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  • AIFE 2014

While it’s true the challenges for Australian design and manufacturing have never been greater, the fact is that these ever-important fields not only still exist, but continue to thrive. The successful ones are those that continue to innovate in product design, in process innovation and in marketing methods. In the furniture industry, there have always been shining beacons of success that show local design and manufacturing can indeed be sustainable and successful.

The inaugural Australian International Furniture Exhibition, which recently took place at the stunning Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, set out to showcase Australian design and manufacturing – both historically, and where it is now. The event was organised to increase consumer understanding of Australian furniture – and the evolution, innovation, talent, technologies, and rich culture behind it.

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Schiavello and Humanscale recently hosted ‘Economics of Ergonomics: Maximising Diverse and Agile Workplaces’ – an evening with one of the world’s foremost experts in workplace ergonomics, Professor Alan Hedge.

Indesign Live shares a recap of the event, and video addressing the importance of proactive ergonomic programs in today’s modern workplace.

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Representing the latest in a series of international events, last week Schiavello and Humanscale brought Professor Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE, back to Australia to present Economics of Ergonomics: Maximising Diverse and Agile Workplaces. As Director of Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell University, Hedge is one of the world’s foremost experts in ergonomics.

Designers, architects, ergonomists, media, and corporate leaders joined us at Schiavello’s Melbourne and Sydney Showrooms to hear the latest insights from Alan Hedge on why ergonomic designs are essential to a productive office.

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Prima Tower, Schiavello’s newest property development in Melbourne’s Southbank precint, is nearing completion.

Tony Schiavello, Governing Director and Executive Chairman of Schiavello Group, recently accompanied Planning Minister Matthew Guy and Channel 9 News on a tour, giving Melbourne a first look at the world-class amenities and views Prima offers. Six months ahead of construction, the 72 storey building is shaping up to be an icon of Southbank.

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Marking the relaunch of Tecno in Australia, Peter Schiavello, Managing Director of Schiavello Group, speaks with DQ editor Alice Blackwood about what the iconic brand brings to the local market, and how it complements Schiavello’s current offering. Schiavello’s Tecno launch event in Melbourne is also featured in DQ’s 54th issue.

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World leading ergonomist, Professor Alan Hedge speaks to DQ about designing for productivity, and the impact of workplace health and wellbeing on worker productivity. The story preempts Hedge’s recent visit to Australia to speak at Schiavello and Humanscale’s latest ergonomic forum, “The Economics of Ergonomics: Maximising diverse and agile workplaces.”

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Smart Company looks at how Telstra leverages deep insights to create purpose-built workspaces for its people. Comment from Schiavello workspace planner, Nick Tennant, is included in the piece, noting the  importance of  ‘activated spaces’ and catering to different work styles and work modes.

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Australia Post’s new purpose built South Australian corporate headquarters has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star – Interiors certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

Not only does this award reinforce Australia Post’s commitment to sustainability, but it also recognises the high quality of the design, fitout, and the expertise of the project teams who brought the organisation’s vision to life. Schiavello congratulates design and architecture practice Swanbury Penglase, and all parties involved in this exemplary project.

The Green Star rating system is a comprehensive, national, voluntary environmental rating system that evaluates the environmental design and construction of buildings and communities. To learn more about Green Star, please visit the GBCA website.

To learn more about the Australia Post South Australian Headquarters project, please visit Schiavello’s online project gallery.

  • Resilient X Workplace 2014
  • Resilient X Workplace 2014
  • Resilient X Workplace 2014
  • Resilient X Workplace 2014
  • Resilient X Workplace 2014

On Friday 27 June, Schiavello and Humanscale presented Resilient X Workplace, a discussion forum designed to address the many ways in which the modern workplace environment can be ergonomically designed to promote resilience and foster health. Held at the National Design Centre in Singapore, it was a unique, insightful evening that brought together leading minds from a range of disciplines: ergonomic design, workplace strategy, workplace health, interior design and interior architecture.

The event focused on three key areas: Ergonomic Design – how ergonomic design can support new ways of working to promote physical and psychological health; Needs of multi-generational workers – how this relates to designing workplaces and new ways of working; and Employee health – how current empirical research on workplace ergonomic design factors can promote resilience and foster health in the workplace.

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SA Builder, the official magazine for the Master Builders Association of South Australia, runs a feature story on Adelaide’s SKYCITY Casino upgrade, a Schiavello SA Construction project.

The feature highlights Schiavello’s highly specialist construction work for the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI), including the stair and escalator upgrade within the heritage-listed Adelaide Railway Station, as well as the construction of SKYCITY’s opulent Platinum Gaming Room, and Baccarat Pavilion.


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