It all began as a casual dinner among a group of foodie friends and colleagues. Then casual banter turned to the topic of what we all love to cook, which then progressed to much self-promotion of our skills in the kitchen. The Hot Black team issued a cook-off challenge to the Humanscale and Schiavello team to determine whose kitchen really rules!

The night was held at Smeg’s stunning new showroom in Collingwood. Smeg generously provided the use of their space and beautiful appliances as well as antipasto and drinks. Each team, decked out in personalized aprons, created a stunning main course and dessert, which was served to our ‘judges’, the team from Montlaur.

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Schiavello International in Canberra is proud to have been a part of the newly constructed $7 million John James Village facility in Garran, ACT.  The first purpose-built accommodation for blood cancer patients who are receiving treatment in Canberra, Schiavello provided loose furnishings for the six-apartment complex.

While people undergo treatment in Canberra for life threatening blood cancers such as leukaemia, myeloma and lymphoma, John James Village will provide dedicated accommodation for patients and their families without charge.

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In celebration of Schiavello’s 50th anniversary, Habitus Living and Contemporary featured a story on Schiavello’s collaboration with design luminary, Mari Funaki. The sculptural masterpiece located at Schiavello’s headquarters, is one of many fine examples of Schiavello’s commitment to design quality and excellence.

The digital complement to Habitus magazine, Habitus Living is a unique source of inspiration for ‘design hunters.’ Established by the Indesign Group, Contemporary was created as a go-to source for Perth’s growing architecture and design community.

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(inside) magazine has profiled Schiavello in their latest issue in celebration of the company’s milestone 50th anniversary.

Writer Gillian Serisier spoke with Schiavello International Director, Anton Schiavello, and has beautifully captured the company’s history, key achievements, and passion for innovative design.

Published bi-monthly, (inside) is the definitive handbook for every interior designer, showcasing the latest innovations, projects and products from Australia and abroad.

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Schiavello celebrated its milestone 50th anniversary on Wednesday 13th July.

Over 650 staff past and present, along with special guests gathered from around Australia and abroad to attend the black tie event held at Penninsula, Docklands.

A celebration of Schiavello’s history and Italian heritage, the Central Pier venue was transformed into a ‘night at the piazza’ complete with Italian inspired décor and music.

3AW’s David Mann hosted the evening and presented a touching ‘This Is Your Life’ tribute which gave a unique insight into the company’s foundations, growth and achievements. Former and present employees were invited to share stories live on stage alongside Tony, Joe and Peter Schiavello.

Australian comedian Shane Jacobson entertained guests as a roving reporter throughout the evening, in addition to live performances from opera singers and Italian duo, Kato. The evening was complemented with Atlantic Group’s first-class food and hospitality.

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At last month’s DENFAIR, Schiavello Principle of People and Culture, Keti Malkoski, joined Gavin Harris of futerspace and Bradford Gorman of Gorman/Birrell, for Workspace Beyond 2016: A panel discussion on the future of workplace.

Australian Design Review has recapped key talking points from the discussion which touched on insights on the many factors shaping our offices, the increasing integration of work and life, and how this will affect us in years to come.

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Publicity for Tango continues with a product feature by Contemporary, a Western Australia-focused online design hub. Established by the Indesign Group, the online hub was created in response to industry demand for a go-to source for WA’s growing architecture and design community.

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Back by popular demand, Prima Tower will once again open its doors for Open House Melbourne across the weekend of 30-31 July.

After tours for the Schiavello and PDG development sold out in record time in 2015, the invitation to participate for a second year running is testament to the building’s already-found iconic status.

With Melbourne’s population predicted to reach 6 million people by 2032, the demand for multi-residential housing is only strengthening. Visiting Prima Tower is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to explore one of the finest examples of multi-residential living in Melbourne.

In its ninth year, Open House Melbourne is a free event which aims to connect anyone with an interest in design with some of the city’s finest buildings and architecture. More than 100,000 people are expected to visit 140 buildings across the weekend.

The full program will be announced 1 July, visit www.openhousemelbourne.org for more info.

DENFAIR, Australia’s most exclusive design trade event, has again inspired the design community in 2016.

Interior designers, architects, stylists, decorators, specifiers and design enthusiasts attended the three-day curated event across 2-4 June at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Showcasing the latest in furniture and design, lighting and textiles from over 300 brands, the premier exhibition presented a strong focus on emerging and established Australian design talent.

Schiavello subsidiary MAP, debuted the new RIB chair at a standout display. The ‘technical’ themed stand focused on the exceptional design, manufacturing quality and engineering strength of the elegant and lightweight stackable chair. In addition, visitors had the opportunity to get up close and personal with designer, Chris Connell.

A jam-packed program also saw Schiavello Principle of People and Culture, Keti Malkoski, join Gavin Harris of futerspace and Bradford Gorman of Gorman/Birrell for ‘Workspace Beyond 2016: A panel discussion on the future of workplace’. The insightful discussion examined the challenges and strengths of the future workplace and delved into topics such as technology, people and employee wellness.

Doubling in size since launching last year, DENFAIR continues to provide an unprecedented platform for the interior and design industry to connect.

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An innovative office design created by a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Design School student is about to become a reality in Queen Street’s Central Plaza building with two industry leaders investing $350,000 to showcase the work.

Third year student Anna Carter won a design competition run by Central Plaza owner ISPT and Schiavello in Queensland. Now she is working in the real world to bring her design to life at ISPT’s premium office tower. Once complete, ISPT will invite existing and future customers to trial the 500m² space. It will also look to partner with industry groups to host events and functions to showcase the space.

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