, salads, meats and cheeses with the option to take away or dine in store. Go grab some delicious pasta on your way home tonight!

Cumulus in Habitus Magazine

Check out the latest issue of Habitus magazine to find the Cumulus strutting it's stuff in the lightbox feature 'Cool and Calm' on page 44 alongside some other beautiful products marrying primitive with the contemporary.

Back to school again

We are very excited at Enoki to be working on another graphics project with a class from Glen Osmond Primary School. We will be working with the year one and two students to create some colourful totem poles for the school yard. We had our first class with the students this week to introduce the project and do some initial drawings. The students took part in a guided meditation at the beginning of the class where they each imagined an animal in a forest. They then went back to their desks to draw the animal they saw and these are some of the results!

Pickle in the Middle pop-up hits the Markets!

Soon to open sandwich bar Pickle in the Middle, has launched a pop-up stall in the Adelaide central Markets and both the graphics and interior teams at Enoki have been lending a hand to get the space looking awesome! The Pickle in the Middle pop-up stall will be open from tomorrow (18th of March) with many delicious treats on offer including tasting plates of home made pickles and create-your-own-adventure toasties. Make sure to head in to the markets and check it out!

Pasta Deli flagship store

Both the Enoki interior and graphics teams have been working closely with the owners of Pasta Deli on the design of their new flagship store in Glynde. The building was originally a fire station, giving the space a unique character and feel. The interior is still underway, but the front signage has just gone up and is looking great! We will keep you updated with the progress of the project, so keep your eye on the blog!

Happy New Year!

Happy New year everyone! We wish you all a year full of fun and creativity.What a lovely surprise it is to arrive back to work for a fresh new 2014 and be greeted with the results from a great project in 2013. We couldn't help but share with you a sneak peak of this sleek and stylish Prospect residence. We will have the full story up on the website asap so keep your eyes peeled.

Look what's new on the website!

We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Enoki product family, the 260 Cumulus! Launched recently at Designer's Saturday, the 260 is now on our website and ready for orders. Available in a range of colours, these beauties look great alone and stunning in a cluster. Check out the Enoki website for more details or to place an order.

Christmas for architecture lovers!

Are you looking for a last minute christmas pressie for the architect lovers in your life? We just received the New Suburban book by Stuart Harrison featuring thirty houses from around Australia and New Zealand that offer brilliant alternatives through intelligent and original architecture. The Brammy Kyprianou residence features on page 224, an Enoki collaboration with Troppo architects. Happy browsing!

Cumulus in Belle Magazine

Pick up the latest issue of Belle magazine and flick through to the article on the beautiful Northern beaches home on page 195 where you'll find the Enoki Cumulus floating in a gorgeous light, white bedroom fitout. For more info on the Cumulus visit our website and keep your eyes peeled for the new 260 Cumulus which will be up soon!

Fun at the DIA Awards

We had an absolute corker of a night at the DIA Awards this year, held at the Adelaide Gaol. We were very excited to be awarded Silver for the branding of the Warradale Hotel. Go and check out the graphics for yourself over a pint at the Warradale or visit our website for the full story.

A recent site visit!

Here are a few snaps from a site visit we went on today to check the progress of a project we are working on for a government workplace. This is another collaborative project between our interior and graphics departments and is looking great! We can't wait to see and share with you the final images from the photoshoot.

The Live Stock Fund

Recently, Judd and Susanna's eldest daughter took her primary school project on enterprise to the next level, creating a range of four tea towels to raise money for Oxfam. Ivy drew four animals that Oxfam could provide for people in need. These included a pig, a donkey, a duck and a goat, then with the help of mum and dad she screen printed them on to tea towels and sold them to her classmates for $7 a pop. Ivy raised $210 and sold out before recess on her first day!

Designer's Saturday 2013!

What a great day! We had such an amazing time at Designer's Saturday this year, thank you to everyone who dropped by our fiesta! The sun was shining, the sangria flowing and the delectable Paella was cooked before our very eyes! The day was also the launch of our latest products the 260 Cumulus (below) and our Element cushions (below). We received such a great response for these new products and we are very excited for the coming year! Thank you also to our very talented collaborators Agostino and Brown, Archilux, A.nouk, Gareth Brown, Wax and of course our awesome host for the day 1000 Chairs!