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We were delighted to once again explore cutting edge, international design at this year’s Salone del Mobile at Milan Design Week 2023.

Fondazione Prada

Choice sconce
Tom Dixon

Do Frame Tape
Droog + Martí Guixé

The Art of a Line
Marijke De Cock


Dear friends
Margaux de Penfentenyo

Leight Tree
Nanda Vigo

Ronan Boucoullec for Flos

Exhibition @ Galrie Philia

Exsitu_019 shelves
Niclas Wolf

Public Space with Private Intentions
Mira Bergh + Josefin Zachrisson

Grid pendant + Bulla sconce
Studio Thier & Van Daalen

Ecart International + Chloe Valette

A LOT of Brazil
Pedro Franca

Plush Garden
Alexandre Delasalle

The Cobalt Room
La Praire + Sabine Marcelis

The Sculpted Series
Gufram + Snarkitecture

Atelier Areti installation

Echoes, 50 years of iMaestri

Louise @ Echoes

Zahava sits down with The Urban Developer to reflect on 21 years of Move-in.

Read the article here.

Our Collaborator Series shines a light on the local makers and do-ers we have the pleasure of working with at Move-in. Each month we sit down and ask what they are thinking about and working on. 

Meet Sarah Ellison

Based in Byron Bay, Sarah worked as a professional stylist for many years before launching her namesake furniture and home accessories label in 2017.

We have recently used Sarah’s pieces in the social spaces at Far East Consortium’s West Side Place and the 640 Bourke Street Display Suite.
Here are a few words we shared:

What elements of fashion are resonant in your collections?

I like the pieces in my collections to feel like your favourite coat or pair of leather shoes, it’s important that my designs are tactile and feel great to touch, just like beautiful fashion. I also like the idea of layering to design a room, much like when you are putting together an outfit. I like combining texture and pattern, material and scale and bringing them all together to create something unique.

Above: Photography by Dave Wheeler

There is a discernible element of nostalgia in your work- which decade has had the most influence?

So far it has been the 1970’s, maybe because they are my earliest memories of design as a child. But I also love the confidence of 70’s interior design, so bold and experimental, comfortable, and textured. I love all periods in design, each one has something to take away. I’m fining myself drawn to elements of the 1950s at the moment and a few of these characteristics have been appearing in some new designs we are working on.

Above: Photography by Dave Wheeler

Your practice incorporates furniture, objects and styling – do you feel there is a symbiotic relationship between these things, and how do they rely on and influence each other? 

I think because my background was in styling, it definitely informs the way that I work and my process. When I’m designing furniture, I’m usually not just thinking about that piece singularly but thinking about what kind of space it would work in, what it would add to the room aesthetically and how it would play off of other things in the space. From my styling work I became well aware of the gaps in the market and that sometimes informs me also, not from a commercial perspective but more from the point of view of pieces I want but can’t find in Australia – or at a reasonable price point.

Above: Photography by Dave Wheeler

Our Collaborator Series shines a light on the local makers and do-ers we have the pleasure of working with at Move-in. Each month we sit down and ask what they are thinking about and working on. 

Meet Dale & Adam co founders of Dowel Jones 

Born out of a university partnership in 2014, Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch have been growing their business and enhancing the interiors of both domestic and commercial spaces with their inspired and robust designs ever since.

Based in Geelong, Dowel Jones focus on quality craftsmanship and good design. They have won numerous awards for products both nationally and internationally and we are proud to have collaborated with them on many of our projects.  

Adam Lynch and Dale Hardiman, photography by Lillie Thompson

In what ways do you think furniture design is different to other design disciplines?

Furniture pieces are very intimate and personal, as we spend most of our days either touching or being surrounded by them. Furniture and designed objects are incredibly interesting typologies, as they are so widely understood in their use that they can easily communicate broader concepts, e.g. societal issues, the environment (other than sitting comfortably). As objects such as furniture can be created within a day, they are great markers of history. 

Sister Chair, photography by Cricket Studio

What changes has the industry seen this decade and what do you consider the main drivers of change will be over the next decade?

We’ve seen a rise in interest from the public and industry for transparency, where the things we fill our homes and interiors with are made and how they are made. We see the main drivers of change over the next 10 years will be accountability, websites and social media can paint a very different picture to what a company is really doing and thinking! The largest change the industry has seen in the last 10 years is the rise of social media and the potential to reach huge audiences without needing to spend huge sums of money on advertising. A brand like ours can produce its first product, and reach 1,000s if not 10,000s of people without leaving their home in their first year of operation. 

Blossom Pendant + Coffee Table, photography by Cricket Studio

What is it about the idea of ‘never growing up’ that influenced the piece recently acquired by the NGV, and how does your personal philosophy find its way into what you do?

The Never Grow Up piece originally came from the idea of bringing something back from an international exhibition, with it’s creation taking place within the exhibition, rather than sending over a completed work. The Never Grow Up concept explored when we are younger, we are far less constrained with our creativity, we draw on everything, without ego, which can be a kind of meditation. The actual work we would say, was the act of the people freely marking the bench, knowing they couldn’t amend or change what they had drawn. Pieces such as Never Grow Up allow us to explore our personal philosophies in a more profound way, outside of needing to be a comfortable chair at a particular price point.

Half Hurdle Chair, photography by Cricket Studio

Autumn News

Breathing easy…

After a turbulent start to the year, it finally feels like there is some breathing room.  Autumn brings with it the sentiments of transformation; with crisp mornings and sunny skies – this is Melbourne’s best month. 

As the vestiges of 2020’s New Normal fall away, we make room for a New New Normal to emerge and grow. Thank you to all of our collaborators and friends who have stood beside us over these strange and changing seasons past.

Move-in × West Side Place 

We went with Dark and Moody for Queens Place, the new residential project by 3L Alliance in the heart of Melbourne. We worked on the FF&E curation for the private spaces including the cinema, karaoke room and wine tasting areas.

Move-in × Journal Student Living

Making student rooms feel comfortable and cosy is often like Tetris. Combining functionality in a compact space, with a sense of curated care is always top on our list when working on Student Accommodation projects.

From furniture to joinery and styling, creating a home away from home is a good feeling. The student rooms and social spaces at Journal Student Living are testimony to the care shown across their projects.

Move-in × Current Mood

Taking the trope of the Australian wildlife and landscape, Move-in designer Stephanie has been weaving some magic into an FF&E concept for a for a new project.